Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards

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Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards
The 34th Hong Kong Film Awards have named Ann Hui's epic drama The Golden Era Best Film of the year, with Hui taking the Best Director prize. The film, which stars Tang Wei as famed Chinese writer Xiao Hong, won five awards on the night, including Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costumes & Make-Up.

Tang missed out on the Best Actress prize, which went to Zhao Wei for Peter Chan's Dearest, while Lau Ching Wan was named Best Actor for his turn in Overheard 3, one of three awards for Alan Mak and Felix Chong's surveillance threequel. It also won in the Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (for Kenneth Tsang) categories. Meanwhile, Ivana Wong scored an impressive double, winning both the Best Supporting Actress and Best Newcomer awards for her turn in Golden Chicken$$$.

Elsewhere, John Woo's The Crossing Part 1 picked up Best Editing and Best Sound Effects, Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Jungle won Best Action Choreography for Donnie Yen, Rise of the Legend won Best Visual Effects, Fruit Chan's The Midnight After won Best Score, Pang Ho Cheung's Aberdeen won Best Song and Daniel Lee was named Best New Director for Insanity. Zhang Yimou's Coming Home was named Best Film from Mainland or Taiwan.

For a full list of the evening's winners, visit the HKFA's official website, and for a running commentary of the ceremony, check out the live blog over at Love HK Film.

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