Edko Films’ Cold War swept the Hong Kong Film Awards on Saturday night, winning nine prizes including best picture.
The crime drama also scooped best director for newcomers Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, who also took the best screenplay award; best actor for Tony Leung Ka-fai; best new artist for Alex Tsui; and best editing, film score, sound design and visual effects.
Co-produced by Edko, Irresistable and Sil-Metropole Organisation, the film managed the rare achievement last year of being a hit both in Hong Kong and China, grossing $5.52m just in Hong Kong.
Apart from Cold War, only Pang Ho Cheung’s Vulgaria and Wong Jing’s The Last Tycoon won more than one award. Vulgaria took best supporting actor for Ronald Cheng’s performance and best supporting actress for Dada Chen. The Last Tycoon took prizes for best art direction and best original song.
Miriam Yeung was awarded best actress for her role in Pang Ho Cheung’s Love In The Buff. Other award winners included The Silent War, which took best cinematography; Nightfall (best new director for Roy Chow); The Great Magician (best costume design & make-up); and Chinese Zodiac, which landed Jackie Chan and He Jun the award for best action design.
Feng Xiaogang’s Back To 1942 took the award for best film from China and Taiwan.
2013 HONG KONG FILM AWARDS WINNERS:
Best Picture – Cold War
Best Director – Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)
Best Actor – Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Cold War)
Best Actress – Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah (Love In The Buff)
Best Supporting Actor – Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei (Vulgaria)
Best Supporting Actress – Dada Chen (Vulgaria)
Best Screenplay – Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)
Best New Artist – Alex Tsui Ka-Kit (Cold War)
Best Cinematography – Anthony Pun Yiu-Ming (The Silent War)
Best Editing – Kwong Chi-Leung, Wong Hoi (Cold War)
Best Art Direction – Yee Chung-Man, Eric Lam Che-Kiu (The Last Tycoon)
Best Costume Design and Make-Up – Yee Chung-Man, Jessie Dai (The Great Magician)
Best Action Design – Jackie Chan, He Jun (Chinese Zodiac)
Best Original Film Score – Peter Kam Pui-Tat (Cold War)
Best Original Song – The Last Tycoon (Performer: Jacky Cheung)
Best Sound Design – Kinson Tsang King-Cheung (Cold War)
Best Visual Effects – Cheng Man-Ching (Cold War)
Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan – Back To 1942 (China)
Best New Director – Roy Chow Hin-Yeung (Nightfall)
Lifetime Achievement Award – Ng See-Yuen
Professional Achievement Award – Ko Tin-Yue and Lui Lai-Wah (Film processing)
The Pioneer Award – Lois Lebegue, managing director, Asia Pacific, Eastman Kodak