Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee And The Mystery of The Phantom Flame scooped six prizes at this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, while kung-fu tribute Gallants picked up best film and three other awards.
Tsui won best director for Dee, which was also awarded best actress for Carina Lau, best art direction, best costume and make-up design, best sound design and best visual effects.
Gallants also won best supporting actor and actress for Teddy Robin and Susan Shaw and best original score, which also went to rock musician turned filmmaker Robin.
Nicholas Tse was awarded best actor for his role as a police informant in Dante Lam’s crime thriller The Stool Pigeon, while best new performer went to Hanjin Tan for Bruce Lee, My Brother.
Best screenplay went to Pang Ho-cheung’s critically acclaimed romantic comedy Love In A Puff, scripted by Pang and Heiward Mak, while honours for best action choreography went to Sammo Hung for Ip Man 2.
The award for best Asian film went to Japan’s Confessions, which beat China’s Aftershock and Under The Hawthorn Tree, directed by Zhang Yimou, and two films from Taiwan – Monga and Seven Days In Heaven.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Best film: Gallants
Best director: Tsui Hark, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Best screenplay: Pang Ho-cheung & Heiward Mak, Love In a Puff
Best actor: Nicholas Tse, The Stool Pigeon
Best actress: Carina Lau, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Best supporting actor: Teddy Robin, Gallants
Best supporting actress: Susan Shaw, Gallants
Best new performer: Hanjin Tan, Bruce Lee, My Brother
Best cinematography: Peter Pau, Confucius
Best film editing: Cheung Ka-fai, Ip Man 2
Best art direction: James Choo, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Best costume and make-up design: Bruce Yu, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Best action choreography: Sammo Hung, Ip Man 2
Best original film score: Teddy Robin & Tommy Wai, Gallants
Best original film song: Jun Kung, Here to Stay
Best sound design: Wang Danrong & Zhao Nan, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Best visual effects: Lee Yong-gi & Nam Sang-woo, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Best new director: Felix Chong, Once a Gangster
Best Asian film: Confessions (Japan)
Professional achievement: Willie Chan
Lifetime achievement: Terry Lai