Stephen Chow's Kung-fuHustle heads the pack in the nominations for this year's Hong Kong FilmAwards, bagging 16 nods including best film, best director and best actor forChow.

The box office smash wasnominated in every category apart from best supporting actress and best song.It picked up two best supporting actor nods for Chan Kwok Kwan and martial artslegend Yuen Wah. Yuen Qiu, also a kung-fu veteran, picked up a best actress nodfor her role as a chain-smoking landlady with a deadly secret skill.

Wong Kar Wai's 2046came close behind with 12 nominations including best film, best director, bestactor for Tony Leung Chiu-wai and best actress for Zhang Ziyi. Derek Yee's OneNite In Mongkok, about a mainland immigrant adrift in Hong Kong, picked up11 nominations including best film, best director, best actress for CeciliaCheung and two best actor nods for Alex Fong and Daniel Wu.

Benny Chan's New PoliceStory scored eight nods including best film, best director and best actorfor Jackie Chan. Johnnie To's Breaking News rounds out both the bestfilm and best director categories and picked up four nods in all.

Hong Kong-basedcinematographer Chris Doyle was nominated twice for 2046 and FruitChan's Dumplings. Chan's film picked up five nominations in allincluding best screenplay (Lilian Lee), best supporting actor (Tony LeungKa-fai) and best supporting actress (Bai Ling).

This year the Hong Kong FilmAwards (March 27) will be held as part of the first ever Entertainment ExpoHong Kong which combines all the territory's major film and music events.

The awards ceremony is alsobeing expanded - it will be held in a much larger venue, the Hong Kong Coliseum- and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Chinese cinema. Majorstars and directors from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, including Zhang Yimou,Hou Hsiao-Hsien and nominated actress Zhang Ziyi, have been invited to attend.

Best Film
Breaking News
Kung-Fu Hustle
One Nite In Mongkok
New Police Story

Best Director
Wong Kar Wai (2046)
Johnnie To Kei-Fung (Breaking News)
Stephen Chow (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Derek Yee Tung-Sing (One Nite In Mongkok)
Benny Chan (New Police Story)

Best Screenplay
Wong Kar Wai (2046)
Gordon Chan & Chung Kai Cheong (A-1)
Stephen Chow, Tsang Kan Cheong, Lola Huo & Chan Man Keung (Kung-FuHustle)
Derek Yee Tung-Sing (One Nite In Mongkok)
Lilian Lee (Dumplings)

Best Actor
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (2046)
Stephen Chow (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Alex Fong (One Nite In Mongkok)
Daniel Wu (One Nite In Mongkok)
Jackie Chan (New Police Story)

Best Actress
Zhang Ziyi (2046)
Sylvia Chang (20:30:40)
Yuen Qiu (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Cecilia Cheung (One Nite In Mongkok)
Karena Lam (Koma)

Best Supporting Actor
Yuen Wah (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Chan Kwok Kwan (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Chim Sui Man (Driving Miss Wealthy)
Daniel Wu (New Police Story)
Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Dumplings)

Best Supporting Actress
Kate Yeung (20:30:40)
Maggie Shiu (Breaking News)
Candy Lo (Six Strong Guys)
Jenny Woo (Yesterday Once More)
Bai Ling (Dumplings)

Best New Performer
Jaycee Chan (The Twins Effect II)
Huang Sheng Yi (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Race Wong (AB-Normal Beauty)
Teresa Cheung (Colour Blossoms)
Tian Yuan (Butterfly)

Best Cinematography
Christopher Doyle, Lai Yiu Fai &Kwan Pun Leung (2046)
Pun Yiu Ming (Leaving Me Loving You)
Poon Hang Sang (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Venus Keung Kwok-Man (One Nite In Mongkok)
Christopher Doyle (Dumplings)

Best Film Editing

William Chang Suk-Ping (2046)
David Richardson (Breaking News)
Angie Lam (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Cheung Ka Fai (One Nite In Mongkok)
Yau Chi Wai (New Police Story)

Best Art Direction
William Chang Suk-Ping & AlfredYau Wai-Ming (2046)
Oliver Wong Yui-Man (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Yank Wong Yan-Kwai & Lam Ching (Jiang Hu)
Man Lim Chung (Colour Blossoms)
Yee Chung Man & Pater Wong (Dumplings)

Best Costume & Make-upDesign
William Chang Suk-Ping (2046)
Lee Pik Kwan (The Twins Effect II)
Shirley Chan (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Yank Wong Yan-Kwai & Petra Kwok (Jiang Hu)
Yon Fan & Ho Tsz Leung (Colour Blossoms)

Best Action Choreography
Cory Yuen (The Twins Effect II)
Yuen Wo Ping (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Chin Ka Lok (One Nite In Mongkok)
Yuen Bun (Throw Down)
Lee Chung Chi & JC Stunt Team (New Police Story)

Best Original Film Score
Peer Raben & Shigeru Umebayashi(2046)
Mark Lui (Leaving Me Loving You)
Raymond Wong Ying Wah (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Peter Kam (One Nite In Mongkok)
Surender Sodhi (Colour Blossoms)

Best Original Film Song
Leaving Me Loving You
The Attractive One
Mcdull, Prince De La Bun
Yesterday Once More
Magic Kitchen

Best Sound Design
Claude Letessier & Tu Duu Chih (2046)
Steven Ticknor, Steve Burgess, Rob Mackenzie & Paul Pirola (Kung-FuHustle)
Nip Kei Wing & Benny Chan (One Nite In Mongkok)
Kinson Tsang (Koma)
Kinson Tsang (New Police Story)

Best Visual Effects
Guillaume Raffi, Sonia Holst, NadirBenhassaine & Nicolas Bonnell (2046)
Victor Wong, Eddy Wong & Emil Yee (TheTwins Effect II)
Frankie Chung, Don Ma, Tam Kai Kwan & Franco Hung (Kung-Fu Hustle)
Narin Visitsak (AB-Normal Beauty)
Victor Wong & Ho Chi Fai (New Police Story)

Best Asian Film
House Of Flying Daggers (China)
A World Without Thieves (China)
Zatoichi (Japan)
Old Boy (Korea)
Quill (Japan)

Best New Director
Barbara Wong Chun-Chun (SixStrong Guys)
Wong Ching Po (Jiang Hu)
Toe Yuen (Mcdull, Prince De La Bun)