Derek Yee's Protege, produced by Peter Ho-sun Chan, and The Warlords, directed and produced by Chan, dominated the nominations for this year's Hong Kong Film Awards.

Drug-trafficking thriller Protege picked up 15 nods, including best film and director, while The Warlords scored 13, including best film, director and two nods in the best actor category for Andy Lau and Jet Li.

Rounding out the best film category are Ann Hui's The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt, Johnnie To's Mad Detective and Yau Nai Hoi's Eye In The Sky. All five films in the best film category were also nominated for best director and best screenplay.

The awards, which have received $395,000 (HK$3.08m) from the Film Development Fund (FDF), will be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on April 13, 2008.


Best Film

1. The Warlords (Prods: Andre Morgan, Huang Jianxin, Peter Ho-sun Chan)

2. Protege (Prod: Peter Ho-sun Chan)

3. The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt (Prods: Yuan Mei, Yu Dong, Cui Yong)

4. Mad Detective (Prods: Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai)

5. Eye In The Sky (Prods: Johnnie To, Tsui Siu Ming)

Best Director

1. Peter Ho-sun Chan (The Warlords)

2. Derek Yee (Protege)

3. Ann Hui (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

4. Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai (Mad Detective)

5. Yau Nai Hoi (Eye In The Sky)

Best Screenplay

1. Xu Lan, Chun Tin Nam, Aubery Lam, Huang Jianxin, Jo Jo Hui, Ho Kei Ping, Kwok Chun Lap, James Yuen (The Warlords)

2. Derek Yee, Chun Tin Nam, Loong Man Hong, Ko Sun (Protege)

3. Li Qiang (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

4. Wai Ka Fai & Au Kin Yee (Mad Detective)

5. Yau Nai Hoi & Au Kin Yee (Eye In The Sky)

Best Actor

1. Aaron Kwok (The Detective)

2. Jet Li (The Warlords)

3. Andy Lau Tak Wah (The Warlords)

4. Lau Ching Wan (Mad Detective)

5. Simon Yam (Eye In The Sky)

Best Actress

1. Teresa Mo (Mr. Cinema)

2. Zhang Jingchu (Protege)

3. Siqin Gaowa (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

4. Rene Liu (Kidnap)

5. Charlene Choi (Simply Actors)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Nick Cheung (Exodus)

2. Ronald Cheng (Mr. Cinema)

3. Louis Koo (Protege)

4. Andy Lau (Protege)

5. Chow Yun Fat (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

Best Supporting Actress

1. Karen Mok (Mr. Cinema)

2. Anita Yuen (Protege)

3. Zhao Wei (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

4. Susan Shaw (The Pye-Dog)

5. Maggie Shiu (Eye In The Sky)

Best New Performer

1. Linda Chung (Love Is Not All Around)

2. Tsei Tsz Tung (Protege)

3. Wen Jun Hui (The Pye-Dog)

4. Wong Hau Yan (The Besieged City)

5. Kate Tsui (Eye In The Sky)

Best Cinematography

1. Charlie Lam (Exodus)

2. Arthur Wong (The Warlords)

3. Venus Keung (Protege)

4. Kwan Pun Leung & Yu Lik Wai (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

5. Cheng Siu Keung (Mad Detective)

Best Film Editing

1. Oxide Pang & Curran Pang (The Detective)

2. Wenders Li (The Warlords)

3. Eric Kong Chi Leung (Protege)

4. Tina Baz (Mad Detective)

5. David Richardson (Eye In The Sky)

Best Art Direction

1. Anuson Pinyopotjanee (The Detective)

2. Alfred Yau (Blood Brothers)

3. Yee Chung Man, Yi Zheng Zhou & Pater Wong (The Warlords)

4. Yee Chung Man & Kenneth Mak (Protege)

5. Yank Wong (The Besieged City)

Best Costume & Make Up Design

1. Surasak Warakitcharoen (The Detective)

2. Tim Yip (Blood Brothers)

3. Yee Chung Man, Jessie Dai & Lee Pik Kwan (The Warlords)

4. Ma Yu Tao (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

5. Stanley Cheung (Mad Detective)

Best Action Choreography

1. Kong Tao Hoi (Twins Mission)

2. Tony Ching Siu Tung (The Warlords)

3. Lee Chung Chi (Invisible Target)

4. Chin Ka Lok (Protege)

5. Donnie Yen (Flash Point)

Best Sound Design

1. Wachira Wongsaroj (The Detective)

2. Sunit Asvinikul & Nakorn Kositpaisal (The Warlords)

3. Kinson Tsang (Protege)

4. Steve Burgess & Sam Wong (Flash Point)

5. Tu Duu Chih & Kuo Li Chi (The Drummer)

Best Visual Effects

1. Suchada Somasavachai (The Detective)

2. Ng Yuen Fai (The Warlords)

3. Ho Siu Lun, Chow Kim Hung & Ching Han Wong (Protege)

4. Raymond Man (Mad Detective)

5. Leung Wai Kit, Don Ma, Leung Yiu Fung & Frankie Chung (The Magic Gourd)

Best Original Film Score

1. Payont Permsith & Jadet Chawang (The Detective)

2. Chatchai Pongprapaphan, Chan Kwong Wing, Peter Kam Pui Tat, Chatchai Pongprapaphan & Leon Ko (The Warlords)

3. Peter Kam Pui Tat (Protege)

4. Joe Hisaishi (The Postmodern Life Of My Aunt)

5. Andre Matthias (The Drummer)

Best Original Film Song

1. Brothers (Composer: Eason Chan, Lyric: Andy Lau)

2. Love Is Not All Around (Composer: Dennie Wong, Lyric: Lin Xi)

3. Mr. Cinema (Composer: Peter Kan, Lyric: Keith Chan)

4. Ming Ming (Composer: Anthony Wong & Jason Choi, Lyric: Lin Xi)

5. The Pye-Dog (Composer: George Lam, Lyric: Calvin Poon)

Best New Director

1. Derek Kwok (The Pye-Dog)

2. Yau Nai Hoi (Eye In The Sky)

3. Adam Wong (Magic Boy)

Best Asian Film

1. Secret

2. The Sun Also Rises

3. Lust Caution

4. Tokyo Tower : Mom & Me, And Sometimes Dad

5. Getting Home