"Cold War" sweeps HK Film Awards

CNC reporting from Hong Kong
Added On April 15, 2013

The prestigious Hong Kong Film Awards unveiled its curtain at its 32nd anniversary Saturday at Hong Kong Cultural Center, and for this year the Hong Kong police thriller "Cold War" has emerged as the best winner. 

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Crime thriller "Cold War" triumphed at the Hong Kong Film Awards last night, winning nine statuettes out of 19 competition categories.

The film took home with nine awards, including the best film, best director, best screenplay, and best actor. It took five years to develop and was the highest grossing local production in Hong Kong in 2012.

Tony Leung Ka-fai won the best actor for his role as a deputy police chief. It was his fourth best actor win at the awards.

Alex Tsui Ka-kit, who was the former ICAC officer, won best newcomer at the age of 65 for his role as a graft buster in the film.

Singer-turned-actress Miriam Yeung Chin-wah was named best actress for the first time for her performance in romantic comedy sequel Love in the Buff.

Sex comedy Vulgaria took the best supporting actor and actress awards. Best film from Mainland and Taiwan went to Chinese director Feng Xiaogang' s Back to 1942.

Founded in 1982, Hong Kong film awards are the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong and among the most respected in Chinese mainland and Taiwan.