‘Higher Days’ Dominant at Closed Door Version of Hong Kong Movie Awards

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Chinese language romantic crime drama “Higher Days” directed by Hong Kong’s Derek Tsang, scooped eight awards at this yr’s Hong Kong Movie Awards, together with finest movie, finest director, finest screenplay and finest actress. Critically acclaimed aged homosexual drama “Suk Suk” took the perfect actor and finest supporting actress awards, organizers introduced on Wednesday afternoon.

Winners, nonetheless, had been unable to provide acceptance speeches on stage because the awards ceremony was cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemic. The outcomes had been introduced as an alternative by way of a 25-minute reside streaming occasion hosted by awards chairman Derek Yee.

Wearing black tie, Yee seemed to be sitting in a dimly lit VIP cinema among the many awards statuettes, but to be offered to the recipients. He stated regardless of the cancellation of the star-studded awards ceremony, organizers saved the polling going and acquired 1,675 votes from trade practitioners, about 57% of registered voters.

“Higher Days” was yanked by mainland authorities from the Berlinale final yr, however later turned a field workplace sensation. It additionally earned awards for appearing star Zhou Dongyu and China pop sensation Jackson Yee, and for finest unique movie tune for “Fly,” written by Ellen Joyce Lavatory, the Hong Kong singer-songwriter who died of suicide in 2018, age 32.

Motion drama “Ip Man 4: The Finale” emerged as the largest winner of craft awards, with prizes for movie modifying, sound design and Yuen Wo-ping’s motion choreography.

2020 Hong Kong Movie Awards Winners
Greatest Movie
“Higher Days” Produced by: Jojo Yuet-chun Hui

Greatest Director
Derek Kwok-cheung Tsang (“Higher Days”)

Greatest Actor
Tai Bo (“Suk Suk”)

Greatest Actress
Zhou Dongyu (“Higher Days”)

Greatest Screenplay
Lam Wing Sum, Li Yuan, Xu Yimeng (“Higher Days”)

Greatest New Performer
Jackson Yee (“Higher Days”)

Greatest New Director
Norris Wong Yee Lam (“My Prince Edward”)

Greatest Costume & Make-up Design
Dora Ng (“Higher Days”)

Greatest Artwork Route
Cheung Siu Hong (“Fagara”)

Greatest Movie Modifying
Cheung Ka Fai (“Ip Man 4: The Finale”)

Greatest Cinematography
Yu Jing Pin (“Higher Days”)

Greatest Supporting Actor
Cheung Tat Ming (“i’m livin’ it”)

Greatest Supporting Actress
Patra Au Ga Man (“Suk Suk”)

Greatest Motion Choreography
Yuen Wo Ping (“Ip Man 4: The Finale”)

Greatest Visible Results
Yee Kwok Leung, Ma Siu Fu, Leung Wai Man, Ho Man Lok (“The White Storm 2: Drug Lords”)

Greatest Sound Design
Lee Yiu Keung George, Yiu Chun Hin (“Ip Man 4: The Finale”)

Greatest Authentic Movie Track
“Fly” (from “Higher Days”). Composer: Ellen Joyce Lavatory. Lyrics: Ellen Joyce Lavatory, Wu Qing Feng.  Vocal artist: Yoyo Sham.

Greatest Authentic Movie Rating
Eman Lam (“My Prince Edward”)

Greatest Asian Chinese language-Language Movie
“An Elephant Sitting Nonetheless”

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