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Hong Kong Film Awards 2013: Nominations: THE VIRAL FACTOR, COLD WAR

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The Viral Factor, Cold War, and the other nominations for the 2013 Hong Kong Film Awards have been announced. The 32th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards, “founded in 1982, are the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong and among the most respected in mainland China and Taiwan. Award ceremonies are held annually, typically in April. The Awards recognize achievement in all aspects of filmmaking, such as directing, screenwriting, acting and cinematography. The awards are the Hong Kong equivalent to the American Oscars and the British BAFTAS.”

The full listing of the 2013 Hong Kong Film Award nominations is below:

Best Picture
Nominees:
– The Bullet Vanishes
– Cold War
– Motorway
– The Viral Factor
– Vulgaria

Best Director
Nominees:
– Law Chi-Leung (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)
– Pang Ho-Cheung (Love in the Buff)
– Soi Cheang Pou-Soi (Motorway)
– Dante Lam Chiu-Yin (The Viral Factor)

Best Actor
Nominees:
– Lau Ching-Wan (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Cold War)
– Nick Cheung Ka-Fai (Nightfall)
– Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Silent War)
– Chapman To Man-Chat (Vulgaria)

Best Actress
Nominees:
– Zhou Xun (The Great Magician)
– Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah (Love in the Buff)
– Elanne Kong Yeuk-Lam (Love Lifting)
– Sammi Cheng Sau-Man (Romancing in Thin Air)
– Zhou Xun (The Silent War)

Best Supporting Actor
Nominees:
– Alex Man Chi-Leung (The Bounty)
– Liu Kai-Chi (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Gordon Lam Ka-Tung (Cold War)
– Chapman To Man-Chat (Diva)
– Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei (Vulgaria)

Best Supporting Actress
Nominees:
– Jiang Yiyan (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Mavis Fan Hsiao-Shuan (The Silent War)
– Elaine Kam Yin-Ling (The Viral Factor)
– Dada Chen (Vulgaria)
– Siu Yam-Yam (Vulgaria)

Best Screenplay
Nominees:
– Law Chi-Leung, Yeung Sin-Ling (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)
– Pang Ho-Cheung, Luk Yee-Sum (Love in the Buff)
– Alan Mak Siu-Fai, Felix Chong Man-Keung (The Silent War)
– Pang Ho-Cheung, Luk Yee-Sum, Lam Chiu-Wing (Vulgaria)

Best New Artist
Nominees:
– Zhang Lanxin (Chinese Zodiac)
– Alex Tsui Ka-Kit (Cold War)
– Joyce Feng Wenjuan (The Last Tycoon)
– June Lam Siu-Ha (Love in the Buff)
– Jayden Yuan (Tai Chi 0)

Best Cinematography
Nominees:
– Chan Chi-Ying (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Jason Kwan Chi-Yiu, Kenny Tse Chung-To (Cold War)
– Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Jason Kwan Chi-Yiu (The Last Tycoon)
– Anthony Pun Yiu-Ming (The Silent War)
– Kenny Tse Chung-To (The Viral Factor)

Best Editing
Nominees:
– Yau Chi-Wai (Chinese Zodiac)
– Kwong Chi-Leung, Wong Hoi (Cold War)
– David Richardson, Allen Leung (Motorway)
– Kwong Chi-Leung, Chan Chung-Ming (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Azrael Chung Wai-Chiu (The Viral Factor)

Best Art Direction
Nominees:
– Silver Cheung, Lee Kin-Wai (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Yee Chung-Man, Jessie Dai (The Great Magician)
– Lau Sai-Wan (The Guillotines)
– Man Lim-Chung (The Silent War)
– Tim Yip Kam-Tin (Tai Chi 0)

Best Costume Design and Make-Up
Nominees:
– Stanley Cheung (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Yee Chung-Man, Jessie Dai (The Great Magician)
– Dora Ng Lei-Lo (The Guillotines)
– Man Lim-Chung (The Silent War)
– Tim Yip Kam-Tin (Tai Chi 0)

Best Action Design
Nominees:
– Jackie Chan, He Jun (Chinese Zodiac)
– Chin Kar-Lok, Wong Wai-Fai (Cold War)
– Chin Kar-Lok, Wong Wai-Fai, Ng Hoi-Tong (Motorway)
– Sammo Hung Kam-Bo (Tai Chi 0)
– Dante Lam Chiu-Yin, Chin Kar-Lok, Wong Wai-Fai, Ng Hoi-Tong (The Viral Factor)

Best Original Film Score
Nominees:
– Chan Kwong-Wing, Yu Peng (The Last Tycoon)
– Teddy Robin, Tommy Wai (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Eman Lam Yi-Man, Veronica Lee (Diva)
– Peter Kam Pui-Tat (Cold War)
– Chan Kwong-Wing (The Silent War)

Best Original Song
Nominees:
– The Last Tycoon; Composer: Leon Ko; Lyric: Chris Shum; Sung by: Jacky Cheung
– The Guillotines; Composer: Jay Chou; Lyric: Vincent Fang Wen Shan; Sung by: Li Yuchun
– DoReMi – Romancing In Thin Air; Composer: Lo Tayu; Lyric: Lin Xi; Sung by: Sammi Cheng
– Lan Kwai Fong 2; Composer: Charmaine Fong; Lyric: Lin Xi; Sung by: Leo Ku
– Diva; Composer: Davy Chan & C.Y. Kong; Lyric Lin Xi; Sung by: Joey Yung, and Mag Lam

Best Sound Design
Nominees:
– Phyllis Cheng Wing-Yuen (The Bullet Vanishes)
– Kinson Tsang King-Cheung (Cold War)
– Kinson Tsang King-Cheung (The Guillotines)
– Benny Chu Chi-Ha, Steve Miller (Motorway)
– Kinson Tsang King-Cheung (The Viral Factor)

Best Visual Effects
Nominees:
– Cecil Cheng Man-Ching (Cold War)
– Han Young-Woo, Victor Wong Wang-Tat, Patrick Chui, Seong Ho-Jang (Chinese Zodiac)
– Victor Wong Wang-Tat (The Guillotines)
– Ken Law Wai-Ho, Cheung Chin-Wing (Motorway)
– Chas Chau Chi-Shing, Ho Pui-Kin, Ng Yuen-Fai, A Law (Tai Chi 0)

Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan
Nominees:
– Back to 1942 (CHINA)
– GF*BF (TAIWAN)
– Love (TAIWAN)
– Love is Not Blind (CHINA)
– Painted Skin: The Resurrection (CHINA)

Best New Director
Nominees:
– Fung Chih-Chiang (The Bounty)
– Roy Chow Hin-Yeung (Nightfall)
– Brian Tse (McDull: The Pork of Music)

Source: Lovehkfilm, Chinokino

 

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