Monday, January 16, 2006

Best Actress in the 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

Article: January 17, 2006

The 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards list has been announced and the winner for this year's Best Actor went to Tony Leung Ka Fai of Everlasting Regret, and Best Actress went to Zhou Xun of Perhaps Love.

In the Best Director's category, the competition was fierce especially among Johnnie To for his movie Election, Peter Chan for Perhaps Love and Tsui Hark's Seven Swords. The winner was four time winner Johnnie To. Election was also voted as the Best Movie of the year.

Johnnie To was very pleased and said, "Thank you, judges, this prize does not belong to myself but the work of all of us. I hope that in future we would work even better and help rescue the film industry."

Tony Leung Ka Fai who starred as a lovelorn man in Everlasting Regret won the best actor award, and beat his competion Simon Yam, Anthony Wong, Chapman To and etc. This was his first time receiving this award from this organization and on the phone he said, "I would attend the award ceremony and I hope I could be nominated for the other Best Actor awards. It's been a long time since I have won such an award. I couldn't even remember when was the last time. In any case, I feel I have not wasted my effort and I would continue to perform each role well."

Zhou Xun won the Best Actress Award, beat rivals Karen Mo and Karena Lam with her wonderful turn in "Perhaps Love"and this was the first time she received such an award from this organization.


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