23 February 2019

Martial arts epic The Grandmaster bags 12 prizes, SCMP says

The Grandmaster, a martial arts epic by Wong Kar-wai, dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards Sunday night, grabbing 12 prizes, including best film, best director and best actress, the South China Morning Post reported.

The film, inspired by the life of Bruce Lee mentor Ip Man, gave Wong his third best director gong at the awards, the newspaper said.

Mainland star Zhang Ziyi took the best actress award for her role in the film, but the best actor award went to Nick Cheung Ka-fai for his part in Unbeatable, it said. Cheung also won the award last year for his role in Nightfall.

The Grandmaster also won the awards for best supporting actor, Zhang Jin; best cinematography, Philippe Le Sourd; best editing, William Chang Suk-ping, Benjamin Courtiness and Poon Hung-yiu; best art direction, William Chang Suk-ping and Alfred Yau Wai-ming; best costume and make-up design, William Chang Suk-ping; best screenplay, Zou Jingzhi, Xu Haofeng and Wong Kar-wai; best sound design, Robert Mackenzie and Traithep Wongpaiboon; best original film score, Shigeru Umebayashi and Nathaniel Mechaly; and best action choreography, Yuen Wo-ping, the report said.

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