Anthony Wong Chau-sang bagged the best actor award at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, making him a three-time winner in the category, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
Wong, 57, took home the award for his performance in Still Human, which is about a disabled man and his Filipino domestic helper learning about each other and about themselves as the two strangers live under the same roof.
Filipino actress Crisel Consunji, who plays the maid in the film, clinched the best new performer award.
This year’s nominees for best actor included Francis Ng Chun-yu, Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok Fu-shing and Philip Keung Ho-man.
In his acceptance speech, Wong specifically thanked his wife for having been tolerant of the fact that he could not be around her always.
The best actress award went to Chloe Maayan, also known as Zeng Meihuizi, for her role in Three Husbands.
It was the first time that Maayan, who is from the mainland, was nominated in the Hong Kong version of the Oscars.
Project Gutenberg, with Chow and Kwok as the lead actors, won the best film award.
Actor Patrick Tse Yin, 82, was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who handed him the award, told Tse that she had watched many of his movies when she was little and believed he deserved the recognition.
Lam noted in a Facebook post on Sunday night that she and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah attended Sunday’s film awards event in the hope of showing that the government walks with Hong Kong movies.
“Let’s keep rolling!” Lam said in the post.
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