The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards: Louis Koo named best actor and Teresa Mo named best actress

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    Ann Hui On-wah’s wartime epic 

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     was the big winner at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday evening, bagging five awards out of 11 nominations, including best film and best director. 

    Meanwhile, three of the four recipients of best actor and actress awards – whether in a leading or supporting role – were maiden winners, including Teresa Mo Sun-kwan, who finally got the nod in her third nomination for best actress.

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     , which earned Louis Koo Tin-lok his first best actor trophy, took home three prizes, while 

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     and Tomorrow is Another Day snatched two each.

    Hundreds of local and overseas fans swarmed the entrance to the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday, the biggest night in the city’s film industry calendar, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars on the red carpet.

    Organisers of Hong Kong’s equivalent of the Oscars were hoping to see less political tension this year, after their live broadcasts of the past two events were partially censored in mainland China over films deemed sensitive.

    The patriotic undertones of Our Time Will Come, based on the heroics of a resistance group fighting Japanese occupation in wartime Hong Kong, were not expected to stir controversy however.

    Already named best picture of 2017 by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, the espionage thriller also helped Hui, who turns 71 in May, get the best director nod for the sixth time.

    Fellow director Sylvia Chang Ai-chia was left disappointed after the film she directed and starred in, relationship drama 

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     , went home with only best screenplay after securing nine nominations.

    But it was all smiles for Koo, who was presented the best actor trophy by Indian superstar Aamir Khan for his performance in Paradox. “I have been thinking how we can all make Hong Kong film thrive,” Koo said in a heartfelt speech. “Hongkongers must be united … the industry needs your support.”

    Also a first-time winner, Mo shed tears as she walked onto the stage to receive the top actress award for the first time. The 57-year-old, who has starred in numerous comedies, played the mother of an autistic and mentally handicapped teenager in Tomorrow is Another Day.

    The awards this year were broadcast live – with simultaneous English translation – to audiences in 30 territories around the world, including a number of South American countries.

    List of The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards winners:

    Best Picture:                                               Paradox

    Best Director:                                              Ann Hui

    Best Screenplay:                                        Sylvia Chang, You Xiao-Ying

    Best Actor:                                                  Louis Koo  

    Best Actress:                                              Teresa Mo

    Best Supporting Actor:                                Philip Keung

    Best Supporting Actress:                             Deanie Ip

    Best New Director:                                       Kearen Pang 

    Best New Performer:                                   Ling Man Lung

    Best Cinematography:                                Jason Kwan

    Best Film Editing:                                        Li Ka Wing 

    Best Art Direction:                                       Man Lim Chung, Billy Li

    Best Costume & Make Up Design:             Bruce Yu, Lee Pik Kwan

    Best Dressed:                                             Philip Keung,  Stephy Tang

    Best Visual Effects:                                     Eric Xu, Henri Wong

    Best Action Choreography:                         Sammo Hung

    Best Sound Design:                                     Kinson Tsang, Lee Yiu Keung George                       

    Best Original Film Score:                            Joe Hisaishi

    Best Original Film Song:                             An Unheard Melody

    Best Film From Mainland & Taiwan:           The Great Buddha

    Professional Achievement Award:             Pauline ayeung

    Lifetime Achievement Award:                     Chor Yuen

     


    Mother of three arrested after pictures, footage show young boys being slapped, tied up

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    Police on Sunday night arrested a Hong Kong woman for child abuse after pictures showing a boy tied up in a flat and a video of a child being repeatedly slapped went viral.

    One of three pictures that circulated on social media over the weekend shows the child, who appears to be under the age of 10, made to kneel next to a toilet with his hands and feet tied. Another picture features the boy lying shirtless on the floor of the bathroom. Over the images, a woman’s voice can be heard talking in the background. 

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    : “At 3:40pm, little brother came back. I have tied his hands and legs in the bathroom. Look at the photos, are they nice?”

    A

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     (published by Ming Pao), meanwhile, shows a woman slapping another boy’s face. A young girl also joins in and hits the child in the eyes with an object. “Don’t hit me!” the boy says in the clip, as he cries and tries to cover his face. According to the RTHK, the 

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    . They arrested a woman, 41, at a flat in Mei Sang House on the Shek Kip Mei Estate, RTHK reported.

    The 

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    , according to the SCMP. A police spokesman told the English-language paper that the woman was suspected of abusing her son mid last year. The paper reported that neighbors had often seen the woman beating and scolding the boys publicly. Ming Pao reported

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    . Speaking to The Standard, Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen called for the police to investigate, but cautioned it was hard to determine all the facts from a video.advr.php?at=r&h=1&tid=47b8b5387c1b49c9924e55a2d243485d&tx=ouranos&sid=DDgWdR0pkvE&cid=9c1JKPfBpsNYMg&bid=TXBEJlxtehwqTtPk&ts=1523350728mother-three-arrested-pictures-footage-show-young-boys-slapped-tied

    Many netizens reacted with fury to the suspected abuse, which is not the first case to come to light via social media. In June last year, 

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    Man ‘murdered father with meat cleaver after dispute over money’

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    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 49-year-old father with a meat cleaver following a dispute about money in their Mong Kok flat. Police and paramedics were called to the flat on Canton Road just after 5pm on Sunday after receiving a report about an injured man.

    Chung Chi-ming, assistant Mong Kok district commander, said the Nepalese man was found unconscious and had sustained multiple injuries to head and legs which appeared to be fatal. He was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei and died just after 1am on Monday. The man’s eldest son, 32, was arrested at around 10pm after an investigation showed that he had tried to borrow money from his father, leading to a dispute, Chung said on Monday morning. “We believe he used a meat cleaver to attack his father. The flat showed signs of fighting and was full of blood, which we believe belonged to the [father].” The son worked as a construction worker and lived in the same flat with his father. Police also seized the knife they believe was used in the attack from the flat.

    It was the second knife attack in as many days in Hong Kong. On Sunday, 

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     with a chopping knife in Chai Wan. The man, 83, suffered serious injuries to his head and hand after a suspected dispute about “family issues”. Overall, the murder cases recorded in 2017 dropped to 24 from 28 in 2016. Reports of wounding and serious assault also decreased by 8.2 per cent to 4,611 last year.


    Couple in hospital after lift smashes into top of Hong Kong building

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    A husband and wife were fighting for their lives on Sunday night after a lift they were in shot up and crashed into the top of its 46-storey building. 

    The man and woman, both aged 32, entered the lift on the ground floor of Block 2 of Waterside Plaza at about 4pm, according to the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. The estate is on Wing Shun Street, Tsuen Wan. The lift reportedly ascended quickly until it hit the top of the lift shaft, seriously injuring the couple. The compartment’s ceiling was crushed downwards. Another passenger had been in the lift just before the accident, but got out on a lower floor, reportedly the 16th. Firefighters were called to the scene and rescued the pair from the compartment.

    The man and woman were seen conscious when sent to Princess Margaret Hospital, in Kwai Chung, but their conditions were later stated as critical. A spokesman from the department said the suspension cables were still intact after the smash, and the department was still searching for what went wrong. The lift involved was out of use.

    The estate, which opened in 1991, is run by Sino Group. The company said it was concerned about the incident and would arrange for the contractor to thoroughly examine the lift, as well as cooperating with the investigation.


    Edmond Leung avoids jail over drink-drive crash that wrecked his Mercedes

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    Hong Kong singer Edmond Leung Hon-man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a roadside railing in Hong Kong in the early hours on Tuesday January 23. Leung has been banned from driving for two years, ordered to do 160 hours of community service, and fined HK$1,500 (US$190) after smashing his Mercedes-Benz in a drink-driving crash.

    Edmond Leung Hon-man, 46, was nearly five times over the legal limit when he 

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     into a private residence in Mid-Levels, at 1.50am on January 23. The Canto-pop singer escaped injury, but his black Mercedes was seriously damaged. A subsequent breathalyser test conducted at the scene found Leung had 104 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, against the legal limit of 22mcg/100ml. A second test at a police station less than an hour later put the measurement at 80mcg/100ml.

    Under caution, Leung admitted to police that he had consumed red wine and whisky before driving the vehicle, which he subsequently crashed after driving up Garden Road, turning right on to Robinson Road, and then ramming a six-metre-long railing and the boundary wall of Garden Terrace. Leung pleaded guilty last month to one count of careless driving and another of driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration in breath above the prescribed limit. 

    Prosecutors said Leung “failed to pay due care and attention to exercise proper control of his vehicle”. In mitigation, the singer’s defence lawyer said the accident took place when Leung dropped his phone while driving, after having a drink with his wife. Leung recalled that he had needed to drive home because he planned to pick up his father the next morning. The lawyer argued that his client had a good driving record, with only a fixed penalty fine in the past. It was also revealed that although Leung had since apologised to the public in newspapers, that had not stopped him from losing advertising jobs.

    Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han had adjourned sentencing pending reports on the suitability of unpaid community service. She adopted a recommendation for 160 hours after receiving a positive reports. Leung was further fined HK$1,500 and banned from driving for two years. The star did not comment outside court after the sentencing. Careless driving is punishable by up to a HK$5,000 fine and six months’ imprisonment, while drink driving carries a maximum fine of HK$25,000 and three years’ imprisonment.


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