Angelica Lee Sinjie
Louis Fan Siu Wong, Li Feier
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Mr. and Mrs. Chow Yun Fat
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The 5th Asian Film Award took place last night at the Convention center. On the red carpet before the award ceremony were many faces that Hong Kong people were familiar with, like Mr. and Mrs. Chow Yun Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Carina Lau Ka Ling, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Joan Chen, Angelica Lee Sinjie, Sally Yeh (Yip Sin Man), Huang Xiaoming, Wai Ying Hung, Han Geng and a group of Miss Asia. Although yesterday the temperature warmed up, but few female stars were sexy. The sexiest was Zhang Ziyi who arrived in the company with Aaron Kwok Fu Sing. When asked whether she got back together with Fok Kai San, she was pulled away she could answer. However she did not forget to look back and smile.
Wai Jai and Ka Ling walked the carpet hand in hand. As the nominee Ka Ling was in good spirit. The host asked whether Wai Jai felt different from any other year on the red carpet. Wai Jai said that they felt pretty much the same. The host said that this year Ka Ling was nominated, then Wai Jai said that she was confident. Ka Ling said that this year every co-star was great, including her, Fat Gor and Ge You, the best would be if they all won. Speaking of THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) production halt rumor, Wai Jai clarified that actually it wrapped. Now he is working on another film in Beijing. Would making one movie after another affect his plan to have a child? Wai Jai said no. Fat Gor who was nominated for Best Actor with LET THE BULLETS FLY was asked if he came to accept an award. He joked, "I came to slap you around." Would he direct like Jiang Wen? Fat Gor said that the directing job was very complicated. He did not know how to do it but he felt that now Mainland films had ample production conditions and financing, talent and quality were very high. As for Japanese representatives unable to come to Hong Kong, Fat Gor said that was understandable and hoped that they would be able to recover, rebuild their country and attend again next year. Currently resting Fat Gor was asked whether he took part in the recent run on salt. He continued to joke, "I don't have to, Clearwater Bay has plenty. It's clear and no one has to fight over it." As for Hong Kong raising fund for the Japan disaster relief, Fat Gor said that we should and that he would donate money.
Due to the Japan earthquake, Japanese film CONFESSION Best Actress nominee Takako Matsu could not attend. However director Tetsuya Nakashima attended as scheduled. Although he has already been to Hong Kong before, he was very happy to participate again. He also said that now is a very solemn time for the people of Japan, but everyone will work hard on rebuilding their home and hopefully everyone will support Japanese films. This year the event added the Asian Film Lifetime Achievement Award, which went to former Golden Harvest boss Raymond Chow Man Wai. Last night in the company of his wife and daughter he attended and accepted the award. He said that film was the career of his life. He likes film all his life and film is also his favorite job. Thus even though he had to retire he was very happy. He also hoped that everyone would continue to work hard for Asian films.
Lee Sinjie was asked about when she would have a child. She said that she would take it naturally but she would be very busy in the next two years. She also said that she and Karena Lam Ka Yun exchanged text messages and praised Ka Yun's baby as very cute. For now she would like to play with other people's children more. As a guest presenter Yip Sin Man was asked whether she would like to return to the big screen. She joked that people had to approach her first but she thought she was not so lucky. She said that she was already very happy to be fortunate enough to see good movies. As for Hong Kong show business fund raiser for Japan disaster relief, she would like to participate. If she could go to Japan it would be even better. Although she was afraid of radiation too, it was tougher for the victims in Japan. Huang Xiaoming was nominated for Best Supporting Actor with SACRIFICE. Reportedly he and AngelaBaby went to see the Karmapa to ask about a wedding date. He said that they both respected the Karmapa very much and said that the Karmapa was an ordinary person too and he liked photography very much.