|Nicholas Tse (SHAOLIN)|
|Wai Ying Hung (WU XIA)|
|Carina Lau (LET THE BULLETS FLY)|
|Kwai Lun-Mei (FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE)|
|Jimmy Wang (WU XIA)|
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Last year's Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Best Actress Lau Ka Ling this year returns to compete for Hong Kong Film Award again. Ting Fung with the film SHAOLIN (SUN SIU LUM JI) is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, competing with WU XIA's Jimmy Wang Yu, A SIMPLE LIFE's Paul Chun Pui, LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE's Lo Hoi Pang, OVERHEARD 2's Kenneth Tsang Kong, all of whom are elder veteran actors. One Armed Swordsman Wang Yu's acting in his comeback WU XIA remains sharp and is very likely to win.
Ka Ling Kwai Lun-Mei Wai Ying Hung Fight For Best Supporting Actress
Lau Ka Ling this year with LET THE BULLETS FLY competes for the Best Supporting Actress against WU XIA's Wai Ying Hung, A SIMPLE LIFE's Qin Hailu, LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE's So Hung Shuen, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE's Kwai Lun-Mei. Although Ka Ling did not have too much screen time in LET, her acting was naturally yet lively, very pleasing; Kwai Lun-Mei's breakthrough performance in the wu xia action film also might not lose.
The Best New Performer gathers together China, Hong Kong and Taiwan actors. Hong Kong actress Shiga Lin Si Nga with LAN KWAI FONG (HEI OI YEH PO) battles Jam Hsiao's THE KILLER WHO NEVER KILLS, Zheng Shuang's MURAL (WAT BEI), MAGIC TO WIN (HOI SUM MOR FAT)'s Karena Ng Chin Yu and FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE's Sheng Chien. Lin Si Nga's ability to grasp her emotions made her performance excellent and her the favorite; yet Sheng Chien's performance was very convincing and had hopes to win.
- CHUNG YAT HUNG