The full list of nominations for the the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards has been revealed. On the 14 April 2019 we will know the winners but for now let’s have a look at the nominees.

Two films seem to lead the competition. Big budgetProject Gutenberg” by Felix Chong has the highest number of nominations (17) and both its protagonists, Chow Yun-Fat and Aaron Kwok, compete for the Best Actor Award. To follow, a much smaller (but not less loved) film,Men On The Dragon” by Sunny Chan has 10 nominations.

Here is the full list:

Men On The Dragon

Best Film
Three Husbands
Operation Red Sea
Still Human
Men On The Dragon
Project Gutenberg

Best Director
Fruit Chan (Three Husbands)
Dante Lam (Operation Red Sea)
Sunny Chan (Men On The Dragon)
Oliver Chan Siu-Kuen (Still Human)
Felix Chong (Project Gutenberg)

Aaron Kwok and Chow Yun-Fat

Best Actor
Francis Ng (Men On The Dragon)
Anthony Wong (Still Human)
Chow Yun-Fat (Project Gutenberg)
Aaron Kwok (Project Gutenberg)
Phillip Keung (Tracey)

Best Actress
Chloe Maayan (Three Husbands)
Charlene Choi (The Lady Improper)
Jennifer Yu (Distinction)
Crisel Consunji (Still Human)
Zhang Jingchu (Project Gutenberg)

Best Supporting Actor
Kenny Wong (Men On The Dragon)
Poon Chan-Leung (Men On The Dragon)
Sam Lee (Still Human)
Ben Yuen Foo-Wa (Tracey)
Liu Kai Chi (Project Gutenberg)

Anthony Wong in Still Human

Best Supporting Actress
Huang Lu (G Affairs)
Jiang Luxia (Operation Red Sea)
Jennifer Yu (Men On The Dragon)
Catherine Chau (Project Gutenberg)

Best New Director
Lee Cheuk-Pan (G Affairs)
Sunny Chan (Men On The Dragon)
Chan Siu-Kuen (Still Human)
Jeff Cheung Ka-Kit (Agent Mr Chan)
Jun Li (Tracey)

Nancy Wu (Men On The Dragon)

Best New Performer
Lam Sen (G Affairs)
Adam Pak (L Storm)
Chan Charm-Man (Three Husbands)
Nancy Wu (Men On The Dragon)
Crisel Consunji (Still Human)

Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan
Ash Is Purest White
Last Letter
Dying To Survive
Hidden Man
Angels Wear White

Best Screenplay
Chan Wai, 33, Ying Liang (A Family Tour)
Sunny Chan (Men On The Dragon)
Oliver Chan Siu-Kuen (Still Human)
Felix Chong (Project Gutenberg)
Shu Kei, Erica Li, Jun Li (Tracey)

G Affairs

Best Cinematography
Karl Tam (G Affairs)
Choi Sung-Fai (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Fung Yuen-Man, Horace Wong (Operation Red Sea)
Anthony Pun (Monster Hunt 2)
Jason Kwan (Project Gutenberg)

Best Film Editing
Barfuss Hui (G Affair)
Tsui Hark, Li Lin (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Choi Chi-Hung, Lam Chi-Hang (Operation Red Sea)
Stanley Tam, Mary Stephen (Napping Kid)
Curran Pang (Project Gutenberg)

Best Art Direction
Cho Hwa-Sung (The Monkey King 3)
Yoshihito Akatsuka, Raymond Li (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Guillaume Aretos, Lee Kin-Wai, Yohei Taneda (Monster Hunt 2)
Eric Lam (Project Gutenberg)
Irving Cheung (Tracey)


Best Costume & Makeup Design
Bruce Yu, Lee Pik-Kwan (The Monkey King 3)
Bruce Yu, Lee Pik-Kwan (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Yee Chung-Man (Monster Hunt 2)
Man Lim-Chung (Project Gutenberg)
Irving Cheung (Tracey)

Best Action Choreography
Yuen Shun-Yi (Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy)
Lin Feng (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Dante Lam (Operation Red Sea)
Li Chung-Chi (Project Gutenberg)
Chin Ka-Lok, Alan Ng, Tang Sui-Wah (Golden Job)

Best Original Film Score
Teddy Robin Kwan, Eddie Tang (Lucid Dreams)
RubberBand (Men On The Dragon)
Day Tai (Project Gutenberg)
Chan Kwong-Wing (Golden Job)
Otomo Yoshihide (Tracey)


Best Original Film Song
“Sun Shines Bright” (Distinction)
Composer: Charles Lau
Lyric: Saville Chan
Performer: Jennifer Yu

“逆流之歌” (Men On The Dragon)
Composer, Lyric & Performer: RubberBand

“Let Us Be The One” (Project Gutenberg)
Composer: Day Tai
Lyric: Saville Chan
Performer: Jan Curious

“Together We Charge, Together We March On” (Golden Job)
Composer: Chan Kwong-Wing
Lyric: Fiona Fung, Chan Kwong-Wing, Jeffrey Chu
Performer: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, Chin Ka-Lok, Jerry Lamb

“Tracey” (Tracey)
Composer, Lyric & Performer: Panther Chan

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

Best Sound Design
Tu Duu-Chih, Wu Shu-Yao (G Affairs)
Steve Burgess (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Nopawat Likitwong, Sarunyu Nurnsai (Operation Red Sea)
George Lee Yiu-Keung, Yiu Chun-Hin (Monster Hunt 2)
Dhanarat Dhitirojana, Kaikangwol Rungsakorn, Sarunyu Nurnsai (Project Gutenberg)

Best Visual Effects
Jay Seung Jaegal, SungJin Jung, Juwon Lee (The Monkey King 3)
Chuck Chae, Park Young-Soo, Maegawa Hideaki, Ji Myung-Goo (Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings)
Inho Lee, Taegyun Kang (Operation Red Sea)
Ellen Poon (Monster Hunt 2)
Alex Lim Hung-Fung (Project Gutenberg)

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"


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