The full list of nominations for the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards has been revealed. However, the dates are still unknown; the mid-April event in fact, will be probably postponed due to the COVID-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus). So for now let’s just have a look at the nominees.

This year’s edition sees Derek Tsang Kwok-Cheung’s “Better Days” leading the competition with an amazing 12 nominations, followed at close range by Heiward Mak’s “Fagara” with 11 nominations and Wong Hing-Fan’s “I’m Livin’ It” with 10. Moreover, Wilson Yip’s “Ip Man 4: The Finale” bagged 9 nominations, including Best Director and Best Action Choreography.

Read the full list of nominations below:

Better Days by Derek Tsang

BEST FILM
Better Days by Derek Tsang
Suk Suk by Ray Yeung
Fagara by Heiward Mak
I’m Livin’ It by Wong Hing-fan
The New King Of Comedy by Stephen Chow

BEST DIRECTOR
Derek Tsang Kwok-Cheung (Better Days)
Kiwi Chow (Beyond The Dream)
Ray Yeung (Suk Suk)
Heiward Mak (Fagara)
Wilson Yip (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST ACTOR
Jackson Yee (Better Days)
Louis Koo (A Witness Out Of The Blue)
Tai Bo (Suk Suk)
Chu Pak-Hong (My Prince Edward)
Aaron Kwok (I’m Livin’ It)

BEST ACTRESS
Zhou Dongyu (Better Days)
Cecilia Choi (Beyond The Dream)
Sammi Cheng (Fagara)
Stephy Tang (My Prince Edward)
Sammi Cheng (Fatal Visit)

Suk Suk by Ray Yeung

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Keung (A Witness Out Of The Blue)
Lo Chun-Yip (Suk Suk)
Cheung Tat-Ming (I’m Livin’ It)
Alex Man (I’m Livin’ It)
Zhang Qi (The New King Of Comedy)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patra Au Ka-Man (Suk Suk)
Megan Lai (Fagara)
Paw Hee-Ching (My Prince Edward)
Cya Liu (I’m Livin’ It)
Charlene Choi (Fatal Visit)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Lam Wing-Sum, Li Yuan, Xu Yimeng (Better Days)
Felix Tsang, Kiwi Chow (Beyond The Dream)
Ray Yeung (Suk Suk)
Heiward Mak (Fagara)
Norris Wong Yee-Lam (My Prince Edward)

Fagara by Heiward Mak

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yu Jing-Pin (Better Days)
Szeto Yat-Lui (Beyond The Dream)
Kenny Tse (A Witness Out Of The Blue)
S.K. Yip (Fagara)
Cheng Siu-Keung (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST FILM EDITING
Zhang Yibo (Better Days)
Law Wing-Cheong, Kelvin Chau (A Witness Out Of The Blue)
William Chang Suk-Ping, Nose Chan Chui-Hing (Suk Suk)
William Chang Suk-Ping, Peter Chung (My Prince Edward)
Cheung Ka-Fai (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Liang Honghu (Better Days)
Chet Chan (A Witness Out Of The Blue)
Cheung Siu-Hong (Fagara)
Man Lim-Chung, Billy Li Kwok-Lam (I’m Livin’ It)
Man Kwok-Keung (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST ASIAN CHINESE LANGUAGE FILM
An Elephant Sitting Still
Detention
Shadow

I’m Livin’ It by Wong Hing-fan

BEST COSTUME & MAKEUP DESIGN
Dora Ng (Better Days)
Albert Poon Yick-Sum (Suk Suk)
Cheung Siu-Hong (Fagara)
Man Lim-Chung, Polly Chan Po-Yan (I’m Livin’ It)
Lee Pik-Kwan (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY
Jack Wong (A Witness Out Of The Blue)
Chin Ka-Lok, Ka Lok Stunt Team, Wong Wai-Fai, Tang Sui-Wa, Thomson Ng (Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy)
Stephen Tung (Double World)
Hon Ping, Gobi Ng (The White Storm 2: Drug Lords)
Yuen Woo-Ping (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
Varga Buehrer (Better Days)
Yusuke Hatano (Fagara)
Eman Lam (My Prince Edward)
Peter Kam (I’m Livin’ It)
Kenji Kawai (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG
“Fly” (Better Days)
“Say It Properly” (Fagara)
“My Prince Edward” (My Prince Edward)
“Brotherhood” (The White Storm 2: Drug Lords)
“灰色星塵” (I’m Livin’ It)

The New King Of Comedy by Stephen Chow

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Victor Ray Ennis (The Captain)
Tu Duu-Chih, Wu Shu-Yao (Beyond The Dream)
Tu Duu-Chih, Chiang Yi-Chen (Fagara)
Nip Kei-Wing, Ip Siu-Kei (The White Storm 2: Drug Lords)
George Lee Yiu-Keung, Yiu Chun-Hi (Ip Man 4: The Finale)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ellen Poon (The Captain)
Tam Kai-Kwan, Ng Ka-Lung, Chung Kar-Hau, Yeung Hey-Chiu (Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy)
Eric Xu, Allen Wei, Li Shuai (Double World)
Victor Wong (The Bravest)

Yee Kwok-Leung, Ma Siu-Fu, Leung Wai-Man, Ho Man-Lok (The White Storm 2: Drug Lords)

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Jazz Boon (Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy)
Norris Wong Yee-Lam (My Prince Edward)
Wong Hing-Fan (I’m Livin’ It)
Nick Leung Kwok-Pun (Lion Rock)
Cheuk Cheung (Bamboo Theatre)

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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)"