The HK Prize and the HK Film Awards – Who Will Win?

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The Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s premier prizes, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to world civilisation and inspired others towards creating a harmonious society. Winners receive both monetary prizes and trophies, as well as access to some of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. Those who have already won the prize may not be considered within 5 years of their last win. The Hong Kong Prize is a program that rewards people for their work in fields such as science and technology, social sciences, culture and humanities, and public service. The HK Prize is awarded by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and the Hong Kong SAR Government.

HK Film Awards: Who will win?

A slew of awards were handed out at the annual HK Film Awards ceremony, with the biggest winners taking home the top awards. Emperor Motion Pictures’ The Goldfinger, about one of Hong Kong’s biggest financial scandals, scooped up best picture and five other trophies including cinematography, art direction, costume and makeup design, and sound. The drama In Broad Daylight, about a reporter exposing abuse at a care home, won three acting prizes for Jennifer Yu, Rachel Leung, and David Chiang. Mystery thriller Mad Fate was another multiple winner, scooping up the best director award for Lee Cheuk-yan and awards for its cinematography, art direction, set decoration, and sound design.

In Broad Daylight, A Guilty Conscience and the directorial debut of Jack Ng all have the potential to win the best picture award. However, if the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that HKFA voters tend to favour veterans over newcomers. That could play into the hands of Ng, who has been a reputable screenwriter since the early 2000s and counts major hits Anita and Cold War 2 among his co-writing credits.

The HK Phil has won the prestigious Hong Kong Prize for Outstanding Contributions to World Civilisation from the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd, Principal Patron the Swire Group and music-lovers around the world. The HK Phil was recognised for its four-year project to perform and record Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which it completed in November 2018 and released as a box-set this year. The HK Phil is grateful to everyone who has supported it over the years. It looks forward to continuing its efforts to inspire young people to understand Asian culture and make a contribution to world peace. The HK Phil is also thankful to the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the statutory body supporting the prize, and all its sponsors and donors for their generous support. The HK Phil will use the prize money to further promote its educational and community programmes.