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Nic Tse and 'Bodyguards' win big at HK Film Awards



29TH ANNUAL HONG KONG FILM AWARDS


BEST PICTURE: BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING)
BEST DIRECTOR: Teddy Chan Tak Sum (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST ACTOR: Simon Yam Tat Wa (ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW)
BEST ACTRESS: Kara Hui (Wai Ying-Hung) (AT THE END OF DAYBREAK)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Nicholas Tse Ting-Fung (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Michelle Ye (Yip Shuen) (ACCIDENT)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Alex Law Kai Yui (ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW)
BEST NEW ARTIST: Aarif Lee Chi Ting (ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Arthur Wong Ngok Tai (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST EDITING: Kong Chi Leung, Chan Chi Wai (OVERHEARD)
BEST ART DIRECTION: Kenneth Mak Kwok Keung (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN AND MAKE-UP: Dora Ng Lei Lo (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST ACTION DESIGN: Stephen Tung Wai, Lee Tat Chiu (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE: Chan Kwong Wing, Peter Kam Pui Tat (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW)
Composer: Lowell Lo Koon Ting
Lyrics: Alex Law Kai Yui
Performer: Aarif Lee Chi Ting
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Steve Burgess, Wu Jiang (RED CLIFF II)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Ng Yuen Fai, Chau Chi Shing, Tam Kai Kwan (THE STORM WARRIORS)
BEST ASIAN FILM: DEPARTURES (JAPAN)
BEST NEW DIRECTOR: Cheung King Wai (KJ)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Lau Kar Leung
PROFESSIONAL SPIRIT AWARD: Chow Lam

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Yay! I finally have this film, so I plan to watch it tonight. :D
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Nick Chou once recruited by SM Entertainment, almost became the 2nd HanGeng


When Nick Chou was 15, he went to study abroad in America and was spotted by a SM Entertainment representative. His mother, Billie, even flew to America to accompany her son in meeting with the company. At that time, SM Entertainment wanted to contract Nick as a member of Super Junior. However, they stated contract terms as a 10-year long deal. After long consideration, Nick’s mother felt that the contract deal was too long so they decided to give up this opportunity!

Now that Super Junior has experienced great success in all of Asia, does Nick regret his decision?

He said: “Not really…because if I decided to sign the contract back then, I would’ve ended my studies to go train in Korea. It was probably since I didn’t go that I was able to finish my studies and also learn many things in the musical aspects. I really don’t regret it! At least now I have another chance to enter the entertainment circle and create the music I love!”

Nick Chou has also inherited his mother’s fashion sense. He has a lot of interest in fashion and pop culture. When discussing with his company about his new image, he challenged a new kind of matching style. Nick wore a hoodie with jeans and a Louis Vutton “fox tail”. He even brazenly chose to wear his most favorite color – pink!

He said: “Guys can also go beyond [in fashion] too!” Usually when Nick goes on events, his company lets him choose his own clothes to wear! He even jokingly asks staff: “Do I look too flashy?”

The 21-year old hopes that the “pink fox tail” he wears can bring him good luck and success!

Source: Epoch Times
Translated by minchong92 @ asianfanatics
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Star power works for quake relief



A film crew that has just wrapped up a movie about an earthquake 34 years ago has shown its support for victims of the Yushu temblor on April 14 in Northwest China's Qinghai province.

After Shock director Feng Xiaogang and his crew donated 200,000 yuan ($29,000) after doing a film about the Tangshan earthquake in 1976.

"Although we have learned a lot about earthquakes shooting this film, I still felt a sense of helplessness when I heard another (earthquake) happened. I really hope we can do something to help people in Yushu," Feng said at a press conference to release the film's first trailer.

The 7.8-magnitude Tangshan quake practically destroyed the city. In the film a mother finds her son and daughter under a cement block, but she can only save one of them. Hearing the voice of the boy, she makes a choice that haunts the family for the rest of their lives.

The earthquake lasts just 23 seconds, but the characters take 32 years to recover from the physical and emotional hurt.

"The children of Wenchuan (the epicenter of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake) and Yushu will not wait for 32 years," Feng says. "There are lots of things we can and should do, and will do soon."

Feng is not alone among celebrities doing their bit to help earthquake victims.

Jet Li arrived in Yushu on the morning of April 16 and led a rescue team with his One Foundation. They brought water, biscuits, juice, quilts and medicine to the county. The foundation will also help rebuild destroyed schools and provide a psychological recovery service, according to its press release.

Singer Han Hong, meanwhile, worked with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and State Ethnic Affairs Commission to raise money for tents, quilts and medicine. "It feels like my own family is experiencing the pain," Han was quoted as saying. "I believe it is time for our nation to show its solidarity."

Actor Huang Xiaoming also donated 200,000 yuan for earthquake relief.

Fans of singer Li Yuchun have donated 1 million yuan ($146,500) through their Yumi Love Fund to the county.

The Yushu earthquake is the most devastating in China after the Tangshan earthquake that killed about 240,000, and the 2008 Sichuan earthquake which claimed 80,000 lives.

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