At the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards yesterday, director Ann Hui's A Simple Life was the biggest winner of the night. The movie won awards for best director, movie, actor, actress and screenplay.
The movie's lead actress, Deanie Yip won her first ever Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film awards last night. Including the win last night, she had won six best actress awards with her role in A Simple Life. Deanie had already won the Best Actress Awards at Venice, Golden Horse Awards, Estonia, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards and the Asian Film Awards earlier this year.
In her acceptance speech, Deanie said, "I can only get this award when I am over the age of 60. I believe I will not have this chance again. It feels like I am saying my last words, but this is the truth. If not because of Andy and Ann's recognition, I would not have this chance."
Co-star Andy Lau, age 51, picked up his third Best Actor win at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Prize presenter Sandra Ng even joked before presenting the award to Andy, "I think he's really amazing, to be able to make someone pregnant even at his age".
During his speech, Andy revealed that he was afraid that he would go home empty handed. The veteran actor expressed, "I believe the biggest reason (for my win) is the contribution I have given to the Hong Kong film industry. This has given me a lot of brownie points. I would like to thank all the judges, the director and Deanie. Without them, I would not be able to receive this award."
Audience was also stunned when director Giddens Ko passionately kissed his star from The Apple of my Eye, Kai Ko.