The Hong Kong Film Awards, founded in 1982, are the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong and among the most respected in Asia. The Awards recognise achievements in all aspects of filmmaking, including directing, screenwriting, acting and cinematography. They are often regarded equivalent to the Academy Awards of Hollywood and Golden Bears of Berlin.
This year's ceremony will be held on April 13 in Hong Kong.
Let's recap some of the stars who have never won (or should have won more) at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Jackie Chan is a spokesman among Hong Kong movie stars, and since the end of 1970s, he had made huge contributions for the Hong Kong film industry. But Chan, who has been nominated ten times, has always missed the opportunity to win at the Hong Kong Film Awards, even though the film "Police Story" won Best Picture. At the age of 50, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rosamund Kwan is the daughter of movie star Guan Shan. She has been praised as one of the most beautiful ladies in HK's showbiz, and has successfully portrayed the classic image of "the thirteenth aunt" in the film "Huang Feihong," which had a profound impact on millions of viewers. But she has only been nominated once and it was for Best Supporting Actress in the film "This Thing Called Love."
Takeshi Kaneshiro is an star with fans from all over Asia. The actor, who was born to a Japanese father and a Taiwan mother, has solidly built his female fan base with his good looks. However, he has never been nominated at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Leon Lai's acting skills have been doubted for years, but he performs rather well in romantic comedies, especially in "Almost a Love Story" and "City of Glbum". Although he proved himself at the Golden Horse Awards with the film "Three," at the Hong Kong Film awards, he has only received one nomination.