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The 55th Golden Horse Award yesterday announced its nominations. This year the Zhang Yimou directed SHADOW received 12 nominations including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Bes Actress to become the top nominee this year. Taiwan film DEAR EX followed with 8 nominations. The popular DYING TO SURVIVE received 7. As for Hong Kong film only TRACEY (CHUI SZE) was more outstanding with Best Supporting Actor nominee Ben Yuen Fu Wa and Best Supporting Actress nominee Kara Wai Ying Hung. Couple Deng Chao and Betty Sun Li were both nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

This year Mainland and Taiwan films took up most of the major nominations. Best Actor nominees included DENG Chao (SHADOW), DUAN Yihong (THE LOOMING STORM), Roy CHIU (DEAR EX), XU Zheng (DYING TO SURVIVE), PENG Yuchang (AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL); Best Actress nominees included HSIEH Ying-xuan (DEAR EX), ZHOU Xun (LAST LETTER), SUN Li (SHADOW), ZHAO Tao (ASH IS PUREST WHITE), ZENG Meihuizi (THREE HUSBANDS). Couple Deng Chao and Sun Li will compete in their category with the film SHADOW; Best Director nominees included ZHANG Yimou (SHADOW), BI Gan (LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT), JIANG Wen (HIDDEN MAN), Pema Tseden (JINPA), LOU Ye (THE SHADOW ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 60 year old veteran martial art actress Yeung Pan Pan last month had an accident while working on the film AMAZING SPRING in Malaysia, as an out of control fire gave her 7% second degree burn on her face, right arm and both legs. She and over 20 actors were sent to the hospital for treatment. After almost half a month at the hospital, Yeung Pan Pan spoke to Malaysian media. After the accident she was stunned on the set. She saw many seniors lying on the ground, which broke her heart. Three days after the accident when she recalled what happened she still could not help but cry.

Yeung Pan Pan blamed herself for trusting the team too much, which made her negligent and overlook warning. She did not get an understanding of the condition with her own experience before the fire scene. After almost half a month of therapy, her recovery progressed well and she could be released soon. Sister Pan Pan said that she did not like to say anything negative, she did not blame anyone because accidents were hard to predict. She felt that this fire was a test for everyone and brought everyone closer, as they promised to meet at the premiere. She experienced the innocent and kind side of the Malaysian people this time. After the accident she saw everyone went to save people without any regard for their own safety. They had a strong sense of duty. In comparison people in ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Chan Wai Man with friends formed Starlight Entertainment, which earlier held an opening ceremony event and invited many industry friends like Ruco Chan Jin Pang, Patrick Tse Yin, Louisa Lee Sze Kei, Wu Fung, Ban Ban, Susanna Lui Shan, Wai Ka Hung, Chin Siu Ho and Ng Chi Hung.

Chan Wai Man hoped that the company would be able to create many excellent films, discover and cultivate even more film talent and provide quality films for Hong Kong, the Mainland and even the world. In the not too distant future, Starlight Entertainment will even organize film festivals and outdoor film screenings.

Chan Wai Man continued, "The opening ceremony party was honored to have Cambodian official representative on hand to show their support, Starlight Entertainment already has the Cambodian government's recognition. I hope in the future that Starlight Entertainment will become an important part of the 'One Belt, One Road' film culture export, enabling China and Cambodia cultural exchange and cooperation and becoming the cultural bridge between three lands on two sides of the Strait."

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Rarely making Hong Kong movies in recent years, Athena Chu Yan in the new horror film THE LINGERING (GOO JAT) played mother and son with Louis Cheung Kai Chung. The story revolved around a century old house. In it Chu Yan lost her husband and had to raise her son alone. She even had to play the character from her 20s to her 60s. Aside from the acting challenge, she also made new attempts in her appearance with special effect aging make up.

In one scene Ah Chung was determined to leave the farm life and mother and son thus had an argument. Finally Chu Yan was abandoned by her "son". This scene was quite memorable for both actors, who were parents themselves. With one daughter Chu Yan was already teary eyed during the shoot and cried sentimentally during playback. She explained, "In the story my son is already grown and kept talking about wanting to leave, but every time I was able to stop him. However this time I was unable to. This son was my character's entire world......" Chu Yan shed tears again and continued, "Losing this pillar as well, as a mother the most terrifying would be the moment that the child wants to leave."

Speaking of sacrificing her beauty to look older, she did not mind at all. She explained that she took the film because the script was attractive, at the same time she also liked this ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Athena Chu Yan, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Bob Cheung Yin Pok starred horror film THE LINGERING (GOO JAT) two nights ago held its premiere. Boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming, Chu Yan and her husband Paul Wong Koon Chung attended. Reportedly Chu Yan's Mainland variety program has been postponed, Chu Yan said that she was not sure about the air date and she was not pay a large sum. The most important was through this experience her daughter Wong Ngan changed her mind about her father. Cheung Kai Chung stated that he would not bring his son to see the new film. He did not want his son to use it as an excuse to skip school and say that he could not sleep after watching it.

The film THE LINGERING (GOO WAT) took place in a hundred year old mansion. Chu Yan played child actor Chan Pak Lam and Cheung Kai Chung's mother. Chu Yan said that during the shoot she often feel chills, thus she did not dare to look around or nap. Due to her religious belief she would not attend the worship ceremony, but under certain situation she would accept lai see. Would she not bring her daughter to watch horror films? ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Teresa Mo Shun Kwan yesterday appeared on a Viu TV program. Lately she has been busy with the Wong Cho Lam directed Lunar New Year film I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (NEI MAI LEI, NGOR OI NEI!), which would be a musical like the film LA LA LAND.

Sister Mo revealed, "The film has ten stories, I would be in four and play four different characters from age 40 to 60. (Would you need aging make up?) No, I am around there. Among the different costumes my favorite is the long haired, big busted girl. Before in (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi's THE MAGNIFICENT SCOUNDRELS (CHING SING) I tried big busts and created a fast drop result. Very obviously it was for laughs. This time the look would be more realistic, they are somewhat different. With the long hair and a little fake bust, it's pretty interesting."

Sister Mo already showed this "outstanding" look to her daughters. She said, "The younger one isn't in Hong Kong. When she saw the picture she couldn't help but go wow. Both sisters screamed because they have never seen Mommy like this, they even kept asking how I look like that."

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The film I'M LIVING IT (MAK LO YUN) yesterday held an appreciation banquet. Actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Alex Man Chi Leung, Cheung Tat Ming and Nina Paw Hee Ching attended. Lately some claimed that his wife Moka Fang refused to let their daughter see Sing Sing's mother and put him between a rock and a hard place. Sing Sing denied the rumor and stressed that the family is very happy and harmonious.

Kwok Fu Sing has already finished his I'M LIVING IT role, but he would still make time to see if the director would need to make the film even better. Sing Sing admitted that he really liked this script because the subject was very close to Hong Kong life. It was about the housing problem, a group of people who resides in a 24 hour fast food restaurant. His character connected the down on their luck group, including singer Yeung Chin Wa or retired firefighter Man Chi Leung. He was a disillusioned finance elite and had many scenes with mother Paw Hee Ching.

Sing Sing mentioned that he worked with Man Chi Leung previously in the television series GENGHIS KHAN. This time they had a lot of spark. He felt that Man Ji did not change at all from back then. He still was a very hard working actor ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Famous director Ann Hui On Wa two nights ago held a forum at the Performing Art Academy to share her 40 year film experience. She admitted that she had her lows, made films that she was not completely pleased with, and even agreed that today's Hong Kong film is harder to make than in the past due to a lack of money. She said, "Before I worked 7 days a week, it was very tough. Now I don't get to even if I want to."

Hui On Wa also revealed that earlier she participated in a Mainland variety program. She thought that it would just be a conversation with the audience, instead she had to shoot a 15 minute short film. She worried that due to a lack of preparation it would not be perfect and people would pick it apart. Speaking of the Mainland actor in the short film, Wu Xiubo's sex scandal, she felt that work and personal life did not necessarily have to mix. She also felt that Wu Xiubo was a professional actor.

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The film GOLDEN JOB (WONG GUM HING DAI) since its opening made over 240 million RMB in Mainland and Hong Kong. Producer Eric Tsang Chi Wai, director Chin Ka Lok, actors Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Michael Tse Tin Wa and Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung two nights ago attended a celebration. Charmaine Sheh Sze Man rushed over as soon as she got off the plane and Chi Wai immediately told her to take out money for the lucky drawing. Ah Sheh said that she prepared cash for everyone. Siu Chun was unable to attend the audience appreciation events due to work, the brothers demanded commission and an European vacation. Even Chi Wai joked that Siu Chun had more money than he knew what to do with. Siu Chun asked everyone not to be all about money like this.

The film GOLDEN JOB made over 240 million. Since both Ekin and Lam Hiu Fung celebrated their birthday in September. Two nights ago the celebration brought out cake for them and sang the birthday song. Cheng Yi Kin gae away his jacket to the audience earlier and showed off his muscles. Ekn said that it was not deliberate. Because the viewer spoke from the heart very well, he gave him the jacket. What if another viewer would be even better? He sad, "First I didn't deliberately take off my clothes, but I really was very happy because the audience ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Cantonese opera star known as the "Jade Throated Diva", Ng Kwan Lai (originally named Ng Yin Wan) passed away from illness yesterday at age 84. Former co-star Wu Fung visited Sister Lai before her passing at the hospital. He said that Sister Lai was still conscious on the hospital bed and knew that he came to visit. When he left he kissed Sister Lai farewell. Ng Kwan Lai's final public appearance on in June at the wedding banquet of Nancy Sit Ka Yin's son, at the time she was still very spirited. Sister Ka Yin found the news of Sister Lai's passing hard to accept.

The rumor of Ng Kwan Lai's passing began last night on Tsui Yung Yung Culture Office facebook page, a video of Tang Kung Pik talking about Ng Kwan Lai's passing at dusk on the stage appeared. She said, "(Sister Lai) has already passed away. We here sent our condolences to her family and wished ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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