Apr 14 - The martial arts fantasy walks away with the top prizes at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Alicia Powell reports.
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"The Grandmaster" swept the board with 12 wins at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
The martial arts fantasy won best movie and best director, along with a host of other awards, for director Wong Kar-wai.
SOUNDBITE: Wong Kar-wai, director, saying (English):
"I think first of all it's a great honour to be here. And I just want to say, like, I'm very proud to be part of Hong Kong cinema. And also I'm very proud to be working with amazing cast and crew and thank you very much."
China's Zhang Ziyi took home the award for best female actress for her role as the daughter of a kung fu master .
SOUNDBITE: Zhang Ziyi, actress, saying (Mandarin):
"'The Grandmaster' has brought me lots of awards. This is my ninth award. There is an old saying in Chinese that nine and nine becomes one. I think this award brings me a new beginning to keep working and try to make better movies with great characters."
Nick Cheung snagged the best actor trophy for his role in the MMA drama "Unbeatable".
SOUNDBITE: Nick Cheung, actor, saying (Cantonese):
"Even though I got an award in 2009, it didn't make me complacent, it made me feel I had to contribute more. Now I've got the award again it will make me work harder for my performance so I don't disappoint people and so that people continue to support Hong Kong cinema."
This is the 35th year of the Hong Kong Film Awards.
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