The Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony is the Oscars of Hong Kong. Like the Academy Awards, it recognizes achievements in filmmaking and is open to Hong Kong Films longer than one hour that were released in Hong Kong within the previous calendar year.
It is a star-studded affair with prominent local celebrities that make an appearance at this most prestigious red carpet event.
Stars arriving at the red carpet at the
30th Award Event
The Hong Kong Film Awards has been around since 1982. The nominations normally are announced in February and the Award Ceremony takes place in April.
Winners are presented with the HK Film Award Statuette, there is a four-and-a-half meter replica at the Avenue of the Stars at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.
Awards are presented in nineteen different categories including:
The Best Asian Film category is the only one open to non-Hong-Kong films released in the territory.
There is also the Asian Film Awards happening in March, this is the Oscars of Asia and sponsored by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.
For this year's nominations and more information, check out the official website at www.hkfaa.com.
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