'Kung Fu Hustle': Stephen Chow Actioner Tops Hong Kong Film Awards

Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow'Kung Fu Hustle' poster with Stephen Chow

'Kung Fu Hustle' tops 2005 Hong Kong Film Awards

Actor-director Stephen Chow's blockbuster comedy-actioner Kung Fu Hustle was the Best Film winner at the 2005 Hong Kong Film Awards held on March 27. Set in 1930s Shanghai, Kung Fu Hustle follows a low-level gangster eager to join a group of dangerous underworld criminals. (See below the full list of Hong Kong Film Awards 2005 winners and nominees.).

Stephen Chow was bypassed for the Best Director award, which went to Derek Yee for One Nite in Mongkok. Ziyi Zhang and Tony Leung Chiu Mai (who also beat nominee Chow) were, respectively, the Best Actress and Best Actor winners for their work in Wong Kar-Wai's atmospheric 2046.

Park Chan-wook's South Korean entry Oldboy was voted Best Asian Film.

2005 Hong Kong Film Award winners and nominees

Best Film
Breaking News.
* Kung Fu Hustle.
One Nite in Mongkok.
New Police Story.

Best Asian Film
House of Flying Daggers (China).
A World Without Thieves (China).
Zatoichi (Japan).
* Oldboy (South Korea).
Quill (Japan).

Best Director
Wong Kar-Wai (2046).
Johnnie To (Breaking News).
Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle).
* Derek Yee (One Nite in Mongkok).
Chan Muk Shing (New Police Story).

Best New Director
Wong Jan Jan (Six Strong Guys).
* Wong Ching Po (Jiang Hu).
Yuen Kin To (McDull: Prince de la Bun).

2046 Tony Leung Ziyi Zhang'2046' with Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Ziyi Zhang

Best Actor
* Tony Leung Chiu Wai (2046).
Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle).
Alex Fong Chung Shun (One Nite in Mongkok).
Daniel Wu (One Nite in Mongkok).
Jackie Chan (New Police Story).

Best Actress
* Ziyi Zhang (2046).
Sylvia Chang (20. 30. 40).
Yuen Qiu (Kung Fu Hustle).
Cecilia Cheung (One Nite in Mongkok).
Kar Yan Lam (Koma).

Best Supporting Actor
* Yuen Wah (Kung Fu Hustle).
Danny Chan Kwok Kwan (Kung Fu Hustle).
Jim Sui Man (Driving Miss Wealthy).
Tony Leung Ka Fai (Dumplings).
Daniel Wu (New Police Story).

Best Supporting Actress
Yang Qi (20. 30. 40).
Maggie Siu (Breaking News).
Candy Lo (Six Strong Guys).
Wu Yin Nei (Yesterday Once More).
* Bai Ling (Dumplings).

Best Newcomer
Jaycee Fang (The Twins Effect II).
Eva Huang Sheng Yi (Kung Fu Hustle).
Race Wong Yuen Ling (Ab-Normal Beauty).
Cheung Siu Wai (Color Blossoms).
* Tian Yuan (Butterfly).

Best Screenplay
Wong Kar-Wai (2046).
Chan Ka Sheung. Chung Kai Cheung (Breaking News).
Stephen Chow. Tsang Kan Cheong. Lola Huo. Chan Man Keung (Kung Fu Hustle).
* Derek Yee (One Nite in Mongkok).
Lee Bik Wah (Dumplings).

Best Cinematography
* Christopher Doyle. Lai Kai Fai. Kwan Bun Leung (2046).
Poon Kai Ming (Leaving Me Loving You).
Poon Hang Seng (Kung Fu Hustle).
Keung Kwok Man (One Nite in Mongkok).
Christopher Doyle (Dumplings).

Best Editing
Cheung Suk Ping (2046).
Yau Chi wai (New Police Story).
David Richardson (Breaking News).
* Angie Lam (Kung Fu Hustle).
Cheung Kar Fai (One Nite in Mongkok).

Best Art Direction
* Cheung Suk Ping a.k.a. William Chang. Yau Wai Ming (2046).
Wong Yui Man (Kung Fu Hustle).
Wong Yan Kwai. Lam Ching (Jiang Hu).
Man Nim Chung (Color Blossoms).
Hai Chung Man. Wong Bing Yiu (Dumplings).

Best Costumes
* Cheung Suk Ping a.k.a. William Chang (2046).
Lei Pik Kwan (The Twins Effect II).
Shirley Chan Gu Fong (Kung Fu Hustle).
Wong Yan Kai. Kwok Suk Man (Jiang Hu).
Yang Fan. Ho Chi Leung (Color Blossoms).

Best Action Choreography
Corey Yuen (The Twins Effect II).
* Yuen Woo Ping (Kung Fu Hustle).
Chin Ka Lok (One Nite in Mongkok).
Yuen Bun (Throw Down).
Lee Chung Chi. Jackie Chan Martial Arts Team (New Police Story).

Best Original Score
* Peer Raben. Mui Lam Mau (2046).
Mark Lui (Leaving Me Loving You).
Raymond Wong (Kung Fu Hustle).
Kam Pui Tat (One Nite in Mongkok).
Surender Sodhi (Color Blossoms).

Best Original Song
“Leung Gor Yun Dik Yin For” – Mark Lui (music). Lin Xi (lyrics). Leon Lai (singer). (Leaving Me Loving You).
“Sun Giu Yuk Gwai” – Ronald Ng (music). Lin Xi (lyrics) Joey Yung (singer). (The Attractive One).
* “This Way, This Way” – The Pancakes (music). Brian Tse and The Pancakes (lyrics). The Pancakes (singers). (McDull: Prince de la Bun).
“Tiao Qing” – Lam Yat Fung (music). Wong Wai Man (lyrics). Sammi Cheng (singer). (Magic Kitchen).
“Ru Guo Ni You Shi” – Lau Cho Tak (music). Lin Xi and Andy Lau Tak Wah (lyrics). Sammi Cheng (singer). (Yesterday Once More).

Best Visual Effects
Guillaume Raffi. Sonia Holst. Nadir Benhassaine. Nicholas Bonnell (2046).
Wong Wan Tat. Wong Wan Hin. Yu kwok Leung (The Twins Effect II).
* Cheung Chi Hang. Ma Wing On. Tam Kai Kwan. Hung Yuk Leung (Kung Fu Hustle).
Narin Visitsak (Ab-Normal Beauty).
Wong Wan Tat. Ho Chi Fai (New Police Story).

Best Sound Design
Claude Letessier and Tu Duu Chih (2046).
* Steven Ticknor. Steve Burgess. Rob Mackenzie and Paul Pirola (Kung Fu Hustle).
Nip Kei Wing and Benny Chan (One Nite in Mongkok).
Kinson Tsang (Koma).
Kinson Tsang (New Police Story).


Image of Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Ziyi Zhang in Wong Kar-Wai's 2046: Sony Pictures Classics.

Stephen Chow in Kung Fu Hustle poster: Sony Pictures Classics.

Hong Kong Film Awards website.

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