As reported on Mingpao News, the actor, who has won the award three times previously through “High Alert” (1993), “La Brassiere” (2001), and “Life Without Principle” (2011)”, won the hearts of voters with his eye-catching performance as the conniving land tyrant, which was dubbed “solid” and “rich in layers”.
Sean Lau has recently been awarded Best Actor by the Hong Kong Film Critic Society for his performance in “Overheard 3”.
Delighted with the honour, Sean expressed, “Receiving such good news in the early days of 2015 is a good start. I am truly happy and surprised.”
Meanwhile, the Best Actress accolade was given to Zhao Wei for her performance in “Dearest”, the first one for the Chinese actress.
Critics revealed that Zhao deserves the award for her successful transition from the wide-eyed manic pixie dream girl roles she used to play, to a darker and richer character in the Peter Chan movie.
2014 Hong Kong Film Critics’ Awards Winners are:
BEST FILM: The Midnight After
BEST DIRECTOR: Fruit Chan (The Midnight After)
Wai Ka Fai, Ryker Chan Wai Bun, Yu Xi (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2)
Zhang Ji (Dearest)
BEST ACTOR: Sean Lau (Overheard 3)
BEST ACTRESS: Zhao Wei (Dearest)
The Golden Era
Kung Fu Jungle
The Crossing Part 1
That Demon Within
Dot 2 Dot
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2
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