Even though his movie “Better Days” did not win the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars, Derek Tsang assured that he is not at all disappointed by the result.

As reported on Mingpao, the Hong Kong filmmaker, who spoke to the media about the loss, stated that he is thankful to all the audience who supported and liked the movie – stressing that reaching the top five in the said category after besting numerous titles from around the world was achievement enough.


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‘Better Days’ is about a bullied teenage school girl who forms an unlikely friendship with a young man who protects her

“I’m really honoured and grateful to represent Hong Kong and participate in the Oscars with a Chinese-language film. Knowing that I still have many shortcomings, I will continue to work hard and hope to produce better works,” he said.

On the other hand, Derek’s equally famous father Eric Tsang stated that the whole family watched the ceremony online on the day of the event.

It is noted that TVB decided not to air the event this year for the first time in over 50 years.

“The eldest daughter is in Taiwan, the second one in Canada, and Derek did not fly to the United States. Although they were in different places, they still watched the live stream together,” he enthused.

Eric stated with pride that while Derek did not win, the filmmaker is still better and more successful than his old man.

The Best International Feature accolade went to Danish film, “Another Round” directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen.

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The films that were nominated in the International Feature Film category … and the Oscar goes to ‘Another Round’

(Photo Source: Derek Tsang Instagram)