It was reported that the upcoming Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) has been postponed to a later date.
As reported on Mingpao, the awards ceremony, which was originally scheduled for 17 April at the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Centre, was rumoured to have been delayed to June due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
In response to the rumours, the HKFA committee stated, “The 40th Hong Kong Film Awards is tentatively scheduled to be held in June. As the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong is still severe, the arrangement of the ceremony has to be considered and coordinated with in light of the pandemic. Details will be announced later.”
During the press conference last month to announce the nominees for this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, HKFA Chairman Derek Yee had stated that the date of 17 April was still tentative. He also assured that the committee has a back-up plan.
However, he also does not rule out the possibility of postponing the ceremony or holding it online, but stressed that it will not be cancelled.