Simon Yam recently apologised after ousting himself as the “culprit” that has caused his own movie to be disqualified from the Oscar race.
As reported on Mingpao, Simon, who publicly apologised for the blunder, stated that the movie, “A Light Never Goes Out”, which he also stars alongside Sylvia Chang, is one of his favourite movies.
“I would like to apologise to my colleagues. Thank you for your hard work. It was my own mistake that I voted for the movie. I am so sorry,” he said.
Simon also apologised to the Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong for voting his own movie as well as to everybody who loved the film.
Crucindo Hung, chairman of the Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong, previously revealed that the movie was disqualified from competing in the Academy Awards’ Best International Picture due to a conflict of interest.
According to the Chairman, he had changed the 13 members of the selection committee earlier this year after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) sent a notice saying that members couldn’t vote if they have been on the selection board for more than six years.
However, one of the new committee members that have been appointed is also an actor in the movie that was eventually selected.
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