The 26th Hong Kong Film Awards will be taking place on 15th April with many guests such as Korean stars Kwon Sang Woo and Song Hye Kyo who will be presenting the awards for the Best Asian Film. Reports also suggest that a special award for ‘Achievement in Film of the Century’ will be presented to Sir Run Run Shaw.
The HKFA president Manfred Wong indicated that in addition to the 19 regular awards, there will be two special awards this year. The award for ‘Professional Spirit’ will be presented to long-serving and well known make-up artist ‘Sis Chun’, who has given countless artistes a special confidence in front of the camera with her work. The second special award is for Achievement in Film over the century and this will be presented to Sir Run Run, who turns 100 years old this year. Sir Run Run’s life has been like a living history of the Chinese film industry and HKFA is honoured to present him with this award, which will be collected by Sir Run Run’s son on the night.
Wong also indicates that Quentin Tarantino has announced a re-make of Shaw Brothers classic "One Armed Swordsman" and this has raised focus. People from the industry indicate that since the activities held to mark the first anniversary of the Shaw Bros Fan Club at the beginning of the year, the media has started a series of activities to mark their respect for Sir Run Run.
Guest performers have been confirmed for the awards show that include Jay Chow, Eason Chan and Daniel Wu. The show will be hosted by Nick Cheung, Lam Tze-Chung and Bowie Tsang. Mainland stars Huang Xiaoming and Liu Yifei are also planned to present an award, but Liu is yet to confirm.