Live broadcast of award ceremony was blocked in mainland China when Trivisa, which is banned there, was mentioned at the presentation (source: scmp @ 10 apr 2017)
Hong Kong crime film Trivisa – which is banned in mainland China – scooped the Best Film award at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, the city’s answer to the Oscars. It took a total of five awards on Sunday night.
The film’s director, Johnnie To Kei-fung, originally produced the film as a training exercise for younger directors without any intention to win prizes.
The film industry has speculated that the ban may be related to the film’s co-director, Jevons Au Man-kit, who was also a co-director of Ten Year which won the best film award last year.
Best film – Trivisa
Best Director – Frank Hui, Jevons Au, Vicky Wong (Trivisa)
Best Actor – Gordon Lam (Trivisa)
Best Actress – Kara Wai ( Happiness )
Best Supporting Actor – Eric Tsang (Mad World)
Best Supporting Actress – Elaine Jin (Mad World)
Best New Performer – Tony Wu (Weeds on Fire)
Best Screenplay – Trivisa
Best Cinematography – Peter Pau, Cao Yu (See You Tomorrow)
Best Film Editing – Allen Leung, David Richardson (Trivisa)
Best Art Direction – See You Tomorrow
Best Sostume and Make-up Design – The Monkey King 2
Best Action Choreography – Operation Mekong
Best Original Film Score – Peter Kam, Yusuke Hatano (Soul Mate)
Best Original Film Song – Anthem of Shatin Martins (Weeds on Fire)
Best Sound Design- Kinson Tsang, George Lee Yiu-Keung ( Cold War 2 )
Best Visual Effects – The Monkey King 2
Best New Director – Wong Chun (Mad World)
Best Film from China and Taiwan – Godspeed