'Let the Bullets Fly' and 'Dragon Gate' top HKFA's shortlist

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Statue of Hong Kong Film Awards. [Photo: ent.163.com]

The organizing committee of the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) announced its nomination list during a press conference, February 8th. The award-winning film "Let the Bullets Fly" and Tsui Hark's "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D" run in the frontline with 13 nominations between them, ent.163.com reports.

After these two films, Sui Fai Mak and Felix Chong's Hong Kong crime thriller "Overheard 2" gained 9 nominations. Director Ann Hui obtained 8 nominations for her feature film "A Simple Life". Johnny To's film "Life without Principles" also got 8 nominations.

Zhang Yimou's epic war blockbuster "The Flowers of War" is expected to compete for the Best Chinese Language Award against "You are the Apple of my Eye," "If You Are the One 2," "Starry Starry Night" and "Seediq Bale."

The award ceremony will be held at the Hong Kong Culture Center on April 15th.

Some other nominees are detailed below:

Nominees for Best Movie Award

"A Simple Life"

"Life without Principle"

"Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D"

"Overheard 2"

"Let the Bullets Fly"

Nominees for Best Director Award

Ann Hui for "A Simple Life"

Johnny To for "Life without Principle"

Tsui Hark for "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D"

Sui Fai Mak and Felix Chong for "Overheard 2"

Jiang Wen for "Let the Bullets Fly"

Nominees for Best Actor Award

Andy Lau in "A Simple Life"

Sean Lau in "Life without Principle"

Sean Lau in "Overheard 2"

Jiang Wen in "Let the Bullets Fly"

Ge You in "Let the Bullets Fly"

Nominees for Best Actress Award

Shu Qi in "Never Let You Alone"

Tang Wei in "Wu Xia"

Deanie Yip in "A Simple Life"

Gao Yuanyuan in "Don't Go Breaking my Heart"

Zhou Xun in "Dragon Gate 3D"

Nominees for Best Supporting Actor Award

Wang Yu in "Wu Xia"

Paul Chun in "A Simple Life"

Nicolas Tse in "Shaolin"

Lu Haipeng in "Life without Principle"

Zeng Jiang in "Overheard 2"

Nominees for Best Supporting Actress Award

Kara Hui in "Wu Xia"

Qin Hailu in "A Simple Life"

Gui Lunmei in "Dragon Gate 3D"

So Hangsuen in "Life without Principle"

Carina Lau in "Let the Bullets Fly"

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