35th Hong Kong Film Awards

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35th Hong Kong Film Awards
35th Hong Kong Film Awards Poster.jpg
Final revision poster modified by Hong Kong Film Awards Association
Date3 April 2016
SiteHong Kong Cultural Centre
Hosted bySean Lau
Directed byDerek Yee
Organised byHong Kong Film Awards Association Ltd
Most nominationsPort of Call (13)

The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony took place in Hong Kong Cultural Centre on 3 April 2016. The host of the awards ceremony was Sean Lau.[1] The state-owned China Central Television did not air the program as it had previously for every year since 1991; this was because the film nominated for best picture in the awards, Ten Years, was seen to be critical of China's influence over Hong Kong. The Chinese government was reported to have ordered the state broadcaster not to broadcast the ceremony.[2]


Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[3] [4][5][6]


The Hong Kong Film Awards announced 21 film awards in all, but there were only 20 according to reports in the mainland Chinese news media. Major mainland news websites, including Sina and Tencent, which covered the awards ceremony on 3 April 2[7] 016 neglected to mention the winner of best picture, considered one of Asia's top film awards.[8][9] In mainland Chinese cities where TVB, the main Hong Kong television channel, is aired, users on social media reported that the programme was blacked out and replaced with a cooking programme.[7]


  1. ^ Master of Ceremonies of 2016's Presentation Ceremony (in Chinese)
  2. ^ Sala, Ilaria Maria (11 March 2016). "Ten Years – the terrifying vision of Hong Kong that Beijing wants obscured". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "List of Awardees of The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards". Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards (2016)". Mtime.com Inc. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ "The 35th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards". Love HK Film. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Film Awards for 2016". IMDB. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b Wong, Alan (4 April 2016). "China News Blackout as 'Ten Years' Takes Hong Kong Best Film Award". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  8. ^ Wu, Venus; Kwok, Donny (3 April 2016). "Film depicting China's shadow over Hong Kong wins top Asian award". Reuters.
  9. ^ Brzeski, Patrick; Chu, Karen (3 April 2016). "Controversial Dystopian Movie 'Ten Years' Wins Best Picture at Hong Kong Film Awards". The Hollywood Reporter.

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