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| Monday, March 19, 2007

Organised by Hong Kong International Film Festival, boasting a judging panel of 17 international film professionals, Asian Film Awards will be Asia's most influential film awards. The first award presentation ceremony will be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, there will be live telecast at 8:30PM in over 50 countries and more than 3,000 media will be there to report on the event.

The organiser had arranged AC Nielsen to present Asian Film Box Office Superstar award to Andy Lau in appreciation of all these years contribution to Asian Films, especially in Asia as he continie to create good box office takings. As a producer and actor, Andy had attracted audience throughout Asia into the cinema in order to become one true box office superstar.

According to Hong Kong UA Cinema Yearly awards ceremony in December 2005, Andy's movie collected a total of $170 million in Hong Kong, his A Battle of Wits and Protege collected more than $41000,000 in Hong Kong in 2006. This is only figures in Hong Kong, if to calculate the total box office takings throughout Asia, it would be scary. Andy whom is currently location shooting in Shanghai will return to Hong Kong to collect the award.

For the event, those whom would attend includes Chief Secretary for Administration Mr. Rafael Hui Si-yan; Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Mr. Joseph Wong; Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) Mr. Alan Wong; Hong Kong Showbiz Ambassador Tony Leung Chiu Wai; Luc Besson from France; Rain, Im Soo Jung, Lee Byung Hun, Kim Hye Soo from South Korea; Zhao Wei, Fan Bingbing, Jia Zhangke and Ning Hao from Mainland China; Nakatani Miki, Yoshino Kimura, Masanobu Ando, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Mitsuru Kurosawa from Japan; Siu Fong Fong, Michelle Yeung, Sandy Lam, Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Maggie Q, Twins, Andrew Lau and Josie Ho from Hong Kong and Chang Cheh from Taiwan.

news from: Ta Kung Po, Oriental Daily News, Sun News, Ming Pao