Just saw this on Twitch (who first saw it on MonkeyPeaches). The nominations for the 24th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards have been announced, and much to my surprise and delight, Derek Yee’s One Nite In Mongkok has received 11 nominations, including one for Best Picture, where it’s up against 2046, New Police Story, Breaking News, and Kung Fu Hustle.
I enjoyed both New Police Story (Jackie Chan’s best film in years) and 2046 (which, despite its flaws, is still a gorgeous film), and while I haven’t seen it yet, I’m sure Kung Fu Hustle kicks all sorts of arse. (As for Breaking News, I haven’t seen it either, but based on his other films, I’m comfortable with calling Johnnie To one of the world’s most overrated filmmakers.)
All that being said, I really hope One Nite In Mongkok wins as many awards as possible, it’s that good. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth the $20 or so it’ll cost you to nab an import disc. And while you’re at it, snag a copy of Yee’s earlier film, the also wonderful (and far more uplifting) Lost In Time. Both of them are easily two of the best films that Hong Kong has produced in the past few years.