Red Cliff, the first chapter of an epic two-part war saga revolving around the late Han Dynasty, scored the most nominations at the 28th annual Hong Kong Film Awards. Written and directed by action auteur John Woo (The Killer, Face/Off), the movie scored 15 nods, including nominations for directing, acting (Tony Leung, Lust, Caution), cinematography (Lu Yue, Zhang Li) and editing (Angie Lam, Robert A. Ferretti and Yang Hong Yu).

Following close behind with 12 nominations apiece were Wilson Yip’s Ip Man and Gordon Chan’s Painted Skin. Will Red Cliff karate-chop the competition? Find out April 19th when the winners will be announced.

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