HKFA cancels event to announce nomination

6 Feb – The Hong Kong Film Awards Association has decided to forgo its press conference to announce this year's nominees for the said annual awards.

As reported on Mingpao, the HKFA, which was scheduled to hold the press conference on 11 February, will instead release the nomination list online on the said date.

Meanwhile, rumours are rife that the upcoming 39th Hong Kong Film Awards will also move its event from the Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui to the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre.

Reportedly, the organiser will also cancel the red carpet event and scale down the whole awards to ensure everybody's safety due to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus.

When asked about it, HKFA consultant Ms. Wong confirmed that the announcement format has been changed, though nothing is set in stone when it comes to the awards ceremony itself.