12 Feb – Stage actor Ling Man Lung admitted that he was surprised to be nominated in the Best Actor category at this year's Hong Kong Film Awards.
According to Mingpao, the actor, who was nominated for his first big screen project, "Tomorrow is Another Day", stated that it was a big motivation for him to be nominated alongside all the other great stars, including Andy Lau and Louis Koo.
"It's joyful and exciting to be nominated, especially with the older generation that I saw on screen when I was just a child. It's surprising and I am very grateful," he said.
However, Ling humbly added that he will not have any expectations when it comes to winning the award because of how tough the competition is.
The actor also expressed his happiness online recently, writing on Facebook, "I will continue to work hard!"
Other nominees in the category include Ronald Cheng (Concerto of the Bully), and Tian Zhuangzhuang (Love Education).
(Photo Source: Ling Man Lung Facebook)