Teresa Mo wins first HKFA Best Actress award

16 Apr – Louis Koo was not the only favourite to have won at the Hong Kong Film Awards, as Teresa Mo - who was one of the picks to win Best Actress this year, finally won for her role in "Tomorrow is Another Day".

As reported on Mingpao, the actress, who won her first Best Actress award at the recently held event, admitted that she never thought about winning, especially since she was competing with other award-winning actresses such as Stephy Tang and Sylvia Chang.

"I thought that it was impossible for me to win the award, which is why I didn't prepare any speech. I was afraid that I will be disappointed again," she said.

Teresa thanked all the producers for their trust in her, as well as good friends like Ada Choi, Candice Yu, and Margie Tsang who have always been supportive of her.

She also expressed her gratitude to husband Tony Au, saying, "He helped me a lot with my performance by giving me lots of opinion and thoughts about it. I know you're still not satisfied, but I promise to do better in the future."

Speaking to the media after the event, Teresa said that her two daughters are her good luck charms and that the two of them were very confident that she would win.

"I have been in the industry since 1976. This is the first time [that I won], but I don't think it is too late," she said.

Prior to winning, Teresa was nominated Best Actress twice for her roles in "Men Suddenly in Black 2" and "Mr. Cinema" in 2007 and 2008. She previously won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "2 Young".

(Photo source: Mingpao)