Filipino actress Crisel Consunji wins at Hong Kong Film Awards for role in ‘Still Human’

Photo: Hong Kong Film Awards/FB.
Photo: Hong Kong Film Awards/FB.

A Filipino actress bagged an award during last night’s Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA), making her the first homegrown Filipino to be honored by the city’s most prestigious award-giving body.

Crisel Consunji was named “Best New Performer” for her role as OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) Evelyn in the film Still Human. She bested four others in the category and was also nominated for a Best Actress award.

The HKFA is known as “Hong Kong’s Oscars” and recognizes achievements in filmmaking in an annual ceremony, usually held in April.

“It seems to tell the world that in Hong Kong when we celebrate our diversity, we move forward together,” Consunji said in her speech last night.

Still Human was directed by Oliver Chan Siu-kuen and produced by veteran Hong Kong indie filmmaker Fruit Chan. It tells the story of Consunji’s Evelyn, a former nurse who becomes a caregiver in Hong Kong for the paralyzed Leung (Anthony Wong).

Apart from Consunji, Chan was named Best New Director and lead actor Anthony Wong won for Best Actor.

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