8 May – Derek Tsang was ecstatic that his movie, "Better Days" became the big winner at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards.
In a long post written on Instagram following the announcement of the results, the director expressed, "Thank you very much Hong Kong Film Awards! I know that despite the pandemic, everybody has given their best effort so that films and filmmakers have a chance to be honoured!"
"Since childhood, Hong Kong Film Awards has always had an irreplaceable place in my heart. So it's really difficult to express how I feel to be able to have everyone's recognition."
Derek also thanked his production team, cast and crew for their hard work, stressing that each and every one of them have done an important contribution to the success of the movie.
"Thank you to my producer, mentor and good friend Jojo Hui Yuet Chun! Thank you for not only teaching me how to make a movie but also how to be a person! Finally, I want to thank my Mama, I hope this award is the best Mother's Day present you have ever received!" he added.
The film won multiple awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
This year's Hong Kong Film Awards cancelled its annual ceremony due to the pandemic and the results were announced by Chairman Derek Yee on 6 May.
(Photo Source: Derek Tsang Instagram)