The Fifth Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Presentation was conducted on 8 March, 1999 at Planet Hollywood Restaurant. The honorary guest for the occasion was renowned actor Leslie Cheung and all the winners of the major prizes were present to receive their prizes, including Anthony Wong (Best Actor, for Beast Cop), Sandra Ng (Best Actress, for Portland Street Blues) and Johnnie To (Best Director, for A Hero Never Dies).
The presentation ceremony of the Fourth Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards was held at the Planet Hollywood on Thursday, 12 February 1998. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Taiwan director Edward Yang, who presented the awards for Best Film (Full Alert), Best Actor (Lau Ching-wan for Full Alert), Best Actress (Wu Chien-lien for Eighteen Springs), Best Director (Fruit Chan for Made in Hong Kong), Best Screenplay (Chan Hing-kar for Task Force). All winners turned up at the ceremony to receive their awards.
Before the crowds swarmed into Planet Hollywood on this particular Saturday morning, the Hong Kong Film Critics Society (HKFCS) presented their third annual awards in a casual but star-studded ceremony with a press attendance that far surpassed the first two years. Master of ceremony was HKFCS renowned screenwriter-film critic-columnist-radio host Lam Chiu-wing, or Superwing Lam if you read HKFCS net page.
First up on the rundown were the eight Films of Merit and presenting the awards was HKFCS president Li Cheuk-to.
Stephen Chiau was today presented with the Best Actor Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society (HKFCS), the first time that Chiau had ever won an acting award in Hong Kong. Handing out the award in a glittering ceremony at the Planet Hollywood was Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien. The Best Actress Award went to joint winners Josephine Siao and Siqin Gaowa.