Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung and actor Louis Koo have been conferred honorary awards by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on April 16.
Cheung was given an honorary doctorate whereas Koo acquired an honorary fellowship.
Hong Kong actor Wong Cho Lam, veteran actor Lau Shun and opera singer Leung So Kam additionally acquired the honorary fellowship from the academy.
They have been amongst 10 people who have been recognised for his or her achievements and contributions to the performing arts and cultural business in addition to the event of the academy.
The academy praised Cheung, 59, as a serious determine within the performing arts business and a humble one that spared no effort in supporting the youthful technology of artistes.
Cheung, generally known as the God of Songs and one of many “4 Heavenly Kings” in Hong Kong, advised the media he thought one needed to research onerous to get a doctorate.
“I did not know what I’ve completed when the academy conferred me the honorary doctorate. I solely know I’ve to do even higher in future,” stated the singer well-known for hits together with Kiss Goodbye and Love Letter.
The academy praised Koo, 50, for actively supporting and selling Hong Kong movies and selling the Asian movie business through the years.
It additionally famous that Koo has offered many alternatives for brand new administrators in Hong Kong and his assist for the movie business has additionally offered extra alternatives for the academy’s graduates.
Koo, who heads the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild and has his personal movie firm, introduced in Might final yr that he would work with film mogul Albert Yeung to supply 10 Hong Kong films within the subsequent two years, after the Hong Kong movie business was battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The actor – who will subsequent seem in All U Want Is Love, an upcoming film with a star-studded forged – was very completely satisfied and honoured to obtain the fellowship.
“I hope to proceed to advertise the event of the Hong Kong movie business and nurture a brand new technology of movie expertise sooner or later,” he stated. – The Straits Occasions/Asia Information Community