The big winner at last night's Hong Kong Film Awards was Johnnie To's widely-praised gangster film Election, which garnered four major awards including best picture, a category in which it defeated the night's other big winner, Perhaps Love. To took home the trophy for best director, while star Tony Leung Ka Fai (not the one in all the Wong Kar-Wai movies) was named best actor. Despite losing out to Election in most of the major categories, Perhaps Love, the big budget, star-filled musical, actually won the most awards on the night with six, including the one for best actress (Zhou Xun). The film was also recognized for its cinematography, score, and original song.

In addition, the fantastic Anthony Wong was named best supporting actor for his work in Initial D, a film whose star, Jay Chou, took home the award for best new performer. Finally, Kekexili: Mountain Patrol, a film to which National Geographic has acquired the North American distribution rights, was named best Asian film, defeating Oscar nominee Howl's Moving Castle, among others.

Edit: A full list of nominees can be found here.