THE Hongkong Film Awards had all the glitter expected of such an occasion, with stars and audience turning up in all their finery. The show was held last week at the Academy for Performing Arts. The surprise of the evening was the Category III film Cageman , which won four awards out of its five nominations. The harrowing story of 105 caged men forced by developers to move out of their home, the film won Best Supporting Actor for the performance by Liu Kai-chi, as well as Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film awards. Director Jacob Cheung Chei-leung wept tears of joy when he was crowned best director. The other big winner of the day was Centre Stage , which carried away five awards, including Best Actress for Maggie Cheung Man-yuk. A jubilant Maggie thanked the producers and director, and said a special thank you to actress Anita Mui, whose role it was originally. Mui was unable to take the part, thus giving Maggie the opportunity to prove her talent. As expected, the Best Actor award went to Tony Leung Ka-fai for his acclaimed performance in '92 The Legendary La Rose Noire. Asked how he would celebrate his success, Tony said: ''With a kiss from my wife''. The actor added that behind every successful man was a woman, and in his case it was his wife. Although ATV televised the show for the first time, amidst rumours that TVB would ''force'' their contracted performers not to attend, many TVB stars turned up.