Oscar-nominated martial arts film The Grandmaster swept the board at the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Awards on Wednesday (05Mar14), earning four prizes including Best Film.

Wong Kar-wai was also named Best Director, while the movie's stars, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Zhang Ziyi claimed Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.

Babyjohn Choi earned the Best Newcomer honour for his role as a tai chi master in The Way We Dance, which also landed Adam Wong the title of Best New Director.

The Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild also had a special award for As the Light Goes Out moviemaker Derek Kwok.

The annual event celebrates the best in Chinese film.