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Nick Cheung is such a loyal friend, he was almost beaten up for it

It is not hard to see why the actor is so popular: In real life, he is winsome and goofy, and work-wise, he is talented and hardworking.

Published on Apr 16, 2014 6:09 PM

Nick Cheung is truly the man of the hour.

At the Hong Kong Film Awards held last Sunday night, the 46-year-old star was named Best Actor for his boxer role in sports drama Unbeatable, to much cheering from the rest of the stars and industry players seated in the auditorium.

Before he took the stage to collect the prize, many people left their seats and surged forward to hug and congratulate him. In his acceptance speech, he was effusive and funny, and no one minded that he went on and on and on.

In fact, every time his name was mentioned in passing throughout the rest of the night, the audience would loudly clap and whistle in support.

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