Tuesday, April 17, 2012

31st Hong Kong Film Awards (2012) Results

The 31st annual Hong Kong Film Awards were presented on Sunday April 15th at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

64 year old director Ann Hui's touching drama, A Simple Life, unsurprisingly swept five of the major awards including: best film, director, screenplay, actor, and actress. While Tsui Hark's action extravaganza, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, which heading into the night led with the most nominations (13), took home five awards of its own in the technical categories.

Read on for the full list of winners.

Best Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
  • Susan Chan for A Simple Life
  • Wai Ka Fai, Yau Nai Hoi, Ryker Chan, Jevons Au for Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  • Milkyway Creative Team, Au Kin Yee, Wong King Fai for Life Without Principle
  • Alan Mak, Felix Chong for Overheard 2
  • Zhu Sujin, Shu Ping, Jiang Wen, Guo Junli, Wei Xiao, Li Bukong for Let the Bullets Fly
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
  • Jimmy Wang for Wu Xia
  • Paul Chang for A Simple Life
  • Nicholas Tse for Shaolin
  • Lo Hoi Pang for Life Without Principle
  • Kenneth Tsang for Overheard 2
Best Supporting Actress
Best New Performer
  • Hsiao Ching Teng for The Killer Who Never Kills
  • Shiga Lin for Lan Kwai Fong
  • Zheng Shuang for Mural
  • Karina Ng for Magic to Win
  • Sheng Chien for Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Costume and Makeup Design
Best Action Choreography
Best Original Score
  • Chan Kwong Wing for A Beautiful Life
  • Chan Kwong Wing, Peter Kam, Chatchai Pongprapaphan for Wu Xia
  • Wu Wai Lap, Li Han Chiang, Gu Xin for Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  • Henry Lai for White Vengeance
  • Chan Kwong Wing for Overheard 2
Best Original Song
  • Chuo Guo Le Di Zi by Ivana Wong from A Beautiful Life
  • Leung Sum Fa by Jun Kung, Calvin Poon, Sandy Lam from Hi, Fidelity
  • Mi Zou Jiang Wu by Dou Wei from Wu Xia
  • Ng by Q.luv, Andy Lau from Shaolin
  • Shui Man Jin Shan by Yue Wei, Lin Xi from Life Without Principle
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best New Director
  • Tsang Tsui Shan for The Big Blue Lake
  • Calvin Poon for Hi, Fidelity
  • Bill Yip for Cure
Best Chinese or Taiwanese Film
  • You Are the Apple of My Eye by Giddens Ko (Taiwan)
  • The Flowers of War by Zhang Yimou (China)
  • If You Are the One 2 by Feng Xioagang (China)
  • Starry Starry Night by Tom Lin (Taiwan)
  • Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale by Wei Te-sheng (Taiwan)
Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ni Kuang Writer
Professional Achievement Award
  • Fong Ho Yuen Stills Cinematographer
Andy Lau (Best Actor) and Deanie Ip (Best Actress)
How many of these films have you seen? What did you think of them?


The Angry Lurker said...

I've only seen Let the Bullets Fly for my shame!

Michaël Parent said...

I've seen 0 films. I am focussing of Powell/Pressburger and Fritz Lang lately and contemporary Cinema is less and less in my interests since a couple of years... And damn Playoffs are taking my movie watching time down too... But I really like Hong Kong films when I take the time to catch one!
Which are the ones you recommend from this Awards?

Christine said...

I love Hong Kong cinema and it's a shame I haven't seen any of these.   Thanks for the latest!

Lisa Thatcher said...

Fantastic post.  I guess  a simple life is going on the list as soon as I can get it. 

d_4 said...

I think I'm confused.. does a category have multiple winners? 

Bonjour Tristesse said...

One seems to be enough for the lead so far :)

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Yes the playoffs have been exciting so far.

I quite enjoyed Life Without Principle, that's the one I would recommend. But I look forward to seeing A Simple Life, hopefully it gets a release here soon.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Thanks Christine!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yep, I've been waiting to see that one since it's appearance at Venice last summer.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 No just one winner. Do you not see the icon beside each one?

David Zou said...

I know A Simple Life is gonna win,but not in such a large margin,Life Without Principle is close to it.

d_4 said...

Now I see it! I think I just failed to acknowledge the icon.. Ahem

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