31st Hong Kong Film Awards

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31st Hong Kong Film Awards
31st Hong Kong Film Awards Poster.jpg
Final revision poster modified by Hong Kong Film Awards Association
Poster Design Competition Champion - Mr. Wong Chun Yin from Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Date April 15, 2012
Site Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Host Eric Tsang, Bowie Tsang, Gordon Lam, Ronald Cheng, Angelababy
Organizer Hong Kong Film Awards Association Ltd
Highlights
Best Picture A Simple Life
Most awards A Simple Life, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (5)
Most nominations Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, Let the Bullets Fly (13)
Television coverage
Network TVB, Now TV, RTHK Radio 2 (live)
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The 31st Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony took place in Hong Kong Cultural Centre on April 15, 2012. The hosts for the awards ceremony are Eric Tsang, Bowie Tsang, Gordon Lam, Ronald Cheng and Angelababy.[1] TVB, Now TV and RTHK Radio 2 were the live broadcasters of the ceremony, with other networks airing simulcasts across the world.

The film A Simple Life won five of its major nominations (film, director, screenplay, actor, actress). Deanie Ip became the oldest Best Actress Award-winner in the history of Hong Kong Film Awards. Ann Hui has now won four Best Director Awards, the most in awards history.

Let the Bullets Fly directed by Jiang Wen and Flying Swords of Dragon Gate directed by Tsui Hark dominated the nominations in 13 categories including Best Film and Best Director. Individually, Jiang Wen got nominated in four categories (director, actor, screenplay, film editing).

Winners and nominees[edit]

Here are the listed winners and nominees taken from the official website.[2]

Best Film
Film Producer(s) Result
A Simple Life Roger Lee, Ann Hui, Chan Pui Wah Won
Life without Principle Johnnie To Nominated
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Tsui Hark Nominated
Overheard 2 Derek Yee Nominated
Let the Bullets Fly Ma Ke, Albert Lee, Yin Homber, Barbie Tung, Zhao Haicheng Nominated
Best Director
Director(s) Film Result
Ann Hui A Simple Life Won
Johnnie To Life without Principle Nominated
Tsui Hark Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Alan Mak, Felix Chong Overheard 2 Nominated
Jiang Wen Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Screenplay
Screenwriter(s) Film Result
Susan Chan A Simple Life Won
Wai Ka Fai, Yau Nai Hoi, Ryker Chan, Jevons Au Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Nominated
Milkyway Creative Team, Au Kin Yee, Wong King Fai Life without Principle Nominated
Alan Mak, Felix Chong Overheard 2 Nominated
Zhu Sujin, Shu Ping, Jiang Wen, Guo Junli, Wei Xiao, Li Bukong Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Actor
Actor Film Result
Andy Lau A Simple Life Won
Sean Lau Life without Principle Nominated
Sean Lau Overheard 2 Nominated
Jiang Wen Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Ge You Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Actress
Actress Film Result
Shu Qi A Beautiful Life Nominated
Tang Wei Wu Xia Nominated
Deanie Ip A Simple Life Won
Gao Yuanyuan Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Nominated
Zhou Xun Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Best Supporting Actor
Actor Film Result
Jimmy Wang Wu Xia Nominated
Paul Chiang A Simple Life Nominated
Nicholas Tse Shaolin Nominated
Lo Hoi Pang Life without Principle Won
Kenneth Tsang Overheard 2 Nominated
Best Supporting Actress
Actress Film Result
Kara Hui Wu Xia Nominated
Qin Hailu A Simple Life Nominated
So Hang Shuen Life without Principle Won
Gwei Lun Mei Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Carina Lau Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Cinematography
Cinematographer(s) Film Result
Jake Pollock, Lai Yiu Fai Wu Xia Won
Yu Lik Wai A Simple Life Nominated
Johnny Choi Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Anthony Pun Overheard 2 Nominated
Zhao Fei Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Film Editing
Film Editor(s) Film Result
Derek Hui Wu Xia Nominated
David Richardson Life without Principle Nominated
Yau Chi Wai Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Won
Curran Pang Overheard 2 Nominated
Jiang Wen, Cao Wei Jie Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Art Direction
Production Designer(s) Film Result
Yee Chung Man, Sun Li Wu Xia Nominated
Yee Chung Man, Lau Man Hung Shaolin Nominated
Yee Chung Man, Lau Man Hung Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Won
Daniel Lee White Vengeance Nominated
Eddy Wong, Yu Qing Hua, Gao Yi Guang Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Costume and Makeup Design
Costume and Makeup Designer(s) Film Result
Dora Ng Wu Xia Nominated
Ng Po Ling Mural Nominated
Lai Hsuan Wu Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Eddy Mok, Debby Wong White Vengeance Nominated
William Chang Let the Bullets Fly Won
Best Sound Design
Sound Designer(s) Film Result
Nopawat Likitwong, Traithep Wongpaiboon Wu Xia Nominated
Kim Suk Won Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Won
Phyllis Cheng, Lam Siu Yu White Vengeance Nominated
Kinson Tsang Overheard 2 Nominated
Wen Bo, Wang Gang Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Visual Effects
Visual Effect Designer(s) Film Result
Ryu Hee Jung, Eddy Wong, Law Wai Ho The Sorcerer and the White Snake Nominated
Yung Kwok Yin, Andy Kang Wu Xia Nominated
Christopher Bremble Mural Nominated
Wook Kim, Josh Cole, Frankie Chung Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Won
Victor Wong, Xie Yi Wen Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Action Choreography
Action Choreographer(s) Film Result
Tony Ching The Sorcerer and the White Snake Nominated
Donnie Yen Wu Xia Nominated
Cory Yuen, Yuen Tak, Li Chung Chi Shaolin Nominated
Yuen Bun, Lan Hai Han, Sun Jiankui Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Won
Sit Chun Wai, Li Chung Chi Let the Bullets Fly Nominated
Best Original Film Score
Composer(s) Film Result
Chan Kwong Wing A Beautiful Life Nominated
Chan Kwong Wing, Peter Kam, Chatchai Pongprapaphan Wu Xia Won
Wu Wai Lap, Li Han Chiang, Gu Xin Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Henry Lai White Vengeance Nominated
Chan Kwong Wing Overheard 2 Nominated
Best Original Film Song
Song Film Result
Chuo Guo Le Di Zi A Beautiful Life Nominated
Leung Sum Fa Hi, Fidelity Won
Mi Zou Jiang Wu
  • Composer, lyricist, singer: Dou Wei
Wu Xia Nominated
Ng
  • Composer: Q.luv
  • Lyricist, singer: Andy Lau
Shaolin Nominated
Shui Man Jin Shan
  • Composer, singer: Yue Wei
  • Lyricist: Lin Xi
Life without Principle Nominated
Best New Director
Director(s) Film Result
Tsang Tsui Shan Big Blue Lake Won
Calvin Poon Hi, Fidelity Nominated
Bill Yip Cure Nominated
Best New Performer
Actor / Actress Film Result
Hsiao Ching Teng The Killer Who Never Kills Won
Shiga Lin Lan Kwai Fong Nominated
Zheng Shuang Mural Nominated
Karena Ng Magic to Win Nominated
Sheng Chien Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Nominated
Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan
Film Director(s) Result
You Are the Apple of My Eye Taiwan Giddens Ko Won
The Flowers of War Mainland China Zhang Yimou Nominated
If You Are the One 2 Mainland China Feng Xiaogang Nominated
Starry Starry Night Taiwan Tom Lin Nominated
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Taiwan Wei Te-sheng Nominated

Special awards[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award
Name Gender Occupation(s) Reason
Ni Kuang Male novelist, screenwriter He has written over 300 scripts including One-Armed Swordsman and Fist of Fury. His achievements of the field of screenwriting are extraordinary. Thus, his driving force for the development of Hong Kong film industry is important.
Professional Achievement Award
Name Gender Occupation(s) Reason
Fong Ho Yuen Male stills cinematographer He has worked for over 80 films in about 40 years. He is a very dedicated person and his spirit should be learnt by other people.

Presenters[edit]

Best Film

Best Director

Best Screenplay

  • Kam Kwok-leung

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing

Best Art Direction, Best Costume and Makeup Design

Best Action Choreography

Best Sound Design, Best Visual Effects

Best Original Film Score, Best Original Film Song

Best New Director

Best New Performer

Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan

Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Films with awards and nominations[edit]

These films has received one nomination or more at the awards:

Note
a^ : Although Wu Xia receives 12 nominations, the categories it gets nominated are of acting or technical skills.
b^ : A Simple Life gets nominated in all major categories (film, director, screenplay, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, cinematography).
c^ ^ ^ ^ ^ : The tagged films are from mainland China or Taiwan so they can compete for only 1 award (Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan).

References[edit]

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