Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director

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Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Awarded for Achievement in cinematic direction
Country Hong Kong
Presented by Hong Kong Film Awards
First awarded 1982
Currently held by Ann Hui (2012)

The Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director is an annual Hong Kong industry award presented to a director for the best achievement in cinematic direction.

History[edit]

The award was established at the 1st Hong Kong Film Awards (1982) and the first winner and the sole participant in this category was Allen Fong for his film Father and Son. From the 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards (1983), there are 5, sometimes 6, nominations for the category of Best Director from which one director is chosen the winner of the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director. The most recent recipient of the award was Ann Hui, who was honoured at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards (2012), for her film A Simple Life.

The directors with most awards in this category is Ann Hui with 4 times, followed by Allen Fong and Johnnie To with 3 times each. Ann Hui and Mabel Cheung are the only women who won in this category.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Director Film Note
1982
(1st)
Allen Fong Father and Son [1]
1983
(2nd)
Ann Hui Boat People [2]
1983
(2nd)
David Lai Lonely Fifteen
1983
(2nd)
Sammo Hung The Prodigal Son
1983
(2nd)
Choi Gai-Kwong Teenage Dreamers
1983
(2nd)
Patrick Tam Kar-Ming Nomad
1984
(3rd)
Allen Fong Ah Ying [3]
1984
(3rd)
Li Han-Xiang Burning of the Imperial Palace
1984
(3rd)
Wu Ma The Dead and the Deadly
1984
(3rd)
Teddy Robin All the Wrong Spies
1984
(3rd)
Kirk Wong Health Warning
1985
(4th)
Yim Ho Homecoming [4]
1985
(4th)
Tsui Hark Shanghai Blues
1985
(4th)
Johnny Mak Long Arm of the Law
1985
(4th)
Leung Po-Chi Hong Kong 1941
1985
(4th)
Danny Lee Sau-Yin Law with Two Phases
1986
(5th)
Mabel Cheung Illegal Immigrant [5]
1986
(5th)
Stanley Kwan Women
1986
(5th)
Ricky Lau Mr. Vampire
1986
(5th)
Sammo Hung Heart of Dragon
1986
(5th)
Jackie Chan Police Story
1987
(6th)
Allen Fong Just Like Weather [6]
1987
(6th)
Stephen Shin Brotherhood
1987
(6th)
John Woo A Better Tomorrow
1987
(6th)
Derek Yee The Lunatics
1987
(6th)
Li Han-Xiang The Last Emperor
1987
(6th)
Stanley Kwan Love Unto Waste
1988
(7th)
Ringo Lam City on Fire [7]
1988
(7th)
Ching Siu-tung A Chinese Ghost Story
1988
(7th)
Mabel Cheung An Autumn's Tale
1988
(7th)
Ringo Lam Prison on Fire
1988
(7th)
Ann Hui The Romance of Book & Sword
1988
(7th)
Patrick Tam Final Victory
1989
(8th)
Stanley Kwan Rouge [8]
1989
(8th)
Lawrence Ah Mon Gangs
1989
(8th)
Alex Law Painted Faces
1989
(8th)
Wong Kar-wai As Tears Go By
1989
(8th)
Jacob Cheung Last Eunuch in China
1990
(9th)
John Woo The Killer [9]
1990
(9th)
Johnnie To All About Ah-Long
1990
(9th)
Jacob Cheung Beyond the Sunset
1990
(9th)
Anthony Chan Yau A Fishy Story
1990
(9th)
Mabel Cheung Eight Taels of Gold
1991
(10th)
Wong Kar-wai Days of Being Wild [10]
1991
(10th)
John Woo Bullet in the Head
1991
(10th)
Ann Hui Song of the Exile
1991
(10th)
Yim Ho Red Dust
1991
(10th)
Clara Law Farewell China
1992
(11th)
Tsui Hark Once Upon a Time in China [11]
1992
(11th)
John Woo Once a Thief
1992
(11th)
Gordon Chan Fight Back to School
1992
(11th)
Lawrence Ah Mon Lee Rock
1992
(11th)
Poon Man-Kit To Be Number One
1993
(12th)
Jacob Cheung Cageman [12]
1993
(12th)
Jeffrey Lau 92 Legendary La Rose Noire
1993
(12th)
Gordon Chan King of Beggars
1993
(12th)
Tsui Hark Once Upon a Time in China II
1993
(12th)
Stanley Kwan Center Stage
1994
(13th)
Derek Yee C'est la vie, mon chéri [13]
1994
(13th)
Kirk Wong Crime Story
1994
(13th)
Cha Yuen-Yee Legal Innocence
1994
(13th)
Peter Chan
Lee Chi-Ngai
Tom, Dick and Hairy
1994
(13th)
Clara Law Temptation of a Monk
1995
(14th)
Wong Kar-wai Chungking Express [14]
1995
(14th)
Wong Kar-wai Ashes of Time
1995
(14th)
Peter Chan He's a Woman, She's a Man
1995
(14th)
Tsui Hark The Lovers
1995
(14th)
Gordon Chan The Final Option
1996
(15th)
Ann Hui Summer Snow [15]
1996
(15th)
Derek Yee Full Throttle
1996
(15th)
Wong Kar-wai Fallen Angels
1996
(15th)
Yim Ho The Day the Sun Turned Cold
1996
(15th)
Johnnie To Loving You
1997
(16th)
Peter Chan Comrades: Almost a Love Story [16]
1997
(16th)
Derek Chiu The Log
1997
(16th)
Derek Yee
Lau Chi-Leung
Viva Erotica
1997
(16th)
Shu Kei Hu Du Men
1997
(16th)
Benny Chan Big Bullet
1998
(17th)
Fruit Chan Made in Hong Kong [17]
1998
(17th)
Wong Kar-wai Happy Together
1998
(17th)
Ringo Lam Full Alert
1998
(17th)
Mabel Cheung The Soong Sisters
1998
(17th)
Johnnie To Lifeline
1999
(18th)
Gordon Chan
Dante Lam
Beast Cops [18]
1999
(18th)
Stanley Kwan Hold You Tight
1999
(18th)
Fruit Chan The Longest Summer
1999
(18th)
Mabel Cheung City of Glass
1999
(18th)
Patrick Yau The Longest Nite
2000
(19th)
Johnnie To The Mission [19]
2000
(19th)
Sylvia Chang Tempting Heart
2000
(19th)
Ann Hui Ordinary Heroes
2000
(19th)
Ringo Lam The Victim
2000
(19th)
Johnnie To Running Out of Time
2001
(20th)
Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [20]
2001
(20th)
Wong Kar-wai In the Mood for Love
2001
(20th)
Fruit Chan Durian, Durian
2001
(20th)
Johnnie To
Wai Ka-Fai
Needing You...
2001
(20th)
Wilson Yip Juliet in Love
2002
(21st)
Stephen Chow Shaolin Soccer [21]
2002
(21st)
Ann Hui July Rhapsody
2002
(21st)
Stanley Kwan Lan Yu
2002
(21st)
Johnnie To
Wai Ka-Fai
Love on a Diet
2002
(21st)
Ann Hui Visible Secret
2003
(22nd)
Andrew Lau
Alan Mak
Infernal Affairs [22]
2003
(22nd)
Law Chi-Leung Inner Senses
2003
(22nd)
Peter Chan Three: Going Home
2003
(22nd)
Fruit Chan Hollywood Hong Kong
2003
(22nd)
Zhang Yimou Hero
2004
(23rd)
Johnnie To PTU [23]
2004
(23rd)
Johnnie To
Wai Ka-Fai
Running on Karma
2004
(23rd)
Derek Yee Lost in Time
2004
(23rd)
Andrew Lau
Alan Mak
Infernal Affairs II
2004
(23rd)
Benny Chan Muk-Sing Heroic Duo
2005
(24th)
Derek Yee One Nite in Mongkok [24]
2005
(24th)
Wong Kar-wai 2046
2005
(24th)
Stephen Chow Kung Fu Hustle
2005
(24th)
Benny Chan Muk-Sing New Police Story
2005
(24th)
Johnnie To Breaking News
2006
(25th)
Johnnie To Election [25]
2006
(25th)
Derek Yee 2 Young
2006
(25th)
Andrew Lau
Alan Mak
Initial D
2006
(25th)
Peter Chan Perhaps Love
2006
(25th)
Tsui Hark Seven Swords
2007
(26th)
Patrick Tam Kar-Ming After This Our Exile [26]
2007
(26th)
Jacob Cheung Battle of Wits
2007
(26th)
Johnnie To Election 2
2007
(26th)
Johnnie To Exiled
2007
(26th)
Zhang Yimou Curse of the Golden Flower
2008
(27th)
Peter Chan The Warlords [27]
2008
(27th)
Ann Hui The Postmodern Life of My Aunt
2008
(27th)
Yau Nai-Hoi Eye in the Sky
2008
(27th)
Johnnie To
Wai Ka-Fai
Mad Detective
2008
(27th)
Derek Yee Protégé
2009
(28th)
Ann Hui The Way We Are [28]
2009
(28th)
Benny Chan Connected
2009
(28th)
John Woo Red Cliff
2009
(28th)
Johnnie To Sparrow
2009
(28th)
Wilson Yip Ip Man
2010
(29th)
Teddy Chan Bodyguards and Assassins
2010
(29th)
Ann Hui Night and Fog
2010
(29th)
John Woo Red Cliff II
2010
(29th)
Derek Yee Shinjuku Incident
2010
(29th)
Alan Mak and Felix Chong Overheard
2011
(29th)
Tsui Hark Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
2011
(30th)
Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng Gallants
2011
(30th)
Wilson Yip Ip Man 2
2011
(30th)
Su Chao-pin Reign of Assassins
2011
(30th)
Dante Lam The Stool Pigeon
2012
(31st)
Ann Hui A Simple Life
2012
(31st)
Johnnie To Life without Principle
2012
(31st)
Tsui Hark Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
2012
(31st)
Alan Mak and Felix Chong Overheard 2
2012
(31st)
Jiang Wen Let the Bullets Fly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  2. ^ "2nd Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  3. ^ "3rd Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  4. ^ "4th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  5. ^ "5th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  6. ^ "6th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  7. ^ "7th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  8. ^ "8th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  9. ^ "9th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  10. ^ "10th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  11. ^ "11th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  12. ^ "12th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  13. ^ "13th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  14. ^ "14th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  15. ^ "15th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  16. ^ "16th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  17. ^ "17th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  18. ^ "18th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  19. ^ "19th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  20. ^ "20th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  21. ^ "21st Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  22. ^ "22nd Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  23. ^ "23rd Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  24. ^ "24th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  25. ^ "25th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  26. ^ "26th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  27. ^ "27th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  28. ^ "28th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 

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