6th Asian Film Awards
|6th Asian Film Awards|
|Date||March 19, 2012|
|Site||Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center|
|Hosted by||Angela Chow
|Best Film||Nader and Simin, A Separation|
|Most awards||Nader and Simin, A Separation (4)|
|Most nominations||The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (8)|
|Network||aTV World, aTV Asia|
|Duration||1 hour, 30 minutes|
Awards were presented in 14 general categories. People's Choice Awards were also presented for Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress. In addition, three special awards were also given, the Lifetime Achievement Award, The Edward Yang New Talent Award and The Asian Film Award for 2011’s Top Grossing Asian Film. Nominations were announced on January 17, 2012 and the ceremony took place on March 19, 2012.
The awards were held at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center as part of the Entertainment Expo's Opening Gala. It was broadcast in aTV World in March 20 and in aTV Asia in March 22.
The jury for the awards consisted of 12 members from various countries; filmmakers, producers, critics and delegates from other international film festivals were a part of the jury.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Newcomer||Best Screenwriter|
|Best Cinematographer||Best Production Designer|
|Best Composer||Best Editor|
|Best Visual Effects||Best Costume Designer|
People's Choice Awards
|Favorite Actor||Favorite Actress|
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Edward Yang New Talent Award
- The Asian Film Award for 2011’s Top Grossing Asian Film
Films with multiple awards and nominations
- Multiple awards
These films won more than one award at the ceremony :
- Four : Nader and Simin, A Separation
- Three : Wu Xia
- Two : A Simple Life, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
- Multiple nominations
These films received more than one nomination at the awards :
- Eight : The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
- Six : Nader and Simin, A Separation, The Flowers of War, Seediq Bale
- Four : A Simple Life, Wu Xia
- Three : Lovely Man, The Front Line, The Woman in the Septic Tank, You Are the Apple of My Eye, You Don't Get Life a Second Time,
- Two : 11 Flowers, Chronicle of My Mother, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Overheard 2, Postcard, Starry Starry Night, The Dirty Picture, The Mirror Never Lies, The Outrage, War of the Arrows, White Vengeance
Nations who received awards and nominations
The awards tally includes People's Choice Awards and special awards.
The nominations tally includes People's Choice Awards nominations.
- a^ : The term "Mainland China" was used to refer to the People's Republic of China.
- b^ : The term "Taiwan" was used to refer to the Republic of China.
- c^ : 6 awards are shared between Hong Kong and Mainland China.
- d^ : 18 nominations are shared with Hong Kong, France and Taiwan.
- e^ : 16 nominations are shared with China and Taiwan.
- f^ : 2 nominations are shared with China and Hong Kong.
- g^ : France was included because of the co-production with China for the film, 11 Flowers, thus sharing 2 nominations with China.
- Jia Zhangke & Josie Ho — presented Best Screenwriter
- Gwei Lun-mei & Wing Shya — presented Best Cinematographer
- Vivienne Tam & Shawn Yue — presented the Best Costume Designer
- Donny Damara & Daniel Lee — presented Best Production Designer
- Michelle Chen, Ko Chen-tung & Giddens Ko — presented Best Composer
- Lee Chang-dong — presented The Edward Yang New Talent Award
- Chen Daming & Zhang Jingchu — presented Best Visual Effects
- Umin Boya & Mario Maurer — presented Best Editor
- Wilfred Wong — presented People's Choice Awards for Favorite Actor & Favorite Actress
- Ng See-yuen — presented The Asian Film Award for 2011's Top Grossing Asian Film
- Andy Lau & Yoon Eun-hye — presented Best Newcomer
- Eugene Domingo & Qin Hailu — presented Best Supporting Actor
- Ananda Everingham & Karina — presented Best Supporting Actress
- Sylvia Chang & Deanie Ip — presented Lifetime Achievement Award
- Karen Mok & Joe Odagiri — presented Best Actor
- Gu Changwei & Xu Fan — presented Best Actress
- Lee Lieh & Lu Chuan — presented Best Director
- Eric Khoo & Siqin Gaowa — presented Best Film
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