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 Tsui Hark (2016)

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 5 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]

Ann Hui at screening "The Way We Are" at the Broadway Cinematheque in Yau Ma Tei.
Ann Hui has won the award 5 times with 12 nominations.
John Woo at Cannes Film Festival 2005
John Woo won in 1990 for The Killer.
Wong Kar-Wai at the Berlin Film Festival 2013
Wong Kar-wai won in 1991 for Days of Being Wild, 1995 for Chungking Express and 2014 for The Grandmaster.
Peter Chan in 2007 at a preview of The Warlords.
Peter Chan won in 2008 for The Warlords.
 Fruit Chan, at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2009.
Fruit Chan won in 1998 for crime drama Made in Hong Kong.
Dante Lam at the 2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Dante Lam and Gordon Chan won jointly in 1999 for crime-drama Beast Cops.
Johnnie To at the premiere of Vengeance in Toronto 2009.
Johnnie To has won 3 times with 17 nominations.
Stephen Chow at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur 2008.
Stephen Chow won in 2002 for martial arts comedy Shaolin Soccer.
Sammo Hung at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005.
Sammo Hung received nominations for The Prodigal Son and Heart of Dragon.
Jackie Chan in 2016 at the launch of Bleeding Steel Press Conference, Sydney Opera House.
Jackie Chan was nominated in 1986 for Police Story.
Jiang Wen at the Deauville Asian Film Festival 2008.
Jiang Wen was nominated in 2012 for Let the Bullets Fly.
Wilson Yip at premiere of Saat Po Long 2006.
Wilson Yip was nominated three times.
Stanley Kwan
Stanley Kwan was nominated six times.
Stanley Kwan
Teddy Robin was nominated once in 1984.
Table key
Award winner Indicates the winner
Year Director(s) Film Ref.
1982
(1st)
Allen Fong Father and Son [1]
1983
(2nd)
Ann Hui Boat People [2]
David Lai Lonely Fifteen
Sammo Hung The Prodigal Son
Choi Gai-Kwong Teenage Dreamers
Patrick Tam Kar-Ming Nomad
1984
(3rd)
Allen Fong Ah Ying [3]
Li Han-Xiang Burning of the Imperial Palace
Wu Ma The Dead and the Deadly
Teddy Robin All the Wrong Spies
Kirk Wong Health Warning
1985
(4th)
Yim Ho Homecoming [4]
Tsui Hark Shanghai Blues
Johnny Mak Long Arm of the Law
Po-Chih Leong Hong Kong 1941
Danny Lee Sau-Yin Law with Two Phases
1986
(5th)
Mabel Cheung Illegal Immigrant [5]
Stanley Kwan Women
Ricky Lau Mr. Vampire
Sammo Hung Heart of Dragon
Jackie Chan Police Story
1987
(6th)
Allen Fong Just Like Weather [6]
Stephen Shin Brotherhood
John Woo A Better Tomorrow
Derek Yee The Lunatics
Li Han-Xiang The Last Emperor
Stanley Kwan Love Unto Waste
1988
(7th)
Ringo Lam City on Fire [7]
Ching Siu-tung A Chinese Ghost Story
Mabel Cheung An Autumn's Tale
Ringo Lam Prison on Fire
Ann Hui The Romance of Book & Sword
Patrick Tam Final Victory
1989
(8th)
Stanley Kwan Rouge [8]
Lawrence Ah Mon Gangs
Alex Law Painted Faces
Wong Kar-wai As Tears Go By
Jacob Cheung Last Eunuch in China
1990
(9th)
John Woo The Killer [9]
Johnnie To All About Ah-Long
Jacob Cheung Beyond the Sunset
Anthony Chan Yau A Fishy Story
Mabel Cheung Eight Taels of Gold
1991
(10th)
Wong Kar-wai Days of Being Wild [10]
John Woo Bullet in the Head
Ann Hui Song of the Exile
Yim Ho Red Dust
Clara Law Farewell China
1992
(11th)
Tsui Hark Once Upon a Time in China [11]
John Woo Once a Thief
Gordon Chan Fight Back to School
Lawrence Ah Mon Lee Rock
Poon Man-Kit To Be Number One
1993
(12th)
Jacob Cheung Cageman [12]
Jeffrey Lau 92 Legendary La Rose Noire
Gordon Chan King of Beggars
Tsui Hark Once Upon a Time in China II
Stanley Kwan Center Stage
1994
(13th)
Derek Yee C'est la vie, mon chéri [13]
Kirk Wong Crime Story
Cha Yuen-Yee Legal Innocence
Peter Chan

Lee Chi-Ngai

Tom, Dick and Hairy
Clara Law Temptation of a Monk
1995
(14th)
Wong Kar-wai Chungking Express [14]
Wong Kar-wai Ashes of Time
Peter Chan He's a Woman, She's a Man
Tsui Hark The Lovers
Gordon Chan The Final Option
1996
(15th)
Ann Hui Summer Snow [15]
Derek Yee Full Throttle
Wong Kar-wai Fallen Angels
Yim Ho The Day the Sun Turned Cold
Johnnie To Loving You
1997
(16th)
Peter Chan Comrades: Almost a Love Story [16]
Derek Chiu The Log
Derek Yee

Lau Chi-Leung

Viva Erotica
Shu Kei Hu Du Men
Benny Chan Big Bullet
1998
(17th)
Fruit Chan Made in Hong Kong [17]
Wong Kar-wai Happy Together
Ringo Lam Full Alert
Mabel Cheung The Soong Sisters
Johnnie To Lifeline
1999
(18th)
Gordon Chan

Dante Lam

Beast Cops [18]
Stanley Kwan Hold You Tight
Fruit Chan The Longest Summer
Mabel Cheung City of Glass
Patrick Yau The Longest Nite
2000
(19th)
Johnnie To The Mission [19]
Sylvia Chang Tempting Heart
Ann Hui Ordinary Heroes
Ringo Lam The Victim
Johnnie To Running Out of Time
2001
(20th)
Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [20]
Wong Kar-wai In the Mood for Love
Fruit Chan Durian, Durian
Johnnie To

Wai Ka-Fai

Needing You...
Wilson Yip Juliet in Love
2002
(21st)
Stephen Chow Shaolin Soccer [21]
Ann Hui July Rhapsody
Stanley Kwan Lan Yu
Johnnie To

Wai Ka-Fai

Love on a Diet
Ann Hui Visible Secret
2003
(22nd)
Andrew Lau

Alan Mak

Infernal Affairs [22]
Law Chi-Leung Inner Senses
Peter Chan Three: Going Home
Fruit Chan Hollywood Hong Kong
Zhang Yimou Hero
2004
(23rd)
Johnnie To PTU [23]
Johnnie To

Wai Ka-Fai

Running on Karma
Derek Yee Lost in Time
Andrew Lau

Alan Mak

Infernal Affairs II
Benny Chan Muk-Sing Heroic Duo
2005
(24th)
Derek Yee One Nite in Mongkok [24]
Wong Kar-wai 2046
Stephen Chow Kung Fu Hustle
Benny Chan Muk-Sing New Police Story
Johnnie To Breaking News
2006
(25th)
Johnnie To Election [25]
Derek Yee 2 Young
Andrew Lau

Alan Mak

Initial D
Peter Chan Perhaps Love
Tsui Hark Seven Swords
2007
(26th)
Patrick Tam Kar-Ming After This Our Exile [26]
Jacob Cheung Battle of Wits
Johnnie To Election 2
Johnnie To Exiled
Zhang Yimou Curse of the Golden Flower
2008
(27th)
Peter Chan The Warlords [27]
Ann Hui The Postmodern Life of My Aunt
Yau Nai-Hoi Eye in the Sky
Johnnie To

Wai Ka-Fai

Mad Detective
Derek Yee Protégé
2009
(28th)
Ann Hui The Way We Are [28]
Benny Chan Connected
John Woo Red Cliff
Johnnie To Sparrow
Wilson Yip Ip Man
2010
(29th)
Teddy Chan Bodyguards and Assassins [29]
Ann Hui Night and Fog
John Woo Red Cliff II
Derek Yee Shinjuku Incident
Alan Mak

Felix Chong

Overheard
2011
(30th)
Tsui Hark Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame [30]
Derek Kwok

Clement Cheng

Gallants
Wilson Yip Ip Man 2
Su Chao-pin Reign of Assassins
Dante Lam The Stool Pigeon
2012
(31st)
Ann Hui A Simple Life [31]
Johnnie To Life without Principle
Tsui Hark Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Alan Mak

Felix Chong

Overheard 2
Jiang Wen Let the Bullets Fly
2013
(32nd)
Longman Leung

Sunny Luk Kim Ching

Cold War [32]
Cheang Pou-soi Motorway
Pang Ho-cheung Love In The Buff
Lo Chi Leung The Bullet Vanishes
Dante Lam The Viral Factor
2014
(33rd)
Wong Kar Wai The Grandmaster [33]
Johnnie To Drug War
Benny Chan The White Storm
Derek Kwok As The Light Goes Out
Dante Lam Unbeatable
2015
(34th)
Ann Hui The Golden Era [34]
Fruit Chan The Midnight After
Peter Chan Dearest
Dante Lam That Demon Within
Alan Mak

Felix Chong

Overheard 3
2016
(35th)
Tsui Hark The Taking Of Tiger Mountain [35]
Adrian Kwan Shun Fai Little Big Master
Derek Yee I Am Somebody
Wilson Yip Ip Man 3
Philip Yung Tsz Kwong Port Of Call

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. 
  29. ^ "29th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  30. ^ "30th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  31. ^ "31st Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  32. ^ "32nd Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  33. ^ "33rd Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  34. ^ "34th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 
  35. ^ "34th Hong Kong Film Awards" (in Chinese). Official website of Hong Kong Film Awards. 

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