31st Hong Kong Film Awards

The 31st Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony took place in Hong Kong Cultural Centre on 15 April 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.

31st Hong Kong Film Awards
Final revision poster modified by Hong Kong Film Awards Association
Date15 April 2012
SiteHong Kong Cultural Centre
Hosted byEric Tsang, Bowie Tsang, Gordon Lam, Ronald Cheng, Angelababy
Organized byHong Kong Film Awards Association Ltd
Best PictureA Simple Life
Most awardsA Simple Life, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (5)
Most nominationsFlying Swords of Dragon Gate, Let the Bullets Fly (13)
Television coverage
NetworkTVB, Now TV, RTHK Radio 2 (live)

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 are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().[2] [3][4][5]

Special awards

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.


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

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

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).


  1. Master of Ceremonies of 2012’s Presentation Ceremony (in English and Chinese)
  2. "List of Awardees of The 31st Hong Kong Film Awards". Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  3. "The 31st Hong Kong Film Awards (2012)". Mtime.com Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  4. "The 31st Annual Hong Kong Film Awards". Love HK Film. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  5. "Hong Kong Film Awards for 2012". IMDb. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
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