Awards & Winners

John Woo

Date of Birth 01-May-1946
Place of Birth Guangzhou
(Guangdong Province, China)
Nationality China
Also know as Yusen Wu, �宇森, �宇森, Wú Y�sēn, John Woo Yu-Sen, Yu-Sam Ng Shen, Yu Chen Ng, Wu Hsiang-fei, Ng Yu Chen, Wu Yu Shen, Wu Yu Sheng, Yu-Shen Wu, John Wu, Yao Shen Wu, Yu-Sheng Wu, Wu Yu-shen, Wu Yu-Sheng, Ng Yu-sum, Wu Yao Shen, Yu-Sam Ng, Woo Yu Sen
Profession Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director, Film Editor
John Woo SBS is a Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion. Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled, and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible II. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.

Awards by John Woo

Check all the awards nominated and won by John Woo.

2011


Nominations 2011 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Reign of Assassins

2010


Nominations 2010 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Red Cliff II

2009


Asian Film Award for Top-Grossing Film Director
Honored for : Red Cliff II
(Hong Kong)

Nominations 2009 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Red Cliff
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director Red Cliff
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film Red Cliff
Country: China

2008


Nominations 2008 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Asian Film Award for Best Director Red Cliff
The Chinese Mainland

2001


MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence
Honored for : Mission: Impossible II

Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence Mission: Impossible II
Motorcycle Chase

1998


MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence
Honored for : Face/Off
Saturn Award for Best Director
Honored for : Face/Off

Nominations 1998 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence Face/Off
Speedboat Chase
Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series Once a Thief
Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Once a Thief

1993


Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing
Honored for : Hard Boiled

Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing Hard Boiled

1992


Nominations 1992 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director Once a Thief

1991


Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing
Honored for : Bullet in the Head

Nominations 1991 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director Bullet in the Head
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing Bullet in the Head

1990


Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Honored for : The Killer

Nominations 1990 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director The Killer
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay The Killer

1987


Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film
Honored for : A Better Tomorrow

Nominations 1987 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film A Better Tomorrow
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director A Better Tomorrow
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay A Better Tomorrow