The 47th Annual Golden Horse Awards (GHA) took place over the weekend attracting the best of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Chinese film stars including Ang Lee and Jackie Chan. GHA similar to America’s Academy Awards was established in 1962 and honors excellence in cinema. Here is what the Associated Press had to say about the event and winners plus check out the red carpet pictures.
“TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese family drama “When Love Comes” won the best film award Saturday at the Chinese-language Golden Horse Film Festival.
The low-budget movie about the lives of four women, by Taiwanese director Chang Tso-chi, beat Hong Kong martial arts epic “Bodyguards and Assassins” and China’s “Judge” to win the top award.
The best director award went to Taiwan’s Chung Mong-hong for “The Fourth Portrait” about a forlorn child using paintings to express his inner world. The film also won Hao Lei the best supporting actress award.
China’s Lu Liping defeated fellow Chinese actress Xu Fan to win the best actress award for her role as a tough working class mother in “City Monkey.”
Taiwan’s Ethan Juan won the best actor’s award for his role in the gangster movie “Monga,” beating veteran Chinese actors Ni Dahong and Wang Xueqi.
“Spring Fever,” a Chinese film about gay romance, won the best editing and best original film score awards.
Liu Jie shared the best original screen play award with Gao Shan for “Judge,” a film he also directed.
“Bodyguards and Assassins,” by Hong Kong director Teddy Chen, won only the best makeup and costume design award out of a total of nine nominations.”
Tony Leung and Kara Hui
Li Bing Bing
Ang Lee, Sylvia Chang and Jackie Cha
~First photo is Actress Zhang Jingchu