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50th Golden Horse Awards Red Carpet and Winners!

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Stars from China, Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia and Taiwan gathered at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall for the prestigious 50th Golden Horse Awards this weekend. It was a who’s who of the greater China region as A-listers attend the Chinese version of the Oscars. The event is even more sentimental because it brought together previous winners over the years who normally don’t come together in one occasion. It was specially nice to see Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung, two of the best actresses,in one event again. Singaporean film Ilo.Ilo won top honors as it bagged the Best Feature Film while The Grandmaster took home several major awards.

Fashion-wise, I like Maggie’s royal blue Elie Saab lace gown and Sonia Sui’s daring, elegant black gown. Shu Qi’s Valentino dress is sort of out of place and her hair is just plain wrong. The french braid can be both casual and dramatic if done the right way but hers was just messy. Yao yao’s mini dress is age appropriate but she should have gone for pumps instead of those hideous platforms. The men were almost identical in their black suits.

 

Here is the List of Winners

Best Feature Film: Ilo Ilo

Best Director: Tsai Ming-liang (Stray Dogs)

Best Leading Actor: Lee Kang-sheng (Stray Dogs)

Best Leading Actress: Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster)

Best Supporting Actor: Li Xuejian (Back to 1942)

Best Supporting Actress: Yeo Yann Yann (Ilo Ilo)

Best New Director: Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo)

Best New Performer: Guo Shu-yau (Step Back to Glory)

Best Original Screenplay: Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Li Qiang (So Young)

Best Cinematography: Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster)

Best Visual Effects: Pierre Buffin (The Grandmaster)

Best Art Direction: Chang Suk-ping, Yau Wai-ming (The Grandmaster)

Best Makeup/Costume Design: Chang Suk-ping (The Grandmaster)

Best Action Choreography: Jackie Chan, He Jun, JC Stunt Team (CZ12)

Best Film Editing: Matthieu Laclau, Lin Xudong (A Touch of Sin)

Best Original Film Score: Lim Giong (A Touch of Sin)

Best Original Film Song: Rock Me To The Moon (I Love You)

Best Sound Effects: Tu Duu-chih, Kuo Li-chi (Soul)

Best Documentary: Beyond Beauty, Taiwan From Above

Best Short Film: Butter Lamp

Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year: Yeh Ju-feng

Lifetime Achievement Award: Chen Chen

 

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The 50th Golden Horse Awards Noms are Out — The Grandmaster Leads with 11 Nods

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Just last week China’s Golden Rooster Awards recognized the best in film with Back to 1942 as the big winner bagging Best Film and Best Actor. Sadly though, the movie was snubbed in this year’s 50th Golden Horse Awards. No such love was given to Huang Xiao Ming either who previously won for Best Actor, not even a nomination. I haven’t seen the movie so I’m not qualified to comment on this but I bet he felt offended.

The day’s biggest film is undoubtedly the martial arts epic “The Grandmaster” which bagged a total of 11 noms including Best Film, Best Director for Wong Kar Wai, Best Actor and Best Actress for its leads Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Zhang Ziyi respectively. Hongkong Film Awards winner Tony Leung Ka-fai also got a nod for Best Actor for his outstanding performance in Cold War. Jimmy Wang Yu for Soul and Lee Kang Sheng for Stray Dogs are also in the running for Best Actor.

Last years’ Best Actress winner Gwei Lun Mei is again nominated for Christmas Rose along with Sammi Cheng for Blind Detective, Hongkong new comer Cherry Ngan and seven-time nominee Shu Qi for her kick-ass performance in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.

But what I am most ecstatic about is that my Taiwanese cutie pie Eddie Peng Yu Yuan is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his Unbeatable performance! I can’t even begin to express how jubilant I am over this. I feel like crazy grinning from ear-to-ear or more like a girlfriend celebrating her loverboy’s success. All right I’ll stop there!

My Eddie is no stranger to the Golden Horse Awards having been nominated twice in the past. First for Best Newcomer Award in 2007 for the movie My DNA Says I Love You and for Best Actor in 2011’s Jump Ashin. He has yet to win a trophy though. I am fervently praying for him to get this but I know that competition is tough. He has to beat Tong Da Wei for American Dreams in China, Li Xuejian for Back to 1942, Chen Tianwen for Ilo.Ilo and Huang Bo for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons who are in the same category. I’ll be rooting for him no matter what!

The winners will be revealed on November 23.

 

Look at those pecs!

Look at those pecs!

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