Mon, Nov 22, 2010 - Page 13 News List

The renaissance continues

Taiwanese films ruled the 47th annual Golden Horse Awards, nabbing Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor and more

By Ho Yi  /  Staff Reporter

The last time that the Best Leading Actor award went to a Taiwanese actor was 11 years ago, when Ko Chun-hsiung (柯俊雄) won.

Another winner who was overwhelmed by an unexpected triumph was Taiwan’s veteran theater actor Wu Peng-fon (吳朋奉), who beat out Hong Kong’s Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) and Chinese veteran Xu Caigen (徐才根) to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Seven Days in Heaven (父後七日). “A fortune teller recently told me I’d be unlucky. How come I won?” Wu exclaimed in bewilderment. “I won the Golden Bell [in 2008], and now the Golden Horse. What the heck is going on?”

The proudest winner on Saturday night was probably Tu Duu-chih (杜篤之), who won the Best Sound Effects category for Monga. The accomplished filmmaker said that he wasn’t sure how many times he won the top honor (for the record, he’s won eight) and added that he felt excited his son Patrick Tu’s (杜均堂) Magabahai (馬嘎巴海) was nominated in the Best Short Film category. Later that night, Tu junior won.

“My dad pushed me into the [filmmaking] profession. When I was younger, I didn’t want to do what my dad does. But gradually I developed interest,” the 27-year-old Patrick Tu said. “We talked about my film at home. He gave me lots of advice.”

The young filmmaker graduated from the Department of Radio, TV and Film at Shih Hsin University (世新大學) last year. Magabahai is his graduation project.

China’s Lu Liping (呂麗萍) won best actress for City Monkey (玩酷青春).

Best Feature Film

When Love Comes (當愛來的時候)

Best Director

Chung Mong-hong (鍾孟宏) for The Fourth Portrait (第四張畫)

Best New Director

Ho Wi-ding (何蔚庭) for Pinoy Sunday (台北星期天)

Best Leading Actor

Ethan Ruan (阮經天) for Monga (艋舺)

Best Leading Actress

Lu Liping (呂麗萍) for City Monkey (玩酷青春)

Best Supporting Actor

Wu Peng-fon (吳朋奉) for Seven Days in Heaven (父後七日)

Best Supporting Actress

Hao Lei (郝蕾) for The Fourth Portrait

Best New Performer

Lee Chien-na (李千娜) for Juliets (茱麗葉)

Best Original Screenplay

Gao Shan (高山), Liu Jie (劉杰) for Judge (透析)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Essay Liu (劉梓潔) for Seven Days in Heaven

Best Cinematography

Chang Chan (張展) for When Love Comes

Best Visual Effects

Nan Xiang-yu (南相宇), Lee Yong-gi (李庸基) for Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (通天神探狄仁傑)

Best Art Direction

Peng Wei-min (彭維民) for When Love Comes

Best Make-up and Costume Design

Dora Ng (吳里璐) for Bodyguards and Assassins (十月圍城)

Best Action Choreography

Sammo Hung (洪金寶) for Ip Man 2 (葉問2)

Best Film Editing

Zeng Jian (曾劍), Florence Bresson, Robin Weng (翁首鳴) for Spring Fever (春風沉醉的夜晚)

Best Sound Effects

Tu Duu-chih (杜篤之) for Monga

Best Original Film Score

Peyman Yazdanian for Spring Fever

Best Original Film Song

Taipei Exchanges (第36個故事) from Taipei Exchanges (第36個故事)

Composer: Summer Lei (雷光夏)

Lyricist: Summer Lei (雷光夏)

Performer: Summer Lei (雷光夏)

Best Documentary

Hip-Hop Storm (街舞狂潮)

Best Short Film

Magabahai (馬嘎巴海)

Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year

The Fourth Portrait (第四張畫)

Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year

Lee Lieh (李烈) for Monga

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hsu Li-kong (徐立功)

Special Contribution Award

Sun Yueh (孫越)

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