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Golden Horse celebrates Chinese-language film

Staff Writer, with AFP, TAOYUAN

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang , front center, greets onlookers as he leads a group of fellow actors down the red carpet at the Golden Horse Awards at the Taoyuan County -Performing Arts Center yesterday.

PHOTO: CNA

Stars from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan gathered yesterday for this year’s Golden Horse Film Awards, the “Oscars” of Chinese-language cinema.

Chinese actress Xu Fan (徐帆), Taiwanese actress Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) and heartthrob Ethan Juan (阮經天) were among the performers walking down the red carpet ahead of the gala ceremony in Taoyuan.

Hong Kong’s Teddy Chan (陳德森), director of Bodyguards and Assassins (十月圍城) joined the film’s two leading men, Chinese veteran Wang Xueqi (王學圻) and Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) of Hong Kong, at the ceremony.

From Hong Kong, Golden Horse-winning actors Tony Leung (梁家輝), Nick Cheung (張家輝) and kung fu master Sammo Hung (洪金寶), who has two nods for best action choreography, also lent their star power to the proceedings.

More than 30 films were nominated in the 47th edition of the Golden Horse Awards, which are styled after the US Academy Awards, but are decided by a jury along the lines of the Cannes film festival.

As of press time, actress Lee Chien-na (李千娜) had been announced as the winner of the Best New Performer category, while actor Wu Peng-fon (吳朋奉) won Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Seven Days in Heaven (父後七日).

Hao Lei (郝蕾) from China won the Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fourth Portrait (第四張畫).

Hung, meanwhile, won the Best Action Choreography category for Ip Man 2 (葉問2).

When Love Comes (當愛來的時候) won the Best Cinematography.

Taipei Exchanges (第36個故事) won the Best Original Film Song, while Hip-Hop Storm (街舞狂潮) won for Best Documentary.

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