Two-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (李安) will present the best feature film award at the 50th Golden Horse Awards ceremony on Saturday night.
Lee, chair of this year’s Golden Horse jury, will present the award jointly with director Hou Hsiao-hsien, who is chairman of the Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee.
The nominees for this year’s best feature film award are The Grandmaster (一代宗師), a martial arts flick by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai (王家衛); Ilo Ilo, a family movie by Singaporean director Anthony Chen; A Touch of Sin (天注定), a crime drama by Chinese director Jia Zhangke (賈樟柯); Stray Dogs (郊遊) by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮) and Drug War (毒戰), a police thriller by Hong Kong director Johnnie To (杜琪峰).
Meanwhile, Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) of China, Hong Kong’s Cherry Ngan (顏卓靈) and Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), and Taiwan’s Kwai Lun-mei (桂綸鎂) and Shu Qi (舒淇) will vie for the best actress award.
Golden Horse ambassador, Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung (張曼玉) will hand out the award alongside Hong Kong actor-singer Andy Lau (劉德華), a two-time Golden Horse best actor winner.
Cheung won the Golden Horse best actress award in 1989, 1991, 1997 and 2000, and holds the record for the most number of wins in a lead acting category.
At this year’s awards, Hong Kong actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai (梁朝偉), Nick Cheung (張家輝) and Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝) will come up against Jimmy Wang (王羽) of China, and Taiwan’s Lee Kang-sheng (李康生) in the best actor category. The award will be presented by Taiwanese actress and icon Brigitte Lin (林青霞) and last year’s Golden Horse best actor, Sean Lau (劉青雲) of Hong Kong.
The awards ceremony will take place at National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. The red carpet ceremony for the awards will begin at 5:30pm and will be broadcast live on Taiwan Television Enterprise.
‧ Best Film: The Grandmaster, Ilo Ilo, A Touch of Sin, Stray Dogs and Drug War
‧ Best Actress: Zhang Ziyi, Cherry Ngan, Sammi Cheng, Kwai Lun-mei and Shu Qi
‧ Best Actor: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Nick Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Jimmy Wang and Lee Kang-sheng