Stars gather for Chinese ‘Oscars’ in Taiwan

The Jakarta Post
Date: November 17, 2018

(L to R) Taiwanese actress Vicky Chen, Taiwanese director Yang Ya-che and Kara Hui Ying-hung (Kara Wai) pose with their awards after their film “The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful” won Best Feature Film at Taiwan’s 54th Golden Horse film awards, dubbed the Chinese “Oscars”, in Taipei on November 25, 2017. (AFP/Mandy Cheng)

Asian cinema’s top stars gather in Taipei on Saturday for Taiwan’s Golden Horse film awards, dubbed the Chinese-language “Oscars”, with acclaimed director Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow” leading the race.

Oscar-winning Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee, Chinese superstar Gong Li and Hong Kong’s “heavenly king” Andy Lau are among the celebrities due to walk down the red carpet in Taipei ahead of the glitzy ceremony.

Chinese director Zhang’s martial arts epic, inspired by traditional ink-brush painting, leads with 12 nominations including for the coveted best film, best director, best leading actor and actress awards.

Taiwanese comedy “Dear EX” about a widow fighting for her husband’s inheritance against his gay lover, follows closely with eight nods in the best film and best acting categories, plus a best new director nod for Taiwanese duo Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen.    [FULL  STORY]

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