The 46th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards Ceremony Held in Taipei
The Chinese language film market has entered its most intense season of the year, and was punctuated by the 46th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards ceremony held in Taipei on 28th Nov. 2009. The awards are billed as one of the top three prizes available in Chinese film along with the Hong Kong Film Awards and the mainland’s Golden Rooster. Among the three, it boasts the longest history, and still has important significance within the Chinese film industry.
This year’s Golden Horse attracted super stars of the industry from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including Maggie Cheung and Ang Lee. 27 films competed for honors, including 11 Chinese mainland productions, 12 Taiwan films, and four from Hong Kong. Small budget and art house works were the favorites.
Taiwan actor-turned-director Leon Dai clinched four trophies for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Outstanding Film of the Year. Before the ceremony, he was also elected as the Audience Choice Award winner.
Chinese mainland actors and movies received a series of titles of the 46th Taiwan Golden Horse Award Saturday night. Li Bingbing took out the best leading actress award for her performance in “The Message”, an espionage movie produced by Huayi Brothers Media Group and Shanghai Film Group. Huang Bo shared the best actor title with Nick Cheung from Hong Kong with his performance in “Cow”, which is the first time for the award to have a shared best actor title.