Feng Xiaogang Wins Best Director at Golden Horse Film Awards
China’s Feng Xiaogang won Best Director for his social satire I Am Not Madame Bovary at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday.
Feng’s latest film stars Fan Bingbing as a peasant who sues her swindler ex-husband. However, Ma Sichun and Zhou Dongyu won the best actress award for their performances as friends who fall for the same man in the romantic drama Soul Mate.
Zhang Dalei‘s The Summer is Gone won the coveted best picture award, with 10-year-old Kong Weiyi receiving the best new performer award for his role in this black-and-white drama about a boy’s last summer vacation before he enters junior high school.
China’s Fan Wei won best actor for his performance in Mr. No Problem as the manager of a money-losing farm in Chongqing in the 1940s.
Only one major award went to an entry from Hong Kong, with helmer Wong Chun winning Best New Director for his family drama Mad World.
Although the Golden Horse is styled on the US Academy Awards, the winners are decided by a jury like at the Cannes film festival.
Here’s the list of winners at this year’s Golden Horse Awards:
Best Feature Film: The Summer is Gone
Best Documentary: Le Moulin
Best Animation Feature: No award
Best Live Action Short Film: A Sunny Day
Best Animated Short Film: Wander in the Dark
Best Director: Feng Xiaogang, I Am Not Madame Bovary
Best Leading Actor: Fang Wei, Mr. No Problem
Best Leading Actress: Ma Sichun/Zhou Dongyu (shared), Soul Mate
Best Supporting Actor: Lin Po-hung, At Cafe 6
Best Supporting Actress: Elaine Jin, Mad World
Best New Director: Wong Chun, Mad World
Best New Performer: Kong Weiyi, The Summer is Gone
Best Original Screenplay: Loong Man Hong, Thomas Ng, Mak Tin-shu, Triviṣa
Best Adapted Screenplay: Mei Feng, Huang Shi, Mr. No Problem
Best Cinematography: Mark LEE Ping-bing, Crosscurrent
Best Visual Effects: Douglas Hans Smith, Sam Wang, Sam Khorshid, Strilen Liu, Mojin-The Lost Legend
Best Art Direction: Chao Shih Hao, Godspeed
Best Makeup & Costume Design: Stanley Cheung, Detective Chinatown
Best Action Choreography: Wu Gang, Detective Chinatown
Best Original Film Score: Lim Giong, City of Jade
Best Original Film Song: Arena Cahaya, Lyric : Zee Avi, Rendra Zawawi; Composer : Zee Avi, Rendra Zawawi; Performer : Zee Avi ( OlaBola)
Best Film Editing: Allen Leung Chin-lun, David Richardson, Triviṣa
Best Sound Effects: Fang Tao, Hah Zhiyu, Crosscurrent
Audience Choice Award: I Am Not Madame Bovary
FIPRESCI Prize: The Summer is Gone
Lifetime Achievement Award: Chang Yung-hsiang