China-set drama Stonewalling, co-directed by husband-and-wife workforce Ryuji Otsuka and Huang Ji, received greatest narrative characteristic at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, which is celebrating its sixtieth version this yr.

The movie, which premiered in Venice and received greatest movie at Hong Kong movie competition’s Younger Cinema Competitors, follows a younger lady in mainland China grappling with points round profession, relationships, well being and fertility. It additionally received greatest modifying, which was shared by Otsuka and Taiwan’s Liao Ching-sung, with the latter successful his first Golden Horse award after 12 nominations stretching again 4 many years.

The awards had been evenly unfold among the many nominated movies. Taiwan’s Wu Kang-ren received greatest main actor for his function as a deaf-mute in Malaysian drama Abang Adik. Greatest actress went to 12-year-old Audrey Lin for her function in Hassle Lady, making her the youngest ever greatest actress winner on the Golden Horse awards.

Greatest director went to Hsiao Ya-chuan for Previous Fox, marking his first Golden Horse award, whereas Hong Kong filmmaker Nick Cheuk received greatest new director for Time Nonetheless Turns The Pages.

Previous Fox was a a number of award winner, additionally taking greatest supporting actor for Akio Chen’s efficiency, greatest make-up & costume design and greatest authentic movie rating. Greatest supporting actresss when to Beatrice Fang for Day Off, which additionally received greatest authentic movie music (see full record of award winners beneath).

Ang Lee, who was president of this yr’s Golden Horse Awards jury, introduced a Lifetime Achievement Award to iconic Taiwanese actress Brigitte Lin. Veteran cinematographer Chen Kun-hou was additionally introduced with a Lifetime Achievement Award, whereas producer Lin Shih-ken (The Daring, The Corrupt, And The Lovely) was awarded Excellent Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Yr.

Star award presenters additionally included Japan’s Takeshi Kitano and actors Koji Yakusho (Good Days), Chang Chen (Dune) and Satoshi Tsumabuki (The Murderer). Yakusho and Kitano each held grasp lessons on the Golden Horse Movie Pageant earlier within the week.

Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards are recognised as essentially the most prestigious awards ceremony for Chinese language-language cinema from throughout the East Asia area. Nonetheless, the ceremony has been boycotted by mainland China since 2018 when the winner of greatest documentary made a reference to Taiwan’s independence in her acceptance speech (Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province of China slightly than a separate nation).

Since then, only a few mainland Chinese language movies have entered the awards, whereas Hong Kong filmmakers have felt comparable strain and solely entered in the event that they’re not aiming for any type of distribution in China.

The nominees this yr included movies that had been shot in China or produce other mainland ties, however are usually not claiming Chinese language nationality. Greatest narrative characteristic winner Stonewalling was filmed in China however is classed as a Japanese manufacturing.

This yr’s ceremony was free from controversy, though younger filmmaker Ho Sze-wai talked about freedom of speech when accepting the very best live-action quick award for Earlier than The Field Will get Emptied, concerning the Hong Kong diaspora: “I hope people in Hong Kong can be braver to tell their own stories. We should be recording how Hong Kong people really live.”

The sixtieth version of the Golden Horse Awards befell on November 25 on the Dr. Solar Yat-sen Memorial Corridor in Taipei Metropolis.

sixtieth Golden Horse Awards Full Listing of Winners:

Greatest Director – HSIAO Ya-chuan, Previous Fox

Greatest Main Actor – WU Kang-ren, Abang Adik

Greatest Main Actress – Audrey LIN, Hassle Lady

Greatest Supporting Actor – Akio CHEN, Previous Fox

Greatest Supporting Actress – Beatrice FANG, Day Off

Greatest New Director – Nick CHEUK, Time Nonetheless Turns The Pages

Greatest New Performer – TSE Wing-yan, Fly Me To The Moon

Greatest Authentic Screenplay – SUN Jie, The Mountain Is Coming

Greatest Tailored Screenplay – WU Chin-jung, CHENG Wei-hao, Marry My Lifeless Physique

Greatest Cinematography – YU Jing-pin, Fish Reminiscences

Greatest Visible Results – ArChin YEN, Eye Of The Storm

Greatest Artwork Route – HUANG Mei-ching, TU Shuo-feng, Eye Of The Storm

Greatest Make-up & Costume Design – WANG Chih-cheng, Shirley KAO, Previous Fox

Greatest Movie Enhancing – LIAO Ching-sung, OTSUKA Ryuji, Stonewalling

Greatest Sound Results –TU Duu-chih, WU Shu-yao, CHEN Kuan-ting, Snow In Midsummer

Greatest Authentic Movie Rating – Chris HOU, Previous Fox

Greatest Authentic Movie Track – “The Usual”, Day Off

Greatest Motion Choreography – HUNG Shih-hao, The Pig, The Snake And The Pigeon

Greatest Reside Motion Brief Movie – Earlier than The Field Will get Emptied, dir: HO Sze-wai

Greatest Animated Function – Pigsy, dir: CHIU Li-wei

Greatest Documentary Function – Youth (Spring), dir: WANG Bing

Greatest Animated Brief Movie – Monsoon Blue, dirs: Ellis CHAN Ka-yin, WONG Hiu-kit

Greatest Documentary Brief Movie – The Memo, dir: Badlands Movie Group