Saturday, November 22, 2014

[2014.11.23] CHEN JIAN-BIN MAKES GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS HISTORY

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Best Actress Chen Shiang-Chyi thanks Tsai Chin for being like a God sent angel and taking care of her selflessly
Chen Jian-bin wins three awards and shares the joy with his wife Jiang Qinqin
Regina Wan wins Best Supporting Actress
THE GOLDEN ERA director Ann Hui won her third Best Director Golden Horse
THE GOLDEN ERA
The BLIND MASSAGE team thanks the investing bosses in the audience when the film wins Best Feature Film
Golden Horse Best Actress and Best Actor two years ago, Kwai Lun-Mei and Sean Lau hopes to win again next year 
The vision impaired actress Zhang Lei wins Best New Performer
BLIND MASSAGE
Jacky Cheung's performance brings tears to the audience's eyes
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Gong Li and Hou Hsiao-Hsien present Best Director
Chen Shiang Chyi wins Best Actress with EXIT
Mainland actor Chen Jian-bin wins three Golden Horse Awards
Hong Kong band RubberBand perform their song from THE WHITE STORM
Chen Jian-bin gets a kiss from his wife Jiang Qinqin
Regina Wan changed into a "dragone robe" look to increase her luck
Michelle Chen kisses Tony Yang
Both Kwai Lun-Mei and Kuo Shu-Yao change at the event
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The 51st Golden Horse Award took place in Taipei's Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall last night, Mainland actor Chen Jianbin with his written, directed and starred film A FOOL won Best Actor and Best New Director. He also won Best Supporting Actor with PARADISE IN SERVICE. He won three out of five nominations, the first actor to win both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Best Actress went to Taiwan actress Chen Shiang Chyi for THE EXIT, as she successfully fended off favorites Gong Li and Vicki Zhao Wei for the glory of Taiwan. Winning six awards including Best Feature Film, BLIND MASSAGE became this year's Golden Horse Award big winner.

As for Hong Kong, Ann Hui On wa with THE GOLDEN ERA won Best Director. THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (NA YEH LING SUN, NGOR JOR SEUNG LIU WONG GOK HOI WONG DAI BO DIK HUNG VAN) and AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (GAU FOR YING HUNG) won Best Visual Effect and Best Action Choreography. Hui On Wa has already been nominated for the Golden Horse six times and won three times. She said, "I originally want to be someone who makes sacrifices for art, now that I won I don't know what to say. Thank you very much to the bosses who invested in this film." With her first Golden Horse nomination, Gong Li's film COMING HOME only won Best Original Score.

Making Golden Horse Award history, Chen Jian-bin said that yesterday was an extraordinary day. He also thanked his alma mater Central Drama Academy, thanked his teachers for making him turn from a film fan to an actor. He also thanked his son for making him willing to be an even better person. "I love you!" His wife Jiang Qinqin was invited to the stage and gave Chen Jian-bin a kiss. Jiang Qinqin got choked up and said, "Taiwan, I would always remember so many beautiful things that happened here for the rest of my life, thank you Golden Horse for giving my husband this chance. He will be even more determined to complete the film dream." Three time Best Actress nominee, Chen Shiang Chyi with EXIT finally won. She tearfully said that she truly was very happy, and thanked the director and the producer for casting her. She also thanked her family, friends because they were the greatest blessing of her life. She even gave special thanks to Tsai Chin. In the end she said, "After years of honing, this year finally the flower blooms and bares fruit. I love Taiwan film, as a part of Taiwan film I am very happy to win the Golden Horse 51st Best Actress. Praise the Lord and all glory be thine."

Chen Shiang Chyi later admitted that at first she did not want to make EXIT. Later she convinced herself that she would be helping a new director and finally agreed. She even said that the final scene was the most memorable, because she was so into her door ramming scene she injured her neck. Finally it took half a year to recover.

Chen Jian-bin and Regina Wan Qian both with PARADISE IN SERVICE won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Chen Jian-bin twice thanked director Doze Niu. Because he once thought about resigning but Director Niu insisted on him, he was able to play this character. Chen Jian-bin later admitted that he was very nervous because he had several nominations. In PARADISE IN SERVICE he played an old soldier. He felt that the committee's recognition of the character was recognition for old soldiers, which held very important meaning. He continued, "The director a year before the shoot already went to Beijing twice for me, but because at the time I was preparing my own first film I already turned him down. However in the end when the director called me again, I finally decided to take it." Playing a military prostitute, Wan Qian said that she never really thought about winning because she came to participate in a grand event with elders. She said, "For the first time I won such an award, I hope I can make a wish. I wished that in my lifetime I will be able to stand on this stage again to accept Best Actress." She also said that before going to Taiwan she was very calm, she even told friends that she might not win. When she won and went back stage her hands were still trembling. She did not dare to believe that she truly won. Backstage she said, "Originally I was very calm, I never thought about winning. So I was even more surprised. This time I was nominated with co-star Ivy Chen, we never thought about who would win. We only wished each other well."

She also said that she was injured on the first scene of the production and could not return to work for half a month. She changed into a "dragon robe" look for the award show to increase her luck and finally got her wish.

BLIND MASSAGE's blind Best New Performer Zhang Lei after receiving her award received thunderous applause. BLIND MASSAGE also won Best Feature Film. Hong Kong director Hui On Wa after learning that she won Best Director gave a passionate embrace to her lead actress Tang Wei.

Last year Best Actor Ethan Juan left early and caused a storm. This year he dressed up to open the show but host Mickey Huang joked, "Yuen 'Today''s specialty is leaving early." Originally paired with Cheung Hok Yau to present an award, Tang Wei finally did not come to the stage because she was not "feeling well".

Michelle Chen and Tony Yang who shaved his head for a Qing Dynasty drama presented the Best Original Film Score and Song awards. Michelle joked that good music would numb people's scalp. Later in order to numb Tony's scalp, she suddenly kissed his forehead. Tony immediately pumped his fist. Host Mickey Huang told them not to upset Tony's girlfriend Amber Kuo, Michelle helplessly joked that she will have to apologize.

THE 2014 GOLDEN HORSE FILM AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST FEATURE FILM
BLIND MASSAGE

BEST ANIMATION FEATURE
(None) 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
COTTON

BEST SHORT FILM
THE HAMMER AND SICKLE ARE SLEEPING

BEST DIRECTOR
Ann HUI (THE GOLDEN ERA)

BEST LEADING ACTOR
CHEN Jian-Bin (A FOOL)

BEST LEADING ACTRESS
CHEN Shiang Chyi (EXIT)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHEN Jian-bin (PARADISE IN SERVICE)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Wan Qian (PARADISE IN SERVICE) 

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
CHEN Jian-bin (A FOOL)

BEST NEW PERFORMER
ZHANG Lei (BLIND MASSAGE)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
YEE Chih-Yen (MEETING DR. SUN)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
MA YINGLI (BLIND MASSAGE)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
ZENG Jian (BLIND MASSAGE)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
TONG Ka-wai, Ken LAW, Lucky Tracy Hannah (THE MIDNIGHT AFTER)

BEST ART DIRECTION
LIU Qiang (BLACK COAL, THIN ICE)

BEST MAKEUP & COSTUME DESIGN
LIANG Tingting (BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES) 

BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY 
Jack WONG (AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT)

ORIGINAL MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Qigang CHEN (COMING HOME)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG AWARD
THE ROAD WE PASS (THE CONTINENT)
Lyric : PU Shu, HAN Han
Composer : PU Shu
Performer : PU Shu

BEST FILM EDITING
KONG Jinlei, Jolin ZHU (BLIND MASSAGE)

BEST SOUND EFFECTS
FU Kang (BLIND MASSAGE)

OUTSTANDING TAIWANESE FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR
Jimmy HUANG

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
KANO

FIPRESCI PRIZE
KANO

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
TIAN Feng

[2014.11.23] GONG LI GLITTERS ON THE GOLDEN HORSE AWARD RED CARPET IN GOLD

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Gong Li displays her goddess dominance
Tang Wei
Zhang Ziyi
Taiwan fashion world calls Kwai Lun-Mei "oxygen goddess"
Michelle Chen
Lee Sinjie
Ivy Chen
Joan Chen
Tiffany Hsu
Kuo Shu-Yau
Ella Chen
Aaron Kwok
Ethan Juan
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Jury members Stephen Fung, Joan Chen and Aaron Kwok wave to the audience on the red carpet
Tang Wei
KANO's Masatoshi Nagase and directed Umin Boya had a who wore it better moment
Zhang Ziyi is relaxed as she is not in the competition
Gong Li is Gong Li, as soon as she appears she grabs eyeballs
Zhang Huiwen
Michelle Chen
Rainie Yang
Tiffany Hsu
Lee Sinjie
Qin Hao and Annie Yi
Host Ella Chen flashes a little leg on the red carpet
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Last night the Golden Horse Award red carpet was star studded. This year's president Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) was praised for her well maintained figure. She smiled and said, "Do I need to exercise more?" First time at the Golden Horse Award, Gong Li said that she was very nervous but remembered to wave and blow kisses to fans who were screaming her name. In return she received meter busting screams. She admitted that she regretted only attending the Golden Horse Award in its 51st year, but she finally made it. How did she grasp her character? She said, "Watch the film, I completed the impossible mission in the film." Will she make another comedy after FLIRTING SCHOLAR (TONG BAK FU DIM CHAU HEUNG)? She said, "I will play a comedy veresion of COMING HOME!" Tang Wei received passionate cheers on the red carpet and she thanked everyone for their love for her. Last year's Golden Horse Best Actress did not arrive in Taiwan until yesterday afternoon, she said that this year she not only stayed at the same hotel as last year, even the room was exactly the same. That moment brought her a lot of sentiments because she recalled all that has happened this year. Her mood was especially different. Because this year she will only present an award, she was especially relaxed.

Last year's Golden Horse Best Actor Lee Kang-Sheng and Kuo Shu-Yau were guest presenters. With her display of deep "career line", did Lee Kang-Sheng not dare to look at her directly? He humorously said, "I am afraid that I would drool down to the 'career line'." Kuo Shu-Yau's face turned red and immediately covered up her chest with her arms. How did Lee Kang-Sheng feel about working with Yui Hatano? He joked, "I got a stroke from it." Actually he really had a minor stroke but luckily he was able to recover from it. When Kuo Shu-Yau was asked to make a turn to show off her figure, Lee Kang-Sheng also turn with her.

7 DESIGNS OF LOVE's Best New Performer nominee Tiffany Hsu said that in order to wear the beautiful gown she did not eat all day. Did her boyfriend Ethan Juan send his blessing? She bashfully asked the reporters to ask Siu Tin. Speaking of Siu Tin being on the red carpet as well, will they be able to pose for photos and be interviewed together? She whined, "Oh, don't mess around." Siu Tin walked the red carpet with the PARADISE IN SERVICE team. He said that he has always seen the potential in his girlfriend's performance and said that both her performance and life experience were very rich. He has never cheered on his girlfriend any less. Sean Lau Ching Wan two nights ago won Best Actor with LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPAL (DUET MING GUM), this time he is nominated again with THE WHITE STORM (SO DUK). Yet his wife Amy Kwok Oi Ming felt ill after arriving in Taiwan, she remained at the hotel to rest.

Taiwan film KANO's Japanese star Masatoshi Nagase and director Umin Boya yesterday wore the same suit to the red carpet. Later when Umin Boya and Lee Lieh presented Best Original Screenplay he forgot his lines. Lee Lieh immediately tried to cover for him. KANO on the eve of the Golden Horse Award won the FIPRESCI prize and the Golden Horse Audience Choice Award.

Qin Hao walked the red carpet with the BLIND MASSAGE team. His finace Annie Yi was by his side. They not only held hands but while waiting Yi even pouted at Qin Hao. As for their wedding date, they said that in February they will have wedding ceremonies in China and Taiwan. Qin Hao said, "As long as you ask, we won't hide anything." Yi hoped taht her film THE QUEENS will be at the Golden Horse Award next year.

Host Ella Chen Chia-Hwa admitted that due to the enormous pressure she frequently had nightmares lately. "I once dreamed that no one was on the red carpet, then the broadcast had to be stopped." Her colleague Mickey Huang in order to "stand out" put eight centimeter pads in his shoes. Later the married Ella reenacted a PARADISE IN SERVICE scene and opened the Golden Horse with a song and dance number. Before Best Actor was announced, Ella openly "flirted" with Chen Jian-bin and Liao Fan right in front of her husband.