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Surprised Best Actress Lu Liping and Best Actor Ethan Juan (Yuen King Tin)
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The 47th Golden Horse Award last night took place in Taoyuan, Taipei. This year's results were considered surprising, as first time nominee, the 28 year old Ethan Juan (Yuan King Tin) won Best Actor with MONGA. Mainland actress Lu Liping also won Best Actress with the Mainland film CITY MONKEY. Taiwan film WHEN LOVE COMES won Best Feature Film and with another Outstanding Taiwan Film of the Year award winner THE FOURTH PORTRAIT became this year's big winners. Both films received three awards. With nine nominations BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS almost went home empty handed, winning on Best Make Up & Costume Design as Nicholas Tse Ting Fung's Best Supporting Actress triple crown dream shattered.
This year's Golden Horse Award results were surprising as the pre race favorite BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS received only one award. This year also belonged to Taiwan films as they won most major awards. Both Best Actor and Best Actress were surprises as Yuen King Tin won MONGA defeated Wang Xueqi. When Siu Tin learned that he won, he was completely surprised, then he brought his good friend Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting)'s cardboard figure on stage. He joked that he had to introduce this brother to everyone. Siu Tin tearfully said that he was already very happy about the nomination as the thought that it would be great to win within 20 years. He truly did not expect to win. He thanked director Doze Niu Chen-Zer and producer Lee Lieh, his parents and grandparents for their support. Without them, he might have already left this business.
At the moment of announcement, hostess Dee Hsu (Tsui Hei Tai) did not forget to have a little fun at the expense of Siu Tin and his girlfriend Tiffany Hsu. Tiffany Hsu said that if Siu Tin won she could give him anyway. Little S asked Siu Tin if he wanted a hug and a kiss, Siu Tin joked, "Those could be done everyday at home." Tiffany Hsu laughed with embarrassment. When she learned that her boyfriend won, Tiffany Hsu covered her face and breathed a sigh of relief. Fresh out of the oven Best Actress Lu Liping was emotional when she accepted the award as tears covered her face. She not only thanked the Lord but also the Golden Horse Award jury, her husband's encouragement and their son. She also pointed out that she was 50 year old and she has not had such a holy experience in a long time. She also hoped that she would have a chance to be able to work with famous directors Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Lee Heng, Ang Lee and Kevin Chu Yen Ping in the future.
First time Golden Horse hostess Little S last night kept making fun of handsome guys. Siu Tin last year presented Best Makeup & Costume Design with Janine Chang. Little S joked that she predicted Siu Tin's nomination a long time ago and jokingly asked how Siu Tin would thank her. Siu Tin humorously responded, "I can't give you my heart, but I can give you my body." Little S was caught off guard with such a surprising answer. Little S also pretended to kiss Siu Tin and asked him why he brought girlfriend Tiffany Hsu, who giggled in embarrassment off stage.
Pre race favorite Tse Ting Fung earlier won the Hong Kong Film Award and Asia Film Festival Best Supporting Actor. Last night he lost to Taiwan film SEVEN DAYS IN HEAVEN's Wu Peng-Fon. Before presenting the Best Supporting Actor, Little S went off stage to ask Ting Fung how he would thank her for the award. Ting Fung said, "Didn't you already have Siu Tin?" Little S joked, "Siu Tin is clothed, but you......" She stared at Ting Fung who was not dressed until his suit. Later she did not spare her sister Barbie Hsu's old flame Lan Cheng-Long, who was a guest presenter. Little S asked him about Big S' wedding. Lan Cheng-Long awkwardly joked, "I think I would give her WELL WISH OF BREAK UP. I understand her pretty well, she is very brave and I am very envious of her."
Yesterday the event invited Elva Hsiao (Siu Ah Hin), Alan Tam Wing Lun and Mr. as guest performers. They performed a series of famous film songs.
BEST FEATURE FILM: WHEN LOVE COMES
BEST DOCUMENTARY: HIP-HOP STORM
BEST SHORT FILM: MAGABAHAI
BEST DIRECTOR: Chung Mong-Hong (THE FOURTH PORTRAIT)
BEST LEADING ACTOR: Ethan Juan (Yuen King Tin) (MONGA)
BEST LEADING ACTRESS: Lu Liping (CITY MONKEY)
BEST NEW DIRECTOR: Ho Wi Ding (PINOY SUNDAY)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Wu Peng-Fon (SEVEN DAYS IN HEAVEN)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Hao Lei (THE FOURTH PORTRAIT)
BEST NEW PERFORMER: Lee Chien-Na (JULIETS)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Gao Shan, Liu Jie (JUDGE)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Essay Liu (SEVEN DAYS IN HEAVEN)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Chang Chan (WHE LOVE COMES)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Lee Yong-Gi, Xiang Yunan
(DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME)
BEST ART DIRECTION: Peng Weimin (WHEN LOVE COMES)
BEST MAKEUP & COSTUME DESIGN: Dora Ng (BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS)
BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY: Sammo Hung (IP MAN 2)
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE: Peyman Yazdanian (SPRING FEVER)
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG:
Lyric: Summer Lei
Composer: Summer Lei
Performer: Summer Lei
BEST FILM EDITING: Zeng Jian, Florence Bresson, Robin Weng (SPRING FEVER)
BEST SOUND EFFECTS: Tu Duu-Chihi (MONGA)
THE OUTSTANDING TAIWANESE FILM OF THE YEAR: THE FOURTH PORTRAIT
THE OUTSTANDING TAIWANESE FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR: Lee Lieh (MONGA)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Hsu Li-Kong
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD: Sun Yueh