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|Gong Li as the Best Actress favorite is excited about attending the Golden Horse Award|
|Kwai Lun-Mei is nominated for the Golden Horse Best Actress for a third year in a row|
|Tang Wei feels regular about the award because film is a part of life|
|Sean Lau pulls up his turtleneck to cover his face|
|Chang Chen looks forward to winning Best Actor because it is a very important recognition|
|Masatoshi Nagase is happy and moved to be able to overcome the language barrier for the Golden Horse nomination|
|Film enables Ann Hui to find the perfect balance between work and interest|
|Piaget again sponsors the Golden Horse Award|
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The 51st Golden Horse Award will take place on the 22nd. Famous Swiss watch and jewelry brand Piaget for the second year will be the Golden Horse's primary sponsor. This year Golden Horse 51 will work with Piaget again and invite Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director nominees to participate in the Golden Horse 51 Glorious Moment production plan and share what film meant to them.
Best Actress nominee Gong Li was nominated with COMING HOME. She said about the Golden Horse Award, "This type of excitement is very heavy, I hope to be able to see many good friends of the film industry." During the shoot she displayed her superstar presence fully, looking beautiful with every move.
Nominated with BLACK COAL, THIN ICE, the Golden Horse 51 image ambassador Kwai Lun-Mei said, "The moment when I learned about the nomination I felt more than excited, I was elated. To be able to receive recognition with the team in Taiwan, I feel very warm."
Tang Wei with THE GOLDEN ERA was nominated for the third time. She put little important on winning Best Actress and thanked the jury's recognition. She said, "Film is a part of my life, my belief, teacher and listener of life."
Ann Hui On Wa was nominated for Best Director with THE GOLDEN ERA. She once wanted Tang Wei to win Best Actress. Tang Wei also praised she as a very serious filmmaker, someone who lived for film. Hui On Wa said, "Film is my profession, I myself am a film fan."
Sean Lau Ching Wa with THE WHITE STORM (SO DUK) represented Hong Kong in the Best Actor category, during the photo shoot he put up his clothes to cover his mouth and nose.
Chang Chen with BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES was nominated. He was asked if he had anything that he looked forward to especially? He said, "I would especially look forward to winning the award! The Golden Horse Award ultimately is one of the Chinese film representative award. Winning a Golden Horse Award is a very important recognition."
Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase with KANO was nominated for Best Actor. He said, "I am very touched to be able to overcome the language barrier and be nominated. Film is a family member. We have this common language in film, and the mind to finish the film as the goal."