|John Woo attends the Golden Horse Award despite injuries
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|Carina Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi
|Some online jokes that Vicki Zhao is dressed for a wedding banquet
|Amy Kwok and Lau Ching Wan
|Tony Leung Chiu Wai
|Tony Leung Ka Fai
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The 50th Golden Horse Award took place in Taiwan last night. This year aside from the nominees the event also invited past Best Actors, Actresses and Directors to attend, filling the venue with over 10,000 viewers. Female stars dressed up for the occasion. Guest presenter Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha) and Carina Lau Ka Ling who accompanied her Best Actor nominee husband Tony Leung Chiu Wai had over NT$ 100 million in jewelry sponsorship. Lau Ka Ling took to the red carpet with Leung Chiu Wai. This year's Golden Horse Award ambassador Maggie Cheung man Yuk appeared by herself as the audience screamed goddess. It was a superstar studded Golden Horse Award that has been rarely seen in recent years.
Last night many "couples" and rumored couples appeared on the red carpet. With 11 nominations THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI)'s director Wong Kar Wai led his troops as Zhang Ziyi accompanied Leung Chiu Wai and Lau Ka Ling, who held hands lovingly. Ka Ling wholeheartedly supported her husband. Sean Lau Ching Wan attended with his wife Amy Kwok Oi Ming. Director Leon Lai although did not walk with his girlfriend Kwai Lun-Mei still graciously wished that she would win. "No matter what, she is the prettiest one tonight!"
Past on screen former couple Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha) and Charlie Chin (Chun Cheung Lam) arrived separately. Lam Ching Ha walked the red carpet with this year's jury chair Ang Lee. Chun Cheung Lam said that he saw Lam Ching Ha and greeted her. He said, "I saw Ching Ha with her daughters, Chen Chen with her son, back then I owed Chen Chen's Mama a pair of shoes. In the future I will return it to her with interest. However considering how large the emerald was on her hand, she probably won't need it." Jackie Chan explained for his wife Joan Lin (Lam Fung Giu). "Next time nominate Fong Cho Ming (Jaycee Chan) for Best Actor, then Lam Fung Giu will appear."
As for the Golden Horse ambassador Cheung Man Yuk, when she appeared fans kept yelling "goddess". Did she see Leung Chiu Wai and Lau Ka Ling? She said that she has not run into them yet. All the nominees were her friends and she was very nervous about this category. She did not have a favorite as she would be happy with whoever won. She also had similar taste with Ka Ling as both their jewelry sponsorships were from Cartier.
This year many past Best Actors and Best Actresses returned home. As soon as Hsu Feng and Ivy Ling Po appeared, many older fans applauded. This year's Golden Horse Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Chen Chen walked the red carpet with her son Jeremy Liu (Lau Chi Chin). Best Actress nominee Shu Qi did her homework as she dressed provocatively to wow the crowd.
Another Best Actress nominee Sammi Cheng Sau Man was at ease as she joked, "Since it probably will be my ninth loss!" 19 year old Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling said that she came this time purely to learn. SO YOUNG's Vicki Zhao Wei was competing for Best New Director. Some online joked about her mature look as going to a wedding banquet. Another jury member, Mainland Best Actress Li Bingbing, was complimented for dressing appropriately.
Yesterday the Golden Horse Award was star studded. Aside from the sexy ladies, the male stars were also sharply dressed.
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, "Double Ka Fai" Tony Leung Ka Fai and Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Ethan Juan (Yuen King Tin), Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Eddie Peng Yu-Yen all dressed up and wore bow ties. Although Yuen King Tin and Peng Yu-Yen were young, a group of handsome elders, Wai Jai with his electrifying eyes, Leung Ka Fai, Cheung Ka Fai and the "King of Dance" Kwok Fu Sing who were in as great of a shape as they were held their own and displayed their own charm.