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Taiwan's Karena Lam wins Golden Horse best lead actress

2015/11/22 01:21:11

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese actress Karena Lam (林嘉欣) won the Golden Horse Award for best lead actress on Saturday with her role as a woman who loses her fiancé in "Zinnia Flower,"(百日告別) which deals with heartaches and losses.

It is the second time that Lam was nominated for a best lead actress award and her first win. Saturday's victory made her the first person ever to have captured all of the following three Golden Horse awards: best lead actress, best supporting actress and best new performer.

Judges touted Lam's acting as "sophisticated," saying she has expressed the pain of her character in a reserved and contained way.

"Zinnia Flower" is about a man who loses his pregnant wife and a woman who loses her fiancé. The two meet each other at a Buddhist ritual, where they have 100 days to mourn for the dead. But as the 100th day approaches, they wonder if they will ever be able to overcome their grief.

"I am completely unprepared. I could not have imagined that I would be so lucky," the 37-year-old actress said in her acceptance speech.

The emotional actress thanked the director and crew of "Zinnia Flower," as well as her parents -- including her father who she said is now in heaven -- and her daughters.

The other best lead actress nominees were Shu Qi for "The Assassin," Zhao Tao for "Mountains May Depart," Sylvia Chang for "Office," and Vivian Sung for "Our Times."

(By Christie Chen)

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