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Ang Lee to present Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress

2017/11/20 16:35:50

Photo courtesy of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Two-time Oscar-winning Taiwanese-American film director Ang Lee (李安) will return to Taiwan later this week to present an award at the 54th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony, the organizers said Monday.

Lee and Golden Globes winning American actress Jessica Chastain will jointly present the award for Best Leading Actress at the ceremony on Nov. 25 in Taipei, according to the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee.

Although Lee is very busy in preparing for his new film, he has confirmed that he will take the time to return to Taiwan for the ceremony at National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, according to the committee.

Meanwhile, Chastain, a two-time Oscar nominee, will visit Taiwan for the first time to take part in the ceremony, the organizers said.

Chastain was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award in the 2012 Oscars for her performance as an aspiring socialite in the movie The Help.

In 2013, her role in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty earned her a Golden Globe Best Actress award and an Oscar nomination in the same category.

At the Golden Horse Awards this year, she will be a presenter alongside Lee, who was the first Asian director to win an Oscar. Lee has won two Best Director Oscars, the first in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain and the second in 2013 for Life of Pi.

(By Sabine Cheng and Evelyn Kao)
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