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Taiwanese film 'The Great Buddha+' nominated for best film in Malaysia

2018/01/09 22:02:27

Image taken from the film's video clip on YouTube

Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 9 (CNA) The 2017 Taiwanese dark comedy "The Great Buddha+" has received six nominations, including one for best film, at the second Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA), which will be held on March 3.

Other nominations received by the film include best actor, best supporting actor, best new director, best screenplay and best cinematography, according to the MGGA nominations announced on Monday. Director Huang Hsin-yao (黃信堯), received the best new director award for his work on the film at Taiwan's 54th Golden Horse Awards last year.

The awards are part of the annual Malaysia International Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from Feb. 25-March 2.

Taiwanese films, including "Love Education" and the award-winning "The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful," will be shown at the film festival.

"The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful," a 2017 Taiwanese crime drama, won four awards at the 54th Golden Horse Awards, including those for best feature film, best leading actress and best supporting actress, as well as the audience choice award.

The Golden Horse Awards is Taiwan's equivalent of the Academy Awards in the United States.

(By Kuay Chau-churh and Elizabeth Hsu)
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