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2023 Golden Horse Awards 

11/25/2023 04:21 PM
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Taiwan-born film director Ang Lee (front left), cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing, Golden Horse Award winning-actresses Chen Shu-fang (in light blue dress) and Sylvia Chang (in pink suit) dance on stage at the opening of the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Taiwan-born film director Ang Lee (front left), cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing, Golden Horse Award winning-actresses Chen Shu-fang (in light blue dress) and Sylvia Chang (in pink suit) dance on stage at the opening of the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) The 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony kicked off at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei at 7 p.m. Saturday, celebrating achievements by filmmakers and the movie industry in the Chinese-speaking world.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Golden Bell Award-winning TV presenter LuLu (黃路梓茵), who has hosted the Golden Melody Awards for music and Golden Bell Awards for television programs.

Taiwan born-film director Ang Lee (李安) chaired the jury this year. Lee previously headed the Golden Horse committee from 2018 to early 2022 when he was succeeded by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing (李屏賓).

The organizers handed out awards in 24 categories, including the best animated feature award, for which no films were nominated in 2021 and 2022.

Only one film -- "Pigsy" (八戒) -- is nominated in the best animated feature category this year. The film based on Chinese classic novel "Journey to the West" places the characters in the novel in a futuristic world.

Source: Greener Grass Production

"Snow in Midsummer" (五月雪) directed by Chong Keat Aun (張吉安) from Malaysia led with nine nominations. It is Chong's second feature film since he won the Golden Horse best new director award in 2020.

The film looks back at the racial riots that broke out on May 13, 1969 in Kuala Lumpur and its impact on victims' family.

The committee pointed out 62 movie submissions were received from Singapore and Malaysia this year, the highest ever.

Meanwhile, actress Brigitte Lin (林青霞) and director Chen Kun-hou (陳坤厚) were announced in June as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award this year, with film producer Lin Shih-ken (林仕肯) named Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year.

Full list of the 60th Golden Horse Award winners:

Source: Brick Image Team

'Stonewalling' named best film, 'OLD FOX' leads trophy haul

★ Best director: Hsiao Ya-chuan (蕭雅全) / "OLD FOX" (老狐狸)

★ Best supporting actor: Akio Chen (陳慕義) / "OLD FOX" (老狐狸)

★ Best original film score: Chris Hou (侯志堅) / "OLD FOX" (老狐狸)

★ Best makeup & costume design: Wang Chih-cheng (王誌成), Shirley Kao (高仙齡)/ "OLD FOX" (老狐狸)

★ Best narrative feature: "Stonewalling" (石門)

★ Best film editing: Liao Ching-sung (廖慶松), Otsuka Ryuji / "Stonewalling" (石門)  

Source: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Source: Bole Film

★ Best supporting actress: Beatrice Fang (方志友) / "Day Off" (本日公休)

★ Best original film song: "The Usual" (同款) / "Day Off" (本日公休)

★ Best art direction: Huang Mei-ching (黃美清), Tu Shuo-feng (涂碩峯) / "Eye of the Storm" (疫起) 

★ Best visual effects: ArChin Yen (嚴振欽) / "Eye of the Storm" (疫起)

Source: Netflix Asia
Best leading actor award winner Wu Kang-ren (left) and best leading actress award winner -- 12-year-old Audrey Lin -- look at each other when posing for the press at the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Best leading actor award winner Wu Kang-ren (left) and best leading actress award winner -- 12-year-old Audrey Lin -- look at each other when posing for the press at the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023

★ Best leading actor: Wu Kang-ren (吳慷仁) / "Abang Adik" (富都青年)

★ Best leading actress: Audrey Lin (林品彤) / "Trouble Girl" (小曉)

★ Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year: Filmmaker Lin Shih-ken (林仕肯)

★ Lifetime achievement award: Brigitte Lin (林青霞), Chen Kun-hou (陳坤厚) 

Source: CatchPlayMovies

★ Best documentary feature: Wang Bing (王兵) / "YOUTH (Spring)" (青春(春)) 

★ Best documentary short film: "The Memo" (備忘錄)

★ Best new director: Nick Cheuk (卓亦謙) / "Time Still Turns the Pages" (年少日記)

★ Best new performer: Yoyo Tse (謝咏欣) / "Fly Me to the Moon" (但願人長久)

Hong Kong films won Audience Award, FIPRESCI Prize

Source: mm2 Studios Hong Kong
Source: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

★ Best animated feature: "Pigsy" (八戒)

★ Best animated short film: Ellis Chan Ka-yin (陳嘉言), Wong Hiu-kit (黃曉傑) / "Monsoon Blue" (夏夢迴)

★ Best live action short film:  Ho Sze-wai (何思蔚) / "Before the Box Gets Emptied" (直到我看見彼岸)

Source: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

★ Best original screenplay: Sun Jie (孫杰) / "The Mountain Is Coming" (大山來了)

★ Best adapted screenplay: Wu Chin-jung (吳瑾蓉), Cheng Wei-hao (程偉豪) / "Marry My Dead Body" (關於我和鬼變成家人的那件事)

● Feature/ Marry My Dead Body: So much more than just a gay romance

★ Best cinematography: Yu Jing-pin (余靜萍) / "Fish Memories" ((真)新的一天)

Source: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

★ Best action choreography: Hung Shih-hao (洪昰顥) / "The Pig, the Snake and the Pigeon" (周處除三害)

★ Best sound effects: Tu Duu-chih (杜篤之), Wu Shu-yao (吳書瑤), Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) / "Snow in Midsummer" (五月雪)

● Feature/ Golden Horse nominee unearths Malaysia's hushed-up history

Source: Swallow Wings Films

Awards ceremony

The opening film of the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei. Source: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Golden Horse Awards ceremony host Lulu. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Golden Horse Awards ceremony host Lulu. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Best new performer award winner Yoyo Tse from Hong Kong film "Fly Me to the Moon." CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Best new performer award winner Yoyo Tse from Hong Kong film "Fly Me to the Moon." CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Yu Ching-ping, the first female best cinematography award winner in the 60 years of the Golden Horse Awards, holds her award statue during the awards ceremony in Taipei on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Yu Ching-ping, the first female best cinematography award winner in the 60 years of the Golden Horse Awards, holds her award statue during the awards ceremony in Taipei on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Sound designer Tu Duu-chih speaks on stage after winning his 13th Golden Horse Award during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Sound designer Tu Duu-chih speaks on stage after winning his 13th Golden Horse Award during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
"Marry My Dead Body" playwright Wu Chin-jung (right) gives an emotional acceptance speech when she and director Cheng Wei-hao won the Golden Horse best adapted screenplay award during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
"Marry My Dead Body" playwright Wu Chin-jung (right) gives an emotional acceptance speech when she and director Cheng Wei-hao won the Golden Horse best adapted screenplay award during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Singer-actress Wan Fang performs the nominated original song from “Snow in Midsummer.” CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Singer-actress Wan Fang performs the nominated original song from “Snow in Midsummer.” CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Singer-songwriter Ryota Katayama performs his nominated song from "Abang Adik" during the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday.CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Singer-songwriter Ryota Katayama performs his nominated song from "Abang Adik" during the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday.CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Singer Hung Pei-yu performs at the 60th Golden Horse Awards. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Singer Hung Pei-yu performs at the 60th Golden Horse Awards. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Golden Horse best supporting actor award winner Akio Chen quips about the process of making a movie during his acceptance speech during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Golden Horse best supporting actor award winner Akio Chen quips about the process of making a movie during his acceptance speech during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Golden Horse best supporting actor Beatrice Fang shouts to tell her parents that she who during her acceptance speech during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2023
Golden Horse best supporting actor Beatrice Fang shouts to tell her parents that she who during her acceptance speech during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2023
Director-cinematographer Chen Kun-hou gestures the number 60 when he receives a lifetime achievement award during the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Director-cinematographer Chen Kun-hou gestures the number 60 when he receives a lifetime achievement award during the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Violinist Hu Nai-yuan (front, center) leads the performance for the "In Memoriam" segment during the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Violinist Hu Nai-yuan (front, center) leads the performance for the "In Memoriam" segment during the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Five Golden Horse best actress award winners look surprised when they see the name of the best leading actress award winner during the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Five Golden Horse best actress award winners look surprised when they see the name of the best leading actress award winner during the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Actress Audrey Lin, 12, gives her acceptance speech after winning the 60th Golden Horse best leading actress award during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Actress Audrey Lin, 12, gives her acceptance speech after winning the 60th Golden Horse best leading actress award during the awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Actor Wu Kang-ren (left) wipes his tears after he was announced as the 60th Golden Horse best leading actor award winner for his performance in Malaysian film "Abang Adik" during the award ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Actor Wu Kang-ren (left) wipes his tears after he was announced as the 60th Golden Horse best leading actor award winner for his performance in Malaysian film "Abang Adik" during the award ceremony in Taipei Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Lifetime achievement award recipient Brigitte Lin. CNA photo Nov. 2023
Lifetime achievement award recipient Brigitte Lin. CNA photo Nov. 2023
"OLD FOX" director Hsiao Ya-chuan gives an acceptance speech on stage after winning the year's Golden Horse best director award in Taipei Saturday.CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
"OLD FOX" director Hsiao Ya-chuan gives an acceptance speech on stage after winning the year's Golden Horse best director award in Taipei Saturday.CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
"Stonewalling" directors Ryuji Otsuka and Huang Ji hug each other when winning the 60th Golden Horse best narrative feature award in Taipei on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
"Stonewalling" directors Ryuji Otsuka and Huang Ji hug each other when winning the 60th Golden Horse best narrative feature award in Taipei on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
The 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony host LuLu (right) announces the the conclusion of the annual film event held in Taipei Saturday. Film director Ang Lee (second right) and the Golden Horse committee Chairman Mark Lee Ping-bing (third left) are on the the stage after presenting the best narrative feature award to "Stonewalling" directors Huang Ji (right) and Ryuji Otsuka (fourth left), who are joined by best film editing award winner film editing: Liao Ching-sung. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
The 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony host LuLu (right) announces the the conclusion of the annual film event held in Taipei Saturday. Film director Ang Lee (second right) and the Golden Horse committee Chairman Mark Lee Ping-bing (third left) are on the the stage after presenting the best narrative feature award to "Stonewalling" directors Huang Ji (right) and Ryuji Otsuka (fourth left), who are joined by best film editing award winner film editing: Liao Ching-sung. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023

Red carpet 

Fans gather at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on Saturday for the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Fans gather at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on Saturday for the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Committee Chairman Lee Ping-bing (center). CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Committee Chairman Lee Ping-bing (center). CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Taiwanese model-turned-actress Lin Chi-ling. Nov. 25, 2023
Taiwanese model-turned-actress Lin Chi-ling. Nov. 25, 2023
The cast and production team of "Marry My Dead Body." CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
The cast and production team of "Marry My Dead Body." CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Fans of best leading actor nominee Hsu Kuang-han from "Marry My Dead Body" cheer for him at the Golden Gorse Awards red carpet event in Taipei on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Fans of best leading actor nominee Hsu Kuang-han from "Marry My Dead Body" cheer for him at the Golden Gorse Awards red carpet event in Taipei on Saturday. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Best leading actor nominee Wu Kang-ren. CNA photo Nov. 25
Best leading actor nominee Wu Kang-ren. CNA photo Nov. 25
Red carpet hosts Tsao Yu-ning (left) and Pink Yang pose for the press ahead of the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. This was the 14th times Yang hosting the pre-ceremony event. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023
Red carpet hosts Tsao Yu-ning (left) and Pink Yang pose for the press ahead of the 60th Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Taipei Saturday. This was the 14th times Yang hosting the pre-ceremony event. CNA photo Nov. 25, 2023

In Taiwan, Taiwan Television Enterprise (TTV) broadcast the red carpet event and the awards ceremony, which was also be streamed live online by My Video and Line Today.

In Singapore, people could watch through StarHub, while viewers in Malaysia and Brunei can use their local Astro services, according to the organizers.

Outside the four countries, both TTV and the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) offered live streaming of the event starting at 5:30 p.m. through their respective YouTube channels.

TTV: red carpet / awards ceremony

TGHFF: red carpet / awards ceremony

Following the awards ceremony on Saturday, an 18-day film festival showcasing the latest films from Taiwan and abroad is set to conclude Sunday.

"Tales of Taipei" (愛情城事), "a heartfelt piece" that tells 10 stories of Taipei streets, people and communities shot by 10 directors from across the globe, including Chong premiered as the closing film on Thursday.

(By Kay Liu and Evelyn Yang)

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