Taiwanese crime thriller claims 3 top Golden Horse awards

Taiwanese actress Vicky Chen, from left, director Yang Ya Che and Hong Kong actress Kara Wai hold their awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Feature Film and Best Leading Actress at the 54th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. They won for the film " The Bold, The Corrupt, and The Beautiful " at this year's Golden Horse Awards -the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events.(AP Photo/ Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwanese crime thriller "The Bold, The Corrupt, The Beautiful" claimed three top Golden Horse movie awards, including best feature film

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese crime thriller "The Bold, The Corrupt, The Beautiful" claimed three top Golden Horse movie awards, including best feature film.

Veteran Hong Kong actress Kara Wei said on stage that her best actress win for the film fulfilled a wish. Her co-star, 14-year-old Vicky Chen, became the youngest best supporting actress winner for her role in the film by Taiwanese director Yang Ya-che.

China's Vivian Qu won the best director award for the dark drama "Angels Wear White," which addressed the theme of child sexual assault.

"I am really happy, because this movie talks about social problems. And I think nothing is more important than (that) this movie reaches its audiences," she said in accepting the award at Saturday's ceremony.

China's Tu Men credited luck for being named best leading actor for his role as a bankrupt businessman in the film "Old Beast."

Five Golden Horse awards, the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars, went to the black comedy, "The Great Buddha." Taiwanese director Huang Hsin-yao was named best new director and the film was also honored for best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best original film score and best original film song.

The black-and-white film about two people who discover their boss's dark secret from a car dashboard camera's footage shows the struggles of the underclass and exposes political corruption.

Related News

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen...

Aug 22, 2016

The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in Asia following the drama...

'The Assassin' star Shu Qi marries HK...

Sep 3, 2016

"The Assassin" star Shu Qi surprised fans and the public by announcing Saturday that she has...

Wham!'s influence felt in China after landmark...

Dec 26, 2016

George Michael's death brought back memories in China of the heady 1980s when Wham! was the first...

Frigid northern China hosts snow and ice...

Jan 5, 2017

The city of Harbin in China's frigid northeast is hosting one of the world's largest festivals...

South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film...

Jan 11, 2017

South Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in...

Jan 18, 2017

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand

You may also like these

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2...

Jan 20, 2017

Paramount Pictures says it has signed a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the...

Hong Kong bishop hints at Vatican deal with China

Feb 10, 2017

The head of the Catholic church in Hong Kong has expressed optimism that the Vatican and Beijing...

Jackie Chan: Hollywood competition means better...

Mar 7, 2017

Jackie Chan says letting more Hollywood movies into the Chinese market would put pressure on...

Thriller 'Trivisa' wins big at Hong Kong Film...

Apr 11, 2017

Crime thriller "Trivisa" was the big winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards night, taking home five...

From teenager to warlord in 'Farewell My...

May 16, 2017

As a teenager, Zhao Hailong had a small role in the award-winning film "Farewell My Concubine," the...