Hong Kong veteran actor, Sean Lau (劉青雲) and Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-Mei (桂綸鎂) won the Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress at the 49th Golden Horse Awards yesterday at Yilan, Taiwan.
Sean displayed his brilliant performance in Life without Principles , playing a gangster who tried to recover money lost in a loan shark scheme. Despite receiving his first Golden Horse Award the first time, the 48-year-old was cool on stage when collecting his trophy.
Sean did not forget to add in a touch of humour in his thank you speech, “The purpose of filming a movie is not to receive any award. I am only joking! Of course, it is for receiving award.”
Sean also dedicated the award specially for his mother and father-in-law. He thanked his father-in-law, living in Taipei who had always encouraged him and feedback the press reviews of his movies in Taiwan.
After seven years, Gwei Lun-Mei (桂綸鎂) is the local actress to bag the Best Leading Actress after Shu Qi (舒淇). Receiving the award on stage, a very emotional Lun-Mei said, “I would like to thank my parents. You have put up with the loneliness and my bad temper, just so that you can let me do the things that I love. Thank you!”
The superstar also said jokingly, “As only one person will win the award, the other four will hate me! Those that win the awards, thank Golden Horse Awards. For those who do not win anything, come and look for me!”
Eventually, he announced Beijing Blues as the Best Featured Film.
The winners of the 49th Golden Horse Awards are as follows:
Best Featured Film: Beijing Blues
Best Short Film: The Home Cleaners
Best Documentary: China HeavyWeight
Best Director: Johnnie To, Life without Principles
Best New Director: Chang Jung-Chi, Touch of the Light
Best Leading Actor: Sean Lau, Life without Principles
Best Leading Actress: Gwei Lun-Mei, Gf*Bf
Best Supporting Actor: Ronald Cheng, Vulgaria
Best Supporting Actress: Liang Jing, Design of Death
Best New Performer: Qi Xi, Mystery
Best Original Screenplay: Milkyway Creative Team, Au Kin Yee, Wong King Fai, Life without Principles
Best Adapted Screenplay: Bao Jingjing, Love is not blind
Best Cinematography: Wu Di, Beijing Blues
Best Visual Effects: Wook Kim, Frankie Chung, Josh Cole, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Best Art Direction: Lin Mu, Design of Death
Best Makeup & Costume Design: Stanley Cheung, The Bullet Vanishes
Best Action Choreography: Chin Ka Lok, Wong Wai Fai, Ng Hoi Tong, Motorway
Best Original Film Score: Peyman Yazdanian, Johann Johannsson, Mystery
Best Original Film Song: DoReMi
Lyric: Lin Xi
Composer: Lo Tayu
Performer : Sammi Cheng (Romancing in Thin Air )
Best Film Editing: Yang Hongyu, Beijing Blues
Best Sound Effects: Kinson TSANG, Lai Chi Hung, Nightfall
Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year: Huang Yu-Siang
Audience Choice Award: Gf*Bf
FIPRESCI Prize: Touch of the Light
Lifetime Achievement Award: Shih Chun
Source: appledaily.com.tw, ettoday.net
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