Golden Horse Awards: 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Leads Nominations
Asia's most prestigious film awards ceremony will take place on Nov. 22
The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival's executive committee on Friday announced its nominees for the 51st Golden Horse Awards, widely regarded as Asia's most prestigious film awards.
Chinese film Black Coal, Thin Ice , which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, leads the way in terms of nominations with eight, including for best feature film, best director, best leading actor and best leading actress.
The Awards Committee also announced that Jimmy Huang would receive this year's Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year Award. Huang produced Paradise in Service, which opened the Busan film festival, Kano and Campus Confidential.
The jury for the 51st Golden Horse Awards will be presided over by Joan Chen, a two-time best actress award winner, as well Stanley Kwan, Aaron Kwok, Chen Po-Wen, Hwarng Wen-Ying and Stephen Fung.
The awards are part of the Golden Horse Film Festival that starts Nov. 6. The awards ceremony itself will be held on Nov. 22 at the National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei with live broadcasts in all major Asian countries and the U.S.
Here is the list of nominees in major categories:
Best Feature Film
Black Coal, Thin Ice
The Golden Era
Midi Z (Ice Poison)
DIao Yinan (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
Ann Hui (The Golden Era)
Wang Xiaoshuai (Red Amnesia)
Lou Ye (Blind Massage)
Best Leading Actor
Chen Jian-bin (A Fool)
Sean Lau (The White Storm)
Liao Fan (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
Masatoshi Nagase (Kano)
Chang Chen (Brotherhood of Blades)
Best Leading Actress
Chen Shiang Chyi (Exit)
Gwei Lun-Mei (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
Gong Li (Coming Home)
Tang We (The Golden Era)
Zhao Wei (Dearest)