Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s yearly Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama acquiring the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards.

The Golden Horse Awards, which started in 1962, is thought of a single of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language films.

This year, the Hong Kong film “Drifting”, which is dependent on a 2012 court docket situation involving homeless folks in the functioning community of Sham Shui Po, obtained 12 nominations together with for Best Director, Finest Foremost Actor and Greatest Cinematography.

Two Taiwanese videos, titled “The Soul,” “The Falls” and “Till We Fulfill Again” gained 11 nominations every.

“The Falls” gained Greatest Authentic Screenplay, though “Drifting” received Very best Adapted Screenplay.

“Revolution of Our Periods,” a documentary about the Hong Kong political unrest in 2019 by Hong Kong director Kiwi Chow, received Greatest Documentary Aspect.

The movie was a controversial subject in Hong Kong and Chow was accused of flouting coronavirus principles just after authorities raided a non-public screening of the documentary in Hong Kong. Below Hong Kong regulations, private gatherings are not constrained by coronavirus limits.

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Chow has because marketed the copyright of the documentary to a European distributor and disposed of all his footage, in light of challenges from a sweeping countrywide stability regulation applied in the town next the political unrest.

The Golden Horse Awards took put at the Nationwide Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, with Singaporean actor Mark Lee and Chinese-American actress Bai Ling presenting awards.

This year, a full of 573 entries were being submitted to the Golden Horse Awards, up from 465 past 12 months.

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