BEST FEATURE FILM
Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo.
Tsai Ming-liang for Stray Dogs. At Film Biz Asia, Stephen Cremin notes that Tsai remarked upon winning: “Golden Horse and I have a complicated relationship. We don’t like each other very much… It could only happen in Taiwan that a Malaysian director could win this award.” Cremin adds: “Seven years ago, Tsai withdrew I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2006) as the co-opening film of the Golden Horse Film Festival after it failed to receive many nominations at the Awards.”
Also nominated: Chung Mong-Hong for Soul, Jia Zhangke for A Touch of Sin, Wong Kar-wai for The Grandmaster, and Johnnie To for Drug War.
BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Anthony Chen for Ilo Ilo. Again, Stephen Cremin at Film Biz Asia: “Chen said that his film would not exist without the inspiration of Taiwan New Cinema, calling out Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang and jury president Ang Lee.”
Also nominated: Zhao Wei for So Young, Longman Leung and Sunny Luk for Cold War, Juno Mak for Rigor Mortis, and Hsu Chao-jen for Together.
BEST LEADING ACTOR
Lee Kang Sheng for Stray Dogs.
Also nominated: Jimmy Wang Yu for Soul, Tony Leung Chiu Wai for The Grandmaster, Nick Cheung for Unbeatable, and Tony Leung Ka Fai for Cold War.
BEST LEADING ACTRESS
Zhang Ziyi for The Grandmaster.
Also nominated: Cherry Ngan for The Way We Dance, Gwei Lun-Mei for Christmas Rose, Shu Qi for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, and Sammi Cheng for Blind Detective.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Xuejian Li for Back to 1942.
Chen Tianwen for Ilo Ilo, Eddie Peng for Unbeatable, Bo Huang for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, and Tong Dawei for American Dreams in China.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Yeo Yann Yann for Ilo Ilo.
Also nominated: Crystal Lee for Unbeatable, Susan Shaw for Tales From the Dark 1, Lin Mei-Hsiu for To My Dear Granny, and Xue Hong for Longing for the Rain.
BEST NEW PERFORMER
Shu-yau Kuo for Step Back to Glory.
Also nominated: Koh Jia Ler for Ilo Ilo, Yang Liang Yu for A Time in Quchi, Huang Shao-Yang for Together, and Dong Zijian for Young Style.
FIPRESCI awards Rigor Moritia, dir. by Juno MAK from Hong Kong. It’s a”fusion dish with elements from several genres of HK cinema” CONGRATS!
— Taipei Golden Horse (@Golden_Horse) November 23, 2013
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Anthony Chen for Ilo Ilo.
Also nominated: Jia Zhangke for A Touch of Sin, Chu Yu-ning for To My Dear Granny, Wai Ka Fai, Yau Nai Hoi, Ryker Chan and Yu Xi for Drug War, and Zhou Zhi Yong, Zhang Ji, and Aubrey Lam for American Dreams in China.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Li Qiang for So Young.
Also nominated: Liu Zhenyun for Back to 1942 and Stephen Chow, Derek Kwok, Lee Sheung Ching, and Y.Y. Kong for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.
Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmaster.
Also nominated: Nakashima Nagao for Soul, Lu Yue for Back to 1942, and Yu Lik Wai for A Touch of Sin. Liao Pen Jung, Shong Woon Chong, and Lu Qing Xin for Stray Dogs.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Pierre Buffin (Buf Company) for The Grandmaster.
Also nominated: Chang Hong Song for Back to 1942; In-Ho Lee, Jong Pill Kim, Ken Law, and Wing Tsang for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons; Enoch Chan for Rigor Mortis; and Chau Chi Shing, Chas, Chan Chi Ho, Lewis, Johnny Lin, and Shaun Su for When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep.
BEST ART DIRECTION
William Chang Suk Ping and Alfred Yau Wai Ming for The Grandmaster.
Also nominated: Chao Shih Hao for Soul, Shi Hai Ying for Back to 1942, Li Yang for So Young, and Penny Tsai Pei-Ling for When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep.
BEST MAKEUP AND COSTUME DESIGN
William Chang Suk Ping for The Grandmaster.
Also nominated: Tim Yip for Back to 1942, Bruce Yu Ka-on and Lee Pik Kwan for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, Miggy Cheng, Phoebe Wong, Heidi Chun, and Kittichon Kunratchol for Rigor Mortis, and Dora Ng for American Dreams in China.
BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY
Jackie Chan, He Jun, and JC Stunt Team for CZ12.
Also nominated: Shing Mak for The Way We Dance, Yuen Wo Ping for The Grandmaster, Ling Chi Wah for Unbeatable, and Stephen Chow and Ku Huen-chiu for Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
Lim Giong for A Touch of Sin.
Also nominated: Ricky Ho and Lin Ching-tai for Beyond Beauty, Taiwan from Above, Patrick Jonsson for Bends, Wu Rui-Ran for A Time in Quchi, and Owen Wang for Zone Pro Site.
BEST SHORT FILM
Also nominated: DOWNSTREAM, The Busy Young Psychic, and A Breath from the Bottom.
Beyond Beauty, Taiwan from Above.
Also nominated: Boundary Revelation, Pusu Qhuni, and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
If I were a juror for this year’s Golden Horse Awards, here’s what my ballot would look like http://t.co/frrvPCEMRb
— Shelly Kraicer (@skraicer) November 23, 2013
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG
“I Love You.” Lyric: Spark Chen. Composer: Spark Chen. Performer: Sleepy Dads. (Rock Me to the Moon).
Also nominated: “Make a Film.” Lyric: Ah Di-zai. Composer: Ah Di-zai and Liao Wei Chieh. Performer: One Two Three (Forever Love); “To Youth.” Lyric: Li Qiang. Composer: Dou Peng. Performer: Wang Fei. (So Young); “Jin Ma Mo Un.” Lyric: Ma Nien-Hsien. Composer: Ma Nien-Hsien. Performer: Ma Nien-Hsien. (Zone Pro Site); “Old Love Song.” Lyric: Sonia Sui and Suming Rupi. Composer: Suming Rupi. Performer: Kenny Bee. (Together).
BEST FILM EDITING
Matthieu Laclau and Lin Xudong for A Touch of Sin.
Also nominated: William Chang Suk Ping, Benjamin Courtines, and Poon Hung Yiu for The Grandmaster, Azrael Chung for Unbeatable, David Richardson and Allen Leung for Drug War, and Xiao Yang for American Dreams in China.
BEST SOUND EFFECTS
Tu Duu-Chih and Kuo Li Chi for Soul.
Also nominated: WU Shu-Yao and Lee Yu-Chih for Pusu Qhuni, Robert Mackenzie and Trithep Wangpaiboon for The Grandmaster, Phyllis Cheng for Unbeatable, and TU Duu-Chih and Kuo Li Chi for Stray Dogs.
OUTSTANDING TAIWANESE FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR
Also nominated: Liao Ching-Song and Tsai Ming-Hsiu.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Meantime, at Film Biz Asia, Kevin Ma collects Golden Horse Awards memories from Ang Lee, Johnnie To, Stephen Chow, and many others.