The Winners for the 2005’s 42nd Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival the winners have been announced, and Stephen Chow’s ‘Kung Fu Hustle’, the story of hidden kung fu masters who resurface to battle gangsters, won five Golden Horse awards. (A sequel is in the works.)
other films of note:
‘Election‘ , a gritty take on triad warfare, won for only won for “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Sound Effects” after having 11 nominations.
Miriam Yeung (in the very good ‘Drink Drank Drunk‘, a romance in which she plays a beer promoter who falls for a chef) lost to Shu Qi for Best Leading Actress in the Taiwanese Film of the Year ‘Three Times‘ (three love stories set in 1911, 1966, and 2005). Qi Shu is most well known to norther Americans for her role in 2002’s ‘The Transporter’.
The amusing ‘Initial D‘, a movie based on a Japanese manga about street car races, won Anthony Wong a well deserved Best Supporting Actor award.
A World Without Thieves, staring Andy Lau and Rene Liu as slick thiefs, won for Best Screeenplay Adaptation.