You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Malaysia’s Chinese-Language Films Honored by Wau Awards

'Ice Kacang' biggest winner at first time prize parade

HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards.

The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others.

The event is organized by the Chinese Film Assn. of Malaysia, and loosely modeled on Taiwan’s Golden Horse festival, which similarly culminates in an awards pageant for Chinese-language films.

“Ice Kacang” collected five awards. It was named as best movie, while its star Lee Sinje was named as best actress.

Hit-making Singapore director Jack Neo collected an award as lead actor in Lee Thean Jeen’s 2011 “Homecoming,” while his own 2012 film “We Not Naughty” was named as the most popular Singaporean film.

Best Movie: “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” (2010)
Director: Chiu Keng Guan for “Great Day” (2011)
Actor: Jack Neo in “Homecoming” (2011)
Actress: Lee Sinje in “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” (2010)
Supporting Actor: Jack Lim in “Great Day” (2011)
Supporting Actress: Kara Hui in “The Wedding Diary” (2011)
Theme Song: “We Are Gangster” in “Hantu Gangster” (2012); performed by Namewee (Wee Meng Chee), Ashtaka, Reshmonu, 5 Forty 2; Lyrics by: Namewee, Ashtaka; Composed by: Namewee, 5 Forty 2, Fred Chong
Script: Ryon Lee for “Nasi Lemak 2.0” (2011)
Cinematography: Yong Choon Lin for “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” (2010)
Editing: Victor Wai Tuck for “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” (2010)
Sound Effects: Tu Duu Chih for “Kepong Gangster” (2012)
Original Score: Teng Bee, Stanley Fam for “Kepong Gangster” (2012)
Art Design: Too Wen Huel for “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” (2010)
Image Design: ENW Styling Team for “Petaling Street Warriors” (2011)
Local Non-Chinese Film: “Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa”
Most Popular Local Chinese Film: “The Wedding Diary” (2011)
Most Popular Singaporean Film: “We Not Naughty” (2012)
Pioneer Award: Lai Meng, Hon Ying

More Film

  • Alexandra Shipp

    Film News Roundup: Alexandra Shipp in Talks for 'Shaft' Sequel

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

  • Producers Guild Taps Seven Documentary Nominees

    'Cries From Syria,' 'Jane' Among Producers Guild of America's Feature Documentary Nominees

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

  • Adam Fields Relativity

    Ex-Relativity Executive Adam Fields Accused of Sexual Harassment

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

  • Wolf Warriors 2

    China Box Office Passes $7.5 Billion Landmark

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

  • Laura Dern Emmy Award Win

    New York Women in Film & Television to Honor Laura Dern, Judith Light, Others at Muse Awards

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Fox Developing 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel 'Death on the Nile'

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch

    Variety Announces 10 Screenwriters to Watch of 2017

    HONG KONG – “Ice Kacang Puppy Love,” a mold-breaking romance, was Tuesday the biggest winner at the Golden Wau Awards. The new awards ceremony is a symbol of the growing importance of Chinese language in multicultural Malaysia, but where the government supports films in Bahasa-Malaysia language over others. The event is organized by the Chinese […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content