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‘Lust, Caution’ tops Golden Horses

Ang Lee film nabs 11 nominations

HONG KONG – “Lust, Caution” topped the list of nominations for Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse awards.

Nominations, announced Saturday, saw the Ang Lee-helmed pic collect 11 nods including best film, best, director, actor and actress.

Other best film contenders are Taiwanese director Niu Chen-zer’s political satire “What on Earth Have I Done Wrong?!,” Tony Ayres’ “The Home Song Stories,” and mainland Chinese directors Wang Quanan’s “Tuya’s Marriage” and Zhang Yang’s “Getting Home”

“Secrets,” the directorial debut of Taiwanese pop superstar Jay Chou was named in five categories.

Lee’s rivals in the helming category are Wang Quanan (“Tuya’s Marriage”), Yau Nai-hoi (“Eye in the sky”) and Li Yang (“Blind Mountain.”)

“Lust, Caution” newcomer Tang Wei competes for the best actress prize against Joan Chen (“The Home Song Stories,”) Li Bingbing (“The Knot’) and Yu Nan (“Tuya’s Marriage.”)

“Lust” star Tony Leung Chou-wai competes in the best actor class against two-time Golden Horse best actor winner Aaron Kwok, shortlisted for “The Detective,” Gurmit Singh (“Just Follow Law”) and Chinese comedian Zhao Benshan (“Getting Home.”

Prizes will be awarded on Dec 8 at a ceremony in the Taipei Arena. Event will be produced and telecast live in Taiwan by STAR Chinese Movies.

And the nominees are:

Feature Film
“what on earth have I done wrong?!,” Honto Production presents
“Tuya’s Marriage,” Xi anMovice And Television Production.Ltd.
“Getting Home,” Filmko Entertainment Limited
“The Home Song Stories,” Film Finance Corporation Australia
“Lust, Caution,” Focus Features and River Road Entertainment, Haishang Films

Taiwanese Film of the Year
“what on earth have I done wrong?!,” Honto Production presentsv”The Drummer,” Arc Light Films, Emperor Motion Pictures
“Secret,” Zoom Hunt International Productions CO, Ltd , EDKO Films LTD

“Exotic Exoticism: Plant Wars,” Asio Liu (Mimeo Films)
“Hollywood Chinese,” DeepFocus Productions, Inc.

Wang Quan An, “Tuya’s Marriage”
YAU Nai Hoi, “Eye in the Sky”
Ang Lee, “Lust, Caution”vLi Yang, “Blind Mountain”

Leading Actor
Gurmit Singh, “Just Follow Law”
Zhao Ben Shan, “Getting Home”
Aaron Kwok, “The Detective”
Tony Leung Chiu Wei, “Lust, Caution”

Leading Actress
Yu Nan, “Tuya’s Marriage”
Joan Chen, “The Home Song Stories”
LI Bing Bing, “The Knot”
Tang Wei, “Lust, Caution”

Supporting Actor
Wu Jing, “Invisible Target”
Joel Lok, “The Home Song Stories”
Tony Leung, Ka Fai, “The Drummer”
Louis Koo, “Protégé”

Supporting Actress
Chang Chun Ning, “what on earth have I done wrong?!”
Maggie Shiu, “Eye in the Sky”
Fan Bing Bing, “The Matrimony”
Alice Tzeng, “Secret”

New Performer
Eddie Peng, “My DNA Says I Love You”
Joel Lok, “The Home Song Stories”
Enno, “Summer’s Tail”
Tang Wei, “Lust, Caution”

Original Screenplay
Bon Sek Yieng, Tan Wei Lyn, “Just Follow Law”
Lu Wei, “Tuya’s Marriage”
Singing Chen, Lou Yi An, “God Man Dog”
Tony Ayres, “The Home Song Stories”

Screenplay Adaption
Izo Hashimoto, Szeto Kam Yuen, “Shamo”
Jacob Cheung, “A Battle of Wits”
Shu Ping, Kiang Wen, Guo Shi Xing, “The Sun Also Rises”
Hui Ling Wang, James Schamus, “Lust, Caution”

Yang Wei Han, “The Most Distant Course”
Fung Yuen Man, “Shamo”
Mark Ping Bin Lee, “The Matrimony”
Rodrigo Prieto, “Lust, Caution”

Film Editing
Singing Chen, “God Man Dog”
David Richardson, “Eye in the Sky”
Zhang Yi Fan, Jiang Wen, “The Sun Also Rises”
Tim Squyres, “Lust, Caution”

Original Film Score
Anthony Chue, “Invisible Target”
Guy Zerafa, “Eye in the Sky”
Terdsak Janpan, Jay Chou, “Secret”
Alexandre Desplat, “Lust, Caution”

Original Film Song
“Jasmine” (from “Spider Lilies”), Lyrics: Zero Chou, Tom Shu Yu LIN, Composer: Insecteens, Performer: Rainie Yang
“Blood Brothers” (from “Blood Brothers”), Lyric: Francis Lee, Composer: Kubert Leung, Performer: Shu Qi
“Secret” (from “Secret”), Lyrics: Fang Wen Shan, Composer and Performer: Jay Chou
“Little Love Song” (from “Exit No.6”), Lyrics and Composer: Wu Ching Feng, Performer: Soda Green

Art Direction
Huang Mei Ching, “God Man Dog”
Anuson Pinyopotjanee, “The Detective”
Melinda Doring, “The Home Song Stories”vPan Lai, “Lust, Caution”

Makeup & Costume Design
Doris Song, “Road to Dawn”
Kirsten Veysey, Cappi Ireland, “The Home Song Stories”
Moe Kasim, Dollei Seah, “881”
Pan Lai, “Lust, Caution”

Visual Effects
Michael Yeoh, “Just Follow Law”
Stephen Ma, “Twins Mission”
Bulky Animation Studio, Studio 2, “The Wall-Passer”
Wong Wang Tat, Wong Wang Hin, Cheung Yiu Ming, Donnie Lai, “Secret”

Action Choreography
Wong Wai Leung, “Shamo”
Lee Chung Chi, “Invisible Target”
Stephen Tung, “A Battle of Wits”
Donnie Yen, “Flash Point”

Sound Effects
Tu Duu Chih, Kuo Li Chi, Tang Xiang Zhu, “The Most Distant Course”
Kinson Tseng, “Confession of Pain”
Steve Burgess, He Wei, “A Battle of Wits”
Soundfirm Beijing, “Flash Point”

Short Film
“Temptation,” Serenity Entertainment International
“Fly Out Blue,” Jack Shih
“Summer of Magic,” Graduate School of Filmmaking , TNUA & Public Tevelision Service Foundation & Wang Cheng Yang
“Father’s Finger,” Flash Forward Entertainment

The outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year
Ang Lee
Jay Chou
Niu Chen Zer

Lifetime Achievement Award: Edward Yang

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