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‘Grandmaster’ Tops Golden Horse Nominations

Anthony Chen’s 'Ilo Ilo' on par with Chinese cinema’s big names

LOS ANGELES — Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” topped the nominations list for the Golden Horse Awards, the Taiwanese prizes for best Chinese-language cinema.

The Grandmaster” collected 11 nominations including best feature and best director, leading actor and actress, cinematography, action choreography and art design.

Several other film collected six nominations each; Dante Lam’s “Unbeatable,” Singaporean newcomer Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo,” Feng Xiaogang’s “Back to 1942,” Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin,” and Stephen Chow’s “Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons.”

Best film nominations went to “Ilo Ilo,” “A Touch of Sin,” Johnny To’s “Drug War,” Tsai Ming-liang’s “Stray Dogs,” and “The Grandmaster.” Best director nominations went to Wong, Tsai, Jia, To and Taiwan’s Chung Mong-hong for the territory’s Oscar contender “Soul.”
Nominations for ‘Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year’ went to Yeh Ju-Feng, Liao Ching-Song and Tsai Ming-Hsiu.

The Golden Horse Festival, now in its 50th edition, runs Nov. 8-28, 2013. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Nov. 23.

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