The 53rd Golden Horse Film Award Winners!


On November 26, Taiwan held its 53rd Annual Golden Horse Film Awards. The awards are Taiwan’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. Newcomer director Zhang Dalei‘s The Summer is Gone took the biggest prize of Best Picture at the event, but Zhang would lose out to veteran Feng Xiaogang for the Best Director Award. In a tie, the two lead actresses from the film Soul Mate, Ma Sichun and Zhang Dongyu won the Best Actress award.

Here’s the complete list of the winners at the Golden Horse Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone nominated.

Best Picture
The Summer is Gone

Best Director
Feng Xiaogang, I Am Not Madame Bovary

Best Actor
Fan Wei, Mr. No Problem

Best Actress
Zhang Dongyu and Ma Sichun (tie), Soul Mate

Best Supporting Actor
Lin Po-Hung, At Cafe 6

Best Supporting Actress
Elaine Jin, Mad World

Best New Director
Wong Chun, Mad World

Best New Performer
Kong Weiyi, The Summer is Gone

Best Original Screenplay
Loong Man Hong, Thomas Ng, and Mak Tin-Shu, Trivisa

Best Adapted Screenplay
Mei Feng and Huang Shi, Mr. No Problem

Best Cinematography
Mark Lee, Crosscurrent

Best Editing
Allen Leung Chin-Lun and David Richardson, Trivisa

Best Action Choreography
Wu Gang, Detective Chinatown

Best Visual Effects
Douglas Hans Smith, Sam Wang, Sam Khorshid, and Strilen Lu, Mojin: The Lost Legend

Best Art Direction
Chao Shih Hao, Godspeed

Best Makeup and Costume Design
Stanley Cheung, Detective Chinatown

Best Original Score
Lim Giong, City of Jade

Best Original Song
Arena Cahaya, performed by Zee Avi, Olabola

Best Documentary
Le Moulin

Best Live Action Short Film
A Sunny Day

Best Animated Short Film
Wander in the Dark

Best Sound Effects
Fang Tao and Hao Zhiyu, Crosscurrent

Audience Choice Award
I Am Not Madame Bovary

Fipresci Prize
The Summer is Gone

Lifetime Achievement Award
Chang Yung-Hsiang (prolific screenwriter)

For official information and more on the Golden Horse, go to the Awards’ official website.

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