AP — The film My Missing Valentine won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honours, including best feature film.
The romantic comedy, which tells the love story of a bus driver and a post office worker, also won for Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing and Best Original Screenplay.
Overall, talents enjoyed a big night at the Golden Horse Awards, considered Asia’s equivalent of the Academy Awards for Chinese-language films.
Performers took home honours for Best Actor and Best Actress. Mo Tzu-yi won Best Actor for his role in Dear Tenant, while Chen Shu-fang won Best Actress for Little Big Women.
Malaysia’s Chong Keat-aun won the award for Best New Director for The Story of Southern Islet. Director Hou Hsiao-hsien won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Even as the coronavirus pandemic has shut cinemas around the globe, actors, directors and others managed to walk the red carpet ahead of the ceremony.
“It is not easy. Look at what is happened around the world,” said director Ang Lee, the chairman of the competition. “I have just come back from New York. Theatres are closed over there. I am deeply touched that Taiwan’s box office revenue still keeps growing.”