Chinese Oscars the 2018 Golden Horse Awards Gets Star-studded Attendance and Teary Best Film Win for Young Deceased Director

The last few years have been meh with the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language film equivalent of the Oscars, due to flagging star-studded movies and creativity that also connects with the mass public. This year the ceremony staged a revival with so many famous stars and directors in attendance I was having whiplash. Acclaimed veteran director Zhang Yimou finally won his first Best Director award for his artsy wuxia film Shadow, but the film lost out on Best Film to an art house 4-hour long movie An Elephant Still Standing which took home the highest honor of the night yet sadly the young novelist-turned-director Hu Bo committed suicide last October 2017 at the age of 29 after suffering from depression and getting into a disagreement with the movie’s producer. His mother accepted the award for him and tearfully got a hug from director Ang Lee. I felt this year’s Golden Horse returned to glamour and meaning and the star nominees and attendees included Gong Li, Andy Lau, Hu Ge, Carina Lau, Zhou Xun, Chang Chen, Deng Cao, Sun Li, Roy Qiu, and many more. The fashion was lovely or different with the most unique being teen winner of the Best New Actor award the ethnic minority Si Pagoyod wearing his tribal attire. Continue reading

Taiwan and Chinese Top Actresses Aging Beautifully with Success and Happiness Under their Belts

There are always going to be younger and fresher faces in the entertainment industry, not to mention how annoying it is for fans or media to obsesses on actresses aging and/or not getting married. I like to dedicate a post … Continue reading

TVBS Magazine Releases Top-10 Most Powerful Star Ranking in Taiwan

Given that this is just the subjective assessment of one major Taiwanese entertainment publication TVBS Magazine, it’s still pretty darn accurate in my estimation. The power rankings are out for the top Taiwanese entertainers of 2013 with ten selected from … Continue reading

Charity Photo Exhibition Reveals Taiwan Stars Transformed Into Iconic Images

Today was the unveiling of the Da Ren Wu Charity Photo Exhibition in Taipei (da ren wu literally means big person and here it refers to someone famous), where nearly forty of Taiwan’s biggest entertainers participated in an edgy and … Continue reading

Red Carpet Pictures from the 2011 Golden Horse Awards

Taiwan’s most prestigious awards show came and went, and thankfully the results caused no sputtering outrage and mud flinging the way the Golden Bells did last month. Last night’s Golden Horse Awards was a rather muted affair, with some viewers … Continue reading