"A Sun" wins big at Golden Horse Awards

25 Nov – Taiwanese family drama, "A Sun" became the big winner at the recently held Golden Horse Awards.

As reported on Mingpao, the movie, directed by Chung Mong-hong, won six accolades at the event held on 23 November, including major awards - Best Film, Best Director for the said filmmaker, as well as Best Leading Actor for Chen Yi-wen.

The movie also won Best Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor for Liu Kuan-ting, and the Audience Choice Awards.

"A Sun" revolves around a family of four, and their younger son A-Ho, who has been different since he was a child.

On the other hand, John Hsu's "Detention", which led the nominations with 12 nods, won five awards including Best New Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Visual Effects.

The winners of the 56th Golden Horse Awards are as follows:

Best Narrative Feature: "A Sun"

Best Director: Chung Mong-hong ("A Sun")
Best New Director: John Hsu ("Detention")

Best Leading Actor: Chen Yi-wen ("A Sun")
Best Leading Actress: Yeo Yann Yann ("Wet Season")

Best Supporting Actor: Liu Kuan-ting ("A Sun")
Best Supporting Actress: Winnie Chang ("The Teacher")

Best New Performer: Fandy Fan ("We Are Champions")

Best Original Screenplay: Yeo Siew-hua ("A Land Imagined")
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Hsu, Fu Kai-ling, Chien Shih-keng ("Detention")

Best Cinematography: Chen Ko-chin and Chen Chih-hsuan ("The Scoundrels")
Best Film Editing: Lai Hsiu-hsiung ("A Sun")

Best Visual Effects: Renovatio Pictures, Tomi Kuo ("Detention")
Best Sound Effects: Li Danfeng, Chou Cheng, Morgan Yen ("Nina Wu")

Best Original Film Score: The Day After Rain ("Detention")
Best Original Film Song: Teo Wei-yong ("A Land Imagined")

Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year: Tang Shiang-chu Lifetime Achievement Award: Wang Toon and Jimmy Wang

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