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Winners at the 51st Golden Horse film awards TAIPEI: List of winners at the 51st Golden Horse film awards in Taiwan:Best Feature Film: "Blind Massage"Best Director: Ann Hui, "The Golden Era"Best Leading Actor: Chen Jianbin, "A Fool"Best Leading Actress: Chen Shiang-chyi, "Exit"Best Supporting Actor: Chen Jianbin, "Paradise in Service"Best Supporting Actress: Wan Qian, "Paradise in Service"Best New Director: Chen Jianbin, "A Fool"Best New Performer: Zhang Lei, "Blind Massage"Best Original Screenplay: "Meeting Dr. Sun"Best Screenplay Adaptation: "Blind Massage"Best Cinematography: "Blind Massage"Best Visual Effects: "The Midnight After"Best Art Direction: "Black Coal, Thin Ice"Best Makeup/Costume Design: "Brotherhood of Blades"Best Action Choreography: "As the Light Goes Out"Best Film Editing: "Blind Massage"Best Original Film Score: "Coming Home"Best Original Film Song: The Road We Pass, "The Continent"Best Sound Effects: "Blind Massage"Best Documentary: "Cotton"Best Short Film: "The Hammer and Sickle Are Sleeping"Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year: Jimmy HuangLifetime Achievement Award: Tian FengCopyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Director Lou Ye's 'Blind Massage' sweeps Chinese 'Oscars' TAIPEI: Chinese director Lou Ye's drama starring blind amateur actors as massage therapists scooped top honours at the Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan on Saturday, touted as the Chinese-language "Oscars"."Blind Massage," a portrayal of the romance and dreams of visually impaired massage therapists, was the biggest winner, with six gongs out of seven nominations.It scooped awards including the coveted best feature film, best adapted screenplay and best new performer for Zhang Lei, herself a ...

Life no easier with Oscars, says actor Waltz LOS ANGELES: For nearly three decades, Austrian-born Christoph Waltz was a jobbing actor in Europe. He finally came to Hollywood in 2009, and in the next four years he won two Oscars.On December 1 he will receive his star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame.Not bad for a boy from Vienna.But despite his evident success, the 58-year-old insists life is no simpler now he's on the Tinseltown A-list."This is a fight ... life isn't ...

See how working long hours can affect your body Overtime and long working hours raise the risk of illness and injury, irrespective of how hazardous a job is. It doesn’t make you productive, infact it reduces your normal productivity on the job. The 9-to-5 workweek has been a standard of American labor law for decades: It’s the standard by which full employment is measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by most economic indexes. Working long hours can affect the human body adversely. According ...

Chris Martin, ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow to spend anniversary together ‘Coldplay’ singer Chris Martin and his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow will spend their wedding anniversary together on December 5. Chris split from his wife in March this year after 10 years of marriage and start dating with ‘The Hunger Games’ actress Jennifer Lawrence after the actress broke-up from X-Man’ actor Nicolas Hoult in 2013.A close source to couple revealed that Chris and Gwyneth want to make things as normal as possible for the children. They ...

Arnold Schwarzenger left Aamir Khan starstruck Bollywood actor Aamir Khan recently met Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenger at the ‘Hindustan Times Leadership Summit’. Aamir is huge fan of Arnold because he thinks Arnold is an underrated actor.Bollywood Perfetionist Aamir Khan took to Twitter to share his excitement with his fans and tweeted, “Hey guys! Guess who I met? I’m in Delhi today, speaking at the HT Leadership Summit. His session is tomorrow. I told the HT staff I wish I could ...

No possibility of ‘Kick’ sequel for next four years Denying rumours of a sequel to Salman Khan Starrer ‘Kick’, director Sajid Nadiadwala says his hands are full for next four years.The director has disappointed all hopes for ‘Kick’ and saying he has lots of films lined up for the next four years and he wants to concentrate on them. He said, “I don't think as of now I'll be able to do justice to direction in the immediate future”.According to media reports Sajid Nadiadwala ...


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