The 55th Golden Horse Awards took place on November 17, 2018 at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The annual festival and awards celebrates the best of Asian motion pictures. Established in 1962, the awards have given recognition to numerous excellent filmmakers working in Chinese-language cinema.
The nominations and results of 23 awards are decided by a group of jurors consisting of film professionals; their deliberations take place after they view every single film.
On its 50th anniversary, the Golden Horse Awards have become the highest accolade for all Chinese-language filmmakers, and are thus considered to be the Chinese-language Oscars. This year there were a record breaking number of submissions of 667.
Black comedy “Dear Ex” racks up three awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Film Song and Best Leading Actress. Taiwan’s Hsieh Ying-xuan steals the title of Best Leading Actress with her portrayal of an insecure housewif
Best New Performer goes to 14-year-old Chung Chia-chun with his performance as a boy pining for his father in “Long Time No Sea”.
Best Feature Film went to four-hour drama “An Elephant Sitting Still” from China directed by the late Hu Bo. The film centres around four nobodies struggle through another day in their life. They take the long-distance bus to Shenyang to reach the zoo in Manzhouli to see the mythical elephant that sits still and ignores everything around it and find hope.
Congratulations to all of the winners this year! For the full list of winners click here.