Feng Xiaogang Wins Best Director for ‘Bovary’ at Golden Horse Awards

Big stars and blockbusters were not welcome at the 2016 Golden Horse Awards.


I Am Not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲) helmer Feng Xiaogang won Best Director for his latest film at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei Saturday, on a night when smaller names from more artistic films took home most of the trophies.

Bovary also won the Audience Award, but the film’s star Fan Bingbing did not, with Ma Sichun and Zhou Dongyu sharing the Best Leading Actress honor, having both played the same character in the film Soul Mate (七月与安生). Best Leading Actor went to Fan Wei for his role in Mr. No Problem (不成问题的问题). The Summer is Gone (八月) by director Zhang Dalei surprised by winning the Best Feature Film award. Summer star Kong Weiyi, aged 10, won Best Newcomer.

Only one major award went to an entry from Hong Kong, with director Wong Chun winning Best New Director for Mad World (一念无明).

Held annually in Taipei, Taiwan, the film awards see entries from throughout Greater China.

Full Winners List:

Best Feature Film: The Summer is Gone

Best Documentary: Le Moulin

Best Animation Feature: No award

Best Live Action Short Film: A Sunny Day

Best Animated Short Film: Wander in the Dark

Best Director: Feng Xiaogang, I Am Not Madame Bovary

Best Leading Actor: Fang Wei, Mr. No Problem

Best Leading Actress: Ma Sichun/Zhou Dongyu (shared), Soul Mate

Best Supporting Actor: Lin Po-hung, At Cafe 6

Best Supporting Actress: Elaine Jin, Mad World

Best New Director: Wong Chun, Mad World

Best New Performer: Kong Weiyi, The Summer is Gone

Best Original Screenplay: Loong Man Hong, Thomas Ng, Mak Tin-shu, Triviṣa

Best Adapted Screenplay: Mei Feng, Huang Shi, Mr. No Problem

Best Cinematography: Mark LEE Ping-bing, Crosscurrent

Best Visual Effects: Douglas Hans Smith, Sam Wang, Sam Khorshid, Strilen Liu, Mojin-The Lost Legend

Best Art Direction: Chao Shih Hao, Godspeed

Best Makeup & Costume Design: Stanley Cheung, Detective Chinatown

Best Action Choreography: Wu Gang, Detective Chinatown

Best Original Film Score: Lim Giong, City of Jade

Best Original Film Song: Arena Cahaya, Lyric : Zee Avi, Rendra Zawawi; Composer : Zee Avi, Rendra Zawawi; Performer : Zee Avi ( OlaBola)

Best Film Editing: Allen Leung Chin-lun, David Richardson, Triviṣa

Best Sound Effects: Fang Tao, Hah Zhiyu, Crosscurrent

Audience Choice Award: I Am Not Madame Bovary

FIPRESCI Prize: The Summer is Gone

Lifetime Achievement Award: Chang Yung-hsiang