Ex-blacklisted actress vies for Chinese-language 'Oscar'
Fri, Oct 01, 2010

TAIPEI, Oct 1, 2010 (AFP) - Tang Wei, an actress once blacklisted in mainland China, has been nominated for a Golden Horse Film Award, the "Oscar" of Chinese-language cinema, organisers said Friday in Taiwan.

Tang Wei, 30, is up for best leading actress for her performance in "Crossing Hennessy," a Hong Kong film that also stars Jacky Cheung.

The mainland-born actress was barred from acting for a period after performing in Taiwan-born director Ang Lee's 2007 World War II thriller "Lust, Caution", in a role which won her a Golden Horse for best new performer.

Allegedly she angered mainland authorities over a series of sex scenes in "Lust, Caution", because of their acrobatic nature and because they involved her character and a that of a Chinese collaborator working for the Japanese.

The winners of this year's Golden Horse awards will be announced at the 47th annual ceremony on November 20.

"When Love Comes," a Taiwanese family drama, leads nominations for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards, vying for honors in 14 categories, including best film and best director.

Also vying in the best film category is "Bodyguards and Assassins," a commercially successful martial arts film set in the waning days of the Qing dynasty in the early 20th century.

"Seven Days in Heaven," "Judge" and "The Fourth Portrait" also compete for the best film honour.

Ethan Juan, one of Taiwan's most popular young actors, has been nominated as best leading actor for his role in "Monga", a gangster film set in Taipei a generation ago.

The category also includes Wang Xueqi, a veteran Chinese actor starring in "Bodyguards and Assassins."

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