Golden Horse turns 50 with big stars

Golden Horse turns 50 with big stars
Hong Kong actor Ronald Cheng holds the trophy after winning the Best Supporting Actor at the 49th Golden Horse Film Awards in Ilan on November 24, 2012.

Taipei - The upcoming Golden Horse Awards will celebrate its 50th anniversary in a big, starstudded way, with Taiwan's pride, director Lee Ang, chairing the awards jury.

Organisers on Monday said the multiple Oscar and Golden Horse-winner will join top Chinese cinema directors Johnnie To of Hong Kong, Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien and Taiwan-based Tsai Ming-liang in the celebration that starts with the Nov 8 festival and ends with the awards on Nov 23.

Sixty-seven past Golden Horse Best Actor and Actress award winners will attend the awards ceremony, including big 1970s movie stars such as Charlie Chin Hsiang-lin, Chin Han and Lin Feng-jiao, Taiwan Apple Daily reported. Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung, announced in May as the festival's ambassador, will be on the festival's poster.

Tsai's drama Stray Dogs, depicting a homeless family living on the edges of modern society and which is competing in the current Venice Film Festival, will open the festival. Nominations for the awards will be announced on Oct 1.


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