Welcome to our 2020 Golden Horse Live Blog! We’re sitting in Hong Kong tonight watching the livestream online rather than on TV. You can also watch the show along with us live on Youtube (if you’re not in Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore)
You know the drill. Just keep updating the page to see the latest update. It’ll be the top entry on the text block below.
23:30 – And Ang Lee gets the last word, thanking everyone for attending.
And that’s it for me here in Hong Kong. Good night, and thanks for reading!
The final count for tonight: 5 for MY MISSING VALENTINE, 3 for DEAR TENANT, 2 each for CLASSMATES MINUS, YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN and THE SILENT FOREST. 1 each for THE STORY OF THE SOUTHERN INLET, THE CITY OF LOST THINGS, NIGHT BUS, BEYOND THE DREAM, NUMBER ONE, LOST COURSE, GET THE HELL OUT and NIGHT IS YOUNG.
23:27 – Producer Yeh Junfeng’s first word is that she feels complicated because her other film, CLASSMATES MINUS, lost at the awards tonight.
23:26 – And the award for Best Narrative Feature goes to: MY MISSING VALENTINE, for its 5th award for the night.
23:24 – I’m waiting for Lee to announce that he’s staying in Taiwan for the rest of the year. (Would you be surprised, really?)
Lee notes that performance for local films in the second half of the year has been stellar. He gave an encouragement to Taiwan cinema. He also thanks the overseas guest for doing four weeks of quarantine (two in Taiwan, two back home) to be here.
23:22 – As usual, Festival Chairman Ang Lee up for the final award. Lee: “I’m so touched to see all these people gathered.”
Lee just got out of quarantine yesterday.
23:15 – Final award coming up. MY MISSING VALENTINE stands the best chance, but Golden Horse does tend to surprise people. Let’s see what this jury does.
23:14 – Not a real surprise there. Well-deserved award for the longtime actor. This is his first nomination and first win.
23:12 – And the award for Best Actor goes to: Mo Tzu-yi for Dear Tenant, for the film’s third award of the night.
23:11 – Looking at the record, Chen Shu-fang is the first female actor to win both Best Supporting and Best Actress in the same year. Chen Jian-bin accomplished this in 2014.
23:08 – That was a long commercial break. Lee Sinje up now to present Best Actor.
23:05 – We’re coming up on Best Actor now. This one is harder to call because there’s no clear frontrunner. But Mo Tzu-yu does have a Taipei Film Award going for him. And he will be the first actor to win both the Taipei Film Award and the Golden Horse Award in the same year, so that’s great for stats nerds.
23:01 – Sara Yu, who played the younger version of Chan’s character in the film, snuck in at the last moment to congratulate her on stage.
23:00 – I really liked LITTLE BIG WOMEN, by the way. I wish that it got more nominations tonight.
22:57 – Chen: “I’m over 80 years old, why are you giving me such a heavy award to carry?”
22:56 – I was saying that Liu Kuan-ting is Taiwan Cinema 2020 MVP because he was in 7 films. But I think Chen Shu-fang may take over.
22:55 – and the award for Best Actress goes to: Chen Shu-fang for LITTLE BIG WOMEN!
Chen’s first two Golden Horse nominations and first two wins, all happening tonight.
Fair warning: I may cry.
22:51 – Yeo Yann Yann now on stage to present Best Actress. This is a hotly contested category, guys.
Yeo going on a speech about how female actors get it tougher than their male counterparts.
22:43 – So now we’re on track for a MISSING VALENTINE best picture win. The acting awards will be more interesting to see.
22:41 – For those keeping count: 4 for MY MISSING VALENTINE, 2 each for CLASSMATES MINUS, YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN, DEAR TENANT and THE SILENT FOREST. 1 each for THE STORY OF THE SOUTHERN INLET, THE CITY OF LOST THINGS, NIGHT BUS, BEYOND THE DREAM, NUMBER ONE, LOST COURSE, GET THE HELL OUT and NIGHT IS YOUNG.
22:39 – and the award for Best Director goes to: Chen Yu-hsun for MY MISSING VALENTINE!
This is Chen’s first Best Director win.
Chen: “I’ve always made tragedies as comedies. I thank the jury for recognizing that.”
Chen: “I was going to retire, but I guess I can’t do that now.”
22:38 – Chen Yi-wen now on stage to present Best Director.
22:35 – Time to name my predictions for the final awards:
Best Actor: Mo Tzu-yi (DEAR TENANT)
Best Actress: Chen Shu-fang (LITTLE BIG WOMEN)
Best Director: Tsai Ming-liang (DAYS)
Best Film: MY MISSING VALENTINE
22:31 – Coming up after the commercial break – Time for the final awards – the main acting awards, Best Director and Best Narrative Feature. This will take a while, guys.
22:28 – and now, it’s time for Best Original Film Score.
Wu Bai said the wrong category for a second.
The award for Best Original Film Score goes to: DEAR TENANT. For its second award of the night.
22:27 – Cool, Crowd Lu is giving this speech at his concert. Guys, Taiwan is having concerts.
22:21 – and the award for Best Original Song goes to: YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN. This is the film’s second award of the night. Much deserved.
What the, Lu already got the award in his hand in Kaohsiung.
22:20 – And his first award is Best Original Song. I’m 90% that YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN will win this.
22:19 – Rock freaking legend Wu Bai now on stage tp present the music awards. His appearance has turned the ceremony into a rock show.
22:18 – Turns out that Crowd Lu performed the song live from Kaohsiung.
22:14 – YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN star Tseng Jing-Hua takes the stage to introduce the performance of its theme song. At least three fans screamed “I LOVE YOU”.
The song is performed by Crowd Lu. Edward Chen should be in this performance too.
Honestly, this song is an easy win for the Best Original Song tonight. It would be appalling if it doesn’t win.
22:11 – I’m gonna eat my dessert now. I may miss an award or something.
22:07 – HHH’s speech was relatively short. There will be a clip later, you don’t need me to translate any of it. (Honestly, I forgot the last line while I was typing it down).
22:05 – Kore-eda went through 14 days of quarantine just to present this prize to HHH. That’s what a big deal this is.
And HHH still won’t wear a suit.
22:03 – Video also shows jury president Mark Lee Ping-bin hanging out with HHH.
The stage is filled with his frequent collaborators, waiting to hand the man his award.
Of course, Lee, his longtime cinematographer, is going to directly hand him the prize.
22:01 – HHH is a spiritual leader of Golden Horse. He was in a leadership position for years, but since he’s stepped down, the award can finally give him a much-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.
21:59 – Just spotted Hou Hsiao-hsien in the audience. There we go.
The pre-award video shows HHH chatting with his THREE TIMES stars Shu Qi and Chang Chen.
Man, HHH has aged a lot.
21:57 – Wait, the feed came back late. Hirokazu Kore-eda is already on stage to introduce the award for Hou Hsiao-hsien.
“We’re not related by blood, but I feel like I’m a son of his,” Kore-eda said.
21:53 – Looks like hour 4 will begin with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Hou Hsiao-hsien, but Hou is nowhere to be seen tonight. He didn’t show up for any screening of his films during the festival as well.
21:51 – For those keeping count: 3 for MY MISSING VALENTINE, 2 each for CLASSMATES MINUS and THE SILENT FOREST. 1 each for THE STORY OF THE SOUTHERN INLET, THE CITY OF LOST THINGS, NIGHT BUS, DEAR TENANT, BEYOND THE DREAM,YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN, NUMBER ONE, LOST COURSE, GET THE HELL OUT and NIGHT IS YOUNG.
21:48 – Yee jokes, “I waited 10 years, give me 90 more seconds for my speech!”
21:47 – Even Li said that her company’s partners have been displeased about her spending so much money on this project. She calls it the most reckless thing she’s done in her career. Li’s produced a lot of films, but this one seemed to have hit the most.
21:45 – It took Yee over ten years to get the film made. It won the top prize at the Golden Horse Project Market years ago.
Yee and his producer Li Lieh are really moved right now. They’re both crying and unable to speak.
21:43 – Gwei and Chen now present Best Animated Feature – there are only two films. They may end up presenting the award to Yee Chih-yen, their BLUE GATE CROSSING director.
and the award for Best Animated Feature goes to: Yee Chih-yen for THE CITY OF LOST THINGS.
21:40 – Chong: “People kept telling me that they didn’t understand my film. Fortunately, the Golden Horse Awards understood my film.”
He also pays tribute to his producer, who passed away after the film was completed.
21:39 – and the award for Best New Director goes to: Chong Keat-aun for THE STORY OF SOUTHERN INLET.
I called this!
21:37 – It’s a BLUE GATE CROSSING reunion! Gwei Lun-mei and Chen Bolin now onstage to present an award. They haven’t done a film since that youth romance classic 18 years ago.
They’re here to present Best New Director.
21:36 – Director Joe Hsieh pulls Chen Shu-fang out because she also did voice acting in his film.
21:34 – and the award for Best Animated Short Film goes to: NIGHT BUS.
21:33 – Gingle Wang is in tears from Chen’s speech. She almost couldn’t go on.
Now presenting: best Animated Short Film.
21:32 – If you’ve seen SILENT FOREST, you’ll know that this girl is the real deal. She also plays Vivian Hsu’s daughter in LITTLE BIG WOMEN.
21:31 – And the award for Best New Performer goes to: Chen Yan-fei for THE SILENT FOREST.
21:28 – Gingle Wang and Fandy Fan on stage to present Best New Actor. Fan won Best New Actor for WE ARE CHAMPIONS last year.
Edward Chen is the heavy favorite here, but I support Chen Yan-fei for SILENT FOREST.
21:26 – Namewee’s song deals with censorship. His film, BABI, will never play in Malaysia due to censorship (it deals with racial conflicts). In fact, he’s now under investigation in Malaysia for just the poster of the film.
21:25 – the theme song for YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN – the most anticipated performance of the night bar none – still hasn’t happened, so Best New Director and Best New Actor are probably coming up after this.
21:23 – Malaysian rapper Namewee performing the nominated theme song from his film, BABI.
21:17 – Deep into hour three now. We have the two music awards left before going into the majors.
21:13 – Chen and Wu stay to present Best Sound Effects.
and the award for Best Sound Effects goes to: THE SILENT FOREST.
The film’s sound effects is indeed very strong.
Co-winner Lee Dong-hwan could not make it from Korea. Co-winner. Kuo Li-chi reads Lee’s remarks on his behalf.
21:12 – Tsang ends the speech with “Go Hong Kong” in Cantonese. Go Hong Kong, indeed.
21:11: Writer Felix Tsang thanks Kiwi Chow’s wife in Cantonese on Chow’s behalf. Chow could not make it to the ceremony, presumably because he couldn’t do the 14-day quarantine.
21:10: For those keeping count: 3 for MY MISSING VALENTINE, 2 for CLASSMATES MINUS. 1 each for DEAR TENANT, BEYOND THE DREAM,YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN, NUMBER ONE, LOST COURSE, GET THE HELL OUT and NIGHT IS YOUNG.
21:08 – Chen and Wu now present Best Adapted Screenplay.
and the award for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to: Felix Tsang and Kiwi Chow for BEYOND THE DREAM.
This was a real surprise, actually. I thought this would be another Taiwan-dominated category.
21:05 – and the award for Best Original Screenplay goes to: Chen Yu-hsun for MY MISSING VALENTINE, for its third award of the night!
This is Chen’s second Best Screenplay win.
21:03 – Bamboo Chen and Wu Kang-jen on the stage to present Best Original Screenplay now.
Chen notes that all the nominees in this category are also directors.
I call MY MISSING VALENTINE for this category.
21:02 – The young co-start of DEAR TENANT Runyin Bai on stage to present Best Film nominee DEAR TENANT. He’s really good in the film.
Bai is also in HELLO! TAPIR, which was nominated for Best Visual Effects tonight.
20:58 – I mean, “California Dreamin'” isn’t really a Chinese film theme song, but it was in CHUNGKING EXPRESS, so I guess that counts.
20:56 – Eve Ai now onstage to sing a medley of classic film theme songs. The image is in black and white, of course.
20:54 – By the way, at age 81, Chen Shu-fang is the oldest winner for an acting award in Golden Horse history. The previous record holder was Mei Fang, who took Best Supporting Actress for ORZ BOYZ (age 72)
20:45 – And now time for Best Cinematography.
The award for Best Cinematography goes to: YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN. This is Yao Hung-i’s third nomination and second win.
20:44 – OK, Chen Shu-fang’s speech is now the highlight of the show.
20:42 – Chen also reminds audiences to go watch both DEAR TENANT and LITTLE BIG WOMEN in theaters.
Chen: “Don’t worry, if you want to hire me for a film this upcoming year, I won’t raise my fees.”
20:40 – Chen: “Just one Golden Horse is enough!” Don’t worry, Miss Chen, you’ll win a second one tonight.
She said she waited 63 years for this award.
20:37 – The presenters are making a huge show of this. I can’t translate any of this
and the award for Best Supporting Actress goes to: Chen Shu-fang for DEAR TENANT.
This is veteran actress Chen’s first Golden Horse nomination and win. She’s been acting since 1957.
Of course, Chen is also nominated for Best Actress for LITTLE BIG WOMEN, which is why Vivian Hsu is so emotional right.
20:34 – Time for Best Supporting Actress. I say Chen Shu-fang has a huge chance of winning for DEAR TENANT. Hsieh Ying-xuan also has a chance of winning for LITTLE BIG WOMEN.
20:32 – Vivian Hsu and…..sorry, a name I missed now on stage to present. I got distracted by Chan’s weird mandarin.
Hsu is the co-star and co-producer of LITTLE BIG WOMEN.
20:31 – HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE director Chan Kin-long introduces his own Best Film nominee. This is the actor’s directorial debut.
20:30: I miss LMF and MC Yan. Make of that what you will.
20:28 – Heyo, nominee for Best Actor for THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING, performing the nominated theme song for THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING, the sequel to hit film THE WAY WE DANCE.
THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING was one of the two closing films of this year’s Golden Horse Film Festival. It was the world premiere.
20:22 – So it’s mostly been a Taiwanese cinema dominated show tonight. Hong Kong’s indie film scene took the stage for a little bit with the documentary and short film prizes, but this feels like a celebration of Taiwanese cinema more than anything so far. Nadow’s win is certainly the highlight of the ceremony up to this point.
20:20 – There are quite a few teary eyes in the house.
Peng’s son takes the stage to accept the award on his father’s behalf.
20:18 – Peng worked on at least three of the nominated films this year: YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HEREIN, MY MISSING VALENTINE and GET THE HELL OUT.
20:17 – Time for the presentation of Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year. The award goes to longtime electrician Peng Ren-meng, who passed away this year.
There’s a short documentary showing his son, who has also become a film electrician.
20:16 – Since this is an award for Chinese-language films, of course we saw Hongkongers like Michael Lai, Wilson Chin and Benny Chan.
20:14 – And now the in memoriam segment. No live performance.
20:12 – For those keeping count: 2 for MY MISSING VALENTINE and CLASSMATES MINUS. 1 each for NUMBER ONE, LOST COURSE, GET THE HELL OUT and NIGHT IS YOUNG.
20:11 – Nadow is best known as a comedian, but Chung Mong-hong has turned him into a proper dramatic actor.
20:10 – and the award for Best Supporting Actor goes to: Nadow Lin for CLASSMATES MINUS.
Nadow was first nominated for GODSPEED. This is his first win.
20:09 – The locals are pulling for Nadow, but I’d like to see Kim Hyunbin win for his devastating turn in THE SILENT FOREST.
20:08 – Lin and Liu remain to present Best Supporting Actor. Here we go!
Liu, by the way, is in three of the four nominated films in this category – CLASSMATES MINUS, A LEG and THE SILENT FOREST.
Leon Dai and Kim are not present at the ceremony tonight.
20:05 – and the award for Best Action Choreography goes to: GET THE HELL OUT. That’s a bit of a surprise.
GET THE HELL OUT is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress tonight.
20:03 – MY MISSING VALENTINE Best Actor nominee Liu Kuan-ting (2020 Taiwan cinema MVP!) and Lin Mei-hsiu on stage now to present Best Action Choreography.
20:02 – Hour two now. MY MISSING VALENTINE co-star Joanne Missingham now on stage to recommend the second Best Film nominee, MY MISSING VALENTINE.
19:58 – MY MISSING VALENTINE star Patty Lee and So-So Heroes now performing the film’s award-nominated theme song, “Lost and Found.” Lee co-wrote the lyrics herself.
19:56 – In other awards, Best New Director nominated film THE STORY OF SOUTHERN INLET won both the NETPAC and FIPRESCI prize. CLASSMATES MINUS won the Audience Award, as voted by a group of selected Golden Horse Festival attendees.
19:52 – That’s two political and social message-heavy films from Hong Kong to win awards tonight. NIGHT IS YOUNG is about the anti-extradition bill movement. LOST COURSE is about a grassroots democratic movement in Wukan, China.
THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING also reportedly has similar elements.
19:47 – Lin and Nadou now present Best Documentary. Lin says he hopes Nadow will win his category because “they say life is downhill after winning an award.”
and the award for Best Documentary goes to: LOST COURSE by Hong Kong’s Jill Li.
19:45 – Kwok said in his written statement that he wished the Hong Kong Film Awards will have short film and documentary categories.
Kwok’s speech in Cantonese has several references to phrases popularized during the movement.
“May freedom go to the people,” Kwok’s speech says.
19:44 – And now, the award for Best Short Film
The award for Best Live Action Short Film goes to: NIGHT IS YOUNG by Zune Kwok.
The short film shows a taxi driver witnessing during Hong Kong’s Anti-extradition bill movement.
19:39 – Best Supporting Actor nominee Nadow (CLASSMATES MINUS) and comedian Ken Lin – who made his directorial debut this year with ACTING OUT OF LOVE – on the stage now.
Nadow asks Lin to say something positive after reminding Lin that his film didn’t even pass the first round of the Golden Horse Awards. Lin said that he was the only director doing promotional post-show Q&A during the height of the pandemic back in March.
“At one show, there was only 4 tickets sold! Then I asked how many tickets BLOODSHOT sold. He said 2,” Lin said.
“Wow, that means a Taiwanese film managed to beat a Hollywood film twofold,” Nadow said.
“ACTING OUT OF LOVE lived through the darkest period in Taiwanese film history, allowing other Taiwanese films to reach cinemas, including your CLASSMATES MINUS,” Lin said.
Nadow said that his girlfriend sewn the words “Nadow wins at Golden Horse” on his red underwear. Lin also shows his red underwear, saying “Hope all debts will be paid off soon,” referring to the debts he incurred on ACTING OUT OF LOVE.
19:38 – CLASSMATES MINUS star Shih Ming-Shuai introduced Best Film nominee CLASSMATES MINUS. It’s director Huang Hsin-yao’s follow-up to THE GREAT BUDDHA+.
The film is the fictional version of Huang’s own documentary, BLUFFING, about his mates from school. I have a DVD, but haven’t watched it yet.
19:36 – And here’s Chen Shu-fang!
Chen, by the way, said at the Q&A session of LITTLE BIG WOMEN that she will perform the song if the box office goes over NTD$100 million in Taiwan. She already has to cook the fried shrimp rolls in the film because the box office passed NTD$60 million.
Chen is the currently the heavy favorite to take home both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress tonight.
19:34 – Sara Yu now on stage to perform the Taiwanese-language. titular theme song from LITTLE BIG WOMEN. Hmm, the wikipedia page for the awards said that star Chen Shu-fang would be performing with her. She sang the song in the film.
Anyone who’s seen the film will recognize the song. It’s one of the most touching moments in the film.
19:33 – Just noticed earlier that some of the nominees aren’t wearing face masks. Hmm.
19:32 – We just had a short computer animation before going into commercial break, but the director’s name is handwritten, so I couldn’t read the name. Sorry.
19:30 – A friend just messaged me predicting that MY MISSING VALENTINE will take Best Film tonight. Marking it here now.
19:29 – For those keeping count: 2 for MY MISSING VALENTINE and 1 each for CLASSMATE MINUS, NUMBER ONE.
19:28 – and the award for Best Film Editing goes to: MY MISSING VALENTINE, for its second award of the night.
Winner Lai Hsiu-hsiung is nominated in the same category for CLASSMATE MINUS. This is his second win.
19:26 – Lin and Kuo now present Best Film Editing.
The two do a verbal demonstration on editing to explain the art.
19:24 – and the award for Best Visual Effects goes to: MY MISSING VALENTINE.
Winner Tomi Kuo also won last year for DETENTION.
MY MISSING VALENTINE is nominated for 11 awards tonight, the most out of all nominated films.
Kuo mentions that he’s getting married this month.
19:23 – The two presenters of course bring up their big boss, Ang Lee, when talking about visual effects.
19:22 – Best Actor nominee Austin Lin (IWEIRDO) and Kuo Shu-yao onstage now to present Best Visual Effects.
19:20: Raymond Kuek, one of the two winners is here. The director is also there with him.
Kuek: “I thank my parents for giving birth to such a short – and excellent – son.”
The director says he will bring the award back to Malaysia and Singapore to show everyone there that they can make it, too.
19:19 – Chiu and Hsieh now present Best Makeup and Costume Design
And the award for Best Makeup and Costume Design goes to: NUMBER 1, the Malaysian film.
This is the first win and first nomination for both winners.
NUMBER 1 star Mark Lee is also nominated for Best Actor tonight.
19:17 – And the award for Best Art Direction goes to: CLASSMATES MINUS.
This is winner Chao Shih-hao’s third Golden Horse win and his fifth nomination. He’s a frequent collaborator of director Chung Mong-hong, who produced CLASSMATES.
CLASSMATES is nominated for nine awards tonight. The film opened yesterday in Taiwan cinemas.
19:15: Roy Chiu and Best Supporting Actress nominee Hsieh Ying-xuan (LITTLE BIG WOMEN) are onstage to present Best Art Direction.
19:14 – And we’re back. We start with a clip of production designers and art directors at work. Like last year, directors have been commissioned to make these shorts.
19:12 – First commercial break already! Anyway, as you can see, everyone in the audience is required to wear a face mask.
19:09 – Usually I’d be in Taiwan right now, sitting in my hotel room after 10 days of watching films at the Golden Horse Film Festival. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be done this year because of travel restrictions. However, the festival has been held successfully, and the fest even said admissions have gone up this year.
19:08 – Like last year, there will be no host at this year’s award ceremony. Thanks, Oscars.
And now, an opening montage of this year’s nominated films.
19:06 – I’ve been doing some unofficial Taiwanese baseball commentary this year, and this feels like doing both play-by-play and color at the same time.
The performance includes the CINEMA PARADISO theme by Ennio Morricone, who passed away earlier this year.
19:05 – Chairman Ang Lee’s voice opens the show along with a performance by violinist Ray Chen and Taipei Philharmonic.
“Have you been to the cinema this year?” Lee asks in his voiceover.
19:04 – The 57th Golden Horse Awards starts now with a montage showing how the world has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwan has been a real winner, recording 611 cases thus far with over 200 days of no local transmission.
19:02 – As always, the ceremony is being held tonight at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
The show is starting now!
19:01 – The show will be starting late, it seems.
Actress Lee Sinje now walking the red carpet. She had a project at this year’s Golden Horse Projects market. She will also be presenting an award tonight.
18:59 – All the foreign guests did 14 days of quarantine to be here. Including the man walking the red carpet now, director Hirokazu Kore-eda. He gave a masterclass last night after a screening of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A TIME TO LIVE AND A TIME TO DIE and his documentary on Hou and director Edward Yang. He will probably present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Hou tonight.
18:58 – And last year’s Best Actress winner Yeo Yann Yann has arrived. She gave a masterclass at this year’s Golden Horse Film Festival, and she will also be presenting an award tonight.
18:57 – Last year’s Best Actor winner, director Chen Yi-wen, has arrived. He will also be presenting an award tonight, presumably Best Actor or Best Actress.
18:56 – Chen Bolin, who will be presenting an award tonight, is on the red carpet now. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him at the Golden Horse Awards.
18:55 – Best Actress nominee Bai Ling (THE ABORTIONIST) doing her interview now in a very skimpy outfit.
18:50 – One last commercial break before the start of the show. We’ll probably see the final round jury, led by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing, before the show starts.
18:46 – Welcome to the live blog! We’re watching the red carpet ceremony on TV now. The teams of the major nominees are walking the carpet now as we get closer to starting time. Right now: the team of A LEG, including writer-director Chang Yaosheng and star Gwei Lun-mei. No Yo Yang, oddly.