The Oscars May Have Passed Over Shoplifters (sob), but…

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Come to CinemAsia to check out the best of Golden Horse Awards, known as the Chinese Oscars! Led by President Ang Lee, and held in Taiwan for over 50 years, to Chinese, it’s the byword for glamour and fairness. In 2013, CinemAsia jury Anthony Chen, then a rookie director, beat masters Wong Kar-wai and Tsai Ming-liang to the win Best Film with llo Ilo.

CinemAsia’s 12th edition features six Golden Horse winners or nominees. An Elephant Sitting Still, the first and last film by genius Hu Bo, defeated Zhang Yimou’s Shadow. Other films captured acting prizes: Dear Ex, Tracey, Cities of Last Things and Long Time No Sea. The Looming Storm boasts the honour of 6 nominations.

Kevin Ma