Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has won her 12th Best Actress award for her role in “The Grandmaster” at the recent 14th Chinese Film Media Awards.
As reported on Oriental Daily News, the actress, who attended the ceremony held in Beijing on 11 October, said that the number 12 was particularly meaningful as it represents the end as well as the new beginning for her.
The actress also turned to her Weibo to express her delight, saying, “Without the help of director Wong Kar Wai and Mr. Tony Leung, as well as hundreds of millions of viewers and fans, I would not have 12 awards.”
Meanwhile, Nick Cheung grabbed his third Best Actor award through “Unbeatable”, while director Johnnie To won Best Director through his movie, “Drug War”, which also won best Picture.
Singaporean director Anthony Chen won Best Screenplay for “Ilo Ilo”, while the film’s female star, Yeo Yann Yann took home the Best Supporting Actress award.
The list of winners is as follows:
Best Film: Drug War
Best Director: Johnnie To (Drug War)
Best New Director: Hao Jie (The Love Songs of Tiedan)
Best Actor: Nick Cheung (Unbeatable)
Best Actress: Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster)
Best Supporting Actor: Wang Qingxiang (The Grandmaster)
Best Supporting Actress: Yeo Yann Yann (Ilo Ilo)
Best New Actor: Guo Shu-yao (Step Back to Glory)
Best Screenplay: Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo)
Audience Prize, Most Popular Film: Finding Mr. Right
Audience Prize, Most Popular Performance: Aarif Lee (One Night Surprise)
Audience Prize, Most Popular Actor: Huang Bo (Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons)
Audience Prize, Most Popular Actress: Yao Chen (Firestorm)
Media Tribute Award for Film of the Year: No Man’s Land
Media Tribute Award for Film Professional of the Year: Bill Kong
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