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Crime thrillers recognised at China Media Awards

Crime thrillers recognised at China Media Awards

By Kevin Ma

Thu, 22 August 2013, 09:30 AM (HKT)

Awards News

Lethal Hostage 邊境風雲 (2012) won the main honours at the 13th Chinese Film Media Awards, held in the city of Quanzhou in Fujian Province on Sunday night. CHENG Er 程耳's crime thriller won Best Film and Best New Director.

GAO Qunshu 高群書 (pictured right) won the Best Director Award for Beijing Blues 神探亨特張 (2012). The police drama was not nominated for Best Film. Its star ZHANG Lixian 張立憲 was nominated for Best New Actor, but lost to Mystery 浮城謎事 (2012)'s QI Xi 齊溪.

Taiwan drama Touch of the Light 逆光飛翔 (2012) was tied with Lethal Hostage as the night's other top winner with two wins, for LEE Lieh 李烈's performance as Best Supporting Actress and the Jury Award.

Tony LEUNG Ka-fai 梁家輝 picked up a Best Actor award for his performance in Hong Kong thriller Cold War 寒戰 (2012). And YAN Bingyan 顏丙燕 won the Best Actress Award for her role in WANG Jing 王競's drama Feng Shui 萬箭穿心 (2012).

Organised by Southern Metropolis Daily, the Chinese Film Media Awards considers any Chinese-language film that received theatrical distribution in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan between 1 Jan and 31 Dec the previous year.

Taiwan's Peggy CHIAO 焦雄屏 served as this year's jury president. The jury for the final round included Taiwan television personality Kevin TSAI 蔡康永, Hong Kong scholar Ma Ka-fai (馬家輝) and Mainland China author MAI Jia 麥家.

ZHANG Ziyi 章子怡 was this year's Award Ambassador.


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