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Zhang Hanyu wins best leading actor for Taiwan film awards

2008-12-07 14:11:06 GMT2008-12-07 22:11:06 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Zhang Hanyu poses with his best leading actor award for "Assembly" at the 45th Golden Horse Awards in Taichung Dec. 6, 2008. (Photo: Tungstar)

Zhang Hanyu (L) and Prudence Liew pose with their best leading actor award and best leading actress award for "Assembly" and "True Woman For Sale" respectively at the 45th Golden Horse Awards in Taichung Dec. 6, 2008. (Photo: Tungstar)

Best leading actor Zhang Hanyu and director of "Assembly" Feng Xiaogang pose with Zhang's award at the 45th Golden Horse Awards in Taichung Dec. 6, 2008. (Photo: Tungstar)

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland actor Zhang Hanyu won the best leading actor gong Saturday in Taiwan at the Golden Horse Film Awards, seen as the "Chinese-language Oscars".

Zhang claimed the title with his performance in "The Assembly", beating action star Jet Li.

The 80-million-yuan (11.6 million U.S. dollar) mainland blockbuster tells a story about a soldier seeking recognition for comrades who died during the Chinese civil war between the Communist Party of China and the Kuomintang (KMT) Party.

"The Warlords", based on a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) struggle of three blood brothers for a woman during a time of war and political upheaval, claimed the best picture prize, beating "The Assembly", "Orz Boy", "Ocean Flame", and Taiwan's romantic drama "Cape No. 7".

Peter Chan, director of the "The Warlords", claimed the best director title.

The island's box office hit "Cape No. 7", directed by Wei Te-sheng from Taiwan, got the Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year. Wei was named as the Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year.

Prudence Liew from Hong Kong claimed the best leading actress title with her performance in "True Women for Sale".

Ma Rulong was named as the Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Cape No. 7" and Mei Fang the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the "Orz Boy."

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