52ND GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS

Stars sizzle in the rain

Gwei Lun-mei: The Taiwanese star makes a bold choice, wearing an unusual dress with a voluminous pannier by exiting Christian Dior designer Raf Simons. Unfortunately, she also looks like she is packing a bench underneath her gown. Sylvia Chang: Kudos
Chiling Lin (left) and Sylvia Chang (right). PHOTOS: REUTERS
From left to right: Shu Qi, Simon Yam and Gwei Lun-mei.
From left to right: Shu Qi, Simon Yam and Gwei Lun-mei.

Taiwanese film-maker Hou Hsiao-hsien's graceful action movie, The Assassin, won five Golden Horse Awards, including Best Film, in Taipei last Saturday. On the red carpet, a different sort of grace was on show, as the stars glowed in couture in the rain

Chiling Lin: The Golden Horse host plays it safe, almost basic, with a black Zuhair Morad dress, a flash of cleavage and bright red lipstick.

Sylvia Chang: Kudos to the star of the Hong Kong musical The Office for keeping it real. A sensible adult can cover up on a cold night and still look good on the red carpet.

Shu Qi: Stand back. The star of The Assassin is in full smouldering mode. Scorched by her gaze, you might barely notice she is dressed like an Arabian dancing girl – or worse, an Arabian dancing girl in wet clothing.

Simon Yam: People, never try this at home. The sexy brigand look can be pulled off only by PhD-level charmers such as Yam. Even Johnny Depp would look dumb in this.

  • The winners

  • Best Film

    The Assassin

    Director

    Hou Hsiao-hsien (The Assassin)

    Actor

    Feng Xiaogang (Mr Six)

    Actress

    Karena Lam (Zinnia Flower)

    Supporting Actor

    Michael Ning (Port Of Call)

    Supporting Actress

    Lu Xue-feng (Thanatos, Drunk)

    New Director

    Bi Gan (Kaili Blues)

    New Performer

    Lee Hong-chi (Thanatos, Drunk)

    Original Screenplay

    Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart)

    Screenplay Adaptation

    Pema Tseden (Tharlo)

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Li Li-hua

    AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Gwei Lun-mei: The Taiwanese star makes a bold choice, wearing an unusual dress with a voluminous pannier by exiting Christian Dior designer Raf Simons. Unfortunately, she also looks like she is packing a bench underneath her gown.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2015, with the headline '52nd Golden Horse Awards Stars sizzle in the rain The winners'. Print Edition | Subscribe