Can Shadow put rivals in the shade in Golden Horse Awards?

Many eyes will be on Shadow, which leads the field with 12 nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director.
Many eyes will be on Shadow, which leads the field with 12 nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES

TAIPEI - Deng Chao reportedly had to shed 20kg in weight after beefing up his physique by 10kg to portray an ailing general and his healthy stand-in in Zhang Yimou's wuxia movie Shadow.

Chao will find out on Saturday (Nov 17) if his dedication to the craft will get the nod for Best Actor in the Golden Horse Awards - touted as Chinese cinema's Oscars - in Taipei.

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