musical movie Perhaps Love racked up the most
nominations in the 43rd Golden Horse Awards--the
Chinese-speaking world's Oscars--but the gay love
story Eternal Summer garnered four nominations when
the short list was announced late Monday.
Chan's Perhaps Love, starring Zhou Xun,
Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Jacky Cheung, is up for 12 prizes.
The bulk of them are technical awards, but the movie
is also in contention for best film, best director for
Chan, and best actress for China's Zhou, who has
already dominated the Hong Kong movie awards circuit this
year with her performance as a movie star caught
between past and present loves.
For Eternal Summer, rising Taiwanese
director Leste Chen's subtly shot gay love story, lead
actors Joseph Chang and Bryant Chang are both vying
for best new performer, and Joseph Chang is also on
the short list for best supporting actor. The winners will
be announced at an awards ceremony in Taipei, the
capital of Taiwan, on November 25. (Min Lee, AP)
Gay love story
garners four noms in Chinese-language "Oscars"