My Missing Valentine

Source: Mandarin Vision

My Missing Valentine

Chen Yu-hsun’s comedy drama My Missing Valentine was the biggest winner at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards on Saturday night (November 21), taking five prizes including best narrative feature and best director.

The film, which was produced by leading Taiwanese producers Yeh Jufeng and Lee Lieh, also took best original screenplay (Chen Yu-hsun), best visual effects and best editing.

Best actress went to Little Big Women for the performance of veteran Chen Shu-fang, who also took best supporting actress for her role in Dear Tenant.

Best actor went to Mo Tzu-yi for Dear Tenant, about a young man who takes care of the mother and son of his deceased boyfriend, while best supporting actor went to Nadow Lin in Classmates Minus.

Both the awards and Golden Horse Film Festival (November 5-22) took place as physical events, due to Taiwan’s successful handling of Covid-19. But same as last year, the awards had very few Hong Kong and mainland Chinese nominees due to China’s boycott of the ceremony following a political speech by a Taiwanese award winner in 2018.

Hong Kong independent films to win awards at this year’s ceremony included Beyond The Dream, which won best adapted screenplay for Felix Tsang and Kiwi Chow.

Earlier in the week, Taiwanese project SARStorm, to be co-directed by Lin Chun-yang and Aileen Li, won three prizes at the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP, November 16-18), including the Grand Prize, the Catchplay Development Award and the Central Picture Corporation Award.

Other FPP winners included Shen Ko-shang’s Deep Quiet Room, which took the Taipei New Horizon Screenplay Award; Chong Keat-aun’s Snow In Midsummer, which took the CNC Cash Award; and Oliver Chan Siu-kuen’s Her Lullaby Director, which took the FPP Visionary Award.


Best film – My Missing Valentine

Best director – Chen Yu-hsun, My Missing Valentine

Best actor – Mo Tzu-yi, Dear Tenant

Best actress – Chen Shu-fang, Little Big Women

Best supporting actor – Nadow Lin, Classmates Minus

Best supporting actress – Chen Shu-fang, Dear Tenant

Best new director – Chong Keat-aun, The Story Of Southern Islet

Best new performer – Chen Yan-fei, The Silent Forest

Best original screenplay – Chen Yu-hsun, My Missing Valentine

Best adapted screenplay – Felix Tsang, Kiwi Chow, Beyond The Dream

Best documentary – Lost Course, Jill Li

Best animated feature – City Of Lost Things, Yee Chih-yen

Best live action short – Night Is Young, Kwok Zune

Best animated short – Night Bus, Joe Hsieh

Best cinematography – Yao Hung-I, Your Name Engraved Herein

Best visual effects – Tomi Kuo, My Missing Valentine

Best art direction – Chao Shih-hao, Classmates Minus

Best makeup and costume design – Raymond Kuek, Azni Samdin, Number 1

Best action choreography – Teddy Ray Huang, Li Shao-peng, Get The Hell Out

Best original film score – Fran Chen, Dear Tenant

Best original film song – Your Name Engraved Herein

Best editing – Lai Hsiu-hsiung, My Missing Valentine

Best sound effects – Kuo Li-chi, Lee Dong-hwan, The Silent Forest

Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year – Peng Ren-meng

Audience Choice Award – Classmates Minus

FIPRESCI Prize – The Story Of Southern Islet

Lifetime achievement award – Hou Hsiao-hsien