Chinese mainland actress Zhou Xun won the best actress award at the 43rd Golden Horse film awards, a Chinese language equivalent of the Oscars, held in Taipei Saturday.
Zhou took this honor for her performance in Perhaps Love, the musical story of a romantic triangle on a film set. The film also harvested other three honors, including best director of Hong Kong's Peter Chan, the best cinematography and best original film song categories.
Hong Kong pop singer Aaron Kwok won best actor for the film After This Our Exile -- the second time in a row that Kwok won the award.
Among mainland-Taiwan or mainland-Hong Kong co-productions, The Banquet won the award for best art direction and the best makeup and costume design; Crazy Stone for the best original screenplay.
Zhou attributed her victory to good luck, saying other nominees like Siqin Gaowa are very good actresses, according to local media in Taipei.
Nominated co-production films include Peter Chan's musical movie Perhaps Love; The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, starring Chinese actress Siqin Gaowa, also nominated for best actress; Crazy Stone; and Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's Hamlet-inspired epic The Banquet, which stars Zhang Ziyi.
(Xinhua News Agency November 26, 2006)