Nov 27, 2017

Teen beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

A teenage newcomer has beaten established stars to win best supporting actress at the film awards dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars.

Vicky Chen, 14, was nominated at the Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful.

Her co-star, Hong Kong veteran Kara Wai, won the best actress gong, which Chen was also nominated for.

The awards are held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films.

The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful, a crime drama centred around a wealthy family, was nominated in seven categories and won in three, including best film.

Chen was also nominated for best actress for her role in Angels Wear White. She plays a hotel maid who witnesses a sexual assault and grapples with the decision of reporting it.

Despite losing to Wai in that prize, she beat two former best actress winners in the best supporting actress category.

(BBC News)