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AFP: Hong Kong films sweep Chinese 'Oscars'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire November 27, 2006 at 4:27AM

Hong Kong director Peter Chan, twice nominated for best director, finally garnered the award for his musical, "Perhaps Love" about a country girl striving to become a star and her relationships with two men at the 43rd annual Golden Horse Film Awards, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars." The film led the nominations with 12 nods, and ended up winning four awards. Hong Kong actor and singer Aaron Kwok won his second consecutive award for best actor with his impressive portrayal of a single and abusive father who indulges in gambling in "After This Our Exile." Amber Wang reports.
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Hong Kong director Peter Chan, twice nominated for best director, finally garnered the award for his musical, "Perhaps Love" about a country girl striving to become a star and her relationships with two men at the 43rd annual Golden Horse Film Awards, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars." The film led the nominations with 12 nods, and ended up winning four awards. Hong Kong actor and singer Aaron Kwok won his second consecutive award for best actor with his impressive portrayal of a single and abusive father who indulges in gambling in "After This Our Exile." Amber Wang reports.