SINGAPORE – Best Supporting Actor Award was denied to Singaporean actor Mark Lee at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday (November 21), but the 52-year-old can reassure Calista in the reassuring words of her 12-year-old daughter. .
“He told me (after the loss): ‘Okay, you still have a long journey ahead of you.’ I’m 52, so I think I have to live to be 100 for a long journey,” he joked in an interview with The Straits Times on Sunday (November). 22) after arriving in Singapore in the evening.
Lee went to the prestigious awards ceremony – the Oscar-nominated for Chinese cinema – after being nominated for performances in the No. 1 musical comedy, he flew home on Sunday morning and is now staying for a week.
The actor is married to housewife Catherine Ng, with whom he attended the ceremony. Apart from Calista, they have two younger children: Marksonn, nine, and Calynn, seven.
Lee had high hopes of winning the film after getting the Best Makeup and Costume Design (the only other nomination) earlier that night.
He says: “I said to Jaspers (the No. 1 star and screenwriter) and the others, ‘All right, even if I lose, we’ve got at least one win.’
He admitted that he felt “a little disappointed” that the Best Actor award went to Taiwanese actor Mo Tzu-yi for his work in the film Dear Tenant. But he appreciated the opportunity to attend the event and meet actors and the film industry, including Golden Horse Festival President and Oscar-winning director Ang Lee.
“Ang Lee came to the post-awards show party and we were all very impressed. He thanked us for putting him in the quarantine and for participating, he told us he likes our film and hopes to compete more in Singapore films in the future.”
The funny thing is, he also added: “He also told me that he hopes to have a chance to collaborate one day. I told him I would do it for free if he asked me to appear in the film, but I wouldn’t show up naked. My body can’t get it.”
Lee hopes the Golden Horse Awards press will encourage more local audiences to watch it here in the 1st cinemas. The film opened on October 22 and is still being shown in cinemas.
Another Singapore who has come away happy with the award ceremony is singer-songwriter Tan Boon Wah.
The 44-year-old won the song for best original film with Your Name Engraved Herein – a romantic film about the homosexual theme of the same name.
He shared the award with his songwriters – Malaysian Keon Chia and Hooi Yuan Teng – as well as the song’s performers, Mandopop star Crowd Lu and film actor Edward Chen.
Tan – the newspaper’s Allen & Gledhill corporate real estate lawyer – told ST after announcing the good news: “I really hope this will encourage Singaporeans. They really don’t think they should be stuck in one. The main profession. Dare to dream.” they should and should try to stand out in other interests in addition to their main job. “