第一届金筝奖 The 1st Golden Wau Awards was held successfully at Pullman Hotel, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on Tuesday night 15 October 2013. Local celebrities and personalities graced the event which marks a milestone in Malaysian Chinese Movie industry showing 100% support to the blooming field.
This is the first time a dedicated award show was held to acknowledge the Chinese film-making industry in Malaysia with 18 awards given away in total. The red carpet started around 6.30PM where it lasted for 2 hours having more than 130 individuals walking down the pathway which include actors, actresses, singers, models, directors, script writers, VIPs & etc from Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan & Hong Kong.
Red Carpet Fashion
Apart from Elanne Kwong 江若琳 from Hong Kong who displayed a simple yet elegant dress, the ones who stole the show during the red carpet session were definitely the local actresses/models putting on their best looks in gowns & dresses.
The award show lasted for near to 2 hours where it started at 8.30PM. Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰 which was directed by Aniu 阿牛陈庆祥 emerged as the ultimate winner of the night with 5 awards in total. This include Best Movie 最佳电影, Best Actress 最佳女主角, Best Cinematography 最佳攝影, Best Art 最佳美术 and Best Editing 最佳剪接.
Renowned Singaporean Director Jack Neo 梁智强 snatched the Best Actor award 最佳男主角 with the movie Homecoming 笑着回家. Upon being the first “Acting King” of Malaysia, Jack Neo 梁智强 expressed his desire to return back to acting coming out from his usual role as a director.
Kara Hui 惠英红 from Hong Kong was awarded Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 and said she felt a more strong connection with the Malaysian audience upon winning the award. She added on revealing that she’ll be working with the same production crew of 心魔 At the End of Daybreak on her last action film where she’ll be performing some dangerous stunts.
Aniu 阿牛陈庆祥 – Mixed Emotions
Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰 is a movie where Aniu 阿牛陈庆祥 placed a lot of effort in and it was his directorial debut as well. He was ecstatic with the major winning streak accomplished through the film but stated his disappointment in not winning the best actor. Apart from admitting that Jack Neo is the better actor with more experience, Aniu also recalled the financial issue he faced when he was working on the film Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰. He is glad that all his efforts paid off with various recognition.
Jack Neo 梁智强 shared his joy with his wife
Though Jack Neo has 38 years of acting experience, this is actually the first time he won an award that is related to his acting skills. He was especially grateful with the fact that he went through a hard time a few years back and invited his wife on stage to share the glory with her. Jack Neo also stated that the time will come for Aniu 阿牛陈庆祥 as he has a bright future ahead as an actor where he’s still young.
Angelica Lee 李心洁 expressed her excitement through phone from Taiwan
Angelica Lee 李心洁 who missed the award due to her work commitments in Taiwan was proud of her achievement being the first “Acting Queen” in a Malaysian organized movie awards. Aniu 阿牛陈庆祥 who accepted the award on behalf of her called her through phone where she shared how thankful she was being awarded and added on that she was glad that Aniu 阿牛陈庆祥 insisted in making the movie production happen. Angelica Lee 李心洁 also states that she hope that she can be more involved in Malaysian film production in near future as she wants to contribute to the movie industry in Malaysia.
Eric Tsang 曾志伟 says Lai Meng 黎明 from Malaysia is better than Leon Lai 黎明 in Hong Kong
Eric Tsang 曾志伟 who graced the event all the way from Hong Kong made a bizarre statement on stage where he praised one of Malaysian oldest contributing actress Lai Meng 黎明 where he jokingly compare her with Leon Lai 黎明 from Hong Kong. The crowd echoed his statement with cheers and claps.
When Lai Meng 黎明 accepted the Pioneer Award 先锋奖 up on stage, she mentioned that she is a big fan of Eric Tsang 曾志伟. Both Lai Meng 黎明 and 韩瑛 who won the Pioneer Award 先锋奖 received a standing ovation and was greeted with applause from the crowd. The both were recognized for their contributions to the Chinese film-making industry where they went into acting as early as before the days Malaysia became an independent country.
The awards ended at around 11.30PM and it is the first step for the Chinese Movie Industry in Malaysia to recognize the efforts of Malaysians in film-making as well as providing them a platform to showcase their products to countries out of Malaysia.
Full Awards List for Golden Wau Awards 第一届金筝奖得奖名单
Best Movie 最佳电影 : Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰
Best Director 最佳导演: 周青元(Great Day 天天好天)
Best Actor 最佳男主角: 梁智强(Homecoming 笑着回家)
Best Actress 最佳女主角: 李心洁(Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰)
Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角: 林德荣(Great Day 天天好天)
Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角: 惠英红(The Wedding Diary 结婚那件事)
Pioneer Award 先锋奖: 拿督黎明, 韩瑛
Best Script 最佳编剧: 李勇昌(Nasi Lemak 2.0 辣死你妈)
Best Image Design 最佳造型: E&W Styling Team (The Petaling Street Warriors 大英雄·小男人)
Best Art 最佳美术: 傅文辉(Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰)
Best Cinematography 最佳摄影: 杨俊麟(Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰)
Best Editing 最佳剪接: 林伟德(Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰)
Best Sound Effect 最佳音效: 杜笃之(Kepong Gangster 甲洞)
Best Original Score 最佳音乐: 马逸腾, 范翔登(Kepong Gangster 甲洞)
Best Theme Song 最佳电影主题曲: (We Are Gangster)
The Best Local non-Chinese film 最佳非中文电影: (Hikayat Merong Maha Wangsa)
The Most Popular Singapore film 最受欢迎新加坡电影: We Not Naughty 孩子不坏
The most Popular Local Chinese Film 最受欢迎大马中文电影：(The Wedding Diary 结婚那件事)
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