When Love Comes takes top honour at Chinese Oscars

The low-budget family drama beat Hong Kong’s Bodyguards and Assassins and China’s Judge to take the event’s most coveted prize.

Saturday (20Nov10) proved to be a big night for Taiwan – filmmaker Chung Mong-hong triumphed in the Best Director category, landing the title for his drama The Fourth Portrait, while singer-turned-movie star Ethan Juan Ching-tien claimed the Best Actor award for his turn as a gangster in Monga.

The Best Actress honour was handed to China’s Lu Liping for City Monkey, while top Hong Kong martial arts star Sammo Hung walked away with the Golden Horse for Best Action Choreography for Ip Man 2.