A teenager beat more accomplished stars to win best supporting actress at a film awards event known as the Chinese-language Oscars. Vicky Chen, 14, got nominated at the Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful.
Her co-star, Kara Wai, a veteran actor from Hong Kong, won the best actress award, which Chen was also nominated for. The award ceremony is held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films.
Chen’s film, The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful, is a crime drama centred on a wealthy family, and was nominated in seven categories and won in three, including best film.
Chen was also nominated for best actress for her role in another film called Angels Wear White where she plays a hotel maid who becomes witness to a sexual assault and is confused with the decision of reporting it.
Though she lost out to Wai for best actress, she beat two former best actress winners in the best supporting actress category.
Although it missed out on best film, The Great Buddha by Taiwanese director Huang Hsin-Yao, was a big winner. It received five awards which included best adapted screenplay, best original film score and best cinematography.
The film is a mostly dark comedy shot in black-and-white and focuses on two friends - Pickle, a security guard at a factory making Buddha statues, and Belly Button, a collector of recyclables. The pair uncover footage of Pickle's wealthy boss that reveals his dark secrets.Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee, and US actress Jessica Chastain jointly presented the best actress prize.