GOLDEN HORSE: Xu Zheng named best leading actor; Hsieh Ying-xuan wins Best Leading Actress award

Hsieh Ying-xuan, 38, was streaming tears as she accepted her award, saying she was honored to be nominated along with her fellow nominees.

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA)-Chinese actor Xu Zheng (徐崢) won the biggest acting acclaim at the 55th Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, taking home the best leading actor award for his role in the Chinese film “Dying to Survive” (我不是藥神).

“This is not the first time I’d won a film award, but somehow I’m especially nervous today,” Xu said.

Chinese actor Xu Zheng was nominated for the first time in the Golden Horse Awards.

Taiwanese actress Hsieh Ying-xuan (謝盈萱) won her first best leading actress award at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday, beating other four Chinese contenders to keep the award at home.

Hsieh was recognized for her compelling performance in the movie “Dear EX,”(誰先愛上他的) in which she plays a woman whose deceased husband had bequeathed his assets to his secret gay lover, disinheriting his wife and only son.