Chinese actress Gong Li among stars to attend Golden Horse Awards

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) Chinese actress Gong Li will be among the stars in attendance at this year's Golden Horse Awards, one of the most prestigious film awards in the Chinese-speaking world. Gong, who rose to international prominence with roles in Chinese director Zhang Yimou's films, will attend the award ceremony in Taipei on Nov. 22, according to organizers. She was nominated in the best lead actress category for her role in the family drama "Coming Home" (Gui Lai). Chinese actress Tang Wei, who shot to fame after starring in Ang Lee's 2007 espionage thriller "Lust, Caution" (Se Jie), will also join the ceremony. Tang also scored a best lead actress nod. Other major guests from across the strait include best lead actor nominee Sean Lau from Hong Kong and Chinese actor Chen Jianbin. Chen was nominated for best lead actor, best new director and best adapted screenplay for "A Fool" (Yi Ge Shao Zi) and best supporting actor for Taiwan-produced "Paradise in Service" (Jun Zhong Le Yuan). Over 80 percent of the nominees have confirmed their attendance, the highest number in recent years, according to the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee. The ceremony will take place at the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It will be hosted by TV host Mickey Huang and pop singer Ella Chen, a member of the girl group S.H.E.. Taiwan Television Enterprise (TTV) will broadcast the event live. A red carpet event will begin from 5:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m. (By Christie Chen)