Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2009

Nomination Detail

Internationally acclaimed Chinese actress and singer, Xun Zhou, made her screen debut in Strange Tales Amongst Old and Desolute Tombs in 1991. She has appeared in many films from both Mainland China and Hong Kong and gained international recognition for her roles in Suzhou River and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. She was highly acclaimed for her role in Peter Chan’s 2005 musical film, Perhaps Love, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Hong Kong Film Critic’s Society Awards, the Golden Bauhinia Awards and the Golden Horse Awards. In 2005, she starred in Feng Xiaogang’s The Banquet, and her singing was also featured in the film and on the soundtrack. This was followed by her portrayal of a maverick martial arts princess in Susie Au’s Ming Ming which earned critical acclaim at the 2006 Pusan International Film Festival. She also plays the lead in Painted Skin, a remake of a classic supernatural thriller of the same name.

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