Chinese mainland actor Tu Men won the best leading actor award at the 54th Golden Horse Awards Saturday evening for his performance in "Old Beast."
In the film, which won best original screenplay, Tu plays an elderly businessman who steals money from his children to pay a debt.
Mainland director and film producer Vivian Qu won best director for her dark drama "Angels Wear White," which touches on the theme of child sexual abuse.
Hong Kong's Kara Wai and the Taiwan-born Vicky Chen took home best leading actress and supporting actress awards respectively, with their performances in crime thriller "The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful," which won best feature.
Taiwanese satire "The Great Buddha " was the biggest winner of the night, grabbing five awards including best new director and best original score.