Remember them? Anthony Chen's not the only S'porean to win a Golden Horse Award

26 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

As Anthony Chen's Ilo-Ilo bagged an impressive haul of four awards at the recent Golden Horse Awards, it was not just a personal triumph for the sweep helped put Singapore's good name back out into the fore of Asian entertainment.

He was not the only Singaporean winner at this prestigious event, though. Actress Megan Zheng and composer Ricky Ho were two previous winners who hail from the Lion City, reported The Straits Times.

In 2003, Megan Zheng Zhiyun (Megan Tay), then 10, became the first Singaporean to win a Golden Horse award for her role in Jack Neo's movie - Homerun. She shared her Best New Performer award at the 40th Golden Horse Awards with Wang Baoqiang.

Since then, Zheng starred in two more films, One More Chance, in 2005, and My Family, My Heart, that was released in 2008.

The first-time-lucky thespian was one of the actresses handpicked by Neo to be groomed into a star. But, while the accomplished actress has expressed interest in pursuing a career in acting, she has also stated that she will only do so after completing her studies.

Now 20, Zheng is a Business Management Studies student at SIM.

She was last spotted on the silver screen alongside the co-star of her breakout movie, Shawn Lee, as they paired up as presenters for the Young Talent Award at the 2011 Star Awards.

Ricky Ho was the second Singaporean to enter the Golden Horse Awards Hall of Fame in 2011.

He was 52 when he clinched the honour, the composer winning Best Original Film Score for his work in Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale (featured below). The win came during his forth nomination at the Golden Horse Awards.

Enjoying a career dotted with awards and accomplishments, the composer is also a sought-after keyboardist, and had performed with A-mei in her concerts in 1998 and 1999.

The following stars have also sung his compositions: Tracy Huang, Eric Moo, Dick Lee, Jacintha Abisheganaden, Sammi Cheng, Sally Yeh, Anita Mui, Alan Tam, Leon Lai, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen, A-mei, Su-Rei, Teresa Teng, Wang Jie, Jeff Chang, Young Tigers, Wang Lee Hom, Sky Wu, Rene Liu and Zhang Qingfang.

He was also awarded the Best Original Music Score at the West Hollywood Film Festival back in 2008 for "Dance of the Dragon".

(PHOTOS: Megan Tay, ST, Streats, TNP)

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