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Awards honor Chen as outstanding director

"FAREWELL My Concubine" director Chen Kaige, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang Ziyi and director John Woo were among the film makers honored at the Huabiao film awards in Beijing.

Veteran action stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li and actor Chow Yun-fat also walked the red carpet at the biennial awards ceremony held by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television on Saturday night.

This year's ceremony was especially star-studded because the booming mainland market is becoming increasingly lucrative to actors and directors from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Chen was named outstanding director along with Feng Xiaogang. Chen was honored for his biopic of late Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang, "Forever Enthralled." Feng won for his war movie "Assembly," which revolves around the heroics of a People's Liberation Army unit during the Chinese civil war in the 1940s.

Chen struck a patriotic note in his acceptance speech, shooting down recent speculation that he had become an American citizen.

"I don't plan to become a foreign citizen and I have never done so. I will work hard to spread Chinese culture as a Chinese national. This is called not forgetting your identity," Chen said.

Zhang shared best actress honors with Fan Zhibo for her performance as Mei's love interest in "Forever Enthralled." Fan won for the drama "Emergency."

Zhang Hanyu won best actor for "Assembly." He shared best acting honors with Guo Jinglin, who starred in a biopic of rice scientist Yuan Longping.

Hong Kong's Woo, who made the epic "Red Cliff," was awarded best director from outside the mainland.


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