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After success at the Golden[email protected]=Ck^[email protected] Horse Awards and Taipei Film Awards, LGBT-themed Dear Ex has been selected to represent Taiwan in the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.

Co-directed by Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen, Dear Ex is a comedic melodrama depicting sri!ZzWezy7s!4f)mWsepZ)TbJiWS9w%RY^xCHacRI5b9UIpXda widow coming to terms with the fact her husband left his insurance payout not to her but his secret male lover.

Her angst-ridden teenage son sidesefoBZlaDouGO%x0C4sYvq0QJ4Pl8L-Ah=I%zb2lmm)dA3nOZ4L with the ex-lover and moves in with him

Dear EHdKHFZ70u*Wgs9Tca$Ms+nnTcjM+g^wCRgG2!3NZ^TPP#ETQ%(x received eight nominations at the 55th Golden Horse Film Awards this year. Hsieh Ying-hsuan was recognized as the Best Leading Actress, while it also picked up awards for best editing and best original song.

At the Taipei Film Awards, it won Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, and the Press Award. The selection committee chose the film to represent Taiwan out of 16 coUToLq%ngF%[email protected]@tKk#A3Jo26$%hcs9pLl%6!)[email protected]ntenders.

After several rounds of selections, five films will be nominated PqJnX9z6XfY1#RfrQT*h)cqBM)VA(P!mpu^hk8JkzVh%^Qb=X&for the Best International Feature Film category.

Films from Ta[email protected]&Qr)uk2hVC%fGtaupzHP1XjCM$qE8*9)sg%[email protected]_kiwan have been nominated three times in the Oscars 91-year history. Legendary director And Lee directed all three.

In 2000, his movie CrouchingQVKRJ0oCJDqQdFcJOF_098_tMIZ2ksE2CfC#Gw6^G62Z71*gZH Tiger, Hidden Dragon was handed the award, then known as Best Foreign Language Film.

The Oscars

At the Oscars this year, LGBT-themed movies won big like never &G0BrDMcz33Mq8(h$II3QQHfD6A9gG6oELNgjwovzNA3aesIcobefore.

Bohemian Rhapsody took home four awards out of five nominations. The Academy named Rami Malek Best Actor for his depiction of bisexual musician FredwEz^s+c)[email protected](%5A98J%*dS2^[email protected]die Mercury.

Meanwhile, the Academy named Olivia Colman, whoGY8URIOv!^p8UohtfToj5m6i%[email protected] plays Queen Anne in another LGBT-themed movie, The Favourite, as Best Actress.

More than half of nominations for the coveted Best Picture award contained LGBT stories. In the winning movie, Green Book, one of the two leading characters has a sexual encounter wiAX^35FD2HwF$DzS_y!jexc+q2i0q0dz)lW4Qu=%R0s$9Z#K5Xeth another man.

Television, cinema, and online streaming services in Asia are set to have a lot more LGB_^c4(3mqdVfC9r7#*9iqy2Sxk1uV#djEWzhH1CR(Caf&fhi)NUT content, Taiwan-based media entrepreneur Jay Lin recently said.

Recent and future productio9V$hLId^xolMpChU8s+t=GAoDt5B8(XTWlEm^86zT=myHg9fgxns across Taiwan, Thailand, India, and Japan show LGBT content is ever-more popular with the region’s viewers.

"LGBT content has already gone from what was once niche to now v$9cYB-&K#I%8cReLZdDxiNmnOu+i#*Q6ZMl$s)L0^ndxi=v7-a part of the mainstream” Lin told those gathered at the Content Asia Summit in Singapore earlier this month.

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