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Zhang Ziyi Wins 12th Best Actress; ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Co-Star Chow Yun Fat Supports Hong Kong Protests With Goatee, Sweatpants

The highest-grossing foreign film of all time "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" will have its sequel premiere as Netflix's first original film, Guardian Liberty Voice reported.

While its original stars Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun Fat have yet to confirm if they will be a part of the sequel, the recently made headlines with one winning an acting award and the other supporting mass protests.

With her role as a kung fu master in "The Grandmaster," Zhang won Best Actress at the recently concluded 14th Chinese Film Media Awards, which marks her 12th Best Actress award, according to China Topix.

Along with "Drug War" and "Iloilo," "The Grandmaster" dominated the awarding ceremony held in Beijing, on Oct.11, Saturday.

"Drug War" won Best Picture and Best Director for its director Johnnie To while "Iloilo" won Best Screenplay for its director Anthony Chen and Best Supporting Actress for its star Yeo Yann.

Aside from Zhang's Best Actress award, "The Grandmaster" also won Best Supporting Actor for its star Wang Qingxiang. Zhang's male counterpart was Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung who won Best Actor for his role as a former boxing champion in "Unbeatable."

Meanwhile, Zhang's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" co-star Chow was spotted in Hong Kong on taking the subway train to support the pro-democracy protests in the region.

When he was on the train, the 59-year-old martial arts movie superstar was seen with a goatee while wearing baggy sweatpants.

Other Hong Kong celebrities who took the train to support pro-democracy protests were Canto-pop star Alex To, TV star Jessica Hsuan, matinee idol Aaron Kwok, actress Linda Chung, actor Julian Cheung and his actress-singer wife Anita Yuen, Straits Times reported.

Only Michele Yeoh was confirmed to reprise her role in Netflix's sequel of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which did not only win Best Foreign Language Film Best Director for Ang Lee at the 73rd Academy Awards.

The 2000 film also earned Zhang a British Academy Film Awards Best Supporting Actress nomination and Chow a Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor nomination. 

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