Chinese actress Sun Li has claimed the best actress award at the 25th Gemini Awards, Canada's annual awards for its television broadcast industry.
Sun won the award for best leading actress in a dramatic program or miniseries for her performance in the film "Iron Road", a 2008 Sino-Canadian co-production that aired in Canada as a television miniseries.
Through a family's tragedy, the film highlights the history of Chinese workers who helped to build the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s. Sun plays a homeless girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a construction team transported from China to Canada so she can search for her long-lost father.
The role won Sun the best actress title at the 2008 Roma Fiction Fest in Rome, Italy.
Luke MacFarlane, Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Peter O'Toole also starred in the film.