Golden Rooster Awards Ceremony Approaches

Director Feng Xiaogang's "Aftershock" won nine nominations at the upcoming Golden Rooster Awards.

The Golden Rooster Awards ceremony, regarded as the Mainland’s Academy Awards, will be held in Hefei, Anhui province, on October 22. During the ceremony, the winners of 18 awards will be announced, Yangtse Evening Post reports.

Since the nomination list for this year’s Golden Rooster Award was first announced, two films have commanded the attention of the press. “Aftershock”, directed by Xiaogang Feng, received nine nominations, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Meanwhile, Zhang Meng’s “Piano in a Factory” was nominated for Best Leading Actor, Best Actress, Best Film, Best Director and Best Scriptwriter.

In movie awards around the world, most viewers are keen to find out which two actors will be crowned best actor and best actress. At this year’s event, Fan Xu, the recent winner of the HuaBiao Prize for Best Actress, and Liping Lv, a previous Golden Horse Award winner, are front runners for the title of Best Actress this year at the Golden Rooster Awards.

Vicki Zhao, the previous winner of the Hundred Flowers Award for best actress, will serve as the image ambassador for this year’s Golden Rooster Awards. According to the sponsor, Vicki Zhao has prepared a video in which she danced with a male dancer underwater. The dream-seeking themed video is intended to demonstrate the relationship between dreamland and reality.

Zhang Ting

Chinese Films

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