Multi-award-winning romantic feature "the Knot" grabbed another chance for more awards by winning eight nominations for the upcoming Golden Rooster Awards.
Cast members of "the Knot," Li Bingbing (L) and Chen Kun, are seen in this undated photo. Multi-award-winning romantic feature "the Knot" grabbed another chance for more awards by winning eight nominations for the upcoming Golden Rooster Awards. (photo: sina.com.cn)
A Thursday press conference in Beijing unveiled final nominees for the event's 18 awards, where "the Knot" snapped up votes far more than any other candidates.
The film's director Yin Li is in competition for the best director award with "Tokyo Trial" director Gao Qunshu and four other rivals.
Chen Kun, who won the best actor award at August's Huabiao Film Awards, will vie for the title again with five contenders.
Huabiao Awards' best actress Li Bingbing is also eying another award for her role in "the Knot." Competing with her are Rene Liu and Carina Lau.
Final winners will be announced during the 16th Golden Rooster and Full Blossom Film Festival, running from October 23 to 28 in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou.
Debuted in 1981, the Golden Rooster Awards are among the most prestigious honors for Chinese films, and have been dubbed a Chinese version of the Academy Awards.
(CRI.net September 21, 2007)