Since 2006, Apple Daily has been holding an annual Golden Plum Film Awards online to recognize the worst performances of the year. Netizens cast their votes in deciding the year’s Worst Film, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, as well as other categories.
With ten thousand votes collected, William Chan (陳偉霆), Kate Tsui (徐子珊), and the film Switch <天機: 富春山居圖>, were earlier dubbed Golden Plum’s “winners” of 2013.
Both William and Kate won the unfavorable awards for their roles in comedy films. Garnering 33 percent of the votes, William was named Worst Actor for his performance in Hardcore Comedy <重口味>, making it his third-time receiving the title.
Meanwhile, Kate earned 34 percent of votes for Worst Actress for her performance in I Love Hong Kong 2013 <2013我愛HK恭囍發財>.
Directed by first-time director, Jay Sun (孫健君), Switch was chosen by netizens as the Worst Film of 2013 with 48 percent of votes. Likewise, Jay was named Worst Director for the production.
Despite starring popular artistes such as Andy Lau (劉德華) and Zhang Jingchu (張 靜初), the action film was heavily criticized for its exaggerated attempts to cover up plot holes.
Besides being dubbed Worst Film/Director, it also took the lead in two other categories including Worst Scene with 42 percent of votes and Worst Chinese Film with 44 percent of votes.
Below is a full list of the 9th Golden Plum Film Awards Results:
Switch <天機: 富春山居圖> – Jay Sun 孫健君 (4473 votes, 48%)
Kick Ass Girls <爆3俏嬌娃> – Vincci Cheuk 卓韻芝 (2413 votes, 26%)
The Midas Touch <超級經理人> – Fong Chi Keong 馮志強 (994 votes, 11%)
Christmas Rose <聖誕玫瑰> – Charlie Yeung 楊采妮 (817 votes, 9%)
Together <在一起> – Clarence Fok 霍耀良 (528 votes, 6%)
William Chan 陳偉霆 - Hardcore Comedy <重口味> (3064 votes, 33%)
Young and Dangerous group 古惑仔兵團 – Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔：江湖新秩序> (2578 votes, 28%)
Raymond Lam 林峯 – Baby Blues <詭嬰3D> (2206 votes, 24%)
Donnie Yen 甄子丹 – Together <在一起> (1076 votes, 12%)
Ko Chen Tung 柯震東 – Together <在一起> (301 votes, 12%)
Kate Tsui 徐子珊 – I Love Hong Kong 2013 <2013我愛HK恭囍發財> (3130 votes, 34%)
Lin Chiling 林志玲 – Switch <天機: 富春山居圖> (2639 votes, 29%)
Christine Kuo 苟芸慧 – Hardcore Comedy <重口味> (1637 votes, 18%)
Tian Jing 景甜 – Special ID <特殊身份> (1323 votes, 14%)
Yao Chen 姚晨 – Firestorm <風暴> (497 votes, 5%)
Switch <天機: 富春山居圖> – Every scene from beginning to end (3860 votes, 42%)
Christmas Rose <聖誕玫瑰> – Courtroom scene (1971 votes, 21%)
Kick Ass Girls <爆3俏嬌娃> – Violent fighting scene (1837 votes, 20%)
The White Storm <掃毒> – Nick Cheung scene (889, 10%)
Firestorm <風暴> – 30 minutes of it (668, 7%)
Worst Chinese Film:
Switch <天機: 富春山居圖> (4093 votes, 44%)
Out of Inferno <逃出生天3D> (1884 votes, 20%)
Tiny Times <小時代> (1342 votes, 15%)
The Rooftop <天台> (1137 votes, 12%)
Special ID <特殊身份> (769 votes, 8%)