Mainland China’s Golden Broom Awards, which are similar to Hollywood’s Razzie Awards, recently announced its list of nominees.
According to Jayne Stars, heading the list of Most Disappointing Film Actresses with two films apiece are Taiwanese actresses Chilin Lin (林志玲) and Michelle Chen (陳妍希), and mainland Chinese actresses Yang Mi (楊冪) and Jing Tian (景甜).
Already in its fifth year, the Golden Broom Awards highlight the past year’s most disappointing film, medium- or small-budget film, director, screenwriter, actor, and actress.
To the surprise of few, the critically panned Switch <天機-富春山居圖> scored a nomination for Most Disappointing Film, with leads Andy Lau (劉德華) and Chilin Lin both nominated for Most Disappointing Actor and Actress respectively.
Chilin Lin received a second Actress nomination for Sweetheart Chocolate <甜心巧克力>. Joining her were Michelle Chen, who appeared in Badges of Fury <不二神探> andTogether <在一起>, the newly married Yang Mi, female lead of the first two installments of Tiny Times <小時代>, and the up-and-coming Jing Tian, who starred in action films Special ID <特殊身份> and Police Story 2013 <警察故事2013>.
With the exception of Police Story 2013, the aforementioned films were all nominated for Most Disappointing Film. Renowned director Feng Xiaogang’s (馮小剛) Personal Tailor <私人定制> also netted a surprise nomination.
Actors nominated for Most Disappointing Actor include Donnie Yen (甄子丹) forSpecial ID and Together, Chilam Cheung (張智霖) for The Fox Lover <白狐>, and Jet Li (李連杰) for Badges of Fury.
The voting process for the Golden Brooms began on New Year’s Day and will continue for the rest of January. The end results will be revealed on March 3.