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Monday, June 7, 2010

"Mulan" received most nominations for Hundred Flowers Awards

By Siewaun

The People's Hundred Flowers Awards and the Golden Rooster Awards, which is considered the most prestigious film awards in China, has announced the initial nominations list for the upcoming award presentation ceremony yesterday.

The 30th Hundred Flowers Awards festival, which will be held October 12-16, 2010 in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, sees Jingle Ma directed epic movie "Mulan" receiving the most nominations. The movie received the six nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress (Zhao Wei and Chen Kun), Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

"Mulan", known in Chinese as "Hua Mulan", and tells the Chinese folktale of Hua Mulan (Zhao Wei), a young heroine who dresses as a man to fight in the war in place of her old father. It opened on November 27, 2009 and made 80 million yuan (US$12 million) at the box office.

In total, ten films were chosen from 85 films with box office sales above 5 million yuan (US$0.7 million) to compete for the Hundred Flowers Best Film award, and they are "Mulan", "The Founding of a Republic", "Bodyguards and Assassins", "The Message", "Ip Man", "Confucius", "Painted Skin", "If You Are the One", "Tie Ren" and "Jing Tian Dong Di".

Other nominated actors including Donnie Yen who received three Best Actor nominations for "Bodyguards and Assassins", "Painted Skin" and "Ip Man", and Zhou Xun who also received three three Best Actress nominations for "Confucius", "Painted Skin" and "The Message". Wang Xueqi and Ge You received Best Actor nominations, and Alec Su receiving Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Final nominations will be announced by the organizing committee on August 31.

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