Competition is certainly heating up.
The nomination list for the upcoming 30th Hundred Flowers awards – one of China’s most prestigious award ceremony – has been released, and a fiery battle amongst top Chinese female stars are in store.
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi was nominated for her role in movie If You Are Not the One, and is fighting Vicki Zhao and Zhou Xun in a bid to accede the “Best Actress” throne.
To be held in Jiangsu from 12 to 16 Oct this year, the biennial Hundred Flowers Awards, is decided by public votes. With around 700,000 votes cast in recent years, it is the biggest film event in China.
For now, Vicki Zhao’s movie Mulan is in champion position with 14,000 votes, while Zhou Xun’s Painted Skin and Shu Qi’s If You Are Not the One trails in as second and third.
Other notable nominations in the Best Actor category include Donnie Yen’s IP Man, Huang Xiaoming The Message and Zhang Guoli’s The Founding of a Republic.