CHINA - 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 and Michelle Chen, and mainland Chinese actresses Yang Mi and Jing Tian.
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 scored a nomination for Most Disappointing Film, with leads Andy Lau and Chilin Lin both nominated for Most Disappointing Actor and Actress respectively.
Chilin Lin received a second Actress nomination for Sweetheart Chocolate. Joining her were Michelle Chen, who appeared in Badges of Fury and Together, the newly married Yang Mi, female lead of the first two installments of Tiny Times, and the up-and-coming Jing Tian, who starred in action films Special ID and Police Story 2013.
With the exception of Police Story 2013, the aforementioned films were all nominated for Most Disappointing Film. Renowned director Feng Xiaogang's Personal Tailor also netted a surprise nomination.
Actors nominated for Most Disappointing Actor include Donnie Yen for Special ID and Together, Chilam Cheung for The Fox Lover, and Jet Li 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.
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