Last weekend, the 8th Golden Broom Awards, which “awards” the worst Chinese films of the year, were held in Beijing.
Award nominees were selected through an online voting process, where the public voted for the country’s worst films through social media platforms. Winners were selected after a month of public voting by 24 judges.
Previously no one actually accepted an award, in person, on stage. But at this year’s event, an award winner actually showed up. The Director of romance film For Love, Zheng Laizhi, personally accepted his award. During his acceptance speech he said, “this award will be a reminder for me, that will give me the driving force to move ahead. I hope I can make better films in the future.”
There were three films awarded as the most disappointing small and medium budget films this year. China-South Korean co-production My New Sassy Girl and comedy Royal Treasure were the other two to receive awards this year, next to For Love.
US-China action blockbuster Great Wall was awarded the most heartbreaking film of the year. The leading actress Jing tian was awarded The Most Disappointing Actress. And The Most Disappointing Actor was voted by the online public as Kris Wu.
What's happening this year:
Jolin Tsai and JJ Lin are back soon.
It’s been almost 12 months since JJ Lin announced his one year break from music in April last year. Recently he posted a photo to his Weibo account with the title “Patience is key.” Fans are hoping it's about an upcoming album. Earlier this year, he won the 10 chart-topping artist award at the KKBOX Awards, along with Taiwanese rock band Mayday and many others.
Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai is working on her new songs now. Although we won’t get to see her new album any time soon, she might release a few singles later this year. She posted a picture singing in a recording studio earlier this week, which had fans hoping it was about a new album or single.
Check out her MV from three years ago, “Play”:
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