Chinese-language Film Awards Head to Head: Taiwan’s Golden Horses vs China’s Golden Roosters
Mainland China’s boycott of this year’s Golden Horse Awards, to be held in Taipei on November 23, has left many Chinese filmmakers and actors facing tough choices.
Should they choose to take part in the glitzy annual event in Taiwan and miss out on the Golden Rooster Awards, China’s equivalent award ceremony? (Another factor: films entered for the Golden Horse awards will be denied screenings in mainland China and their directors placed on a watch list)
Amid increasing tensions between the governments in Beijing and Taipei, a newspaper affiliated with the China Film Administration reported this month that representatives from the mainland film industry would not attend the Golden Horse Awards.
With the two award ceremonies being held on the same day, Chinese filmmakers and actors face a tough choice about which one to enter and attend.
Photo credit: South China Morning Post