Sichuan elements shine in China Huabiao Film Awards ceremonies
2023-05-29 by Sichuan International Communication Center
On the evening of May 23rd, the 18th and 19th China Huabiao Film Awards ceremonies took place in Beijing.
The previously announced list of nominations included a total of 56 films and their creative personnel, competing for the prestigious Huabiao Honors across these two cycles. Among these, the Emei Film Group Limited had a total of nine films nominated. These included the primary production "The Red Star Over China," as well as co-productions such as "My Father" "A Man of the People" "Chinese Pilot" "Zhou Enlai's Return to Yan'an" "The Wandering Earth" "Qomolangma" "Leap" and "Coffee or Tea".
At the 18th Huabiao Film Awards announced that evening, "The Wandering Earth" "Qomolangma" and "Chinese Pilot" were recognized as outstanding feature films. "The Wandering Earth" also garnered the award for outstanding screenplay, thanks to the work of Gong Ge'er and his team.
As for the 19th Huabiao Film Awards, "A Man of the People" was awarded for its outstanding story, the film "Leap" earned Zhang Ji the award for an excellent screenplay, and "Coffee or Tea" received recognition as an exceptional rural-themed film.
Furthermore, the award list revealed a number of Sichuan-related elements.
Sichuan director Jiaozi's animated film "Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child" won an award for an outstanding story at the 18th Huabiao Film Awards. The film "Lighting Up the Stars", which starred Chengdu-born actress Yang Enyou, was awarded for exceptional youth creative work at the 19th Huabiao Film Awards.
When giving her acceptance speech, Yang Enyou thanked director Liu Jiangjiang and lead actor Zhu Yilong. When asked by the host whether she was confident to compete for actress awards in the future, she confidently replied, "Yes."
The film "Sister" was filmed entirely in Chengdu, and lead actress Zhang Zifeng won the award for outstanding actress at the 19th Huabiao Film Awards for her performance. Locations familiar to locals like the Yuanyang Building, Daci Temple, YushaRoad, Chengdu 339, and Metro Line 5, all made appearances in the film.
The China Huabiao Film Awards, officially known as the "China Radio and Television Awards Huabiao Film Awards," were established in 1994 and are sponsored by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the State Administration of Radio and Television, and theState Admission of Radio. They are a government award in the Chinese film industry and are currently held every two years. Together with the Golden Rooster Award and the Popular Film Hundred Flowers Award, they make up the three most prestigious awards in Chinese cinema.