Golden Rooster Awards

The Golden Rooster Awards (Chinese: 金鸡奖; pinyin: Jīnjī Jiǎng) are film awards given in mainland China. The awards were originally given annually, beginning in 1981. The name of the award came from the year of the Rooster in 1981. Award recipients receive a statuette in the shape of a golden rooster, and are selected by a jury of filmmakers, film experts, and film historians. The awards are the Chinese equivalent to the American Academy Awards.

Golden Rooster Awards
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The Golden Rooster Award
Awarded forExcellence in film
Presented byChina Film Association
First awarded1981
Golden Rooster Awards
Traditional Chinese中國電影金雞獎
Simplified Chinese中国电影金鸡奖

Originally, Golden Roosters were only available to mainland Chinese nominees, but in 2005, the awards opened up the acting categories to actors from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and elsewhere in an effort to compete with Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards.[1]

In 1992, the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards were combined into a single national festival.[2]

The Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Awards have taken place on alternate years since 2005, with the Golden Rooster taking place on odd years. Films in the past two years are eligible for the Golden Rooster awards since 2007.

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  1. ^ Associated Press (2005-11-13). "China Challenges Taiwanese Film Awards". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  2. ^ "China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2009-01-01.