New director Wang Baoqiang accept the "Most Disappointing Directors" award at the award ceremony for the 9th Golden Broom Awards in Beijing, March 26, 2018. (Photo: VCG )
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Golden Broom Awards by Youth Film Handbook, a Chinese film review magazine.
On Friday, the magazine announced the finalists for that annual award which, instead of selecting outstanding films in the industry, polls for the most disappointing films throughout the year.
The films "Love Apartment", "The Faces of My Gene", and "Hello, Mrs. Money" will compete for the Most Disappointing Film alongside the presale box office hit, "Long Day's Journey Into Night", whose director Bi Gan is nominated for Most Disappointing Director.
Except for the usual top awards of Most Disappointing Film, Most Disappointing Director, Most Disappointing Screenplay, Most Disappointing Actors and Most Disappointing Actresses, the magazine also added the Most Disappointing Directorial Debut award this year. Among the competitors are Bao Bei'er, Xiaoshenyang and Kenji Wu.
Famous comedian and crosstalk star Yue Yunpeng ("The Faces of My Gene," "Mad Ebriety"), renowned actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai ("Europe Raiders" ,"Monster Hunt 2") are nominated for Most Disappointing Actors.
The results of those awards will be produced by two rounds of polls. Online users will vote for the nominations from January 18 to 28 this year and then the film professionals and critics will decide on the final results from the nominations. The final winner will be announced in March.
All films released on the Chinese mainland from January 1 to December 31 can be chosen for the awards.