** About Golden Rooster Awards
Initiated by China Film Association in May 1981, the Golden Rooster Awards are named after and take the shape of the rooster, symbolizing the situation of one hundred schools of thoughts contending with each other, and also embodying the meaning of encouraging those who work in the film industry to work hard and strive forward. Granted annually, the awards are China's highest professional film awards chosen by film artists and critics.
Awarded to publicly showed films in the year, the Golden Rooster Awards consist of Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Science and Education Film, Best Cartoon, Best Traditional Opera Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Photography, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up and Best Props. The awards also add a special award and an honorary award when needed.