|AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA's Huang Xiaoming|
|THE GRANDMASTERS' Zhang Ziyi|
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The 29th Golden Rooster Awards yesterday announced its nominees. The Feng Xiaogang directed 1942 led with 8 nominations and would compete against Wong Kar Wai, Peter Chan Ho Sun, Wang Jing and others for Best Director. Huang Xiaoming with AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA was nominated for Best Actor and shook off her "flower vase god" image, but his competition would include Zhang Guoli and Sun Weimin who played Zhou Enlai as well as Huang Jue and Tao Zeru. More surprising was that Tony Leung Chiu Wai was not nominated. As for Best Actor the favorite was THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI)'s Zhang Ziyi, Yan Bingyan, Song Jia, Zhang Jingchu and Yang Zishan were also nominated. The award presentation will take place in Wuhan on September 28th.