Drama film “Blind Massage” is leading the China Film Directors Guild Awards’ nominations this year with a total of six nominations, as revealed by the organisers recently.

According to HI News, the list of nominations was revealed in Beijing on 1 April, with the Lou Ye film earning a spot in the categories of Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenwriter.

The winners will be announced in a ceremony that will be held on 12 April.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Director
Diao Yinan (“Black Coal, Thin Ice”)
Jiang Wen (“Gone with the Bullets”)
Zhang Yimou (“Coming Home”)
Lou Ye (“Blind Massage”)
Ning Ying (“The Police Diary”)

Best Film
“The Police Diary”
“Black Coal, Thin Ice”
“Gone with the Bullets”
“Coming Home”
“Blind Massage”

Best Actor
Wang Jingchun (“The Police Story”)
Liao Fan (“Black Coal, Thin Ice”)
Chen Daoming (“Coming Home”)
Qin Hao (“Blind Massage”)
Huang Xuan (“Blind Massage”)

Best Actress
Gong Li (Coming Home)
Mei Ting (Blind Massage)
Zhou Dongyu (My Old Classmate)
Tao Hong (Forgetting to Know You)
Gwei Lun-mei (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

Best Screenwriter
Pema Tseden (Colourful Shenjian)
Diao Yinan (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
Lu Yang & Chen Shu (Brotherhood of Blades)
Zou Jingzhi (Coming Home)
Ma Yingli (Blind Massage)