'Blind Message' wins big at Chinese Film Media Awards

Director Lou Ye's film "Blind Message" has emerged the big winner from last night's Chinese Film Media Awards.

"Blind Message" has won many of the top prizes, including Best Actor for Qin Hao, Best Supporting Actress for Mei Ting, Best Director for Lou Ye and Best Film.

Meanwhile, Vicky Zhao has taken the Best Actress Award for her work in "Dearest."

Chinese rock star Cui Jian has been given the Best Emerging Director Award.

Saturday night's award ceremony in Guangzhou was sponsored by the Southern Metropolis Daily, which puts out the awards every year to honor excellence in Chinese-language cinema.

Though based on the mainland, the awards are open to Chinese-language films from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.