As expected, The Knotwon themajor awards at the 26th Golden Rooster Awards in Suzhou City in China, taking Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Recording awards fromeight nominations.

It wasdirector Yin Li's secondconsecutive best directorwin, following last year's honour for Zhang Side, a biopic about a Chinese revolution hero.

This year the awardwas sharedwith Qi Jian for the film Forest Rangers, a film about environmental protection.

Forest Rangers also won the Best Actor category forFu Dalong.

The Best Actresshonour went to two actresses: Carina Lau for Zhang Yibai's romantic thriller Curiosity Kills the Cat, and Yan Bingyan, who plays the lead woman of debut filmmaker Zhuang Yuxin's drama Teeth Of Love.

Wang Jia won Best Supporting Actorfor the propaganda war film My Long March;while best supporting actress wasXiao Xiangyu for One Foot Off the Ground.

Despite its efforts to create a star-studded event, with Jet Li, Tony Leung and Venice Film Festival director Marco Mueller attending the awards ceremony, the 26th Golden Roosters has again been criticised by some industry players asbeing too dominated by propaganda or the so-called main-melody films.

At a press conference, some Chinese journalists asked whether the jury was too oldto reflect the development of China's film industry in the past one year.

However, Kang Jianmin, chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC), organiser of the awards, inisisted they did not need any reforms.

Organised by the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) and theChina Film Association, the Golden Rooster Awards annually gives out 18 awards selected by a jury of 25 members.

The next Golden Rooster Awards will be held in the harbour city of Dalian.

List of winners, main categories:

Best Feature Film

The Knot

Best Director

Yin Li (The Knot)

Qi Jian (Forest Rangers)

Best Actor

Fu Dalong (Forest Rangers)

Best Actress

Carina Lau (Curiosity Kills the Cat)

Yan Bingyan (Teeth of Love)

Best Supporting Actor

Wang Jia (My Long March)

Best Supporting Actress

Xiao Xiangyu (One Foot Off the Ground)

Best Script

Tang Hao, Zhang Sitao, Zhang Chi, Hu Kun (Tokyo Trial)

Best Cinematography

Zeng Nianping (The Door)

Best Art Direction

Yi Zhenzhou (Battle Of Wits)