China's censors, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television made it explicitly clear that movie studios, producers and actors are also banned from participating in any award ceremonies or competing in any such events.
The government instructed producers and actors to "bear their own responsibility in correcting the wrong deeds of producing erotic movies. Violating studios might face the harshest punishment of revoking permits for shooting films."
Also included in the ban were explicit song lyrics, depictions of rape or any hardcore sexual act, sound effects with sexual connotations and language considered to be vulgar.
The Beijing News
quoted the ordinance as saying "The heaviest punishment for such violation would lead to a five-year ban of perpetrators from the movie industry."