This is so random, but its a reality so I might as well post about it. Who knows, maybe in 15 years it’ll be the equivalent of the Asian TV Golden Globes. CreateHK, the Commerce and Economic Bureau agency that aims to promote Hong Kong’s creative industries, is holding the first annual Asia Rainbow Awards, which is an awards ceremony it just up and created to award television excellence amongst the various offerings from 13 Asian countries.
I’m surprised there isn’t already such a pan-Asian awards show already, however fluffy and meaningless it ultimately is. The sole nominees from Korea and Taiwan are the dramas Bad Guy and Hi, My Sweetheart, respectively. Excuse me while I laugh over in the corner for a few hours.
Ah, that felt better. If they nominated Bad Guy for cinematography and Hi, My Sweetheart for excessive overacting and nonsensical all-around nonsense, then I’d totally approve. To nominate either of these dramas for dramatic quality immediately makes me write off the Rainbow Awards as a joke from the outset.
The leads from both dramas are also nominated in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories, which I’m at least able to get behind for Kim Nam Gil and Han Ga In. Granted, neither drama is godawful, but its nomination seems so out of nowhere (as are the entire awards), that I’m wondering if anyone will show up to accept their awards?
[Credit: Sina news]