What is that you said? I can’t hear you over the ear splitting screaming still coming out of my mouth for the last 24 hours, give or take a few. I thought I had long since stopped caring whether deserving actors win awards or getting pissed over undeserving actors snatching a statuette. It’s a popularity context and a crap shoot, so its easier to sit back and just watch and move on. That being said, Vic Zhou getting majorly shafted in 2009 for the Best Actor Golden Bell Award for his role in Black & White by his very own buddy co-star Mark Zhao in the same drama still stings. I like Mark, make no mistake about it, but he did not deserve it and won only for his daddy’s power play lobbying. Zai Zai then went into a prolonged funk over it and their friendship never recovered, though things are apparently on the up and up since Zai Zai is currently filming the sequel to the hit rom-com Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Mark’s real life girlfriend Gao Yuan Yuan. Zai Zai flew back to Taiwan last week from China during a break in filming to attend this past Friday’s Golden Bell Awards, and my beautiful man went home with the award this time for his performance in the cross-straits production period war drama Coming Home. Everyone and their mothers knew this awards was less for his performance there (which was fantastic if a bit too depressing) and more righting a wrong for B&W. Doesn’t matter, all I know is that Zai Zai was handed the award by presenters Sonia Sui and Bolin Chen and he was beaming with joy. So was everyone else, the audience was thrilled and that included his fellow nominees. Best part was Zai Zai’s biggest competition in the Best Actor category veteran actor Long Shao Hua ended up taking home his own Best Actor statue in the TV movie category where he was also nominated. It appeared this year was all about spreading the wealth and I’m happy for all the winners. The fashion walk of stars was also surprisingly gorgeous with only a few questionable dresses. Check it out below! Sadly Nikki Hsieh didn’t end up taking home the Best Actress award for her performance as a deaf-mute in Die Sterntaler, but she’s still young and will have many more opportunities ahead of her.
The 2013 Golden Bell Awards was Zai Zai’s night and he never looked happier. The suit is just okay, but the guy wearing it makes it look good.
An Xing Ya, she’s the Taiwan Jo Yeo Jung, except without acting ability. I think the dress is different but I don’t like the pattern on flesh colored mesh because the mesh part is so obvious.
Bolin Chen, love it all, even the facial hair. Best dressed male at the event, his tux fit perfectly.
Sonia Sui, anytime Sonia doesn’t cry or accidentally show her cootchie at the Golden Bell Awards is a good fashion outing for her. The dress is different and Sonia can wear it, but I haven’t figured out if I like it or not. Probably never will.
Leroy Yang and his lil co-star Le Le from the hit sitcom Two Fathers. Could they be any cuter? Little Le Le’s entire outfit is such a win, I’m jealous I’m not 7 years old so that I can wear it myself.
Stop trying to Vogue, Amber Kuo! You’re never going to be anything other than the cute type.
Ahhhh, much better. Her dress makes her look like a really old present, but the length rescues it a bit.
Liu Yi Hao and Li Wei Wei, these two walk the red carpet perfectly complementing each other. Win!
This, one the other hand, is the opposite of complementing. Janel Tsai looks scary, like she wants to start eating kids and kicking kittens with her harsh makeup, and James Wen looks all fuddy-duddy. These two are models before being actors, what gives on the fashion and make up fail?
Nikki Hsieh. I lub this girl and I love the red dress, the color looks great on her. The hair and make up is also lovely. Only thing missing is bringing Chris Wu as a date so I can imagine Terry and Da Hua’s night out. Heh.
Lene Lai. I can’t deny her figure is to-die-for, but the dress looks like a cross between a wedding dress and a performance dress where the outer layer can be ripped off on stage.
Selena Jen. She picked a great color in the bright blue satin to stand out from the sea of dresses, plus its always a relief to see her continuing with her recovery.
Two out of three Dream Girls – Tia Li and Puff Guo. Their acting ability aside, they are both really beautiful and I think their dresses, hair, accessories, and make up was hands down the best of all the ladies at the event. And between the two of them, I give the slight edge to Puff.