It feels like every country I sorta keep up with news on had a crazy news year in 2016 whether entertainment or beyond all the way into the morass of politics. I’m glad the year is over and 2017 will hopefully reset in a more positive way. To commemorate all the happenings in Chinese entertainment last year, the most accurate way is for social media behemoth Weibo to tell us what was trending and what got close to breaking the Chinese internet.
The 2016 Weibo Awards are coming this weekend in Beijing, even though it’s held in 2017 the awards will highlight the biggest stars on Weibo in 2016 along with the news stories that lit up the portal. Lots of big names are slated to attend with focus on popular actress Tang Yan and her actor boyfriend Luo Jin to make a couples joint appearance. The vote is also surging on the site for Weibo King and Queen of 2016, currently teen boy group TFBoys leads over second vote getter Luhan in the guys category while Fan Bing Bing looks to add another queen title over last year winner Zhao Li Ying.
King of Weibo vote tally so far:
3. Lay (Zhang Yixing)
Queen of Weibo tally so far:
1. Fan Bing Bing
2. Zhao Li Ying
3. Tang Yan