C-ent Readies for Weibo Awards to Fete the Most Buzzworthy Star News in 2016

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. Continue reading

China’s Sohu Holds 2nd Golden Kimchee Awards with Moon Lovers and Uncontrollably Fond Picked as Worst K-dramas of 2016

China’s Sohu streaming portal, one of the largest and also the bidding winner in getting exclusive streaming rights to many of the high profile K-dramas of 2016, held a hilarious and pretty on point awards ceremony of its own this … Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

SBS Releases Nominees for Best Couple at 2016 Year End Drama Awards

I can’t believe the year end drama awards are right around the corner, I’m still enjoying the final offerings of this year rather than in previous years when I couldn’t wait for the next year dramas to arrive. Each network … Continue reading

K-stars Attend 2016 Asia Artist Awards in in Safe and Pretty Fashion Choices

Last week was the 2016 Asia Artist Awards, which was by all accounts a giant steaming mess with ceremony glitches and a hodge podge of categories that made the very award seem superfluous. With that said, this awards ceremony managed to … Continue reading

Luxury Brand Piaget Partners with Golden Horse Award Nominees in Exquisite Movie Set Pictorial

Being a drama aficionado is akin to trying to find the best fast food restaurant. The reviews are rarely worth the time spent to write it but the satisfying immediate fill the medium offers is nothing to scoff at. With … Continue reading

Hu Ge Wins Big at the Golden Eagle Awards and Reunites to Present with Former Costar Ariel Lin

The current roster of It Chinese drama stars were present at this past weekend’s 11th Annual Golden Eagle Awards in Beijing, the event started off with this year’s Golden Eagle Goddess Tang Yan striking the same pose as the statuette … Continue reading

Chris Wu and Alice Ke Win Best Acting Trophies at the 51st Annual Golden Bell Awards

The glitziest night of Taiwanese television took place at the 51st annual Golden Bell Awards Friday night in Taipei. I only pay attention for the fashion and if certain TW-dramas or acting talent that I happen to like for that … Continue reading

Kim So Yeon Wins Daesang for Happy Home at 2016 Korea Drama Awards

The minor K-drama awards circuit churns on with the arrival of the 2016 Korea Drama Awards, held in connection with the Korea Drama Festival. Kim Soo Hyun finally passed the Daesang baton on, after winning last year for Producers and … Continue reading