Last year’s 2019 Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s television top awards) were all about the exceptional and very serious The World Between Us dealing with mass shooting and the aftermath. This year the high profile winner comes from the very popular Someday or One Day, with female lead Alice Ke winning Best Actress and the drama taking home Best Drama. I’m not surprised male lead Greg Hsu (also known as Greg Han) isn’t winning awards yet since he’s still a relative newcomer but this drama is definitely his star making vehicle. He sang the theme song at the ceremony and basically the shrieks of excited lady fans were through the roof lol. He looks like what you come out of a blender if you mushed together Gong Yoo and Hyun Bin so I am quite excited to see his ascendance in TW-ent.
The ceremony was on the subdued side due to COVID-19 and also the recent passing of actor-singer Alien Huang (Xiao Gui). The ceremony did an In Memoriam section for the TW- stars that passed away in the past year including Xiao Gui, dancer turned variety show host Liu Zhen, actress and television personality Luo Pei Ying, and of course actor-model Godfrey Gao. In terms of other notable winners that I know from past dramas, there was Jack Yao for Best Actor (I still remember him in his supporting role in In a Good Way) and Janel Tsai for Best Supporting Actress. In terms of votes, Jack Yao won with just 1 vote difference over Joseph Chang and same with Alice Ke over Cheryl Yang, and it especially worth noting that 4 years ago Alice won in a 1 vote difference for Best Actress for Marry Me or Not over Cheryl for A Touch of Green.
I can’t fault the hordes of media stationed outside the memorial location for deceased singer-actor Alien Huang (Xiao Gui), it’s the biggest entertainment news on the island and remains such a shocker. Alien was confirmed to have passed from a … Continue reading
This red carpet for the just held 2020 Taipei Film Awards feels like a wash, I mostly hated the outfits but enjoyed actually seeing some because it’s pretty unexpected. Like, Joanne Tseng‘s lace pantsuit is on par with historical epic … Continue reading
I totally missed the premiere of TW-drama Someday or One Day (Chinese title Wanting to See You) but I’m glad now I can sit down and marathon this baby as the drama aired its final episode this weekend. The drama … Continue reading
There was a whole fashion mixing going on at the Fendi event this week in Taipei but I’m cool with it because everyone was just so on point in attitude and vibe. Tons of well known stars attended the Fendi … Continue reading
I so appreciate seeing a lovely but also practical wedding march for Taiwanese acting stars Alice Ke and Kun Da. Earlier this year they got married legally by getting their wedding license since both were busy working and could not … Continue reading
Congrats to Taiwanese acting couple Alice Ke and Kunda, a four year long relationship that blossomed from the filming of sitcom series Gong Hay Fat Choy has reached it’s happy ending and new beginning. The wedding is scheduled for September … Continue reading
Another celeb couple snuck in a forever after right at the year end finish line and I couldn’t be happier for this low key pair. Taiwanese actress Alice Ke and singer-actor Kun Da are officially married! The couple have been … Continue reading
People say a woman glows in love, and that finding the right person makes good things flow from that in life. If that’s true then Taiwanese actress Alice Ke is walking proof because girl is on fire! Her acting career … Continue reading
I didn’t think head to toe red could stand out on an actual red carpet but it helps that the backdrop is all blue for the 2017 Taipei Film Awards. Top actress Shu Qi stole the event in a fiery … Continue reading
I’m a little late to this reunion but a few weeks is no biggie when it comes to the happiness inducing pairing of Taiwan drama stalwarts Roy Qiu and Alice Ke. The ratings delivering hitmakers of Office Girls and Marry … Continue reading
Winning the biggest award of her acting career must feel triply sweet right now for TW-actress Alice Ke. She was the only one of the nominated acting trio of leads in Marry Me or Not to walk away with a … Continue reading
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