Alice Ke and TW-drama Someday or One Day Wins at the 2020 Golden Bell Awards as Costar Greg Hsu Garners Fan Attention for His Handsome Suited Presence

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.

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TW-stars Go For Glittery or Oddball Looks at the 2020 Taiwan Film Awards

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

The 2017 Golden Bell Awards in Taipei Brings Out More Luxury Jewels than Memorable Couture Outfits

This weekend was the 2017 Golden Bell Awards celebrating the best of Taiwanese television programs for the last year. The red carpet unfortunately borrowed more from the glittery primary colors glamour of Korean awards dressing and not from the edgier … 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

Ariel Lin Gets Engaged at Star-studded Banquet in Taipei

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The Best of TW Acting Talent on Display at the Gorgeous 49th Annual Golden Bell Awards

The 49th Annual Golden Bell Awards totally snuck up on me when it flooded all the TW-ent media portals this weekend with picspam galore. The TW-version of the Emmy’s celebrated the great television programs and performances of 2014 and most of the … Continue reading

Happy Michelin Kitchen Premieres Next Week on Lunar New Year

Premiering exactly one year after it’s predecessor drama Sunny Happiness, Happy Michelin Kitchen will finally hit the airwaves next week on January 23rd after finishing filming last year. HMK is the third and final drama in the Happy Trilogy, and continuing with … Continue reading

Taiwan Stars Descend on the Apple Daily Star Party in Taipei

Party in the USA! Er, oops, wrong song. I mean Party in Taipei! Apple Daily held a star-studded party yesterday, not quite sure it was for any reason other than to get all the stars together for some fun times. … Continue reading