Roy Qiu Flying High with Hit TW-movie Dear Ex and Just Misses Out on Golden Horse Best Actor Award

You win some you lose some, and TW-actor Roy Qiu‘s career is a open book example of all the high and lows. From his promising early days to dating tabloid stories that overshadowed his acting projects to now transitioning successfully into film, he’s been one of Taiwan’s most talented actors despite his prickly personality off screen as a purported love interest. I guess I have no interest in dating Roy hence I can still like and appreciate his incredibly handsome looks but more importantly breadth and subtlety in acting. 2018 was a banner career year for him having starred in the hit TW-movie Dear Ex (Who Fell in Love with Him First), with the movie getting a handful of Golden Horse award nominations but Roy fell short for Best Actor but his costar Hsieh Ying Xuan took home Best Actress. The movie was a huge box office hit with audiences loving the unexpected humor and familial warmth in a story about a mom fighting her dead ex-husband’s gay lover for his insurance payout. Roy was featured in Taiwan GQ after his Golden Horse nomination and these tuxedo gentleman at the movies pictures are perfect to savor and save. Continue reading

Chinese Oscars the 2018 Golden Horse Awards Gets Star-studded Attendance and Teary Best Film Win for Young Deceased Director

The last few years have been meh with the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language film equivalent of the Oscars, due to flagging star-studded movies and creativity that also connects with the mass public. This year the ceremony staged a revival … 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

TW-drama Rock Records in Love Showcases Famous Songs with Top Taiwanese Actors and Actresses

Taiwan’s cable network PTV is doing a phenomenal sounding drama series of one-episode shorts featuring the the most influential music and acting talent. Starting April 9th, Rock Records in Love premieres with individual episodes all featuring a famous song from … Continue reading