Taiwan Stars Glam Up to Varying Results for the 2022 Golden Bell Awards with Ruby Lin and Cheryl Yang Competing for Best Actress and Best Dressed

The dueling Mama-sans were out leading the red carpet charge at the 2022 Golden Bell Awards in Taipei this weekend, with the TW-drama Light the Night with the most nominations with 11 and leads Ruby Lin and Cheryl Yang taking their onscreen “competition” offscreen with both up for Best Actress. Sadly all of Light the Night was swept out as it took home zero wins but I think Cheryl and Ruby were my best dressed and Tony Yang went in character from that era lolol and rocked it. There was more black dresses than usual for Taiwan awards but also more color and unique styles than the South Korea circuit. Some notable include Xiao S (Dee Hsu) went all in with those gold shoulder pads, bright yellow dresses adding much needed vibrancy, and whatever fairy godmother dressed Aaron Yan deserves a promotion in the fabulous and proud of it department. One very weird and annoying thing was half the stars were posed on what appeared to be an alleyway behind the auditorium complete with janky ground and randos in the backdrop, makes me appreciate a well arrayed red carpet backdrop.

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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 … Continue reading

Fond Remembrance of the Taiwan Idol Drama Actors of the 2000’s Era

Maybe it’s the fall weather and the recent seismic shift in Asian drama viewing options but I’m in a nostalgic mood and one of the classic eras that passed naturally was the Taiwan idol dramas of the 2000s. Starting from … Continue reading