In Time With You Leads the Drama Nominations at the 2012 Golden Bell Awards

The best TW-drama of the Oct 2011-Oct 2012 season has been validated by In Time With You sweeping through all the major categories at the just announced nominations for this year’s Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s Emmy’s). Already a Golden Bell best actress winner for It Started with a Kiss 2, Ariel Lin continues her dominance at this award ceremony by getting a nod for playing the prickly and self-absorbed Chen You Qing in ITWY. Her leading man Bolin Chen also got nominated for playing everyone’s dream best-guyfriend-turned-lover Li Da Ren, garnering his first best actor nomination. Director Winnie gets a well deserved nod as best director and Lin Mei Shiu gets recognized for dropping a poignant performance as You Qing’s mom. Lastly, the drama also got tapped in the best screenplay and best editing categories, not to mention the big Kahuna, getting a nod for Best Drama. Overall ITWY led all competition with a total of 8 nominations, so congrats to GTV and the drama for being the big winners on nomination day. I have a very complicated appreciation and dislike of ITWY that I wrote about last year here which generated quite a lot of discussion and debate. My feelings towards the drama haven’t changed, but I’ve always felt it was a superior dramatic work and hope that more TW-dramas try to push the artistic boundaries like ITWY did. Continue reading