Golden Bell Awards 2017: Nominations List

Best Dramas:
Abula’s Three Women (阿不拉的三個女人) (FTV)
Game (明天一起去樂園) (Hakka TV)
Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼) (TTV)
Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴) (TTV)
Family Time (酸甜之味) (PTS)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Far and Away (外鄉女): Black Beauty (黑美人) (FTV)
The Devil Game (劣人傳之詭計) (Youku)
The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女) (PTS)
She’s Family (媽媽不見了) (FTV)

Best Leading Actor – Drama:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
Wes Luo (宏正) – High 5 Basketball (High 5 制霸青春) (GTV)
Roy Liu (劉德凱) – Never Forget Then (這些年那些事) (CTV)
Fan Guang Yao (樊光耀): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – Qseries (植劇場): Miss Jiang, You Talked About Love It (姜老師,妳談過戀愛嗎?) (TTV)

Best Leading Actress – Drama:
Queenie Fang (方宥心) – Reborn from the Dust (蘇足) (DaAi TV)
Allison Lin (林予晞) – Love By Design (必勝練習生) (TTV)
Ke Shu Qin (柯淑勤) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
Rainie Yang (楊丞琳) – Qseries (植劇場): Life PLan A and B (荼蘼) (TTV)
Yang Gui Mei (楊貴媚) – Life List (遺憾拼圖) (TTV)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama:
Zhang Ke Zhong (章可中) – Qseries (植劇場): Miss Jiang, You Talked About Love It (姜老師,妳談過戀愛嗎?)
Greg Hsu (許光漢) – Qseries (植劇場): Miss Jiang, You Talked About Love It (姜老師,妳談過戀愛嗎?)
You An Shun (游安順) – Abula’s Three Women (阿不拉的三個女人)
Huang Shang He (黃尚禾) – Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼)
Johnny Lu (路斯明) – Qseries (植劇場): Life PLan A and B (荼蘼)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama:
Ariel An (安唯綾) – Game (明天一起去樂園)
Sun Ke Fang (孫可芳) – Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼)
Chen Yu (陳妤) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
You Qiao Xuan (游蕎軒) – Reborn from the Dust (蘇足)
Liu Yu Ci (劉于慈) – Tonight (今晚,你想點什麼) (PTS)

Best New Actors / Actresses – Drama:
He Yu Chen (禾語辰) – Qseries (植劇場): Miss Jiang, You Talked About Love It (姜老師,妳談過戀愛嗎?)
Cammy Jiang (江宜蓉) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
Ha Xiao Yuan (哈孝遠) – Family Time (酸甜之味)
Sun Ke Fang (孫可芳) – Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼)
Chen Yu (陳妤) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)

Best Director – Drama:
Wang Ming Tai (王明台) – Qseries (植劇場): Miss Jiang, You Talked About Love It (姜老師,妳談過戀愛嗎?)
Toyoharu Kitamura (北村豐晴) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
Wang Zi Ping (林子平) – High 5 Basketball (High 5 制霸青春)
Ke Zhen Nian (柯貞年) – Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼)
Xu Zhao Ren (許肇任) – Family Time (酸甜之味)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama:
Wong Kong Cheng (王孔澂), Wang Ci Yang (王詞仰), Wu Han Jie (吳翰杰), Lin Pin Jun (林品君), Ke Zhen Nian (柯貞年), Chen Shi Jie (陳世杰), Fu Kai Ling (傅凱羚), Zhan Jun Jie (詹俊傑) – Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼)
Ryan Tu (杜政哲) and Yang Hui Wen (楊惠文) – Family Time (酸甜之味)
Mag Hsu (徐譽庭) – Qseries (植劇場): Life PLan A and B (荼蘼)
Zhang Ke Xin (張可欣) and Wen Yu Fang (溫郁芳) – Qseries (植劇場): Love of Sandstorm (戀愛沙塵暴)
Peng Yi Jing (彭怡菁) and Wen Hui Ming (溫慧明) – Game (明天一起去樂園)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Chris Wu (吳慷仁) – We Are One (望月) (DaAi TV)
Christopher Lee (李銘順) – The Long Goodbye (告別) (PTS’ Life Story Collection) (PTS)
Ke Shu Yuan (柯叔元) – Far and Away (外鄉女): Black Beauty (黑美人)
Fo Meng Bo (傅孟柏) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句) (PTS)
Lan Wei Hua (藍葦華) – The Cage (鴿籠) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection) (PTS)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies:
Tiffany Hsu (許瑋甯) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): Possessed (鬼迷心竅) (PTS)
Guo Shu Yao (郭書瑤) – The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女)
Annie Chen (陳庭妮) – The Long Goodbye (告別)
Cheryl Yang (楊謹華) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): Endless Love (新不了情) (PTS)
Wen Zhen Ling (温貞菱) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Wu Kun Da (吳昆達) – Time to Say Goodbye (愛別離) (PTS)
Gao Meng Jie (高盟傑) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)
Zhang Han (張翰) – Upstream (濁流) (PTS)
Cai Chen Nan (蔡振南) – She’s Family (媽媽不見了)
Xie Fei (謝飛) – Their Heaven (TMD天堂) (CTV)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Nana Lee (李千娜) – The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女)
Zhou Heng Yin (周姮吟) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): Norway’s Forest (挪威的森林) (PTS)
Yang Gui Mei (楊貴媚) – She’s Family (媽媽不見了)
Yang Li Yin (楊麗音) – Father (我的陌生爸爸) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection) (PTS)
Carol Cheng (鄭家榆) – The Long Goodbye (告別)

Best New Actors / Actresses – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Lin Yu Ting (林羽葶) – An Angel at My Table (數到十 讓我變成沈曉旭) (PTS’ Life Story Collection) (PTS)
Lin Sun Yu Hao (林孫煜豪) – Pakeriran (巴克力藍的夏天) (PTS)
Yang Yan E (楊燕娥) – Setting Up Table (辦桌) (PTS)
Kent Tsai (蔡凡熙) – The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女)
Hong Di (鴻狄) – Pakeriran (巴克力藍的夏天)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Zhuang Xuan Wei (莊絢維) – Upstream (濁流)
Xu Li Da (許立達) – The Long Goodbye (告別)
Chen He Yu (陳和榆) – The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – We Are One (望月)
Lian Jian Hong (練建宏) – Their Heaven (TMD天堂)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies:
Li Ting Yu (李庭瑜), Lin Meng Huan (林孟寰), Chen He Yu (陳和榆), and Liao Zhen Kai (廖振凱) – The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女)
Shao Hui Ting (邵慧婷), Tu Fang Yang (涂芳祥), Zhan Da Wei (詹大為), and Lan Meng He (藍夢荷) – CODE (CODE浮士德遊戲) (iQiyi)
Xu Li Da (許立達) – The Long Goodbye (告別)
Fei Gong Yi (費工怡) – We Are One (望月)
Wen Yi Hui (溫怡惠) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): You Go On Your Path (你走你的路) (PTS)

Best Cinematography:
Wang Cheng He (王晟合) and Sun Quan Cen (孫全岑) – High 5 Basketball (High 5 制霸青春)
Li Jing Bai (李景白) and Huang Jun Hua (黃駿樺) – Under Water 30 Meters (水下三十米) (Unique Satellite TV)
Chen Ke Qin (陳克勤) – The Long Goodbye (告別)
Chen Qi Wen (陳麒文) – Upstream (濁流)
Liu Zhi Huan (劉至桓) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)

Best Film Editing:
Li Jun Hong (李俊宏) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)
Du Su Ling (杜素鈴) and Yang En Xin (楊恩昕) – Their Heaven (TMD天堂)
Ruan Chang Lin (阮昌麟) and Mai Jue Ming (麥覺明) – Make In Taiwan (MIT台灣誌) (CTV)
Lin Zheng Hong (林政宏) – The Long Goodbye (告別)
Yang Bang Yan (楊邦彥) – High 5 Basketball (High 5 制霸青春)

Best Sound Editing:
Wu Bo Chun (吳柏醇) – Welcome To Happy Days (五星級魚干女) (GTV)
Li Shou Xin (李守信) and Chen Zhen Fa (陳振發) – Vulayan Stage Dream (Vulayan圓夢舞台)
Zhou Zhen (周震), Anu Kaliting Sadipongan (阿努‧卡力亭‧沙力朋安), and Chen Yi Wei (陳亦偉) – Pakeriran (巴克力藍的夏天
Qiu Sheng Yuan (邱昇元), Ye Yue Se (葉約瑟), Thomas Foguenne, and Cai Du Yi (蔡篤易) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)
Lu Lu Ming (盧律銘) and Jian Feng Shu (簡豐書) – Qseries (植劇場): Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark (天黑請閉眼)

Best Lighting:
Li Yuan Yue (李元嶽) – Go, Music! 3 (音樂萬萬歲3) (PTS)
Liu Chen Wei (劉宸瑋) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)
Liu Chen Wei (劉宸瑋) – Upstream (濁流)
Xie Song Ming (謝松銘) – Their Heaven (TMD天堂)
Xie Han Yang (謝漢諹) – Far and Away (外鄉女): Black Beauty (黑美人)

Best Art and Design:
Wang Guan Yi (王冠懿) and Zhang Yi Feng (張軼峰) – The Last Verse (最後的詩句)
Lin Pei Chen (林沛辰) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): Bless Me (祝我幸福) (PTS)
Yao Jun (姚君) and Weng Ding Yang (翁定洋) – Far and Away (外鄉女): Black Beauty (黑美人)
Tang Jia Hong (唐嘉宏) – Welcome To Happy Days (五星級魚干女)
Jian Chun Yu (簡春玉) – Rock Records In Love (滾石愛情故事): Possessed (鬼迷心竅)

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT.

Father and Son: Pitying the Villain

Yes, the title isn’t wrong. I’m seriously feeling bad for Lin Dong Jiang though he’s supposedly the villain for the upcoming parts (through reading some spoilers). At first, I really didn’t care for him because of the anniversary event’s absent and he sounded so irresponsible. Not to mention how he kept pulling all those despicable tricks to achieve his goals, like getting his sworn brother to help him threaten the two shareholders of the company. Yet when the beginning of episode 10 came around, I couldn’t help feeling sorry for him. Call me a sucker for it and the song playing in the background was aiding his cause majorly.

Again, at first, I had guessed that he wanted to marry Zhong Hui because of her wealthy background thus advancing his career further. Even if he had claimed many times before he didn’t want to have any connections with the Li family any more than he already did with the funds that were needed to jump-start his company. I just thought he was being flaky by declaring those things but would eventually work up to bigger things. AND believe me, he wasn’t that innocent, considering how I already listed his capabilities with resorting to all sort of methods to get what he wanted.

However, I didn’t think it was fair to blame the whole Zhong Hui’s happiness on him. Okay, so he had promised to take care of her and give her happiness, which he had inevitably broken over the years. Yet he wasn’t totally blamed for it either. Not to mention how in the flashbacks, from his point of view, he had been in love with her and had pursued her, trying to cheer her up and eventually proposing to her. I’m only at episode 10 at this point so I don’t know the rest of the story yet (and maybe it was after all the wealth that lured him in), but right now, seeing it from his point of view, it seemed like he had always wanted to prove his worthiness and trying hard to impress Zhong Hui (though failed many times because of his poor methods and execution).

Just like what he was thinking when he was sitting by their bed and stroking her hair while she was sleeping, it seemed like whatever he did he had never entered her heart before. It wasn’t a good excuse for his current behaviors with excessive partying and going to nightclubs. However, I felt it was also his own way of escaping from the current situation, with so much pressure from all sides. And how he was trying to put his fingers around the reason why Zhong Hui wasn’t as focused even after all these years of marriage. It would drive one banana all right.

The sad thing was, his character was already set up for failure when the audience was led into seeing his bad side and sympathizing with Zhong Hui. (NOT me, though I do think Daisy Fang Xin has better chemistry with Ke Shu Yuan. However, that’s another story so I won’t elaborate here.) But I just hope that wasn’t the cause for blaming everything on him. Zhong Hui should be responsible for her own decisions as well. If she hadn’t agreed to marry him years ago, then he wouldn’t have hope. Sure, it might have been her weak moment and she might have believed that she would eventually fall for him, but it seemed like she didn’t try enough. Despite all the scenes I’ve seen thus far with her trying to cover up his mishaps from her father, I felt like she was just doing what she thought was necessary as a wife, NOT putting in emotions. And he was able to detect that bit.

They say a picture says a thousand words, right? Imagine looking into a picture album and seeing yourself smiling like an idiot in every picture but your wife looked like she was going to a funeral. I totally felt the blow. So I don’t blame the jealousy on his part when he discovered (accidentally) the pictures of her and Li Xin ages ago.

Sure, it was his own doing by pursuing her and proposing to her years ago. Yet I felt it was up to her to agree or not. Back in a circle with stating that she shouldn’t have agreed, but that was what I felt so frustrated all along. If she couldn’t do it, then don’t give him hope. Blaming it on him and storming out didn’t help either when they had that conversation in the living room. AGAIN, like he was any better in his actions, but I felt pinning all those things on him was so wrong. Like he said, don’t divert that on him when it was her own past baggage.

Here’s the song that was playing in the background the whole while he was reminiscing about his past with Zhong Hui:


(Credit: Rock Records Taipei)

And for how many episodes later that his evil deeds unleash before everyone’s eyes–in more obvious ways, I seriously hope it’s not that lame thing with making him the monster just because some people not being able to confront their past so they need to make him a scapegoat for their sufferings.

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Father and Son: On the Subject

When returning on the actual subject of ‘father and son’ relationships, I think I could see that within the Zhao family–though they were not as wealthy as some people in here. Honestly, I’m sick of what was going on within the Li household that I couldn’t sympathize with Li San Yuan anymore. So when I watched some of the scenes with the Zhao family, I felt that they deserved the spotlight the most. It had been years already but they haven’t changed at all. Though they could always rise up, the father had kept it simple. He had admitted in not being able to provide a better life for his children yet they looked up to him and admired him greatly for his effort–along with their mother all these years. That was what was called good parenting on their part, not some BS talk. I guess this was why Zhong Yi rather hang around with the Zhao family at times rather than coming home. Though that wasn’t totally true since he wanted to go out and about, exploring other options, knowing that his brothers and sister were already in the company working and helping their father. Yet the pressure of being a part of the Li family was much more than anyone could take. It was already obvious with so many episodes thus far. It was always the pressure.

Anyway, to get back to the Zhao family, I would like to mention first regarding the scene where Zhao Da Pao discovered that his son, Li Da, was actually being assigned to do those hard labor work–even getting scolded on the side–instead of the office work he thought was to be assigned. Then he just left, wanting to save his son some face and called him on the phone to meet for lunch instead. Watching them trying to reassure one another and just getting through lunch was somewhat heartbreaking. Though we all understand how it worked with everyone having to start somewhere yet it was so sad to see how Da Pao was silently blaming himself for not knowing how to take better care of his son (aka not having connections hence the labor job instead of office job). Or like how Li Da was trying to cover up the whole thing, telling his father that he was really enjoying his job and that everyone was being so nice to him at work. And this was one of those rare times I didn’t mind people trying to cover up some things to save face. It was actually all out of concern for one another, not wanting either party to worry instead of the fakeness that was slapped around at times.

Then the part where Li Da volunteered to make a trip to the market in his father’s place was extremely touching as well. Though subtle but it showed that he wasn’t complaining or anything, still hiding the fact that he was far from comfortable at work. Then his father came down and helped him massage all the places that must have hurt like hell. (Sorry for the language but yeah…) The little exchanges between them were extremely meaningful, it really showed that Li Da never forgot what his father had taught them all. Of course, Li Da finally realized that his father knew what was going on at work and the old man had revealed the pain he felt seeing his son suffer like that. But Li Da took it into his hands to reassure his father once again that he finally had a job so he should be grateful, etc. And indeed, Li Da was definitely looking on the bright side since most of his other classmates didn’t even have a job so he was better off with having some type of income flowing in. After all those serious talks, it was somewhat hilarious to see how they were fighting to carry the bags, LOL! Ah Da didn’t want people to say that he was not a filial son and his father didn’t care about what others were saying. A nice scene to dispel the somewhat sad atmosphere. What was even funnier was one of their neighbors yelling out that they could each carry one instead of keep arguing over it, LOL!

There was also the interaction between the father and Li Xin. Li Xin still held a grudge with Li San Yuan because of what happened between him and Zhong Hui. But because of his father’s concerns, he didn’t stir anything up. However, he still worked hard to prove himself that he would one day rise above his current status. Yet at the same time kept a kind heart because of what his father had taught them since young. He wanted more than anything to let his parents live a better life, mostly because he was the oldest son and felt the great responsibility, but also to prove to others he could take care of his family. But his old man, of course, wanted him to be happy. Their conversation that night after Li Da’s wedding showed that he knew what was going on and it was still on his mind throughout the coming episodes each time someone brought the subject up regarding Li Xin and Zhong Hui. Once again, Da Pao was blaming himself for not working harder so now his sons and daughter had to suffer. Yet like Li Da, Li Xin did not blame their father, but the eyes of those who only saw what was on the surface, not by looking at one’s heart. I thought that was great since oftentimes, the sons would end up blaming the father for not having enough wealth causing them to be looked down upon by others. But indeed, both Li Xin and Li Da appreciated their family very much and could only use their own capabilities to prove themselves.

Being the youngest daughter of the family, Jia Jia was very sweet and down to earth like the rest of the Zhao family members. However, she hadn’t appeared much yet aside from at Li Da’s wedding so nothing else could be said of her personality. Yet I have to say she looked cute with Zhong Yi. But it would be too ironic to end up in the Li family, right? I seriously want to see more of her though since it would be more refreshing and possibly a break from all those other dramatic parts.

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