Sun Li once again reigns supreme as the queen of Chinese dramas
Because the awards shows are government endorsed, the Flying Asparas are taken very seriously, and that means all nominees turn up, which makes the live stream that much more interesting. Red carpet round up and winners list below.
Sun Li took home the Best Actress award, making her the first post-80s actress to net a television awards grand slam. I consider the Legend of Zhen Huan to be Sun Li’s peak in terms of acting, and was bummed she didn’t receive any official acting nods back then. Sun Li’s great in Nothing Gold Can Stay as well, and a deserving recipient of the award -I’d say she’s a shoe-in for the upcoming Golden Eagle and Magnolia Awards if not for Qin Hailu’s excellent performance in White Deer Plain.
I’m surprised Chen Baoguo, Zhang Jiayi (who played the lead in 7 dramas over the past year) and Wu Xiubo didn’t receive any acting nominations, though congratulations are in for dark horse winner Zhang Tong (he played the second sister’s love interest in The Seven Fairies 欢天喜地七仙女), who is also the first post-80s actor to win such an award.
- Zhang Yi, Feather Flies to the Sky
- Sun Weimin, The Story of Late Premier Zhou Enlai 海棠依旧
- Zhang Tong, Heroes of Defense 绝命后卫师
- Yu Hewei, The Advisors Alliance, Police Captain 刑警队长
- Dong Yong, General Peng Dehuai 彭德怀元帅
- Yin Tao, Feather Flies to the Sky
- Sun Li, Nothing Gold Can Stay
- Liu Tao, Ode to Joy, The Advisors Alliance
- Jiang Xin, Ode to Joy, Medalist Lawyer Heir
- Qin Hailu, White Deer Plain
- Chen Li, Story of Late Premier Zhou Enlai
- Liu Jin, White Deer Plain
- Zhang Yongxin, Housing, The Advisors Alliance
- Song Yaming, General Peng Dehuai
- Wang Jun, A Love For Separation
- Chang Jiang, The Advisors Alliance
- He Qing, A Love for Separation
- Qian Linsen, Heroes of Defense
- Shen Jie, Feather Flies to the Sky, White Deer Plain
- Ma Jihong, General Peng Dehuai
Outstanding Historical Dramas: Yu Chenglong, Nothing Gold Can Stay, White Deer Plain, The Advisors Alliance
Outstanding Modern Dramas: Feather Flies to the Sky, Deepwater Forces, Police Captain, Ode to Joy, Housing, A Love for Separation
Outstanding Dramas Based on Significant Events: The Story of Late Premiere Zhou Enlai, General Peng Dehuai, Heroes of Defense, Yihai (Sea) Alliance 彝海结盟, The Colours of Ardent 热血军旗, 38th Parallel 三八线
Liu Tao in Sachin & Babi: Her latest red carpet outfits have been fantastic, and this one is no exception.
Sun Li in Jenny Packham – simple yet elegant
Qin Hailu (Dolce & Gabbana) and Zhang Jiayi: Hailu’s number only looks good from certain angles, but she gets extra points for bringing one of the few splashes of colour to the red carpet.
Yin Tao (Marc Jacobs, Chicco Mao) and Zhang Yi: They clearly called each other up before hand to match outfits, and it works.
Wu Xiubo and The Advisors Alliance screenwriter Chang Jiang