2019-06-14 09:07:00[UPDATES]

LIKE A FLOWING RIVER Won Five Grand Prizes Ni Dahong and Jiang Wenli Won Best Actor and Best Actress

On the evening of June 14, the 25th Magnolia Awards Ceremony of Shanghai International Film& TV Festival was held at Shanghai Dongshi Theater. Representatives of LIKE A FLOWING RIVER and ALL IS WELL and other short-listed Magnolia Award film crew and many domestic and foreign film and television workers gathered to witness the birth of this year's TV Festival Magnolia Award. LIKE A FLOWING RIVER won five awards including "Best Chinese TV Series". Ni Dahong and Guo Jingfei, who played father and son in ALL IS WELL, won the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively, which enjoyed popular confidence.


Scene of 25th Magnolia Awards Ceremony of Shanghai International Film& TV Festival

Li Qiang, secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, Nie Chenxi, deputy secretary of Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and director of the National Radio and Television Administration, Shen Haixiong, deputy secretary of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and director of China Media Group, and Ying Yong, deputy secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and mayor, attended the Award Ceremony. Leaders of Shanghai such as Zhou Huilin, Zhuge Yujie, Gao Xiaomei, Zong Ming and Zhang Endi attended the meeting.

LIKE A FLOWING RIVER Won "Best Chinese TV Series"
Ni Dahong and Jiang Wenli Won Best Actor and Best Actress

LIKE A FLOWING RIVER, got 7 nominations in the shortlist, finally won 5 awards, including the Best Chinese TV Series, Best Director, Best Screenwriter (adaptation), Best Supporting Actress and Best Fine Arts. The play shows the growth and struggle of ordinary people in the wave of reform and opening up, impressing countless audiences and becoming the model of domestic TV plays this year during the broadcasting period. Gao Xixi, chairman of the judging panel of this Magnolia Award, set three standards for excellent TV plays on the stage: first, the TV play must have high-spirited themes and stories, and have a sense of social responsibility and mission; second, it is necessary to create a group of valuable and personable characters in the TV play; third, the play should have wonderful plots and adapt to the aesthetic needs of the times.

Gao Xixi, chairman of the judging panel of Magnolia Award

Actor Ni Dahong won the Best Actor for his lovely and hateful role Su Daqiang in ALL IS WELL. He thanked many of his partners and said "It was you who pushed me to this peak". When the host asked him if he had anything to say to the "children", Ni Dahong instantly came back to Su Daqiang's identity: "I want to drink filter coffee!" The appearance of this classic line made the audience laugh.
 

Ni Dahong, Best Actor Award winner

After 11 years, Jiang Wenli, who challenged the age span of 40 years and showed the struggling life of women in THE STORY OF ZHENG YANG GATE, won the Best Actress Award again. In the background interview, Jiang Wenli said: "I was connected with Magnolia Award, I was awarded for GOLD MARRIAGE before, and later also served as the chairman of the jury." She said frankly that she had never played a role as a "businesswoman" and thanked the team for their help, "I got this award for everyone". Coincidentally, Jiang Wenli and Ni Dahong are playing husband and wife in THE STORY OF ZHENG YANG GATE, and Ni Dahong joked at the backstage that they hope to win prize together again in the same work next time.

Jiang Wenli, Best Actress Award winner

"Su Mingcheng" Guo Jingfei Won Best Supporting Actor
"Song Yunping" Tong Yao Won Best Supporting Actress
 

Father "Su Daqiang" won the award, and his son "Su Mingcheng" also lived up to expectations. Actor Guo Jingfei won the Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in ALL IS WELL. Some netizens jokingly that "Father and son in Su's Family had Won". Guo Jingfei, who received the award on stage, said his head was blank and was very surprised. He thanked the cast and production team, especially to his agent. He joked: "When signing the contract, she thought I was very ordinary, not as beautiful as Mr. Huang Bo or as sweet as Lu Han. She hoped I would be a good actor. After nearly ten years, I finally won the award!"

Guo Jingfei, Best Supporting Actor Award winner

Tong Yao, who plays "Song Yunping" in LIKE A FLOWING RIVER, won the Best Supporting Actress Award. In the play, she showed a gentle, kind and ill-fated girl to the fullest extent. She said in a backstage interview that LIKE A FLOWING RIVER is a warm crew, "bringing us back to that pure era and creating a particularly real atmosphere in which actors can immerse themselves in the cast. As an actor, she is very lucky to meet such a rigorous, serious and meticulous crew and such a good character."

Tong Yao, Best Supporting Actress Award winner

In addition, for the purpose to encourage Chinese TV workers to dare to "go abroad" and let more and more domestic TV works attract the attention of the global audience, Liu Ye, Hu Ge, Yan Ni, Huang Lei and Hai Qing were awarded the honorary title of "Ambassador for Overseas Promotion of Chinese TV Programs". They said that they were very honored to promote excellent Chinese works to more audiences and let more people know about China. It is worth mentioning that the overseas hit TV series EATHER FLIES TO THE SKY and A LOVE FOR SEPERATION won the International Communication Award.

Liu Ye, Hu Ge, Yan Ni, Huang Lei and Hai Qing were awarded the honorary title of "Ambassador for Overseas Promotion of Chinese TV Programs 

 
Results of the Magnolia Awards of the 25th Shanghai TV Festival

Chinese TV series sector

Best Chinese TV Series
LIKE A FLOWING RIVER

Best Director
Kong Sheng and Huang Wei LIKE A FLOWING RIVER

Best Scriptwriter [Original]
Gao Mantang, Li Zhou FRONTIER OF LOVE

Best Scriptwriter [Adaptation]
Yuan Keping, Tang Yao LIKE A FLOWING RIVER

Best Actor
Ni Dahong ALL IS WELL

Best Actress
Jiang Wenli THE STORY OF ZHENG YANG GATE

Best Supporting Actor
Guo Jingfei ALL IS WELL

Best Supporting Actress
Tong Yao LIKE A FLOWING RIVER

Best Cinematography 
Li Xi THE RISE OF POHENIXES

Best Fine Arts
Shao Changyong LIKE A FLOWING RIVER

Overseas TV Series sector

Best Overseas TV Series [Short]
THE BOAT (Germany)

Best Overseas TV Series [long]
PRESUNTO CULPABLE (Spain)

Documentary sector

Best Documentary Series
LIFE MATTERS Season 2 (China)

Best Documentary
I GREW UP AS YOU SLEPT (Poland)


Animation sector

Best Animation
ZOG (Britain)

Best Animation Script
CELLS AT WORK! (Japan)

Variety sector

Best TV Variety Show
NEW STORIES ABOUT FORBIDDEN CITY
SUPER VOCAL


International Communication Award
FEATHER FLIES TO THE SKY 
A LOVE FOR SEPERATION


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