MediaCorp actor Christopher Lee may have come up short at his first bid at the Golden Bell Awards back in 2012, but the 42-year-old will be given a second chance this year. Nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in A Good Wife, the Taiwanese equivalent of the Emmys will take place on October 18 and 25.
The ceremony on October 25 will be hosted by Selina Jen and Sam Tseng and will see a total of 1699 productions vie for 35 coveted trophies. The nominees list was determined over a two-month period by a panel of judges and was announced by Ruby Lin yesterday (Sep 18).
The other four nominees for Best Actor are Junior (Sun after the Rain), Hans Chung (Boys Can Fly), Zhang Ting Hu (Boys Can Fly) and Blue Lan (Chocolat).
Christopher’s co-star, Taiwanese actress Tien Hsin, will also be up for the prestigious Best Actress award for the same drama. Tien Hsin shared that she cried for two hours at home after she heard of her nomination and feels happy just to be nominated. She also expressed her delight that Christopher also earned a nod for their work.
Fellow Taiwanese actress Cheryl Yang earned her third nomination for her role in The Birth of the Queen and is said to have burst out in tears, only to have to compose herself as she was in the midst of filming.