November 2nd, 2012


In Time With You dominates the Golden Bell Awards

There's no question that GTV romantic drama In Time With You ruled the 47th Golden Bell Awards held on October 26 in Taipei. The year's hottest show swept seven awards out of its eight nominations, netting Best Television Series, Directing (Chu Yu Ning), Writing (Hsu Yu Ting), Leading Actor (Chen Bo Lin), Leading Actress (Ariel Lin), Supporting Actress (Lin Mei Shiu), and Program Marketing. It was the second Best Actress win in four years for Lin (her first was for They Kiss Again), and the first ever major accolade for Chen. The only award that slipped from the hit series' grip was Best Film Editing, which went to the documentary Dear Mother Earth.

On the Mini-series and TV Movie front, The Happy Life of Debbie took the top prize along with Best Leading Actress (Chou You Ting) and Best Lighting. Best Leading Actor was awarded to Chen Zhu Sheng of My Little Honey Moon, which, like Debbie and Best Sound winner The Moonlight in Jilin, was part of the We Are Family series that examines the situation of immigrant brides in Taiwan.

The highly contested Best Variety Program award belonged to the talent contest show Super Copy King, whereas Best Host in a Variety Program was shared by Peng Qia Qia and Xu Xiao Shun of Super Night Club.