Daylight Entertainment emerged as the night’s biggest winner as it swept awards in most of the major categories for the Magnolia Awards at the 25th Shanghai TV Festival last night. The production company’s three best bets – dramas Like a Flowing River, All is Welland The Story of Minglan all had a chance to win after garnering several nominations and boy did they ever.
Out of the three, Like a Flowing River was the gold medalist of the pack, bagging the most with 5 awards – Best Art Direction for Shao Changyong, Best Supporting Actress for Tong Yao, Best Adapted Screenplay for Yuan Keping and Tang Yao, Best Directors for Kong Sheng and Huang Wei and Best Chinese TV Series under its belt.
All is Well on the other hand finally scored the ever elusive Best Actor for its patriarch, Ni Dahong who’s been nominated a few times in the past but has never quite won it. He beat out fellow Daylight Entertainment nominee Wang Kai among others. The Best Supporting Actor award went to the Su family’s renegade second son played by actor Guo Jingfei. Yao Chen who was the fan favorite for Best Actress lost the crown to Jiang Wenli for The Story of Zheng Yang Gate.
Unfortunately, The Story of Minglan did not fare so well after being pitted against its production company “team mates”, and did not end up winning any awards despite being nominated for 7. Among its acting nominations were Zhao Liying for Best Actress, Zhu Yilong for Best Supporting Actor and Liu Lin for Best Supporting Actress. A sad turn of events for The Story of Minglan, a sentiment echoed by many Netizens who were disappointed that Minglan did not win any of the categories it was nominated for. Then again, to be nominated against an awesome collection of talents and dramas is no easy feat and I hope the drama team can take some comfort to be counted amongst the peers of this year’s winners.
Congratulations again to Daylight Entertainment and to all the nominees and winners of this year’s Magnolia Awards.
I personally found that minglan wasn't that great, comparing to the winners. If it wasnt for the big name of zanilia and zhuyilong, i dont think it would get nominated. No offense. While the other nominees were really amazing. Congratulation to the winners.
No Minglan isn't any good, if there is an award for most boring drama I would nominate Minglan for #1
I disagree with you on this. Minglan was very good. Zanilla should have gotten the bwst actress award.
Didnt see the others, but Minglan was great. Sad to see that Liu Lin lost. All the actors did a great job, but Liu Lin gave her character so much complexity. One of my favorites. Also sad that Minglan's screenwriters didn't win. They have worked on two of my all time favorite dramas and I find it so difficult to find good screenwriters that I would have liked for them to get some recognition. Overall congratulations to Daylight for making quality productions.
It's really easy if her fans wanted her to win, but she doesn't want to show up anywhere publicly atm. If anybody should get an award for Minglan, that should've been FSF.
You are mistaken. Magnolia awards are not affected by fandom and popularity. That is the reason they are really respected in an industry that gives a lot of popularity awards. Even getting a nomination is regarded as a great honor.
Obviously you didn't finish the drama. It was a great and well-written drama, so mayhape it's your fault if you couldn't appreciate good drama. Being nominated alone for Magnolia Awards is a great honour and achievement as it's one of the 3 most prestigious drama awards. Magnolia also is famous for being very selective in quality when deciding on nominations, so it isn't easy at all for a drama to be nominated for Magnolia.
Lmao don't think so highly of the big name you mentioned. If Zhao Liying is that great, there would be many of old dramas of her be nominated for Magnolia. The drama is nominated because of the great story mind you. I ask you to please finish the drama first before you talk.
What? I thought she won before? Not nominated, but WON both the Golden and Eagle, and also as well as Magnolia too. For The Journey of Flower. which is that one drama that stinks so much. Ashes of Love is flawed but it is still a thousand miles away better than The Journey of Flower and even Yang Zi couldn't win any awards at all.
What you like is ZLY, not Minglan.
There are way better dramas, and viewers talk about both the goods and bads or flaws about those good dramas. The reviews are so honest that's why viewers take points off from the ratings because of honesty.
But for Minglan, heh-heh…0 bad comment. Plus, the rating is super duper high. Without watching, fans willingly rate and say it's the best. It looks so, suspiciously fake. When you actually watch it…omg. On the outside, looks like it's the best result but when you dig into it that's not what's inside at all. If I have to analyze you every episodes, even after 10 episodes, nothing, is what basically happened overall.
The nominators have not even watched Minglan I bet, if they did they must have snored through it. Unless they want to act like the fans: We love boring stuff!!! Boring stuff are actually not boring. We understand not everyone loves boring stuff, but that's our own taste, so, how do you prove we don't love boring stuff when that's just what we personally like?
Of course how can judges not nominate something that is already rated the highest? When fans complain, it would make them look like cheaters if they choose dramas with the lower ratings…or if the dramas have lots of complaining from viewers discussions. Of course dramas with 0 complaints look better.
No, YOU are boring. And have poor taste, obviously. I didn’t even get halfway through your boring suspiciously fake comments and started snoozing…zzzz…
And you implied that Minglan was one of the “dramas with 0 complaints” — definitely not a boring drama then! You just invalidated your own comment LOL
You sad, sad person with nothing better to do than to spew verbal vomit
Exactly how crazy ZLY fans are, they hate the truth. That's why we never see any truth in her forums. They need to learn from Yang Mi and Yang Zi fans. It's true that people love Yang Mi to death so they biasedly rate her stuff really high, but look at how people comment at her stuff. Like Fu Yao, it is boring and people admit that it is boring in their comments. People love Ten Miles to death, but they still admit there are boring parts and the drama and it is longer than it should be. Look at Ashes of Love, it is way better than Ming Lan but people still say there are boring scenes. And then finally take a look at something like Ming Lan, it's the most boring one ever, and the way people comment on it is that it has 0 boring scene. What I didn't expect is ZLY fans would exaggerate things this far. People are not dumb to think 0 bad comments would mean it's the best. 😛 Only ZLY fans logic work that way. That's why even when we already point out their schemes they still eat their schemes, praising that it is the best scheme ever made, and still not understanding we "already find out" what they're obviously doing that's why we "pointed it" out in the first place. LOL!
The storyline basically did not even exist, that is why there is no possible discussion people can talk about, go check out Ming Lan's forum people, all commenters can say is "oh it is the best" and "I love how it's so slow". Wondering why didn't people love all the slow boring scenes in Ashes of Love too, of course it's because Yang Zi's fans aren't crazy to a certain point yet.