Wang Yibo’s Best Actor Nomination Snub at Magnolia Awards Ignites Debate

Wang Yibo's Best Actor Nomination Snub at Magnolia Awards Ignites Debate

The recent announcement of the nominees for the 29th Shanghai TV Festival Magnolia Awards ignited heated discussion, particularly concerning actor Wang Yibo, who was notably absent from the list. While some celebrated their favorite stars, such as Hu Ge receiving his fifth Magnolia Awards nomination, this time for the popular TV series “Blossoms Shanghai,” which led with 9 nominations and saw co-star Tang Yan also nominated for Best Actress alongside Yang Zi for “Lost You Forever,” Wang Yibo’s Best Actor snub stirred dissatisfaction among his fans.

Wang Yibo was not nominated despite top billing Republican series “War of Faith,” while his co-star Wang Yang, who has third billing after female lead Li Qin, received a nomination for Best Actor. This decision left some netizens feeling that Wang Yibo had been unfairly overlooked. Some questioned the rationale behind Wang Yang’s nomination for Best Actor when many believed he should have been considered for Best Supporting Actor. Adolph, a brand endorsed by Wang Yibo, seemingly echoed these sentiments when they posted on their official social media, “You are my ‘best actor.'”

Wang Yang

If Wang Yibo had been nominated, the situation might have been different, but his absence alongside Wang Yang’s nomination left some fans upset. “War of Faith,” which focused on the journey of Wei Ruolai, Wang Yibo’s character fared well in ratings, becoming the first iQIYI series in 2024 to break 10,000 popularity points on the platform. Nonetheless, some suggested that both actors may have been considered dual male leads. Furthermore, there are instances in the past where actors in supporting roles were nominated for Best Actor in the Magnolia Awards.

Photo: YIBO-OFFICIAL, WangYang0313 / Weibo


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