28th Golden Eagle Awards

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Please excuse me as I take a trip down memory lane…

The Golden Eagle Awards is a prestigious biannual television awards ceremony, and prides itself on being “the people’s award”. Unlike the Flying Apsaras Awards (government recognition) and Magnolia Awards (industry recognition), Golden Eagle spreads the love more evenly, and usually several dramas and actors are acknowledged.

In previous years, the Best Actor and Actress of the night were decided by online voters and a panel of judges, and presented with the Audience’s Choice award (golden statue) and Best Performing Arts award (crystal statue). This year the two awards were given to different actors, with the nominee that received the most votes from the judges winning the Performing Arts award.

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Chen Xiang handsome in Whirlwind Girl

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Look at this face and tell me why he has no good lead roles yet.

Now that my previous actor bias Yang Yang has finally made it, Chen Xiang is probably replacing him.  Not only is he so pretty, but he really makes every role spark (even BuBuJingQing,  which even A-list actors fail  to make interesting).  His latest role in  Whirlwind Girl with Yang Yang  is yet another completely different role, an aloof heir with revenge and love on his agenda.  More prettiness below the cut.
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Yang Yang, Chen Xiang battle it out for love and Taekwondo

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Chen Xiang as Tinghao, 17. Fierce fighter but child-at-heart, he’s a ray of sunshine to Baicao. He’s born in a family of Taekwondo masters. He was like brothers with Ruobai, but hates Songbo Academy.

I can’t believe Yang Yang‘s finally getting a modern lead!!!!   This has been such a great year for some of my favorite underrated actors, including all three of the male leads here.

Drama  Whirlwind Girl 旋风少女, which started filming this week and is scheduled for a summer release, stars Hu Bingqing, Yang Yang, Chen XiangBai Jingting, Tan Songyun, and Zhao Yuanyuan.    As the third drama by author Ming Xiaoxi to be adapted, this is the youngest cast yet, with the entire cast 15+ years younger than that of Summer of Bubbles.

On a side note, the fact that Hunan TV picked Hu Bingqing who has almost no previous work indicates a strong likelihood Qin’s Moon, for which she’s the female lead, will air soon since Whirlwind Girl already has a scheduled air date in June for Hunan TV’s Sunday/Monday weekly slot.

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