The 11th Golden Eagle Festival Awards Show took place on October 16th, 2016 in Changsha. This is a prestigious award ceremony that only the top stars can attend. The Golden Eagle Award is held every 2 years. In the past, the public is allowed to vote for a “goddess” to represent these awards. However, this year, the public could not vote. That’s why there’s some controversy over the selection. In the running were Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Zheng Shuang, Yang Zi, and Dilireba. And this year’s Golden Eagle Goddess is Tang Yan! In 2014, the Golden Eagle Goddess was Zhao Liying. Two years before that, it was Liu Shi Shi. Other past winners include Liu Yifei, Wang Luodan, and Li Xiaolu. There is now 6 winners
UPDATED: Yang Yang, Hu Ge and Zhao Liying interactions
Liu Shi Shi
Results of a Weibo poll on which Golden Eagle Goddess was preferred (120 000 people voted):
- Zhao Liying
- Tang Yan
- Liu Shi Shi
- Liu Yifei
- Li Xiaolu
- Wang Luodan
The star-studded guest list included Hu Ge, Zhao Liying, Tang Yan, TFBoys, Yang Yang, Wu Lei, Liu Hao Ran, Ou Hao, Liu Tao, Ariel Lin, Tong Li Ya, Qin Lan, Ximeng Yao, Zheng Xiaolong, Chen Jianbin, Liu Jiang, Li Xuejian, Gu Zhi Xin, Wang Lei, Wu Xiubo, Li Xiaomeng, Xu Baihui, Tang Jing Mei
Voting Results: Best Actor and Best Actress
For Best Actor, Hu Ge came first (22.7 million votes). Wang Kai came second (8 million votes). For Best Actress, Zhao Liying won (57 million votes). Liu Tao came in second place (6.5 million votes). It’s not just fans who vote as a committee also vote.
There’s controvery over the actual winners.
Hu Ge received the Audience Favourite and Most Popular Actor Awards. Both Zhao Liying and Tong Li Ya received the Audience’s Favourite Actress Award. It’s a hot topic on Weibo right now because people do not understand how Tong Li Ya could have received this award when it’s a publicly voted award, and she only received 2.5 million votes. Liu Tao received the Most Popular Actress Award. Wang Lei also won the Audience’s Favourite Actor Award.
Tong Li Ya
Li Xue Jian won the Best Performing Arts Award
Yang Yang’s fanservice – He Jiong (the host) recorded a morning call. It’s real cheesy!
Ariel Lin and Hu Ge (presented together)
Yang Yang and Tang Yan (presented together)
Liu Haoran, Ou Hao, Wu Lei (presented Liying with her award)
And I’m sure you’re all curious about… seating arrangements
Zhao Liying’s birthday surprise…
- A “bun mountain”
- The audience also sang her happy birthday
A video of all Zhao Liying moments during the ceremony (thanks archidisign)
Zhao Liying updated her Weibo: “Two years ago, two years later, I have improved. Golden Eagle is a good omen, I wish I could be like one and soar… (don’t know the translation for that part)…”
Lastly, He Jiong (the host) teased Zhao Liying and Hu Ge. Basically, Hu Ge has become the nation’s groomsman and now, everyone rushes to comfort him when someone gets married (on Weibo). He teased that others are saying, “hopefully when Wu Lei gets married, you won’t still be just a groomsman”. He Jiong also adds that whoever works with him has great luck with regard to their career, family, and love life, which is why everyone fights to work with him. So, he’s happy because his beloved (most loved) Zhao Li Ying is finally interacting with Hu Ge. He says that sitting together is still considered “working together” – it’s a play on words (so cute how he takes care of her!). Hu Ge also raises his hand to explain that since Li Ying is here representing The Journey of Flower, Wallace Huo should be sitting next to her. As Wallace couldn’t come, he came in the place of Wallace.
The full show (thanks fireflymaoh):