Fans stop arguing and voting, it’s useless
Can the Golden Eagle Award cancel the popularity award, but can the lost authority be recovered?
In 2018, Di Ali Gerba posted two trophies of the Golden Eagle Award “Audience Favorite Actress” and “Most Popular Actress” on Weibo. Source: Di Lieba Weibo
In 2020, Zhao Liying and Wang Yibo won the “Audience Favorite Actor and Actress” at the 30th Golden Eagle Award
In 2020, Ren Dahua and Tongyao won the “Best Actor and Actress” at the 30th Golden Eagle Awards
□Fu Kan, a reporter from Chutian Metropolis Daily
In recent years, the discussions that have often occurred around the Golden Eagle Award General Students have started again when the preparations for the 31st Golden Eagle Award this year started.
On the evening of May 21, Weibo “Sina TV” announced that the “Announcement on the 2022 First Criticism and Commendation Project” announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security on May 17 showed that some awards for the China TV Golden Eagle Award of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles were set. And the selection quota is composed of 7 outstanding TV series, 1 best actor, 1 best actress, 1 audience favorite actor, 1 audience favorite actress, 1 best camera, 1 best music , adjusted to 8 outstanding TV series, 1 best actor, 1 best actress, 1 best supporting actor, 1 best supporting actress, and 1 best TV host.
Unsurprisingly, the never-ending battle between the “Golden Cup” and the “Crystal Cup” went live again.
On the 22nd, the “Golden Eagle Award Cancels the Audience’s Favorite Actor and Actor Award” was highly searched, and the comments were applauded. And just the night before, Jimu News reporter noticed that there were more scoldings between fans under the related entries, the main content was nothing more than “Your home is a crystal cup, and mine is a gold cup, which is certified acting. pie” and other old tunes.
On the other hand, it seems that the public is generally cheering for the “cancellation of the audience’s favorite actor and actress award”. In fact, many people don’t know the history of the Golden Eagle Award – which has been ridiculed by many netizens as “popularity award” and “water award”. The “Audience Favorite Actor and Actor Award” used to be the most important and formal award of the Golden Eagle Award.
What happened to the award setting around the Golden Eagle Awards over the years?
The axed award used to be the highest award
According to Baidu Encyclopedia’s review of the first 30 Golden Eagle Awards, we found that the settings of the Golden Eagle Awards for actors have changed several times.
From 1983 to 1987, the Golden Eagle Awards awarded 5 awards in total. At that time, there were four awards for actors: “Excellent Actor”, “Excellent Actress”, “Excellent Supporting Actor” and “Excellent Supporting Actress”;
From 1988 to 1998, the Golden Eagle Awards issued 11 awards, among which the actor awards were changed to “Best Actor”, “Best Actress”, “Best Supporting Actor” and “Best Supporting Actress”;
In 1999, the award setting and presentation of the Golden Eagle Awards changed again. In addition to “Best Actor”, “Best Actress”, “Best Supporting Actor” and “Best Supporting Actress”, “Excellent Actor” and “Excellent Woman” were added. “Protagonist”, “Excellent Supporting Actor” and “Excellent Supporting Actress” awards.
In 2000, the Hunan Provincial People’s Government and the Hunan Provincial Radio and Television Bureau entered the bureau and expanded the Golden Eagle Award from an awards ceremony to the Golden Eagle Festival, which lasted for several days. The full name is China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival. At the 18th Golden Eagle Awards this year, the name of the actor award was changed to “Audience’s Favorite Actor and Actress” and “Audience’s Favorite Supporting Actor and Actor”. It belongs to the Golden Eagle Festival, and the winners are generally voted by the audience (or netizens), selected from the nomination list of “audience’s (most) favorite hero and heroine”, and awarded a crystal cup.
Until the 29th China TV Golden Eagle Awards in 2018, “the audience’s (most) favorite actor and actress” and “the most popular actor and actress” both existed. Therefore, in the eyes of the audience in those years, “the audience’s favorite actor and actress” is a great affirmation of the actor’s acting skills. In recognition of the most popular actors and actresses that year, they took the crystal cup of the Golden Eagle Festival.
On the other hand, before the 28th Golden Eagle Awards in 2016, the differences and divisions between the gold cup and the crystal cup would not be noticed by too many people. Except for a few cases, the winner of the crystal cup is often also the winner of the gold cup.
“Water Award” Public Opinion Impacts Authority
Since the 28th Golden Eagle Award in 2016, the authority of the Golden Eagle Award has been questioned.
At that time, the “Audience Favorite Actor and Actor Award” was awarded to four people. The actor was Wang Lei who appeared in “Ordinary World” and Hu Ge who appeared in “Langya Bang”, and the actress was Tong Liya who appeared in “Ordinary World“. And Zhao Liying who starred in “Flower Thousand Bone”. The Crystal Cup “Most Popular Actor and Actress Award” was won by Hu Ge and Liu Tao.
And in the nomination list of “Audience Favorite Actor” at the Golden Eagle Awards, there are also “Young Marshal” and “Hey!” Li Xuejian, who was shortlisted for “Old Man”, and Chen Baoguo, Ni Dahong, and Wang Kai who starred in “No War in Peking”. Zhao Liying won the gold cup with the theme of ancient puppets, which caused a lot of discussion at that time.
By the 29th session in 2018, the criticism of the Golden Eagle Award, known as the “Water Award”, was overwhelming. At that time, the “Audience Favorite Actors and Actors” were awarded to Zhang Yi and Li Yifeng, Di Ali Gerba and Ding Liuyuan respectively. Looking back at the nomination list, we found that Li Yifeng, whose acting skills were controversial in “Sparrow”, defeated Yu Hewei (“The Alliance of Counsellors”), Zhang Jiayi (“White Deer Plain”), Liu Yunlong (“The Kite”), He Bing (“Full of Love”) Siheyuan”), Reba defeated Sun Li (“The Flower Blooms and the Moon Is Full”), Liu Tao (“Ode to Joy”, “The Alliance of Counsellors”), Yuan Quan (“My First Half of Life”), Yin Tao (“Chicken Feather”) fly to the sky”).
In addition to the gold cup, Li Yifeng and Reba also became the most popular actors and actresses at the 29th Golden Eagle Awards, and took away the crystal cup.
The confusion between popularity and professionalism has led to the peak of public doubts about the Golden Eagle Award.
Cut off the popularity award and try to return to the original intention
Under this situation, when the selection work of the 30th Golden Eagle Awards was launched in 2020, the setting and name of the awards were changed again – two more awards were added: “Best Actor” and “Best Actress”, and “Audience” was retained. Favorite actor and actress”.
According to the final results of the 30th Golden Eagle Awards, the “Best Actor and Actress” won by Ren Dahua and Tong Yao correspond to the “Audience Favorite Actors” who once symbolized the level of professional acting skills; Wang Yibo and Zhao Liying won “Audience Favorite”. The most popular actor and actress” is actually the former “most popular actor and actress”.
But the difference is that the 30th Golden Eagle Award cut off the “Popularity Award” awarded by the Crystal Cup at the Golden Eagle Festival, which allowed the “audience favorite actor and actress” who replaced the Popularity Award to win the Golden Eagle Award. Therefore, from the actual effect, the 30th Golden Eagle Award did not fundamentally solve the question of authority. On the contrary, awarding the Golden Cup to Wang Yibo and Zhao Liying caused more controversy.
Therefore, the 31st Golden Eagle Awards cut off the “audience favorite actors and actresses”, which symbolized popularity, and added “Best Supporting Actors and Actors”. Let those who used to be hidden behind the vote to tear each other apart, play charts, and falsify data, etc., will no longer exist.
It seems that the battle over who has more weight and who is more powerful in the “Golden Cup” and “Crystal Cup” can be put to rest. But to be honest, judging from the experience and understanding of Jimu journalists covering the Golden Eagle Awards over the years, taking away the golden cup does not mean that the acting is really good, and some golden cups are actually just crystal cups.