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Taiwanese actor named best leading actor at Asian Television Awards

2017/12/02 17:09:46

Singapore, Dec. 1 (CNA) Taiwanese actor Tsai Chen-nan (蔡振南) won the best actor in a leading role award at the 22nd Asian Television Awards in Singapore Dec. 1.

The 63-year old singer-turned-actor took home the award for his portrayal in the mini-series "She's Family" of an old male chauvinist whose diabetes and urinary incontinence render him incapable of taking care of himself.

Tsai's character must rely on his daughter to take care of him after his wife, played by Yang Kuei-mei (楊貴媚), walks out on the family.

Yang won the best supporting actress award for her role in the mini-series.

In total, Taiwan collected five awards throughout the night, including best cinematography for "Far and Away," best original screenplay for "Life Plan A and B," and best terrestrial channel of the year for Formosa Television (FTV).

While this is Tsai's first Asian Television Award win, his acting is internationally acclaimed, having won awards at the 1994 Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece and the 2010 Rome Film Festival.

(By Huang Tzu-chiang and Kuan-lin Liu)