'The Rappers' biggest winner in Golden Bell Awards TV show segment
Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese hip-hop talent show "The Rappers" (大嘻哈時代), the first-ever local television program dedicated to the music genre, emerged as the biggest winner of the 57th Golden Bell Award's (GBA) Television Show segment after it clinched the coveted Best Variety Show Award Friday evening.
The Rappers' producer, Tang Tsung-lin (湯宗霖), said he would like to dedicate the award to the show's production team and their families, while thanking the audience for its support, which has created many "amazing moments" for the show.
The program also won the Best Lighting for a Television Show and Best Art and Design for a Television Show awards, finishing with the biggest trophy haul that evening.
Season one of The Rappers, which concluded in October 2021, was an elimination tournament among 66 aspiring hip-hop artists, with the winner claiming prize money of NT$1 million (US$31,661). The show was granted a subsidy by the Ministry of Culture during its planning stage.
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated Best Host in a Variety Show award went to veteran host Mickey Huang (黃子佼) and his co-host Lulu Huang (黃路梓茵) for the music-themed reality show Wedding Singer.
Huang teared up in joy during her acceptance speech, saying that it was her first GBA after she had been snubbed by the jury eight times.
Secrets of the Ocean Tribes (南島起源) won the Best Humanities Documentary Show and Best Host in a Natural Science and Humanities Documentary Show awards, while God Bless Baodao (寶島神很大) won the Best Lifestyle Show and the Best Host in a Lifestyle Show award.
Follow Me Go (下課花路米-壯遊闖天下) won in the Best Children Show and Best Host in a Children Show categories, while Theme Night Show (公視主題之夜SHOW) and Your Island My Home (你的島嶼我的家) both received a Creative Award for a Television Show.
Winners for the GBA Drama Series categories will be unveiled Saturday evening.
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