HCM CITY — HCM-based newspaper Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers) has awarded the Mai Vang (Golden Ochna) to actors and musicians.
The best drama actor title went to Hoai Linh and actress Le Khanh, while Ho Ngoc Ha and Dam Vinh Hung were named best pop singers. Binh Minh and Nhat Kim Anh were named best film actor and actress and Uyen Trang, the best folk singer. The best band title went to V-Music.
Linh was also named best comic actor for his role as Ong Bay (Mr Bay) in the drama Thien Ha De Nhat No (The Biggest Blabbermouth).
Meanwhile, Quyen Linh, who hosts Vuot Len Chinh Minh (Self-Overcoming) and Vui Cung Nha Nong (Farming Joy), was named best master of ceremonies.
There were four nominees in each category.
Meanwhile, the Golden Ochna Award for the most popular song of 2011 went to Can Phong (The Room), composed by Bao Le. In the drama category, Quyen Luc Tinh Yeu (Power of Love), written by Nguyen Quang Vinh and directed by Huu Chau, was named best play of the year.
The most popular film was Mot Thoi Ta Duoi Bong (Once Upon a Time I Followed a Shadow), directed by Truong Dung. In the television category, the most popular TV programme was Ngoi Nha Mo Uoc (The Dream House), produced by HCM City Television.
The Golden Ochna Awards were launched in 1995.
The nominees were chosen by readers of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper. The best were judged by leading lights in the entertainment business and journalists.
In addition, 10 singers received the title Artists of the Year, including Minh Hang, Cam Ly, Thanh Thuy and Ha Anh Tuan. — VNS