Viet Nam News
HCM CITY (VNS) — Young songwriter-singer Vũ Cát Tường won her second consecutive award for favourite composer at this year’s HCM City’s Television (HTV) Awards.
The awards were held on Saturday at the Hòa Bình Theatre in District11.
The annual awards, launched by HCM City Television and Đông Tây Promotion in 2006, honours performers who have contributed to the channel’s development in TV, music and theatre.
Tường, 24, is well-known; she was runner-up at the Voice of Việt Nam singing contest in 2013. A year later, she won the Cống Hiến (Devotion) Award for promising artist, given by the Thể Thao & Văn Hóa (Sports and Culture) newspaper.
Since then, she has written and performed several pop songs, such as Yêu Xa (Distance Love), Vết Mưa (Rainy Sign) and Mơ (Dream), and attracted millions of listeners on local online music channels -- Zingmp3.vn and nhaccuatui.com. Her music videos have also garnered more than one million views on YouTube.
Pop star Noo Phước Thịnh was named favourite male singer.
“It is an honour to receive my second consecutive award. I want to express my gratitude to all my fans, who have always followed and supported me for a long time. This award is my motivation to produce more quality music,” the 28-year-old singer said on receiving the award.
Đông Nhi, 28, also received her second consecutive award for favourite female singer.
Cải lương (reform opera) actor Kim Tử Long, who developed an interest in the art when he was only 14, won the award for favourite cải lương artist.
This year, the 50-year-old artist and his colleagues launched a programme called Three Generations Back to the Roots to bring on stage several extracts from famous cải lương plays.
The favourite TV serial actor and actress awards went to Hứa Vĩ Văn and Chi Pu, respectively
The 37-year-old Văn was a hit with the audience, playing a rich man who faced challenges in keeping his marriage vows to his poor wife in M&T Pictures’ Khúc Tương Tư (Love Sick). Chi Pu, 24, portrayed a young woman who faced challenges in the pursuit of happiness in HCM City Film Studio’s Vẫn Có Em Bên Đời (Having You by My Side).
The HTV awards were also given to theatre actors, performance artists, model and emcees.
The organiser awarded the contribution prize to actress Tuyết Thu for her 20 years of experiences in both movies and theatre. — VNS