Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Blockbuster TV serial Người Phán Xử (The Arbitrator) was crowned yesterday at the VTV Awards 2017 held in the capital city.
Directed by Khải Anh, Mai Hiền and Danh Dũng, the serial, a crime drama, is an adaptation of an Israeli script.
It beat Moscow Mùa Thay Lá (Moscow in Season of Falling Leaves), Sống Chung Với Mẹ Chồng (Living with Mother-in-Law), Ngự Lâm Không Kiếm (Sons-In-Law) and Tuổi Thanh Xuân 2 (Forever Young 2) to win the Impressive Serial award.
Actor Hoàng Dũng receives VTV Award for his role in Người Phán Xử (The Arbitrator). — Photo courtesy of VTV
The serial stars Hoàng Dũng, Việt Anh and Hồng Đăng. Lead actor Dũng also won the title Impressive Actor.
Actress Bảo Thanh, meanwhile, won the Impressive Actress award for her roles in Living with Mother-in-Law, The Arbitrator and Hợp Đồng Hôn Nhân (Marriage Contract).
The recipients were thrilled upon receiving the awards. Actor Dũng said he felt honoured because of the prestige associated with the VTV Awards. Being appreciated at these awards, meant professional experts and audiences acknowledged his efforts and career.
“I was the oldest among the five finalists, with the others being Việt Anh, Hồng Đăng, Bảo Anh and Kang Tae-oh, they are young actors and have a huge number of fans, so it’s amazing, because I didn’t think I would receive so many votes,” Dũng said.
“For me, winning the award is a moment of immense happiness, but winning the hearts of the audience is more important. We will continue to trying and bring good films to the audience.”
Vũ Cát Tường receives Impressive Singer award from Đỗ Hồng Quân, chairman of the Việt Nam Association of Musicians. — Photo courtesy of VTV
The awards have 11 categories, such as Impressive Actor, Impressive Actress, Impressive Comedian, Impressive TV Serial and Figure of the Year.
The winners were determined by audience votes on the official website of the awards, www.antuong.vtv.vn, and the jury’s scores.
The 11-member jury includes directors Phan Gia Nhật Linh, Nguyễn Quang Dũng and Khải Hưng, journalists Lại Văn Sâm and Hồ Quang Lợi, and musician Quốc Trung.
Launched in 2014, the annual award has received much attention from the audience and specialists.
It is considered a prestigious award honouring popular TV programmes and faces that have captivated the audience. — VNS
VTV Awards 2017
Impressive Host: Thành Trung, host of Sasuke Việt Nam
Impressive TV serial: Người Phán Xử (The Arbitrator)
Impressive Actor: Hoàng Dũng
Impressive Actress: Bảo Thanh
Impressive Singer: Vũ Cát Tường
Impressive Comedian: Xuân Bắc.
Programme of the Year: Táo Quân Xuân Đinh Dậu (Kitchen Gods’ Meeting at the New Year of Rooster)
Impressive Culture-Science-Education Programme: Special VTV Programme: Flying Dream, a moving story of a girl who was born deaf but is finally able to speak and go to school thanks to her own efforts and those of her family.
Impressive News: Gạc Ma Epic, produced by News Section of Việt Nam Television, commemorating the Vietnamese who sacrificed their lives to protect national sovereignty in the East Sea in 1988.
Figure of the Year: 44 teachers from Tri Lễ Primary School, Central Nghệ An Province, who overcame several challenges to get poor children to attend school; swimmer Ánh Viên, 21, who grabbed eight gold medals for Việt Nam at SEA Games 29 in Malaysia, making her the sixth most successful athlete in the history of the region’s largest sporting event.
Music Show of the Year: Sing My Songs