Spanish drama wins top Chinese TV prizes

"The Voice of the Pamano," earns two Magnolia awards in Shanghai

SHANGHAI--Spanish TV movie "The Voice of the Pamano," won China's biggest small screen award Friday night at the closing night of the 16th Shanghai Television Festival.

In an awards ceremony Friday night hosted by festival organizers the Shanghai Media Group, the golden Magnolia Award for Best TV Film went to the Spanish drama depicting a schoolteacher uncovering the truth about the WWII era political conflict a small Pyrenees village. 

The drama, produced by Televisio de Catalunya, Diagonal TV and Mallerich Films Paco Poch, also won the Magnolia award for Best Screenplay, honoring writers Xesc Barcelo and Eduard Cortes.

The Magnolia award for Best TV director went to Torsten Fischer of Germany of for his biopic of the late Austrian-born German actress Romy Schneider, played in "Romy," by actress Jessica Schwarz. The film is a production of the Phoenix Film in coproduction with SWR, ARD Degeto, WDR, NDR, ORF and France 2.

The golden Magnolia award for best TV Series went "Vicissitudes’ Course of Uprightness," produced by the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corp.

Festival organizers SMG itself produced shows that took garnered the Magnolia awards for the second-best TV Series, the Best TV Series Screenplay and Best Actress.

The Magnolia Award for Best Animation went to Toonmax Media for its popular "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf," a series whose characters are widely known and merchandized around China and one that runs on Nickelodeon's dedicated regional channel for Chinese animation.

Following is a full list of the STVF's Magnolia Awards:

TV Film Golden Award, "The Voice of the Pamano," Spain, Televisio de Catalunya, Diagonal TV and Mallerich Films Paco Poch

TV Film Silver Award, "Once upon a Time the City of Fools," Italy, Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana RaiFiction

Best Director (TV Film), Torsten Fischer, "Romy," Germany, Phoenix Film/Phoebus Film

Best Screenplay (TV Film), Xesc Barcelo and Eduard Cortes," The Voice of the Pamano," Televisio de Catalunya, Diagonal TV and Mallerich Films Paco Poch

TV Series Golden Award, "Vicissitudes’ Course of Uprightness," China,  Jiangsu Broadcasting Corperation

TV Series Silver Award, "A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era," China, Shanghai Media Group and Beijing Hualu Baina Film & TV Co.

Best Screenplay (TV series), Wang Liping, "A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era," China, Shanghai Media Group and Beijing Hualu Baina Film & TV Co.

Best Director (TV Series), Zhang Li and Liu Miaomiao, "Vicissitudes’ Course of Uprightness," China,  Jiangsu Broadcasting Cooperation

Best Actress (TV Series), Bai Han, "A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era," China, Shanghai Media Group and Beijing Hualu Baina Film & TV Co.

Best Actor (TV Series), Huang Zhizhong, "Vicissitudes’ Course of Uprightness," China,  Jiangsu Broadcasting Cooperation

Chinese Animation Golden Award, "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf," Toonmax Media & Entertainment Co., Creative Power Entertaining and UYONG Media Co.

Chinese Animation Silver Award, "Monkey King," CCTV Animation

Foreign Animation Golden Award, "The Little Boy and the Beast," Germany, Studio Sol GmbH & Co.

Foreign Animation Silver Award, "Light of the River," Japan, NHK

Best Animation Creation, "We Kids Are Powerful," China, Beijing KAKU Cartoon Satellite TV Co.


 
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