14 Golden Bell nods for HBO drama The World Between Us

Alyssa Chia (above) and Wu Kang-jen have won nominations for Golden Bell Awards for their roles in The World Between Us.
Alyssa Chia (above) and Wu Kang-jen have won nominations for Golden Bell Awards for their roles in The World Between Us. PHOTOS: HBO ASIA
Alyssa Chia and Wu Kang-jen (above) have won nominations for Golden Bell Awards for their roles in The World Between Us.
Alyssa Chia and Wu Kang-jen (above) have won nominations for Golden Bell Awards for their roles in The World Between Us. PHOTOS: HBO ASIA

HBO Asia's original Taiwan drama series The World Between Us has received the most nominations - 14 - at this year's Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan's equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

The 10-episode television series describes the aftermath of a mass shooting, where the fates of all parties involved - the killer, victims, victims' families, defence teams and the media - are intertwined.

Several cast members received nods for their performances. Taiwanese actress and television host Alyssa Chia, who played the mother of a victim, was nominated for best performance by an actress in a drama series.

Taiwanese actor-model Wu Kang-jen, who acted as the shooter's defence attorney, was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama series. Fellow actors J.C. Lin, Honduras, James Wen and Pets Tseng were also nominated for their performances.

In addition, The World Between Us was nominated for its directing, screenplay, cinematography and editing for a drama series, as well as for best television series, best lighting, best art and design and a creative programme award.

Other series which scored nominations include A Taiwanese Tale Of Two Cities, Utopia For The 20s and Survive, which each received six nominations. A Taste To Remember got five nominations.

The nominations for the 54th Golden Bell Awards were announced on Wednesday and this year's award ceremony for television is slated to be held on Oct 5 at the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 30, 2019, with the headline '14 Golden Bell nods for HBO drama The World Between Us'. Print Edition | Subscribe