Golden Bell Awards

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Golden Bell Awards
[[48th Golden Bell Awards]]
Official logo of the Golden Bell Awards
Awarded for best in television and radio production
Date 18 October 2013 (2013-10-18) (radio)
25 October 2013 (2013-10-25) (television)
Location Taiwan
Country  Taiwan
Presented by Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, Ministry of Culture (Republic of China)
Reward Golden Bell statuette
First awarded 1965
Official website 2013 Golden Bell Awards official website
Television/Radio coverage
Network China Television (CTV)

The Golden Bell Awards (Chinese: 金鐘獎) is an annual Taiwanese television production award presented by Taiwan's Government Information Office in October or November each year. It is the first television production award in Chinese circulation, founded in 1965, and Taiwan's equivalent to the Emmy Awards. It is also one of the three major annual awards presented in Taiwan, along with the Golden Melody Awards for music and the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for movies and films.[1]

Currently, there are two main streams presented at separate ceremonies: Television Golden Bell Awards (Chinese: 電視金鐘獎) and Broadcast Golden Bell Awards (Chinese: 廣播金鐘獎).


When they began the awards only focused on news programs, music shows and advertisements. After five years, however, television programs were also included.[1]


  • 1965 - Established by Government Information Office
  • 1968 - Handover to Council for Cultural Affairs
  • 1975 - Council for Cultural Affairs was closed, Government Information Office takeover
  • 1980 - International, professional ans artistic is the aim set by Government Information Office to be achieved by inviting foreign television broadcasting experts to join.
  • 1981 - Starting from this year the awards began to broadcast on television, with many changes made to attract more viewers.
45th Golden Bell Awards ceremony held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan on October 22, 2010 on TTV
Golden Bell Awards in 2000
  • 1982 - Two new awards were added, "Academic Theory" and "Videoing Technology".
  • 1984 - Before the ceremony, there was a cocktail party for the nominees and its family members. This year the emphasis of the awards is that if you are one of the nominees, you are already a winner.
  • 1993-1999 - The awards were split into two separate awards ceremonies, one for television broadcasting and one for Radio broadcasting, which were held in alternating years (i.e. TV in 1993, radio in 1994 and so on). From 2000 onwards, both ceremonies are held every year.
  • 1995-1999 - Republic of China Association of radio and television broadcasting, Television Society of the Republic of China, Foundation Development Fund and the host of radio and television broadcasting stations jointly co-organized the ceremony. This was the first time the general public could participate in the awards.
  • 2000-2003 - Government Information Office hand over to the Broadcasting Development Foundation to coordinate. However in 2004 the Government Information Office took back control of the award ceremony.
  • 2007-2008 - Government Information Office used the theme “Student Association” for the ceremony. The ceremony invited three different generations of television broadcasting personnel.
  • 2010 - Te 45th Golden Bell Awards
  • 2011 - The 46th Golden Bell Awards was the first time it was broadcast live in Full HD, and an app was released by the Government Information Office allowing it to be watched on a smart phone or tablet pc. This year theme was the convergence of mobile network, internet and television broadcast.[1][2]


2011: Partial voting system[edit]

Many people think that Golden Bell Awards' accredit system is not fair. In 2011, particularly, the results of the 46th Golden Bell Awards urged the community to bombard the members of the voting group to explain their choice, using Facebook, because they were not satisfied with the results of the awards presented. In defense, Huang Zijiao, a former judge for the awards, explained that the rules and the accrediting system of Golden Bell Awards did not change completely. This only resulted in more people not participating in future awards presentation.[3] In addition, some argued that nine people voting for the Golden Bell Awards is not fair as people believe this will become a very subjective choice by the judges. Three of the judges in the 46th Golden Bell Awards were questioned by the general public that they were not worthy to be professionals in the television industry. In other words, the vice broad of director of an amusement park, and an illustrator and assistant professor in a university were not ideal for being judges.[4]

Award categories[edit]


This is the complete list of Golden Bell Awards winners. It is organized by year starting from 1965 until 2012 (present).

1st - 5th Golden Bell Awards

6th - 14th Golden Bell Awards

15th - 24th Golden Bell Awards

25th - 34th Golden Bell Awards

35th - 44th Golden Bell Awards

45th - 47th Golden Bell Awards


Minguo Year[Note 1] Ceremony Date[Note 2] Venue Official Broadcaster
72 18th Golden Bell Awards[5] 18 March 1983 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan TTV
93 39th Golden Bell Awards[6] 26 November 2004 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan ETTV
94 40th Golden Bell Awards[7] 12 November 2005 New Taipei Multi Purpose Hall, New Taipei, Taiwan ETTV
95 41st Golden Bell Awards 20 December 2006 Kaohsiung Municipal Social Education Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Azio TV[8]
96 42nd Golden Bell Awards[9] 10 November 2007 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Azio TV[10]
97 43rd Golden Bell Awards[11] 31 October 2008 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Azio TV[12]
98 44th Golden Bell Awards[13] 16 October 2009 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan Television (TTV)
99 45th Golden Bell Awards[14] 22 October 2010 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan Television (TTV)
100 46th Golden Bell Awards 21 October 2011 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan China Television (CTV)
101 47th Golden Bell Awards 26 October 2012 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Chinese Television System (CTS)
102 48th Golden Bell Awards[15] 25 October 2013 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Chinese Television System (CTS)

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Since the award is organized by GIO, reference to the year in many sources uses the Minguo calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar.
  2. ^ The dates correspondes to the Television Golden Bell Awards ceremony.


  1. ^ a b c (Chinese)] 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-15
  2. ^ (Chinese)"【金鐘獎命名來由】". Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  3. ^ (Chinese)"網友連署 金鐘評審團踹共". Yahoo Taiwan. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-15
  4. ^ (Chinese)" 副董、插畫家…金鐘評審遭質疑". 23 October 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  5. ^ "Golden Bell Awards March 18". Taiwan Review. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  6. ^ "PTS dominates again at Golden Bell Awards". Taipei Times'. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  7. ^ (Chinese) 40th Golden Bell Awards homepage 12 November 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  8. ^ (Chinese) Azio TV 41st TV Golden Bell Awards homapage - 2006 20 December 2006. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  9. ^ (Chinese) 42nd Golden Bell 10 November 2007. Retrieved 2010-12-04
  10. ^ (Chinese) Azio TV 42nd TV Golden Bell Awards homapage - 2007 10 November 2007. Retrieved 2010-12-04
  11. ^ (Chinese) 43rd Golden Bell 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-04
  12. ^ (Chinese) Azio TV 43rd TV Golden Bell Awards homapage - 2008 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  13. ^ (Chinese) 44th Golden Bell 16 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-04
  14. ^ (Chinese) TTV 45th Golden Bell Awards homepage 20 Sept 2010. Retrieved 25 Sept 2010.
  15. ^ "48th Golden Bell Awards: Vic Chou is the New TV King". Jayne Stars. Retrieved 2014-03-17.