Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 188: The Award Ceremony is Coming
The ring was so small that no one from the program team noticed it. It was not until the afternoon of the next day when they arrived in Germany when Yan Qiuchi was helping Wang Siyi carry her luggage that she saw he had an extra ring on his hand.
She was taken aback for a moment, then went to look at Shen Jintai’s hand and found that he also had an extra ring on his middle finger.
She immediately screamed like a groundhog: “Ahhhhhh! Brother Jin, when did you two started wearing that ring!”
This made everyone look over. The people in the program group became frenzied!
These two people were too considerate to their program team!
It was already sweet enough when they hooked their fingers as they gazed at each other during the wedding yesterday, but who knew that after they had sprinkled on so much sugar, they upgraded it, and they actually went out and got a couple’s rings.
The program team felt their ratings for the second half of this variety show will definitely stabilize. In fact, it was already proven that the show had already stabilized as during the third episode, the ratings for the first half they filmed had risen higher than their first season. By the time the twelfth episode aired, the ratings had directly broken 4.
Because it was broadcast weekly their popularity lasted for a long time. Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai remained popular, but since Yan Qiuchi kept a low profile and wasn’t a member of the entertainment industry, all the dividends were transferred to Shen Jintai. Relying on this variety show, Shen Jintai had once again broadened his already amazing popularity and became a household name.
Many people referred to this year in the entertainment industry as the “Year of Shen Jintai”.
At the beginning of the year, <When You’re Older> was released and racked up nearly 2.5 billion at the box office. In late spring and early summer, <Honey, Let’s Travel> became a phenomenon variety show. The popularity continued until the summer that it even drove up the Yan’s company stock. Now, <Pilot> had started making its round on the hot search.
As an annual masterpiece, <Pilot> scored an astonishing ranking rate of more than 50% as soon as it was released. The film had lived up to expectations. The heroic deeds of those pilots ignited the entire summer box office, eventually ending with a miraculous number of 5.7 billion.
Shen Jintai made a successful comeback with a TV series, two movies, and a star-studded variety show. He became the most popular young artist in the entertainment industry, and his stardom and reputation had almost reached its peak. He didn’t lack anything, except for heavyweight awards.
In October, the Golden Dragon Awards, the most prestigious film awards in the domestic film industry, announced their nominations. <When Your Older> took the lead with nine nomination, with both Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai nominated for best actor, while <Pilot> received seven nominations, and Shen Jintai was shortlisted for best supporting actor.
With one person being nominated for two works, this was a festival for gold powders!
“A lesson from the past, everyone must keep a low profile this time!” The president of the support association issued an announcement.
In the beginning, <The East Palace is Coming> was a major hit, skyrocketing Shen Jintai to popularity, but never did they expect that it would be a major blow to them. This matter still pained the gold powders hearts. They still remember the scene of Shen Jintai comforting his fans before getting into the car with red eyes. This video had resurfaced again raising interest from many people
Never will they make the same mistake again!
“This year, best actress will probably be Teacher Song Wei who rode the dust* last year. The Golden Dragon film queen shouldn’t run away this year*, but this year’s competition for male movie stars is too fierce. I think it’s amazing that my brother can be nominated for the Golden Dragon at such at young age, while everyone else is ordinary.”
*Ride the dust (骑绝尘) = Metaphor referring to one who runs so fast it leaves others in the dust. Referring to someone particularly prominent among competitors.
*Reminder: didn’t run away (没跑了) refers to being sure. In this context they’re saying Song Wei should be a shoo-in for Film Queen/best actress.
“Zhang Wei is also hot this year too, right? His <I Want Us to Be Together> performed pretty good and he’s also a first-line in both stardom and box office. His limelight is too strong.”
“There’s also veteran actor Wei Wenyao’s performance in <The Year of Destiny> which is very exciting.”
“However, my brother’s performance in <When You’re Older> is also amazing. The box office was higher than the previous two, so I think he has the strength to compete against them.”
“This year, my brother was shortlisted for two awards. <When You’re Older> for best actor, and <Pilot> for best supporting actor. I think the judges will give at least one to encourage young people.”
“But competition between male actors this year is very competitive. He’s up against a bunch of veterans.”
“The box office of the movie <Pilot> is there. It’s impossible to give only a bunch of technical awards. My brother’s performance in it is very eye-catching and tons of film critics has praised him for it.”
“No matter what, if I go hiking tomorrow, I will pray for my brother!”
It rained just last night. The temperature suddenly became much cooler. A car slowly drove into the Yan’s Manor and stopped in front of the courtyard. Yan Tiefeng and Fang Fengmei stood under the porch with smiles.
The driver got out of the car and hurriedly ran to the back and opened the door. Shen Ruhai and his wife got out with Shen Xiao Mei. Yan Tiefeng and Fang Fengmei greeted them.
Fang Fengmei hugged Liu Qi then smiled and looked at Shen Xiao Mei: “Xiao Mei, you’ve grown so tall.”
Shen Xiaomei said angrily: “My name is Shen Jinyan* now.”
*Clarity: Xiao Mei isn’t really her name, but her nickname meaning little girl (a cute way to address adolescents). I didn’t realize this until now.
Liu Qi smiled and said, “She doesn’t like people calling her a nickname these days. Have they they arrived yet?”
“Isn’t Jintai going to participate in the Golden Dragon Awards ceremony? Qiuchi sent him to try on his outfits saying that they were on their way back. It’s cold outside, so let’s go in and talk.”
Yan Tiefeng smiled and said to Shen Ruhai: “Old Shen, you’ve put on weight.”
Shen Ruhai said: “I could say the same about you.”
“Living carefree and becoming fat*,” Yan Tiefeng said as he walked in: “I have been free recently and I want to learn how to play golf. I heard that you are a frequent visitor to that club in East Lake. I just got a membership card. Let’s have a match when we have time.”
*(心宽体胖) Refers to being open-minded and serene in appearance. It’s generally used as compliment.
As soon as his voice fell, he noticed that a car honked its horn. When everyone looked back, they saw a black Maybach driving over. Fang Fengmei smiled and said: “What a coincidence. They’re back.”
Shen Jinyan had already run over, and Shen Ruhai hurriedly shouted: “Be careful of the car.”
The car stopped in the front courtyard and Shen Jintai got out first. He smiled and stretched out his arms towards Shen Jinyan who ran over and threw herself into his arms.
Shen Jintai picked her up and said: “Oh, is Xiao Yan getting fat?”
“She’s thirty pounds now.” Shen Ruhai said: “Her face is so round now and she’s growing up so fast.”
“Dad, Auntie.” Shen Jintai greeted them with a smile.
“Brother Qiuchi.” Shen Jinyan shouted to Yan Qiuchi.
Yan Qiuchi smiled and pinched her face, and then greeted Shen Ruhai and Liu Qi.
“You came back so quickly. We just arrived.” Liu Qi said with a smile.
“They took all the clothes to the hotel, so we didn’t have to travel,” Yan Qiuchi said.
With Shen Jintai’s popularity nowadays, he usually participates in various activities. Shoes, clothes, watches, accessories, and the likes were all prepared for him. Brands took the initiative to send over various clothing for him to choose form. Now that his high-luxury clothing endorsement was about to end, several big names were vying for him.
Shen Jintai had started filming a new movie recently, so Fang Fengmei hadn’t seen him for a long time. Today was one of his rare rest days so she invited Shen Ruhai and his family over for a gathering. In their conversation, she mentioned that she hoped the two families will have dinner together on New Year’s Eve this year. Shen Ruhai readily agreed.
At the end of their chat, everyone started talking about the upcoming Golden Dragon Awards.
“Let’s stop talking about this,” Yan Qiuchi said: “He has been under a lot of pressure recently.”
“No matter what the result is, you are the best actor to all of us.” Fang Fengmei said with a smile.
“Isn’t there another? <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night>? I heard Qiuchi say that the film looks good. This is the highlight of winning the awards, right?” Yan Tiefeng said.
“When will this movie be released?” Shen Ruhai cares about this movie the most. He had visited the set when Shen Jintai was filming it and was particularly moved after watching it.
“This film is going to participate in the Cannes Film Festival, and it will be next year.” Yan Qiuchi said.
“If you are popular, it seem you’ll be destined to win awards at Cannes,” Yan Tiefeng said.
“Jintai is already very good,” Liu Qi said: “To be shortlisted for two awards at the same time.”
“Come, I suggest, we have a toast to Jintai,” Yan Tiefeng stood up with a glass of wine: “I wish Jintai victory.”
Everyone got up one after another and Shen Jinyan also joined them raising her glass of juice. They touched their glass together and the meal ended successfully.
After the meal, Shen Ruhai and Liu Qi were about to go back, but Shen Jinyan refused to leave. Shen Jintai hurriedly said: “Let her say. Tomorrow I’ll go home, and I’ll take her back with me.”
After speaking, he glanced at Yan Qiuchi, but Yan Qiuchi didn’t speak. Liu Qi noticed the subtle look between them, so she insisted on taking her away.
Yan Qiuchi’s expression obviously changed after that as he sent Shen Ruhai’s family to their car.
When they returned to their room, he asked Shen Jintai: “What’s the idea of trying to get your little sister to stay behind?”
Shen Jintai’s ears flushed slightly: “It’s not that I want to keep her, she just didn’t want to leave, didn’t you see it?”
Yan Qiuchi looked at him with that iconic smile of his: “Whatever you are thinking in your head, you can’t hide it from me. If you want to run, you can certainly try.”
The author has something to say：
It’s nice to have a big reunion at the end.
Isn’t Yan Yaoxuan still missing?
Something happened to him yesterday and he’s still in bed.
Kinky Thoughts: What happened to Yan Yaoxuan author? I need details! The more explicit the better!