|China Television Drama Flying Apsaras Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding performance and achievement in Television|
|Presented by||SARFT, Motion Picture and Arts Committee of the PRC (中国电视艺术委员会)|
|China TV Drama Flying Apsaras Awards|
China TV Drama Flying Apsaras Awards (Chinese: 中国电视剧飞天奖; pinyin: Zhōngguó Diànshìjù Fēi Tiān Jiǎng), also known as Flying Apsaras Awards or simply Feitian Awards, is a biennial awards ceremony awarding excellent achievement in Chinese television. Named after the Gandhanra aka Flying Apsaras, the award stature shape is sourced from the ancient painting of Flying Apsaras in Mogao Caves, Dunhuang. It is the longest running television award ceremony in China.
The ceremony is the highest government honor in the television industry. Feitian Awards, along with the Golden Eagle Awards, Gold Panda Awards and Magnolia Awards are the most prestigious awards given.
The Feitian Awards were first held in 1981, and presented by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, however it was soon taken over by the government ministries SARFT and the Motion Picture and Arts Committee of China (中国电视艺术委员会). In 1983, the awards were renamed "Feitian", literally "Flying Apsaras". The awards ceremony was originally held to honour television series only, however, four acting categories including Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress were created in 1984. The director, writer, cinematography and music were created in 1993.
The Outstanding television awards have undergone several category reforms. It initially separated the winning productions by length (serial drama, mid-length, miniseries), with each category awarding dramas based on first-class (一等奖), second-class (二等奖) and third-class (三等奖) honours. From 2015 onwards, the dramas have been awarded based on the genres historical, modern and significant events only.
Formerly an annual event, the Feitian and Golden Eagle Awards have taken place on alternate years since 2005, with the Feitian taking place on odd years.
- Outstanding Historical Television Series 优秀历史题材类电视剧
- Outstanding Modern Television Series 优秀现实题材类电视剧
- Outstanding Television Series Based on Significant Events 优秀重大题材类电视剧
- Outstanding Director 优秀导演
- Outstanding Writer 优秀编剧
- Outstanding Actor 优秀男演员
- Outstanding Actress 优秀女演员
- Outstanding Music 优秀音乐
- Outstanding Sound Editing 优秀音像
- Outstanding Editing 优秀剪辑
- Outstanding Artistry 优秀艺术
- Outstanding Cinematography 优秀摄像