On Nov 29, Huang Xiaoming won the Best Actor award for his role as a firefighter in The Bravest (《烈火英雄》) at the 33rd Golden Rooster Awards in Xiamen, Fujian. “Huang successfully portrayed (扮演) a firefighter hero Jiang Liwei who sacrifices his life for the sake of the people and the nation. He accurately presents the inner complexity of the character, transforming from a man who is fearful into a brave hero,” according to the prize announcement. The honor can be attributed to Huang’s dedication to his acting career. Before shooting, he lived with firefighters to experience their life and enhanced his physical strength to keep a believable figure.