TV posters of the Magnolia Awards nominees are displayed at the Shanghai exhibition center on the sidelines of 2018 Shanghai International Film and TV festival.

The award, which has different categories recognizing excellence in domestic and international TV dramas, documentaries, animation and variety shows, will be presented on Friday.

Chinese TV drama nominees covered a variety of themes, including white deer plain.
Chinese documentary this is life and the British one blue planet ii are strong contenders for best documentary.The German series Babylon Berlin is also expected to cause a stir.
Chinese variety shows, like national treasure, reflect the country’s cultural confidence.