In 1999, Vicki Zhao won Golden Eagle Awards "Best Actress Award" which is China highest TV drama award. In 2001, she won Best Actress Award and People's Choice Award in Taiwan Online voting. In 2002, she won two "Best Supporting Actress nominations" in Taiwan Golden Horse Award and Asia Pacific Film Festival. In 2004, she won "Best Actress nomination" and "People's Choice Award (Actress)" in the 11th Beijing College Student Film Festival. She won "Best Actress nomination" and "People's Choice Award (Actress)" in the 4th Chinese Media Film Awards; and "Best Actress Nomination" in Hundred Flowers Awards. In 2005,Zhao Wei won the 8th Shanghai International Film Festival "Best Actress Award."Then she won the 10th China Movie Academic Society Prize(aka Golden Phoenix Award)--"Committee Award" in August.Then Zhao Wei won the 11th China highest government award-China Movie Awards(aka Huabiao Awards) "Best Actress Award"(shared with Ziyi Zhang).Today, Zhao Wei is one of Chinese directors' favorite actresses. For instance, He Ping, Ann Hui, Wong Kar-wai and Jiang Wen.
She also is a pop singer. In 1999-2001, her 4 albums sold more than 3,700,000 records in Aisa, but critics thought those record were just so so. In November 2004, her newest album "Piao(Afloat)" sold more than 300,000 only in 10 days (China mainland), and most of the critics praised her. In2005, she won Pepsi Chart Music Awards "Favorite Female Singer (mainland)" and nominated "Best Female Singer" , Sprite Music Awards "Most Versatile Entertainmenter Award"and Music Radio China's Top Chart Awards "Most Popular Mainland Female Singer".In 2006,Zhao won the 12th ERS Golden Songs Awards "Favorite Female Singer" and "Top 10 Golden Melody".Nominated Pepsi Chart Music Awards "Best Female Singer".
Was ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Singapore (2002). Was ranked 15th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Singapore (2003). Was ranked 2nd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Singapore (2004). Was ranked 10th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Thailand (2003). Was ranked 3rd of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Thailand (2004).Was ranked 50th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Malaysia (2005).
Forbes magazine's China edition ranked her the third most popular celebrity after NBA player Yao Ming and actress Ziyi Zhang. Forbes magazine's China edition ranked her the forth most popular celebrity after Yao Ming, Ziyi Zhang, Liu Xiang. Forbes magazine's China edtion ranked the forth most popular celebrity again.