TVB 43rd Anniversary Awards 2010 – My Favorite Male Character: Kenneth Ma – Gu Yu Tong (A Fistful of Stances)
With the Awards’ season coming to an end, I believe most of us expected, though were still disappointed, that Kenneth would not receive an award for Gu Yu Tong (AFOS). However, I think the biggest shock of all was not Raymond Lam winning for the oh-so-plain-and-boring-I-wear-tight-pants-&-weird-vests Kingsley (dude, what kind of name is that anyways?), but that A Fistful of Stances didn’t even make the Top 5 series of the year. TVB are you serious? I personally thought AFOS was one of THE best series of the year. It started off the year right. Given that I have not seen NR, I will not judge, but it’s over-hyping is slightly nauseating me. While I did not think I’d like CBML initially, I ended up finding it pretty entertaining, though it was no-where near Best Series material. ACOTOB was a dark-horse in Top 5 for sure, and while I enjoyed the series much to my surprise, I really felt it was mediocre. It is an easily forgettable series. And then there’s TMOL….it was a bad series with a likable cast, and it does NOT belong in top 5 despite my love for BK & Tavia. Not to mention, every character was pretty much annoying. My choices for Favorite series are: AFOS, GMG, EMYM (I surprisingly enjoyed it), & I guess the two other anniversary series just based on popularity. I just have to say that I’m particularly amused at how TVB strategically aired AFOS at the beginning of the year, so people would forget it by Anniversary time. I guess they see the series & Kenneth as a threat (cause more uproar if he didn’t get anything) against their anniversary series. It was also a lame move to not let GMG finish airing before the Awards Ceremony.
As we knew early on this year, the contenders were Wayne, Moses, Raymond, and dark-horses Steven & Felix. There was not a doubt in my mind that the first 3 were going to take the Male Actor Awards home. Of course, you can’t blame a girl for dreaming. Kenneth’s performance in AFOS was amazing, and a definite breakthrough. Just the year prior, I was worried that Kenneth would never get a good role like MK Sun again, which was a contender for the Favorite Character Award in 2009. However, he came back strong this year with Gu Yu Tong, which deserved a Best Actor nomination. I am still amazed at how TVB can honestly not nominate him for the Best Actor award, but yet, list Kevin for AFOS and Bosco for GTL (among a few). If you’ve seen the series, no explanation is necessary, and you know who gave the better performance and was lead. While Steven is a deserving candidate for the awards, he did not deserve it for GW, and I have come to the conclusion long ago that Steven will NEVER get an award. Unless he gets super lucky and causes an unexpected uproar like Wayne did last year, as long as TVB is in control, he won’t get anything. Wayne is a great actor and among the five, I’m glad he won. Moses is a good actor as well, but I get tired of his comedies, and I know he can do so much more/better (Can TVB please give him a serious role?). Raymond is a good actor too (haha, this is getting repetitive), but he is always the same character, the prince-charming who bawls over a girl breaking his heart and he’s never exceptional. Felix was a refreshing lead, and while I liked GMG, I did not think he was as amazing nor was the series as great as everyone says it is. With all that said, I am secretly really happy that Raymond got this award (which I already expected) instead of Steven, because TVB just made a fine display of favoritism and instead of being happy for Steven, people are feeling sorry that Kenneth was robbed. 😀 I am still upset, however, that the media is feeling bad for Moses for being robbed of My Favorite Character, despite all the voices online (overseas) saying that Kenneth deserved it! (As seen in the screen-cap of the Asianfanatics.net poll, where Kenneth is in the lead)
Kenneth is pulling off his bald look very nicely, and I love how the “Ma’s Brothers” were together on stage. Of course, I know Kenneth can do a better “chok” look and look super-handsome doing it, but his choice of shaking his head up and down just makes him the adorable MaMing we love. I was sad that Kenneth walked with Kate again, I was hoping for Nancy lol.
On a side note: Congrats Raymond Wong!!! (baby & award) Very deserving, though I loved ALL the contenders for Most Improved Male. As for the girls, I was sad Selena didn’t win. I don’t think Natalie is a that good of an actress, and no matter how touching her speech was, I felt there was so many people more deserving than her. My Best Supporting Actor choices were Dominic and Derek. Wing Tak (AFOS) was awesome and Dominic is just a great actor in general, but I was leaning more towards Derek (9 -Mui from SOF) because I don’t think he’d have much of a chance any other year. Derek is a great actor, but I haven’t liked one of his characters in a long time (used to love his evil roles) until 9-Mui in Season of Fate. He reminded me why I used to like him. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of Evergreen in general.
As for Best Supporting Actress, I think everyone in Top 5 was deserving. I secretly was cheering for Elena Kong (Angela Auntie) because she was just superb! I knew her chances were slim though so I was in support of Kara. While I love Nancy, I didn’t think she deserved this award for GMG (though her crying has gotten really good). Fala is an up-and-coming actress, but of the contenders she was the least deserving. Can’t they just wait for it to be her time? I’m sure it’d come soon, so why is TVB forcing us to believe she’s the best? Fala does not need your “help.” I secretly have always wished Rebecca Chan would at least get a nomination for Best Supporting.
As for Toby’s statement, I see some people sort of bashing her for it. While Ron did look awkward, I thought it was an adorable situation and display of their friendship. I already knew they were close, and I thought it was cute how Ron was embarrassed. Statements like those are just typical of Toby, and I personally love her craziness! (While she may not be the best, I Toby has been improving, but I still want her to go back to long hair and singing!)
Best Actress – Michelle Yim (SOF)
Best Actor – Wayne Lai
My Favorite Character – Charmaine Sheh & Kenneth Ma
Most Improved – Raymond Wong & Selena Li
With all that said, I’m sure Kenneth will not disappoint and will come out with an equally, if not more likable, character in the near future. In all our hearts, you’re a winner Kenneth!
First of all, I’m really glad Kenneth fixed his hair in time for the Awards show. Haha. He always does! For the past few functions he’s been sporting some weird and messy hairstyle and I’ve noticed he always does this the months before the TVB ceremony and then gets it fixed in time! H/e I still don’t think this is his best hairstyle. I don’t know which is my fav tho. Considering Bernice & Raymond didn’t show up for the anniversary and that Linda and Kenneth are gonna be in “Here Comes the Princess” together, I guess this does make sense that they are walking down the carpet together However, no offense, but Linda looks awful! What is she wearing? Why would she do that? Last year, she surprised us w/ a sexy black dress, w/ some spideryweb like arm piece (that still looked ok), but this year she has totally loss her mind! Were they playing a trick on her? I kept looking at Linda that I couldn’t even judge Kenneth’s outfit haha..his weird ties! (I liked his outfit last year better tho)
This year was particularly plagued w/ bad outfits. I don’t understand why some ppl wear what they wear to these events. ~coughs Lisa Wang coughs~ Really, what are ppl thinking? Off to another topic, it seems to me, TVB has made Kenneth Raymond’s understudy lol. First, they replace him w/ Kenneth for Iron Horse, and now as Linda’s partner? Not that it’s a bad thing since Raymond is like TVB’s love child…I guess they see Kenneth as capable and of status to replace Raymond. (Can you imagine Raymond standing next to Linda on this nite?! haha. I remember how small Ray looked next to Linda last year…if he had been here this year, it would sure look funnier!)
Interesting to see Kenneth walk with Liza and the popular “Laughing Gor” in last. I’m not sure if that’s an acknowledgement of his status or just a we had to fit u two tall “Ma’s” somewhere. He did get to stand in the middle tho when they were saying the Motto, so that’s cool!
Can he look any cuter? haha. Kenneth always looks so goofy! Those are pix fans took after the show, ah, driving away in his car….too bad he’s not driving Raymond Wong home this year! Darnit! Then, I’d have a pic of two hotties! 😀
Kenneth’s nominations for TVB Awards 20o9. Vote for him though we know he won’t win! 😀
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
– 1. Elliot Yue – The Gem of Life
– 2. Kenny Wong – The Gem of Life
– 3. Stephen Au – Off Pedder
– 4. Tsui Wing – Off Pedder
– 5. Michael Tse – Emergency Unit
– 6. Joel Chan – Emergency Unit
– 7. Ron Ng – Rosy Business
– 8. Pierre Ngo – Rosy Business
– 9. Raymond Wong – Sweetness in the Salt
– 10. Derek Kwok – D.I.E. Again
– 11. Evergreen Mak – The Stew of Life
– 12. Dominic Lam – In the Chamber of Bliss
– 13. Lee Kwok Lun – Beyond the Realm of Conscience
– 14. Ram Tseung – Beyond the Realm of Conscience
– 15. Kenneth Ma – Born Rich
MOST FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER
1. Moses Chan – The Gem of Life
2. Bowie Lam – The Gem of Life
3. Kenny Wong – The Gem of Life
4. Michael Miu – E.U.
5. Michael Tse – E.U.
6. Kenneth Ma – Man in Charge
7. Wayne Lai – Rosy Business
8. Steven Ma – Sweetness in the Salt
9. Wong Hei – Burning Flames III
10. Chin Ka Lok – A Bride for a Ride
11. Dayo Wong – You’re Hired
12. Roger Kwok – D.I.E. Again
13. Kevin Cheng – Beyond the Realm of Conscience
14. Ray Lui – Born Rich
15. Gallen Lo – Born Rich
– 8. Man In Charge
– 18. In the Chamber of Bliss
– 20. Born Rich
He’s also nominated for: Asian TV Awards
BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS: Kenneth Ma – Man in Charge (Hong Kong)
Nomination for: I weekly: Most favourite TVB artiste (Singapore fans!)
1) Raymond Lam
2) Moses Chan
3) Kevin Cheng
4) Roger Kwok
5) Dayo Wong
6) Michael Tse
7) Wayne Lai
8) Bosco Wong
9) Michael Miu
10) Alex Fong
11) Ron Ng
12) Sammuel Chan
13) Gallen Lo
14) Joe Ma
15) Damien Lau
16) Sunny Chan
17) Kenneth Ma
18) Adam Cheng
19) Derek Kwok
20) Wong Hei
02/29/2008 was the day KMKMF was born, and since it was a leap year, we’ll be celebrating on 3/1 until the next leap year comes around (haha. I hope we’re still around then!) Actually, I wanted to celebrate yesterday, but since I didn’t have time to make the banner, it’s today! 🙂
I’m really happy that we made it to our very first anniversary.I know I don’t update in a very timely fashion and I’m kinda all over the place, but I really do appreciate all the help my staff has provided me with (Carmen – who I flood w/ translation emails & Cami)! Special thanks to Carmen and Yin @ MKMC for getting me my very own Kenneth autograph! I’m so happy and beyond words! I was gonna scan it up here and include it in this post, but my scanner’s been acting funny, but still would love to THANK them once again for being so kind! They’re all such awesome ppl!
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Kenneth fans that come here to show their support for MaMing! Thanks for visiting and for leaving comments (I really love reading those, I just haven’t gotten around to replying lately).
I’m really really happy that more and more ppl have started to like Kenneth and that we’ve been doing quite well in spreading the Kenneth-love. It’s a joy to see that ppl come here and begin liking Kenneth more and more after being exposed to his news and interviews! (Also, hyn5’s blog has made so many ppl love Kenneth as well!) It’s nice seeing the tones of several forums have changed with regards to Kenneth and that more ppl like him. Thanks guys for making this a successful 1st Year! Hope we’ll have more to come!
Haha, lets make a deal: After you’ve read this, please visit Kenneth’s TVB blog to show him some support! (Did you guys vote for Kenneth @ Next Awards yet? Please do…directions are a few posts down!)
Let’s “Click for Kenneth”: http://blog.tvb.com/kennethma/
Note: Sadly, I read some comments and it seems that Wilson’s Kenneth blog is closing down/no longer be updated. It’s sad. I wonder why, but Wilson’s blog was awesome!