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!
Shall We State the Case has officially changed its name to The Mysteries of Love. It’s ok, it’s such a typical TVB series name though. The sales presentation clip looks pretty cool. I wanted more MaMing tho. Tavia is adorable, Ray’s just ray..and wow BK! Bernice looks stunning and I see Kenneth and her have a very sweet nose-to-nose kiss! I really cannot wait for the series to air, which will be like next year probably! I hope we don’t see too much of Kenneth and the other girls…i want it to be Bernice & Kenneth….!
I still can’t get over how cute they look!
OT: Congrats to Wayne, Sheren, & Tavia for their awards! I’m so happy for them! Though I am disappointed that Sharon & Raymond Wong did not get the Most Improved (but that was expected..after MaMing got his, I no longer cared…though I was happy about Nancy’s – and here I though Nancy would join Bernice, Selena, & Sharon in never getting one)… Also, what is wrong w/ TVB? How can Born Rich not be in the Top 5 series?! BFIII was atrocious…I can’t imagine how it made it! ew… haha. But I’m happy Kenneth made Top 5 for Best Supporting Actor!
Credits: http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com/ (screencap)
Kenneth’s only in the screencap shown before in the end. Same for Bernice.The theme of Monopoly is cute. Somehow, it feels a little superficial though, like it’s just a vague storyline that’s not scripted yet, but I’m expecting it to be good…it better be!
General Chai & Lady Balsam
Kenneth is yet again in for very limited time. He’s near the end and screaming. He’s one of the revolutionaries? Is that what you call them? haha. The series looks good. I love historical stuff!
The Dance w/ the guys and tatoos… It was James Bond themed.
It was very short, and not very entertaining it looked. Not enough closeups… this year really isn’t that great. I miss the Artist Extravaganza, where Kenneth got to sing and stuff. At least each artist got to “sell” themselves. At these things, it’s just a mess! At the end of the clip, at like 5.38 you see Kenneth with crazy (reminiscent of Bosco in WOILII) hair…how scary haha. I’m glad he didn’t walk onto stage like that. I guess it was part of the process of his styling. He was standing next to Tavia.. haha. interesting….
TVB Gala 2008
Kenneth is just beyond cute. In the Sales Presentation interview clips, you see Kenneth lurking over Christine’s shoulder! Majorly creepy and cute! haha. (This clip was from wongchungchak.com, which I posted a link to here.)
Caps from GoAmigo forum posted by Carmen @ MKMC
Kenneth looks so cute laughing. I love those lines around his eyes when he smiles or laughs!
It’s regretful that B2 can’t be in this series…I love “官宝”so much! But it’s not the official info. Someone met Kenneth after the show of forty-first anniversary and heard that Kenneth told some B2 fans that she might not participate the series.
My english is really poor….
Well…there’s no hope I feel..but I secretly want to be surprised by Bernice appearing at the costume fitting in two weeks…but I know that’s not happening…Well, for now, there’s a mag regarding the Sales Presentation up on http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com/ so take a look. Wonder what it says about Kenneth and Bernice? (her role before it got replaced)
Also, Raymond’s fans screaming for Ma Ming at last night’s awards ceremony because Raymond’s fans were standing in front of Ma Ming’s fans and they knew that Ma Ming’s fans had a ticket limitation to go to the ceremony. So, Raymond’s fans helped them scream for Ma Ming’s name. The media and Ma Ming were confused because the fans were holding Raymond signs, but screaming for Ma Ming’s name.
Nice to hear that all fans are among friends. Very nice! hyn5 also posted that Kenneth won’t be in DIEII because the director of “Grand” won’t allow him to run from series to series. Wow. Very serious director…I won’t if he had a role in not allowing Bernice to film….? 😡
Ma ming & moi
mA mIng sooooooOO cuTe!!!!
Haha. Toby really does like Kenneth! She said he was cute! He looks so shy. I see another hand on Sonija’s arm, I bet he was surrounded by the ladies, that’s why he looked so shy! haha. aw…Sonija was there too, reminds me of DIE. Maming is simply irresistible! (Aha! I somehow knew it was Sharon standing there!)
Yin’s pix post Awards Presentation: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=45057&l=14374&id=537654964
Videos of Fans waiting for Kenneth after the show:
He said that there are about two weeks left of filming for ‘General Chai’ (haha. poor Toby will be heartbroken…) He is anticipating the Grand production with Gallen and is really excited since he will be playing Gallen’s younger brother! yay. he’s one of the brothers. I think someone in the forums almost mentioned he’s confirmed to die midway and that something about DIE2. I don’t know… I tried to babelfish it haha.
Also, apparently some Raymond fans were there (from a blog of one of them – I babelfished that too haha) and they were screaming Kenneth’s name. They kept screaming MaMing! making reporters and everyone look at them. Kenneth seemed confused that they were screaming his name while holding signs that said “Fung” on it! haha. that’s cute!
Kenneth’s msg to fans…translation available here. So cute!
BAD NEWS: According to hyn5, there will be no BK!
Here is her msg:
Bernice is not in the 40 episodes series anymore. Ma Ming said so himself. Now, Sharon will be in it. TVB arrange for Bernice to be in a Western movie, that is why she wasn’t at the awards ceremony. No Ma Ming and Berncie!
Truly, I’m devestated. Stinkin’ TVB. Darnit! He was so excited about this production and it would’ve been perfect! I knew it! I knew it! It was too good to be true. Since the news leaked, I kept telling myself to not get my hopes up and guess what I did? When the Sales Presentation screen caps came out, I let my hopes get up! And now I’m heartbroken! Argh TVB, if they didn’t say there’d be BK in the first place, I wouldn’t be so upset. I would’ve been content w/ Kenneth and Sharon. And they do this?! I thought there had been negotiations about Bernice in a western film since last year. Shouldn’t they have known sooner? grr….. I’m agravated, but there’s nothing that can be done now.
I’m just surprised Kenneth fans found out before Bernice fans. So that explains why she was a no-show at the Anniversary. Is she somewhere else right now? I’m selfish, I want BK haha.(I want the film to be pushed back so they’ll replace Sharon w/ Bernice again!)
Someone go and ask Kenneth to find Bernice and take a few nice photos with her to make us all happy again! haha. Yet another year without BK….how long do we have to wait… even Berray/Ronnice/Bobe/Bermo fans have it way better than we BK fans do… At least they attend functions together and take pix together!
Hi, I am not really a Kenneth fan. Just read in discuss forum and thought you may like to know:
More about 金錢誘罪: (credits: vicky039 @ KF.C)
After the award ceremony, 馬明 told Bernice Liu’s fans that Bernice will not be in the series (另有安排). (from vicky039 @ KF.C)
From 陳敏之國際影迷會: Sharon Chan will be in this series.
钟嘉欣FAN紫色凝眸：(source: vicky039 @ KF.C)
You guys must know already about Sharon. Costume fitting is 11/24, filming from Dec-Mar. A poster saw in the news: Kenneth will play a villain, he likes to “cheat eat cheat drink”.
Posted by travelbug @ AF
Wow. So Kenneth said there are other arrangements regarding what will happen, but the info about Sharon was found on her forum. I thought TVB gave the role to Sharon, who told Kenneth this or something like that. Well I guess not…I guess Kenneth just happens to know everything when it comes to Bernice haha (yes. let me be..I can dream can’t I?) This aggravates me more… Kenneth gets to be a villian, he gets to die, he gets to be in his first grand production…and it was suppose to be w/ Bernice! It would’ve been perfect…why oh why?!
Aritcle & Video about Kenneth making it to Top10: http://ent.163.com/08/1004/23/4NET529800032U4J.html
Video of Kenneth speaking in Mandarin post award ceremony: http://v.sohu.com/20081115/n260654556.shtml
*In the video Kenneth mentioned that “Man In Charge” will be airing soon and that he will work on a challenging series. I’m not sure which one he means. I couldn’t hear too clearly and I don’t know Mandarin. But I think he means, Grand Entrepreneur. I wonder if he’ll get to be a villain since he said it was challenging…can’t wait! Kenneth is so cute!
To download the show: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_67449.htm
and on megavideo: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=OXZFGJI8
First off, I have not seen the show yet, but I know the results now. Kenneth looked so hott in his outfit. Very nice outfit. It was classic yet unique. I didn’t have high hopes for what he would choose to wear, but this totally shocked me. I love the hair as well. He didn’t gel it all the way up. I like it both ways, but this was different. (did he perm his hair too? Well it doesn’t look weird so that’s good) I love the tie. Simple yet charming! The gems were cute. He totally outshined Ron haha (who was plagued not only by a shaved head, but FUR! OMG. Well then again, Kenneth pulled off fur the year he won so…) I kinda knew he’d walk w/ Kate or Selena, but I didn’t know he’d walk with both haha. One for the carpet and one for the entrance and Ron was with him both times. That’s an interesting combination. I’m so upset that Bernice didn’t show up for the Anniversary, I hope that doesn’t mean anything bad. (She better still be in on the Grand production w/ Kenneth!)
I’m pretty satisifed w/ the results with minor exceptions, but it’s definitely a lot better than last year! Very happy w/ Paul Chun and his award, maybe Benz Hui will get one of those someday, cuz I don’t think he’ll ever get the Best Supporting! Very happy for all the deserving winners!
So happy that MK Sun made it into Top 5 for Most Favorite Male Character! I wonder what Kenneth got to say cuz from the screen caps it looks like Amigo went up and asked them stuff. Wonder what they said in the entrace as well! Also, he’s very good w/ escorting it seems (maybe it’s the years of practice when he was a cameo where they had to escort Award Presenters out). His posture, the angle of his arm and everything looked so charming….especially (no offense) compared to Ron who stood with not as great posture or maybe it was the fur…haha. I just realized he looks so charming because he walks with one arm in back! Is Kenneth getting into his Hugo character again? Oh well, I hope he looks like that for Grand Entrepreneurs! hehee…
1st pic – Interesting, a think a fan pointed out Kenneth, yes back there, behind Kate (you can see his hair) and it seems he’s talking to Nancy? (the shoulder w/ the long thin strap) Here’s a pic for comparison of the shoulder haha – Was it me, or was there a lot of very low, cleavage showing dresses this year? It seems like everyone, who we never expected to have much, all of a sudden had a “lot” that night lol.
2nd pic – Kenneth in the back, blurred as Paul was receiving his award (go Paul!)
Credits: AF, MKMC, Selena Fansource
Video from Sharon’s blog (Praying Ceremony for Award Presentation 11/15):
They are very cute! Glad that I heard their interview right before seeing them appear together again! haha. they are such good friends. Sharon threatens to disown Kenneth if she finds out he didn’t vote for her. He said he did and when Sharon said that he’s getting an award tonight, Kenneth was like “No, you are.” Sounds a lot like the conversation Myolie mentioned in an article that she and Kenneth had in 2006…and what happened then? He got an award! I don’t think we’ll have such luck this year! 😛
Download videos of the Sales Presentation Entertainment News converage:
Aw… Kenneth an Sharon look so compatible. Kenneth said he’ll match whatever Sharon wears…does that mean they’re walking the carpet together? They’ve walked in together several times before, but never the red carpet…I wouldn’t mind, but really do wish it were BK for once. He’s walked w/ Kate, Fala, Sharon, on different occasions…how about BERNICE?!
Credits: MKMC, wongchungchak.com, Sharon’s blog
You can find the Citywalk 2008 CNY Show that has Kenneth in it here. I haven’t seen it yet, but I believe Selena & Vivien Yeo were there as well! They all played games
Kenneth seems to have lots of support over at this Chinese forum; he’s 2nd after Raymond.
TVB – VOTE HERE: http://entertainment.tvb.com/anniversary2008/award/voting/index.html
Overseas Fansite VOTE HERE: http://tvb.windy-goddess.net/
Scroll all the way down: http://tvbchinesenews.blogspot.com/
**If you don’t have an HK ID, you can still vote – visit http://idlemindsehseh.blogspot.com/, and follow the instructions.haha. read it!**
Kenneth grabs 3 deserving Nominations!
* = Who I want to win
+ = Who I think will win
^ = Who deserves to win
2008 Nomination List
Best Actor :
Survivor’s Law II – Kenneth Ma*
DIE – Roger Kwok
Catch Me Now – Damian Lau
Forensic Heroes II – Frankie Lam
Love Exchange – Michael Miu
Moonlight Resonance- Ha Yu^
Moonlight Resonance- Moses Chan^
Moonlight Resonance – Raymond Lam+
Your Class Or Mine- Bobby Auyeung
Last One Standing – Kevin Cheng
IMO: It’s between Ha Yu & Raymond. If that is the case, then I’m for Ha Yu. He’s an exceptional actor and well, I don’t think Raymond as good as he is, is ready yet. He’s the hyped winner and so was Tavia, so that proves that hypes don’t always reflect anything. (Though a FungYi win would have been nice!) I think the Top 5 will be: Ha Yu, Raymond, Moses, Roger, and Kevin (They’ll just stick Kevin in there!) While I would love to think Kenneth would be in Top 5, it’s highly unlikely. I just remembered how TVB Generation did an article about “The Ada Effect” and if that were to continue, it should’ve been Michael Miu’s year haha… I don’t see that happen, let’s see if the Ada effect vanishes after her marriage lol!
War Of In-Laws II – Liza Wang
DIE – Sonija Kwok
A Journey Called Life – Linda Chung
Silver Sorrows Of Chambers – Nancy Sit
Forensic Heroes II – Charmaine Sheh
Speech Of Silence – Kate Tsui
Moonlight Resonance – Lee Si Kei
Moonlight Resonance – Susanna Kwan+
Moonlight Resonance – Michelle Yim^
Your Class Or Mine- Sheren Tang*^
IMO: I think its between the 3 MR ladies – Michelle, Susanna, & LSK. Of the three, I’d like Michelle to win. I’ve always liked her as an actress, not to mention how good she looks for her age! LSK is a great actress, but she’s just that, a great actress but she doesn’t get any exceptionally different roles to play – you just expect her to be great everytime with no surprises (she’s good at doing what she does and that’s it). Susanna is good, but somehow, she still doesn’t come off completely natural to me. She has a different flavor to her and it’s not very TVB actress like. She’s good, but not my cup of tea. Rounding out the Top 5 will be Charmaine & Liza – TVB’s prized. Charmaine is typical Charmaine – good, but FHII won’t get her anything this time. And I hope Liza doesn’t take the award for Ophelia… cuz if that happens…i’ll freak! haha. Another notable mention, Sheren Tang. I’d love to see her win the award – IMO it’s long overdue…she’s an exceptional actress and if she takes it (which won’t happen) I would be totally OK w/ it! Also, I’m really happy to see Sonija on this list. She’s come a long way and improved a lot. I’m glad that despite all the bad press, she’s managed to stand up. She’s not gonna get anything, but at least she’s being recognized as a leading actress aka Fa Dan instead of a vase!
Favourite Male Character
Survivor’s Law II – Kenneth Ma*^
War Of In-Laws II – Bosco Wong
DIE – Roger Kwok
DIE – Derek Kwok^
Money Maker Recipe – Michael Tse
Moonlight Resonance – Ha Yu^
Moonlight Resonance – Raymond Lam+
Legend Of The Demigods – Sunny Chan
The Four – Ron Ng
Last One Standing – Kevin Cheng
IMO: This is the only award for which I feel Kenneth has a shot at. I’d love to see him win this cuz MK Sun really has become an icon. Of the young actors, I feel that Kenneth is the only one w/ a popular role. This is not about his personal popularity, but instead about the popularity of his role and how that made the actor popular. This would be so fitting! However, tough competition looms in the form of Ha Yu and Raymond. We know if one of them doesn’t get the Male Award, this will be his consolation prize. So…that totally scractches MaMing’s chances. Roger is yet another contender. Kevin will probably round out the Top 5. I’m not sure if Kenneth can make it to the Top 5, though I feel like he should. (I can’t see Bosco or Ron’s characters getting up there…it wouldn’t be deserving IMHO)
Favourite Female Character
Word Twister’s Adventures – Charmaine Sheh+
War Of In-Laws II – Liza Wang
War Of In-Laws II – Myolie Wu
DIE- Yuen Siu Yee
Silver Sorrows Of Chambers – Christine Ng*
Money Maker Recipe – Kiki Sheung
Moonlight Resonance – Lee Si Kei+^
Moonlight Resonance – Susanna Kwan
Moonlight Resonance – Fala Chen
Legend Of The Demigods – Linda Chung
IMO:If they give this award to Linda or Fala, i’ll faint. literally. For Tavia to not make it into this category is completly ridiculous! This was the award she was suppose to get hands down, but TVB screwed it up, making up stupid rules all of a sudden…they could have changed the limit to 4, who really cares? From the list, I see Susanna and LSK yet again taking the title. H/e, I’m rooting for Christine, but we know she’ll never get it! I don’t see how Susanna could be a Favorite Character, but who knows? I see her taking it. Aside from the two MR ladies, I see Charmaine, Liza, and Kiki/Linda rounding out the Top 5 (Though Christine should be there more so that any of these last few ppl).
Best Supporting Actress:
Joyce Tang (War of In-Laws 2)
Bernice Liu (Wasabi Mon Amour )*
Sharon Chan (Catch Me Now)*
Nancy Wu (The Silver Chamber of Sorrow)*
Claire Yiu ( Speech of Silence )*
Krystal Tin (Love exchange)
Lee Heung Kam (Moonlight Resonance)
Tavia Yeung (Moonlight Resonance)*+^
Fala Chen (Moonlight Resonance)
Kate Tsui (Moonlight Resonance)
IMO: Tavia’s consolidation prize. She shouldn’t even be in this category. We all know she’s a LEADING ACTRESS! I remember an article from way-back-when, when the interviewer mentioned how ppl always see her as the Supporting Actress even when she leads…this is like the sad story of her life, but Fans recognize she’s the Lead so that’s what’s important! Watch Tav not win this one. The fans would be in an uproar, moreso than now – is that what TVB wants to see? (sometimes I wonder…) LHK is a big contender. Who rounds up the top 5? Kate, Fala, and …I really have not a clue -one of the underrated siu fas? All the other ppl in the supporting category (eg Claire, Krystal) deserve to be there more than Kate and Fala. Oh yeah. and Fala won this last year…. that’s offensive to Tavia as well (hand-me-down?). If shouldn’t be like this, but given TVB’s system it is. In like American awards shows, it’s ok to be Lead switch to Supporting and vice versa, but in TVB it’s such a mark of status!
Best Supporting Actor:
Tsui Wing 《 Best Selling Secrets 》*
Stephen Au 《 Best Selling Secrets》
Derek Kwok《 War of In-Laws 2》*
Wayne Lai 《 The Gentle Crackdown II 》*+^
Paul Chun 《 Wasabi Mon Amour 》*
Kenneth Ma 《 The Master of Taichi 》*
Johnson Lee《 Catch Me Now》*+
Chow Chung 《 Moonlight Resonance》
Oscar Leung 《Your Class or Mine》
Lo Chung- Him 《 Your Class or Mine 》
IMO: This should go to Wayne. He deserves it hands-down. Heck, he deserved this years ago! I’d say Johnson has the biggest chance to win though. And, I wouldn’t really mind either. I like many of these guys, I’m torn. Top 5: Wayne, Johnson, Derek, Tsui Wing, Paul. Tsui Wing was wonderful in BSS, gaining immense popularity, and Stephen was good as well (however, i don’t see it going to Stephen). Paul won’t get it. He’s exceptional, but he’s been there, done that before. Derek was deserves the award, but not for this role. Wayne too deserves it but not for this role. Johnson made everyone love BT, so I’d have to say I see him getting it. (he should’ve gotten it for Panda in Split Second, which didn’t do well – I’m so glad he has a 2nd chance to get it!)
Most Improved Female Artist
Tavia Yeung*^, Toby Leung*, Nancy Wu*^, Selena Li*+^, Sharon Chan*^
IMO: I must admit, I Like everyone on this list. haha. how tough it that? This has been the best MI list I have seen in the past years. Except for Tavia being there (she’s so beyond this), everyone’s pretty good. I’d say, Fala should swap this category w/ Tavia (Fav Female Character)! With that said, I want Nancy Wu to win. I just love her and w/ her recent boost of popularity at SCDII (forcing TVB to finally acknowledge her), I think she has a shot. This girl has been consistently great and her fanbase is crazy big for such small roles TVB gives her. The only problem – she doesn’t have enough screentime to show everyone her talents! I love Sharon as well,but I don’t see her getting it – her performance last yr in DD was great, but that failed in ratings so badly, no one acknowledged her! I see Selena Li winning – deservingly so… I wouldn’t mind at all if she did. If Kate & Linda got it for their respective series, then Selena’s award was long overdue! As for Toby, she might win…but I hope she doesn’t. I like Toby (her singing more so) and I see her improvements, but if she beats out all these other ppl with years of hardwork behind them…well ppl will only hate her…and I don’t want that happpening. If they give it to her now, everyone would say it’s cuz of her dad – they should wait a few yrs more…give her a good role and such. Not winning would be a good thing for her! (Btw, where’s Natalie Tong on this list? I expected to see her here instead of some of my faves..I’m kinda glad that TVB decided to go w/ Nancy, Sharon & Selena – they deserve it so much more…i’d like to see Yoyo Chen on this list someday as well…sighs – will that ever happen?)
Most Improved Male Artist
Wong Cho Lam, Johnson Lee*^, Tsui Wing*^, Derek Kwok*^+, Oscar Leung
IMO: Wow, the MI list looks like the Supporting actor list haha. They don’t have any young guys anymore? was ms lok telling the truth about it being a changed award? haha. Fat Chance. I see them handing this to WCL just as they did to Amigo last yr. (I’m not a fan of WCL – but tvb loves him) What, don’t they have any young siu sangs anymore? What about Chris Lai, Fred Cheng, & Eric Li? Those were names I expected to see on the list, along w/ Stephen Hyunh. It’s kinda refreshing though. If Wayne gets supporting, I’d love Johnson to get this one or Tsui Wing or Derek for that matter. I like Oscar as well..but he’s not ready for it yet. He can wait some time. I’m surprised he got here before Fred though (i like both haha!)!
Most Popular Male/Female Artist (based on Blog rankings)
Please guys, though it’s probably too late, visit Kenneth’s blog whenever u can! Make it ur homepage….haha.
Comments: I’m so proud of Kenneth for his 3 nominations! I’m so happy that he is actually in the top 10 for the Male Actor Awards – they so acknowledged his status! While there’s no chance of him winning anything this year, getting here is honorable enough! If he made it to Top 5, then it’d even be better! I’m glad that of the young generation, MaMing & Ray are the only two considered up there now (who would have thought Kenneth would be there instead of Ron or Bosco?). The only award MK Sun has a chance for is Favorite Male Character and I really want him to win it! MK Sun would be deserving as well. It’s such a different role for Kenneth and he made it (thru his Mom-made fake tie and jean jacket) an icon! If you see that outfit, that smirk and that expression, automatically we know it’s MK, which is quite an accomplishment!
Funny how during The Four‘s costume fitting Selena was saying that after the Most Improved, Kenneth will get Best Actor and he laughed that she would be Most Improved. Now they’re both nominated for those categories! Maybe it’ll happen! haha …lol just dreaming!
I’m really sad for Tavia though. She, like MaMing, was always the underdog of the New Generation. While ppl have recognized their talents, they’re always somehow not promoted like the others. I would never have thought that Kenneth would move up while Tavia would still be stagnant. Tavia’s a talent and we all know it. She doesn’t need a stupid TVB award to prove that! What’s with the Most Improved Award this year? The nominees are all deserving or at least more fitting, but even if like MsLok said, the award has changed, I don’t think Tavia should get it. It’s offensive to her!
Credits: MKMC, AF