• @kaykay @lewismcchan I also agree that the most deserved win of the night on the female side was Mayanne. Personally, I’m actually happy to finally see a female host who has the potential to be Dodo Cheng’s successor someday, as it is VERY MUCH needed at TVB right now. There are plenty of up-and-coming male hosts to take over for Eric Tsang but how many are there on the female side? Like two? (I’m talking hosts actually signed with TVB, not the ones they “borrow” from the various radio stations). It’s definitely not very many, that’s for sure! Hosting is not an easy job and not everyone is cut out for it – I would much rather see TVB having the likes of Mayanne (loud personality and all) hosting more variety programs than forcing us to endure those awful MHKs trying to fumble their way through a hosting gig that they obviously were not cut out for. With all that said though – in terms of MI award, even though I feel that Mayanne is deserving of the award, I can understand the “backlash” due to the expectation that an actual “actress” was expected to win. However, like I said earlier, the “backlash” should really be directed toward TVB and not Mayanne, since TVB should never have combined that award into one in the first place (it used to be separated out between drama and non-drama back in the old days). Also, by having one MI award for both drama and non-drama, TVB basically locked themselves into a corner, since it’s obvious the direction that they were trying to take with this year’s awards was to promote up-and-comers – they could’ve given the MI award on the female side to both Mayanne and Sisley and then give the Female Character award to someone else and everyone would’ve been happy (with those 2 categories at least). Btw, there IS a Best Host award but that award almost always goes to either the veteran hosts (Dodo, Eric, Nancy Sit, Liza Wang, Nat Chan, etc..) or special guest hosts (usually “big names”) that TVB most likely spent big bucks to invite (ie: Harlem Yu, Grasshopper, etc). Newer hosts rarely get a chance to win this award unless they are paired with one of the veterans or there happen to be no other worthy contenders (which is rare). The few exceptions are Sammy Leung (whom I would actually put in the veteran host category, though he isn’t technically signed to TVB so not really on the same level as the others) and also Tony Hung and Priscilla Wong, though both were already experienced hosts prior to joining TVB, plus they switched to focusing on dramas now so I guess they don’t really count in this category anymore.
  • @lewismcchan @kaykay But the award is called "Most Improved Actress," not "Most Improved TV Entertainer/MC." They need to make a distinction. And no I've never heard of Mayanna Mak as I mostly watch TVB series. I don't watch their hosting shows, like Mr/Ms HK, etc.
  • @lewismcchan @coralie Surprised you haven't heard of her as she is so LOUD. Dodo or Eric wouldn't get this award because they haven't been "most improved." This is basically the only category that any host can get since all the other ones are pretty much for acting/roles only. Mayanne's win was definitely deserved. She is great at hosting/public speaking.
  • @lewismcchan People don't usually watch the anniversary awards for hosts. You don't see Dodo or Eric or any of the hosts getting awards for being great hosts. That's why I'm confused why she's even on this list. Not saying she doesn't deserve an award for being a great MC, but I've never even heard of her.
  • @coralie The most deserved win in women category is Mayanne. Not portraying anything in a drama does not mean that you can't win. She is picked to be replacement for Eric Tsang or DoDo Cheng (as a host).
  • No election or selection is perfect. If we discover how rigged it is for the selection of Donald Trump as US president, don't be too shocked to see TVB is doing the same. Just live with it. An award does not mean a damn thing. It will be tarnished. Tomorrow is another day. We still need to prepare for tomorrow whether we win or do not win.
  • I agree to kolo 100%. Mr. Yong's novels should be in historic archives and no one should allow to make any TV series or movies. Don't we feel sick and retired of watching them again, again and again. It does not raise any enthusiasm even though some new elements are added or the best director is employed to make them. Just give me a break.
  • I agree to kolo 100%. Mr. Youg's novels should be in historic archives and no one should allow to make any TV series or movies. Don't we feel sick and retired of watching them again, again and again. It does not raise any enthusiasm even though some new elements are added or the best director is employed to make them. Just give me a break.
  • @lewismcchan Must adapt to modern times. LOL.
  • @lewismcchan Agree. There they go again. :-( Maybe the theory is that only Jin Yong's novel can create superstars since actors like Andy Lau, Lois Koo, Tony Leung etc. went on to become superstars? Yes, why can't Asian entertainment create classics like Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings .. stories which transcend time and the music and stories which are evergreen?
  • Watching the trailer makes me feel that I am looking at something in the modern time. It seems that they forget the period is the Tang Dynasty.
  • Mr. Jin Yong's novels should be placed in historic archive somewhere in Asia. And nobody should be allowed to retreat out to make any movies or TV series. No matter how much new elements are added each time, the final verdict is 'enough is enough'. If the producers are serious to make good drama, they should sit down and formulate their own stories. Jin Yong;s novels are not the same as the movie of 'The Sound of Music'. It feel sick to watch them again and again.
  • If TVB has trust on them, please make them sing a new song. People will like to compare them to Hubert and it will be unfair to them.
  • Muscle is simply not enough. One must get acting skills or the love from some producers before he can become famous.
  • She should start using Kenneth Ma's taxi and appoints him as a permanent driver - exactly the same way as Mandy Wong did in the series.
  • @lewismcchan exactly, alice chan's role was a guest appearance whereas moon was supporting actress in the exorcists meter.
  • @melia880 @lewismcchan They've missed out Chris lai. I wonder why he didn't join the sequel of Heart of greed 3? It's not that I'm against them adding new cast members but without all the original cast members, the drama doesn't feel like Heart of greed anymore.
  • @lewismcchan Agreed! Unfortunately though, as much as we may complain about it, we also know it’s wishful thinking because the fact of the matter is that doing sequels / spinoffs, recycling old storylines/characters, etc. is an easy money grab – it’s the best way to make money without having to put in as much effort in the creativity department. Yes, it’s true that Hollywood and pretty much all other places do it too, but it’s worse when HK does it because the (entertainment) market is so small there. At least with Hollywood, if we don’t like a particular program or movie or whatnot, there are a million other options we can turn to – also, in terms of TV series, there is more motivation to make a good series that appeals to audiences and maintains good ratings because if you don’t, you might not make the cut the following year and/or you could even get axed mid-season immediately after debut. In HK, that’s not an option, since there is essentially only 1 local TV station (since both ViuTV and Fantastic Television are too new and haven’t produced enough content to be included on the same level) and no motivation to do better, since there is no competition, which means the ratings are also meaningless (and no, TVB isn’t going to ax their own series midway – they’ve only done this once in their 50 year history and it technically wasn’t because of ratings either). So basically TVB has carte blanche to keep churning out crap and if audiences don’t like it, then the other option is to either turn to internet series or watch series from other countries (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, U.S., etc.).
  • @llwy12 Mr Lau fails to understand that people are getting smarter and are tired of watching the same kind of scripts again and again. However, it happens in US when the producers made many sequels until the series die. Everyone should get his team together to formulate new story lines and forget about cycling old scripts. A sequel should only be done if there are really unfinished business in the original. If a producer fails to understand this, he really should retire.
  • My pick: Best Actor: Kenneth Ma, Best Actress: Nina Paw, Best Supporting Actor: Joel Chan, Best Supporting Actress: Grace Wong.
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