• @melia880 I agree with all your thoughts on each category. Sisley...I also feel bad for her. Her performance this year was actually turning her image around. After LM, I saw many comments (in forums where she usually gets bashed) praising her improvement. Even my brother who usually leaves the room when she's on screen said she's watchable now. I already see the backlash towards her. I was really hoping Ali would win My Favourite Female Character....I didn't want her to win BA cause it would bring her even more antis But she would have been deserving for MFFC. Sigh. The female winners are so disappointing except for Mayanne. Also unpopular topic but I was really annoyed at how they changed the awards for the variety categories. There were a few shows I liked this year.
  • Here are my (long) thoughts on the awards. Best Actor - I'm a Vincent fan, so I'm definitely happy that he won. I think the audience is very split between him and Kenneth (although Kenneth probably has more support). It's unfortunate that Vincent's win might put him on the "bad side" of a lot of people since they feel like Kenneth should have won, but in my opinion, Vincent definitely earned + deserved it. I would have been fine with Kenneth winning too though. Best Actress - Shock. 1) Natalie Tong was obviously the supporting actress, 2) the only thing I remember about Cherry is that she dated + dumped Saving, which actually just showcased Vincent's acting and not hers, 3) her ON-SCREEN COUPLE with Vincent was a hit topic but not her character, and 4) her acting is not better than Elena & Kristal, who didn't even get into top 5, Jessica, Nina or even Ali. Every year we get Best Actors and Actresses who are flamed or being "undeserving" of their awards, but that's usually due to a stronger contender being snubbed... this time we ACTUALLY have an undeserving BA. Just unbelievable. Favorite Male Character - No real opinion besides that I agree wholeheartedly with this decision. Favorite Female Character - I like Sisley Choi and think her character was quite memorable this year, but sigh because a lot of people still haven't been converted over so TVB is ruining her life again but giving her such a huge award when there are other females with just as memorable characters and she is still in the process of gaining acceptance form her viewers. Poor Sisley. I don't disagree with her getting the award, but pity the potential aftermath she will have to face. I know I've said this before, but her performance this year should have earned her the Most Improved Female Artiste award instead. It would have kept her in the positive books and deservingly rewarded her for her improvement. Best Supporting Actor - Joel wasn't my personal pick, but his win is not surprising for me. Best Supporting Actress - Shock again. Like Natalie Tong, it's insane to think Rebecca Zhu was even on the top 5 list let alone the winner. I actually quite like Rebecca and think her acting is quite good (she's hindered by language more than acting skill imo), but she definitely wasn't BSA material with Mandy Lam and Elaine Yiu in the running. Even Tracy Chu's Yanice was more memorable than her character. Most Improved Male Artiste - Mat Yeung wasn't special this year. I think he did better last year. Other people should have received it, in my opinion. Most Improved Female Artiste - I don't really pay attention to Mayanne Mak's works so have no opinion. Best Drama - I mean... at least it wasn't HOG3 or LW2. My Ages Apart is actually really fresh and creative, and at least TEM was still awarded some form of Best Drama award (albeit it not being the main one).
  • @melia880 i agree too, moon, sisley and tracy have done great performances in the past few years but they haven't really been getting awards at the tvb ceremony. but looking at the list now i'd probably go for zoie tam. i'm loving her performance in my ages apart !!
  • They released the other nominees, and I'm rather neutral about all of the categories except Most Improved Female Actress. I don't think any of the ladies in that category have improved nearly as much as Moon, Sisley, and Tracy, all of whom have been snubbed for the last several years for that award (I am aware though, that Tracy wouldn't deserve it for this year; but I think she should have gotten in a few years back). I said this somewhere already, but Moon deserved it last year, and I would have rooted for Ali getting it this year... but now Moon isn't even a nominee. The one I like the most on that list is probably Rebecca Zhu.
  • @melia880 agreed. there are a lot of people who are hardcore Kenneth fans, but can't see that his acting, while sufficient, isn't objectively on par with Vincent. and im not saying that as a Vincent fan. I wasn't even a fan of his until recently. I've been noticing Kenneth for a while and I still feel the same way about him.
  • @melia880 that's so weird. in provocateur ali and gallen were leads, fred and jacqueline were supporting.
  • @melia880 Seems like it is Priscilla from ‘swipe tap love’ but with a different dog. Don’t find Michael and Sharon relationship uncomfortable at all. It happens a lot in reality. They are very brave on taking on the characters since it can’t be very likeable to the viewers. Very professional performances. Sharon Chan is very underrated...
  • @kaykay Re: Priscilla being the same in every drama she's ever been in -- yes!! Even her clothes are the same baggy pastel coloured clothes!! Also agree with you about enjoying Vincent and Eliza's relationship. I'm looking forward to seeing how they will develop since that's the only real thing to look forward to... Sharon and Michael's affair makes me VERY uncomfortable.
  • @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.
  • The series is definitely stupid, but I'm still watching it mainly because I really do love the cast. I love the older generation (especially Michelle Yim!!, and Bosco, Vincent, Eliza, Sharon, Michael. Those random moments where they suddenly stop eating dinner to play musical chairs is definitely cringey and I am embarrassed for the person who came up with that idea. I'm also liking Lee Kwok Lun's role as Alan, rather than his usual scheming typecasted characters. The actors/characters I must say I'm not a fan of in the drama are Lee Shing Cheong, Susanna Kwan, and Priscilla Wong. Lee Shing Cheong and Susanna are both just a matter of typecasted roles... they literally play the same character for every drama and they are both so loud and ridiculous that I honestly find them very annoying. The only redeeming parts is they seemed to have toned down the ridiculousness this drama (although Jacquelin Chn'g is doing a splendid job helpnig them with it.. ha.). Louis Yuen is also on that boat. Priscilla is just ... her acting isn't AWFUL but I've finally found what my problem with her acting is. She plays herself in every drama that she's in. There is practically no difference between her role as Sonia vs. her role as Cheng Suk Mui vs. her role in Swipe Tap Love / that Madam Cutie drama / that wedding drama with Tony. Even her evil role in the drama with Edwin/Bosco was the same, at least towards the beginning... she just suddenly became very evil for like one scene. She is always the chill, happy-go-lucky, everyone-loves-her girl-next-door girl...
  • @melia880 Agreed! I used to cringe at every Sisley's performance when she first started. But this year (2017) I have not much complains as she is definitely improving by large. I like her a lot in Legal Mavericks!
  • @melia880 yeah i have no idea how Jacq won in SG. A lot of SG ppl were wondering honestly. I definitely prefer Wong Hoi Ching over Mani for sure even if it's BSA category!
  • @melia880 I agree! Sisley improved so much. She deserves the Most Improved award the most, but it seems unlikely that she'll get nominated this year since she wasn't nominated for this award last year :( If not Sisley, I'm good with Moon Lau or Roxanne Tong winning as well.
  • Not on the list, but was thinking about Most Improved, and hope that MI Female Actress goes to Sisley or Moon. Moon actually deserved it last year, in my opinion, and Ali would have been better off getting it this year. I'm surprised Sisley was never nominated for Most Improved (and doesn't seem she will be this year either), but if you want to talk about improvement in terms of amount of improvement, Sisley beats out ALL of her competition. Moon and Ali already had potential, but Sisley started off pretty terribly and now she's gotten SO much better (whether her acting is considered "good" will vary depending on who you ask).
  • @piggygrace Yeah, come to think of it, Wong Hoi Ching was more a leading character than Jacqueline Wong's Mani. I mean, I doubt Jacqueline Wong will even be top 5 let alone win it, so I suppose it's not a huge deal... but she did win BSA over Elaine Yiu, so I'm just shocked people remember her role at all (because I sure didn't haha).
  • @melia880 I am wondering the same thing!~ How on earth did Jacq Wong get BA nom? It should be BSA for her! Ali was co-leading too. Ugh TVB is blind sometimes. And I am surprised Grace Wong didn't get nominated for "Wong Hoi Ching" in Mind Hunter? But I guess she got the BSA nomination for "Tai Zhi Fei" for General Scholar Eunuch.
  • @melia880 agree to every word you just said. I am definitely leaning towards more towards Vincent for his performance in Legal Mavericks.
  • @lewismcchan Oh wow I didn't notice this. I suppose she technically still was a supporting actress though, and it still makes more sense than Jacqueline who is actually NOT the leading actress of that drama... but yeah she had like two episodes of screen time only, so it is odd. Probably had too many nominee spots and not enough supporting actresses to fill the spots.
  • @kolo "Variety in roles doesnt mean he has performed well in all those roles he did" Actually that line describes Kenneth more than Vincent, in my opinion. I actually am a big fan of Kenneth, but he has had his fair share of bad roles - especially the ones where he's whiny or annoying. I can only think of 2 or 3 where I thought he really did a stellar job (On Call 36 being one of them - agreed he should have won that year). Vincent has actually been delivering every single series since becoming lead. You can argue he has less variety, but he's been the shining point of all of them. I also don't personally believe that previous roles and number of years in TVB should factor into whether someone wins BA... it's awarded yearly so what should be taken into account that year are their roles that year, not the number of years they've been in TVB. Imo, it makes an award meaningless if less deserving people can receive it just because of "seniority". Personally, I'm rooting for either Vincent or Kenneth. I liked Vincent's performance a bit more, but I still enjoyed Kenneth's role in TEM and would be happy to see him win. This is definitely a role he deserves to win for.
  • @melia880 Same thing....how can Alice Chan get nominated as the best supporting actress from Line Walker 2? She appeared at the beginning and died immediately.
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