2012 Astro Awards: Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung Reign as TV King and Queen
Malaysia successfully held their Astro on Demand Awards at the Sunway Convention Center on the evening of December 2, 2012.
The biggest winner of the night, The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時> won eight awards, including My Favorite Drama, My Favorite Actor (Kenneth Ma 馬國明), My Favorite Actress (Tavia Yeung 楊怡), and My Favorite Supporting Actor (Him Law 羅仲謙).
Over 16 TVB artists attended the grand event, including first-time nominees Him Law, Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), and Koo Ming Wah (古明華).
This year, a total of 12 categories were presented. Each category, with the exception of My Favorite Promising Artist, My Favorite Character, My Favorite Theme Song, and My Favorite Most Improved Actor and Actress, had a total of 10 nominees, which were later reduced to five top nominees at the beginning of the ceremony.
This year was Him Law’s first year for getting a nomination at the Astro on Demand Awards. Him was nominated for My Favorite Couple (with Mandy Wong), My Favorite Character, and My Favorite Supporting Character for his role in The Hippocratic Crush. In the end, Him defeated strong competitors, Koo Ming Wah and Ben Wong (黃智賢), for My Favorite Supporting Character.
“I really did not want to accept this role,” cried Him, referring to his role as Dr. Yeung Pui Chung in The Hippocratic Crush, “Not only did this drama give me a great role, it also gave me something very important in my life.” Under the screams of the audience, Him finally cried, “Thank you, Tavia Yeung!” The crowd erupted into cheers.
Aside from winning My Favorite Leading Actor and My Favorite Leading Actress, Kenneth and Tavia also won the My Favourite On Screen Couple with Kenneth Ma for their roles in The Hippocratic Crush. The onscreen couple’s chemistry and real-life friendship have gained them many new fans worldwide, becoming one of TVB’s most popular couple year-to-date.
When Tavia was on stage for her individual acceptance speech, Kenneth surprised Tavia by suddenly appearing at the bottom of the stage in front of her. Kenneth loudly professed, “If there is ‘Yu Jai’ there will always be a ‘Yat Kin Tau.’ We are one!”
In a breathless speech, Mandy Wong, who won My Favorite Promising Actress for her role in L’Escargot <缺宅男女>, cried, “This is the first award I’ve won in my performance career. This award gives me such a great inspirational boost!”
Koo Ming Wah broke into tears after his name was announced for the Popularity King award. He cried, “For many, winning an award can be very difficult. But for someone like me, having the chance to even attend such events is difficult. I promise to bring out even better productions in the future for everyone!”
Oscar Leung nearly cried when he ran to the stage to accept his My Favorite Promising Actor award, “This is my first award since joining the industry over ten years ago. I once imagined myself winning an award, but I was afraid that this dream would not come true. Now, it has finally come!”
Check out the rest of the winners down below!
My Favorite Drama Series
The Hippocratic Crush
My Favorite Actor in a Leading Role
Kenneth Ma for The Hippocratic Crush
My Favorite Actress in a Leading Role
Tavia Yeung for The Hippocratic Crush
My Favorite Classic Role (5-Year Anniversary Special Award)
Michael Tse as Laughing Gor in E.U.
My Favorite Actor in a Supporting Role
Him Law for The Hippocratic Crush
My Favorite Actress in a Supporting Role
Nancy Wu for Gloves Come Off
My Favorite On Screen Couple
Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung in The Hippocratic Crush
My Favorite Promising Actor
Oscar Leung for L’Escargot
My Favorite Promising Actress
Mandy Wong for L’Escargot
My Favorite TV Theme Song
“End of Innocence” <幼稚完> by Raymond Lam
Highs and Lows ending theme
Top 15 My Favorite Characters
1. Him Law as Dr. Yeung Pui Chung om The Hippocratic Crush
2. Ron Ng as Ting Koon Fung in L’Escargot
3. Linda Chung as Hailey Kiu in Witness Insecurity
4. Kate Tsui as Pat Chan in Highs and Lows
5. Michael Tse as Gordon “A1″ Lam in Sergeant Tabloid
6. Kenneth Ma as Dr. Cheung Yat Kin in The Hippocratic Crush
7. Roger Kwok as King Suen of Chai in Queens of Diamonds and Hearts
8. Tavia Yeung as Dr. Fan Tsz Yu in The Hippocratic Crush
9. Raymond Lam as Senior Inspector Wai Sai Lok (Happy Sir) in Highs and Lows
10. Wayne Lai as Li Lianying in The Confidant
11. Kevin Cheng as Tong Sap Yat in Gloves Come Off
12. Bosco Wong as Inspector Hui Wai Sam in Witness Insecurity
13. Myolie Wu as Kris Wong in Ghetto Justice II
14. Ruco Chan as Alex Mo in No Good Either Way
15. Moses Chan as Ivan Cheung in Master of Play
My Favorite Popularity King
Koo Ming Wah for Divas in Distress
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
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