Due to the vanishing act of A-listers in TVB dramas, management executives have decided to give Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Ada Choi (蔡少芬) the top awards at this year’s TVB Anniversary Awards.
Ada Choi to Receive TV Queen Award
An insider revealed that Fala Chen (陳法拉) had the greatest chance to win TV Queen this year, however she left TVB in May. Although Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) has been widely reported to be this year’s TV Queen favorite, she did not have a breakthrough performance in Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>. Kate Tsui’s (徐子珊) performance in Sniper Standoff <神鎗狙擊> was not considered to be a strong performance either.
Management executive, Sandy Yu (余詠珊) insisted that Ada Choi should receive the TV Queen award. Although Beauty at War <金枝慾孽贰> received poor ratings, Ada’s acting remained undisputed and she is agreeable each time she is invited to film a TVB production. Sandy Yu also hoped to rinse away TVB’s domineering image by rewarding talented individuals.
Chilam Cheung Will Be TV King
Moses Chan (陳豪) was originally favored by TVB management to win the TV King award. However, he has been dropped from the favored list after allegedly refusing to renew his soon-to-expire management contract in pursuit of the higher-paid mainland Chinese market. Kenneth Ma (馬國明), whose management contract will not expire anytime soon, was not considered an advantageous choice. Raymond Lam’s (林峯) contract will expire next year and will likely leave the station to advance his film career.
Favored by Tommy Leung (梁家樹), Chilam Cheung is TVB’s choice for TV King this year, as the 42-year-old actor’s popularity rose immensely since Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄 II>. Earlier this year, Chilam had signed under Stephen Shiu Jr. (蕭定一), who will co-produce the film version of Triumph in the Skies 2 together. Chilam has also promised to film another TVB series next year. After Chilam was notified of the news, he agreed to appear in December’s TVB Anniversary Awards ceremony, as well as the upcoming Astro on Demand awards in Malaysia.
Asked to comment on Chilam favored to be TV King this year, Kenneth Ma said he will try again next year. Kenneth did not feel disappointed, “You can’t say whether it’s fair or not; participating means you have to respect the rules of the game!”
Other Awards Winners
Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) and Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) will be recognized for their performances in Brother’s Keeper. Heavily favored by management executive Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍), Edwin will likely received the Best Supporting Actor award, while Kristal will win the Best Supporting Actress award.
The Most Improved Actor title will likely go to the heavily promoted Jason Chan (陳智燊), while Most Improved Actress will be given to Priscilla Wong (黃翠如).
Source: Oriental Sunday via ihktv.com
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.