2012 TVB Anniversary Awards: Wayne Lai and Tavia Yeung Win Top Honors

The 45th TVB Anniversary Awards ceremony concluded to many cheers on Monday night in Hong Kong. Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) was crowned Best Actor for The Confidant <大太監>. Tavia Yeung (楊怡) won Best Actress for her performance in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>. When Heaven Burns <天與地> was not forgotten by audiences despite airing one year ago and won the Best Series award.

TVB almost pushed the mass hysteria button when it announced that Hong Kong audiences’ votes will determine the winners of the Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Series awards this year. TVB artists actively campaigned for fan votes, quickly arousing criticism that the awards were a popularity contest. Hackers, who had brought the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant voting system to its knees, were widely feared to also disrupt the Anniversary Awards show.  Fortunately, TVB’s technical system prevailed and audiences voted wisely for the well-deserved winners.

Best Series: When Heaven Burns

Produced by Jonathan Chik (戚其義) and written by Chow Yuk Ming (周旭明), When Heaven Burns was voted by Hong Kong audiences as the Best Series. Aired at the end of last year, the finale was broadcast on January 1, 2012. Despite the long lapse since its broadcast, When Heaven Burns left a deep impression for its original script and stellar acting performances.

Other top finalists in the Best Series category were The Confidant and The Hippocratic Crush < On Call 36小時>.

Best Actor: Wayne Lai

Leading up to the Anniversary Awards ceremony, Raymond Lam (林峯) was regarded to have the highest chance in winning Best Actor due to his large fan base. Kenneth Ma  (馬國明) was also regarded as a top favorite, after winning Malaysia’s TV King award. Fans and artists were equally shocked when it was announced that Wayne Lai won the TVB Best Actor award for The Confidant, marking his third victory in four years of the same honor.

Accepting the Best Actor award from Deanie Ip (葉德嫻), Wayne felt very lucky and thanked the audience for voting for his victory, which made it even more meaningful. “It has been ten years since I returned to TVB. How many decades does one have in life? I thank Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) for bring me back onstage. I want to share the honors with the three most important people in my life: my wife, son, and mother.”

The other top finalists in the Best Actor category were Raymond Lam, Kenneth Ma, Damian Lau (劉松仁), and Moses Chan (陳豪).

Best Actress: Tavia Yeung

When it was announced that Tavia Yeung received more than 110,000 votes crowning her as Best Actress, tears flooded her eyes. Tavia reminisced about the difficulties she faced as an actress over the last 13 years, but she never gave up on her dreams.

Although rumored boyfriend, Him Law’s (羅仲謙) eyes were also tearful, Tavia did not thank Him in her acceptance speech, as she had promised earlier.

The other top finalists for the Best Actress award were Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), Michelle Yim (米雪), and Kate Tsui (徐子珊).

Best Supporting Actor: Koo Ming Wah

45 TVB Anniversary Koo Ming Wah 1Although a graduate of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 48-year-old Koo Ming Wah (古明華) has had a turbulent acting career, portraying one-scene roles and struggling to make ends meet. The 48-year-old even thought about quitting, but credits Felix Wong (黃日華)  in reigniting his passion for acting, which paid off handsomely this year.

Never imagining he would have such a bountiful year, Koo was extremely emotional in his acceptance speech. He expressed his gratitude towards producer Poon Ka Tak (潘嘉德) for developing his career and casting him in the memorable role of So Gay in Divas in Distress <巴不得媽媽…>.

The Best Supporting Actor race was largely between Koo Ming Wah and Power Chan (陳國邦), with Koo snagging the victory following his win in Malaysia at the My Astro on Demand Awards.

Best Supporting Actress: Nancy Wu

45 TVB Anniversary Nancy Wu 1Nancy Wu’s (胡定欣) fine acting has been praised since she was a newcomer and regarded long overdue to win the Best Supporting Actress award. With her challenging mute boxer role in Gloves Come Off <拳王>, Nancy defeated her closet competitor, Mandy Wong (黃智雯) for Best Supporting Actress.

Next stop for Nancy Wu? The talented 31-year-old actress hopes to become a leading lady!

My Favorite Male Character Award: Kenneth Ma

45 TVB Anniversary Kenneth Ma 1The Hippocratic Crush < On Call 36小時> gave Kenneth Ma (馬國明) a rush of popularity this year, helping him easily win the My Favorite Male Character Award.

When accepting the award on stage, Kenneth joked that many actors dreaded receiving this award, since it often meant the Best Actor award slipped out of their hands. But Kenneth said he did not mind winning the award every year and thanked all his supporters.

My Favorite Female Character Award: Kate Tsui

45 TVB Anniversary Kate Tsui 1Kate Tsui (徐子珊) had vigorously campaigned for votes in this year’s TVB Anniversary Awards race. Although her popularity surged after Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒>, Kate revealed that many viewers initially disliked her when she first entered the industry.

“I can’t believe that I won this award!” Kate exclaimed. Her work hard over the last eight years paid off, allowing her to win the audience’s acceptance in a breakout year.

Most Improved Actor Award: Oscar Leung

45 TVB Annivesary Oscar Leung 1Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) impressed the audience with his versatility in L’Escargot <缺宅男女>, Tiger Cubs <飛虎>, and The Confidant <大太監> this year. Ecstatic when winning the Most Improved Artist award, Oscar kissed Him Law (羅仲謙), who  as another hot favorite to win the award, presented the honors.

In his acceptance speech, Oscar thanked TVB management, production staff, his colleagues and family. Struggling for many years financially and in his acting career, Oscar thought about giving up on himself. He especially thanked his girlfriend, Tina, who has stood by his side for the last ten years and lent support during his most difficult times.

Most Improved Actress: Mandy Wong

45 TVB Anniversary Mandy Wong 1The stars will only shine brighter for Mandy Wong’s (黃智雯) future, who is regarded as one of TVB’s emerging fadans.  Mandy’s memorable spitfire role in L’Escargot was a character everyone loved to hate and landed her the Most Improved Actress award.

Mandy thanked Virginia Lok (樂易玲), Tommy Leung (梁家樹), producers Cheung Kin Man (張乾文) and Poon Ka Tak (潘嘉德) for giving her opportunities to develop her acting skills.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Liza Wang

Dressed in a “dragon robe”, Liza Wang (汪明荃) remains as TVB’s top treasure. When she received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Liza smiled and said that the award is reserved for senior artists. But she felt fortunate that she can continue to connect with audiences through dramas and looks forward to new opportunities after serving TVB for 41 years.

Other Awards:

Luisa Maria Leitao (黎芷珊 ) won the Best Host award for her well-received interview program, Telling Maria <最佳男主角>. From Here to There <快樂地圖> won the Best Variety Program award, while Pilgrimage of Hope <走過烽火大地> won the Best Information Program award.

Outstanding Artist Awards were given to Chin Ka Lok (錢嘉樂), Benz Hui (許紹雄), Sunny Chan (陳錦鴻), Lee Sing Cheung (李成昌), and Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲).

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  1. i don’t like Raymond lam’s facial of acting..
    i only like Kenneth ma acting..
    he is so damn cute when he smiled..

    1. But he man does he have to learn the LF eyes. I can’t stand those droopy and tired looking eyes of his when acting. Especially when he’s a doctor, he’s got to be awake and alert. His acting is fine, just his eyes.

    2. Hahaha agree with Yan. Esp in SSSS, his sad and “trying to get sympathy” eyes are so droopy… and weird

    3. @ waiyu: yeah man. kenneth ma is much better than raymond. problem is, raymond’s much richer.

  2. Wayne is deserved for best actor; Eleven people in my family all voted for Wayne. He may get one more TV king next year for Rosy Business 3. His acting is really , really great. I used to be Damian’s fan but now I like to watch Wayne series than Damian’s. TY, Kate, Myolie, Linda Chung,CS, FC were OK in acting but not great. LF,KM are handsome and young but their acting is also not great enough to be TV King.

    1. You must have bad taste.. he had NO improvement or breakthrough in that drama. But, yet, he won.. the award ceremony was an absolute joke. THE RESULT WAS RIGGED, HOW CAN HE GET MORE VOTES THAN LF!?!? RIGGED, rigged!!!!

  3. I just watched the tvb awards . . KENNETH MA looked so shocked when Wayne Lai was announced for best actor

    1. Which proves that he’s a bad actor and doesn’t deserve the best actor award

      1. It’s not that Wayne is a bad actor.Ma Ming just thought that the TV King award is gonna be in LF hands.I support Wayne to get TV King again next year for RB3.So that he’ll beat Gallen records.And MM to get Fav award again.

    2. Yeahhhh. I thought I was the only one who felt like this. HAHA. But I think they all thought Ray would win.. Since he has a powerful fanbase… I’m quite surprised that Wayne won too. But Wayne is really a superb actor. 🙂

  4. Raymond’s fans…Please continue Love and Support Raymond…Raymond want to go for movie and China market…I wish he has a bigger success and bigger award outside…LOVE Raymond…

  5. I want to congratulate all the artist who won the ‘Outstanding Artist Award’ too especially Li Shing Cheung. He’s a great actor who seldom gets recognition. Congrats!

    1. Agrees, Pang Harng, I think he was really impressive in Rosy Business.

    2. I also love Carol Cheng’s reaction. She really didn’t know she will get an award.

      I also love the little story Li Shing Cheung told about TVB asking him to come to present an award no one can tell him what award he’s going to present. Looks like these are secret surprise awards that are meant as pleasant surprise for the unsuspecting winners.

  6. I love Kate’s acceptance speech and her reaction. She really really appreciates the award.

      1. what you expect ?..seriously all are well train actors and actress, their job is to entertain us , fake for us

  7. Hey, I think TVB has done a great job on this years’s award! Stop criticizing because your idol didn’t get the award. For what I see, they improved alot this time, they give the Best series to 天與地 and best actor and actress to 黎耀祥& 楊怡!! These are all well deserved award, and the best inforamtion goes to 走過烽火大地! Come on now. This year’s award is more convincing at least. I personally don’t really believe in voting, but no doubt TVB had a huge improvement this year. They gave “Chok” to the song of the year last year and everyone was booing, if they give to Raymond Lam as Best Actor, I think ppl will start pointing fingers again. geez, why ppl are never satisfied. I personally think TVB tried their best this year. Look at the Best Series award only had 3 artists there and still gave it to them!!! TVB deserves a pat on the shoulder this year!

  8. I wished TC won best series. I still liked WHB, but out of the top 3, I’d choose TC.

    Telling Maria was nice show, but the host didn’t do a good job.

    Other than those, I’m pretty much satisfied with the results! Good year!

    1. By the way, TVB will probably compensate LF in the JSG awards. If not, he still has lots of chance to win, no need to worry his fans.

  9. I am Raymond’s fan…of course,i was upset for a day…But after i clean my mind…it is good for Raymond…if he get the TV King this year…more people will hate him…and the TV King title is not that necessary for him…he is already start in movie industry and in China market…his show price is the 2nd highest…therefore…the TV King title is just a collection…not necessary helping him…just might make more people hate him…which i don’t want to see that… now…just want Raymond to keep focus on his work…he can do a better job…improve his acting…one day…he can act very super good then go for the higher award in filming industry….

    1. I was happy he didn’t win anything. What you said is true that people will hate him for winning best actor, but that’ll happen no matter when he wins that award so…And if he wins the fave character award, it’ll be his 4th one and there will be no more meaning for him to win it again.

    2. i agree with what you said.. if he wins, people will criticize.. Good looks with talent have a price to pay.. too many people envy of his looks and talent 😀 and i love his voice most! 😀

    1. Well… I guess it’s a good thing she’s wearing panties then. And also good they aren’t “granny panties” – lol!!

      1. I think bout Wayne and Tavia deserved to be crowned. I am a fan of both so I’m pretty happy!

    2. wow…..maybe that was suppose to be the intended design??? 😛

  10. congratulation to all winners, you are all wonderful actresses and actors

  11. And now we know the awards aren’t rigged intentionally by tvb…

    1. If the result was fair, LF would have won. He has more fans, NOBODY CAN CONVINCE THE HONG KONG VIEWERS that WAYNE Lai (uggh) has more fans than him. Even if he lost, KM would not have won 2nd and LF would not have been 4th or lower.. The result was obviously RIGGED, just shows how corrupt TVB is. OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE!!!!!

  12. Disappointed Power Chan didnt win!

    Very happy Nancy did….. she’s the most under rated actress!!!!

    1. disappointed with Power’s lost & also disappointed that Elena wasn’t listed as the top 2 in Best Supporting Actress category! awwww!!!!

  13. Thanks so much LyNN for translating Tavia, Kenneth, and Wayne’s speech!!

    muahhh to you 🙂

  14. power chan acted so many drama not only this year but from the previous years as well and i rly like his acting. i think he is so under rated and hoped he can win someday until the moment he was announced as the top 2 and i was so delighted. but he still lost )): i really think compared to the winner, he rly deserved more (no offense) and the best actor and actress both deserved although i rly wanted kenneth ma to get best actor. raymond lam does have a huge fanbase but that doesnt mean he should win

    1. yup. Power has been acting very well over the years. just like Ram Chiang. they are both great actors but yet to earn any recognition. that’s really too bad…

  15. anyway this year’s tvb awards was not as good as last year’s one. maybe i am not very happy with the whole voting thing. why can’t it be like 80% voting or something ): must it be all based on audience preference. last yr when myolie and kevin won was definitely the best!!!! still loving it now.

    1. I actually like the starting part where they came out and introduce themselves. Thought that it was pretty entertaining, at least for some of them. And it features them more, so even if they don’t win an award, they still have some air time HAHA

  16. I had to laught really hard when Wayne did it. I mean, most people had accepted it as given that LF is going to take the award home. Didn’t some tabloids announced that LF will only attend the show if he is going to be awarded? I was really happy that Wayne beat him. Damian would have been a big surprise and if Moses won, I would be shocked. Sorry, if I offend his fans but I don’t like his acting.

  17. I am satisfied with this year award presentation.. and based on the votes and some of the famous stars didn’t even made it to the top 5 or top 3, TVB really cast in the votes fairly from HK citizens… love Kenneth and Tavia win.. On Call 36 Hours stars win compensate the loss of Best Series..

  18. Dear Jayne, can you do a fashion review about the actresses gowns? I love reading all your fashion reviews…

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