2013 Next Magazine TV Awards Results: Linda Chung Reaches #1

TVB artists continue to dominate the winners list in the 2013 Next Magazine TV Awards. Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) was in the top spot as the #1 most popular television artist, her first #1 win since debut. Linda’s starring television drama, Witness Insecurity <護花危情>, also made it to the top ten most popular television programs list, ranking at #2.

Inbound Troubles <老表,你好嘢!> defeated Linda’s Witness Insecurity as the #1 most popular television program of the year. As the drama was airing while the voting polls for the awards was still online, the comedy drama is also the only 2013 television program to make it to the winners list. Stemmed with a fresh supporting cast and a unique storyline, the drama’s win did not come as a surprise.

Inbound Troubles star, Joey Meng (萬綺雯), also made it to the top ten television artists list. The former ATV actress is the only artist to win with only one nominated work.

Established in 1991, the Next Magazine TV Awards was the closest conglomerate honorary organization for Hong Kong television productions. In a television market that is dominated by TVB’s monopoly, the magazine awards limits TVB’s stronghold by having the winners of their awards be determined entirely by popular vote. As a result, past popular ATV productions such as My Date with a Vampire <我和僵屍有個約會>, Stories from Afar <尋找他鄉的故事>, Flaming Brothers <縱橫四海>, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? <百萬富翁>, and Central Affairs <情陷夜中環> have won awards at the ceremony.

Top Ten Television Programs 

#1 – Inbound Troubles <老表,你好嘢!>
#2 – Witness Insecurity <護花危情>
#3 – The Confidant <大太監>
#4 – Friendly Fire <法網狙擊>
#5 – Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒>
#6 – Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族>
#7 – Divas in Distress <巴不得媽媽…>
#8 – The Last Steep Ascent <天梯>
#9 – Ghetto Justice 2 <怒火街頭2>
#10 – Telling Maria <最佳男主角>

Top Ten Television Artists

#1 – Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣)
Nominated works: Missing You, Daddy Good Deeds, House of Harmony and Vengeance, Witness Insecurity

#2 – Kenneth Ma (馬國明)
Nominated works: Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, Three Kingdoms RPG, Tiger Cubs

#3 – Tavia Yeung (楊怡)
Nominated work: Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, Three Kingdoms RPG, Friendly Fire

#4 – Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍)
Nominated work: Homecoming, Inbound Troubles, Map of Happiness, Games Gods Play

#5 – Myolie Wu (胡杏兒)
Nominated work: Ghetto Justice 2, House of Harmony and Vengeance

#6 – Joey Meng (萬綺雯)
Nominated work: Inbound Troubles

#7 – Wayne Lai (黎耀祥)
Nominated work: The Confidant, Map of Happiness, The Greatness of a Hero, King Maker

#8 – Raymond Lam (林峯)
Nominated work: Three Kingdoms RPG, Highs and Lows

#9 – Moses Chan (陳豪)
Nominated work: The Last Steep Ascent, Master of Play

#10 – Kate Tsui (徐子珊)
Nominated work: Gloves Come Off, Highs and Lows

Best Scene-Stealing Supporting Actor – Power Chan (陳國邦)
Nominated work: The Confidant, Gloves Come Off, Missing You

Best Scene-Stealing Supporting Actress – Mandy Wong (黃智雯)
Nominated work: Divas in Distress, Friendly Fire, Tiger Cubs

Male Artist with Best Career Outlook – Sammy Shum (沈震軒)
Nominated work: Master of Play, Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, Three Kingdoms RPG, King Maker, Friendly Fire, The Day of Days, The Greatness of a Hero

Female Artist with Best Career Outlook – Christine Kuo (苟芸慧)
Nominated work: Friendly Fire, Ghetto Justice 2, Tiger Cubs, Daddy Good Deeds

Source: Next Magazine #1203 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. So happy for Linda! I recently saw her in person when she was in Malaysia last weekend and she is genuinely a very nice person. I think it’s about time she gets recognised for her talents, she’ll only need ONE more breakthrough role before she lands Best Actress.

    P.S Christine Kuo. *shudder*

    1. I agree with you! I’m so happy for her and that she’s finally gaining recognition for hard work.

    2. I guess we should give Christine some times. She can improve and being recognized later.

  2. Raymond Lam 8th?!? Lol I would’ve expected him to get 3rd or something, and Wong cho lam beating him?? Anyways, so happy for Linda!!!!!! And for 2nd and 3rd as well since I’m a Kenta fan

  3. No Ruco and No Michael Tse?!!!
    Michael acted so well in friendly fire!!!!
    Christine …..=.=!!!!!!!

    1. And LORRRR!!!
      Raymond in his two nomination dramas…
      He acted badly in both dramas!!!
      3kingdom..thanks to Kenneth n the guy who play Fan Gan
      H&L .. Thanks to Kate Tsui…
      I personally cannot stand his acting in H&L >.<|||

      1. Oh, 3 Kingdoms is the series I find MM’s acting is really OTT in the beginning and wooden in the middle part, as well as start to know his English speaking skill is that bad (whenever he sang English). But it’s up to taste, I guess.

        However, Fan Gan was really the spotlight of the series, I agree. He was cute and natural.

      2. “DEEEEiiiiiiiiiiiii”
        HAHAHAHAS! Super funny the early part where Fan Gan shouted at the mountain to his dad ≧◡≦

  4. tiger cubs should’ve been in the top 10!
    sammy is fine, but christine still needs work.
    by the looks of this article i think there are gonna be a lot of comments….

  5. #10 – Kate Tsui (徐子珊)
    Nominated work: Gloves Come Off, Highs and Lows.

    Gloves Come Off – Kate was not in the series. Selena Li, Nancy Wu and Natalie Tong were the female leads.

    1. Sally, yup, She is in that drama.
      But only appeared awhile as Kevin Cheng wife.
      She passed away while he is in the prison 😉

  6. I hate to be mean but Christine Kuo with Best Outlook in Career Outlook?!?? what a joke..I hope it’s not because she’s pretty because her recent acting in A Great Way to Care 2 is pretty bad and stiff in my opinion. I think Eliza Sam acts better than her and well at least her cantonese comes out more naturally.

    1. Agree..,,, what is hong kong seeing in Christine?????

      1. Agree with Fox 😉
        Honestly Christine is beautiful. Fair skin with good looks and also a good body 😉
        Unlike lolll Fadans such as Linda, Fala n Myolie and even Tavia and now Kate, BONES!!!
        I’m seeing more and more bones from them >.<||
        Like the above picture of Linda!
        Christine's acting is poor but that cannot deny the fact that she is indeed beautiful 😉

      2. I dun think Myolie and Fala are that skeleton :). Linda’s arm in the above pic really looks scary with bones and bones but her body dun look small or skinny. Kate looks quite small but she dun look skinny much to me.

        Christine has the healthy looking with nice skin.

  7. i like linda. but why is witness insecurity so popular and highly rated? it was terrible. everything that it was set up for…failed.

    then again, tvb standards these days are pretty low.

  8. Too bad Next dun have the photoshot in mag cover this year due to the abandonment of Txb. They always have good pix shot and I did want to see what they will do to the artists who refused to appear in any of Next issue such as LF or KC. Last times, one was in the cover of a disc and one was on TV to be seen by a model. Really creative.

    Heard that the number of votes of Next readers fell 3/4 this year, after Txb announced the abandonment.

  9. Where is my Nancy Wu? And how can that cross dressing shortie, Wong Cho Lam andthe bimbo Christine Kuo be in the list???

  10. I’m watching AGWTC2 atm, and I would really like to like Christine’s acting, but watching her in the series…just proves that acting isn’t her forte. Putting her accented cantonese aside, her acting is quite stiff, and I feel as if whenever she is required to do an emotional scene, it’s so…sigh.

  11. I find Linda’s pose in the above picture most unflattering. She looks far, far more beautiful that that.

  12. Well.. perhaps Christine should be a model instead of acting.. if its going no where. And i think advertisements are more lucrative than acting.

  13. Yes, definitely looking forward to more Sammy Shum in the near future! Christine Kuo is also very pretty, so her presence on screen would be okay too:)

    1. sammy shum is so cute, adn he’s so funny whenever he smiles

      Christine doesn’t deserve this award-somone like Eliza Sam or Oceanne Zhu should take the award

  14. Hopefully there will be a lot of dramas for Mandy Wong also!

  15. Shocked at Christine winning an award. Her acting in AGWTC2 is horrendous. I think she actually got worst from last year. She really needs to go to an artist training class or think about becoming a full time model or spokesperson. The award is for best outlook so I guess she deserves it. TVB will probably be blindly promoting her for a long time to come.

  16. YES LINDA! Her acting skills have always been recognized the audience and she has never disappointed us since improving from her first drama Virtues of Harmony II. She won with talent and not just looks! 🙂

    1. LInda also proves that you don’t need to do scandals adn bed scenes (hin hint Kate Tsui)
      just to rise to fame

      She’s kept her pure image for so long and I believe that everyone, from Australia + hk respect her more than any other TVB artist

      1. Hello, please be informed that Linda also filmed bed scenes and had scandals.


    1. luv linda so much!!!!!

      I want her to be this year’s TVB QUEEN so badly!!!!

  18. GUYS, Sammy shum only starred in firendly fire

    so why did they say that he acted in
    Master of Play, Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, Three Kingdoms RPG, King Maker, The Day of Days & The Greatness of a Hero????

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