TVB’s annual Anniversary Awards ceremony will be held on January 12, 2020 and the list of nominees was released today. Many artistes including Selena Lee (李施嬅), Ali Lee (李佳芯), Joel Chan (陳山聰)), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), Samantha Ko (高海寧), and Iris Lam (林凱恩) attended the press conference.
The award categories will include: Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress, Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Actress, Most Popular Theme Song, and Most Popular Couple. These awards will be based on public and TVB management votes.
There is another category that will be based on TVB management and TVB artiste votes. These awards include: Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Most Improved Actor, Most Improved Actress, Best TV Host, and Best Variety Show. The last award decided by TVB management solely will be the Lifetime Achievement Award.
One of the highlights of the press conference was when Iris Lam wept while thanking for her nomination in the Most Improved Actress category. She thanked everyone for the opportunity and promised that she would keep up the hard work.
“Big White Duel” Has 23 Nominations
The fight for Best Actress this year will be fierce. Actresses nominated include: Kara Wai (惠英红) for The Defected <鐵探>; Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) for Wonder Women <多功能老婆>, Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) for Big White Duel <白色強人>, and Selena Lee ( 李施嬅) for Barrack O’Karma <金宵大廈>. Other than Natalie and Ali, this will be the first time the others have participated in the race for Best Actress. At this point, it seems like the fight is really between Kara, Miriam, and Selena as their dramas have also received high ratings. However, all three actresses are not directly managed by TVB and this may be the biggest barrier towards them receiving the award.
The fight for Best Actor seems to be between Vincent Wong (王浩信) for The Man who Kills Trouble (解決師) and Philip Keung (姜皓文) for The Defected. However Kenneth Ma (馬國明) for Big White Duel and Joel Chan for Barrack O’Karma are also seen as strong competitors. Many netizens feel sorry for Kenneth as he is nominated every year, but it always seems to slip out from his fingers.
Another interesting point is that Handmaidens United <丫鬟大聯盟> is slated to air on December 30 in Hong Kong and Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯) has already received a nomination for Best Actress even though the drama has not even aired! One can see how much she is being promoted by TVB. On the other hand, the female lead of the series Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎) was not nominated at all due to her scandal with Andy Hui (許志安).
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.