The 2021 TVB Anniversary Awards was held on January 3 with Shaun Tam (譚俊彥) winning three awards including Best Actor, Malaysia’s Most Favorite Actor for Take Two <換命真相>, and Best Dressed Male Artiste. Rosina Lam (林夏薇) also scored Best Actress for her memorable performance in Battle of the Seven Sisters <七公主>, which boosted her popularity.
Shaun Tam is Big Winner of the Night
Big winner Shaun was on the verge of tears when he accepted his award, as he took a deep breath and bowed to everyone in gratitude before thanking all the senior executives including Virginia Lok (樂易玲), Eric Tsang (曾志偉), and Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍). He apologized to his parents for being unable to call them often while thanking them for their never-ending support.
As the son of Ti Lung (狄龍), Shaun once shared that his father would not praise him even if he were to win an award, but many believe his father who came to witness his victory is surely proud of him. The actor continued, “I love you all a lot, including my wife, who is my everything. I wouldn’t be able to win this award without you, so thank you, I will never forget my original intentions!” Shaun felt even more emotional as the day also marked his seventh marriage anniversary.
Rosina Lam’s Surprise Win
Rosina, who was recognized for her revealing performance in Battle of the Seven Sisters, finally made a breakthrough after years of hardships and criticisms. While accepting the award, Rosina cried when her name was called. “Since enrolling into the Central Academy of Drama in 2004, I have filmed endlessly until the awards today. Many people say that it takes 10 years of hard work just for one minute on stage, but it took me 17 years because of my poor qualifications. I remember on my first day of classes, my teacher said that in order to learn how to act, I have to learn how to become a human. Focusing on your original intentions is what kept me striving throughout these years, and I’m so glad I didn’t give up.”
The 34-year-old also expressed that her mother did not approve of Rosina’s choice to become an actress at first, so Rosina is happy to prove she could do it.
Linda Loses Best Actress Again
Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) made her long-awaited comeback after three years with medical drama Kids’ Lives Matter <星空下的仁醫>. She was the favorite to win Best Actress, and many had high expectations since Linda also attended the ceremony.
In the industry for 17 years, Linda has been nominated for Best Actress numerous times, but has never won the award. Missing out again this year, Linda won Malaysia’s Most Favorite TVB Actress award. Upon her second time winning the award, she expressed, “I am thankful of all the love and support from my fans in Malaysia. Honestly, I am happy about winning any award, and I consider TVB as a school I really like and grateful for because they gave me my name.”
Kenneth Ma and Ali Lee Win Popularity Awards
Kenneth Ma (馬國明) also bagged Most Popular Male Character for Kids’ Lives Matter, and Ali Lee (李佳芯) secured Most Popular Female Character for Beauty and the Boss <愛美麗狂想曲>. Both shared how they did not expect to win any awards, but are thankful for everyone’s support and will continue working hard.
Other notable winners:
Best Drama: Battle of the Seven Sisters <七公主>
Best Supporting Actor: Brian Chu (朱敏瀚)
Best Supporting Actress: Yoyo Chen (陳自瑤)
Most Improved Actor: Joey Law (羅天宇), Karl Ting (丁子朗)
Most Improved Actress: Lesley Chiang (姜麗文)
Most Popular Onscreen Partnership: Mandy Lam (林淑敏) and Jack Hui (許家傑) in Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞>
Lifetime Achievement Award: David Chiang (姜大衛)
Best Male Host: Johnson Lee in Family Feud <思家大戰>
Best Female Host: Janis Chan (陳貝兒) in No Poverty Land <無窮之路>
Best Variety Show: Stars Academy <聲夢傳奇>
Most Popular Drama Theme Song: Stars Academy <造夢時學會飛行>
Best Informative Program: Scoop <東張西望>
Best Dressed Male Artiste: Shaun Tam
Best Dressed Female Artiste: Jeannie Chan (陳瀅)
Malaysia’s Favorite Drama Series: Kids’ Lives Matter
Malaysia’s Favorite TVB Actor: Shaun Tam
Malaysia’s Favorite TVB Actress: Linda Chung
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.