Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) were not the only winners at this year’s TVB Anniversary Gala , several lucky artists also took home some of the most amazing prizes in TVB history.
TVB has traditionally been keen to invest a lot of money and effort into their annual celebration, aiming to achieve a ratings boost before the year’s end. Troubled by the recent television license controversy and the lukewarm reception of its drama series, the company has even more reasons to win back a skeptical public.
On November 19, TVB City played host to the biggest party in town as over 400 artists gathered for a night of pure entertainment. In addition to elaborate dance routines and music collaborations, many top artists volunteered their comedic talent to create a lighthearted mood for the evening.
The cast of this year’s popular comedy Inbound Troubles <老表，你好嘢!> once again generated a lot of laughs. Bob Lam (林盛斌) and May Chan (陳嘉佳) entertained the crowd with their imitation of American songstress Madonna, complete with her iconic cone bra. Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) and Ivana Wong (王菀之) walked down the aisle during a mock wedding. When Cho Lam’s real life girlfriend Leanne Li (李亞男) stood up to object their union, Cho Lam bluntly replied, “Who is this ugly person? Women should keep quiet when men speak!”
Aside from its fun programming, one of the highlights of this year’s Anniversary Gala was its many raffle prizes. Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) became a double winner last night. He was first awarded 1,000 shares of TVB stocks valued at $50,000 HKD, and later claimed one of ten brand new mobile phones. Although he had already picked up $50,000 HKD during last year’s drawing, Raymond Lam’s (林峯) good luck once again won him a name-brand watch worth $310,000 HKD.
Many lesser-known artists also took home big prizes. Dickson Wong (黃得生) is now the proud owner of a $333,000 HKD European luxury car, while The Voice <超級巨聲> alum Chan Hong Kin (陳康健) won one ton of gasoline worth $20,000 HKD. Helen Ng (吳香倫) was visibly surprised as she received a $480,000 HKD platinum diamond necklace, and singer Barry Cox was presented with the grand prize – a Mainland residence worth over $810,000 HKD.
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.