The TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpar on Sunday, December 1, 2013. Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) won the My Favorite TVB Actor and Actress awards. The cast from Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II> nearly swept all awards categories, including TVB Favorite Drama and many Favorite Character awards.
Chilam’s popularity soared after the broadcast of Triumph in the Skies 2 , where fans were mesmerized by his role as Captain Cool, allowing him to sweep awards throughout Asia and boost his income significantly. Chilam joked, “It turns out that many people like me in flirtatious roles!” Chilam thanked the cast of Triumph in the Skies 2, including his “Little Sister” Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), and Ron Ng (吳卓羲) as well as fans for their support.
Although Krystal Tin (田蕊妮) received the Best Actress recognition through peer-voting at the 2013 TVB Anniversary Gala, it was Linda Chung who ended up winning My Favorite TVB Actress at the Malaysia awards for her performance in Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>. When it was announced that Linda received the top honors, she immediately burst into tears. In her acceptance speech, Linda said, “I never thought that there would be so many people supporting me. I didn’t think that I would have the chance to win this award. Many thanks to everyone’s support. I won’t be arrogant and will continue to work hard!”
Him Law (羅仲謙) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) won Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards for their roles in Triumph in the Skies 2.
Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) and Eliza Sam (岑麗香) won the Most Promising Actor and Actress awards. Both stars have been highly promoted this year and assume high-profile roles in The Hippocratic Crush 2 <On Call 36小時II>. Benjamin and Eliza were moved by their first major award wins and thanked the audience many times.
Continuing their popularity from last year, Tavia Yeung (楊怡) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明) won the Favorite Onscreen Couple Award for The Hippocratic Crush 2.
The winners of the Favorite TVB Character awards came as little surprise, since the stars were spotted at the airport boarding their flights to Malaysia the day before. The fifteen winners include: Kenneth Ma (The Hippocratic Crush 2); Tavia Yeung (The Hippocratic Crush 2); Mandy Wong (The Hippocratic Crush 2); Ruco Chan (Brother’s Keeper); Edwin Siu (Brother’s Keeper); Linda Chung (Brother’s Keeper); Kristal Tin (Brother’s Keeper); Bosco Wong (A Change of Heart); Wong Cho Lam (Inbound Trouble); Francis Ng (Triumph in the Skies 2); Ron Ng (Triumph in the Skies 2); Nancy Wu (Triumph in the Skies 2); Chilam Cheung (Triumph in the Skies 2); Fala Chen (Triumph in the Skies 2); and Myolie Wu (Triumph in the Skies 2).
Formerly known as the My Astro On Demand Awards, the ceremony was produced by TVB this year and broadcast live to respective overseas channels. In past years, the results of this awards ceremony served as a good predictor of the TVB Anniversary Awards.
Raymond Lam and Kate Tsui, who were both hot contenders for the TV King and TV Queen awards last year, did not win any awards. Since the broadcast of Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒>, the two have not generated much buzz. Raymond spent all of 2013 filming mainland Chinese dramas and movies, and did not appear on the TVB screen and did not any nominations this year. On the other hand, Kate’s performance in Sniper Standoff <神鎗狙擊> was criticized by viewers. Although she made it onto the nominations list, her character was not well-received and did not garner a large volume of votes.
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.