Chilam Cheung to Compete for Colleagues’ Votes at TVB Anniversary Gala
Despite being the public’s favorite for TV King, Chilam Cheung (張智霖) must also convince his colleagues of his worth as they vote for their Best Actor pick at the upcoming TVB Anniversary Gala.
To create a unique experience, TVB has introduced a new segment for this year’s Anniversary Gala. Over 400 TVB artists will gather to vote for their TV King, TV Queen, and The Most Talented Actor award. The result of the live vote will be announced at the end of the show’s broadcast, and the winners will receive a pair of diamond glasses worth over $100,000 HKD. The winners of the colleague-vote at the Gala celebration will not influence the outcome of the official Anniversary Awards in December.
TVB has also thrown in an abundance of prizes for artists participating in tomorrow’s Gala celebration. In addition to the usual housing and cars, the company is offering company stock and one ton of gasoline this year.
Under the threat of the two new free-to-air TV stations and burdened by its inability to retain its top talents, TVB has been making various attempts to improve its company culture. Despite the large turnout during last year’s public poll, TVB has decided to determine Anniversary Award winners this year with its own panel of judges, freeing up the platform to reward its most popular, promoted artists.
Although he does not have a management contract with TVB, Chilam is still very valuable to the company since his success in Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄 II> has generated additional income streams and re-ignited the fan fervor so rarely seen in recent years. With a confirmed invitation to precursor show, TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013, Chilam has a very good chance to sweep this awards season. It is unlikely that tommorow’s live vote will dampen his TV King buzz, and given Chilam’s friendly disposition and wide social network, the results may further propel his hot contender status.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.