With the upcoming TVB Anniversary Awards slated to air on January 2, nominees were also rounded up during the media conference earlier. As viewers’ votes shall contribute to the final winners for all categories, this year’s awards are perceived as more convincing. Leading the buzz on the ground for Best Actress, Linda Chung’s (鍾嘉欣) portrayal of Dr. Eman Cheung in headline medical drama Kids’ Lives Matter <星空下的仁醫> drew them in with her relatable vibes and touching screen presence.
Quarantining with Son, Jared
As the mother of two promptly returned to her family in Canada after filming wrapped for the series, Linda later absented herself from the show’s publicity events, which many felt would discount her chances of bagging the award. They also speculated that her likely absence from the actual awards night also meant she would likely be passed up, since TVB “tradition” had it that those who did not attend would not receive awards – with the notable exception of Dayo Wong (黃子華), who still snagged Best Actor in 2013, despite his no-show.
Fans were hence delighted when Linda updated several photos of herself with elder son Jared at a Hong Kong hotel on November 26. The actress shared that she was currently undergoing quarantine, and would enjoy some “rest and relax” with her young one.
Some fans also expressed their well wishes for the actress and hopes she would be able to return to Canada eventually with the coveted Best Actress award!