With the TVB Anniversary Awards taking place on January 10, there are a total of 18 nominees for Best Actress, but the competition is mainly between Mandy Wong (黃智雯) and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝). Another dark horse candidate also in the running is Katy Kung (龔嘉欣).
Mandy Wong Nominated for Line Walker
After participating in Miss Hong Kong 2007, Mandy first started her acting career through small supporting roles. Climbing up slowly through the years, Mandy landed her first breakthrough role in 2018’s Threesome <三個女人一個「因」> in which she believably portrayed a character with three split personalities.
Nominated for her role in Line Walker 3 <使徒行者3> as Madam G, a character with high-functioning autism, Mandy was able to bring to life a straight-edged character who appears outwardly cold and heartless, yet boasts a high IQ. Reflecting on her character, Mandy said, “I like portraying challenging roles that hover in the gray area and are eccentric. I enjoy the balancing act of walking on a tightrope. I feel that this character is quite unique.”
Sisley Choi Nominated for Legal Mavericks 2
Although Sisley’s extroverted image was perceived as flirtatious in her early career, the 29-year-old actress has come a long way since. Initially, Sisley’s acting was criticized for being amateur and unnatural, and she did not project her voice well. Rather than defending herself against such criticisms, Sisley worked hard to improve these shortcomings.
Seven years since her debut, Sisley is now nominated for TV Queen for her role in Legal Mavericks 2 <踩過界II>. Her portrayal of the righteous and loyal Dina in the drama, as well as her onscreen chemistry with Owen Cheung (張振朗), was met with praises.
Katy Kung for Hong Kong Love Stories
Playing supporting roles for the majority of her career, Katy is the dark horse nominee for TV Queen this year. Her portrayal as Dark Angel in Death by Zero (殺手) was refreshing and believable while showcasing her improvements. Successfully growing out of her “little sister” characteristics, Katy demonstrated her range of acting abilities in her four dramas aired this year, including Death by Zero, The Dripping Sauce <大醬園>, and Hong Kong Love Stories <香港愛情故事>, and The Offliners <堅離地愛堅離地>.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.