The TVB Anniversary Awards is Hong Kong’s most talked about awards ceremony, drumming up anticipation months prior to the event. On December 13, Anthony Wong (黃秋生) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) respectively won Best Actor and Best Actress with wide popular support.
Besides Anthony, who was a hot favorite to win since the broadcast of Lord of Shanghai <梟雄>, his co-star Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) was another popular pick. Another top contender for the award was Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) with his role in Captain of Destiny <張保仔>.
Earlier polls between TVB artistes showed that Ruco was their TV King of choice. However, in the official voting for the Anniversary Awards, polls showed that Anthony won by a landside, beating out Ruco by over 30,000 votes.
The results of the Best Actor and Actress awards were originally to be comprised of both audience voting and an internal professional judging panel. However, TVB failed to reach a consensus and decided to fully utilize the audience voting system in determining the winners of the night.
Thanks to the new complete voting system – Nancy edged out Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) by a thousand or so votes to win the TV Queen title.
TV King Award Fuels Anthony’s Desire to Film Additional TV Series
After finding success in the film industry, Anthony’s return to TVB was met with much enthusiasm and his performance in Lord of Shanghai won rave reviews. The broadcast of the Anniversary Awards averaged 29 points in viewership, but the ratings peaked at 35 points during Anthony’s acceptance speech.
When the media asked if Anthony would consider filming for TVB again after winning the award, the 54-year-old said, “I do – coming back and working with everyone made me very happy.”
Liza Wang Loses Out On Best Actress Title
Due to Anthony’s landslide victory, his win remains uncontested. However, Law Ka Ying (羅家英) was upset over his wife Liza Wang‘s (汪明荃) loss to Nancy Wu. Ka Ying took his irritation to Weibo, where he wrote about how Liza should not even bother competing in these types of awards races anymore.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.