The results for the 2012 Best of TVB Awards @ JayneStars.com are now available! Readers were asked to vote for the winners in a three-week period in ten awards categories. The Hippocratic Crush swept multiple awards categories, including Best Series and crowning Kenneth Ma as Best Actor! Tavia Yeung won Best Actress for her performance in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles.
Many of this year’s winners are “underdogs” who have struggled and persevered for many years in the industry. Through our 2012 Best of TVB Awards, we hope to celebrate their acting achievements with a global fan base.
Best Series: The Hippocratic Crush
The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時>, is the overwhelming favorite among JayneStars’ readers. Praised for its touching story and acting performances, The Hippocratic Crush received 1,825 votes, or 31% of total 5,806 votes. Aired in February, the drama left a deep impression among audiences who longed for a quality medical drama for years.
Highs and Lows <雷霆掃毒> came in second place with 940 votes, or 16% of total votes. The crime thriller started off with a big bang, until loose plot holes started cropping up in the second half of the drama. Nevertheless, the performances of Raymond Lam, Michael Miu, Kate Tsui, and Ben Wong, made it one of the more memorable dramas this year.
Although Witness Insecurity <護花危情> was treated as a neglected stepchild at the 45th TVB Anniversary Awards, JayneStars’ readers voted the drama as the third best series of 2012 with 469 votes, or 8% of total votes.
Best Actor: Kenneth Ma
This year has truly been a breakout year for 38-year-old Kenneth Ma in many ways. Kenneth has a versatile resume which was showcased brilliantly, from playing a kind-hearted doctor in The Hippocratic Crush to ruthless killer in Tiger Cubs. Acting accolades aside, Kenneth’s romantic rumors and even personal style took a more colorful turn this year as well.
The Best Actor race was extremely tight between Kenneth Ma and Raymond Lam (林峰). Due to his extremely popular doctor role in The Hippocratic Crush, Kenneth Ma won 1,787 votes, or 27% of total 6,623 votes placed at JayneStars.
Raymond Lam received 1,403 votes or 21% of total votes for his performance as Happy Sir in Highs and Lows. Raymond remains as one of the coolest cops to grace TVB dramas this year.
Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) may be an understated actor, but JayneStars readers appreciated his refined acting skills in No Good Either Way. Ruco came in third place with 1,048 votes or 16% of total votes.
Best Actress: Tavia Yeung
Over the last 13 years, Tavia Yeung (楊怡)has grown as an actress. Sweeping Best Actress awards this year across Asia, it came as no surprise that Tavia won JayneStars’ Best Actress award as well! For her performance in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles, Tavia received 1,793 votes, or 31% of total 5,877 votes, proving her strong fadan status among fans.
Kate Tsui (徐子珊) received 1,273 votes or 22% of total votes. This year has been a breakthrough year for Kate, in which her Drug Queen role in High and Lows brought a new peak in popularity and acting recognition.
Although Witness Insecurity was an under-promoted series, fans appreciated Linda Chung’s (鍾嘉欣) fine acting skills. Linda received 1,069 votes or 18% of total votes.
Best Supporting Actor: Koo Ming Wah
Power Chan (陳國邦) was an extremely close contender for Best Supporting Actor, winning 1,082 votes or 25% of total votes for his performance in The Confidant.
The reliable Ben Wong (黃智賢) earned raves and hate mail for his performance in Highs and Lows. Ben received 643 votes or 15% of total votes.
Although Koo, Power, and Ben are all stalwarts of acting, they experienced extremely trying financial situations throughout their acting careers. Struggling to pay their bills, they even considered quitting acting, but fortunately their passion for their craft remains strong, allowing audiences to continue to enjoy their multi-dimensional performances.
Best Supporting Actress: Nancy Wu
The race for Best Supporting Actress was highly competitive between Nancy Wu (胡定欣) and Elena Kong (江美儀). Nancy Wu won by a very slim margin with 1,092 votes or 27% of total 4,022 votes for her performance in The Confidant.
Elena Kong received 1,077 votes or 27% of total votes. Selena Li (李詩韻) came in at third place with 396 votes or 10% of total votes.
Best Onscreen Couple: Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung
Once again proving the popularity of The Hippocratic Crush, Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung received 1,747 votes, or an overwhelming 34% of total 5,138 votes. Kenneth and Tavia will surely delight fans in the upcoming The Hippocratic Crush 2.
Linda Chung and Bosco Wong’s romantic pairing in Witness Insecurity won 870 votes or 17% of total votes. Closely following in third place were Kate Tsui and Raymond Lam in High and Lows with 755 votes or 15% of total votes.
Best Villain: Kenneth Ma
The Best Villain race was largely between Kenneth Ma (Tiger Cubs) and Ben Wong (Highs and Lows). Kenneth won with a hairline margin with 1,299 votes or 32% of total 4,030 votes.
Ben Wong received 1,263 votes or 31% of total votes. Ron Ng received 324 votes or 8% of total votes for his role in Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles.
Most Improved Artist: Mandy Wong
Mandy Wong (黃智雯) has been earmarked by fans since her early TVB career. As one of TVB’s most promising emergent fadans, Mandy was voted the Most Improved Artist with 1,148 votes or 28% of total 4,095 votes for her fine performances this year.
Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) had a breakout year in 2012, winning wide recognition for his versatile acting skills. Oscar received 886 votes or 22% of total votes. Hot hunk, Him Law ( 羅仲謙), is also not overlooked for his acting skills, receiving 847 votes or 21% of total votes.
Star of Tomorrow: Eliza Sam
Eliza Sam’s (岑麗香) stardom is proving to be very promising. Although appearing in only three TVB dramas to-date, Eliza’s charisma has earned her many fans. The Divas in Distress actress received 818 votes or 21% of total 3,932 votes to win the Star of Tomorrow award.
Closely following in second place is Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), receiving 782 votes or 20% of total votes for his performance in The Hippocratic Crush. Child actor, Pako Au (區珀豪), is also regarded as a highly promising talent due to his commanding Emperor performance in The Confidant. Pako received 441 votes or 11% of total votes.
Best Theme Song: The Hippocratic Crush
The Hippocratic Crush was voted with the Best Theme Song, which is performed by Joey Yung. The song received 1,167 votes or 26% of total 4,482 votes.
The songs from Highs and Lows and Witness Insecurity received 1,112 votes (25% of total votes) and 593 votes (or 13% of total votes) respectively.
Thanks for your participation and support of the “2012 Best of TVB Awards” at JayneStars! Congratulations to all the winners!
For the complete voting results in each awards category, please click here.