Continuing their domination in television awards this year, Roger Kwok (郭晉安) and Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) won TV King and TV Queen respectively at the 48th TVB Anniversary Awards, which concluded on December 15.
Crime drama Line Walker <使徒行者>, which was praised for its suspenseful plot, won Best Drama. Line Walker received 20.3 percent of 50 percent of viewer votes and 41.6 percent of 50 percent of TVB professional judges’ votes. The series was overwhelmingly popular when it was aired on Mainland Chinese streaming platforms, receiving 1.4 billion views.
Roger Kwok Credits Children for Making Him a Better Person and Actor
As the guest presenter for Best Actor, Chilam Cheung (張智霖) attempted to lighten the tension by cracking a joke. Chilam said, “You can win the award even if you’re absent from the ceremony.” Roger’s expression turned serious and viewers thought that Raymond Lam (林峯) may be the winner. However, Chilam unveiled Roger’s victory and announced that Roger received over 60 percent of combined viewers and TVB professional judges’ votes for his performance in Black Heart White Soul <忠奸人>.
Although this is the third time that Roger has received the TV King title, he was still nervous in accepting the award on stage. He said, “When I dropped off my son at school this morning, I told him Daddy will not be home tonight since I have to attend the awards ceremony. My son told me to bring home all the awards. I told him, ‘Son, I have already taken all the awards. After you and your sister were born, both of you made my love grow, allowing me to lessen undesirable traits such as jealousy and arrogance. This allowed me to face my work comfortably, and for my emotions to flow freely [onscreen].’” Roger thanked his wife Cindy Au (歐倩怡) and his children for their love and support.
Charmaine Sheh’s Popularity is Unbeatable
Making a strong comeback in Line Walker, Charmaine’s popularity has been unstoppable. Aside from Best Actress, Charmaine also won the My Favorite Female Character award. Charmaine received all 50 percent of votes from TVB’s professional judges’ votes and 28.6 percent of the 50 percent of viewer votes to secure her Best Actress win.
“Thanks to TVB for making my life more interesting. It’s not easy to win an award. It requires many sacrifices and much luck. I’m very lucky to have landed this role and come across a good producer in Jazz Man (文偉鴻).” With tears in her eyes, Charmaine said, “I frequently have a lot of stress, but [my mother] always has a bright smile for me. I’m very grateful to have you by my side.”
Line Walker also boosted the popularity of its cast members, helping Benz Hui (許紹雄) secure the My Favorite Male Character award.
Ram Chiang and Josie Ho Win Best Supporting Acting Awards
Loved by peers and viewers for his talent, Ram Chiang (蔣志光) won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Come On, Cousin <老表，你好hea!>. Elena Kong (江美儀) was so thrilled, she kissed Ram on the lips when presenting him the award.
“A swift horse needs a talent scout’s [recognition]. Twenty years ago, this happened but I loved my freedom. Twenty years later, a knight appeared and said he will help me get to my destination. Many thanks to Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍)!” Ram thanked Cho Lam for creating his breakout role in Come On, Cousin. As Ram concluded his acceptance speech with a few quick musical notes, Cho Lam, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), and Virginia Lok (樂易玲) broke into tears.
Dark horse candidate Josie Ho (何超儀) beat out Sharon Chan (陳敏之) in winning Best Supporting Actress. Although Josie is not a contracted TVB artiste, her powerful performance as an inmate in Tomorrow is Another Day <再戰明天> left a deep impression.
Louis Cheung and Priscilla Wong Win Most Improved Artiste Awards
Louis Cheung (張繼聰) had a breakout year and showed his acting range in Black Heart White Soul and Come On, Cousin. While the 35-year-old singer is not a newcomer to the entertainment industry, he has found a successful niche in TVB television dramas. Accepting the Most Improved Actor award before loud applause, Louis thanked TVB management and producers for casting him, as well as the station’s staff members. Louis is also grateful for wife Kay Tse’s (謝安琪) support and his family.
Although Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) was rumored to be cast on the sidelines due to internal TVB politics, she beat out hot favorite Samantha Ko (高海寧) in winning Most Improved Actress. In her acceptance speech, Priscilla said, “Many thanks to Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) for giving life to my artiste career and Sandy Yu (余詠珊) for singling me out when I was still a student. My weaknesses haven’t changed much; fortunately my strengths are still here. Thanks to Virginia Lok and everyone who loves me.” Priscilla’s boyfriend Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) smiled proudly at Priscilla’s victory.
Veteran actor Tam Ping Man (譚炳文) received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Returning to TVB after a decade-long absence, Tam said, “TVB is popular where there are Chinese people. There are many Film Kings and Film Queens who originated from TVB! Hope TVB’s ratings continue to rise and earn big money so everyone can be happy!”
Below is a complete list of winners at the 2014 TVB Anniversary Awards:
Best Drama: Line Walker <使徒行者>
Best Actor: Roger Kwok (郭晉安) for Black Heart White Soul <忠奸人>
Best Actress: Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) for Line Walker <使徒行者>
Best Supporting Actor: Ram Chiang (蔣志光) for Come On, Cousin <老表，你好hea!>
Best Supporting Actress: Josie Ho (何超儀) for Tomorrow is Another Day <再戰明天>
My Favorite Male Character: Benz Hui (許紹雄) for Line Walker <使徒行者>
My Favorite Female Character: Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) for Line Walker <使徒行者>
Most Improved Actor: Louis Cheung (張繼聰)
Most Improved Actress: Priscilla Wong (黃翠如)
Best Theme Song: Line Walker <使徒行者> ending theme by Jinny Ng (吳若希)
Best Hosts: Nancy Sit (薛家燕) and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) for Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk <Sunday扮嘢王>
Best Informational Program: Guardians of Life 2 <守護生命的故事2>
Best Variety Special：A Time of Love <愛情來的時候>
Professional Acting Awards: Chu Wai Tak (朱維德), So Yan Chi (蘇恩慈), Li Ka Ding (李家鼎), Law Lok Lam (羅樂林), and Ram Chiang (蔣志光)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Tam Ping Man (譚炳文)
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.