The number of fadans at TVB has been increasingly lacking in recent years. The race for this year’s Best Supporting Actress Award, often regarded as a precursor to the TV Queen title, was highly competitive this year. TVB executives had their own favorite actresses, while Stephen Chan’s (陳志雲) favorite, Sharon Chan (陳敏之), stood out as the front runner. Sharon admitted that she possessed full confidence in herself!
It was less than one month away from the TVB Anniversary Awards and the speculation of the possible winners was a recent hot topic. Unfortunately the battle in the TV King and TV Queen categories were weak, while the race in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories were fierce. The finalists clearly belonged to different TVB executive camps. Aside from the artists fighting for the awards, it was also a show of the executives’ power backing the respective artists. Numerous second line actresses wished to win the Best Supporting Actress Award in order to break into the front line!
Sharon Chan Supports Elena Kong
The finalists for the Best Supporting Actress allegedly include Stephen Chan supported Sharon Chan (Ghetto Justice 怒火街頭), Natalie Tong 唐詩詠 (The Other Truth 真相), and Catherine Tsang supported Manner Chan 陳曼娜 (Wax and Wane), Helen Ma 馬海倫 (The Other Truth), and Virginia Lok supported Vivien Yeo 楊秀惠 (A Great Way to Care 仁心解碼), Aimee Chan 陳茵媺 (The Other Truth), and Nancy Wu 胡定欣 (Forensic Heroes 3 法證先鋒 III).
Considered to be the hot favorite to win the Best Supporting Actress, Sharon Chan admitted that she had full confidence due to her standout role in Ghetto Justice. At the same time, Sharon also felt that Elena Kong (江美儀) possessed a good chance. “Together with Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), I also hope that I can win an award for Ghetto Justice. It would be wonderful if Ghetto Justice can also win the Best Drama Award!”
Joe Ma (馬德鐘) was originally scheduled to appear at yesterday’s promotional event with Sharon. However, Joe was unable to attend due to gastroenteritis. After the event, Joe’s manager uploaded a photo of Joe’s hospital entry last night, while openly apologizing to the advertisers for Joe’s absence. Many of Joe’s friends forwarded the message and wished Joe a speedy recovery. Sharon indicated that she will call Joe to ask about his condition.
On her blog earlier, Sharon indicated that she was extremely stressed recently, due to the long filming hours. Despite this, Sharon added that TVB treated her well and arranged some time for her to rest.
Battle for Best Supporting Actor
Allegedly the battle for TVB Best Supporting Actor will be between veterans such as Elliot Ngoc (岳華), Law Lok Lam (羅樂林), Lee Sing Cheung (李成昌), Cheung Kwok Keung (張國強), and Ben Wong (黃智賢), who stood out for his performance in Lives of Omission <潛行狙擊>.
In addition, heavily promoted Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) was “elevated” and was nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in The Other Truth. Asked whether the nomination was within his expectation, Ruco replied, “Of course not! I am already dying of happiness to be nominated!” (Do you have confidence to win the Best Actor Award?) “Many people feel that I have a good chance in winning the Most Improved Actor Award. However, if the award title were changed to ‘Oldest Qualified Newcomer Award,’ then I have confidence to win!” Last year’s recipient of the Most Improved Actor Award, Raymond Wong (黃浩然), felt that Ruco had a good chance in winning the award.
Jayne: I also feel that Elena Kong and Nancy Wu deserve to win for Best Supporting Actress. Sharon’s character was also quite likable, but her character stands out more rather than her acting performance.