2018 may be the year of the dark horse.
It’s still a couple of months away from TVB’s annual awards ceremony, but many netizens already have their pick for TV Queen. Maybe it’s finally time for a new queen to rise.
Alice Chan (陳煒) for Deep in the Realm of Conscience <宮心計2深宮計>
Alice is getting Best Actress buzz for portraying the villainous Princess Taiping in the Tang Dynasty drama. Although the role itself has been criticized for being poorly written, Alice’s performance as the heartbroken yet power hungry politician is rounding up netizens to be on her side for TV Queen.
Ali Lee (李佳芯) for Who Wants a Baby? <BB來了>
The rising TVB actress is not unfamiliar to the TV Queen race. In 2017, Ali won TV Queen in Singapore’s StarHub TVB Awards and was a hot contender for TV Queen in TVB Star Awards Malaysia, but ultimately lost that award to Jessica Hsuan (宣萱). With still room for improvement and development, it is unlikely that Ali would beat out Alice or other veteran actresses for TV Queen this year, but her performance as a struggling first mother in Who Wants a Baby? has been widely praised, with critics calling Ali a “strong competitor.”
Mandy Wong (黃智雯) for Threesome <三個女人一個「因」>
Hyped as TVB’s “Sunday Queen”, Mandy is a strong dark horse contender. Mandy is a solid actress, but none of her past performances came even close to being a TV Queen contender until Threesome came alone. On the show, Mandy portrays a lawyer suffering from dissociative identity disorder. Mandy had to balance three different personalities on the show, and at one point, all three in one scene. It’s a performance worthy of praise.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.