TV King and Queen to Be Voted by Viewers?

By on September 4, 2012 in NEWS, TV Dramas

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Despite the embarrassing Miss Hong Kong voting fiasco, TVB wishes to utilize online votes for its upcoming contests and awards. Earlier, TVB announced plans to implement the live voting system for the 2013 Hong Kong Music Awards. It now plans to administer online voting to determine the winners of the Miss Chinese International Pageant and TVB Anniversary Awards this year.

TVB Pacifies Angry Public

After TVB’s servers crashed in the critical last ten minutes of the 2012 Miss Hong Kong pageant, many viewers were angered by the failure of the voting system. Audiences’ votes were announced to be null, with the pageant’s judges determining the final winners instead. Over 500 public complaints were lodged.

To pacify the public, TVB included a “2012 Miss Hong Kong Lucky Draw” segment in the variety program Wai Yin 30th Anniversary <慧妍爱心倾城30年> last weekend. The prizes included two Mini Coopers, successfully enticing approximately 1.27 million viewers to participate online within 48 hours.

One Person, One Vote for 2012 TVB Anniversary Awards?

TVB Director of Production, Sandy Yu (余咏珊), also proposed to implement the live voting system for the TVB Anniversary Awards, allowing viewers to vote for their favorite TV King and TV Queen. TVB vows to resolve its technical issues, allowing  2 million viewers to crown their ideal TV King and Queen within a ten-minute voting time.

TVB Deputy Director of External Affairs, Tsang Sing Ming (曾醒明) stated that the idea was in its preliminary stage. The decision in the voting system will be determined by the organizing committee of the TVB Anniversary Awards.

Difficulties in Implementing Live Voting System

Although viewers may find it exciting to vote for their favorite TV King and Queen, several issues will need to be ironed out.  TVB will first need to invest in its servers and ensure that the voting system is able to sustain several millions of people voting within a short time frame.

Although public votes determined 30 percent of the final results of past TVB Anniversary Awards, many viewers were doubtful if their votes truly counted. Lacking transparency in public votes, the annual TV King and Queen awards were often controversial. Suspicions arose if the awards were merely a battle between TVB management executives to push for their favored artists.

Final Decision Undecided

Some viewers also expressed that the TV King and Queen awards may morph into a popularity contest instead.

“Not all award categories will be decided by public votes. There may only be some awards which will be voted by public. Viewers do not need to worry too early at this stage,” said Tsang Sing Ming.

Asked if there will be transparency for all the awards categories, Tsang Sing Ming said, “We won’t progress that fast yet! We will leave it to the committee.”

Sources: ihktv.com, ihktv.com 

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34 comments to TV King and Queen to Be Voted by Viewers?

  1. Linnh says:

    i feel that audience only should vote for favorite actor actress, and not for the tv King and queen. They should rather hire professional persons outside that is good with acts to judge. Because I feel that people will anyways vote for their favorite, despite on how their favorite has been acting this year. So as long as you have a huge fan base then you can win. And I don’t find that really fair.

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    • Linnh replied:

      good with acting*

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    • jayne replied:

      Linnh,
      You make a good point. Are people going to vote for their favorites only or for the truly best acting?

      This live voting system is taking TVB by storm though. I’m surprised they didn’t implement it sooner, given the proven popularity of shows such as “American Idol.”

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        “You make a good point. Are people going to vote for their favorites only or for the truly best acting?”

        Never doubted they will vote for best acting and best acting by definition to them is who they love best, even if everyone else does not agree on the acting aspect. This is fan vote. Why not give 50% vote to peers?

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      • Applelim replied:

        Yes it will be a fan vote which is not fair, I think. It should be based on their acting that particular year. However if I can vote it will be for Kevin and Myolie!!!!!

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      • lychii04 replied:

        Agreed. It’ll become too much of a popularity contest and not really based on acting. It suits fav character more lol.

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    • Fox replied:

      Uhm I want to ask one question: Is the acting the requirement of Txb awards in the recent years?

      I don’t find it’s really happening :D.

      So it won’t be a change even with the audience’s votes. All up to Txb.

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      • Linnh replied:

        That’s why TVB should hire professional actors instructior from the outside to judge. It don’t help if they use thoseo actors instruction from TVB.

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      • Linnh replied:

        instructors*

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    • Hannahh replied:

      AGREE with Linnh

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    • fanny replied:

      hope the voting system do not break down again!!

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  2. Funn Lim says:

    Why not just implement voting by SMS?

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  3. Samantha says:

    Can c it going downhill again like Miss HK 2012 >.<

    and yes people go for the looks and favs instead of voting upon an actors/actress talent/acting skills which does make it VERY unfair indeed.

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  4. lol says:

    It will go to artiste with large fanbase like Raymond and Kevin.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Agree totally, and it is NOT FAIR to all good artistes.

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  5. Pvt. Joker says:

    Current crop not that great. It’s gonna be a sham of an award show.

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  6. skinnymocha says:

    How many older viewers will bother to vote? The thing is TVB is shirking all the problem on us; if we don’t like the outcome, tough because WE voted/did not vote for our favourites. (And TVB has supposedly shown “fair play” – how can we prove if the results have been twisted…?)

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  7. vivien says:

    TVB: and the highest votes go to…….damn sorry audience our server crashed again! but don’t worry our judges have prepared the result in case!

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    • Linnh replied:

      LOL!

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  8. AC says:

    No matter how the voting ends up, there will be accusations that it was unfair and/or biased.

    “TVB vows to resolve its technical issues, allowing 2 million viewers to crown their ideal TV King and Queen within a ten-minute voting time.”
    Why would they only let people vote for 10 minutes when the nominations are announced weeks before the award date?!

    Personally, I prefer the vote not be 100% audience voted.

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  9. TVBFanatic says:

    As soon as the public starts voting on anything it becomes a “popularity” contest and the awards have nothing to do with actual acting.

    It’s a pretty terrible idea IMHO.

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  10. JDub says:

    No, no, and no. No!!!!

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  11. elin says:

    server mght crashed again.. votes becme null

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  12. Anna says:

    TVB can let people vote..but obviously they can just rig the votes and award it to the actor/actress who continues their contract with TVB. all sneaky business, i tell ya..

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  13. sure-lee says:

    I don’t like this idea….People will just vote for their favourites, and it totally kills the point of “Best Actress” and “Best Actor”.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Absolutely agree. Besides, most people don’t make good judges in terms of good acting. Everyone has different points of view, and fans will obviously support their own idols.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      All the Best Actors and Best Actresses in film festivals are not voted by audience. They all had a panel of judges made up of various experienced artistes, producers, directors, etc.

      If TVB BA awards are to be voted by audience, it means nothing to an artiste in terms of acting.

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    • sure-lee replied:

      sandcherry,
      Yeah, totally agree!

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  14. lara says:

    The voting should just be limited to Favourite Characters. TVB King and Queen should be determined by professionals or a percentage between professionals and viewers votes.

    If I have to vote, of course I will support my favourite actor of the year instead of analyzing every series and details. For example this year if I’m given chance to vote I will vote for Bosco who I liked in WI even though Adam Cheng, Wayne Lai, Damian Lau might be doing a better job.

    Therefore no, let the professionals determine the TVB King and Queen! Fans will vote for their favourite actors.

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    • Chriselle replied:

      “The voting should just be limited to Favourite Characters.”

      Good idea. I was torn between this new system of public voting because while it does represent the audience’s likes and dislikes, fans will vote for their idols, even if their idols does not necessarily have the best acting. With limiting their votes to My Favorite Female and Male Character, audiences also get the say, but the chances of twisting the results to favor their idols are lower. The My Favorite Character award is more based on personal preferences while the Best Actor/Actress award should be carefully selected by a committee of professionals to make the award less of a joke.

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  15. Ric says:

    I will never support public voting for best actor and actress awards. The people are bound to vote for their favorites and not truly the people who they think gave the best performance. If it is implemented I wouldn’t mind the favorite character and most improved categories being chosen by the public. TVB should really due away with the choosing of winners through executives. I would much rather see all TVB artists vote for the best leading and supporting awards. That way favoritism by the audience and executives can be avoided.

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    • vivien replied:

      Cannnot. TVB artistes are human too and they will choose their cliques and friends LOL. Better only a panel of judging unrelated to TVB.

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      • vivien replied:

        See how many TVB artistes pick Tracy although Carat has the best performances? Maybe because Tracy more friendly

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  16. simplitee says:

    The award just gets more and more meaningless ..

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