Year-end has become synonymous with TVB’s Anniversary Awards. With this year’s Anniversary productions From Hong Kong to Beijing <香港人在北京>, Romeo and His Butterfly Lover <羅密歐與祝英台>, and The Queen of NEWS <新聞女王>, hot favorites to win TV King are Moses Chan (陳豪) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明). Meanwhile Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) will face Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), and Katy Kung (龔嘉欣) in the TV Queen race.
Every year starting in October, TVB releases Anniversary dramas to gear up for their annual gala and awards presentation. Besides Romeo and His Butterfly Lover, Moses also stars in Treasure of Destiny <新四十二章> and Narcotics Heroes <破毒強人> and he presents himself in diverse roles.
On the other hand, Kenneth is still sitting on a wave of popularity from Speaker of the Law <法言人> and The Invisibles <隱形戰隊>. The latter was TVB’s top drama in viewership ratings this year. Having won Best Actor in 2019, Kenneth maintains a “casual” attitude over this year’s race. ”Like every year, my biggest wish is to win Best Drama. Winning as a group is better than winning solo – it’s happier when we’re all having dinner together. This year, I have Speaker of the Law and The Invisibles released so far. The Invisibles has a good chance [for winning Best Drama] because it’s the highest rated drama so far and it was voted as a fan favorite during the online vote.”
Although The Queen of NEWS has not been released yet, Kenneth is “very confident” and hopes viewers like the drama. Commenting on his role, Kenneth said, “My character in The Queen of NEWS is definitely different. I’m a bad guy and I fight with Charmaine from start to finish.” He noted his good friend Jazz Lam’s (林子善) performance in The Invisibles and hopes he will win Best Supporting Actor.
Aimee Chan’s Return to TVB
Aimee Chan’s (陳茵媺) comeback in Romeo and His Butterfly Lover is highly anticipated, but she will be facing fierce competition against Charmaine Sheh for TV Queen.
Charmaine has a proven track of critical and popular hits. Line Walker <使徒行者> broke records when it aired in 2014. Charmaine remains the only Hong Kong actress to win 11 awards. The screenplay for The Queen of NEWS is said to be well-written, and Charmaine is particularly fond of her role.
However, Aimee, Nancy, and Katy voiced they have not given the awards much thought and their only wish is to deliver exciting performances for viewers.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.