TVB’s Anniversary Awards ceremony will be taking place on January 10, 2021. The nominations list was publicized today, and many artistes were in attendance at the press conference including most of the Best Acting nominees.
Best Actor Nominees
For Best Actor, the strong contenders include: three-time winner Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Raymond Lam (林峯), Vincent Wong (王浩信), Moses Chan (陳豪), Michael Miu (苗僑偉), and Kenneth Ma (馬國明).
With four award nominations, Vincent Wong will be competing for Best Actor for his role in Legal Mavericks 2 <踩過界II>. TVB had cleverly nominated his role in Al Cappuccino <反黑路人甲> for Favorite Male Character instead, so that his Best Actor votes would not be split and weaken his chances. The actor, who signed with TVB’s sister company Shaw Brothers this year, is currently working in China and was unable to return to Hong Kong to attend the press conference.
Making his comeback this year with Line Walker: Bull Fight <使徒行者3>, Raymond Lam has been nominated 16 times for Best Actor but has not won the award yet. Many Raymond fans hope that TVB can finally give him the long awaited award this year.
Snagging Best Actor in 2019, Kenneth was surprisingly nominated this year for his role in Line Walker: Bull Fight rather than the popular The Exorcist’s Meter 2.0 <降魔的 2.0>, where he clearly has more screen time.
Other nominees for Best Actor include: Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), Matthew Ho (何廣沛), Shaun Tam (譚俊彦), Mark Ma (馬貫東), Joey Law (羅天宇), Eddie Cheung (張兆輝), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Owen Cheung (張振朗), Mat Yeung (楊明), Benjamin Yuen (袁伟豪), Willie Wai (韋家雄), Him Law (羅子溢), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Sammy Leung (森美), Lau Dan (劉丹), and Ben Wong (黃智賢) .
Lau Dan is viewed as the dark horse this year, but given the popularity of Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞>, it would be a wonderful surprise for the veteran actor to clinch Best Actor.
Lai Lok Yi has four nominations including Best Actor for his role in Go! Go! Go! Operation C9 <C9 特工>, Favorite Male Character, Best Variety Show Host, and Favorite Onscreen Couple.
The hot favorites for Best Actress include: Mandy Wong (黃智雯) for Line Walker: Bull Fight, Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) for Legal Mavericks 2, Katy Kung (龔嘉欣) for Death by Zero <殺手>, and Selena Lee (李施嬅) for her role in Forensic Heroes IV <法證先鋒 IV>. Many people felt that Selena should have won last year for her popular performance in Barack O’ Karma <金宵大廈>.
Other nominees include Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Joyce Tang (滕麗名), Shiga Lin (連詩雅), Ali Lee (李佳芯), Samantha Ko (高海寧), and Elaine Yiu (姚子羚).
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.