TVB Announces Best Acting Nominations

By on December 17, 2020 in Hong Kong, Hot Gossip!, NEWS

TVB Announces Best Acting Nominations

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 GoGoGo! Operation C9 <C9 特工>, Favorite Male Character, Best Variety Show Host, and Favorite Onscreen Couple.

Best Actress Nominees

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 2Katy 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).

Source: Hket

This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.

49 comments to TVB Announces Best Acting Nominations

  1. seriously says:

    After seeing this list, the only requirement to be nominated was to be in ANY TVB series that aired this year, not if the acting was good. I

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  2. theyenman says:

    So…basically any actor/actress who was in at least one series this year for TVB? Seriously, what’s even the point of doing a nomination list?

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  3. gnomageddon says:

    *yawn* why do they even bother with a list when literally EVERYONE is nominated and on it? So dumb. They should just pick 5 nominees for each category instead.

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    • hetieshou replied:

      @gnomageddon
      Exactly! These awards are getting meaningless anyways.

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    • luye replied:

      @gnomageddon Hm it usually goes down to top 5 on award night. But for now, every artist is like “I’m so happy to get nominated. It’s a recognition in itself.”

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  4. conan2209 says:

    pretty disappointed that they did not include Moses and Ali for best onscreen couple/partner

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  5. vodka says:

    Give it to Lau Dan and no one will fight behind stage… he deserve it he been running sitcom for sooo long I can’t even remember he totally deserve it!

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    • c9killer replied:

      @vodka 100 percent behind this. Lau Dan killing it day in and day out with substance vs these other wannabes.

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      • luye replied:

        @c9killer @vodka LOL yes. Lau Dan makes a good villain in old dramas, like The Grand Canal. He was so fun to watch in The Condor Heroes too.

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  6. eleven says:

    Well… can’t say I’m suprised at how lackluster this list is lol. I didn’t even watch most of these series this year so I can’t really judge.

    Starting with best actor: Wayne, Moses and Michael are leagues above the rest so it wouldn’t really be fair since the actual work they are nominated aren’t even them at their best. I do think it’s about time Michael won something though, he’s played this character 3 times.

    Vincent already won for that same character so it’s a bit of a cop out (not that TVB hasn’t done it before). Again, not Raymond’s best performance despite being comparatively better than most on this list. Despite Kenneth’s ridiculous character, he actually did a really good job so I don’t mind if he wins.

    Joel Chan, Owen Cheung – they stole the spotlight in their respective shows but not award worthy. Wait what series is Owen even nominated for?

    Didn’t watch the rest.

    Best Actress:
    Mandy Wong & Ali Lee are the safest best. Mandy did good for a difficult character while Ali did exceptionally on an average character.

    Sisley Choi & Katy Kung impressed me but they are far from BA level. Selena was boring af in FH4.

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    • conan2209 replied:

      @eleven i bet they will give BA to Mandy, whether she is good or not does not matter.

      If you watched the anniversary show, she was the 1st actress (along with Natalie) to walk out in the opening. This only mean TVB has the intention to make her #1

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    • luye replied:

      @eleven I dont think Moses is on the same category as Wayne & Michael. Raymond Lam & Vincent Wong are better actors than Moses imo. Honestly, all of the actresses you mentioned are far from BA level, except Ali. Agree that Selena’s role was quite forgettable in FH4.

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      • eleven replied:

        @luye Oh definitely agree. I wrote this list in terms of a mixture of acting ability and and history in the industry.

        Relative to the rest of the nominees, in terms of history/status – Moses has been leading actor for years and have won before, much like Wayne.

        Although Vincent has won (and is better than Moses) he is still considered “young blood”. And Raymond is victim of the “nominated but never won” curse.

        Most of the actresses are terrible which is why I didn’t talk about them much. Acting-wise; Ali > Mandy > everyone but did get frozen for a while;
        Long-time popularity-wise; Selena > everyone but left TVB and played a boring character.
        Mandy is a bit of a mixture of skill and popularity so she might get it.

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      • luye replied:

        @eleven Mandy is tie with Priscilla to me. She was good in Swipe Tap Love.

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  7. bubbles23 says:

    How on earth is Katy Kung nominated for BA with a supporting role? These lists are so dumb basically everything has a nomination.
    Can kind of guess who will win the BAs. I just wanna know who the favourites and supporting winners are.

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    • tt23 replied:

      @bubbles23 if Katy gets a nominee for supporting then so should winki. Disappointing.

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      • bubbles23 replied:

        @tt23 :0 can’t believe she didn’t get nominated. She’s such a solid actress

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  8. tt23 says:

    This is the first time I’ve paid attention to these awards so I didn’t know it was basically everyone who gets nominated and some categories are voted by fans? Like best actor actress and drama.

    Makes it harder to recognize those that deserve it as fans usually vote for their favourites not because of performance.

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    • conan2209 replied:

      @tt23 i believe BA are not solely based on votes.

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      • tt23 replied:

        @conan2209 I hope not but it’s interesting that they do that. I definitely think it should be based on peers and experts

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @tt23 it was based on internal management decision in the past. I believe, for the sake of viewership, that they changed it to include votes of general public.

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  9. potatochip says:

    I think BA will go to Raymond, which given his overall body of work, I think he deserves. I am not done with LW3 yet, but even though the story has been poorly developed, it is nice to see him in a different, more mature fatherhood storyline. I am also on a warm and fuzzy high from watching the old Twin of Brothers. What a shame that TVB never used the cute Li Qian more.

    Michael is the heart of LW3, but it was LW1 that he was very in. Kudos goes to Wayne for DBZ, he was excellent. I am not done with LM2, and even though Vincent has been good, it doesn’t have the emotional depth of the first one and I am bored with it. Nice to see Paul Chun, what a treasure.

    Based on her promotion, I think Mandy will win. Her LW3 character is tailor made for an award, but she doesn’t quite embody it. The character’s words are abrupt, but she’s not awkward enough, but comes off as just stiff. I know it’s cliche, but wardrobe should have added glasses or even plainer suits. They still want to make her look pretty. She doesn’t seem like a brilliant savant.

    Priscilla wasn’t mentioned as a top contender, but she should be. LAD was poignant and in LW3, her relationship with Ben is deep and beautiful. She has shown a new tough, emotional side other than cute, girl-next-door.

    It is a travesty that Ali and Moses weren’t nominated as Best Couple because they have the best chemistry. I didn’t see the full list, but Wayne/Elena, Priscilla/Ben, Owen/Sisley, Owen/Winki and perhaps Michael/Elena are also deserving.

    I like either Owen or Mark Ma for BSA. Yoyo for BSA.

    And if TVB were smart, they would use Joseph Zeng right away. What a waste of a potentially good character, but it was their fault for such a bloated cast. Watching old series highlights howTVB does not have young 20 something year old actors to promote.

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    • tt23 replied:

      @potatochip BA has to be Raymond it’s just a shame LW3 wasn’t what we expected. Hopefully LW4 will make up for it.

      I definitely think Priscilla has one more year to go but I think she’s more talented than Mandy, way more depth and her acting is genuine. I find Mandy overacts and her acting is not genuine at all.

      BSA is Owen for me, even though I didn’t like airport strikers, every performance this year he showed great range and depth, made every character different and brought it to life. He was the standout for me in LW3. Best couple for me is definitely Owen/winki

      And YES joseph zeng. He’s good looking and can act. Definitely need to use him more. I didn’t think he was 23, so young.

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      • bubbles23 replied:

        @tt23 TVB could just skip the BSA for Owen and give him the popularity award instead, but he definitely is deserving of an award. He was the star in AC. I thought filming for TVB was a one-off thing for Joseph, seeing his career is bigger than most at tvb. Actually, bigger than all of them.

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      • tt23 replied:

        @bubbles23 ugh I hope they don’t but I see your point. Owen deserves to be recognized. He is truly a talent but also does tvb awards hold any significance anywhere else in the world?

        I don’t know much about Joseph before this but not surprised if he is so much bigger than all of them lol. I hope he’s in LW4 though! That would be fun.

        Have you watched any of the recent shows that came out? Ali’s show, HK love stories and the runner show with Joel? I just finished the impossible 3 which was not great lol

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      • bubbles23 replied:

        @tt23 I haven’t watched tvb dramas as I was watching the King Maker show and the volleyball drama from Viu (it’s cliche but refreshing) I will probably start the Ali show soon – actually excited for that!
        Owen is making his path to Best Actor, and I doubt it will take him 16 nominations to win it. Rather I just wish tvb recognizes those who work so hard but are underrated. But we know that rarely happens

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @bubbles23 Ali’s show starts off rather slow, think they spend too many episodes to introduce the characters…including the failed marriage of Ali. If it’s to be a comedy, I’m still not seeing it. I hope the next 5 will be better…

        There’s too much of Zero in Moses in this new role.

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      • bubbles23 replied:

        @conan2209 you mean there’s too much Moses in every character he plays lol. Haven’t started yet.

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      • luye replied:

        @tt23 Joseph starred as Zhang Wuji in the 2019 The Heaven and Dragon Saber.
        Ali’s show & Joel’s runner show are quite boring, but HK Love Stories on the other hand is AMAZING. Best drama of the year quality!

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @luye I think they spent too much time introducing the characters in Ali’s show….I hope the next 5 will be better…still not seeing the comedy it is

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      • luye replied:

        @conan2209 I stopped watching Beauty and the Boss. Does it get better?

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @luye yes it did…thank goodness, as much as I love Ali, I cannot bring myself to watch crappy stuff

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      • bubbles23 replied:

        @conan2209 I watched EP 1 and Moses is sooo annoying. I don’t know if I should keep going lol

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @bubbles23 it got better…I think they could not decide, on the first 5, if it’s a comedy or romance….

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      • tt23 replied:

        @conan2209 I am only watching this show for Ali. She’s great in this as always.

        Moses is SO annoying I don’t understand why he is playing his character like that. I don’t mind Edwin I think his character is funny. It’s not bad but also I don’t find myself chasing to watch each episode, at least not yet.

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @tt23 I’m also watching this show for Ali, have you voted for her ?

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      • tt23 replied:

        @conan2209 you bet. Also because who else would be worthy? Lol

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      • conan2209 replied:

        @tt23 there’s an unofficial one on FB, Mandys fans and Ali’s fans fighting pretty fiercely on it. I can’t vote for the HK one so been busy voting for the Malaysia one , 5 votes per day! :p

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      • luye replied:

        @tt23 @potatochip I dont think Joseph is signed w TVB?

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      • potatochip replied:

        @luye Yeah, I don’t think so either, but they should see how to sign him out get him to do more series. TVB does not have any young talent like him.

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    • luye replied:

      @potatochip Mark Ma was good, but Owen 100x deserves the award more.

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      • potatochip replied:

        @luye Perhaps Owen for Favorite Character and Mark for BSA? I really liked his autistic portrayal. Perhaps it’s because I know many autistic people and the storyline was extra touching.

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      • luye replied:

        @potatochip I agree, Mark did a great job as someone with autism. He should def get most improved because he’s been in TVB for 14 years. Owen is a hot favorite since he’s in Al Cappuccino, LM2, LW3, Airport Strikers, and The Offliners.

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  10. tt23 says:

    Anyone know where I can find the full list?

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  11. bubbles23 says:

    so I clicked on the original article and the full Best Actor list has Mark Ma and Ben Yuen on it for LAD and LW3. ROFL. This list is dumb af. Is this why Raymond has been nominated 16 times? Cause every “lead” has a nom.
    Elena, Yoyo, Angel, Winki are nominated for BSA. Phew.

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  12. exodus says:

    Agreed, would like to see Lau Dan get it and for female either Joyce or Selena. TVB awards aren’t truly awards haha…

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  13. settledown says:

    ba award –
    male: Lau, Dan
    female: either Mandy Wong or Sisley Choi

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  14. mulder99 says:

    I think all the nominations will get whittled down to the top 5 by awards night…
    Best Actress I think should be Priscilla Wong for Life After Death., Ali won it before so I doubt she will get it for Death by Zero even though she deserves it. All the others are rubbish.
    Best Actor, this is a tough one, but due to public voting, I think Raymond Lam might sneak in as he has a big fan base and never won. Moses, Wayne and Vincent has won it before,
    My dark horses would be Michael Mui or Lau Dan if Raymond doesn’t win.

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  15. sherla1019 says:

    How did Katy made it into the list of BA last i heard she was dreadful in Death by zero and her acting not great!

    The BA award should go to Joyce Tang and Lau Dan they deserve it the most dont know why TVB always overlook the ppl who could really act!!!

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