Raymond Lam Will Not Attend 48th TVB Anniversary Awards

By on December 1, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Since leaving TVB, Raymond Lam (林峯) signed a multi-million dollar contract with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG). Since he is no longer a TVB contracted artiste, it came as a surprise when Raymond’s performance in Line Walker <使徒行者> was nominated for Best Actor in the upcoming 48th TVB Anniversary Awards. Since the Best Actor will be selected through audience votes as well as TVB’s judging panel, Raymond does not think he will win. He will also not attend the awards ceremony on December 15.

With the exception of last year’s TV King, Dayo Wong (黃子華), TVB usually awards its own contracted artistes. Since mid-July, TVB has looked towards other actors such as Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), to replace Raymond.

Admitting defeat already, Raymond expressed, “I don’t really have confidence and I know my chances aren’t big. I think other nominees have greater chances. No, it’s unrelated [to not being a contracted artiste]. My performance has room for improvement. I have to work in Mainland China on the day [of the 48th TVB Anniversary Awards], so I will likely not be able to attend.”

Ron Ng and Wong Cho Lam to Follow Suit?

After Raymond’s departure, it is speculated that many of TVB’s existing artistes will also be following suit. Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) was rumored to be unhappy after losing TV Queen to Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) last year. Ron Ng (吳卓羲) and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) are reportedly planning their exits once their contracts end to pursue higher salaries outside the station.

Denying that Ron and Cho Lam’s decisions were influenced by his own departure, Raymond believes that everyone will make their own decisions based on their timing and reasons.

Prior to signing a full-time contract with EEG, Raymond had already collaborated with the entertainment giant on his music albums and concerts. Although Raymond never confirmed the price of his new contract, he is very satisfied with his current work environment and friendly colleagues.

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

57 comments to Raymond Lam Will Not Attend 48th TVB Anniversary Awards

  1. Vodka says:

    Raymond did good in line walker but Roger Kwok this year stand out the most … I believe TVB will give back the award back to Roger.

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    • Tvbfan replied:

      True there are no other good contenders. If they give it to Wayne it’s rigged if Ruco or Kenneth or Ron or Bosco wins it’s unfair. Michael Miu has a chance but he never usually gets the award. Raymond is un contracted so he has no chance unless TVB makes a deal with him for a new drama.

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      • Looooooooo replied:

        LF might have a chance on winning best character award & best series award . In my opinion , best actor award is the same with best character award. They hold the same golden statue award.

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      • Looooooooo replied:

        If you LF loses both, let the public bashed tvb for being unfair bcos the awards mentioned above is based on 100% public voting

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  2. Jake says:

    I think tvb never planned on giving Raymond tvb king maybe 620 and Tommy Leung favoured him and tried helping him get the award but it wasn’t there final say

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    • Looooooooo replied:

      This scenario remind of the similiarities:-

      Tvb=. Manchester united
      Lam fung= David beckham

      The in house stars cannot be bigger than the franchise

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  3. joojaibao says:

    I really dont think Raymond cares about the awards Idk what’s going to happen if all artist leaves TVB then whats left to watch??? I dont want to wtch Kate Grace Sisley Oscar Matthew Jason Him law I cant stand all of them ARRGGGHHH…….

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    • Ric replied:

      I don’t think there’s anything to fear. Countless artists have “left” TVB in the past few years and yet they all show up again eventually (e.g., Charmaine, Esther, Dayo, Steven Ma, Lawrence Ng).

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      • janet replied:

        the green pastures may not be that green.
        artistes will return to tvb after a while.

        mainland china is not stupid…if one is not popular in tvb, then don’t expect to be popular in china. linda and ron would be foolish if they think of venturing to china.

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      • Queen replied:

        But those who left and returned did not sign a contract with TVB. Charmaine, Esther etc are working with TVB on a per series contract.

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      • passingby replied:

        @janet, not true. Look at Hawick Lau and Sammul Chan.

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      • Alluka replied:

        However, there are some who never come back, such as Sammul Chan, Kong Wah and Deric On. There are some who cant find time to come back, such as Nick Cheung and Louis Koo. It is all up to the career outside TVB. If the career is blooming outside, TVB will be the second or third choice.

        And to get the old artists back, TVB has to pay much more than they used to pay when they are still in the nest. The artists are not sup-id, they venture out with a purpose.

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      • Alluka replied:

        @janet: Too bad, the case is varied. For example, Matthew Ko was demoted by TVB in years before his leave. He is almost forgot in the eyes of TVB and TVB fans. However, after his leave, he immediately captured by a big company in China (manager of Hu Bing) and got the leading role in a big series Shan Hai Jing Zhi Chi Ying Chuan Shuo. He is said to be paid HKD250,000 per eps for that series.

        Ron isnt foolish if he think of venturing to China. He is liked and used in China companies. He is having a leading role in his current Chinese series, acting with few of arising Chinese actresses (Tang Yan, Li Qin). Much better than staying in same type of supporting roles in TVB.

        As for Linda, guessing that she will follow her music career outside TVB. Her album sale isnt too bad and she still can act for TVB. Chinese market might be narrow for her.

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      • Vader replied:

        Matthew Ko got a surprisig huge backup in mainland, but his success will be determined by audience reaction after the series aired. Good luck to him.

        Sammul Chan is now stuck in Shanghai periodical pieces. I think he need to vary his filming presence and make some ancient and modern pieces too. He’s not that bad in that Ruby Lin series.

        Ron Ng is a nobody anymore in TVB. He need to go to mainland full time and make money while he still can. The series with Tang Yan is so so but the one with Li Qin has more ready followers and may got him some fan. That girl is lovable. I’ve heard from the grapevine that before Ron, the production has offered the male lead character to another TVB actor, who had to turn it down because of schedule clashes with another drama. That kinds shows that TVB actors reputation in mainland aren’t that shabby after all.

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    • Sheila replied:

      Why don’t you apply to be an actress with TVB since you dislike so many of them. You must be one super beauty , extremely talented and with heavenly personality.

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  4. annie says:

    thats sad, hes a tvb favorite, and he doesn’t even care about the awards…everybody just cant wait to leave tvb, but then they realize that if i leave where else can i act and work? if ur not popular in china, u can only work at tvb

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    • Alluka replied:

      Depending. The leaving artists mostly act in Chinese series; other companies such as ATV, HKTV, later has NowTV and I-cable; and movies (including HK and Chinese movies). The famous ones dont have to worry for their works because some companies will aim them immediately. The unpopular ones choose various works to do, such as being host.

      For example, Leila Tong dun work for TVB in years but her life is still good. Shirley Yeung is having a better career out of TVB. They are not popular in China but they still can have works in HK without TVB. At the same time, some TVB artists have to do more than one job to survive (Stephen Huynh, Halina Tam, etc.)

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      • MW replied:

        “Shirley Yeung is having a better career out of TVB.”

        And, TVB “claimed” that Shirley Yeung is not in demand. TVB is so “busted” with their lies. LOL 🙂

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      • Queen replied:

        A lot of artists don’t want to have contracts with TVB because the pay is little and it prohibits them to accepting acting jobs outside of TVB. Even endorsements deals have to be approved and managed by TVB. Those who are starting out will use TVB as a stepping stone. Once they gain popularity, they will fly the coop. There are also those who languish in supporting roles for years and just have to look for another alternative.

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      • Alluka replied:

        Not the first time TVB is so busted.

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      • Sheila replied:

        I thought Shirley is struggling with her finance and even had to resort to selling beer in nightclub.

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      • Alluka replied:

        You must miss the news she explained the situation.SShe wasnt sold beer, It was a function sponsored by Budweiser, therefore she hold a bottle of beer when performing

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  5. GingerMessiah says:

    We can argue as much as we want about how rigged and rubbish the TVB awards are. Yet, there is no other TV award as prestigious as TVB. It is the only award ceremony that people look forward to. When ATV host its anniversary and award ceremonies, even Nick Cheung thought so what? No one cares.

    Most if not all of you still check who won the TVB awards so stop bashing it. You all want your favourites to win it.

    Until another station like HKTV can rise to the occasion, all the money will be with TVB and that’s where the future of most aspiring artists will want to rise to play leads and win awards for recognition.

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    • Agree replied:

      Agree

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  6. Good I don’t even want to see him attend the ‘tvb anniversary ceremony’s ward ceremony 2014’!!!

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  7. Alluka says:

    Good that it is the last year his name is used for that award.

    This year Roger should win and will win, it is clearly enough.

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  8. Toby says:

    Linda sounds so petty! Kristal deserves it last year and this year it’s Charmaine! Linda should be thankful she keep getting lead roles!

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    • Jane replied:

      @tobby it was just a rumor, it might not be the truth

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    • bbbb replied:

      I’ll take this news abt linda being upset with a large dose of salt. You know how the media loves to spin stories of jealousy and pettiness among artistes.

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  9. jason says:

    that why LF should leave tvb long ago… it like a sinking ship now whahaha….

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    • HeShouWu replied:

      It’s pretty bad sportmanship for LF to not attend an awards ceremony merely because he is not confident of his chances. He was nominated by the TV station that gave birth to his career, and he owes it to his fans to show his face. He’s being a bad role model. That’s alright, he’s already made a joke of the yearly Jade Solid Gold awards. Don’t need to ruin another one.

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      • Looooooooo replied:

        Disagree , tvb is the real joke

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      • Kidd replied:

        “It’s pretty bad sportmanship for LF to not attend an awards ceremony merely because he is not confident of his chances.”

        Yeah, it’s pretty bad sportmanship IF it’s merely because of his slim chance of winning. But, it’s not. He has to work in Mainland China on that day. He said so on the same paragraph.

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      • Alluka replied:

        If he doesnt attend, his fans wont attend. He doesnt owe his fans to show his face because his fans will be in other place for his function on that day. And no, He doesnt make a joke in JSG award, never made any joke because there, He was awarded for what he brought to TVB. It is mutual benefit.

        Ruin an award? He has never attended your illusionate award, how can ruin it? Understanding that you are angry for nothing but you are ridiculous.

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      • Looooooooooo replied:

        Tvb need LF to ascend the ratings.if LF attended the ceremony , more viewers would

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      • Looooooooooo replied:

        Tvb need LF to ascend the ratings.if LF attended the ceremony , more viewers will be attracted with LF & charmaine as couples

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    • Looooooooo replied:

      But I think he should attend jsg ceremony

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      • Looooooooo replied:

        Because it is a popularity award ceremony

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  10. Daddumm says:

    People should leave him alone. Wheiter he wants to attend it or not, its seriously his own choice. Do you seriously think by commenting on how LF’s sportmanship is bad would make him attend. No! I’m not a fan of his (but i do think his acting is good). People are only judging him because he is Lam Fung. Lol. People like to judge him from all aspects. Dating, acting..etc..
    Even if the public or simply you guys dont like or agree with what he does, do you think he cares? Nah. He’s a rich heir and earning himself alot of money in showbiz.You might not like his singing,acting, dancing or spoiling his girlfriend. But his fans are buying his albums and concert tickets, which is what entertainers want. About spoiling Karena. If you had the money, you’d do that too. Peopke are jealous that LF has money to spend, while they cant afford stuffs or trips that LF can. You can call him uncle, but hey he’s good looking for 35 year old.

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    • XoXo replied:

      You’re just one of his delusional fans. Defending him through everything…

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      • Alluka replied:

        You are just one of the change name sore losers.

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    • Daddumm replied:

      @bangbang
      I’m not trying to get his attention by defending nor am i defending him. I’m just telling the truth, the reality. People should just accept the fact that Raymond can and will make his own choices. Who are we to tell him what to do. We’re only outsiders.

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      • Bang Bang replied:

        after all u posted -> ” People are only jidgung him because he is Lam Fung” etc. You call that Not Defending him? Whats wrong with you?

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      • Alluka replied:

        Even if s/he defended him, what’s wrong with you?

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      • June replied:

        If people can bash him, what is wrong defending him ?

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      • Loooooooo replied:

        If I bash you,june. Would bang bang defend you?

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      • June replied:

        Looooooooo
        No need to raise your BP over my comment. I think you have misunderstood my meaning. What I meant is ‘If you people can bash him, why can’t we defend him ? Lol….

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      • Looooooooo replied:

        Sorry, I m bor tak cer

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  11. June says:

    Daddumm is not defending him. He/she is stating the facts. You’re the one being bias.

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    • Daddumm replied:

      Thank you for stating that out.

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      • Looooooo replied:

        Agree

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  12. coco says:

    I am not a fan of LF but he is a very decent n gd actor. What he does is his own business and does not deserve to be bashed.If you dont have any positive things to say about him then pl dont spout untruths to put him down.

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  13. Lilian Chang says:

    Well said. TVB will not hand the Best Actor award to him, dont bother to attend

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  14. Looooooooo says:

    Sorry , I ” Bo tak cher”

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  15. Looooooooo says:

    As in taiwanese means less educated

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  16. jason says:

    ya, i agree LF is judged on cos of his background, his dad but as his fan, we all look at his music and drama etc…. not by looking at his face or background… beside i feel LF is a humble and kind person, so if he hv no work on that day, he sure will attend and EEG say that on 15 Dec he has work in mainland, so all hater stop bashing him cos of u think he is a sore loser or jealously…. we as his fans will always support him in whtever he do

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  17. AL says:

    LF…support you wherever you go!

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