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|Carol Cheng calls the BOUNTY LADY Best Actor Dayo Wong to congratulate him|
|BROTHER'S KEEPER Best Actress Krystal Tin loses her composure|
|Despite winning Most Popular Male Character Julian Cheung cannot hide his disappointment|
|Pre race Best Actress favorite Linda Chung congratulates Krystal Tin|
|Patrick Kong presents Best Series to TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES' Julian Cheung and surprise guest Francis Ng|
|Eliza Sam and Vincent Wong win MOST IMPROVED ACTRESS and MOST IMPROVED ACTOR|
|Priscilla Wong and Tony Hung receive Best Hosts and Best Informative Program with PILGRIMAGE OF WEALTH 2|
|Wu Fung and Joe Junior accepts the Best Variety Program award with THREE AMIGOS BON VOYAGE. Patrick Tse is absent.|
|On Tak Chun, Mary Hon, Suet Nei, Helen Ma, Lau Kong receive their well deserved Outstanding Actor Awards|
|TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2 Best Supporting Actress Elena Kong says that she has considered quitting acting|
|BOUNTY LADY's Hui Siu Hung receives Best Supporting Actor|
|Elena Kong embraces Kenneth Ma and even thanks him for "choking" her down during her acceptance speech|
|Lau Siu Ming mistakenly calls Norman Leung "Chairman Peng"|
|Tavia Yeung and Kevin Cheng thank Mainland viewers for their awards|
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The 2013 TVB Anniversary Award took place last night with one surprise after another. The absent Dayo Wong Chi Wai with BOUNTY LADY (MY SING LADY) won his first Best Actor. Krystal Tin Yui Nei with BROTHER'S KEEPER (GUI LUN) won Best Actress. The program's anti climax came when the Best Actor favorite, "Cool Demon" Julian Cheung Chi Lam received the "Most Popular Male Television Character" and asked with frustration if TVB disliked him. He even made "honorable children" comments and could not hide his disappointment. Best Series went to TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2 (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU II).
This year five categories were open to viewer voting. The Most Popular Male and Female Television Characters were 100% based on viewer votes. Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Series were 50% professional jury and 50% viewer votes. The total vote count was 931,487 votes, 100,616 of which were for "Most Popular Female Television Character" Tin Yui Nei, 77,948 for "Most Popular Male Television Character" Cheung Chi Lam.
Wong Chi Wa won his first Best Actor with BOUNTY LADY. He was the only absent nominee among the top five. The winner announcement was truly a surprise. When host Carol Cheng Yui Lam called to interview Wong Chi Wa, he said that he was in Shanghai. When he learned that he won, he jokingly asked who voted. When he found out both viewers and a professional jury did, he happily said, "The award has recognition."
On the eve of the award show, Cheung Chi Lam said that he worried about the result of being the favorite was disappointment. His words came true. Although he received 77,948 votes for the Most Popular Male Television Character, when the award was announced his smile was forced. When he accepted the award he even made a "honorable children" comment out of frustration and sent a chill throughout the event.
Cheung Chi Lam looked serious when he accepted the award. He emotionally said, "Does this mean TVB dislikes me? Why can I only win when it was all viewer votes? Actually I want to say, even though biological children are lovable, another type of children are even more lovable. When you need them they would appear just in time, they are called honorable children." Cheung Chi Lam seemed to be making insinuations and the live atmosphere immediately grew chilly.
In comparison, Francis Ng Chun Yu who attended as a surprise also lost Best Actor but was cooler. He even said that he was satisfied with the result. Cheung Chi Lam after the program ended left after THE SCOOP's live interview, perhaps his rage has yet to subside. He did not stay for a press interview. Later he explained that no one informed him to stay for interviews. In addition fans were waiting in the rain for him outside Television City, thus he was in a hurry to meet them. TVB could do nothing about Cheung Chi Lam's early departure.
After the program Cheung Chi Lam revealed that he made a wager with his wife Len Len (Anita Yuen Wing Yi). His wife knew better so he would be willing top pay up and give diamond jewelry to his wife as promised. Cheung Chi Lam said, "Actually I bought it long ago, I should give it to her whether I win or lose. Sometimes when you make a wager it can be win win." Len Len comforted her husband online. "Tonight you are very, very handsome! Receiving viewers' liking and appreciation should be what an actor needs, be grateful!"
Tin Yui Nei crushed the favorite Linda Chung Ka Yun, winning both Best Actress and Most Popular Female Television Character". She lost her composure when she accepted the award. Chung Ka Yun was not disappointed and said that she will keep working harder next year.
Cheung Chi Lam's "honorable children" comment seemed to express that he made a series to save TVB rating out of honor, in return honorable children did not receive TVB's love.
According to the top three score that the event announced, Wong Chi Wa's professional jury score was 28.16 but viewer voting was the lowest among the top three with 19.87. In the end he won with a total score of 48.04, crushing the second place score of 42.29.
Best Actor's second and third place received more viewer votes, obviously Cheung Chi Lam has won viewers over but not TVB jury recognition. In other words Wong Chi won with higher TVB jury scores.
Elena Kong Mei Yi got emotional when she won Best Supporting Actress as nominees gave her a standing ovation. She even raised the award and screamed, "Ma, I won an award!" Kong Mei Yi said that several years ago she considered quitting acting because her performance had no viewer. She thanked TVB for taking her in and jokingly thanked (Kenneth) Ma Kwok Ming for willing to "choke" her down. Will she celebrate the award with a wedding? She said, "I already won an award, I don't have to get married."
Hui Siu Hung's Best Supporting Actress award led to an uproar in the audience. When he accepted an award he jokingly asked if people "turned off their television" and said that TVB was very innocent. Since TVB was not in charge of issuing licenses, people should turn off the government instead.
Hui Siu Hung continued. "The award is quite a surprise. Last year I received the Outstanding Actor Award. This time I won again." Was he afraid of the "curse" and not have any job? Hui Siu Hung joked, "I am not worried, I don't want to work either!"
Lau Siu Ming received the Lifetime Achievement Award. He said that earlier he received a call from the company asking for his whereabouts. At the time he was working in Taiwan and the company asked him to return to Hong Kong to attend the award show, but only saying that "something interesting will happen" and asking him to dress up. He thought he was going to be a guest presenter.
Ming Sir said that in the past he was already satisfied with presenting awards to others because his teacher taught him that fortune for others was happiness for himself too. Ming sir has not planned a celebration because he did not have many fans and he was not considered a star. When CEO Norman Leung Nai Peng presented the award, Ming Sir mistakenly thanked "Chairman Peng".
Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and Tavia Yeung Yi won the newly added TVB Mainland China Most Popular TVB series male and female artist poll. TVB and Mainland Youku Tudou site organized the award for Mainland viewers to vote online. Cheng Ka Wing defeated Raymond Lam Fung, Bosco Wong Chung Chak, Ma Kwok Ming and Cheung Chi Lam with 38% of the votes. Yeung Yi held off the second place Charmaine Sheh Si Man and defeated Chung Ka Yung, Niki Chow Lai Kei, Kate Tsui Tsz Shan with 41% of the total votes.
Cheng Ka Wing and Yeung Yi yesterday attended the award ceremony. Ka Wing thanked Mainland viewers and friends for their support. As for a raise, he said, "I can't be like this." TVB executive Elaine Lok Yi Ling joked that Ka Wing could buy a home with one Mainland series. Ka Wing said, "No such thing, only she said that. I am just making a living! Let's not talk about prices, it's so sensitive."
However he admitted that now he had choices with series and quality came first. However next April he will return to TVB for a series, probably a police drama. Who will he work with? He said, "Sheh Si Man, (Myolie) Wu Hung Yi, Yeung Yi, Chung Ka Yun, Tin Yui Nei and others, I can work with anyone."
Yeung Yi wore a Viola Chan low cut evening gown design with HK$7 million diamond jewelry sponsorship. She said, "Ka Wing deserves his award. Although I rarely make Mainland series, viewers like me from watching TVB series. I also deserve it."
As for being able to defeat second place Ah Sheh, she said, "I am really very, very happy because it has never happened to me before." Yeung Yi thanked Mainland viewers. If her schedule next year permitted she would like to make a Mainland series. 2013 TVB ANNIVERSARY AWARD
BEST SERIES: TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2
BEST ACTOR: DAYO WONG CHI WA (BOUNTY LADY)
BEST ACTRESS: KRYSTAL TIN YUI NA (BROTHER'S KEEPER)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Benz Hui Siu Hung (BOUNTY LADY)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Elena Kong Mei Yi (TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2)
MOST IMPROVED ACTOR: Vincent Wong Ho Shun
MOST IMPROVED ACTRESS: Eliza Sam Lai Heung
MOST POPULAR MALE CHARACTER: Julian Cheung Chi Lam (TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES 2)
MOST POPULAR FEMALE CHARACTER: Krystal Tin Yui Nei (BROTHER'S KEEPER)
BEST HOSTS: Priscilla Wong Chui Yu and Tony Hung Wing Sing (PILGRIMAGE OF WEALTH 2)
BEST VARIETY PROGRAM: THREE AMIGOS BON VOYAGE
BEST INFORMATIVE PROGRAM: PILGRIMAGE OF WEALTH 2
OUTSTANDING ACTORS: Suet Nei, Mary Hon Ma Lei, Anderson Junior (On Tak Chun), Helen Ma Hoi Lun, Lau Kong
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:; Lau Siu Ming