|Ben Wong, Jerry Koo, Elliott Ngok, Chan Kwok Bong
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|Niki Chow, Kate Tsui, Tavia Yeung
|Moses Chan and Wayne Lai face the Best Actor competition lightly
|Ben Wong may be displeased about the lack of a nomination but sitll attends the announcement
|Golden Goddesses Eliza Sam and Christine Kuo become this year's award focus
|THE CONFIDANT's Michelle Yim and Wayne Lai are Best Actress and Best Actor favorites
|WHEN HEAVEN BURNS
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TVB yesterday announced its Anniversary Award 2012 nominations. Every year the Best Actor and the Best Actress awards have caught attention, this year TVB even uses a general election format. THE CONFIDANT's Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung, THE LAST STEEP ASCENT's Moses Chan Ho and HIGHS AND LOWS' Raymond Lam Fung are seen as the favorites. As for Best Actress, it will be between SILVER SPOON STERLING SHACKLES' Tavia Yeung Yi and HIGHS AND LOWS' Kate Tsui Tsz Shan. Two otaku goddesses Christine Kuo and Eliza Sam are also nominated, Heung Heung even received three nominations as the most nominated actress.
Lai Yiu Cheung was seen as the Best Actor favorite, but he was only half confident because he did not know how this year's voting has been. Like the Legislative Council election he had to where the votes came from. He felt it was 50/50 and he did not know about the audience direction. Speaking of Lam Fung's numerous fans, Cheung Jai said that viewers come in many varieties. Each actor would have his own supporters and everyone's selling points are different. He joked that he was selling the eunuch as an idol.
Chan Ho was nominated with THE LAST STEEP ASCENT. Aimee Chan Yan Mei was also nominated for Best Actress with the series but some online questioned that she was only a supporting actress and was unqualified. Chan Ho said that the nomination was not up to his girlfriend as the company arranged for it. He like his girlfriend did not know what he was nominated for and he believed that his girlfriend would not ask to be nominated for Best Actor. The most important was performing well and the character. Did his heart ache over the criticism of his girlfriend? He pointed out that show business had to tolerate pressure, someone would always either like or dislike you.
Tsui Tsz Shan was dressed casually and admitted that she was very nervous and even distracted because of the way she dressed. She admitted that she was confident in her character and the series had responses after its run. In the future she will continue to promote for her series and campaign along the way. She wanted to win the Best Series the most. As for opponents, she said, "(Myolie Wu) Hung Yi, Yeung Yi, Mai Shuet (Michelle Yim) and (Linda) Chung Ka Yun all have chances. I am half and half." Did she rely on the rape scene to break out? She said that it would not be just up to one scene! Yet if everyone sympathized with her character and voted for her, she did not mind.
Yeung Yi dressed up and joked that the result could not be based on the press conference. She was confident and would ask friends to vote for her. Reportedly when she learned that Tsz Shan would win she was absent from the anniversary show. Yeung Yi said, "How can I have the ability to predict the future?" She explained that because her leg injury was still acting up, she only stayed home to watch the program that day. Reporters said that she was still in high heels yesterday despite her injury, she said, "I can't walk too long, this type of shoes have a thicker bottom and is a little better."
In addition, Eliza Sam received the most nominations with three. She will even compete with Christine Kuo for the Leaping Improvement Female Artist Award. Heung Heung said that in comparison to last year she has improved a lot at work and with her Cantonese. She hoped to win the Leaping Improvement Award. Lady Kuo would also like to win the Leaping Improvement female artist award. Reporters said that she had to chase down Heung Heung, she said that she was the one being chased and thought she was already very happy with the nomination.
This year's Best Supporting Actor competition is fierce. Rising in popular with his character So Gay, Jerry Koo Ming Wa and THE CONFIDANT scene stealing Chan Kwok Bong are both favorites. They yesterday attended the press conference. Koo Ming Wa reminded everyone to support the So Gay character and got teary eyed. However, with his outstanding performance in HIGHS AND LOWS Ben Wong Chi Yin was not nominated. Yesterday he even had to be the guest announcer. Some said that Ben was displeased. At the press conference, host Carol Cheng Yui Ling asked Ben, "Are you okay?" Ben awkwardly said, "Great." Later he said that TVB truly has too many good actors.
Since he was not nominated, did Ben think about skipping the press conference? He admitted that he was very helpless but he had to be responsible and have sportsmanship. Ben pointed out that the company set the nominations, he would continue to work hard. Now nothing can be changed. He said, "I am a little disappointed, I have to adjust emotionally." As a TVB "biological son", he said that the company has many "biological sons". Did this incident make him want to leave? he said that he still had a contract with the company. He also summed up with "Wong Chi Yin will keep working hard."
TVB executive Elaine Lok Yi Lin said that each committee member would choose ten nominees, she voted for Ben. However she did not know the result until yesterday. She said that good actors were truly numerous, Cheung Kwok Keung was not nominated either. She hoped that next year the company will be able to increase the nominations. Would she need to comfort Wong Chi Yin? She said, "Of course." Was she worried that he would be disillusioned and leave? She admitted that she could not worry about so much and had to respect the rules. In addition, reportedly Raymond Lam Fung was spoiled and did not posed for the group photo on the anniversary night. Ms. Lok explained that Lam Fung was present all night but because he went to the bathroom he did not hear the group photo call. She said, "He really wanted to be a part of it, he was even stomping his feet and saying that he wanted his head to be added into the photo."
THE TVB ANNIVERSARY AWARD NOMINATIONS 2123
Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung (THE CONFIDANT)
Moses Chan Ho (THE LAST STEEP ASCENT)
Kevin Cheng Ka Wing (GLOVES COME OFF)
Raymond Lam Fung (HIGHS AND LOWS)
Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming (THE HIPPOCRATIC CRUSH)
Bosco Wong Chung Chak (WITNESS INSECURITY)
Roger Kwok Chun On (QUEENS OF DIAMONDS AND HEARTS)
Damien Lau Chung Yun (SILVER SPOON, STERLING SHACKLES)
Joe Ma Tak Chung (TIGER CUBS)
Raymond Wong Ho Yin (GLOVES COME OFF)
Michelle Yim (Mai Shuet) (THE CONFIDANT)
Tavia Yeung Yi (SILVER SPOON, STERLING SHACKLES)
Kate Tsui Tsz Shan (HIGHS AND LOWS)
Charmaine Sheh Si Man (WHEN HEAVEN BURNS)
Fala Chen (QUEENS OF DIAMONDS AND HEARTS)
Liza Wang Ming Cheun (DIVAS IN DISTRESS)
Linda Chung Ka Yun (WITNESS INSECURITY)
Aimee Chan Yan Mei (THE LAST STEEP ASCENT)
Niki Chow Lai Kei (BOTTLED PASSION)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jerry Koo Ming Wa (DIVAS IN DISTRESS)
Elliott Ngok Wa (THE CONFIDANT)
Vincent Wong Ho Shun (SILVER SPOON, STERLING SHACKLES)
Jazz Lam Chi Sin (GHETTO JUSTICE II)
Ram Chiang Chi Kwong (WITNESS INSECURITY)
Oscar Leung Lit Wai (L'ESCARGOT)
Chan Kwok Bong (THE CONFIDANT)
Law Chung Him (THE HIPPOCRATIC CRUSH)
Edwin Siu Jing Nam (DADDY GOOD DEEDS)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Aimee Chan Yan Mei (THE CONFIDANT)
Eliza Sam (DIVAS IN DISTRESS)
Mandy Wong Chi Man (L'ESCARGOT)
Christine Kuo (GHETTO JUSTICE II)
Helena Law Lan (THE LAST STEEP ASCENT)
Mary Ho Ma Lei (THREE KINGDOMS RPG)
Nancy Wu Ting Yun (GLOVES COME OFF)
Elena Kong Mei Yi (SILVER SPOON, STERLING SHACKLES)
Florence Kwok Siu Wan (KING MAKER)
Rachel Kan Mo Wa (MASTER OF PLAY)
LEAPING IMPROVEMENT MALE ARTIST
Law Ching Him
Oscar Leung Lit Wai
Edwin Siu Jing Nam
Vincent Wong Ho Shun
LEAPING IMPROVEMENT FEMALE ARTIST
Cilla Kung (Lok Tung)
Mandy Wong Chi Man
Katy Kung Ka Yun