TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 Nomination List


Malaysia had actually started to organize awards presentation to honour the best of TVB series aired every year for a quite a long history. First, we had the annual Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Awards beginning early 2000s, of which the series in contest are roughly a year later than the original broadcast run in Hong Kong. Then, it was replaced with My AOD Favourites Awards in late 2000s not long after Astro on Demand channel is introduced to Malaysians that offers latest TVB series. And for this year’s awards, Astro on Demand is surprisingly not involved as it is the TVB Entertainment News Channel that organize the 2013 awards. And the name changed AGAIN; it’s now called as TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013.

tvb star awards malaysia 2013

(Image is screenshot from the home page of the awards’ official website: http://tvbstarawards.com.my/2013/)

As usual, this awards is based on all-voting system and only Malaysians are eligible to do so. Show your support to your favourite TVB artists and series which had done well this year by voting them. Go to this official website: http://tvbstarawards.com.my/2013/. Register first, and then you can start voting easily. The voting began from 1st till 22nd November and you can vote once to all awards’ categories every day. You may even win some prizes, including tickets to the awards show which will be held on 1st December 2013 (Sunday), at Kenanga Wholesale City, Kuala Lumpur. This year, there are 13 categories, and here it is for the nomination list, accompanied with my brief analysis;

My Favourite TVB Drama Series
“Inbound Troubles”
“Season of Love”
“A Great Way to Care II”
“Slow Boat Home”
“A Change of Heart”
“Awfully Lawful”
“Triumph in the Skies II”
“Always and Ever”
“Sniper Standoff”
“Brother’s Keeper”
“Will Power”
“The Hippocratic Crush II”

My pick: The Hippocratic Crush II. 

Will win: Triumph in the Skies II.

Comment: It will be a little disadvantage to The Hippocratic Crush II as it has not finish airing yet when the voting ends. However, I do look forward to this sequel after watching its very promising trailers. Triumph in the Skies II, another sequel series, is highly popular this year, and eventhough it’s not that awesome, but I think it will win as it appeals to younger demographics, the group that will vote and eventually determine the winners.

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role
Roger Kwok (“Inbound Troubles”)
Wong Cho Lam (“Inbound Troubles”)
Bosco Wong (“A Change of Heart”)
Francis Ng (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Julian Cheung (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Ron Ng (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Ruco Chan (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Edwin Siu (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Moses Chan (“Will Power”)
Wayne Lai (“Will Power”)
Kenneth Ma (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)
Lawrence Ng (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)

My pick: Kenneth Ma / Ruco Chan

Will win: Julian Cheung 

Comment: I don’t mind Kenneth Ma winning Malaysia’s TV King for the second time in a row if his character is still very likeable in The Hippocratic Crush II. Of course, his character in the sequel will no longer be that fresh, and hence lower chance this time. Julian Cheung is very popular choice now due to his Captain Koo’s character in the Triumph in the Skies II, but I still find his character not that good or exciting after all. People, please judge performance properly.

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role
Sharon Chan (“Friendly Fire”)
Nancy Wu (“Season of Love”)
Louise Lee (“Reality Check”)
Niki Chow (“A Change of Heart”)
Joey Meng (“A Change of Heart”)
Fala Chen (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Myolie Wu (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Esther Kwan (“Always and Ever”)
Kate Tsui (“Sniper Standoff”)
Linda Chung (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Kristal Tin (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Tavia Yeung (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)

My pick: Linda Chung / Krystal Tin

Will win: Linda Chung

Comment: Eventhough there is nothing that outstanding from Linda’s character in Brother’s Keeper, but it is no doubt her acting has becomes very solid and convincing nowadays. She had worked hard for so many years, and I think it’s time for her. Her another co-star in the series, Krystal Tin had a very interesting and engaging character and she may be a serious contender this year. 

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Edwin Siu (“A Great Way to Care II”)
Vincent Wong (“A Change of Heart”)
Pal Sinn (“Awfully Lawful”)
Him Law (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Patrick Dunn (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Pierre Ngo (“Always and Ever”)
Ben Wong (“Always and Ever”)
Louis Yuen (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Jason Chan (“Will Power”)
Benjamin Yuen (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)

My pick: Pierre Ngo

Will win: – 

Comment: None of them had a breakthrough character. Nothing much to comment on. If I’m to choose, I pick Pierre Ngo. I didn’t watch Always and Ever, but I think his acting is undeniably good after being highlighted in 2009’s Rosy Business.

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role
Samantha Ko (“Friendly Fire”)
Ivana Wong (“Inbound Troubles”)
Angela Tong (“Inbound Troubles”)
Christine Kuo (“A Great Way to Care II”)
Mandy Wong (“A Change of Heart”)
Grace Wong (“Awfully Lawful”)
Nancy Wu (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Elena Kong (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Rebecca Zhu (“Always and Ever”)
Eliza Sam (“Sniper Standoff”)

My pick: Elena Kong

Will win: Nancy Wu / Elena Kong

Comment: I’m very comfortable with Elena Kong. She did very well in Silver Spoons, Sterling Shackles last year but not recognized with any award. Again, she performed excellently on Triumph in the Skies II. Out of all nominees, she deserves it the most. 

My Favourite TVB Promising Actor
Jason Chan (“Missing You”, “Will Power”)
William Chak (“Season of Love”, “Triumph in the Skies II”, “Sniper Standoff”)
Sammy Sum (“The Day of Days”, “A Change of Heart”, “Always and Ever”)
Mat Yeung (“The Day of Days”, “Slow Boat Home”, “Karma Rider”)
Benjamin Yuen (“A Change of Heart”, “Always and Ever”, “The Hippocratic Crush II”)

My pick: Benjamin Yuen

Will win: Benjamin Yuen / Sammy Sum

Comment: Nothing much to comment. Nothing outstanding from them. 

My Favourite TVB Promising Actress
Priscilla Wong (“Reality Check”, “Karma Rider”)
Elaine Yiu (“Slow Boat Home”, “A Change of Heart”)
Grace Wong (“Awfully Lawful”, “The Hippocratic Crush II”)
Rebecca Zhu (“Triumph in the Skies II”, “Always and Ever”)
Eliza Sam (“Triumph in the Skies II”, “Sniper Standoff”, “The Hippocratic Crush II”)

My pick: Rebecca Zhu

Will win: Rebecca Zhu, Eliza Sam

Comment: I had to admit that Rebecca did improve. However, I find Eliza had quite a convincing role in The Hippocratic Crush II just by looking at the trailers. She may be a dark horse.

My Favourite TVB On Screen Couple
Roger Kwok & Joey Meng (“Inbound Troubles”)
Louis Cheung & Ivana Wong (“Inbound Troubles”)
Bosco Wong & Niki Chow (“A Change of Heart”)
Francis Ng & Fala Chen (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Julian Cheung & Fala Chen (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Ron Ng & Myolie Wu (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Him Law & Nancy Wu (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Bobby Au Yeung & Esther Kwan (“Always and Ever”)
Ruco Chan & Linda Chung (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Kenneth Ma & Tavia Yeung (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)

My pick: Kenneth Ma & Tavia Yeung

Will win: Kenneth Ma & Tavia Yeung

Comment: Kenneth and Tavia pairing is the best I have seen in recent years. They may easily continue this kind of on-screen chemistry on The Hippocratic Crush II. A lovely on-screen couple that gets you engaged to the series they are in.
My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song
圍牆 (“A Great Way to Care II”) – Edwin Siu
明白了 (“Karma Rider”) – Hubert Wu
衝上雲霄 (“Triumph in the Skies II”) – George Lam
意想不到 (“Always and Ever”) – Ngo Ka Nin
續集 (“The Hippocratic Crush II”) – Joey Yung

My pick: The Hippocratic Crush II – Joey Yung

Will win: The Hippocratic Crush II – Joey Yung

Comment: This awards usually favours theme songs that are most recently played. The theme song for The Hippocratic Crush II by Joey Yung had a better appeal and melody, just like the original series last year. 

My Favourite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters
Sharon Chan (“Friendly Fire”)
Wong Cho Lam (“Inbound Troubles”) *
Roger Kwok (“Inbound Troubles”)
Ivana Wong (“Inbound Troubles”)
Louise Lee (“Reality Check”)
Alex Fong (“A Great Way to Care II”)
Natalie Tong (“Bullet Brain”)
Ada Choi (“Beauty at War”)
Raymond Wong (“Slow Boat Home”)
Aimee Chan (“Slow Boat Home”)
Michael Miu (“A Change of Heart”)
Bosco Wong (“A Change of Heart”) *
Niki Chow (“A Change of Heart”)
Joey Meng (“A Change of Heart”) *
Johnson Lee (“Awfully Lawful”)
Francis Ng (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Julian Cheung (“Triumph in the Skies II”) *
Fala Chen (“Triumph in the Skies II”) *
Myolie Wu (“Triumph in the Skies II”)
Ron Ng (“Triumph in the Skies II”) *
Nancy Wu (“Triumph in the Skies II”) *
Bobby Au Yeung (“Always and Ever”)
Esther Kwan (“Always and Ever”)
Ngo Ka Nin (“Always and Ever”)
Michael Tse (“Sniper Standoff”)
Eddie Cheung (“Sniper Standoff”)
Kathy Chow (“Sniper Standoff”)
Kate Tsui (“Sniper Standoff”) *
Ruco Chan (“Brother’s Keeper”) *
Edwin Siu (“Brother’s Keeper”)
Linda Chung (“Brother’s Keeper”) *
Kristal Tin (“Brother’s Keeper”) *
Moses Chan (“Will Power”) *
Wayne Lai (“Will Power”)
Christine Ng (“Will Power”)
Lawrence Ng (“The Hippocratic Crush II”) *
Kenneth Ma (“The Hippocratic Crush II”) *
Tavia Yeung (“The Hippocratic Crush II”) *
Him Law (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)
Mandy Wong (“The Hippocratic Crush II”)

* The ones with a star in the end are my picks. 

My Favourite TVB Variety Programme
“Shop & Chop”
“Office of Practical Jokes”
“Super Trio Maximus”
“The Voice of the Stars”
“Pilgrimage of Wealth”

My pick: Super Trio Maximus

Will win: Super Trio Maximus / Office of Practical Jokes

Comment: Office of Practical Jokes is fun but had very little episodes. Definitely not enough. Super Trio Maximus is as usual, very entertaining. 

My Favourite TVB Enrichment Programme
“From Hand to Art”
“Pilgrimage of Hope”
“Hong Kong So Blessed”
“Sidewalk Scientist”
“Xtreme Marathon”

Comment: Didn’t watch any of them and hence couldn’t judge. 

My Favourite TVB Host in Variety Programme
Maria Cordero (“Shop & Chop”)
Johnson Lee (“Office of Practical Jokes”)
Eric Tsang, Chin Ka Lok, Jerry Lamb, Jordan Chan, Louis Yuen, King Kong, Elvina Kong, Lan Sai & Otto Wong (“Super Trio Maximus”)
Tony Hung & Priscilla Wong (“Pilgrimage of Wealth”)
Carol Cheng & Amigo Choi (“The Voice of the Stars”)

My pick: Eric Tsang, Chin Ka Lok, Jerry Lamb, Jordan Chan, Louis Yuen, King Kong, Elvina Kong, Lan Sai & Otto Wong (“Super Trio Maximus”)

Will win: Eric Tsang, Chin Ka Lok, Jerry Lamb, Jordan Chan, Louis Yuen, King Kong, Elvina Kong, Lan Sai & Otto Wong (“Super Trio Maximus”), Johnson Lee (“Office of Practical Jokes”)

Agree to my opinions? The result will be up on 1st December 2013, and let’s wait whether the result matches mostly to my predictions or not. This awards is always known as the prelude or forecast to the upcoming TVB Anniversary Awards.

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5 Responses to “TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 Nomination List”

  1. Lee lay Peng Says:

    How to get entry ticket

    • vincentloy Says:

      You have to vote frequently on its official website, but now voting is already closed. The other way to get ticket is to go to the promotional campaign by the HK nominees coming to Malaysia, but I think that are over too. Hence, couldn’t help you on that.

  2. Do you have any friends planning to put this event ticket on sale ?

  3. […] below is the full of list of winners of the ceremony (full nomination list in my previous post: https://vincentloy.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/tvb-star-awards-malaysia-2013-nomination-list/) The list of result below is accompanied with a bit of my […]

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