Full nomination list revealed for TVB Anniversary Awards 2015.


Next week is already the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2015 and the voting for that particular awards presentation will end today. Hence, for all Malaysians, today is your last chance to cast your vote. I did voted everyday and I hope I can win the tickets for the show. I probably won’t be attending it but at least I can sell them since they are high in demand. I did that last year too. After the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2015 next Saturday, the final and most prestigious annual awards presentation for Hong Kong’s TVB would be the TVB Anniversary Awards. This year, it will be held on 13th December 2015. Singaporeans have voted. Malaysians have voted. Now, it’s finally the time for Hong Kongers to vote!!!

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Here below are the nomination list for the awards. What I don’t like about the nomination list this year is that they include almost everyone into the list. Once you get to star in any series in broadcast this year, then you get nominated. This way makes the nomination list looks ‘cheap’. They should limit the nominees for each categories to only five. Then, it make things more interesting while the nominees would feel more honoured. In this nomination list below which has just been fully announced yesterday, I will as usual put in my comments and picks for each categories.

“Best Actor” nominees:
1. Mak Cheung-ching — Come Home Love
2. Johnson Lee — Officer Geomancer
3. Edwin Siu — Madam Cutie On Duty
4. Ben Wong — Raising the Bar
5. Him Law — Young Charioteers
6. Kevin Cheng — Eye In the Sky
7. Joe Ma — Smooth Talker
8. Damian Lau — Limelight Years
9. Moses Chan — Ghost of Relativity
10. Vincent Wong — Brick Slaves
11. Chin Ka-lok — The Fixer
12. Louis Cheung — Momentary Lapse of Reason
13. Ruco Chan — Captain of Destiny
14. Tony Hung — Captain of Destiny
15. Bosco Wong — Under the Veil
16. Bobby Au-yeung — With or Without You
17. Anthony Wong — Lord of Shanghai
18. Wayne Lai — Lord of Shanghai
19. Kent Tong — Lord of Shanghai
20. Kenneth Ma — Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Kevin Cheng, Ruco Chan, Anthony Wong, Wayne Lai, Kenneth Ma

My personal favourite: Ruco Chan (Captain of Destiny).

Expected to win: Ruco Chan (Captain of Destiny), Anthony Wong (Lord of Shanghai).

Opinion: Ruco has win for the same role in Singapore and is expected to do the same in Malaysia next week. Hence, high chance for him to continue his winning steak to Hong Kong. However, film king Anthony Wong is a heavyweight star this year and he is not bad in ‘Lord of Shanghai’. Kenneth Ma out of sudden went into this category eventhough I expected him to land in supporting actor category since he is potraying only the younger part of Kiu Ngo Tin (portrayed by Anthony Wong). But so far in all the flashback scenes, he is absolutely brilliant despite the disturbing dubbing of his voice.

“Best Actress” nominees:
1. Priscilla Wong — Madam Cutie On Duty
2. Elaine Yiu — Raising the Bar
3. Grace Chan — Raising the Bar
4. Nancy Sit — My “Spiritual” Ex-Lover
5. Sisley Choi — Young Charioteers
6. Kate Tsui — Smooth Talker
7. Elena Kong — Smooth Talker
8. Liza Wang — Limelight Years
9. Linda Chung — Limelight Years
10. Kristal Tin — Ghost of Relativity
11. Nancy Wu — Ghost of Relativity
12. Selena Li — Brick Slaves
13. Mandy Wong — The Fixer
14. Myolie Wu — Every Step You Take
15. Tavia Yeung — Momentary Lapse of Reason
16. Rosina Lam — Momentary Lapse of Reason
17. Eliza Sam — Under the Veil
18. Joey Meng — With or Without You
19. Louisa So — Lord of Shanghai
20. Alice Chan — Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Liza Wang, Linda Chung, Kristal Tin, Nancy Wu, Tavia Yeung.

My personal favourite: Liza Wang (Limelight Years)

Expected to win: Liza Wang (Limelight Years)

Opinion: Many said that the two leading actresses from ‘Ghost of Relativity’ had high chances but I don’t think so. Kristal Tin is good in there but had just won not long ago. For me, Nancy Wu is only average in the series eventhough I do acknowledge that her acting is very good already. The veteran artist, Liza Wang stand a chance. Linda Chung will sneak into top 5 quietly since she is very natural in her acting in the same series with Liza. Also worth to comment that Selena Li did a great job taking on a leading role in ‘Brick Slaves’. But somehow, I think she won’t get into top 5 as there is still Tavia.

“Favorite Male Character” nominees:
1. Oscar Leung — Officer Geomancer
2. Edwin Siu — Madam Cutie On Duty
3. Ben Wong — Raising the Bar
4. Him Law — Young Charioteers
5. Kevin Cheng — Eye In the Sky
6. Damian Lau — Limelight Years
7. Moses Chan — Ghost of Relativity
8. Vincent Wong — Brick Slaves
9. Benjamin Yuen — The Fixer
10. Louis Cheung — Momentary Lapse of Reason
11. Mat Yeung — Momentary Lapse of Reason
12. Ruco Chan — Captain of Destiny
13. Tony Hung — Captain of Destiny
14. Bosco Wong — Under the Veil
15. Joseph Lee — Under the Veil
16. Bobby Au-yeung — With or Without You
17. Anthony Wong — Lord of Shanghai
18. Wayne Lai — Lord of Shanghai
19. Kent Tong — Lord of Shanghai
20. Kenneth Ma — Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Kevin Cheng, Ruco Chan, Anthony Wong, Kenneth Ma, Moses Chan

My personal favourite: Ruco Chan (Captain of Destiny), Kenneth Ma (Lord of Shanghai).

Expected to win: Ruco Chan (Captain of Destiny), Anthony Wong (Lord of Shanghai).

Expected to win: So far, only these two guys above did made an impact on me while I’m watching their scenes in their respective series. If Ruco win best actor, then this favourite male award shall go to Kenneth Ma or Anthony Wong. Kenneth won this award before and so I’ll say Anthony. If Ruco didn’t win best actor, this favourite male award must be for him. If not, I’m going to smash the TV screen when the result is announced.

“Favorite Female Character” nominees:
1. Priscilla Wong — Madam Cutie On Duty
2. Mandy Wong — Madam Cutie On Duty
3. Stephanie Ho — Raising the Bar
4. Angela Tong — My “Spiritual” Ex-Lover
5. Liza Wang — Limelight Years
6. Linda Chung — Limelight Years
7. Kristal Tin — Ghost of Relativity
8. Nancy Wu — Ghost of Relativity
9. Vivien Yeo— Ghost of Relativity
10. Selena Li — Brick Slaves
11. Tavia Yeung — Momentary Lapse of Reason
12. Rosina Lam — Momentary Lapse of Reason
13. Grace Chan — Captain of Destiny
14. Elaine Yiu — Captain of Destiny
15. Eliza Sam — Under the Veil
16. Joey Meng — With or Without You
17. Jacqueline Wong — With or Without You
18. Louisa So — Lord of Shanghai
19. Alice Chan — Lord of Shanghai
20. Jade Leung — Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Linda Chung, Kristal Tin, Nancy Wu, Selena Li, Alice Chan

My personal favourite: Kristal Tin (Ghost of Relativity), Selena Li (Brick Slaves)

Expected to win: Kristal Tin (Ghost of Relativity), Linda Chung (Limelight Years)

Opinion: The furthest Kristal can go is favourite female award this year. She won this before too but I think her performance in ‘Ghost of Relativity’ is very convincing and she can win it again. Linda has been feeling very ’empty’ in many years already and I don’t mind giving this out to her as a consolation. Selena is not bad and I hope TVB give more nice leading roles for her and Nancy too. Both of them can do it.

“Best Supporting Actor” nominees:
1. Owen Cheung — Come Home Love
2. Koo Ming-wah — Lady Sour
3. Raymond Cho — Madam Cutie On Duty
4. Junior Anderson — Madam Cutie On Duty
5. Ram Chiang — Raising the Bar
6. Timothy Cheng — Raising the Bar
7. Jason Chan — Romantic Repertoire
8. Tommy Wong — Smooth Talker
9. William Chak — Limelight Years
10. Jonathan Wong — Limelight Years
11. Eddie Kwan — Ghost of Relativity
12. Ngo Ka-nin — Ghost of Relativity
13. Timothy Hung — The Fixer
14. Lau Kong — Momentary Lapse of Reason
15. Hugo Wong — Momentary Lapse of Reason
16. Li Shing-cheong — Captain of Destiny
17. Joel Chan — Captain of Destiny
18. Joseph Lee — With or Without You
19. Vincent Wong — With or Without You
20. Willie Wai — Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Raymond Cho, Eddie Kwan, Li Shing-cheong, Joel Chan, Vincent Wong.

My personal favourite: Joel Chan (Captain of Destiny).

Expected to win: Joel Chan (Captain of Destiny).

Opinion: Joel surprised us with an excellent performance in ‘Captain of Destiny’. People all commented previously that his performance is even better than the two lead roles portrayed by Tony Hung and Grace Chan in the same series. I agreed to that. On the other hand, the other nominees in this category are mostly very weak. Well, Li Shing-cheong is also very convincing and funny at the same time for his villain role in ‘Captain of Destiny’ too. But his character gets very much lesser important in the end.

“Best Supporting Actress” nominees:
1. Law Lan — Officer Geomancer
2. Rachel Kan — Madam Cutie On Duty
3. Natalie Tong — Raising the Bar
4. Stephanie Ho — Raising the Bar
5. Jeannie Chan — Raising the Bar
6. Elena Kong — Raising the Bar
7. Ali Lee — My “Spiritual” Ex-Lover
8. Samantha Ko — Eye In the Sky
9. Michelle Yim — Limelight Years
10. Vivien Yeo — Ghost of Relativity
11. Celine Ma — Ghost of Relativity
12. Mimi Chu — Ghost of Relativity
13. Tracy Chu — Smooth Talker
14. Cilla Kung — Every Step You Take
15. Elaine Yiu — Captain of Destiny
16. Kelly Fu — Captain of Destiny
17. Susan Tse — Captain of Destiny
18. Katy Kung — Under the Veil
19. Jacqueline Wong — With or Without You
20. Jade Leung — Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Law Lan, Elena Kong, Vivien Yeo, Mimi Chu, Elaine Yiu.

My personal favourite: Elaine Yiu (Captain of Destiny).

Expected to win: Elaine Yiu (Captain of Destiny).

Opinion: Just like Joel Chan, Elaine Yiu has been in the acting industry for quite many years already. Hence, this may be the time to acknowledge her acting. She is not bad as the villainous concubine in ‘Captain of Destiny’. Michelle Yim should be nominated for ‘Young Charioteers’ and not ‘Limelight Years’. She is much better in the former and will have higher chance of getting into top 5 or even winning. Now, represented in ‘Limelight Years’, she literally had no chance.

“Most Improved Male Artiste” nominees:
1. William Chak
2. Tony Hung
3. James Ng
4. Hugo Wong
5. Mat Yeung
6. Benjamin Yuen

My top 3: Tony Hung, Mat Yeung, Benjamin Yuen

My personal favourite: Tony Hung

Expected to win: Tony Hung

Opinion: Eventhough received multiple backlash in leading role in ‘Captain of Destiny’, but that kind of role also helps him to be ‘seen’ more. He is also not bad in the other series, ‘Eye in the Sky’. There is still huge room of improvement for him but so far he is the best in this list. Mat Yeung had many roles this year but none of the roles attract attention. He only got very minor roles.

“Most Improved Female Artiste: nominees:
1. Grace Chan
2. Tracy Chu
3. Rosina Lam
4. Ali Lee
5. Jacqueline Wong
6. Rebecca Zhu

My top 3: Grace Chan, Tracy Chu, Rosina Lam

My personal favourite: Rosina Lam

Expected to win: Rosina Lam / Grace Chan

Opinion: Rosina Lam just won best supporting actress in Singapore’s TVB Starhub. This elevates her chance in this category since she is not even nominated for supporting actress category. She is a talented new actress and I can see good future in her in this industry. TVB tries too hard and quick to promote Grace Chan and may hand out this to her too but I disagree. She too is improving but her annoying acting in ‘Captain of Destiny’ made me think that she shall wait for one or two more years. Her time will come soon anyway. Tracy Chu is a dark horse.

“Most Popular Classic Drama” nominees:
Lives of Omission (2011)
Brother’s Keeper (2013)
Triumph In the Skies (2003)
The Greed of Man (1992)
The Justice of Life (1989)
The Final Verdict (1988)
Time Before Time (1997)
War of the Genders (2000)

My top 3 pick: The Greed of Man, Triumph in the Skies, War of the Genders

My personal favourite: War of the Genders

Expected to win: ??? Unsure.

Opinion: I’m surprised on this sudden new category introduced this year. I’m fine with this category but I think that more classic dramas should be nominated. Recent dramas (from 2010’s onwards) should not be nominated since they are still considered ‘recent’ and not ‘classic’ yet. They should include ‘Square Pegs’, ‘War and Beauty’, ‘Heart of Greed’, ‘Moonlight Resonance’ and ‘Rosy Business’ in. Really undecided on which series expected to win but I love ‘War of the Genders’. It is a funny classic drama starring Carol Cheng and Dayo Wong.

“Best TV Host” nominees:
Sidewalk Scientist – Ali Lee, Leung Ka-ki, Jacqueline Wong, Mayanne Mak, Sammi Cheung, Roxanne Tong
Sunday Songbird – Liza Wang, Adam Cheng, Jerry Lamb
Are You Healthy? – Lawrence Cheng, Leung Ka-ki, Steven Cheung
Neighbourhood Gourmet 3 – Kitty Yuen, King Kong Lee
Good Cheap Eats 3 – Maria Cordero, Luk Ho-ming
Helen TO-KYO! – Helen To
Four Amigos Bon Voyage – Kenneth Tsang, Patrick Tse, Wu Fung, Joe Junior
Not Far But Away – Tony Hung
DoDo Goes Shopping – Carol Cheng, Priscilla Wong, FAMA, Sammy Sum, Sharon Chan, Fred Cheng, Oscar Leung, Kenneth Ma

Expected to win: Sunday Songbird hosts, Four Amigos Bon Voyage hosts, Dodo Goes Shopping hosts.

Opinion: Not much comments to this category and also to the two categories below.

“Best Variety Show or Special Programme” nominees:
Sze U Tonight
Sunday Songbird
Street Sorcerers 3
Good Cheap Eats 3
Helen TO-KYO!
The Million Dollar Minute
Four Amigos Bon Voyage
Miss Hong Kong 2015
DoDo Goes Shopping
網絡挑機
48th TVB Anniversary Gala

Expected to win: Sze U Tonight, Sunday Songbird, Dodo Goes Shopping

“Best Informative Programme” nominees:
Sidewalk Scientist
Am I Healthy?
Big Big World
World’s Great Parties
Not Far But Away

Expected to win: Am I Healthy?, Not Far But Away.

“Best Drama Serial” nominees:
Come Home Love
Lady Sour
Officer Geomancer
Noblesse Oblige
Madam Cutie On Duty
Raising the Bar
My “Spiritual” Ex-Lover
Young Charioteers
Eye In the Sky
Romantic Repertoire
Smooth Talker
Limelight Years
Wudang Rules
Master of Destiny
Ghost of Relativity
Brick Slaves
The Fixer
Every Step You Take
Momentary Lapse of Reason
Captain of Destiny
Under the Veil
With or Without You
Lord of Shanghai

My top 5: Eye in the Sky, Limelight Years, Ghost of Relativity, Captain of Destiny, Lord of Shanghai

My personal favourite: Captain of Destiny, Lord of Shanghai

Expected to win: Lord of Shanghai / Captain of Destiny

Opinion: This is a hard category to choose. Early this year, I love ‘Limelight Years’ very much. In mid of the year, ‘Ghost of Relativity’ is very entertaining. Then, ‘Captain of Destiny’ surprised us with many good elements and had just won most favourite series in Singapore. And finally, ‘Lord of Shanghai’, a grand production with heavyweight casts came in. Hard to choose. But my top 2 are fixed. I’m happy either of the two win.

“Most Popular Original Theme Song”

Opinion: Didn’t see any nomination list for this category so far. But my personal pick would be the theme song for ‘Young Charioteers’, ‘Eye in the Sky’, ‘Captain of Destiny’, ‘Lord of Shanghai’ and ‘Limelight Years’.

“Lifetime Achievement Award”

Opinion: I wonder who will win this award this year. I hope they give it to the one very well deserved and had really served very long in TVB and overall in Hong Kong’s entertainment industry.

That’s all for my thoughts for the nomination list of the upcoming TVB Anniversary Awards 2015. What’s your own opinions? Same with mine? You can share your thoughts at the comment section below. Last but not least, happy 48th birthday to TVB once again!

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