Predicted Top 5: E.U., Rosy Business, You're Hired, Beyond the Realm of Conscience, and Born Rich.
What I Want to Win: You're Hired
While it doesn't have the best script, You're Hired is the most enjoyable and unique comedy of the year. It is my choice for best series. However, my vote may shift to either Beyond or Born Rich as I start to watch it in the next couple weeks.
What Should Win: You're Hired, Beyond, or Born Rich
You're Hired deserves to win, but Beyond and Born Rich deserve to win if it turns out that both series are as good as it was hyped up to be.
What Will Win: Beyond or Born Rich
So much promotion was given to these two grand productions, it's obvious TVB has faith in them. I have a gut feeling that Beyond will take home the award though.
Additional Comments: It's a battle between Beyond and Born Rich this year! :)
Predicted Top 5: Dayo Wong for You're Hired, Wayne Lai for Rosy Business, Gallen Lo for Born Rich (I'm coming up blank for the last two finalists though...I hope Moses and Kevin don't get into the top 5 for Beyond though.)
Who I Want to Win: Dayo Wong
Truly the comedy king, he brings Mak Tai Song to life. He portrays the many sides of the character flawlessly. Since he's not contracted to TVB though, he doesn't have a chance of winning. Hope he gets into the top 5 though!
Who Should Win: Wayne Lai
Wayne has been working hard for over 20 years, and finally recieved recognition last year by taking home the Best Supporting Actor award. I believe that no one else could've played the role of Chai Kau, a stubborn man who started from the bottom to the top so well.
Who Will Win: ???
While Wayne is finally getting some second looks from TVB, it is still a question on whether TVB will agree to give him the Best Actor Award. Gallen, while he will most likely get into the top 5, will not win. He's won three times already and he's no longer contracted to TVB, so his chances are slim. Plus, it's time for someone else to win.
Additional Comments: I'm pretty sure Roger is being for The Threshold of a Persona. I would much prefer that he was nominated for D.I.E. Again this year and nominated last year for his villain role in Last One Standing as opposed to D.I.E.
Predicted Top 5: Sheren Tang for Rosy Business, Tavia Yeung for Beyond, Charmaine Sheh for Beyond, Kenix Kwok for Born Rich (I've got no 5th choice...I have a feeling Jamie and Anita won't get into the top for some reason.)
Who I Want to Win: Without any hesitation, Sheren Tang for Best Actress! She is the Fourth Mistress inside and out with her amazing and realistic portrayal. She deserved this award many years ago!
Who Should Win: Sheren Tang! Reason above!
Who Will Win: Tavia Yeung for Beyond
Two years ago, TVB didn't give a second glance at Tavia. Since winning best supporting actress, she has been promoted a lot. They are even overdoing it at this point, as they're pushing her to be the next TV Queen with her villain role.
Additional Comments: As much as I love Tavia, I don't believe it's her time yet. It also feels ridiculous that Tavia would recieve the award before Sheren. I believe that she will win the Best Actress award eventually, just not one year after winning Best Supporting.
Best Supporting Actor
Predicted Top 5: Michael Tse in E.U., Derek Kwok in D.I.E. Again, Pierre Ngo in Rosy Business, N/A, N/A
Who I Want to Win: Derek Kwok in D.I.E. Again
I know I'll go nuts when I see that Derek doesn't win this award. He is more than just a supporting actor, he's amazing! He can portray any emotion and any expression. Cheung Ching Yee was such a sweet and cute character as well. Derek should've won long ago! What a joke he was nominated for Most Improved Actor last year!
Who Should Win: Derek Kwok in D.I.E. Again
Who Will Win: Michael Tse in E.U.
I still don't get the hype over Laughing Gor, but I have to admit Michael's performance in the series was superb. TVB is definitely standing by his side too since Laughing Gor was the first positive thing to happen to TVB in the horrid year of 2009.
Additional Comments: It's funny how just in February, everyone was already placing Michael in the Best Supporting section of the 'Who I Want to Win in This Year's Anniversary Awards' list in their heads. I'd still prefer much more for Derek to win.
Best Supporting Actress
This year has been a weak one for all the supporting actresses. There is no one in particular that I actually want to win. Instead, I just have a list of ladies I don't mind winning.
Predicted Top 5: Linda Chung in The Gem of Life, Elanne Kong in E.U., Nancy Wu in D.I.E. Again, Selena Li in Beyond, ---Insert possible supporting actress from Born Rich here---
Who I Don't Mind Winning: Natalie Tong in The Threshold of a Persona, Nancy Wu in D.I.E. Again, Selena Li in Beyond
Natalie's refreshing role as the smart and headstrong single mother On-Yee was one of the few merits of Threshold. She has improved immensly and I like her even more than before after watching. Nancy was adorable in D.I.E. Again and her chemistry with Derek was sweet, so I don't mind either of these two winning. It's too early to judge Selena's performance in Beyond, as we don't even know about her character yet. However, Selena is definitely becoming Best Supporting material.
Who Should Win: N/A
Who Will Win: N/A
Additional Comments: This award is definitely leaving me puzzled. I wonder who will win?
My Favorite Male Character
Predicted Top 5: Dayo Wong's Mak Tai Song in You're Hired, Michael Tse's Laughing Gor in E.U., Wayne Lai's Chai Kau in Rosy Business, Derek Kwok's Cheung Ching Yee in D.I.E. Again, ---Insert male character from Born Rich here---
Who I Want to Win: Mak Tai Song
Such a witty, intelligent, and unique character!
Who Should Win: Mak Tai Song
Who Will Win: Laughing Gor
I don't believe there's an explaination needed. See above.
Additional Comments: If Michael doesn't win Best Supporting, which I find unlikely, he's almost guaranteed to win this award. Mak Tai Song please!
My Favorite Female Character
Predicted Top 5: Charmaine Sheh's Lam Miu Miu/Lau Sam Ho in You're Hired/Beyond, Jessie Shum's Icy in D.I.E. Again, Sheren Tang's Fourth Mistress in Rosy Business, --Insert Beyond or Born Rich female character here--
Who I Want to Win: Charmaine Sheh's Lam Miu Miu
Lam Miu Miu is representative of the material girl. However, she is adorable and you will quickly grow to love her. You'll fall in love with her tough attitude and soft interior. She soon becomes a caring and intelligent person thanks to her lover Mak Tai Song.
Who Should Win: Charmaine Sheh's Lam Miu Miu
Who Will Win: Charmaine Sheh's Lau Sam Ho
TVB is most likely going to hand Charmaine this award for her character in Beyond. I feel that Lau Sam Ho is going to turn out to be an unreastically good character so while I'll probably enjoy watching her, I'm shying away from her being my favorite character. I don't mind her winning though.
Additional Comments: Charmaine vs. Charmaine? LOL! I couldn't help including Icy from D.I.E. Again here...it feels so right! :)
Most Improved Actor
Predicted Top 5: Patrick Tang, Him Law, Raymond Wong, Chan Chin Pang, Edwin Siu
Who I Want to Win: All five guys above have improved this year and I like them a lot. It's a hard decision. My vote would have to go to Raymond Wong. He did an amazing job in Sweetness in the Salt and was cute in A Great Way to Care. With A Great Way to Care being warehoused and Sweetness in the Salt doing only a mediocre job after being released from the warehouse though, Raymond has next to no chance of winning.
Who Should Win: Raymond Wong
Who Will Win: Patrick Tang
I don't mind Patrick winning if that's what decided. He has had improvements and different characters this year. However, I'd prefer for him to not win since I know that people will complain and hate Patrick even more. I can tell he's put in a lot of effort this year and doesn't need the hatred. Personally, I wish Patrick would just focus on his music career.
Additional Comments: I would love Chan Chin Pang to win as well as he's portrayed such different roles in one year. Then again, he just returned to TVB so they probably don't want him to win yet. Actually, Chin Pang is beyond 'Most Improved' and more like 'Best Supporting' being in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. Him Law is one of my favorite newcomers but since he only has one series under his belt this year, his chances of winning are slim as well. Oddly enough, this is one of the awards I'm most anxious to see the results of.
Most Improved Actress
Predicted Top 5: Selena Li, Aimee Chan, Mandy Cho, Natalie Tong, Toby Leung
Who I Want to Win: Selena Li
She deserved this award years ago. Selena has quickly become one of my favorites with her beauty and sweet image. She has portrayed various roles very well and has what it takes to be a future fa dan.
Who Should Win: Selena Li
Who Will Win: ???
Additional Comments: By the way, just because I've put people into my top 5 doesn't mean I like them or think they deserve to win. I think Aimee is a great newcommer with a lot of potential, she just needs to improve her fluency in Cantonese. While Mandy has supposedly improved, I hope she doesn't win. Natalie Tong should've won this award by now, I love watching her. The only reason Toby is here because I feel like she's nominated every single year despite having little improvement.
So that's TVB 42nd Anniversary Awards: My Choice, The Right Choice, and TVB's Choice. What are your predictions? Who do you want to win? Who do you think deserves to win? Are there anyone you think should win but I didn't include? Please feel free to comment or leave a message on the tagboard telling me your thoughts!