My Pick(s) : Wayne Lai, Dayo Wong
My Vote : Wayne Lai
Who Deserves to Win : Wayne Lai
Who Will Win : Wayne Lai
It angers me that Bosco was able to be nominated for Best Actor for Burning Flame 3 while Aimee Chan was nominated for Best Supporting Actress when both were of equal standing in the series. I also wish that Joe had been nominated for Born Rich instead of When Easterly Showers Fall on the Sunny West. While I've never been a fan of Joe, I much prefer him as the charming and hardworking "Topman" in Born Rich than the annoying guy in Easterly. I absolutely loved Dayo in You're Hired and every series he's in. Since he's not contracted to TVB though, he doesn't have any chance of winning despite most likely getting into the top 5. Wayne still has my vote and deserves it the most for his superb performance in Chai Kau in Rosy Business.
My Pick(s) : Sheren Tang
My Vote : Sheren Tang
Who Deserves to Win : Sheren
Who Will Win : Sheren, Tavia
It's obvious that The Gem of Life has been long forgotten and it's a surprise that all 3 leading ladies are nominated for it. Ada delivered a great performance and deserves the nomination but it's pretty clear that she won't win. Sheren is an exquisette and versatile actress who deserved this award four years ago for her performance in War and Beauty. She portrayed her character perfectly. Now that she has Catherine Tsang on her side (who is ironically the one who supported Gigi for Best Actress instead of Sheren in 2004) Sheren has a high chance of winning. On the other hand, Tavia also has a high chance of winning as well as a lot of support from TVB. After all, one of the main reasons the Anniversary Awards was dealyed was so TVB could be crowned TV Queen right?
Best Supporting Actor
My Pick(s) : Derek Kwok
My Vote : Derek
Who Deserves to Win : Derek
Who Will Win : Michael Tse
Hands down, Michael will win. Laughing Gor was way over hyped, but I still loved Michael's performance. Fans of Laughing Gor are going to kill me for saying this, but I believe having the chance to star in a movie was already a great and rare enough opportunity for Michael. I really hope Derek will win this award because he was awesome as Ching Yee in D.I.E. Again and an extradorinary actor in general. He's still so underrated and hasn't ever had the chance to be a main lead. It's rather hilarious Joel is here because while I'm not against him he not only didn't have an insignificent character he had probably less than 20 minutes screen time in all of E.U. Is Ron being demoted to supporting actor, just when he's starting to improve? Sheeh, TVB. Talk about being unfair and stupid when giving artistes chances. Pierre Ngo also did an excellent job in Rosy Business but he has a better chance winning Most Improved. Raymond Wong's role in Sweetness in the Salt was clearly a main lead, just behind Steven, and yet he's nominated for Best Supporting Actor? Not to mention he has one of the smallest spots on the series' poster. While it would've been a smart decision as he would have a higher chance of winning, it's not a very smart decision since he's against Michael, Derek, and Pierre.
My Pick(s) : Susan Tse, Selena Li
My Vote : Susan Tse
Who Deserves to Win : Susan
Who Will Win : Susan
One of the things about awards is there is usually more than one deserving winner but in the end, there can only be one 'best.' There are also best performances by the younger artistes and best performances by veterans. Sometimes I wish that each category could be split into two sub categories exactly for that reason. Susan's performance in Rosy Business was amazing and so convincing. Selena lost out on being nominated for Most Improved Actress, otherwise she would've been a sure win. While I think she is building up to becoming Best Supporting material, I decided to give my vote to Susan. I would've prefered Nancy to be nominated for D.I.E. Again instead and for Joyce to have been nominated for The King of Snooker. It's surprising to see all the wifes from Rosy Business nominated. Huh, it was pretty clear The Stew of Life was Fala's first lead role and yet she was nominated in the Best Supporting category? That doesn't seem fair. Same with Christine.
My Pick(s) : Dayo
My Vote : Dayo Wong
Who Deserves to Win : Dayo
Who Will Win : Michael, Wayne
100% supporting Dayo's Mak Tai Song! Unfortunately, he has low chances of winning for the same reason as why he won't win Best Actor stated above. I'm thinking Michael will win though...I mean in the case he does not win Best Supporting (and lose to Derek hopefully?) then TVB won't let him go home empty handed. Poor Dayo. Moses should be nominated for his character in Beyond the Realm of Conscience as opposed to The Gem of Life where everyone hated him.
My Pick(s) : Charmaine for Lam Miu Miu
My Vote : Charmaine for Lam Miu Miu
Who Deserves to Win : Charmaine for Lam Miu Miu
Who Will Win : Charmaine for Lau Sam Ho or Tavia
Charmaine has made history once again for the Anniversary Awards! I really hope that she will take home the award for Lam Miu Miu. I found Miu Miu so much more lovable, adorable, and real in You're Hired. Meanwhile, Lau Sam Ho is too 'good' and unrealistic. If Tavia doesn't win Best Actress, this award will most likely be given to her. Anita's Yat-Sum/Rene is also one of my favorites.
My Pick(s) : Raymond Wong
My Vote : Raymond Wong
Who Deserves to Win : Pierre Ngo, Raymond
Who Will Win : Pierre
While Pierre is indeed an excellent and underrated actor, I just loved Raymond in Sweetness in the Salt. If Johnson were to win this award, I would've prefered him to win it last year for his role BT/Ben in Catch Me Now. I haven't watched Off Pedder, so I can't speak for the last two nominees. It's a shame Patrick Tang, Chan Chin Pang, and Him Law weren't nominated. TVB also thinks that this year's artistes haven't improved and yet they left out the true most improved...
My Pick(s) : Sharon Chan, Selena Li
My Vote : Sharon Chan
Who Deserves to Win : Selena Li, Sharon Chan
Who Will Win : Aimee Chan
The most disappointing cateogry. Selena isn't even nominated! Queenie is still too stiff and unnatural. While I love Koni, it's ridiculous and unfair she was nominated for only once series where she appeared for only 3 episodes. Why is a ke le fe like Catherine nominated? It's too soon for Queenie, Koni, Catherine, and Aimee to win this award. Sharon is the strongest contender, and if Selena can't win it, Sharon deserves it. While I don't like Sharon as much as Selena, I still really like her and think she's becoming a great actress.
My Pick(s) : Rosy Business, You're Hired, Beyond, Born Rich
My Vote : Born Rich
Who Deserves to Win : All the above
Who Will Win : Beyond the Realm of Conscience
It's been a weak year full of mediocre series, but the highlights of the year are truly highlights. It's a tough category, but in the end I chose Born Rich because of it's great cast, engaging plot, and mix of drama and comedy. You're Hired is still one of my all time favorites and I would wish it could get an honorable mention or something but that obviously won't happen. Nevertheless, Beyond has the highest chance of winning.
My Pick(s) : Ronald Cheng, Edmound Leung, and Alex Fong for Beautiful Cooking
My Vote : Ronald, Edmound, Alex
Who Deserves to Win : Ronald, Edmound, Alex
Who Will Win : Eric Tsang, Chin Ka Lok, Wong Cho Lam, and Louis Yuen for Super Trio Supreme
If it weren't for the hilarious and lovable collaboration of Ronald, Edmound, and Alex, Beautiful Cooking wouldn't be half as good. The three are great and funny together. The award will most likely go to the guys of Super Trio.
Best Variety Show
My Pick(s) : Beautiful Cooking
My Vote : Beautiful Cooking
Who Deserves to Win : Beautiful Cooking
Who Will Win : Super Trio Supreme
Whether I enjoy watching Beautiful Cooking or Super Trio more varies from episode to episode. While I have to admit I tend to enjoy Super Trio more as it's games are more varied and change a lot, I think it's time for Beautiful Cooking to win since I believe Super Trio has already won this award many times.
tvb.com Most Popular Artiste
My Pick(s) : Selena Li
My Vote : Selena Li
Who Deserves to Win : Selena Li
Who Will Win : Tavia Yeung
My favorite TVB blog to visit has got to be Selena's. You probably know that Selena has decided to continue her studies and has been returning to Canada to go to university. She's updated her blog letting us know how she's doing in university as well as her life. You can tell that Selena is a very sweet, cute, innocent, and youthful girl from how she writes. Not to mention, she has just posted an adorable picture of her dressing as a pirate for Halloween. :)