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Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Nancy Sit (薛家燕) honoured with the 25th Anniversary Most Popular TVB Drama Male and Female Character awards

By Edric  /  25 Oct 2017 (Wednesday)

The evening started with much anticipation from the public gathering to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars outside the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The crowd went wild within seconds of any Porsche in view, ferrying the many Hong Kong TVB actors and actresses who arrived for the Starhub TVB awards last Saturday (21 Oct). This year’s occasion celebrates the 25 years of partnership between Singapore’s service provider and the Hong Kong TV station.
Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Nancy Sit (薛家燕) were honoured with the 25th Anniversary Most Popular TVB Drama Male and Female Character awards, both special awards to commemorate this year’s ceremony, for their portrayal of Chai Kau in 2009’s Rosy Business (巾帼枭雄), and Leung Yun Ho aka Hao Yi in long-running TVB series A Kindred Spirit(真情) respectively.
The ceremony at MBS Sands Theatre also saw young actress Ali Lee (李佳芯) winning My Favourite TVB Actress award for her role in Legal Mavericks 踩过界, while the male counterpart award went to Vincent Wong (王浩信) also of the same drama series.
It was a night of tears. Besides Ali Lee who sobbed for her speech and feeling that she was undeserving of the award, many actors and actresses were also overwhelmed emotionally either for themselves, or for their compatriots. Owen Cheung (张振朗) who won My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor was so overtaken by his win, that he teared throughout his thank you speech, much to the amusement of the audience. Adding to the tearing list were also Joel Chan (陈山聪) who won one of the seven My Favourite TVB Male TV Character, and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) who presented the My Favourite TVB Actor award to Vincent Wong, weeping as her buddy received the accolade from her hands.

How do the veteran actors look at some of these relatively new actors in TVB winning such coveted awards in such a short time, many of whom have toiled for many years before they were noticed by the audience and finally obtaining leading roles?  Veteran actress Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) feels that she’s not in a position to criticise any actor, not just because she’s saying that in front of Nancy Sit and Wayne Lai, but mainly that in her opinion, there is no such thing as a ‘standard’ in acting. "Just because I’ve been acting for a longer period doesn’t necessarily make me a better actress than a newcomer. I might have become complacent over time, while newcomers may bring a fresh level of energy to the table. I think it’s fair. Life is like acting, and we are all learning. We are all newcomers. There’s so many things we need to learn”.
Nancy Wu concurred with Wayne Lai who had said onstage when receiving his award that as an actor, one needs to constantly accept and explore new things. "Like a glass of water filled to the brim, you’ll need to pour it away before it can be filled again. If it’s always full, you can’t add anything new. That’s should be the approach to accepting a new role each time”. She feels that as long as she needs to reinvent herself for a role, she’s no different than a new actress.
As TVB celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, actor Ruco Chan (陈展鹏) who was one of the winners for My Favourite TVB Male TV Character, felt that competition from regional Asia TV such as Korea and China can only be a better thing for Hong Kong. With greater competition, there is greater impetus for improvement, and also greater choice for the viewers. He likens the growth of TV maturity as a beautiful Chinese proverb - "blooming of a hundred blossoms”.
One of the biggest winners was drama series The Unholy Alliance 同盟 starring both Nancy Wu and Ruco Chan, including My Favourite Drama . It tied with Legal Mavericks for the most number of awards won for the night.  For those who want to catch the telecast of the award in its original Cantonese dialogue, tune in to Hub Drama First (Starhub TV Channel 860) on 28 October. The Mandarin dubbed version will be showing on Hub VV Drama (Starhub TV Channel 855) on 4 November and Hub E City (Starhub TV Channel 111/825) on 11 November.
Here’s a summary of the winners for Starhub TVB Awards 2017.
Award Winner
My Favourite TVB Actress
李佳芯 Ali Lee , <踩過界> Legal Mavericks

My Favourite TVB Actor
王浩信 Vincent Wong, <踩過界> Legal Mavericks
My Favourite TVB Female TV Character
宣    萱 Jessica Hsuan, <不懂撒嬌的女人> My Unfair Lady
唐詩詠 Natalie Tong, <不懂撒嬌的女人> My Unfair Lady
胡定欣 Nancy Wu, <同盟> The Unholy Alliance
蔡思貝 Sisley Choi, <踩過界> Legal Mavericks
朱千雪 Tracy Chu, <踩過界> Legal Mavericks
黃智雯 Mandy Wong, <雜警奇兵> Nothing Special Force
田蕊妮 Kristal Tin, <超時空男臣> A General, A Scholar and A Eunuch
姚子羚 Elaine Yiu, <同盟> The Unholy Alliance
My Favourite TVB Male TV Character
陳展鵬 Ruco Chan, <同盟> The Unholy Alliance
曹永廉 Raymond Cho,<超時空男臣> A General, A Scholar and A Eunuch
蕭正楠 Edwin Siu, <超時空男臣> A General, A Scholar and A Eunuch
袁偉豪 Benjamin Yuen, <使徒行者2> Line Walker: The Prelude
馬國明 Kenneth Ma, <心理追兇 Mind Hunter> My Dearly Sinful Mind
陳山聰 Joel Chan, <同盟> The Unholy Alliance
黎諾懿 Lai Lok Yi, <燦爛的外母> The Tofu War
My Favourite TVB Drama
同盟 The Unholy Alliance
TVB 最佳新人
TVB Best New Artiste
謝東閔 Brian Tse
湯洛雯 Roxanne Tong
我最爱TVB 男配角
My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor
張振朗 Owen Cheung, <踩過界> Legal Mavericks
My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress
黃心穎 Jacqueline Wong, <與諜同謀> Provocateur
我最爱TVB 综艺节目
My Favourite TVB Variety Programme
<打工捱世界II> All Work No Pay Holidays S2
袁偉豪 Benjamin Yuen、楊明Mat Yeung
我最爱TVB 资讯节目
My Favourite TVB Infotainment Programme
<退休地圖> Retiring in paradise
洪永城 Tony Hung
My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host
<阿媽教落食平D> Good Cheap Eats 6
Maria Cordero、陸浩明 Luk Ho Ming
My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple
<不懂撒嬌的女人> My Unfair Lady
王浩信 Vincent Wong , 唐詩詠 Natalie Tong
My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song
菊梓喬HANA - 忘記我自己 <使徒行者2>
Line Walker: The Prelude official ending song
TVB 飞跃进步艺人
TVB Most Improved Artiste
高海寧 Samantha Ko
何廣沛 Matthew Ho
25th Anniversary Most Popular TVB Drama Male TV Character
黎耀祥 Wayne Lai
25th Anniversary Most Popular TVB Drama Female TV Character
薛家燕 Nancy Sit
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