Friday, 25 December 2009
Born Rich had a great cast and I was really interested at the start but I've just lost interest. I think it's the storyline, I don't know, I just drifted off.
Beyond the Realm of Conscience is a good series but it was was overhyped and way too overrated. It's a good series but it doesn't deserve the "highest rating" ever accolade.
Mark Ramprakas - loved him but I loved the others more.
Jill Halfpenny - I like her now but I just loved Denise more in Series 2
Matt Dawson - I like Matt but I remember not liking him before
Louisa Lytton - The cast was just too strong
Letitia Dean - Loved her but yet again cast was too strong
Penny Lancaster - Loved her but didn't see enough of her.
Gabby Logan - Same as above
Claire King and Mark Foster nearly made my list!
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award
Great for a none actor to win this award but what annoys me is that Rosy Business dominated most awards, even this one!
Best Performance Award
This award should be called the Breakthrough Performance Award imo. I do believe Tavia deserves this for all the hard work and commitment she’s made to this industry, she’s also a stellar actress but calling this award the performance award has turned quite a few heads, therefore making this award sound less important is vital imo.
TVB.com Popularity Award
Personally I don’t think this should be voted, I think it should be a aggregate score of ratings, blog views and voting and personally I was a bit disappointed that Wayne won this award because I really don’t think Chai Gau should get as much recognition as it has. Wayne definitely deserves recognition but Chai Gau (the character) was plain annoying.
Best Drama Series
The 4 of them were predictable and seeing how Dayo Wong was nominated for both awards You’re Hired was also relatively obvious. Of course Born Rich and The Gem of Life were good series but they just didn’t get the ratings.
Most Improved Female Artist
SO SO Obvious. I actually predicted correctly all of the winners, whether they deserved it or not. Aimee isn’t as bad as everybody is saying I think, at least imo she’s better is better than Kate Tsui when she started. It’s obvious that Sharon wouldn’t win this award because people that win this are generally people that are being promoted and therefore Aimee Chan was the most obvious choice. Of course Sharon deserves it more.
Most Improved Male Artist
Guessed this too, Pierre Ngo! Another sweep by the Rosy Business cast. Personally I like Raymond Wong more and I think he has improved but it was obvious that TVB and insiders favoured Pierre more.
Favourite Female Character
I was quite shocked that Charmaine got two nominations, possibly to make her seem important without having won any awards. Slightly confused why Anita Yuen wasn’t nominated because I thought she would have been liked by the general public (I know I like her!) Teresa being nominated here was somewhat unexpected considering Louise wasn’t considered and she was sitting there the whole night!
Favourite Male Character
At first I was quite shocked that Wong Hei didn’t get nominated as I thought everybody loved him in Burning Flame III but then I understood, Kevin Cheng was equally liked in Burning Flame III so by nominating him for Beyond the Realm of Conscience you’ve at least got someone who was in Burning Flame III and in Beyond the Realm of Conscience. Considering so many of the nominated artistes weren’t there I’m actually shocked that Roger Kwok even bothered going as he wasn’t even nominated for Best Actor and he wasn’t even in the top 5 for Favourite Male – he doesn’t deserve it, but it’s quite shocking for what TVB normally would do. I was somewhat shocked that Wayne Lai won this when he also won the TVB.com thing. I’d think that Michael Tse would have won the TVB.com so it would be 2-2, instead TVB must have deemed Turning Point to be a big reward for Michael Tse and therefore need only give him 1 award whilst Wayne 3. I still dislike how much recognition Wayne is getting for a character that is a stuck up twit.
Best Supporting Actress
I predicted all 5 of those getting in, somewhat shocked now to think that Fala actually made it over Kara Hui, the recent Golden Horse Best Supporting Actress and Mary Hon another “Beyond” actress.
Best Supporting Actor
I got 3 out of 5 here for predictions, I didn’t anticipate Pierre’s popularity so I would have chosen him if I knew whilst I’d say the same for Lee Kwok Lun. Considering all that the top 5 is actually quite predictable. Shame to Ron Ng who just doesn’t seem to be anywhere, he’s possible done the best he’s done since entering the industry but he’s basically blanked, he use to be 2nd on the Raymond/Ron/Sammul/Kenneth/Bosco list but now he’s like last!
A very predictable top 5, in my opinion Anita and Kathy should also have been considered but their series have just not been good enough in a year dominated by Rosy and Beyond (but the awards obviously say Rosy over Beyond).
I am shocked Bosco made it, I think they allowed him in because he probably won’t stand a chance for a long time afterwards considering Raymond is going to be back but it’s still quite a shock, however contrary to what other people think I actually liked Bosco’s performance and was happy for him. Still quite shocked he was chosen over Kevin and Wong Hei! Steven Ma was quite a shock, obviously a power from Catherine Tsang, Miss Lok is definitely losing the battle between the two devils! I wonder if TVB will ever make a TV series of the two! That would be so funny! They should series into 4 ages and have different actresses playing them. Tavia Vs. Myolie – when they are young, Ada Vs. Jessica when they are in their 30’s. Michelle Vs. Susan Tse when they are in their 40’s-50’s and maybe Suet Nei Vs. Lee Heung Kam when they are 60’s+! Raymond Lam, Moses Chan, Wayne Lai and Paul Chun can be Tommy Leung whilst Bosco Wong, Kenneth Ma, Wong Hei, Chung King Fai can play Stephen Chan! Oh I fear I’m becoming obsessed!
Basically very few things shocked me but I was annoyed not to see Ada there. Only about 3 of 5 nominees were in each category – not in Steven Ma was there and he’s a contracted artiste! They really need to make the old artistes come back e.g. Ada, Jessica,Kenix – considering they all filmed series this year.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Rae - Circus Shot
It's been a while since I posted the start of my Miss Asia review but now I'm back! Spurred on by a comment from an actual contestant I decided to finish it! Oh and for info on each contestant go to the website below...
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
The Top 3 (from L to R: Xu Ying, Wang Xiyao, Hsu Chia Hsuei)
In general it was a good show but I have to say the final results did shock me somewhat. No.15 Xu Ying was a decent winner, she had the height, the body, the look, the eloquence and the elegance the only thing she lacked I'd say was charisma and a vibrant personality however she was one of 3 whom I believed could take the crown. However No.2 Wang Xiyao (using Mandarin pingyin here) was an underserving 1st Runner Up. Her look was decent at times but at other times she looked tired, she didn't have the eloquence or charm to her interview section either. The only thing she had was the body, yes I have to say she was extremely fit! And she had a good walk. However No.17 was the most undeserving of the 2nd Runner Up. She was basically not considered pre show but managed to scrape in! She had average looks, a weak body, an average interview and very little charm. I was utterly shocked when she was chosen over my favourite 3 - none of which made the Top 3!
I must say Miss Asia provided me with 100 times more laughs than Miss Hong Kong did, I thought the show's production was good, there was a variety of segments and the quality of delegates were decent - overall a great show shame about the results.
My Top 6 were (in order);
No.18 Liu Yi Hsin
No.6 Sheng An
No.16 Wang Jin Jin
No.10 Wang Chen
No. 15 Xu Ying
No.5 Tiana Tran
Then I'd go for;
No.4 Trudy Tai
No.14 He Qing
No.20 Tung Yi Wen
and rounding out my Top 12 would be
No.2 Wang Xiyao
No.3 Lam Tsz Kwan
No.11 Wang Zifei
A shame that No.4,11,14 and 20 were all eliminated before the Top 12.
In my opinion the Hong Kong candidates weren't a strong bunch, but I must say most of them weren't from Hong Kong I'd expect. No.2,4,7 had an accent whilst No.5 was from the US and No.6 was from Canada!
Here is my opinion on the 19 girls
No.1, Rebecca Mok
Rebecca was the shortest contestant out of all, it was especially awkward when she would be standing with No.2 Wang Xiyao who is 5'9". However she failed to make an impression and was eliminated in the first round. Girls who are short need the confidence and personality to break them in but No.1 had neither. She walked around lacking a single smile and never really presented herself. Her frown aged her just look at her smile on the official portrait - much better than her live performance. Sadly I had to agree with her early dismissal.
No.2 Wang Xiyao
Xiyao was a favourite of mine early on and I must say on certain angles she does look like Michelle Reis but she sharply fell in my books. I believe I've stated the reasons for my quick dismissal of her, I didn't dislike her and I truly didn't mind her getting into the Top 6 but 1st Runner Up was a bit too much.
No.3 Lam Tsz Kwan
High School Student
I didn't like Tsz Kwan that much in the beginning because I felt she was on the chubby side of asian girls and had an average look. I began to like her for her personality and interview technique. She was a confident and content girl so I was happy for her. However I wouldn't say I'd have liked her any further than the Top 12 but in all honesty I thought she would be in the Top 6. Overall she was a decent contestant to put into the Top 12 but not any further.
No.4 Trudy Tai
Ice Skating Instructor
I liked Trudy but one thing irked me with her, her honesty! She unbashfully listed why she was better than some famous model (or such) though this would show confidence it doesn't go down too well in Asian pageants, say you're better but leave some space and dignity for the one in concern. However she was a pretty and exuberant girl sadly she wasn't noticed in the competition and left before the Top 12. In my opinion she was probably the prettiest Hong Kong girl (not including No.5 and 6 as I don't deem them Hong Kongers) but sadly she lacked height and grace - something Miss Asia loves!
No.5 Tiana Tran
Student (North American West Coast Representative)
Tiana provided us with a number of funny moment with her weak command of the Chinese language, she was however charming and beautiful, a shame that she couldn't speak Chinese in any form or she may have made the actual Top 6!
I'll leave it there for now, I have a lot of work to do so I'll catch up on this at a later date - watch this space!
Monday, 9 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Leo Ku - Never seen Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader so can't comment.
Sandra Ng & Chin Ka Lok - GO SANDRA! She should win she makes me laugh every single time!
Eric Tsang, Chin Ka Lok, Louis Yuen, Wong Cho Lam - I'm not a huge fan of "Cheung Mun Yan" anymore, it's still funny at times but it's no longer compulsive viewing - for me anyway! The hosting isn't that great either.
Ronald Cheng, Alex Fong, Edmund Leung - The show is OK but the hosts definitely shouldn't win any awards for their efforts.
Kitty Yuen & Sammy Leung - Haven't watched what they hosted, though they're normally OK hosts.
Best Variety Show
"SING SING TONG HOK WUI" DEFINITELY! Sandra is so funny! I think "The Voice" is also OK considering it's a new thing.
I'll go for Top 3... Rosy Business, Gem of Life and Beyond the Realm of Conscience either though I haven't seen it
Johnson Lee - I'm not sure Johnson would really appreciate TVB handing this award to him, though he won't get it anyway! Giving someone in his mid 30's a most improved award when he's been in the industry since 1999 seems somewhat embarrasing. I like Johnson, I think he's a better actor than quite a few who have been nominated in Best Support in the previous years however I'd rather he didn't stand a chance in this award than to accept it.
Pierre Ngo - The likely candidate for this award. It's weird that most of those nominated are in their 30's! In a way he also deserves it because his character was probably the only memorable one he's acted in. I guess I wouldn't mind him winning but it seems weird that TVB hasn't nominated anyone that they are really promoting.
Raymond Wong - It must be quite embarrasing being nominated as Most Improved when you use to be in the film industry! His first film was in 1997 and his first series was in 2002 eek! At least I wouldn't want to be in his shoes! But in all honesty I think Raymond probably deserves this award as much as Pierre because at first I thought he was like Michael Miu - Botox Eyes! But in Easterly Showers and Sweetness in the Salt he was more versatile.
Raymond Chiu - He's OK but is he that memorable? Or is TVB just passing the nominations along the Off Peddar cast.
Jim Tang - Along with Him Law these two guys are probably the new line of actors TVB are promoting. They are both in their mid twenties and have been nominated for TVB awards so I guess TVB is trying to mount their screen time (as such). I like Jim but he has a long way to go.
My Pick: Raymond Wong
Most Likely to Win: Pierre Ngo
For the females...
These 5 seem much more like the TVB I know except for Catherine Chau.
WHERE IS SELENA LI! She was in 2006, Top 10 for 2007, in 2008 and now vanished! Why isn't she in this! For once Selena could have won it as no big TVB names are in their but she's not nominated! This could mean good or bad, good in that Selena has risen above this, bad that Selena will not win an award until long long later! I don't understand the reason for the exclusion of Selena when Catherine Chau has been chosen.
Queenie Chu - In a sense she probably has improved. I like Queenie but I don't like her acting but she won't win.
Koni Lui - YEAH! Recognition to Koni! She isn't a fantastic actress but she's OK for a newcomer - remember Charmaine Sheh in her early years! I really like Koni but she's probably not going to win.
Catherine Chau - Poor Catherine Chau, TVB didn't want to nominate anyone else so drew her into the NOMINATION of EMBARRASMENT! Well for someone like Catherine anyway, she has filmed like 50 series and now she's considered for most improved! I like Catherine but yet again I wouldn't want to be in her shoes. It would have made sense to put Selena here as she's always in this category.
Sharon Chan - Poor Sharon she's always in but never wins! TVB really should take her out of her misery and just hand her the award. Sharon is a good actress, better than say Sonija Kwok who's nominated for BEST ACTRESS! But she's probably not going to win this as...
Aimee Chan - It's obvious TVB is promoting Aimee to be their new bunny/Kate Tsui. I really don't think she'll lose this award as she's getting much more promotion than any of the other 4. Aimee has improved and I think she's actually an OK actress but I'd much rather Selena or Sharon win this for a change.
My Pick: Sharon Chan
Most Likely to Win: Aimee Chan
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Jessica Hsuan excluded from any awards! I know Just Love II didn't really deserve any awards but I was quite shocked that Jessica wasn't even on the longlist for Best Actress or Favourite Character considering her status - maybe because she's filming so many series with TVB they thought they'd caught her in their net already so don't need awards to do so.
Sammul Chan not in any awards either! This goes to show how being a signed artist is so much better than not being one. Sammul, though not the best actor, filmed in EU and A Bride for a Ride but isn't nominated. If Fala Chen is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Stew of Life (When she's obviously a main lead) I think Sammul can be nominated for Best supporting in EU.
Chung King Fai not nominated for Best Actor. Though he's not my favourite actor this year I think if Fala, Louise and Christine are all up for awards then King Sir should also be up for Best Actor, considering Chin Ka Lok's nominated!
Raymond Lam! Its weird seeing a year without Raymond Lam considering he's been nominated since 2006 for Best Actor. Hopefully Shall We State the Case would be good but I don't have much hope for Growing Through Life. I'm annoyed that Raymond hasn't got any series this year nor does he have a long list of series waiting to be aired, TVB needs to continue to promote him!
I'm happy that Bosco Wong got nominated but it's quite shocking that he's the only young gun from the Top 15! No Raymond, Sammul, Ron or Kenneth (well not exactly young but still part of that group technically). I'm shocked Joe Ma is nominated for Easterly Showers. He did Ok but I didn't think TVB would actually nominate him in that series considering hsi status with TVB - maybe it was the Liza Wang syndrome. Shocked that Chin Ka Lok is nominated when neither Kenneth Ma, Roger Kwok or Chung King Fai are nominated. It's quite shocking that these Top 15 are basically all the male leads TVB has used this year! Oh also a bit shocked that Adam Cheng wasn't nominated, I'm happy but I thought TVB would favour him.
As I said I'm a bit shocked that Jessica Hsuan isn't on the Best Actress list whilst I knew Sonija Kwok would be because she's always on there even if she performs dreadfully! I expected basically all of those Top 15 and yet again quite shocking that these 15 are basically all the main actresses TVB used for their series this year.
Pleasantly surprised that Joel Chan is nominated but in general most of the others are predictable. Michael Tse is obviously going to win this. The supporting actress fight seems really interesting with 8 of the nominees from two series! I'm confused why Fala Chen, Christine Ng and Elanne Kong are nominated as supporting actresses when they are definitely mains in their series. I guess it's just TVB's way of putting people in a category.
A bit shocked that Kenny Wong is nominated for Favourite Character but I understand why TVB did that, I'm not sure Chin Ka Lok was liked that much in his series but I also understand why TVB did that. Considering in the past years TVB has begun to give people two awards this award will probably go to Wayne Lai with Michael Tse a possible alternatve and I guessWong He as a dark horse.
Wow Charmaine Sheh is nominated for two characters! How many times has that happened! But that may be to make her happy considering the Best actress will probably go to Sheren and favourite go to Tavia. Shocked that Gigi wasn't added to this list as it would be her leaving reward to be nominated! But I didn't think her character was that likable so I guess TVB finally did something right rather than motivated. But it does shock me that considering Jessica wasn't nominated in the Best Actress I'd thought she'd be in Favourite.
My Prediction (What TVB will do)
Best Actor Top 5
Wayne Lai - Rosy Business
Gallen Lo - Born Rich
Kevin Cheng- Burning Flame III
Moses Chan - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Michael Miu - EU
Other Possibilities: Ray Lui, Bowie Lam, Wong Hei, Dayo Wong
It's obvious Wayne is going to be in the Top 5 but less obvious who would accompany him. In the end I chose the 4 above because of gut instinct anyway here's an explanation.
Gallen Lo - Though Born Rich isn't receiving great ratings it's still a major production, Gallen used to be TVB's Godson so in order to form better bonds I think Gallen will be given a spot.
Kevin Cheng - I think Burning Flame III will get a nomination. Common sense would have led me to Wong He but I went with Kevin because TVB loves Kevin, Wong He is thinking of quitting TVB whilst Kevin is also in Beyond the Realm of Conscience.
Moses Chan - Moses has been nominated for so many years at least to my knowledge he's been nominated in the Top 5 since 2005. With Beyond behind his back I'd expect him to be here again.
Michael Miu - TVB has this weird affinity with him. He was nominated for The Academy so why wouldn't he for EU?
Ray Lui - it's his first series back in a long long time. It hasn't received high ratings nor does Ray strike me as a Top 5. If Gallen didn't get nominated last year for Cats and Dogs then I don't think Ray will be nominated for Born Rich - though it could happen.
Bowie Lam - In an attempt to get Bowie to do more series TVB may enlist him into the Top 5. The Gem of Life was a huge huge production so it's only right to give one of the male leads some recognition - on TVB's logic anyway.
Wong Hei - This was a hard one to judge. I don't think any series would yield two Top 5 nominations for Best Actor so Wong Hei was beaten by Kevin Cheng considering Kevin won (unjustly) before whilst Wong Hei hasn't
Dayo Wong - Now Dayo is actually quite likely to get a Top 5 nomination, he just got kicked out from my Top 5 list because the 5 dramas the Top 5 are in were either grand productions or really high rating series. You're Hired was a highly rated drama but I'm not sure if it's enough.
Why the others don't stand a chance!
Damian - It's kind of "Geng Lo" to put him into the Top 15 considering Chamber of Bliss wasn't that highly rated a drama.
Bosco - He's still got a long time to go and it's obvious Kevin and Wong Hei will be considered before him.
Joe Ma - He's a filler and doesn't have TVB's support
Steven Ma - A Catherine Tsang filler.
Chin Ka Lok - eh!
Best Actress Top 5
Sheren Tang - Rosy Business
Ada Choi - The Gem of Life
Charmaine Sheh - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Tavia Yeung - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Teresa Mo - Off Pedder
Other Possibilities: Anita Yuen, Kenix Kwok, Myolie Wu, Louise Lee
Sheren Tang and Tavia Yeung are obviously going to be in the Top 5 and to some extent Charmaine Sheh also considering she's got You're Hired and Beyond the Realm of Conscience under her belt. The other two needed to be filled and here's why I chose the other two.
Ada Choi - Not officially naming anyone from the Gem of Life for the Best awards is unlikely considering how costly The Gem of Life was. Considering Ada was the most prominent figure from Gem I think they'll give her a Top 5.
Teresa Mo - Come on, Teresa is a famous film actress! For her to come back to TVB and film a long long series must have taken a lot of talk time! I think this would be a mini reward (on TVB's terms anyway) to put Teresa in the top 5.
Anita Yuen - Born Rich is not receiving great ratings. Considering 3 out of 5 spots are filled I think TVB will support Gem of Life over Born Rich considering Gem was sooooo expensive.
Kenix Kwok - The logic is that Kenix never won an award with TVB, as a comeback gift TVB will put her into the Top 5. Possible!
Myolie Wu - I don't really know why I listed her under the possible list. It's more of a gut feeling.
Louise Lee - Considering she's been prominent in the last two years, completely shutting her out this year may not be TVB's style
Why the others weren't listed
Jamie Chik - Michael Miu is already listed! No jk. There are too many comeback queens I'm not sure TVB has enough spaces to fill the gift list.
Maggie Siu - The Gem of Life wasn't that well rated a series therefore I don't think that other than Ada Choi Maggie or Gigi will have a chance.
Gigi Lai - Besides Ada already being the chosen girl for this series I don't think TVB will deem it necessary to nominate an artiste who has already left TVB.
Kathy Chow - Though she's a great actress she hasn't been in the spotlight nor has she been garnering any buzz.
Liza Wang - Though Liza is normally nominated at least to "Geng Lo" I don't think even TVB can justify nominating Easterly Showers when it recorded such low ratings.
Sonija Kwok - She's the always there but never Top 5 actress.
Best Supporting Actor Top 5
Michael Tse - EU
Elliot Yue - The Gem of Life
Ron Ng - Rosy Business
Kenneth Ma - Born Rich
Derek Kwok - DIE Again
Other Possibilities: Kenny Wong, Dominic Lam, Pierre Ngo, Raymond Wong
I don't know whether Ram Tseung or Lee Kwok Lun are really popular because of Beyond but if they aren't it's unlikely they'll be nominated. Michael Tse is obviously going to win but it was a difficult choice to put 4 other actors along with him on this category
Elliot Yue - A "Geng Lo" spot. If Gem was going to be nominated I think Elliot would take this spot over Kenny.
Ron Ng - Based on TVB not being able to support any of its young artists I think Ron will be nominated for Supporting actor especially considering he was in EU and Rosy.
Kenneth Ma - Same reason as Ron, in that he's one of TVB's younger generation that they promote.
Derek Kwok - I'm leaning towards him because I always thought Derek was going to get this award at some point in his career.
Kenny Wong - As I only think one spot is designated for Gem I think Kenny will lose the spot over Elliot.
Dominic Lam - A very likely choice for Top 5. He just got edged out when I placed my Top 5 prediction.
Pierre Ngo - The buzz he created was short but not long lasting, TVB will probably support Ron rather than Pierre.
Raymond Wong - I don't know! He's been on the TV circuit for a while but hasn't had any recognition considering he's a Film-TV actor TVB must think he needs an incentive to stay.
Joel Chan - Not enough buzz or age to be nominated
Lee Kwok Lun - Beyond is a female drama, the men are relatively unneccessary
Ram Tseung - Same as Lee Kwok Lun.
Tsui Wing - I'm not sure his performance in Off Peddar will get him a nomination, though he was nominated last year but for a much more well known character.
Stephen Au - I doubt he'll be nominated for this character
Evergreen Mak - Unless Stew gets 45 points I don't think Evergreen will be nominated.
Best Supporting Actress Top 5
Michelle Yim - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Susanna Kwan - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Susan Tse - Rosy Business
Linda Chung - The Gem of Life
Fala Chen - The Stew of Life
Other Possibilities: Kiki Sheung, Elanne Kong, Nancy Wu
Michelle Yim - To win the previous year and drop to not even a nomination this year is unlikely considering she's in Beyond
Susanna Kwan - Susanna got the short end of the stick last year between Louise, Michelle and herself it's likely Susanna will at least be nominated here I think.
Susan Tse - I think she's going to win this award considering the buzz she's creating for her evilness!
Linda Chung - Just like Ron and Kenneth I think she'll represent the younger generation and of course Gem.
Fala Chen - She won in 2007 when nobody expected her to so I think she'll be nominated this year.
Nancy Wu - She won most improved last year and was nominated for supporting as well. I think it could happen but I don't think she's got enough of a buzz to catapult her into the Top 5.
Kiki Sheung - It's a small chance but I think possible if TVB doesn't go down the Linda/Fala route.
Elanne Kong - It's not unlikely considering the decent ratings of EU
Mary Hon - I love Mary and she's normally nominated in the Best Supporting but I think this year the category is too strong.
Selena Li - Considering Michelle and Susanna are already nominated for Beyond I doubt Selena will be in, to me it's already a plus that she's in this category along with Michelle, Susanna and Mary.
Kara Hui - Out of the older generation Kara probably has created the least buzz so I'm not sure if TVB is willing to make it an all over 45 affair.
Angela Tong - Chamber of Bliss will not be in any Top 5 trust me!
Aimee Chan - I don't think she'll be nominated for supporting in such a strong year. She's likely going to be a top contender for Most Improved.
Christine Ng - I don't think the Stew is going to get two nominations if Fala is already in the Top 5.
Joyce Tang - Though I love Joyce she's had no buzz at all.
Favourite Male Character Top 5
Wayne Lai - Rosy Business
Michael Tse - EU
Roger Kwok - DIE Again
Wong Hei - Burning Flame III
Dayo Wong - You're Hired
Other possibilities: Moses Chan, Kevin Cheng, Chin Ka Lok
Wayne and Michael are the two that are going to win the award. I think Wayne will probably get this as it would be weird if Wayne got 1 and Michael got 2.
I only just realised that Roger Kwok wasn't nominated in the Best Actor! SHOCKER! So I think Favourite Male Character will surely be a Top 5 for him. Wong Hei got a lot of support for EU so I think he's streamlined for this and Dayo Wong also got decent support for his role on You're Hired rounding out this to be the most likely Top 5.
Moses Chan - Originally he was in my Top 5 until I realised Roger wasn't nominated for a Best so that's why he's now in my possibles considering Gem was ages ago.
Kevin Cheng - TVB love Kevin, he was loved in Burning Flame III, so good possibility of making Top 5.
Chin ka Lok - The only reason to justify him even being in the top 15 is that TVB genuinely thinks he has a chance. Considering A Bride For A Ride was a comedy it's possible he could make it.
Michael Miu - I don't think even TVB can justify giving his annoying character a Top 5 nomination.
Ray Lui - I just don't know why but I don't think Born Rich will be competing for Favourite awards.
Gallen Lo - Same as Above
Bowie Lam - He created minimal buzz and I think my Top 5 are really likely the actual Top 5.
Kenny Wong - Too strong a category for Kenny to even get a look in.
Steven Ma - filler
Kenneth Ma - Very unlikely considering very few probably remember Man In Charge.
Favourite Female Character
Charmaine Sheh - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Tavia Yeung - Beyond the Realm of Conscience
Sheren Tang - Rosy Business
Louise Lee - The Stew of Life
Anita Yuen - Born Rich
Other Possibilities: Kenix Kwok, Jamie Chik, Ada Choi, Teresa Mo
If it wasn't for my guess that Sheren will win Best Actress (considering it's long overdue and Tavia is too young for this award and Charmaine has won it already) I woud have put Charmaine as the favourite to win this but as Sheren in my prediction will win Best Actress I think Tavia will win Favourite Female. Whilst Charmaine is equally likely going to be nominated for Beyond or You're Hired. I put Louise here because she has been in this category for 2 years already I don't think the trend will buckle especially since she probably not going to be nominated for Best Actress. Whilst Anita being here was is because I think Born Rich wouldn't be barred out in too many awards and therefore it's possible that Anita would be nominated here.
Kenix Kwok - based on my Born Rich theory
Jamie Chik - Yet again based on my Born Rich theory
Ada Choi - She's probably going to be nominated for Best so why not for Favourite.
Teresa Mo - Her character is proably quite likable in Hong Kong and she's Teresa Mo.
Kathy Chow - Just not enough support from media.
Maggie Siu - There's a small possibility but she needs more buzz
Sonija Kwok - Even in a comedy you can't justify Sonija beating any of the other 14 for a Top 5 nomination.
Fala Chen - The Stew of Life received average ratings
Christine Ng - Same as above
It seems Miss Lok is losing power! Her favourite artistes aren't that dominant on the list.
Well I finally made it! I'll post my Top 15 when I've begun watching Born Rich and Beyond, which would be about Mid November.