I'm just going to mish mash this post with notes on the 45th awards ceremony and actually the past 14 ceremonies. It's the 15th year already!
Firstly, what was Liza wearing! I'm just lost for words.
Secondly TVB cut the short rehearsed introductions of all the artistes, cringing to the max.
Big names that did not attend: Steven Ma, Raymond Lam, Maggie Cheung
Why is Maggie never in attendance.
I love Kam Jer (Lee Heung Kam) however I was feeling so worried for her when she was on screen, I hope she's in good health.
TVB give the artistes more time for acceptance speeches!
I loved most of the presenters especially seeing Mariane Chan back (her presenting speech was good) and Wu Fung but the Teddy Robin and guy from Shine skit was too long.
Everybody was complaining about Vincent and I agree he's pretty green but remember he is new to this give him a chance.
Poor Linda, even Myolie thought that she stole her award. However Myolie was far too exaggerated in expressing her disappointment when she won My Favourite Female Character award, it was borderline rude. TVB should just scrap this and go back to the Top 15 favourite characters of the year. However she somewhat redeemed herself during the Best Actress speech.
Interesting seating configurations. Elena Kong and Selena Li on front row! Woohoo! Ruco Chan front row! Woohoo but Raymond Wong is on 2nd row...
Anyway after watching the show and realising Moses had been nominated (Top 5) for 7 consecutive year I decided to look back on the past shows and do a little tallying here are my results...
When everybody thinks who is the most successful in terms of TVB Awards I doubt anybody would not say Gallen Lo who was nominated six times from 1997-2002 and managed to win 3 of those but disregarding the amount of wins Moses Chan and Bobby Au Yeung have both been nominated 8 times each! However this is topped by Jessica Hsuan having a whopping 9 nominations and 7 consecutively. Her last nomination was in 2007 which means she was nominated 9 times in the first 11 years. Charmaine Sheh also has a 8 nominations to her name with Ada Choi coming close at 7.
Gallen Lo leads with most wins at 3. Louis Koo, Roger Kwok, Wayne Lai and most recently Kevin Cheng have won two but only Wayne and Kevin I think have a chance to increase this number. On the women's side Liza Wang and Sheren Tang have won two each, each I think with the potential to add more to that number.
Raymond Lam tops every actor in the number of nominations without a win at 5. No other actor has had more than 3 nominations and not won so TVB please give Raymond a great role so that he can once again be nominated and win! But he is beaten by Kenix Kwok who has been nominated 6 times and still not been given the title she deserves
Since Ha Yu's win in 2008 he has been snubbed by the awards.
The supporting roles have only been awarded for 7 years but in this time there have been a diverse number of actors nominated, only Pierre Ngo has managed to muster up three nominations but I think he'll win very soon. It has also been a good place to gauge where TVB will find their next TV king with Ha Yu and Wayne Lai (and nearly Michael Tse) both winning this and Best Actor later in their career. The actresses also have a very mixed field of nominees with Fala Chen doing the best, winning 2 times and being nominated 4 times - still a shock to many how she has won twice. Nancy Wu has the most nominations without a win however I think Nancy will be a huge contender for next year.
The My Favourite awards are less varied and have been in existence since 2006. Raymond has already racked up 4 nominations and won twice here whilst Kevin Cheng, Michael Tse, Moses Chan and Wayne Lai have all been nominated three times and besides Michael all have won once already. The females sport an even less diverse group with most nominees having at least two nominations besides Aimee Chan, Maggie Cheung and Niki Chow. Charmaine Sheh rules the roost with 6 nominations in 6 years but she had two nominations in one year. It took her to leave TVB for them to stop nominating her for this. Linda and Sheren have had the most disappointment from these awards with Linda losing 4 times and Sheren 3 times. I still don't understand why TVB didn't give Linda the awards this year whilst Sheren should have won with all her amazing characters.
The Most Improved Artiste award has been in existence since 2002, I am not counting Nick Cheung's Award in 1998 because it was solely made to award Nick (and maybe Chin Kar Lok) with something. From this award we can see TVB's favoured doing very well. Luckily no actor has been put to shame by being nominated here more than twice... for now. Most interestingly Kevin was nominated here the year he won Best Actor! On the women's side TVB's favoured continue to shine but shockingly Fala Chen has never won this award, obviously she was so good that TVB leapfrogged her over this... Selena Li has the shame of being nominated here the most without a win, three times to be exact. She has now been promoted to leading actress status but I believe if she finally gets a breakthrough role TVB might just bung her in here again. But none other has been shamed as much as Tavia Yeung who even after winning the award in 2003 has been nominated three more times afterwards! TVB is Tavia that bad she has to improve and improve until she reaches supporting status? Most winners won on their first nomination besides Kenneth Ma, Raymond Wong, Wong Cho Lam and Natalie Tong which just goes to show how this award is just given to TVBs favourites.
Moses, Wayne, Kevin, Charmaine and Myolie have all managed to win both the Best and My Favourite categories in their respective years.
So some interesting statistics, which leads me to my main question... When will Raymond finally win the Best Actor title? Whilst I'd love him to win I really want him to win it for a role that most people agree upon because he deserves to be congratulated rather than degraded like how Kevin was in 2006. I just hope TVB gives Raymond more big series so that he has a fighting chance.