The annual StarHub TVB Awards are here! Voting has started and will end on October 23 (You can vote here). This year is a hard year to pick for, and that's not because there are too many good candidates. Nonetheless, here are my picks:
Can we give a dual award to Nancy Wu and Kristal Tin just for this scene?
Runner-up: I'm impressed with how natural Grace Chan was in Raising the Bar.
Least favourite: Don't even get me started on Linda Chung in Tiger Cubs II.
Ruco Chan did an exceptional job in Eye in the Sky, so I'm picking him even though he's nominated for a different series.
Runner-up: Ben Wong nailed the mannerisms of a barrister.
Least favourite: Moses Chan, for the repetitive and uninteresting roles he had this year.
Favourite Supporting Actress
I've really like Natalie Tong's subtle performances in her last few dramas.
Runner-up: Elena Kong was a rare highlight in Smooth Talker.
Least favourite: Ivana Wong over-exaggerates in almost everything I've seen her in.
Favourite Supporting Actor
Vincent Wong was solid and had great chemistry with Josie Ho in Tomorrow is Another Day.
Runner-up: Raymond Cho deserves some recognition.
Least favourite: Can't decide between expressionless Benjamin Yuen and over-the-top Oscar Leung.
Favourite Female Character
Elena Kong's character in Smooth Talker was entertaining.
Runner-up: Giselle (Grace Chan) is actually very sweet if you just ignore the sexual harassment case.
Least favourite: Madam Chung. Do I need to explain further?
Favourite Male Character
I have a good feeling about Ruco Chan's prince role in Captain of Destiny.
Least favourite: Wong Cho Lam was too excessive in Come On Cousin.
Eye in the Sky, even though it could have been so much better.
Runner-up: I surprisingly liked Limelight Years. It was a soothing series to watch.
Least favourite: Watching Tiger Cubs II felt like 1.5 hours of torture every week.
Favourite On-Screen Couple
I guess Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong did have chemistry in what little scenes I saw of them.
Runner-up: I can't even pick a second couple that I liked.
Least favourite: Joe Ma and Linda Chung?! Oh my gawddddd!
Favourite Theme Song
None of the theme songs were particularly memorable.
Runner-up: As above.
Least favourite: Fred Cheng's voice is not really suited for the style of the Officer Geomancer theme song.
Favourite Variety Show Categories
No picks for the variety show categories, but special shout-out to Not Far But Away, which gave the audience some perspective into North Korea.