There were really no surprises at the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 on Sunday night, so, one can pretty much guess who were the biggest winners at the ceremony, which was held at the KWC Fashion Mall in Kuala Lumpur.
TVB summer hit Triumph In The Skies II won the most with 11 trophies, in categories like favourite drama series, favourite lead actor and favourite supporting actress. All six of the show’s main stars who were nominated in the “favourite top 15 TVB drama characters” category also won.
As expected, Chilam Cheung who is popular among TVB fans in Malaysia for his flighty portrayal of a playboy pilot in Triumph In The Skies II, nabbed the top award for favourite TVB actor just a day after his headlining act at the “Chi Lam & Friends Live In Genting” show at the Arena Of Stars.
Meanwhile, Kenneth Ma (who won recognition from his TVB peers during Hong Kong’s TVB Anniversary Gala in November) and Tavia Yeung (who won My Favourite TVB Actress at Singapore’s Starhub TVB Awards in September) took the favourite on-screen couple award for their pairing in The Hippocratic Crush II.
Apart from Cheung, Ma and Yeung, other TVB stars who graced the show were Eric Tsang, Myolie Wu, Linda Chung, Ruco Chan, Ron Ng, Wong Cho Lam, Kristal Tin, Edwin Siu, Nancy Wu, Mandy Wong, Him Law, Eliza Sam, Elvina Kong and Benjamin Yuen.
With many unknown faces taking to the stage to perform, the awards show became a somewhat draggy affair. Fortunately, TVB funnyman Wong Cho Lam had the audience in stitches as the emcee, along with Maria Luisa and Jarvis Chow. Armed with rib-tickling impersonations and side-splitting jokes, Wong poked fun at the nominees in the main award categories.
Formerly known as My Astro On Demand Awards, the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 was organised for the first time by TVB Entertainment News. The awards presentation ceremony was broadcast live to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Europe, while the United States enjoyed a delayed broadcast.
Widely regarded as the prelude to the TVB Anniversary Awards (set to take place in Hong Kong on Dec 16), the TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2013 gave out a total of 27 awards in 13 different categories. The result was derived from almost 100,000 Malaysian voters during a voting campaign held in November; the polling site racked up 500,000 hits after three weeks of voting activity.
*Log on to thestar.com.my for the list of winners.