TVB Anniversary Awards will be held on December 5th. Who will be the next TV Queen, the answer will be reveal that night. However, Jessica Hsuan gets a head start, as she is first crowned as "TVB's Queen of Hostage" and it was said the "Best Hostage Award" (TN: Not a real award..) should go to her. Being the Queen of Hostage, Jessica didn't just get that reputation without merit. In TVB, Jessica was held 'hostage' countless amounts of times, really "10 fingers can't count them all".
Following Law Lok Lam's record of "5 deaths in 24 hours", he becomes an artist that is internationally known. In TVB series, Jessica holds a record of being held 'hostage' 12 times and more.
At the Hong Kong Golden Discussion Forum (高登討論區), there is a topic on "Jessica Hsuan is the Queen of Hostage". A determined Netizen went through Jessica's TVB series over the some 10 years she's been with the company and collected a bunch of screen captures showing the number of times Jessica has been held hostage in a TVB series. Her older series include Detective Investigation Files IV, Witness to a Prosecution, Game of Deceit, A Step Into the Past, Dicey Business, A Matter of Customs, Lady Fan, Golden Faith, Sisters of Pearl; the more recent series include Gun Metal Grey, A Pillow Case of Mystery II and the currently airing Curse of the Royal Harem. When counting the series that weren't 'caught' yet, it is estimated that Jessica has been held hostage more than 12 times.
A Netizen said TVB scriptwriters loves to tie Jessica up, while some Netizens scolded TVB for using the same idea for over 10 years. "Where there is brightness, there is darkness. Where there is superman, there is evil. Where there is Jessica, there is bound to be a hostage case." There are also some people who said in many specific scenes, for example, if there is a rape scene, Natalie Tong will definitely be there. If there is a scene of 'murder by a knife stabbing', there will be Kenneth Ma at the scene. Perhaps the truth is, TVB really does have a lot of hardcore fans.
"When there is brightness, there is darkness. When there is superman, there is evil. When there is Jessica, there is bound to be a hostage case." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Kidnapping is so overused in dramas, it's hackneyed.
一生為還淚而來 我為的是我的心 - 林黛玉 This life, I came to return the tears, it's for my heart - Lin Dai Yu
Denise Ho invites Shu Qi to take part in this aesthetically moving MV about a love that has reached its time on Earth. Denise and Shu Qi,respectively, take on the roles of Bao Yu and Dai Yu, the tragic couple in one of China's most reverent novel, "Dream of the Red Chamber".
Sharon Chan seated for 'Best Supporting Actress', takes down 6 opponents
There is a less than a month until the TVB Anniversary Awards. Currently, the major focus is to who the awards will land on. Unfortunately, this year's TV King and Queen battle is not as heated as the 'Best Supporting Actor and Actress' awards. It was said the nominations for 'Best Supporting Actress' includes Sharon Chan (Ghetto Justice), Natalie Tong (The Other Truth), Aimee Chan (The Other Truth), Nancy Wu (Forensic Heroes III), Helena Ma (The Other Truth), Mannor Chan (Wax and Wane) and Vivien Yeo (A Great Way to Care).
As one of the hot favorites for 'Best Supporting Actress' award this year, Sharon Chan expressed, at an event yesterday, she has confidence in herself because her role in Ghetto Justice was a breakthrough for her. However, she also supports Elena Kong: "I hope Myolie Wu and Kevin Cheng win the award together for Ghetto Justice. It would be best if our series gets Best Series Award as well." Yesterday when Sharon learned her good friend Joe Ma was absent from the event because he's suffering from a stomach flu, she frankly said she gave him a call to ask of his condition. As for her recent Weibo post that she's greatly pressured, Sharon expressed she's just referring to the long hours of filming for her new series, but TVB really cares about her and understands she needs time to rest.
Ruco Chan "Oldest Newcomer Award"
Also, Ruco Chan has been heavily promoted by TVB recently and is in on the TV King race for his role in The Other Truth. Yesterday reporters contacted Ruco to ask if he's surprised? He said: "Of course not, I am already happy to death to be part of the nominations. (Do you have confidence?) Many people support me for the Most Improved award, but if the name changes to 'Oldest Newcomer Award', then I would have more confidence!" As for Raymond Wong, he had great success last year, but this time in The Other Truth, Ruco Chan climbs over him. Raymond expressed he is not disappointed, and supports Ruco for the Most Improved Actor award.
In other news, Joe Ma was absent from the event with Sharon, his manager uploaded a photo on Weibo of Joe in the hospital and publicly apologized to the advertiser for his absence. Many of his good friends forwarded the Weibo post and wished Joe a speedy recovery.
Sharon! Sharon! Sharon! I would be a little upset if she didn't get the award, but then it's TVB and their award system isn't quite based on merit and performance...yah. On the other hand, how the heck did Aimee get on the list with The Other Truth! We're talking about the BEST SUPPORTING right? Yah, her nomination doesn't make sense to me at all.