Although this topic has been well-discussed since last year, it's time to reveal this year's predictions!
Best Actor: Steven Ma
Although Steven Ma is not a hot favourite to win, guessing that he will be awarded with 'Best Actor' this year. Wayne Lai already won three awards last year, and his performance in "No Regrets" is not comparable to Chai Gau. Wayne is not Gallen Lo. It is highly unlikely for Wayne to receive consecutive 'Best Actor' awards. Although "Can't Buy Me Love" received high ratings, Moses Chan's performance was only sub-par, and he was heavily criticized by netizens. Moses also received the 'Best Actor' award before, so it is highly unlikely for him to win again, especially for this particular performance. Some people believe that TVB is going to give the award to Raymond Lam because he is a heavily promoted artiste; however, there is also nothing special about his performance in "The Mysteries of Love". "Mysteries" was also criticized for copying "Detective Galileo", which also lowers his chances for 'Best Actor'. Although Steven's performance in "Ghost Writer" was not particularly outstanding, his performance is competent enough. The ratings of "Ghost" were also quite good, and with the announcement of a sequel and a stage performance, this shows that TVB also recognizes the success of this series. Steven is also basically next in line to win, so he will most likely win 'Best Actor' this year.
My Favourite TV Male Character: Kenneth Ma
Ku Yue Tong is definitely my favourite character this year, and my favourite character of Kenneth Ma's! Although Tong is the second brother, he is the head of the household. His siblings see him as the centre of the family, but he also has a humourous side. He is righteous, as he suppresses the strong and helps the weak. He is clever, and he also has great martial arts skills, but his flaw is that he has asthma. Kenneth was able to portray the leadership qualities of Tong, and he was also competent in various emotional scenes (e.g., when Cheung accuses him of being a coward; after discovering that Ngan had been raped; when encouraging Ngan to come forward; while reading Dr. Wing's suicide note). This character was well-written because, even though Cheung returned home, Tong still maintained his status as the decision-maker of the family. Love his signature move 'lead the horse back to the stable'! Also love the profound relationship between Tong and Dr. Wing, as well as the chemistry between Kenneth and Selena!
Best Actress: Sheren Tang
It is most likely that Sheren Tang will win the 'Best Actress' award because no other female characters this year come close to the complexity of Cheng Gau Mui. Charmaine Sheh is the only other hot favourite; however, the script of "Can't Buy Me Love" was poorly written, such that there was not much for her to do with her character. It would not be surprising for Sheren to repeat, especially since there is no competition, and she has the status to win for a consecutive year.
My Favourite TV Female Character: Fala Chen
Fala Chen's major competitors in this category are Charmaine, Sheren, and Tavia Yeung; however, Charmaine and Tavia already received this award before, so it is highly unlikely that they would receive it again, while Sheren has her sights set on the 'Best Actress' award. TVB is nurturing Fala into a first lead; thus, in order for her to rise to the next level, it would make sense for her to receive the 'Favourite Character' award. Her character in "Ghost Writer" was much more well-liked by the audience, and it would also be more persuasive for her to win for Siu Chui; however, it is quite evident that Szeto Ngan Ping was nominated in this category instead so that the highest-rated series this year would not leave empty-handed.
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