Low-key af­fair

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TV - By SETO KIT YAN en­ter­tain­ment@thes­tar.com.my

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.

chilam che­ung won the favourite lead ac­tor award in the TVb Star awards malaysia 2013 last Sun­day.

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