Sunday November 23, 2014 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com

 

 

My Favourite TVB Drama Series
"Line Walker"

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role
Roger Kwok ("Black Heart White Soul")

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Leading Role
Charmaine Sheh ("Line Walker")

My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Benz Hui ("Line Walker")

My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role
Sharon Chan ("Line Walker")

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actor
Sammy Sum ("Bounty Lady", "Line Walker", "All That Is Bitter Is Sweet")

My Favourite TVB Most Improved Actress
Samantha Ko ("Outbound Love", "Line Walker", "All That Is Bitter Is Sweet")

My Favourite TVB On Screen Couple
Ruco Chan & Aimee Chan ("Outbound Love")

My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song
越難越愛 ("Line Walker") - Jinny Ng

My Favourite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters
Bosco Wong ("The Ultimate Addiction")
Nancy Wu ("The Ultimate Addiction")
Kate Tsui ("Tomorrow Is Another Day")
Roger Kwok ("Black Heart White Soul")
Charmaine Sheh ("Line Walker")
Sharon Chan ("Line Walker")
Benz Hui ("Line Walker")
Him Law ("Tiger Cubs II")
Ruco Chan ("Outbound Love")
Tavia Yeung ("Storm in a Cocoon")
Raymond Lam ("Line Walker")
Michael Miu ("Line Walker")
Linda Chung ("All That Is Bitter Is Sweet")
Kenneth Ma ("Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain")
Selena Li ("Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain")

My Favourite TVB Variety Programme
"Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk"

My Favourite TVB Enrichment Programme
"Wellness on the Go 2"

My Favourite TVB Host in a Variety Programme
Nancy Sit & Wong Cho Lam ("Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk")

TVB Most Rising Star in Malaysia
Fred Cheng

TVB Star Achievement Award
Helena Law & Lau Kong

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Sunday November 23, 2014 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com

 

Ram Chiang and Rita Carpio attended a Christmas event, which was a small concert, attracting over a hundred passersby. Ram and Rita sang 《相逢何必曾相識》 at a mall for the first time; the passersby there sang along.

Ram frankly said that, singing this song again, the feeling is very profound, and it also made Rita recall many things in the past. When asked whether they would hold a concert, they both said that they were slightly afraid to. Rita laughingly said that she held a small concert before; back then, she felt very nervous. If she were to collaborate with Ram, it would be held at the Coliseum, and the pressure would be even greater. Ram said that holding a show in Hong Kong is a lot of pressure, laughingly saying that he would consider again after completing stage performances in the US and Canada, and also said that he has been frequently practicing singing recently. When asked whether there were any singers who have requested songs from him, he said, "I will take the initiative to write for the singers whom I would like to give songs to. In my heart, there are a few candidates, but it hasn't come to fruition, so will not say, or else it would be very awkward".

Ram revealed that there are many money-making shows inviting the two of them to attend, but had to reject a lot because he has to go to Mainland at the end of the month to film a series. Everything cannot be about making money...must have principles.

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Last night the Golden Horse Award red carpet was star studded. This year's president Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) was praised for her well maintained figure. ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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THE 2014 GOLDEN HORSE FILM AWARD NOMINATIONShttp://www.goldenhorse.org.tw/ui/index.php?class=ghac&func=nw&lang=en
BEST FEATURE FILMBLIND MASSAGE
BEST ANIMATION FEATURE(None) 
BEST DOCUMENTARYCOTTON
BEST SHORT FILMTHE HAMMER AND SICKLE ARE SLEEPING
BEST DIRECTORAnn HUI (THE GOLDEN ERA)
BEST LEADING ACTORCHEN Jian-Bin (A FOOL)
BEST LEADING ACTRESSCHEN Shiang Chyi (EXIT)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTORCHEN Jian-bin (PARADISE IN SERVICE)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSWan Qian (PARADISE IN SERVICE) 
BEST NEW DIRECTORCHEN Jian-bin (A FOOL)
BEST NEW PERFORMERZHANG Lei (BLIND MASSAGE)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYYEE Chih-Yen (MEETING DR. SUN)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAYMA YINGLI (BLIND MASSAGE)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYZENG Jian (BLIND MASSAGE)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTSTONG Ka-wai, Ken LAW, Lucky Tracy Hannah (THE MIDNIGHT AFTER)
BEST ART DIRECTIONLIU Qiang (BLACK COAL, THIN ICE)
BEST MAKEUP & COSTUME DESIGNLIANG Tingting (BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES) 
BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY Jack WONG (AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT)
ORIGINAL MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST FILMQigang CHEN (COMING HOME)
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG AWARDTHE ROAD WE PASS (THE CONTINENT)Lyric : PU Shu, HAN HanComposer : PU ShuPerformer : PU Shu
BEST FILM EDITINGKONG Jinlei, Jolin ZHU (BLIND MASSAGE)
BEST SOUND EFFECTSFU Kang (BLIND MASSAGE)
OUTSTANDING TAIWANESE FILMMAKER OF THE YEARJimmy HUANG
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDKANO
FIPRESCI PRIZEKANO
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDTIAN Feng


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Famous filmmaker Jimmy Heung Wa Keung due to esophageal cancer passed away in Beijng two nights ago at age 64. Heung Wa Sing's Wins film company has made many classic hit films like GOD OF GAMBLERS (DOH SUN), FIGHT BACK TO SCHOOL (TOH HOK WAI LUNG) and THE CRAZY COMPANIES (JUI GAI SUEN YAU). Many film stars who have worked with him expressed regret.

Heung Wa Sing and his brother Charles Heung Wa Keung in the 80s and the 90s formed Wins film company, made many hit films and worked with many stars like Stephen Chow Sing Chi, Chow Yun ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 51st Golden Horse Award will take place tonight in Taipei. Nominees have already arrived. Nominated for Best Actress for the first time with the film COMING HOME, Mainland actress Gong Li has already arrived in Taiwan two nights ago. Today he will compete with Tang Wei, Vicki Zhao Wei, Kwai Lun-Mei, Chen Shiang-Chyi for the Best Actress award. Was she confident about winning? Gong Li admitted, "I am confident! However I feel not winning would not be a big deal either. No matter who will win, I feel all of us actresses deserve it." She also said that she would treat the race normally. If she was fortunate enough ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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HKTV's political drama The Election wins the youth vote

 

Source:  SCMP
 

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Hong Kong's first publicly elected chief executive is killed on the night of the poll; a candidate for the top job is caught having extramarital affairs; the leader of a pro-Beijing party tries to manipulate his way to victory despite being turned away by forces from north of the border.

 

The plots sound familiar but this political reality exists only in HKTV drama The Election, which is already wining the hearts of critics and young viewers. The series premiere was uploaded on Wednesday when the internet television station was launched and has been hailed for delivering an alternative to the output of major free-to-air player TVB, often criticised for staid dramas.

 

Critics said the drama, which touches on the dark side of politics, is a breakthrough after a decade of lacklustre television.

 

"Although political shows are common in American and Japanese TV, politics has been a taboo in Hong Kong's television entertainment," said Saville Chan, producer of award-winning film The Way We Dance. "The show's subject matter itself is already a breakthrough. And the fact it is set in Hong Kong creates a lot of room for imagination."

 

The Election charts the chief executive race in 2022. One of the candidates is the leader of the patriotic party and Legislative Council chairman Sung Man-shan, played by Liu Kai-chi. He was promised by forces above Hong Kong that he would be made chief executive, but the promise was never delivered as a seemingly weaker candidate was elected, despite being caught cheating on his wife. Sung then plots to turn the situation around to realise his ambition.

 

On the other hand, Yip Ching (Angelica Lee Sinje), widow of the chief executive who died in a car crash on the night he ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Saturday November 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/linda-chung-receives-medal-ten-years-034739644.html

 

 

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 "Tiger Cubs 2" actress Linda Chung has recently been awarded with the Long-Term Employees' Service Awards of Excellence.

 

According to On CC News, the actress, who made her TVB debut after winning the Miss Chinese International Pageant back in 2004, received her medal of honour for her decade of loyalty to the station.

 

Quoting the character Chai Kau from "Rosy Business" in her speech, Linda expressed, "How many decades are there in a lifetime? When I arrived in Hong Kong for the first time, I thought I would only be staying for a couple of years and returned to Canada to pursue teaching."

 

"But Hong Kong is my home now. I might have remained the introverted person that I was if I returned to Canada back then, but now I have become much more talkative," Linda added.

 

Aside from Linda, other stars who received the ten-year medals include Natalie Tong and Queenie Chu.

 

Meanwhile, Carlo Ng, Chin Ka Lok, and Lau Dan received the medals for their twenty years of service.

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Saturday November 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/yumiko-cheng-announces-pregnancy-034934206.html

 

 

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Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer Yumiko Cheng has announced that she is more than three months pregnant.

 

As reported on Wenweipo News, the singer, who married make-up artist Andy Leung in Thailand last year, announced the good news last night at a Christmas event in Times Square.

 

Unable to conceal her joy of becoming a mother, Yumiko revealed that the first trimester of her first pregnancy has been very smooth with no case of discomfort or nausea usually experienced by first time mothers.

 

Yumiko also disclosed that her husband has been treating her like a queen since her pregnancy, and while she has yet to experience any cravings, Yumiko joked that she loves the fact that she has the privilege to ask for anything.

 

Asked if she prefers a daughter or a son, Yumiko said that her husband wants a son, while she hopes to have a daughter.

 

The singer is scheduled to give birth in April.

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Saturday November 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/donnie-yen-denies-conflict-teddy-chan-174009179.html

 

 

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 Martial arts actor Donnie Yen has recently debunked rumours of conflict between him and "Kung Fu Jungle" director Teddy Chan.

 

According to Mingpao News, previously, it was reported that Teddy was unhappy with the actor for being absent from the movie's promotional activities.

 

However, while speaking to the media at a Gucci event in Hong Kong recently, Donnie said that no such thing has happened and that Teddy has even called him to apologise for the rumours.

 

"Teddy has already clarified the issue, but why didn't the media write about it? There are a lot of more important things out there, so why would you write false reports about me?" asked Donnie.

 

The actor also stressed that he will definitely make time for promotional activities as it is a part of his responsibility.

 

In related news, Donnie said that he is currently preparing for his new movie, "Ip Man 3", which will begin filming after Lunar New Year next year.

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