Artistes unhappy with TVB Anniversary Awards nominations

28 November 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: Popular AsiansThe 2012 TVB Anniversary Awards has been criticized for being too biased by the public. The official nominees for the 2012 TVB Anniversary Awards were announced on November 21. The nominees were determined by a panel of judges consisting of nine TVB executives.Since revamping the ceremony in 2005, the TVB Anniversary Awards have been criticized for being too overly biased and attentive to only the station’s own management artists, disregarding other hardworking artists who appear in the dramas.To lessen the criticism, TVB arranged for the top three awards ‘“ Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Drama awards ‘“ to be completely decided by audience votes this year. The other categories, as usual, will be determined by a panel of TVB judges and over 3,000 staff members.Despite the attempt at greater “transparent‘ environment, the 2012 TVB Anniversary Awards are still under fire for being too biased by the public. While the list of nominees did include several non-management artists who have recently left TVB, such as Charmaine Sheh running for Best Actress and Joe Ma running for Best Actor, there are several deserving artists who surprisingly lost a spot on the nominations list.Regarding the artists’ disappointment in the nominations list, TVB executive, Sandy Yu, explained, “Originally, we planned to have fifteen to twenty nominees for each category, but in the end, we narrowed it down to ten. Each of the nine TVB executives chose ten potential nominees and whoever got the most votes made it into the nominations list.‘Three more special awards will be added to the awards ceremony this year, including Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Female Artist, and Lifetime Achievement Award. When asked if these awards were made to appease the lost-out nominees, Sandy Yu clarified, “Every award is an encouragement to the actor. Originally this award was to be called the ‘˜Most Professional’ award, but after a few more discussions, using ‘˜outstanding’ would be better.‘

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