If we were asked to name the TVB program that has garnered the most ‘feedback’ in HK recently, that ‘title’ would go to the interview show Telling Maria (最佳男主角) hosted by [veteran reporter and entertainment news host] Luisa Maria Leitao (黎芷珊). In the program, Maria sits down with some of the HK film industry’s most popular Best Actor winners from the past few decades and chats with them about career, life, and much more – having so many ‘big names’ from the industry reveal intimate details about themselves, of course it’s no surprise that the program was able to ‘attract’ so many viewers. However, let’s not forget the ‘other’ Best Actors out there – the ones from the TV world who have a certain ‘attractiveness’ of their own that is equally appealing to audiences!
With this year being TVB’s 45th anniversary celebration, let us take a look back at TVB’s Best Actor winners from the past 15 years (starting with the 30th anniversary celebration in 1997) and reminisce about their careers as well as ‘classic’ performances.
Starting in 1997, TVB added an awards element to their annual TVB Anniversary Gala (萬千星輝賀台慶) event. In 2006, the awards portion was ‘broken off’ into its own independent program -- the TVB Anniversary Awards show
(萬千星輝頒獎典禮) – and over the years, it has become one of the station’s
most highly anticipated events. Two of the event’s ‘top honors’ -- TV
King (Best Actor) and TV Queen (Best Actress) – are awards that the
station’s many actors and actresses ‘battle’ over every year.
In the 15 years that TVB’s Anniversary Awards has been in existence, a
total of 9 TV Kings (Best Actors) have been crowned. Amongst them,
actor Gallen Lo (羅嘉良) tops the list as the ‘TV King of Kings’, as he has
won the coveted award 3 times (a record that has yet to be broken);
close behind him are 4 actors who have each won the award twice: Roger
Kwok (郭晉安), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), and Louis Koo (古天樂).
Rounding out the rest of the TV King winners list are Bobby Au Yeung
(歐陽震華), Moses Chan (陳豪), Bowie Lam (林保怡), and Ha Yu (夏雨).