There was a lot of debate with Rosina Lam’s (林夏薇) “Best Actress” win at the 2021 TVB Anniversary Awards. Many netizens were vocal with their opposition to Rosina Lam’s win and even said it was rigged. Some netizens were gunning for Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) and Mandy Wong (黃智雯) to win. Even celebrities like Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明) were also rooting for Mandy Wong.
When Eric Tsang was asked about the debate over this year’s “Best Actress” win, he revealed his pick was for Mandy Wong. Eric Tsang explained most of the awards are voted by the audience and staff members. As for choosing Mandy Wong, Eric Tsang explained she has been performing very well and has praised her before, “However, it’s still a few people meeting after all. Everyone’s favorite is different. So, only found out about it after the discussions.”
Prior to the award show, Mandy Wong and Kenneth Ma, who are good friends and frequent collaborators, were interviewed on “Scoop” (東張西望). Kenneth Ma revealed his pick for “Best Actress” was Mandy Wong. He said, “I will be supporting Mandy this year. I’ve filmed so much with her. Her performance has always been good all along. The company owes her a ‘Best Actress’. If she doesn’t get an award, I terminate my contract!” Mandy Wong responded, “Playing this big? I am so stressed!”
In the end, Rosina Lam got “Best Actress”. When hk01.com reached out to Kenneth Ma about his previous ultimatium, he said, “Not going to respond…very disappointed…”