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The TVB Anniversary Awards was held last night (Jan 2), and with all award shows, it wasn’t without controversy.

While Yoyo Chen's non-reaction to her husband Vincent Wong’s Best Actor win dominated the conversation for 2020 Awards, this year was all about Linda Chung getting “robbed” of the Best Actress award.

The 37-year-old put on a stunning performance in Kids’ Lives Matter, with many saying that the heartbreaking scene where her doctor character gives birth to a stillborn baby is worthy of the win itself.

You can judge for yourself here:

The award eventually went to Rosina Lam for her role in Battle Of The Seven Sisters while Linda went took home the Malaysia’s Favourite TVB Actress award.

During her acceptance speech, the 34-year-old Rosina, who is the cousin of ex TVB actor Raymond Lam, said, “I enrolled in The Central Academy of Drama in 2004. I spent the last 17 years shooting dramas. My teacher told me that you have to remember how to be human before you learn how to act and remember your roots. Thank goodness I never gave up. Thank you mummy, I know you weren’t supportive of me entering showbiz, but today I’ve proven to you that your daughter could make it.”

Check out her speech here: 

Her touching speech however did little to quell the anger of netizens who felt that she had stolen the award from Linda.

Some netizens also speculated that Rosina's win was a “decision made by TVB’s executives”, rather than it being “the result of a fair fight with Linda”.

Rosina revealed in a backstage interview that she thought she had “no chance” of getting the award.

When asked if she thought that Linda would win, she evaded the question by saying: “Whoever wins the award is worthy. I was very happy when I saw Linda get the [Malaysia’s Favourite TVB Actress award] too.”

Linda, on the other hand, shared in her interview that she was “not disappointed at all”.

“I would have to keep working hard. Perhaps I didn’t win because I didn’t do well enough. Maybe I’ll get the chance [to get the Best Actress trophy] in a few years, or even 10 years down the road,” she quipped, adding that she doesn't know when her next drama would be.

Linda has been nominated for the Best Actress award eight times in her career. She is also currently the record-holder for the actress who has received most number of nominations without a single win.

TVB Anniversary Awards Winners’ List:

Best Drama Series: Battle Of The Seven Sisters

Best Actor In A Leading Role: Shaun Tam (Take Two)

Best Actress In A Leading Role: Rosina Lam (Battle Of The Seven Sisters)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Brian Chu (Take Two)

Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Yoyo Chen (Plan B)

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Chiang

Most Popular Male Character: Kenneth Ma (Kids’ Lives Matter)

Most Popular Female Character: Ali Lee (Beauty And The Boss)

Most Improved Male Artiste: Joey Law, Karl Ting

Most Improved Female Artistes: Leslie Chiang (Come Home Love: Lo And Behold)

Malaysia’s Favourite TVB Series: Kids’ Lives Matter

Malaysia’s Favourite TVB Actor: Shaun Tam (Take Two)

Malaysia’s Favourite TVB Actress: Linda Chung (Kids’ Lives Matter)

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