Despite beating out veteran actress Sheren Tang to win Best Actress in 2004, Gigi Lai's star went downhill after that. To prevent the same thing from happening to her, hot favourite Tavia Yeung has decided to withdraw her nomination and give up her throne to Sheren.
In 2004, Sheren's portrayal of the Imperial Consort Ru in TVB drama War and Beauty was well-received by critics and was tipped to win Best Actress of that year. However, she lost to Gigi Lai and it was rumoured that the award was given to Gigi in exchange for signing a contract with TVB. After which, Gigi got slammed for it and Sheren won the hearts of the masses. Till today, Sheren refuses to use the award as an incentive for a renewal of contract with TVB and this time she's nominated for her role as the fourth wife in the drama Rosy Business. Once again, she is tipped to win the Best Actress.
According to reports, TVB wanted to award Best Actress to Tavia, who portrayed a scheming concubine in Beyond the Realm of Conscience. However, as she does not want to incur the wrath of the masses like Gigi, she declined TVB's offer and said that even if she did eventually win the award, she does not want it either.
As for the others contesting to the award, they expressed that they have no intention of fighting with Sheren Tang. It seems that the throne is truly hers this year.
For the TVB fans. :)