This is hands-down the best (also known as the sweetest moment) at the TVB 48th Anniversary Awards that was held on December 13th, 2015.
I am referring to the moment when Tony Hung is announced to be 2015’s TVB Most Improved Male Artiste.
The six nominees are asked on the stage. Instead of testing their pulse to see how nervous they were, the hosts Wong Cho Lam and Sammy Leung request for someone who would be nervous for them to come up onto the stage.
Wong Cho Lam: Which person will be nervous for him? Is it Priscilla Wong or… Natalie Tong?
Tony Hung: Actually, Ruco Chan will feel nervous for me.
Sammy Leung: Do you want Priscilla Wong or Natalie Tong?
Tony Hung: I can pick??
Sammy Leung: Yeah, who do you want to choose?
Wong Cho Lam: You want to choose AGAIN now? HUH!
Tony Hung: Actually, I have made up my mind. It is Natalie Tong.
Wong Cho Lam: These questions are deadly right.
Sammy Leung: Please come onto the stage.
The crowd goes wild as Natalie Tong tries to hide a smile.
Since Natalie Tong was on the stage already, the hosts ask Priscilla Wong to go on as well, serving as “the person nervous for James Ng”.
The ladies are asked to check their pulse, with Natalie Tong and Priscilla Wong having a heartbeat of over 90.
(look at Natalie and Tony casually chatting in the background!)
Wong Cho Lam: This James Ng… Priscilla, why are you so nervous for James?
Tony Hung: Is there anything between the two of you?
James Ng: Oh no, we’ve been exposed!
Priscilla Wong: Is this thing real or fake?
Sammy Leung: Wait, can you tell everyone what is wrong? You seem to be more and more nervous.
Priscilla Wong: Really?
Sammy Leung: You cannot hide it anymore. It’s 107 now.
Priscilla Wong: Huh? Actually, I have low blood pressure.
Wong Cho Lam: Oh, Natalie seems to be very nervous for her honey.
Natalie Tong: …Yeah
Wong Cho Lam: You’re on screen! Don’t let your face be so pale. Wow, she’s really nervous!
Natalie Tong: I don’t know why.
Tony Hung: I’ve affected her [to be nervous].
Sammy Leung: Why don’t we choose the one who’s most nervous to help us reveal the recipient?
Wong Cho Lam: The most nervous one to announce and the one who feels most nervous for the candidate to present the award. How about that? Let’s have a look at their heartrates.
Sammy Leung: Natalie Tong and Priscilla Wong. Who is most nervous in this moment?
Wong Cho Lam: I feel like I have to pick Priscilla Wong. I don’t understand why you are so nervous for James Ng! Why don’t you come out and do something?
Sammy Leung: Are you nervous for Tony Hung?
Priscilla Wong: Oh, you want me to announce Tony Hung as the winner? Then, I will not say his name.
Sammy Leung: Woah.
Wong Cho Lam: Wow, you make it seem as if the results are controlled by you.
Sammy Leung: You make it seem like we are not going to look at the results.
Priscilla Wong: Let me say the reason first.
Wong Cho Lam: I can’t leave the stage with you saying these things!
Priscilla Wong: Last year, when I took home an award, there was only one person who did not congratulate me, and that person is Tony Hung. So, I feel weird to announce his name. But… I will give the award to Natalie Tong.
Sammy Leung: Actually, the results card is just a prop. Just announce it quickly.
Wong Cho Lam: Yes, we are running out of time too. Aye, take care of these family matters at home.
Sammy Leung: After you guys go home.
Priscilla Wong walks towards Natalie and shows her the card.
Wong Cho Lam: Priscilla, you need to say the name!
(Curious Tony looking at the name card as Priscilla is about to announce. And by this time, Natalie already knows, so she’s beaming with excitement and happiness!)
Priscilla Wong: Most Improved Male Artiste is Natalie Tong… the person next to Natalie.
Sammy Leung: Congratulations to Tony Hung!
And then the hug! So sweet and caring!!
Wong Cho Lam: Let’s have his honey, Miss Natalie Tong be the awards presenter.
Tony, what a gentleman, helping Natalie step forward.
Tony Hung: I can’t believe you are presenting the award to me.
Natalie Tong nods as she presents the award to Tony Hung, smiling sweetly and proudly.
Tony Hung: Time is limited. I need to speak! I want to thank TVB. From the beginning, people always thought I only knew how to host, but now I have another identity as an actor. Thank you Catherine Tsang, thank you the production crew who used me in the drama series. And another person who I want to thank from the drama crew: Ruco Chan, the one I love and hate. Thank you for teaching me how to act. You are the first one to bring me into the world of acting. I hope you will win Best Actor tonight. Now, after thanks, I need to say my apologies. Oh, and thank you Natalie. I’ll be in deep trouble. Now I need to say my apologies. Sorry I have been so busy recently that I have not been able to spend time with those around me who I love, my friends and family. I apologize… But this award, will prove that the past few years of hard work has paid off.
Natalie just cannot contain that natural smile…
This was THE BEST scene of the whole night. I was surprised by how open they were with the hug. Their smile, their gaze, their excitement. They just could not contain this happiness at the moment. I was so happy to see them on the stage, being so public, like never before. And of course, this would not have been possible without Wong Cho Lam and Sammy Leung’s teasing. I’ve boarded on the Tony and NatNat ship. Anyone want to join us?