Kenneth Ma (馬國明) joins TVB for 20 years, builds good affinity with the audiences and receives lot of supports for every nomination. However, he fails to become TV King during TVB Anniversary Awards every year and finally won Best Male Artist Award (最佳男藝人獎) based on Big White Duel (白色強人) drama at 2019 StarHub TVB Awards (星和頒獎禮).
While becoming TV King on the same night, TVB rebroadcasted a scene of Kenneth playing a pervert and appeared at the court due to molesting the defendant in Survivor’s Law (律政新人) series. Gaining recognition from the senior management, Tommy Leung (梁家樹) marked a turning point in his career.
Kenneth and his family migrated to Canada while studying in secondary 3. He graduated from a mechanical engineering degree from University of British Columbia (UBC) and returned to Hong Kong with his family in 1999. Due to the financial crisis at the time, there was no response after sending 6 to 7 job application letters and only TVB was willing to sign him up in the acting classes. Apparently, Kenneth was interested in acting while pursuing his studies and attended the classes together with Ron Ng (吳卓羲), Michelle Ye (葉璇) and Hugo Wong (黃子恆).
After working as an “extra” for 4 years, Kenneth finally had additional scenes in The Driving Power (非常外父) drama and participated in Triumph in the Skies (衝上雲霄) series in 2003. Subsequently, he is promoted to “A” grade actor after filming The Hippocratic Crush (On Call 36小時), A Fistful of Stances (鐵馬尋橋) and The Exorcist’s Meter (降魔的) drama.
Despite acting for 20 years, Kenneth always walks home empty-handed after nominated for TV King for 11 times and many netizens feel it is a curse for him. Ever wonder if he will break free from the curse this time?