Chapter 296 I Only Admire Two Women
The audience clapped loudly. Aiken stood up and nodded at the emcee before rushing to the stage.
“It looks like Mr. Aiken can’t wait at all!” The male emcee teased.
Aiken went to Maia and accepted the trophy she gave him. He also made the other female emcee hand him her microphone.
Aiken turned toward the audience. His once silly behavior changed into a charming one. You’re right. I can’t wait to receive this award! This award means so much to me as an actor and is also a great gift to my fans.
Moreover, tonight’s presenter is also one of the women I admire the most. It was such an honor to receive this trophy from her!”
Maia was surprised at how eloquent Aiken was on stage. He was a different person when they met at the restaurant.
Maia could tell how much Aiken had given up to be where he was today. Even if part of him was lucky, she believed he was also prepared.
“We didn’t know that you admired Ms. Maia so much. Could we also ask who the other woman is? I’m sure the audience is curious as well.”
“The other is my mother,” Aiken answered with a smile.
This reply made everyone laugh. Maia was amazed at how Aiken switched from serious to funny within minutes.
After Aiken had finished giving his speech, he walked down the stage with Maia.
The next award was the most–anticipated Best Actress award. Hope was one of the most
rooted for actresses to win the award. However, she was also one of the least favored ones.
Hope had won once during her first nomination. Aside from that, she had always been only a nominee. Maia knew she was nervous as the show played videos of the nominees.
Maia frowned as she saw one of the people presenting the award–Victor! When he opened the envelope and prepared to announce the winner, Maia noticed that his expression had changed.
Before he could react, the other presenter read the name aloud. “Congratulations, Ms. Hope Warren!”
The crowd was surprised. Even those watching it live were shocked, as they quickly commented that Hope had broken her curse.
Hope was still seated, as she had not recovered from the initial shock. The actress sitting
The lights and cameras were focused solely on her. As she walked past Maia, Maia whispered, Stay away from Victor.”
Hope nodded slightly as she noticed the serious look on Maia’s face. She continued to smile while walking onto the stage. Hope shook the presenters‘ hands.
After receiving her award from Victor, she stood beside the female presenter.
“Congratulations, Hope. Why don’t you say a few words to your fans?”
Hope smiled while she addressed the audience, “It looks like I’m not hopeless after all! Even
though I missed this award a few times, it didn’t stop me from loving acting. Being an actress is not only my job but also my passion.
“This time, I can confidently say that I’ve made my company, my boss, and my sister proud! I am proud of who I have become and have not disappointed all my fans who have showered me
with so much love!”
No artist would not want to be awarded. It was both motivation and proof of their ability to be
rewarded for their hard work.
A loud applause erupted throughout the award hall. Maia looked at Hope and smiled proudly.
“Ms. Maia, would you like to say something to your sister and your company’s artist?” The emcee looked at Maia as he instructed a staff member to pass her a microphone.
“All your hard work has finally paid off. As Hope’s boss, you’ve completed every mission given to you by the company with flying results. As Hope’s sister, I want to say that you will always be the best younger sister in the world!”
Maia’s speech garnered another thunderous ovation.
She was also watching Victor’s face closely. His face had darkened since she saw the name on
the card. Maia knew that he had expected Scarlett to win the award.
Unfortunately, he was overly confident. Scarlett had lost to Hope despite her increased popularity over the previous year and his company’s enormous marketing budget. As far as acting skills went, she was no match for Hope.
This was just the beginning. Maia would make sure that the next expression on his face was an expression of shock and fear.
With the announcement of the best actress, the award ceremony finally ended. The next event on the itinerary was a performance.
To Maia’s surprise, Victor did not go back to his seat after leaving the stage. Instead, he came toward Maia and sat on Cedric’s seat.
When the lights were dimmed, with only the spotlights shining on the stage, Victor whispered, “I’m sure you’re feeling smug that you’ve won!”
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