18 August 2012

- Myolie Wu and Kevin Cheng Clinched Top Accolades -

- New award category to honour Singapore media’s support -

  Singapore, 18 August 2012 – This evening, the pristine waters around Marina Bay Sands came alive with the arrival of TVB artistes for the StarHub TVB Awards 2012. Currently in its third year, the highly-anticipated and prestigious awards ceremony was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.  

A total of 30 awards were presented and the biggest winners were hit drama Ghetto Justice and the highly-controversial drama When Heaven Burns, with three wins each. Ghetto Justice clinched the inaugural Singapore Media’s Favourite Drama award, and When Heaven Burns was named My Favourite TVB Drama. The leads of both dramas were also honoured, with Ghetto Justice’s Myolie Wu and Kevin Cheng and When Heaven Burns’ Moses Chan and Charmaine Sheh winning the My Favourite TVB Female and Male Character awards.

The most coveted individual awards - My Favourite TVB Actress and My Favourite TVB Actor, were won by Myolie Wu and Kevin Cheng. Both Myolie Wu and Kevin Cheng clinched the same awards at the 2011 TVB Anniversary Awards held in Hong Kong in December last year, testament that Singapore viewers echoed the same sentiments as their Hong Kong counterparts on the deserving two for these top awards. 

Hu Feng, a veteran actor who started his acting career with TVB in 1987, was presented with an honorary award - the Professional Spirit Award, in recognition for his significant contributions to the Hong Kong entertainment industry. The well-liked Hu Feng was given a standing ovation by the younger artistes as he was presented with the award.

Moses Chan and Linda Chung walked away with the My Favourite TVB On Screen Couple award for their sizzling performances as lovers in Yes, Sir. Sorry, Sir!. The fresh-faced actress Aimee Chan bagged Best TVB Female Newcomer for her notable acting skills in Super Snoops and Forensic Heroes. Ruco Chan, famed for his role in as an ambitious barrister in The Other Truth, won Best TVB Male Newcomer.  Rising stars Raymond Wong and Selena Li were named the Most Improved TVB Male and Female Artistes.

The star-studded event saw TVB artistes gracing the evening with stunning evening gowns and dashing tuxedos. Astrid Chan and King Kong returned to host the awards show for the second time. Local acts such as Rachel Chua and the top seven from StarHub’s reality singing competition, Sunsilk Academy Fantasia performed alongside legendary Cantopop band Grasshopper, and TVB artistes. Chen Fala showcased a song in her new album whilst Rachel Chua belted classic TVB theme songs with Wayne Lai, filling the ballroom with a sense of nostalgia. Prior to the awards ceremony, local radio personality Huang Wenhong hosted the “green carpet” where the artistes were greeted by a frenzy of flashing lights and screaming fans. 

Commenting at the awards ceremony, Mr Tan Tong Hai, Chief Operating Officer, StarHub said, “It is gratifying to see such avid support from Singapore’s viewers. We are also very appreciative of the longstanding relationship between StarHub and TVB, celebrating more than 20 years of a wonderful working relationship together. At the same time, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the local media for their support of TVB dramas via StarHub’s platform. In recognition of their support, we opened up an awards category, the Singapore Media’s Favourite TVB Drama for them. It is our way of showing appreciation for their unwavering support.”

Mr Sherman Lee, Controller, International Business, TVBI added, “StarHub has been a wonderful working partner these past 20 years. We are grateful for StarHub’s relentless efforts in promoting TVB productions and artistes to Singapore viewers, making TVB a household name in this country.”

StarHub added a surprise element at this year’s awards ceremony by specially presenting the arrival of TVB artistes with a touch of technology. The 6000-strong audience was greeted with a simulation of a huge spaceship flying around the ballroom with TVB artistes waving from within. This new technology, known as augmented reality, tapped on camera angles and tricks like zooming and panning to produce such a dynamic image.

For those who missed the action live, they will be able to catch The StarHub TVB Awards 2012 on VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) on 25 August at 7.30pm. StarHub customers who are not subscribers of VV Drama can also catch the awards ceremony on On Demand, Internet TV VOD and Mobile TV VOD starting 1 September.

For more information on StarHub TV, visit www.starhub.com/tv.

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