28 September 2013

Special appearance by Michael Miu for Classic TVB Character award 

Lady First – Singapore rides wave of public support to become first local production to win at Awards

Singapore, 28 September 2013 – The StarHub TVB Awards 2013 capped off a night to remember as the industry’s biggest names gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre to honour the best in TVB programming. Broadcast ‘live’ on E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) for the first time, the Awards saw a total of 31 trophies presented across 20 categories.

The biggest winner of the night was undoubtedly Triumph in the Skies II which completed a clean sweep of four wins with Myolie Wu and Julian Cheung winning the My Favourite TVB Male and Female TV Character awards for their roles in the blockbuster hit drama. Even more impressively, it also snagged both the My Favourite TVB Drama and the Singapore Media’s Favourite TVB Drama awards, proving its pedigree as a series with both mass appeal and critical acclaim.

The Awards also saw local viewers voicing their strong support for the local production, Lady First – Singapore, which beat strong competition from established names to walk away with the My Favourite TVB Variety Show and My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host awards. Both awards were open to public voting and marked the first time a local programme won a StarHub TVB Award.

A surprise appearance by Michael Miu stole the show as the veteran claimed the Classic TVB Character award, much to the delight of the packed theatre and the thousands of viewers watching at home. One of TVB’s ‘Five Tigers’ in the 1980s, Miu became a household name with his role as Yong Kang in the 1983 TVB series, The Legend of the Condor Heroes.

The most coveted individual accolades – My Favourite TVB Actress and My Favourite TVB Actor, were won by Tavia Yeung and Bosco Wong respectively. Bosco then made it two out of two with the My Favourite TVB Male TV Character award before sealing his hat-trick of wins by sharing the My Favourite TVB On Screen Couple award with Niki Chow for their irresistible onscreen chemistry in A Change of Heart. Rounding off the night were Christine Kuo and Jason Chan’s deserved wins in the Best TVB Female and Male Newcomer categories.

Hosted by King Kong and Elaine Yiu, the Awards ceremony featured memorable performances from artistes such as Mag Lam who enthralled the audience with her My Favourite TVB Theme Song award-winning song, Little Something from Season of Love. Linda Chung, who picked up a My Favourite TVB Female TV Character award and the Everlasting Glow Award, also took to the stage to perform Eternal Flame, while the cast of the local movie That Girl in Pinafore brought some local flavour to the event with a xinyao medley. Not to be outdone, the finalists of TVB’s hit reality singing competition The Voice of the Stars responded with a unique medley of their own, putting a fresh spin to a collection of classic theme songs.

The StarHub TVB Awards 2013 kicked off with the red carpet special where local celebrities such as Anthony Chen, Irene Ang, Keith Png, Yeo Yann Yann and the cast of Ah Boys to Men shared the stage with the pantheon of TVB A-listers in front of hundreds of screaming fans. Viewers also played their part in making it a memorable night by voting Linda Chung as the inaugural winner of the best dressed Red Carpet Star via the StarHub TV Buddy second screen app.

“We are pleased with yet another successful StarHub TVB Awards. The Awards represents the strong partnership between StarHub and TVB, one which has progressed beyond broadcasting to include localised content productions such as Lady First – Singapore. As an event, we have also raised the bar with the first-ever ‘live’ broadcast of the Awards ceremony. Together, we will continue to provide the best TVB experience for our customers. My congratulations to the winners,” said Mr Tan Tong Hai, Chief Executive Officer, StarHub.

“Since its inception, the StarHub TVB Awards has grown to become one of the marquee events of the year. It has been a joy working with StarHub for the past two decades and we are appreciative of StarHub’s continuous efforts in promoting TVB productions to Singapore viewers. Long may this continue,” said Mr Sherman Lee, Controller, International Business, TVBI.

The StarHub TVB Awards 2013 is proudly presented by Jean Yip Group. Returning as Main Sponsors are SK Jewellery and OSIM. The event is co-sponsored by Hada Labo, Panasonic and Phyto. The Official Smartphone is HTC, the Official Car is Mercedes Benz and the Official Integrated Resort is Marina Bay Sands.

Viewers who wish to relive the best moments of the StarHub TVB Awards 2013 can catch the repeat telecast on VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) on 5 October 2013, 8pm.