Singapore, 7 September 2016 – The time of the year when fans can put their admiration into action has arrived. The StarHub TVB Awards 2016 has just announced its full list of nominations, kicking off a six-week long voting campaign that will commence from 9 September to 16 October. Fans will be able to show their support by voting for their favourite TVB artistes via www.starhubtvbawards.com.
Winners will be revealed at the seventh edition of the prestigious StarHub TVB Awards 2016, which will be held at Marina Bay Sands on 22 October 2016. The event will start with TVB artistes strutting down the red carpet, decked out in glamourous outfits. This will be situated at the ice skating rink at 5pm, followed by the awards presentation which will be held at the Sands Theatre at 7.30pm.
To thank loyal customers for their support, StarHub and TVB jointly organised a lucky draw which will enable customers a chance of a lifetime to walk away with their idol’s personal memorabilia. This includes Ruco Chan’s lucky suit which he wore when he received his first My Favourite TVB Actor award in Singapore, Nancy Wu’s beautiful handmade dress, and Vincent Wong’s exclusive collectible, a pair of Air Jordan 11. To participate, customers just need to use 100 StarHub Rewards points to redeem for one lucky draw chance. StarHub will donate S$1 for every point redeemed, up to a maximum of S$25,000. The donation will benefit the Care Corner Family Service Centres which address a diverse range of issues including poverty, healthcare and juvenile delinquency. Entries to this lucky draw will close on 2 October.
In the lead up to the StarHub TVB Awards in October, fans can look forward to meeting TVB artistes, Wayne Lai, Sisley Choi and Ali Li, on 23 September at West Mall shopping centre. Last month, five TVB artistes—Lawrence Ng, Joyce Tang, Selina Li, Benjamin Yuen and Jason Chan—came to Singapore to meet with their fans as well as to garner votes for their nominations.
This year, rising starlets such as Ali Lee, Sisley Choi and Tracy Chu will be vying with heavyweight actresses like Maggie Shiu, Kristal Tin and Nancy Wu for the highly-coveted award in the My Favourite TVB Actress category. Similarly, promising young actors such as Vincent Wong and Benjamin Yuen will be pitting against award-winners like Bobby Au-Yeung, Ruco Chan and Kevin Cheng.
Notably, established actresses Selena Li, Joyce Tang and Kingdom Yuen are headlining the My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress award category with their impressive acting chops in Presumed Accidents, House of Spirits and My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan respectively. Meanwhile, the My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor award category is seeing a stellar line-up of accomplished and talented actors such as Joel Chan, Raymond Cho, Vincent Wong and Mat Yeung in the running. A Fist Within Four Walls, a martial arts drama that is set primarily in the 1950s of Kowloon Walled City, leads with a total of 15 nominations. The highly-rated kungfu drama is helmed by top-notch cast Ruco Chan and Nancy Wu. The duo is also one of the eight couples nominated in the My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple category for their undeniable chemistry on-screen.
Commenting on the upcoming Awards Presentation, Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer, StarHub, said, “The prestige and glamour of the StarHub TVB Awards are unrivalled. Each year, we strive to deliver an awards presentation that is more exciting and riveting to our loyal fans and customers than the year before. For this to happen, we are deeply heartened to have found a true partner in TVB as we work hand in hand together, bringing the best of Hong Kong television to Singaporean audiences. This year, the awards ceremony will be keenly watched as we are seeing a good mix of rising stars pitted against some of the most experienced artistes in the various awards categories. This is a testament of the wealth of talent within TVB.”
Mr Mark Lee, Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of TVB, expressed, “The StarHub TVB Awards has become one of the most prestigious and highly-anticipated events in Singapore. This did not come by chance. It is only possible because of our longstanding partnership with StarHub, and our common goal in putting together a spectacular show for the Singaporean audiences. We look forward to creating and delivering another magical show for StarHub TVB Awards 2016.”
The StarHub TVB Awards 2016 features a total of 17 award categories, with 14 open to public voting. These 14 categories are: My Favourite TVB Actress, My Favourite TVB Actor, My Favourite TVB Female TV Character, My Favourite TVB Male TV Character, My Favourite TVB Drama, My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress, My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor, My Favourite TVB Variety Programme, My Favourite TVB Infotainment Programme, My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host, My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple, My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song, as well as two Sponsor’s Awards by BottomSlim and Tokyo Bust Express.
Tickets to this year’s StarHub TVB Awards will not be made available for sale. Instead, StarHub customers and members of the public can stand a chance to win the coveted tickets through a few ways: participate in contests organised by StarHub and its sponsors, subscribe to StarHub services or simply vote for their favourite artistes. More information can be found on www.starhubtvbawards.com. Voters can also stand to win an attractive 3D2N winter holiday to catch the TVB Awards ‘live’ in Hong Kong.
Viewers can catch a telecast of the StarHub TVB Awards 2016 on 29 October via TVB First (StarHub TV Channel 860) in its original Cantonese language. The production will also be made available in Mandarin on VV Drama on 5 November (StarHub TV Channel 855) and E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) on 12 November. For more information, please visit www.starhubtvbawards.com.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2016 is proudly presented by BottomSlim and Tokyo Bust Express. The event is co-sponsored by Toyogo, LG G5, Cielo Cream, Chan Brothers Travel and Mitsubishi Electric. Supporting Partners include Kentucky Fried Chicken and West Mall. Infiniti is the Official Automotive, while Marina Bay Sands remains as the Official Venue sponsor.