Singapore, 6 September 2017 – 2017 promises to be a landmark year for the StarHub TVB Awards with the double celebrations of StarHub and TVB’s 25 years of partnership and TVB’s 50th anniversary. With so many well-received productions and the eagerly-anticipated return of heavyweight actors to the fore this year, competition at the eighth edition of the StarHub TVB Awards is fiercer than ever before. Starting from today (6 September 2017) to 7 October 2017, fans can vote to support their favourite TVB artistes at www.starhubtvbawards.com.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2017 features a total of 15 categories of which 12 categories are open for public voting. A special 25th Anniversary award will also be presented in celebration of the silver jubilee of StarHub and TVB’s partnership. All voters will stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the StarHub TVB Awards 2017. These 12 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 and My Favourite TVB Drama Theme Song.
“TVB is a strategic partner of StarHub and it has been our privilege to work with them for the past 25 years, in delivering the best of Hong Kong content to viewers in Singapore. Many Singaporeans, including myself, grew up feasting on TVB dramas. To this day, classic drama theme songs continue to evoke heartfelt memories for us. It is thus very apt that we have created a special 25th Anniversary award which will be presented to the drama series which has had the biggest cultural impact here,” said Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub. “On behalf of StarHub, I would like to congratulate and thank TVB for entertaining audiences all over the world for half a century. On our 25th partnership anniversary and TVB's 50th Birthday, the biggest winners are our customers! They can look forward to a memorable night of glitz, glamour and excitement at the StarHub TVB Awards 2017 on 21 October."
Mr Mark Lee, Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of TVB, said, “It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to maintain a partnership for 25 years and we are glad to have a strong partner in StarHub, who shares the same dedication to bringing high quality programmes to audiences. The StarHub TVB Awards 2017 represents the opening of the TVB Awards shows regionally and like previous years, I am confident that it will start on a high note. With this year being our 50th anniversary, we are especially looking forward to celebrating this milestone with our viewers in Singapore.”
This year, leading the pack is The General, The Scholar and The Eunuch with a staggering 15 nominations in total. The General, The Scholar and The Eunuch is a time-travel comedy drama starring Edwin Siu, Kristal Tin, Raymond Cho and Matthew Ho. Following closely behind are Legal Mavericks and My Unfair Lady with 14 nominations each. Not to be underestimated, The Unholy Alliance comes in with 13 nominations. Produced by Jazz Boon, The Unholy Alliance boasts the same cast as The Fist Within Four Walls which was the biggest winner at the StarHub TVB Awards 2016 with seven accolades.
Accomplished actresses Kristal Tin and Nancy Wu will see themselves vying with both rising young starlets Ali Lee and Grace Wong and renowned names Charmaine Sheh and Jessica Hsuan for the My Favourite TVB Actress Award. Likewise, Vincent Wong, Edwin Siu and Bosco Wong will be up against household names like Frankie Lam, Michael Miu and Gallen Lo for the My Favourite TVB Actor Award.
In the My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress category, Elaine Yiu faces off with fresh faces Samantha Ko, Rebecca Zhu and Jacqueline Wong. On the men’s side, up and coming actors Owen Leung and Mat Yeung will encounter strong competition from Benz Hui and first-time nominee Joel Chan.
Leading up to the Awards, TVB artistes Jessica Hsuan, Vincent Wong, Ali Lee and Owen Cheung will be at Causeway Point, on Sunday, 10 September at 3pm for a meet-and-greet session with their fans. The first 15 StarHub customers to arrive can get up close and personal with their TVB idols. From 10 to 17 September, the first 50 customers to sign up for the Chinese d’Lite pack or purchase a LG G6 mobile phone at Causeway Point will get a pair of StarHub TVB Awards 2017 tickets.
Additionally, StarHub TV customers can join a contest to win a trip to Hong Kong and be part of the Ultimate TVB Experience, courtesy of Chan Brothers Travel. The Ultimate TVB Experience includes: a pair of Cathay Pacific air tickets to Hong Kong, a 3D2N stay at Hong Kong Disneyland, a pair of invites to the Hong Kong TVB awards and a pair of tickets the StarHub TVB Awards 2017. To take part, non-StarHub TV customers can sign up for the Chinese d’Lite pack while existing StarHub TV subscribers can purchase the Qiang Dang Yu Le Pack or Hub Drama First.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2017 will take place on 21 October 2017 at Marina Bay Sands. The awards will commence with the dazzling stars donning their best outfits and parading down the green carpet at 5pm at Sands Expo Hall C, followed by the awards presentation ceremony in The Sands Theatre.
Viewers can catch the telecast of the StarHub TVB Awards 2017 on 28 October via Hub Drama First (StarHub TV Channel 860) in its original Cantonese dialogue. The show will also be made available in Mandarin on Hub VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) on 4 November and Hub E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) on 11 November.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2017 is proudly sponsored by Toyogo and Chan Brothers Travel. Co-sponsored by LG, Mitsubishi Electric, Cielo Milky Hair Color, Health Domain, Seng Choon Farm, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carlsberg. Supporting partners include Absolook, Goldkili and KFC Singapore. Porsche is the official car and Marina Bay Sands returns as the official venue sponsor. For more information, please visit www.starhubtvbawards.com.