Star Awards 2021 lifts off in first-ever partnership with Changi Airport Group, Jewel Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines
Singapore, 6 April 2021 – Mediacorp is partnering Changi Airport Group (CAG), Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) to take Star Awards 2021 (SA2021) to even greater heights! For the first time ever, Star Awards will be held at two iconic Singapore landmarks – Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) and the HSBC Rain Vortex at Jewel – and will incorporate a special segment featuring an SIA aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. This is aligned with SA2021’s “Connect!” theme and underscores the common mission the four companies share – to bridge distances and connect people.
SA 2021 aims to deliver a bigger and better show with a difference for audiences this year. Teaming up with CAG, Jewel and SIA provides an opportunity for our SA2021 audience to revisit well-loved Singapore icons which many have missed with the pandemic affecting travel and tourism. The show will feature a live commentary marathon of the entire celebration, and live broadcasts from Hong Kong and Taiwan to connect with celebrities there.
First to hit the runway at 3.30pm is the live commentary marathon to be held at the T4 Heritage Zone which features a row of brightly coloured Peranakan-style shophouses. The seven-hour commentary will offer viewers exclusive peeks into backstage preparations, interviews with artistes, live streaming of the main ceremony and more.
At 5.00pm, fans can catch their favourite celebrities strutting their stuff in the glamourous Walk of Fame segment. In a departure from the conventional red carpet style, this segment will feature our stars walking down a tarmac area at Changi Airport against the backdrop of the SIA Airbus A350-900 in a stunning show.
Come 7.00pm, the main awards ceremony show will take off at various locations within Changi Airport – the main stage against the backdrop of the Shiseido Forest Valley and the HSBC Rain Vortex at Jewel and prize presentation at four different locations across T4.
Hosted by Guo Liang and Quan Yifong, the show will showcase performances by local singer Joanna Dong and Hong Kong popstar, Gigi Leung, while the prize presentation segments will feature an exciting lineup of celebrities to deliver an evening of unparalled entertainment for all. These include local stars like Fann Wong, Jeanette Aw, Mark Lee and overseas A-listers like Ella Chen, Kevin Tsai, Matilda Tao, Chung Hsin-ling, James Wen, Lau Dan, Lawrence Cheng, Gordon Lam and Sandra Ng, who will be joining us live from satellite studios in Hong Kong and Taiwan, in an innovative show format that looks to enhance the viewing experience for viewers. For profiles of overseas presenters and performers, please refer to Annex A.
Mr Jayson Goh, Managing Director of Airport Operations Management, Changi Airport Group, said, “Changi Airport is happy to partner with Mediacorp to present Star Awards 2021. Holding the event at Terminal 4 provides a wonderful opportunity for the Singapore as well as overseas audience to once again see the charm of the terminal’s unique design, and its various attractions like the Heritage Zone and Steel in Bloom. We hope to show our support for local talent in the entertainment industry, who share our mission in creating memorable experiences. We look forward to bring a visually exciting and entertaining experience to the audience.”
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Development, said, “This year’s Star Awards 2021 will captivate the imagination of many with the awards ceremony held at Singapore’s iconic landmarks. Audience this year will be treated to a majestic backdrop with the main stage set against the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the HSBC Rain Vortex, surrounded by the verdant landscape of the Shiseido Forest Valley. Through this event, Jewel will once again touch the hearts of our guests from far and wide and we hope Jewel will add that extra sparkle to this coveted star-studded event to honour the best in the entertainment industry.”
On the partnership, Ms Angeline Poh, Chief Customer & Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp, said: “We are proud to bring together four national brands through Star Awards 2021. This ground-breaking partnership will deliver a star-studded spectacular that combines the glitz of the awards with the glamour of travel in a grand celebration of the local Chinese entertainment industry.”
Ms Lau Huiling, General Manager Brand and Marketing, Singapore Airlines, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Mediacorp, Changi Airport and Jewel in this unique opportunity to present the Star Awards, a household name among generations of Singaporean television viewers. This year’s setting features our iconic and equally beloved Singapore Airlines aircraft, helping us to once again connect with Singapore public during this time and tell them that we are ready to welcome them on board as international travel gradually resumes.”
Star Awards 2021 will be broadcast live on 18 April 2021 on Channels 8 and U, with simulcast on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment Channel on YouTube. For viewing details, please refer to Annex B.
For more information, please visit mewatch.sg/sa2021.
Annex A – Profiles of Overseas Presenters and Performers
· 亦擅长美术设计与插画，曾为香港九龙湾德福广场担任短期的商场美术顾问，曾与I.T旗下鞋履品牌Venilla suite合作推出 "Venilla suite de
· Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actress and model
· Produced numerous songs like Fireworks, Tall Girl Story, Hacken Lee’s Tall Girl, Sammi Cheng’s Parachute and Alighting Wrongly etc
· Skilled in art designing and drawing and had a short stint in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Bay’s Telford Plaza as consultant. She also previously collaborated with shoe brand, Venilla suite (under the I.T apparel brand) on the “Venilla suite de Gigi” line
· Received numerous music awards and obtained many “rookie awards” soon after her debut, along with many awards for sales of records
· Her song, The ending of the Merry-Go-Round, for the movie Turn left, Turn Right was awarded the Best Original Film Song in the 40th Golden Horse Awards in 2003
· In 2003, she was also identified as one of the Top 10 Most Outstanding Youths in Hong Kong
· She has also been nominated for several movie awards, such as: Most Popular Actress in 2002’s 2nd Chinese Film Media Awards and the “Best Supporting actress” at the 4th Macau International Movie Festival in 2012
· 2007年，董姿彦出演了音乐剧《天冷就回来》，并凭借该剧获得了新加坡“生活！剧场奖”（ Life! Theatre Awards）最佳女配角奖
· 2017年，参加浙江卫视歌唱选秀节目《中国新歌声第二季》，最终取得 了周杰伦组冠军、全国总决赛季军的成绩
· Singaporean singer, host, film star and a Jazz vocalist
· Entered entertainment scene in 2004 when she participated in Singapore Idol and made it into the top 40.
· In 2007, Joanna Dong acted in the musical If There're Seasons... and was awarded Best Supporting Actress at the Life! Theatre Awards
· In 2017, she also participated in the Zhejiang Satellite TV singing competition Sing! China Season 2 and won third place under Jay Chou’s group
· Programmes hosted by her include Homeward bound, Life
· She was also awarded the Best Entertainment Program Female Host Award at the 4th Asia Rainbow TV Awards
· Hong Kong actor
· Started his acting career by taking part in the 15th acting class conducted by Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in Year 1988. His work includes dramas, theatre and variety work and movies.
· Won Best Actor Award at the 36th Hong Kong Film Award in 2017
· Won Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards in 2017
· Won Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award in 2017
· 2013年凭《爱·回家 (第一辑) 入围《万千星辉颁奖典礼2013》最佳男主角
· Hong Kong veteran actor; fondly known as “Dan Ye”.
· Casted in various dramas including The Bund, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, A Kindred Spirit, The Gem of Life, Come Home Love and many more
· Nominated for Best Actor for role in Come Home Love Season 1 at
· 2020 nominated for Best Actor for role in Come Home Love: Lo and
· Won the Professional Actors Award in TVB Anniversary Awards 2019
· Fondly known as “A-Dan” or “Dan Ge”.
· Involved in movies, television, radio, theatre and writing articles for newspapers
· Cheng has always been actively grooming new talents and was once appointed as the principal trainer for the 26th acting class conducted by Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in Year 2012
· He started off as a radio DJ and was a popular male DJ
· He also took on role as Programme Director and then Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Radio Hong Kong. The radio drama, The Yuppie Fantasia, produced by him also achieved record-breaking results and obtained high listenership. The radio drama was then re-produced as television drama, movie and stage show
· Cheng has also acted in many Hong Kong-produced TV dramas and movies and has often hosted in big events and award ceremonies
· Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for role in Romance of Red Dust in 13th Hong Kong Film Award in 1994
· Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for role in Breakup Club in 30th Hong Kong Film Award
- 2015年《第1届全民投选电影金影奖》最令人难忘香港电影女角色 - 金鸡阿金
- 2015年《UA Cine Moko全港最高票房电影颁奖礼》30年最高票房香港电影女演员
· Known as “San Gu”. Ng is a female actor in Hong Kong and one influential female comedian in the Chinese market. She is also the female actor who has topped the accumulated box office for movies. Since debut, she has filmed hundreds of movies and is one of the female actors who has casted in the most number of movies. Ng has also received numerous professional awards which include:
- Best Female Singer (Silver) in Hong Kong Music Awards in 1993
- Best Actress in Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards in 1999
- Best Actress in Golden Bauhinia Awards in 1999
- Best Actress in Hong Kong Film Awards in 1999
- Best Actress for role in Golden Chicken in Golden Horse Awards in 2003
- Outstanding Movie Actress in Acting Move Awards in 2003
- Most Popular Actress (Bronze) in Chinese Film Media Awards in 2004
- Highest Grossing Actress in UA Cinema Awards in 2005
- Most Popular Female Hong Kong Actress in 2009 Baidu Awards in 2010
- Best Female Movie Actress (Hong Kong & Taiwan region)
- Best Female Actress (Hong Kong & Taiwan region) in 5th Tencent Awards in 2010
- Best Supporting Actress for role in Echoes of the Rainbow in Changchun Film Festival in 2010
- Outstanding Hong Kong Actress for role in Echoes of the Rainbow in Huabiao Awards in 2010
- Star Asia Award in New York Asian Film Festival in 2014
- Nominated for Best Actress for role in Golden Chicken in 34th Hong Kong Film Awards
- Most Memorable Female Role in Golden Chicken in 1st Public Voting Awards in 2015
- Highest Grossing Hong Kong Female Actress in UA Cine Moko Awards in 2015
- Phoenix Award in Golden Phoenix Awards 2015
· 2001 年金钟奖儿童节目主持人奖
· Hailing from Taiwan, Chung Hsin-Ling is known for her humour and wit, and is effectively bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese dialect.
· She made a name for herself in her early stages of her career working in children’s programmes, having been nominated multiple times for Best Host in a Children’s Programme at the Golden Bell Awards, which she won in 2001.
· She also received various compliments in her involvements in stage operas, movies and drama series such as Fated to Love You, Love U, On Children, U Motherbaker, I Missed You, Man In Love, and more
· Best Host in a Children’s Programme at 36th Golden Bell Awards 2001
· Best Supporting Actress at 49th Golden Bell Awards 2014
· Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film at 54th Golden Bell Awards 2019
· 除了演唱的表现，Ella 多才多艺，才华横跨多领域，拥有众多优质音乐作品，在影视、主持、综艺的表现也是十分精彩
· Ella is a Taiwanese artiste, singer, actress, host, and a member of the famous girl group S.H.E, where she started her career in 2001.
· Besides being an acclaimed singer with award-winning songs, Ella is multi-talented across multiple areas such as acting and hosting.
· In 2006, her role in the drama series Reaching for the Stars, was nominated for Best Actress in the 41st Golden Bell Awards.
· In 2014, she was a co-host in the variety programme Take Me Out To Taiwan, and was nominated for Best Host in a Variety Programme in the 49th Golden Bell Awards.
· Being an eloquent speaker coupled with a sense of witty humour, Ella hosted multiple programmes such as the Golden Horse Awards 2014, Guess Guess Guess, Take Me Out To Taiwan, Produce 101, Lawless Kitchen, Jiangsu Television’s Mask Singer, and more.
· Taiwanese model and actor
· James was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award for the Golden Bell Awards for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011, where he acted in My Queen in 2009, The Year of Happiness and Love in 2010, and The Fierce Wife in 2011
· With these nominations, he set a record for being nominated for an award in Golden Bell Awards for four consecutive years
· In 2019, he finally won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in The World Between Us after an eight-year gap
· He also worked on various programmes such as My Queen, The Year of Happiness and Love, P.S. Man, The Fierce Wife, Office Girls, The World Between Us, The Making of an Ordinary Woman, and more
· Kevin Tsai is a popular Taiwanese host, writer and movie director
· In 1998, he was the host of talk show, Zhen Qing Zhi Shu which won the Best Talkshow Programme’award in the 35th Golden Bell Awards
· Similarly, he was the host of talkshow, Two Generation Company in 2003, which also won the Best Talkshow Programme in the 38th Golden Bell Awards
· In 2005, he won the Best Host in a Variety Progamme in the 40th Golden Bell Awards as he was co-host for the variety programme, Kangsi Coming.
· Some notable books which he published includes Those Brilliant Things The guys Taught Me, Speaking Way and more.
· 近年也主持网络谈话性节目 - 《陶口秀》
· Taiwanese celebrity, host, singer, author.
· She debuted as a singer but later became a host
· In 1999, she obtained the Best Variety Show host for the 34th Golden Bell Awards for the programme Love Lecture
· In 2001, she was awarded the Best Entertainment Comedy Show Host Award in the 36th Golden Bell Award for the program Entertainment News
· She hosted the 3 Golden Awards (Golden Horse Awards, Golden Melody Awards, Golden Bell Awards) up to 16 times. Her stable hosting style has made her one of the most representative hosts in the Chinese entertainment industry
· In 2007, she was awarded the the Best Variety Show host for the 42nd Golden Bell Awards for the program Million StarThis year, she has also been hosting the online web program - Tao Talk Show
Annex B – Star Awards 2021 Telecast Details on 18 April 2021 (Sunday)
3.30pm – 10.00pm
Walk of Fame
5.00pm – 6.30pm
Main Awards Show
7.00pm – 10.00pm
Repeat Telecast on 25 April 2021 (Sunday):
Date / Time
Walk of Fame
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Main Awards Show
3.30pm – 6.30pm
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