A bigger celebration of local Chinese entertainment at Star Awards 2021

Singapore, 4 February 2021 – The highly anticipated Star Awards  2021 is set to take place on 18 April,  in a bigger than ever celebration of local Chinese entertainment.  Showcasing two years of productions and talents, Star Awards 2021 (SA2021) – aptly themed Connect!《星起点》– will also highlight the crucial role that local stories from Mediacorp and our industry partners played in connecting and engaging audiences in a socially distanced COVID-19 world over the past year. The decision to combine Star Awards 2020 with 2021 was made after careful consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation and the need to maintain vigilance and precautionary measures as Singapore continues to battle COVID-19. We promised a bigger and more joyful celebration then, and one year on, we are excited to share the details.

A total of 20 awards will be presented at SA2021, including a newly added award – the Best Radio Programme. Dedicated to honour the best in local radio, this award also coincides with the 85th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Singapore. The number of nominees for most award categories  will also see an increase from the usual five to seven to better reflect the number of eligible nominees given the larger pool from the culmination of two years’ worth of local productions.

Angeline Poh, Chief Customer & Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp, said: “In recognition of the numerous quality productions and great performances by talented artistes over the last two years, we have made the decision to increase the number of eligible nominees to seven for most award categories. This ensures that all deserving productions and talents have a shot at competing for the coveted awards. The creation of the  Best Radio Programme award this year also reflects the same intent – to celebrate great local content – and we cannot wait to share the evening with everyone.”

Kicking off the exciting programme at 3.30pm is a seven-hour live commentary marathon, where viewers will get exclusive peeks into backstage preparations, interviews with artistes, live streaming of the ceremony and more. 

At 5.00pm, fans can catch their favourite stars strutting their stuff in the popular Walk of Fame segment, before the main ceremony launches in a new one-of-a-kind show. More details on this will be announced soon. For viewing information, please refer to Annex A

Doreen Neo, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp, said: “We are proud to be staging a really special Star Awards this year as we look to connect with our fans in new and creative ways while maintaining safety measures. From a live commentary marathon providing exclusive non-stop updates, to fun, new elements during the ceremony, audiences will have plenty to look forward to. As we unveil more surprises in the coming weeks, we hope everyone will stay tuned and join us for SA2021!”

The awards to be presented are: 

1.    Best Drama Serial 最佳戏剧
2.    Best Entertainment Programme 最佳综艺节目
3.    Best Entertainment Special Programme 最佳综艺特备节目
4.    Best Infotainment Programme 最佳资讯节目
5.    Best Actor 最佳男主角
6.    Best Actress 最佳女主角
7.    Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角  
8.    Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角  
9.    Young Talent Award 青苹果奖
10.    Best Newcomer Award 最佳新人
11.    Evergreen Artiste Award 常青演绎奖
12.    Best Programme Host (Entertainment & Infotainment) 最佳综艺及资讯节目主持人
13.    Best Theme Song 最佳主题曲
14.    Best Short-form Drama Serial 最佳短篇戏剧
15.    Best Short-form Entertainment Programme 最佳短篇综艺节目
16.    Best Radio Programme 最佳电台节目
17.    Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes 十大最受欢迎男艺人
18.    Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes 十大最受欢迎女艺人
19.    All-time Favourite Artiste Award 超级红星奖
20.    Bioskin Most Charismatic Award Bioskin 魅力四射奖  

Please refer to Annex B for the nominees list, and Annex C for eligibility and judging criteria for the awards. For more information, please visit mewatch.sg/sa2021

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Annex A – Star Awards 2021 Telecast Details on 18 April 2021 (Sunday)

Programme

Time

Platform

meWATCH Live Commentary

3.30pm – 10.00pm

meWATCH, Mediacorp Entertainment Channel on YouTube

Walk of Fame

5.00pm – 6.30pm

meWATCH, Channel 8, Channel U, Mediacorp Entertainment Channel on YouTube

Main Awards Show

7.00pm – 10.00pm

meWATCH, Channel 8, Channel U, Mediacorp Entertainment Channel on YouTube


Repeat Telecast on 25 April 2021 (Sunday):

Programme

Date / Time

Platform

Walk of Fame

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Channel 8

Main Awards Show

3.30pm – 6.30pm

  

Annex B – Star Awards 2021 Nominees List 

Performance Category 

Best Actor 最佳男主角

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

1

Chen Han Wei (陈汉玮)

Super Dad (男神不败)

2

Desmond Tan (陈泂江)

All is Well – SG (你那边怎样.我这边OK – 新加坡篇)

3

Elvin Ng (黄俊雄)

All is Well – TW (你那边怎样.我这边OK – 台湾篇)

4

Pierre Png (方展发)

A Jungle Survivor (森林生存记)

5

Qi Yuwu (戚玉武)

A Quest to Heal (我的女侠罗明依)

6

Romeo Tan (陈罗密欧)

Happy Prince (快乐王子)

7

Zhang Yao Dong (张耀栋)

Daybreak (天空渐渐亮)

 

Best Actress 最佳女主角

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

1

Carrie Wong (黄思恬)

A Quest to Heal (我的女侠罗明依)

2

Chen Li Ping (陈莉萍)

How Are You? (好世谋)

3

Felicia Chin (陈凤玲)

A Jungle Survivor (森林生存记)

4

Kym Ng (鐘琴)

My Guardian Angels (单翼天使)

5

Rebecca Lim (林慧玲)

A Jungle Survivor (森林生存记)

6

Rui En (瑞恩)

Hello From The Other Side (阴错阳差)

7

Zoe Tay (郑惠玉)

My Guardian Angels (单翼天使)


Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角  

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

1

Brandon Wong (黄炯耀)

Hello From The Other Side (阴错阳差)

2

Bryan Wong (王禄江)

A Quest to Heal (我的女侠罗明依)

3

Chen Shu Cheng (陈澍城)

Old is Gold (老友万岁)

4

Darren Lim (林明伦)

While You Were Away (一切从昏睡开始)

5

Guo Liang (郭亮)

A Jungle Survivor (森林生存记)

6

Ian Fang (方伟杰)

All is Well – SG (你那边怎样.我这边OK – 新加坡篇)

7

James Seah (谢俊峰)

C.L.I.F.5 (警徽天职之海岸卫队)

 

Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

1

Aileen Tan (陈丽贞)

Hello Miss Driver (下一站,遇见)

2

Bonnie Loo (罗美仪)

C.L.I.F.5 (警徽天职之海岸卫队)

3

Chantalle Ng (黄暄婷)

Terror Within (内颤)

4

Cynthia Koh (许美珍)

After the Stars (攻星计)

5

Kym Ng (鐘琴)

Daybreak (天空渐渐亮)

6

Lin Mei Jiao (林梅娇)

After the Stars (攻星计)

7

Lina Ng (黄嫊方)

Terror Within (内颤)

 

Best Programme Host (Entertainment & Infotainment)  最佳综艺及资讯节目主持人

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

1

Cavin Soh (苏梽诚)

King of Culinary S2 (三把刀 2)

2

Chen Han Wei (陈汉玮)

House Everything? (家简尘除)

3

Guo Liang (郭亮)

The Destined One S2 (众里寻一 2)

4

Kym Ng (鐘琴)

Ah Gong Can Cook (阿公来做饭)

5

Quan Yi Fong (权怡凤)

Hear U Out (权听你说)

6

Quan Yi Fong (权怡凤)

YiFong & Eleanor’s Kitchen (怡凤和妹妹的厨房)

7

Tung Soo Hua (董素华)

Be My Guest S2 (我。董。你 2)

 

Best Newcomer Award 最佳新人

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

1

Benjamin Tan (陈政序)

My Guardian Angels (单翼天使)

2

Herman Keh (郭坤耀)

Interns’ Survivor Guide (实习生的生存记)

3

Juin Teh (郑六月)

Interns’ Survivor Guide (实习生的生存记)

4

Ke Le (阳光可乐)

Ah Gong Can Cook (阿公来做饭)

5

Seow Sin Nee (萧歆霓)

Hawker Academy (小贩学院)

6

Sheryl Ang (洪丽婷)

All Around You (回路网)

7

Zhang Ze Tong (张哲通)

A Jungle Survivor (森林生存记)


Evergreen Artiste Award 常青演绎奖

No.

Artiste

1

Chen Shu Cheng (陈澍城)

2

Jin Yin Ji (金银姬)

3

Marcus Chin (陈建彬)

4

Richard Low (刘谦益)

5

Wang Yu Qing (王昱清)

6

Xiang Yun (向云)

7

Zhu Hou Ren (朱厚任)

 

Young Talent Award 青苹果奖 

No.

Artiste

Programme Title

Character

1

Alfred Ong (王勇畯)

Terror Within (内颤)

曾洋洋

2

Audrey Gabrielle Soh (苏怡菲)

Super Dad (男神不败)

Chloe

3

Ethan Ng Kai En (黄凯恩)

Happy Prince (快乐王子)

子乐

4

Goh Wee Ann (吴委恩)

C.L.I.F.5 (警徽天职之海岸卫队)

萧慧文

5

Ivan Lo (卢楷浚)

How Are You? (好世谋)

戴正雄

6

Natalie Mae Tan U-En (陈宥蒽)

My Guardian Angels (单翼天使)

谢宁

7

Nicholas Lim Tao Rui (林道锐)

All is Well – SG (你那边怎样.我这边OK – 新加坡篇)

小吉

 

Bioskin Most Charismatic Award Bioskin魅力四射奖 

No.

Artiste

1

Desmond Tan (陈泂江)

2

Ian Fang (方伟杰)

3

Pierre Png (方展发)

4

Qi Yuwu (戚玉武)

5

Romeo Tan (陈罗密欧)


Programme Category 

Best Drama Serial  最佳戏剧

No.

Programme Title

1

A Jungle Survivor (森林生存记)

2

A Quest to Heal (我的女侠罗明依)

3

All is Well – SG (你那边怎样.我这边OK – 新加坡篇)

4

C.L.I.F.5 (警徽天职之海岸卫队)

5

Daybreak (天空渐渐亮)

6

Hello From The Other Side (阴错阳差)

7

My One in a Million (我的万里挑一)

 

Best Entertainment Programme 最佳综艺节目

No.

Programme Title

1

Ah Gong Can Cook (阿公来做饭)

2

Beyond the Cameras (我是媒体人)

3

Hawker Academy (小贩学院)

4

House Everything? (家简尘除)

5

King of Culinary (三把刀)

6

The Destined One S2 (众里寻一 2)

7

YiFong & Eleanor’s Kitchen (怡凤和妹妹的厨房)

 

Best Entertainment Special Programme 最佳综艺特备节目

No.

Programme Title

1

Lunar New Year’s Eve Special 2020 (裕鼠鼠纳福迎春乐)

2

Sian Chay Bonding with Love Charity Show 2019 (善济全民爱心夜)

3

SPD Charity Show 2019 (真情无障爱 2019)

4

Star Awards 2019 (红星大奖 2019)

5

Star Search 2019 Grand Final (才华横溢出新秀 2019 总决赛)

 

Best Infotainment Programme 最佳资讯节目

No.

Programme Title

1

A Medical Journey (寻医)

2

Be My Guest S2 (我。董。你 2)

3

Fixer 3 (线人 3)

4

Forbidding No More (极境之旅)

5

Tuesday Report – A Hill and A River (一座山一条河)

6

Tuesday Report – Home Away From Home (星期二特写: 飘洋过海来这里)

7

Tuesday Report – One Metre Apart (星期二特写: 一米的距离)

 

Best Short-form Drama Serial 最佳短篇戏剧

No.

Programme Title

1

A World Of Difference (都市狂想)

2

Beijing To Moscow (北京到莫斯科)

3

Best Friends Forever (致2020的我们)

4

Hello From The Other Side – It’s Time (阴错阳差 – 时辰到)

5

Interns’ Survivor Guide (实习生的生存记)

6

Tiles War (四面围墙)

7

Walk With Me – Stories of Us (谢谢你出现在我的行程里 – 那年的我们)

 

Best Short-form Entertainment Programme 最佳短篇综艺节目

No.

Programme Title

1

Ah Boy To Dad (新爸正传)

2

Friend Or Foe? (最佳损友)

3

Hear U Out (权听你说)

4

Prank It! (这个是不是Prank!?)

5

Pressing Issues (空穴不来风)

6

Thumbs up! Senior – Takeover (学长学姐Takeover)

7

What’s For Lunch? – Lunch Talk (午餐聊什么?)

 

Best Theme Song最佳主题曲

No.

Song Title

Programme Title

Singer

1

A Quest to Heal (我的女侠罗明依)

石康钧, 铃凯

2

人间失格

All is Well - SG (你那边怎样.我这边OK - 新加坡篇)

李玖哲

3

失去什么

Beijing To Moscow (北京到莫斯科) 

柯泯薰

4

好爱你lah

Best Friends Forever (致2020的我们)

插班生

5

幸福茶点

Heart to Heart (心点心)

罗美仪

6

同行

Loving You (爱…没有距离)

文慧如

7

就是你就是你

My One in a Million (我的万里挑一)

黄俊融, 梁嘉靖

 

Best Radio Programme 最佳电台节目

No.

Programme Title

Radio Station

1

Little City, Big Matters (小城大事)

CAPITAL 958

2

Morning Fanatics (大咖一起来)

YES 933

3

Mr Zhou's Ghost Stories (周公讲鬼)

LOVE 972

4

The Breakfast Quartet (早安! 玉建煌崇)

LOVE 972

5

The Night Is Young (Yeah 夜不打烊)

YES 933


Annex C – Eligibility and Judging Criteria For Awards

Performance Awards

Artistes are eligible if he / she:
•    had starred in a lead role or was the main host in at least one eligible programme[1], or 
•    had performed a supporting role or was an episodic host in an eligible programme[2]. Guest performers are not qualified. 

The results are determined by 100% professional judging.
              
Best Radio Programme

To be eligible for this award, the radio programme must air minimually for 60 minutes per week, with  a scheduled airtime that had ran consecutively for two months within the qualifying period[2]

The results are determined by professional judging (70%) and online voting (30%).   


Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes and Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

Artistes are eligible if they are:
•    Managed by Mediacorp or have a valid term contract (i.e. not a project-based contract) with Mediacorp during the duration of the qualifying period[3]; or  
•    Have fulfilled the below criteria during the qualifying period[3] if they are non-Mediacorp artistes:
      o    Lead role or main host in at least one eligible programme[1]; or
      o    Supporting role or episodic host in at least 3 eligible programmes or at least 30 episodes out of all eligible programmes[1]

A poll of 1,000 people representing a wide demographic across Singapore’s population will be used to identify the top 20 Male and Female artistes, who will go on to the next round of public voting. The poll is conducted independently by an accredited market research company. 

Final results will be formed up of a) results will be derived from the preliminary pool of 1,000 people (50%) and b) online voting (50%). 

With the combination of Star Awards 2020 and Star Awards 2021, scores for both years for eligible artistes will be averaged (i.e. sum of “popularity poll score results in 2020” + “popularity poll score results in 2021” divided by 2)

For artistes who are not eligible in 2021, 2020 scores will be tabulated. For new artistes eligible in 2021, only 2021 scores will be tabulated. Artistes not eligible in 2021 will only have their scores in 2020 tabulated.

Online Voting

Free online voting for Best Radio Programme, Best Theme Song and Bioskin Most Charismatic Award will start from 10 March 2021 at 1200hrs and end on 9 April 2021 at 2359hrs.

For other award categories, free online voting will start from 10 March 2021 at 1200hrs and ends on 18 April 2021 at 2000hrs. 

Voting is:

•    Open to all voters with a valid Mediacorp account; and
•    Limited to one vote for each award category / day for each voter.

*Other terms and conditions apply. Please refer to mewatch.sg/sa2021 for more details.

[1] Eligible programmes are those that have more than 50% aired between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.
[2] Qualifying period is 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
[3] Qualifying period is 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.

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Media contacts

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Communications Specialist
chuapauline@mediacorp.com.sg

Ken Ng
Communications Associate
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About Mediacorp
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With a focus on nurturing talent and growing the sector, the company is committed to investing in nation-wide initiatives like Star Search, Anugerah, Yaar Antha Star and SPOP, commissioning a wide variety of work from local content creators, and collaborating with institutes of higher learning. As Singapore’s first local Multi-Channel Network in partnership with YouTube, Mediacorp is also committed to developing a network of digital content creators.

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