Singapore, 9 March 2021 – Mediacorp is thrilled to announce the Top 60 nominees of Star Awards 2021! Join us for a star-studded night as they compete for a coveted spot in the Top 10 Most Popular Female and Male Artistes. This is the most number of nominees to date, and the bumper crop is a reflection and acknowledgement of the work that the artistes have put in over the past two years.
As we bring you a bigger Star Awards 2021 showcasing two years of productions and talents on 18 April, we hope that audiences will be delighted with the increase in the number of stars they can support and vote for.
To add to the excitement and anticipation, this year’s Star Awards will feature a backstage live marathon providing exclusive behind-the-scenes updates, interviews with artistes, as well as some surprises during the ceremony.
In the lead-up to the main programme, the 60 names were revealed through a virtual media conference held today at Mediacorp Theatre. These artistes represent the cream of the crop of the local Chinese entertainment scene, and were identified via a poll of 1,000 people representing a wide demograpic across Singapore’s population conducted by an accredited market research company. Please refer to Annex D for information on eligibility criteria for the Top 10 Most Popular Female and Male Artistes Awards.
Angeline Poh, Chief Customer & Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp said, “We are excited to announce the Top 60 nominees for the Top 10 Female and Male Artistes in recognition of their talent and the hard work over the past two years. This award has been a key highlight for the annual Star Awards, and is closely watched by the public. Making it to this list is a testimony to the appeal of the artistes. We welcome fans to join the action by voting to support their favourite stars.”
Online voting for the Top 10 Most Popular Female and Male Artistes Awards will start on 10 March 2021 at 1200 hours and ends on 18 April 2021 at 2000 hours. Please refer to Annex C for more details on online voting. The results will be announced live during Star Awards 2021. Please refer to Annex A for the full list of nominees.
Star Awards 2021, presented by Bioskin, will be broadcasted live on 18 April 2021 on Channels 8 and U, with simulcast on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment Channel on YouTube. Please refer to Annex B for more details.
For more information, please visit mewatch.sg/sa2021.
Annex A – Star Awards 2021 Top 30 Most Popular Female Artistes and Top 30 Most Popular Male Artistes
TOP 30 MOST POPULAR FEMALE ARTISTES
Denise Camillia Tan
He Ying Ying
Hong Hui Fang
Jin Yin Ji
Lin Mei Jiao
Pan Ling Ling
TOP 30 MOST POPULAR MALE ARTISTES
Chen Shu Cheng
Chen Tian Wen
Chen Yi Xi
Yao Wen Long
Zhang Yao Dong
Zheng Ge Ping
Zhu Hou Ren
*Names are listed in alphabetical order.
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
Annex C: Online Voting
Free online voting will start from 10 March 2021 at 1200hrs and ends on 18 April 2021 at 2000hrs.
- 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.
Annex D: Eligibility Criteria For Top 10 Most Popular Female and Male Artistes Awards
Artistes are eligible if they:
- Have a valid term contract (i.e. not a project-based contract) with Mediacorp during the duration of the qualifying period1; or
- Have fulfilled the below criteria during the qualifying period1:
Lead role or main host in at least one eligible programme2 or
Supporting role or episodic host in at least 3 eligible programmes or at least 30 episodes out of all eligible programmes2.
1Qualifying period is 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.
2Eligible programmes are those that have more than 50% aired between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.
Annex E: Presenter and Sponsors
Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets.
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.
For advertisers, Mediacorp has partnered industry-leading brands like ESPN, Mothership, Popcorn, Singapore Tatler, theAsianparent, VICE, YouTube and 99.co to form the Mediacorp Digital Network in offering more effective content-driven solutions.
Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.