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Star Awards 2023 Gala Dinner: A toast to the best programmes of the local Chinese entertainment industry

Dedicated to honouring the diverse body of talent and work in the industry, the exclusive event presented a total of seven programme awards including “Best Drama Serial”, “Best Radio Programme” and more.


Singapore, 30 March 2023 – It was a night of triumphs and celebrations at the Star Awards 2023 (SA2023) Gala Dinner, as movers and shakers of the local Chinese entertainment industry came together at the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach to toast to the finest programmes in the past year.

Hosted by multi-hyphenate artistes Dennis Chew and Hazelle Teo, the night saw seven programme awards being presented. Critically acclaimed drama Your World in Mine took home “Best Drama Serial” to rapturous applause, building on the night’s momentum with its theme song Your World by Lennerd Lim having won “Best Theme Song”, and adding to the growing list of accolades for Singapore’s top-rated Chinese drama in 2022.

Among the awards handed out was “Best Radio Programme”, which went to LOVE 972’s The Breakfast Quartet for the third year in a row. On the variety front, Mr Zhou’s Ghost Stories @ Singapore Sightings spooked its way to the top, snagging the title of “Best Short-form Entertainment Programme”, while Dishing with Chris Lee whipped up a storm to earn “Best Entertainment Programme”. As the ceremony continued to honour the rich tapestry of talent and work in the industry, Forgotten Children took home “Best Infotainment Programme”, while Star Awards 2022 – Awards Ceremony was crowned “Best Entertainment Special Programme”.

In celebrating nominees and awardees alike, interspersed between award presentations were a series of comedy skits and performances that aimed to showcase nominees across award categories. From an insider glimpse into the world of radio production and sound effects by up-and-coming DJs Zhu Zeliang, Zheng Yu Rong, Jeff Tan and Lim Pin Juen to playful banter on the universe of short-form content by Ke Le, Das DD, Jaspers Lai and Noah Yap, the industry’s versatility and creativity was on full display. Throughout the night, guests were also treated to special renditions of “Best Theme Song” contenders by a stunning lineup of next-gen talent including Tasha Low, Kiki Lim, Edwin Goh, Benjamin Tan, Ke Le, Daryl-Ann, Seow Sin Nee, Juin Teh and Jernelle Oh, in addition to a special collaboration between Gao Mei Gui, Zhu Zeliang and children from the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA).

Performances aside, renowned artistes Chen Hanwei, Xiang Yun, Pierre Png, Richie Koh and Qi Yuwu also gave heartfelt introductions of their respective dramas in the running for “Best Drama Serial” before uniting to present the grand award. For the full list of Programme Awards winners, please refer to Annex A.

Angeline Poh, Chief Customer & Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp, said: “The SA2023 Gala Dinner was a stunning showcase of the diverse body of work in the local Chinese entertainment industry, and reaffirms our commitment to celebrate talent both in front of and behind the reel. Congratulations to all the winners for their well-deserved recognition, and for inspiring us all with their creativity and passion. Let's continue to break new boundaries and inspire the next generation of talents!”

The celebrations are not over yet! On 9 April, Singapore’s brightest stars will come together for a dazzling concert at the Marina Bay Sands, where winners of the remaining 12 performance and popularity awards will be crowned amidst performances by local artistes and regional superstars Sammi Cheng and Jam Hsiao. Get ready for an unforgettable night of music, entertainment, and the recognition of the very best in local Chinese entertainment – only at the SA2023 Live Show!

Beyond livestreamed segments on Mediacorp’s social media platforms, curated highlights of the Gala Dinner and winner interviews will be available on 31 March via mewatch, Mediacorp’s YouTube Entertainment Channel and the official Star Awards website. The Live Show will premiere on 9 April on Channel 8 and U, with simulcast on meWATCH and the Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube Channel. For viewing details, please refer to Annex B.

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Annex A – Winners of Programme Awards


Best Drama Serial 最佳戏剧
Programme Title
Your World In Mine (你的世界我们懂)

Best Entertainment Programme最佳综艺节目
Programme Title
Dishing with Chris Lee (阿顺有煮意)


Best Entertainment Special Programme 最佳综艺特备节目
Programme Title
Star Awards 2022 – Awards Ceremony (红星大奖2022 - 颁奖典礼)


Best Infotainment Programme最佳资讯节目
Programme Title
Forgotten Children (边缘儿童)

Best Short-form Entertainment Programme 最佳短篇综艺节目
Programme Title
Mr Zhou's Ghost Stories @ Singapore Sightings (周公讲鬼, 哪里有鬼?)


Best Radio Programme 最佳电台节目
Programme Title Radio Station
The Breakfast Quartet (早安! 玉建煌崇) LOVE 972


Best Theme Song 最佳主题曲
Song Title Programme Title Singer
你的世界 Your World In Mine (你的世界我们懂) Lennerd Lim 林健辉


Annex B - Star Awards 2023 Telecast Details


9 April 2023: Live Telecast

Available on Channel 8 and U, with simulcast on mewatch and Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube Channel

16 April 2023: Repeat Telecast

Available on Channel 8

Backstage LIVE* 3.30pm – 10.30pm N.A.
Walk of Fame 5.00pm – 6.30pm 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Star Awards 2023 Awards Ceremony 7.00pm – 10.00pm 3.30pm – 6.30pm


Curated highlights of the Gala Dinner and winner interviews will be available on 31 March via mewatch, Mediacorp’s YouTube Entertainment Channel and the official Star Awards website.

Media Contacts

Pauline Chua
Communications Specialist

Lim Zi Ai
Communications Specialist

About Mediacorp

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, 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 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.

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