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The Best In Chinese TV Drama Honoured At Star Awards 2007

16 Dec

SINGAPORE: The honours roll is out on the best and most popular in local television Chinese drama production.

The annual Star Awards was screened live on Channel 8 on Sunday evening. Cop show “Metamorphosis” was named the Best Drama Serial.

The award for Best Supporting Actress went to May Phua for her role in “Mars vs Venus”, while Darren Lim was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Kinship”.

Lim was out of the country and a representative accepted the award on his behalf from Korean TV heartthrob Kim Jeong Hoon.

The Best Newcomer award went to Pornsak, who received his award from Taiwanese pop group, 5566.

Channel U’s news anchor Tung Soo Hua was named Best News and Current Affairs Presenter for the fourth time.

In the closely-watched Best Variety Show Host category, comedian Mark Lee pipped four other veterans to clinch the honour.

Yvonne Lim was crowned Best Actress for the first time for her performance in “Metamorphosis”, while Zheng Ge Ping was named Best Actor for his role in “Like Father, Like Daughter”.

This is also Zheng’s first win in this category.

The third series of “Say It If You Dare” won the Best Variety Programme award and last year’s Star Awards 2006 was the Best Variety Special.

MediaCorp celebrates 25 years of TV drama production this year and, for the first time, the Star Awards were handed out in two separate shows.

The 25th Drama Anniversary Show was held last Sunday, December 9.

Variety show host Sharon Au, who is studying in Japan on a MediaCorp scholarship, made a surprise appearance to co-host the second instalment of this year’s Star Awards with Guo Liang and Quan Yifeng.

– CNA/so

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This Is For My Ex-Wife

11 Dec

SINGAPORE: Huang Yiliang did it again – made another controversial speech involving former wife Lin Meijiao.

At Sunday night’s Star Awards, which were held at the St James Power Station for the first time, Yiliang won the Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in the drama Women of Times.

When he went on stage to accept the award, he said he wanted to give the award to Meijiao. In the same speech, he also thanked his current wife. It was a speech that raised eyebrows, not least due to the little-known fact that he has remarried.

In 2003, when he won the same award, Yiliang mentioned Meijiao in his thank-you speech, comparing her to a giraffe and saying her neck had grown from yearning for an award.

Meijiao was not present at Sunday night’s show.

Backstage, Yiliang lost his cool when quizzed him about the speech.

“Meijiao is more talented than me but she doesn’t have my luck,” he said. “I’ve always wanted her to win something so I’d like to give this award to her.”

He claimed he was simply voicing the wish of his daughter with Meijiao. He has been married for three years to Lily Liu.

“When I made that speech in 2003, I only had good intentions. I regret that it’s a joke that fell flat, I shouldn’t have made it.”

Visibly annoyed, he added: “Do you know how influential the media is? If you write bad stuff about me, that’s the end of me. Please spare me. I don’t have any bad intentions.”

Meanwhile, the Best Actor and Actress Awards were won by Li Nanxing and Ivy Lee, respectively, while Hong Huifang nabbed the Best Supporting Actress Award. Bryan Wong won Best Variety Show Host, while Kelvin Tan won Most Popular Newcomer.

The top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes were: Christopher Lee, Gurmit Singh, Tay Ping Hui, Vincent Ng, Edmund Chen, Qi Yuwu, Mark Lee, Kelvin Tan, Elvin Ng and Bryan Wong.

As for the women, the top 10 were Kym Ng, Huang Biren, Xiang Yun, Rui En, Michelle Chia, Jeanette Aw, Felicia Chin, Fiona Xie, Quan Yifeng and Jesseca Liu. – TODAY

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