Best of Star Awards 2015 Show 1

The annual ceremony that recognises the best production talents in the local television industry is back and Toggle brings you the awards ceremony in pictures, as it happens

Best of Star Awards 2015 Show 1
Best of Star Awards 2015 Show 1
19 Apr 2015

Best of Star Awards 2015 Show 1

Text: Toggle team
Photos: Lee Lay Na, Toggle team 

Experience the exciting atmosphere with us and take a closer, longer look at your favourite stars right here.

All of your online voting over the past few weeks will finally draw a conclusion. Tonight, the awardees of the Professional and Online categories will be crowned and also the winners of the Favourites awards (Male & Female Characters, Onscreen Couple, Region’s Most Popular) will be given out.

If you’re watching, don't forget to post with the official hashtag #2015starawards. For more ‘live’ updates of the results, follow Toggle on our Twitter and Facebook too! More information can be found on Channel 8’s Facebook and the official Star Awards 2015 website. Toggle has the full winners list!

In the meantime, enjoy Toggle’s special ‘live’ photo gallery updates of Star Awards Show 1 as it unfolds on television tonight. You can also click here for Toggle's 'live' streaming of the event.

Telepoll and online voting for the Star Awards 2015 “Top 20 Most Popular Artistes” will end on April 26 at 8.30pm. Winners will be decided by combined results from telepoll voting (50%) and online voting (50%), and will be announced at Star Awards 2015 Show 2

Catch Star Awards 2015 - Prelude every Friday from April 3 to 24, 10.30pm on Ch8
Catch Star Awards 2015 Show 2 Walk of Fame on April 26 (Sun), 5pm, LIVE on Ch8
Catch Star Awards 2015 Show 2 Awards Ceremony on April 26 (Sun), 7pm, LIVE on Ch8
Catch Star Awards 2015 Show 2 Post Show Party on April 26 (Sun), 10.30pm, LIVE on Ch8

More on SA2015:
Shaun Chen bags first trophy in 13 years
Zhang Zhen Huan sweeps his first Favourite awards
Rui En and Elvin Ng not disappointed despite no win
Big winner Jeanette Aw wishes to withdraw from voting categories
WIN Star Award 2015 Show 2 tickets

WATCH Exclusive Interviews with Toggle:
Damien Teo wins the Young Talent Award!
Jeanette Aw never thought she would win the “Social Media Award”!
Jeanette Aw bags 3 awards for "Regional Most Popular Mediacorp Artiste"
Shaun Chen hopes to win more awards!
Chen Tian Wen feels he is more popular now than during the Golden Horse Awards!
Elvin Ng wants to be a Thai 'prince'! 
Rui En's unhappy during Star Awards 2015 Show 1?
Jeanette Aw: I will not participate in any voting categories again! 
Zhang Zhen Huan goes home victorious with 2 awards

WATCH Show 1 Highlights: 
Big Bank skit by Dennis Chew, Guo Liang, and Jeremy Chan
Chen Tian Wen crashes Social Media Award for 'Unbelievable' performance!
7 Princesses skit and Best Director Award
Hong Hui Fang and Chen Hanwei Skit 
Mark Lee and Jack Neo take the stage 
Favourite Male And Female Characters Awards
Favourite Onscreen Drama Couple Award


Hosts Lee Teng, Dasmond Koh, Kate Pang and Dennis Chew
Hosts Lee Teng, Dasmond Koh, Kate Pang and Dennis Chew
19 Apr 2015

Hosts Lee Teng, Dasmond Koh, Kate Pang and Dennis Chew

Member of Parliament Mr Baey Yam Keng, the Guest-Of-Honour
Member of Parliament Mr Baey Yam Keng, the Guest-Of-Honour
19 Apr 2015

Member of Parliament Mr Baey Yam Keng, the Guest-Of-Honour

Young Talent Award: Damien Teo Zhi Hao for The Journey: Tumultuous Times
Young Talent Award: Damien Teo Zhi Hao for The Journey: Tumultuous Times
19 Apr 2015

Young Talent Award: Damien Teo Zhi Hao for The Journey: Tumultuous Times

On stage to receive the Young Talent Award, Damien Teo had these people to thank for his achievement: Director, Producer and production crew of The Journey: Tumultuous Times, co-star Chen Hanwei, as well as his parents, friends and boss Dasmond Koh for his continuous support.

Speaking to Toggle, the budding actor revealed that Hanwei gave him a lot of encouragement before the awards ceremony to calm his nerves. “Chen Hanwei da ge told me that I will surely win the award. He said that I must thank him on stage, if not he’d beat me up!” Damien exclaimed. 

Additionally, Damien also expressed his gratitude towards the veteran thespian for his advice and help whenever he met with difficulties during the filming of The Journey: Tumultuous Times

WATCH:
Damien Teo wins the Young Talent Award! 

Hong Hui Fang and Chen Han Wei
Hong Hui Fang and Chen Han Wei
19 Apr 2015

Hong Hui Fang and Chen Han Wei

Han Wei is dressed as his character as an old father in The Journey: Tumultuous Times and Hui Fang is dressed as her 99-year-old character in Good Luck.

WATCH:
Hong Hui Fang and Chen Hanwei Skit

Best Costume Design: Annie Chua Yi Jun (Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2014)
Best Costume Design: Annie Chua Yi Jun (Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2014)
19 Apr 2015

Best Costume Design: Annie Chua Yi Jun (Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2014)

Favourite Male Character Nominees: Aloysius Pang, Xu Bin, Romeo Tan, Elvin Ng, Zhang Zhen Huan
Favourite Male Character Nominees: Aloysius Pang, Xu Bin, Romeo Tan, Elvin Ng, Zhang Zhen Huan
19 Apr 2015

Favourite Male Character Nominees: Aloysius Pang, Xu Bin, Romeo Tan, Elvin Ng, Zhang Zhen Huan


Favourite Female Character Nominees: Felicia Chin, Kimberly Chia, Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Rebecca Lim
Favourite Female Character Nominees: Felicia Chin, Kimberly Chia, Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Rebecca Lim
19 Apr 2015

Favourite Female Character Nominees: Felicia Chin, Kimberly Chia, Rui En, Jeanette Aw, Rebecca Lim


Best Cameraman for Drama Programme: Ang Soon Bee (Against the Tide)
Best Cameraman for Drama Programme: Ang Soon Bee (Against the Tide)
19 Apr 2015

Best Cameraman for Drama Programme: Ang Soon Bee (Against the Tide)

Ah Jie Zoe Tay and Desmond Shen presenting the Best Music & Sound Design Award
Ah Jie Zoe Tay and Desmond Shen presenting the Best Music & Sound Design Award
19 Apr 2015

Ah Jie Zoe Tay and Desmond Shen presenting the Best Music & Sound Design Award

The two acted together in The Dream Makers in 2013

Best Music & Sound Design: Gao Jun Wei and Zheng Kai Hua (C. L. I. F. 3)
Best Music & Sound Design: Gao Jun Wei and Zheng Kai Hua (C. L. I. F. 3)
19 Apr 2015

Best Music & Sound Design: Gao Jun Wei and Zheng Kai Hua (C. L. I. F. 3)

James Seah, Shane Pow, Xu Bin, Aloysius Pang and Ian Fang take a group photo
James Seah, Shane Pow, Xu Bin, Aloysius Pang and Ian Fang take a group photo
19 Apr 2015

James Seah, Shane Pow, Xu Bin, Aloysius Pang and Ian Fang take a group photo

Tracy Lee, Paige Chua, Zhang Zhen Huan, Yahui and Desmond Tan
Tracy Lee, Paige Chua, Zhang Zhen Huan, Yahui and Desmond Tan
19 Apr 2015

Tracy Lee, Paige Chua, Zhang Zhen Huan, Yahui and Desmond Tan

Best buddies Elvin Ng and Romeo Tan
Best buddies Elvin Ng and Romeo Tan
19 Apr 2015

Best buddies Elvin Ng and Romeo Tan

Best Theme Song: The Journey: Tumultuous Times
Best Theme Song: The Journey: Tumultuous Times
19 Apr 2015

Best Theme Song: The Journey: Tumultuous Times

Jack Neo as Liang Po Po and Mark Lee as the
Jack Neo as Liang Po Po and Mark Lee as the "dustbin"
19 Apr 2015

Jack Neo as Liang Po Po and Mark Lee as the "dustbin"

WATCH:
Mark Lee and Jack Neo take the stage

Best Programme Promo: Kee Chee Wee (Against the Tide)
Best Programme Promo: Kee Chee Wee (Against the Tide)
19 Apr 2015

Best Programme Promo: Kee Chee Wee (Against the Tide)

Dr. Leslie Tay and Jamie Chua presenting the Social Media Award
Dr. Leslie Tay and Jamie Chua presenting the Social Media Award
19 Apr 2015

Dr. Leslie Tay and Jamie Chua presenting the Social Media Award

Chen Tianwen makes surprise appearance as “Mr. Unbelievable”
Chen Tianwen makes surprise appearance as “Mr. Unbelievable”
19 Apr 2015

Chen Tianwen makes surprise appearance as “Mr. Unbelievable”

Local actor Chen Tianwen, who made international headlines (including Apple Daily, TIME and Huffington Post) for the Spouse For House 2 music video “Unbelievable” last week, appeared at Star Awards 2015 Show 1 for a special performance and to present the Social Media Award.

While speaking to reporters backstage, Tianwen shared that he is very surprised and flattered by the attention which “Unbelievable” has brought him. The actor also let on that more people are approaching him for photos on the streets these days. “Everyone calls me ‘unbelievable’. My friends would ask me to sing “Unbelievable” and “Sandcastle in my Heart” for them too,” he laughed.

Should Tianwen be invited to perform for commercial events or lunar seventh month getai, the father-to-be is more than willing to accept the offer as he needs to “earn more milk powder money”.

Tianwen may have looked like a natural comedian in the kitschy video, but he admitted that “being funny” is, in fact, a challenge for him.

“It’s not so easy to act in a comedy. You need to make viewers think that something is funny and real at the same time, so you often have to use a simple approach in performing,” he explained. “When other people laugh and you don’t, that’s the essence [of comedy]. It’s easier said than done.”

As compared to “Unbelievable”, the response to “Sandcastle in my Heart” has paled in comparison. Tianwen, who personally prefers “Unbelievable” because the first few lines remind him of Hokkien phrases and classic Chinese oldies, pointed out that though the rhythm of “Sandcastle in my Heart” is slower, its sentimental value is higher. 

WATCH:
Chen Tian Wen crashes Social Media Award for 'Unbelievable' performance!

Social Media Award: Jeanette Aw
Social Media Award: Jeanette Aw
19 Apr 2015

Social Media Award: Jeanette Aw

WATCH:
Jeanette Aw never thought she would win the Social Media Award!

Kate Pang, Quan Yi Fong, Chua En Lai, Lina Ng, Vivian Lai, Kym Ng and Priscelia Chan
Kate Pang, Quan Yi Fong, Chua En Lai, Lina Ng, Vivian Lai, Kym Ng and Priscelia Chan
19 Apr 2015

Kate Pang, Quan Yi Fong, Chua En Lai, Lina Ng, Vivian Lai, Kym Ng and Priscelia Chan

The celebrities mimicking the Seven Princesses of MediaCorp

WATCH:
7 Princesses skit and Best Director Award

Chua En Lai plays the pregnant Joanne Peh
Chua En Lai plays the pregnant Joanne Peh
19 Apr 2015

Chua En Lai plays the pregnant Joanne Peh

Best Director: Loh Woon Woon (Against the Tide)
Best Director: Loh Woon Woon (Against the Tide)
19 Apr 2015

Best Director: Loh Woon Woon (Against the Tide)

Best Screenplay: Tang Yeow and Cheong Yan Peng (Blessings)
Best Screenplay: Tang Yeow and Cheong Yan Peng (Blessings)
19 Apr 2015

Best Screenplay: Tang Yeow and Cheong Yan Peng (Blessings)

Guo Liang, Jeremy Chan and Dennis Chew parody Big Bang as
Guo Liang, Jeremy Chan and Dennis Chew parody Big Bang as "Big Bank"
19 Apr 2015

Guo Liang, Jeremy Chan and Dennis Chew parody Big Bang as "Big Bank"

WATCH:
Big Bank skit by Dennis Chew, Guo Liang, and Jeremy Chan

Best Variety Research Writer:  Lim Kar Yee (The Joy Truck 2)
Best Variety Research Writer: Lim Kar Yee (The Joy Truck 2)
19 Apr 2015

Best Variety Research Writer: Lim Kar Yee (The Joy Truck 2)

Regional Most Popular MediaCorp Artiste Awards: Jeanette Aw
Regional Most Popular MediaCorp Artiste Awards: Jeanette Aw
19 Apr 2015

Regional Most Popular MediaCorp Artiste Awards: Jeanette Aw

Jeanette won for the following three regions: Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia

WATCH:
Jeanette Aw bags 3 awards for "Regional Most Popular Mediacorp Artiste" 

Veteran artistes Guo Liang and Quan Yi Fong
Veteran artistes Guo Liang and Quan Yi Fong
19 Apr 2015

Veteran artistes Guo Liang and Quan Yi Fong

Vivian Lai and Jeremy Chan
Vivian Lai and Jeremy Chan
20 Apr 2015

Vivian Lai and Jeremy Chan

Rui En, Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim laughing at the performance
Rui En, Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim laughing at the performance
19 Apr 2015

Rui En, Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim laughing at the performance

Favourite Male Character: Zhang Zhen Huan as Ga Guotian (World At Your Feet)
Favourite Male Character: Zhang Zhen Huan as Ga Guotian (World At Your Feet)
19 Apr 2015

Favourite Male Character: Zhang Zhen Huan as Ga Guotian (World At Your Feet)

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SA2015: Zhang Zhen Huan sweeps his first Favourite awards

Xu Bin, Romeo Tan and Elvin Ng share a hug with the Favourite Male Character Awardee
Xu Bin, Romeo Tan and Elvin Ng share a hug with the Favourite Male Character Awardee
19 Apr 2015

Xu Bin, Romeo Tan and Elvin Ng share a hug with the Favourite Male Character Awardee

Favourite Female Character: Jeanette Aw as Hong Minghui (The Journey: Tumultuous Times)
Favourite Female Character: Jeanette Aw as Hong Minghui (The Journey: Tumultuous Times)
19 Apr 2015

Favourite Female Character: Jeanette Aw as Hong Minghui (The Journey: Tumultuous Times)

Rui En, Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim congratulating Zhang Zhen Huan for his award
Rui En, Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim congratulating Zhang Zhen Huan for his award
19 Apr 2015

Rui En, Jeanette Aw and Rebecca Lim congratulating Zhang Zhen Huan for his award

Rocket Award: Shaun Chen
Rocket Award: Shaun Chen
19 Apr 2015

Rocket Award: Shaun Chen

WATCH:
Shaun Chen bags first trophy in 13 years

Chen Shucheng, Xiang Yun, Li Yinzhu and Zhu Houren share anecdotes from their career
Chen Shucheng, Xiang Yun, Li Yinzhu and Zhu Houren share anecdotes from their career
20 Apr 2015

Chen Shucheng, Xiang Yun, Li Yinzhu and Zhu Houren share anecdotes from their career

Favourite On-screen Drama Couple: Zhang Zhen Huan & Jeanette Aw
Favourite On-screen Drama Couple: Zhang Zhen Huan & Jeanette Aw
20 Apr 2015

Favourite On-screen Drama Couple: Zhang Zhen Huan & Jeanette Aw

Their roles as Ga Guotian and Mo Yuqing in World At Your Feet helped them clinch the award. Zhen Huan and Jeanette are the respective winners of Favourite Female and Male Character as well.

The favourite on-screen couple hugging before going on stage to receive their award
The favourite on-screen couple hugging before going on stage to receive their award
20 Apr 2015

The favourite on-screen couple hugging before going on stage to receive their award

Jeanette Aw and Zhang Zhen Huan - Show 1's biggest winners
Jeanette Aw and Zhang Zhen Huan - Show 1's biggest winners
20 Apr 2015

Jeanette Aw and Zhang Zhen Huan - Show 1's biggest winners

Rocket Award winner Shaun Chen celebrates his first Star Awards triumph
Rocket Award winner Shaun Chen celebrates his first Star Awards triumph
20 Apr 2015

Rocket Award winner Shaun Chen celebrates his first Star Awards triumph

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