Monday, April 22, 2019

Star Awards 2019 brings Pan Lingling and Hong Huifang on stage together for the first time since their spat

PHOTO: Hong Huifang giving her acceptance speech while Pan Lingling looks on from the back.
PHOTO: Screengrab from YouTube / Mediacorp Channel 8
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Talk about a jaw-dropping conclusion to a night of celebrations!

In a twist of fate, both Pan Lingling and Hong Huifang shared the stage as the pair were among the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes.

And punters could have bet that it was going to be awkward, because it was, if only for a moment.

For the uninitiated, this was the first time the two veteran actresses were seen sharing any sort of spotlight together since their very heated and very public feud last year.

Viewers were probably clutching their pearls as Huifang made their way to the stage, anxious to see how they would interact.



Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
PHOTO: Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
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While Huifang was giving her acceptance speech, Lingling was clearly visible in the background with a tight smile that looked just a little uncomfortable, to us.

Lingling eventually appeared more relaxed, easing into a more natural smile as Huifang took her place in the line-up, while her friend and fellow winner, Chen Xiuhuan, gave her a warm hug.

Huifang even embraced Jesseca Liu (who was positioned in between Huifang and Lingling) and though Lingling looked over at Huifang, she didn't seem to notice.

If you were watching with bated breath, you're probably not the only one.

HONOURING THE PIONEER GENERATION OF THESPIANS  (an actor or actress)
This year also marked the 25th anniversary of the Star Awards and the ceremony at various points paid homage to the actors who have graced our televisions through the ages.

It started with a parade of Star Search (a Mandarin talent show) alumnus from 1988 to 2010 and oh boy, nostalgia was the name of the game for this segment.

Familiar faces such as Jeff Wang, Nick Shen, Lina Ng, and Florence Tan even came back to join in the reunion.

It was also announced that Star Search would be returning in May this year, following a nine-year hiatus (pause or break).

Veteran actors and actresses dominated the ceremony by sweeping most of the awards - especially the top categories.

Chen Shucheng and Lin Meijiao bagged Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively; while BFFs Chen Hanwei and 'Ah Jie' Zoe Tay snagged the coveted Best Actor and Best Actress trophy.



Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively
PHOTO: Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively
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Other veteran actors and actresses who won in the Top 10 Most Popular category include Zheng Geping, Zhu Houren, Shucheng, and Lina.

Meanwhile, Chew Chor Meng accepted his Special Achievement Award with a rather touching speech; and Kym Ng was feted as the All-Time Favourite Artiste this year after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes category for the 10th time.



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PHOTO: Veteran host Kym Ng clinched the award for Outstanding Variety Host for Ah Ma Can Cook. Kym revealed on Instagram that the series, which won Outstanding Variety Show, is set for a sequel, titled Ah Gong Can Cook.
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A TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO ALOYSIUS PANG
Without a doubt, the show also organised a tribute to the late Aloysius Pang with a joint performance by his Noontalk Media colleagues - namely Xu Bin, Gavin Teo, Zong Zi Jie and Timothee Yap.

They serenaded the audience with the song, Voices From The Heart, and Aloysius' own singing was also included.



The tribute to the late Aloysius Pang
PHOTO: The tribute to the late Aloysius Pang
Aloysius Pang's colleagues from his talent agency NoonTalk Media sang a xinyao song, Voices From The Heart, as a tribute video played during the Star Awards ceremony.
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There wasn't a dry eye in the audience during the tribute as the celebrities broke down, including Aloysius' girlfriend Jayley Woo and Shucheng.

Well, we think it's probably safe to say that Aloysius would have been proud that his mentor Dasmond Koh also snagged a spot among the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes this year, thus marking his 10th win in the category. Which means, we'll see him collecting his All-Time Favourite Artiste award next year.

The full list of winners can be found here.



Joanne Peh and Qi Yu Wu
PHOTO: Ya Hui
These are our favourite best dressed celebrities on 2019 Star Awards red carpet.
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By Bryan Lim, bryanlim@asiaone.com, AsiaOne, 15 April 2019


 Actress and model Carrie Wong PHOTO: Actress and model Carrie Wong
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Actress Fecilia Chin (left) and Belinda Lee (right) before stepping on the red carpet Star Awards 2016
PHOTO: Actress Fecilia Chin (left) and Belinda Lee (right) before stepping on the red carpet Star Awards 2016
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Actress Fecilia Chin (left) and Belinda Lee (right) before stepping on the red carpet Star Awards 2016
PHOTO: Actress Fecilia Chin (left) and Belinda Lee (right) before stepping on the red carpet Star Awards 2016
Felicia Chin himself did not dare to wear this outfit on the red carpet at first.
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Reference
[1] Bryan Lim, bryanlim@asiaone.com, AsiaOne, Star Awards 2019 brings Pan Lingling and Hong Huifang on stage together for the first time since their spat, posted on 15 April 2019, https://www.asiaone.com/entertainment/star-awards-2019-brings-pan-lingling-and-hong-huifang-stage-together-first-time-their
 

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