11 October 2014
-Ruco Chan and Charmaine Sheh win top accolades My Favourite TVB Actor and Actress-
-Him Law and Sharon Chan are inaugural winners of new My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor and Actress awards-
Singapore, 11 October 2014 – This evening, the best in TVB's programming were honoured at the annual StarHub TVB Awards held at Marina Bay Sands. A total of 17 awards were presented, with 13 opened to public voting. In addition to the crowd gathered at the awards venue, the awards presentation was also witnessed by home viewers through a ‘live’ telecast on StarHub TV’s self-packaged channel, E City (Channels 111 and 825).
The biggest winner of this year’s StarHub TVB Awards was the modern thriller serial Black Heart White Soul which took home an impressive four trophies. These included My Favourite TVB Drama and My Favourite TVB Male and Female TV Characters, bagged respectively by Roger Kwok and Kristal Tin. For their electrifying onscreen chemistry in Black Heart White Soul, Roger and Kristal also added a fourth award for the drama with My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple. Black Heart White Soul, an intense drama on how a robbery case interweaved the fate of three strangers, narrowly edged out crowd favourites Brother’s Keeper, a drama that chronicled the fates of two brothers and crime thriller Line Walker.
Line Walker, which scored a hat-trick of wins, saw well-loved TVB actress Charmaine Sheh clinch the highly-coveted My Favourite TVB Actress and My Favourite TVB Female TV Character awards for her role as an undercover agent. The hit drama also won praise from the local media for its well-written, gripping script, and took home the trophy for Singapore Media’s Favourite TVB Drama.
Actors Ruco Chan and Edwin Siu both walked away with My Favourite TVB Male TV Character accolades for their roles as ill-fated brothers in Brother’s Keeper. For the same role, Ruco also clinched the much coveted My Favourite TVB Actor award, strengthening his position in TVB’s league of leading men.
New award categories - My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor and My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress were won by the boyish hunk Him Law and gorgeous Sharon Chan. These were for their respective roles in The Hippocractic Crush II, a story which followed the lives of medical personnel, and The Ultimate Addiction, a fast-paced drama centred on a group of individuals working in Hong Kong's financial world and stock market. Newcomer Louis Cheung, who proved his potential in dramas such as a “baddie” in Black Heart White Soul, garnered a well-deserved win in Best New TVB Artiste award.
Beating intense competition such as Three Amigos Bon Voyage, Dinner Confidential, Lady First Singapore - Season 2, Walk The Talk, Talk The Talk emerged as the winner for My Favourite TVB Variety/Infotainment Programme. Walk The Talk, Talk The Talk comperes Nancy Sit and Wong Cho Lam also jointly snagged the My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host award.
Hosted by Carol Cheng and Derek Li, the StarHub TVB Awards 2014 featured exciting performances by talented singer-dancer Alex To and veteran performer Nancy Sit. Alex sang a sexy rendition of ‘Kiss’ to the delight of screaming fans in the theatre while Nancy, who was dressed in a traditional Nyonya outfit, performed “We are Singapore” with Wong Cho Lam and a group of students from Wellington Primary.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2014 kicked off with the red carpet special where hundreds of audibly ecstatic fans waited to catch a glimpse of their favourite TVB artistes decked out in their finest gala outfits. Stealing the limelight was Linda Chung, in a multi-coloured long dress, whom fans voted via StarHub TV Buddy as the winner of the best dressed Red Carpet Star. Local celebrities such as Michelle Chia, Darren Lim and Jesseca Liu also strode down and struck poses on the red carpet, to the delight of their fans.
“Our heartiest congratulations to all the winners at StarHub TVB Awards! This marks the fifth successful year of StarHub TVB Awards. We cherish TVB’s unwavering support and are heartened by our sponsors' belief in us,” said Mr Tan Tong Hai, CEO, StarHub. “The StarHub TVB Awards goes beyond recognising and honouring the best in Hong Kong's TV industry. It is also our way of thanking our viewers across Singapore for their continued support of TVB programming on StarHub TV.”
"The StarHub TVB Awards has become a landmark show in Singapore – a glamourous event that never fails to dazzle every year," enthused Mr Sherman Lee, Controller, International Business, TVBI. "StarHub continues to amaze us with their commitment to excellence, resulting in yet another successful Awards Ceremony. It has been wonderful working with StarHub, and we look forward to many more years of close partnerships!"
The StarHub TVB Awards 2014 was proudly presented by Jean Yip, a returning sponsor from last year. For the fourth year, StarHub partnered Marina Bay Sands as Official Venue. Main Sponsors of the event were Country Garden and Sigma, and Mitsubishi Electric and OKOK co-sponsored. The Official Mobility Partner was Hertz. As a reward to StarHub TV customers, one lucky winner walked away with the grand prize of a luxurious freehold Country Garden Danga Bay Condominium in Johor Bahru worth RM500,000.
Viewers who wish to relieve the best moments of StarHub TVB Awards 2014 can catch the encore telecasts of the Red Carpet Special on 18 October at 8pm, and the Awards Presentation at 9pm on VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855). For more information, please visit www.starhub.com/tvb-awards.