24 October 2015
Ruco Chan crowned My Favourite TVB Actor for two years running
Singapore, 24 October 2015 – Hong Kong legends Adam Cheng and Liza Wang, two of Hong Kong’s most prolific television actors, received the special commemorative SG50: Star of the Stars Awards at this evening’s StarHub TVB Awards. The awards were bestowed upon the artistes in recognition of their abilities to create strong, lasting bonds with Singaporean audiences throughout the past decades.
“Adam Cheng and Liza Wang are truly befitting recipients of our commemorative SG50: Star of the Stars Awards,” enthused Mr Howie Lau, StarHub’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Both of them are highly respected in the region’s entertainment industry and have never failed to resonate with viewers regardless of the characters they played. We are honoured to present them with these once-in-50 years awards.”
Liza was also crowned My Favourite TVB Actress, beating intense competition in the hotly contested category from leading ladies such as Linda Chung, Kristal Tin and Tavia Yeung. In addition to being an acclaimed actress, Liza also proved her hosting prowess, bagging My Favourite TVB Variety Show Host with co-hosts Adam Cheng and Jerry Lamb in Sunday Songbird.
Ruco Chan clinched the highly coveted My Favourite TVB Actor for the second consecutive year, cementing his position as a credible and popular actor in Hong Kong television. Captain of Destiny, a riveting sci-fi drama that retells the story of infamous Chinese Pirate Cheung Po Tsai, was awarded My Favourite TVB Drama.
Sweet-faced starlet Grace Chan bagged Best New TVB Artiste, while rising stars Rosina Lam and Vincent Wong were awarded My Favourite TVB Supporting Actress and My Favourite TVB Supporting Actor for their break-out performances in Young Charioteersand Tomorrow is Another Day respectively. For their electrifying on-screen chemistry in Madam Cutie On Duty, real-life couple Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong took home My Favourite TVB On-Screen Couple.
In its sixth edition, the StarHub TVB Awards 2015 honoured the brightest stars of Hong Kong television that saw the attendance of 25 TVB artistes who specially flew into Singapore to participate in the prestigious awards presentation, held at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS). A total of 33 awards were presented in 17 categories, out of which 14 were opened for public voting.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2015 saw crowd favourite Carol Cheng return as the anchor host for the second year running, alongside Derek Li and Amigo Choi. In addition to the enthralling song performances by TVB artistes, the awards presentation also featured top local act Dim Sum Dollies. The Dollies opened the show with a rousing song and dance item, and even performed a side-splitting skit dressed as memorable TVB characters. This encapsulated the theme of this year’s awards – A Walk Down Memory Lane, and brought the audiences down in incessant laughter. Prior to the awards presentation, the TVB artistes, dressed in their finest gala outfits, strode down the red carpet which was held at Skating Rink at The Shoppes to the delight of hundreds of screaming fans.
“Congratulations to all the winners who have set the bar higher year on year! The StarHub TVB Awards, a night of triumph and recognition for the celebrated stars, is a culmination of months of planning and consultation between StarHub and TVB. More importantly, it signifies the exceptional friendship between the two companies,” expressed Mr Lau.
“The awards ceremony this year features many firsts. It is the first time that the artistes were given free rein to speak in Mandarin or Cantonese, allowing the artistes to better express themselves. It marks the first time we are bestowing the commemorative SG50: Star of the Stars Awards. It is also the first time that TVB joins us in celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday. We are awed by TVB’s unconditional support in the events leading to StarHub TVB Awards 2015 and look forward to achieving more firsts together!” added Mr Lau.
Mr Peter Au, Assistant General Manager of TVBI, commented, "The StarHub TVB Awards 2015 is yet another wonderful accomplishment that we have achieved together with StarHub. This year has been especially meaningful for us as we joined StarHub in celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday with the local fans. The past twenty-three years with StarHub in entertaining our loyal Singaporean audiences have been an amazing and truly rewarding journey. We thank StarHub for its utmost commitment to this partnership and look forward to many more good years together!”
Viewers can catch a telecast of the StarHub TVB Awards 2015 a week later on 31 October via TVB First (StarHub TV Channel 860) in its original languages. The production will also be made available in Mandarin on VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) and E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) on 7 November and 14 November respectively.
The StarHub TVB Awards 2015 is presented by BottomSlim and Tokyo Bust Express, in partnership with MBS. Co-sponsors include LG Mobile and Systema, together with returning sponsors Mitsubishi Electric and Xragon.