The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel many of our plans last year.
Personally, I had to cancel all my holidays abroad and was unable to break my 2019 record of most bubble teas consumed monthly.
The pandemic also forced many organisations to cancel large-scale events like award shows, as it involves a great number of people crowded together in a enclosed venue for hours.
One such event was the Star Awards 2021, which was supposed to be held on 26 April last year but was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Well, if you’ve missed seeing all your favourite local celebrities, I’ve got good news for you.
Star Awards 2021 Will Be Held on 18 Apr 2021; Will Take Place at Changi Airport T4 & Jewel Changi Airport
The Star Awards 2021 will go on as planned and will be held at Changi Airport.
The six-and-a-half hour long show will take place at Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) and Jewel Changi Airport on 18 April 2021.
For the first time in the show’s history, organiser Mediacorp will be working together with Changi Airport Group, Jewel Changi Airport, and Singapore Airlines (SIA) to present the awards show.
Fans can first catch the behind-the-scene preparations starting from 3:30pm at the T4 Heritage Zone. These include interviews with the stars themselves, backstage happenings, a livestream of the main ceremony, and more.
There will next be a Walk of Fame at 5:00pm, where celebs can strut their stuff on a new runway and show off their glitzy outfits. This time however, they’ll be walking on a different runway: the Changi Airport tarmac in front of a SIA Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Finally, the main event of the night will be the awards ceremony at 7:00pm. According to The Straits Times, the awards ceremony will be held against the backdrop of the Shiseido Forest Valley and the HSBC Rain Vortex at Jewel, as well as at four locations across T4.
Since last year’s show was cancelled, this year’s Star Awards will combine the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies.
New Awards, More Nominees
A total of 20 awards will be presented at Star Awards 2021, including a newly-added award called the Best Radio Programme.
In addition, the number of nominees will be increased to seven for most award categories up from five, as the organisers have to take the nominees for the 2020 ceremony into account as well.
Here are all the awards that will be presented this year:
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Drama Serial
- Best Short-form Drama Serial
- Best Entertainment Programme
- Best Short-form Entertainment Programme
- Best Entertainment Special Programme
- Best Infotainment Programme
- Young Talent Award
- Best Newcomer Award
- Bioskin Most Charismatic Award Bioskin
- Evergreen Artiste Award
- Best Programme Host
- Best Theme Song
- Best Radio Programme
- Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
- Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
- All-time Favourite Artiste Award
This star-studded night will become even more bling with several other hotshots set to make their appearances, both in real life and virtually. Hosted by Guo Liang and Quan Yifeng, the Star Awards 2021 will feature both local and overseas celebrities.
Joanna Dong and Hong Kong singer-actress Gigi Leung will be performing, with the latter doing so virtually.
Prize presenters include some big names like Fann Wong, Jeanette Aw, and Mark Lee. They will be accompanied “live” by Ella Chen, Kevin Tsai, Matilda Tao, James Wen, Lau Dan, Gordon Lam, Sandra Ng, Chung Hsin-ling, and Lawrence Cheng.
How, you ask? Why, from satellite studios in Hong Kong and Taiwan!
Angeline Poh, Chief Customer and Corporate Development Officer of Mediacorp said, “We are proud to bring together four national brands through Star Awards 2021. This ground-breaking partnership will deliver a star-studded spectacular that combines the glitz of the awards with the glamour of travel in a grand celebration of the local Chinese entertainment industry.”
Other partner organisers of this year’s Star Awards also chipped in with their own comments.
“Changi Airport is happy to partner with Mediacorp to present Star Awards 2021,” expressed Jayson Goh, Managing Director of Airport Operations Management, Changi Airport Group. “We hope to show our support for local talent in the entertainment industry, who share our mission in creating memorable experiences.”
Lau Huiling, General Manager Brand and Marketing of Singapore Airlines, also commented, “This year’s setting features our iconic and equally beloved Singapore Airlines aircraft, helping us to once again connect with Singapore public during this time and tell them that we are ready to welcome them on board as international travel gradually resumes.”
So, who do you hope will win the Best Actor and Actress award this year? You can check out all the nominees here. If you’d like to know some cool things about the Top 10 Artistes for this year’s Star Awards, click here.
Most importantly, if you want to vote for your favourite actors and actresses, click here!
Feature Image: Mediacorp