It was indeed at star-studded event at the Star Media Awards on Sunday (April 24). With surprise wins as well as predictable ones. The glittering event saw Lin Meijjao walk away with the Best Supporting Actress Award for My Star Bride while her daughter Chantalle Ng picked up a trophy for the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes.
My Star Bride also won the Best Drama Serial and Best Theme Song. Senior actress, Lin, 58 who plays the role of the disapproving mother-in-law in the series was teary-eyed and dedicated her win to her late mother who passed away in September 2021. She was 80 years old.
Lin’s daughter Ng also spoke about her mother’s win.
“I really want to congratulate my mum. I was more moved than if I had gotten an award. I really love her and feel so proud of her. I believe she’s also proud of me,” she said of her mother’s win.
When Lin won the award it was a camera-worthy moment as her daughter Ng and co-star Cynthia Koh were both crying tears of joy. It was a touching moment to see her co-star Koh, who was vying for the same award rooting for her.
Meanwhile actor Brandon Wong was recognized for being both a hero and a villain. The 50-year-old was officially named the Most Hated Villain as part of the new My Pick! Category. Later in the evening he also won Top 10 Most Popular Male coming in at number 10. Wong said he had waited 27 years to win his first Top 10 award.
“I’m worried that I’ll have to wait another 27 years for my second award,” Wong had said in his acceptance speech.
Host Chen Hanwei also received the Best Actor award for Recipe of Life.
The Best Actress award went to Huang Biren for Recipe of Life.
Other notable awards included Felicia Chin’s win as she walked away with the 10th Most Popular Female Artiste award after being cold shouldered last year.
Star Awards 2022 Award Winners
Best Actress: Huang Biren (Recipe Of Life)
Best Actor: Chan Hanwei (Recipe of Life)
Best Programme Host: (Entertainment & Infotainment) Quah Yifeng (Hear U Out S2)
Best Drama Serial: My Star Bride
All-Time Favourite Artistes: Dennis Chew and Zheng Geping
Best Supporting Actress: Lin Meijjao (My Star Bride)
Best Supporting Actor: Jeffrey Xu (The Takedown)
Evergreen Artiste Award: Xiang Yun
Young Talent Award: Goh Wee Ann (The Heartland Hero)
Best Theme Song: My Star Bride-Wen Xi, performed by Jocie Guo
Best Radio Programme: LOVE 972 – The Breakfast Quartet
Best Entertainment Special Programme: Star Awards 2021-Awards Ceremony.
Best Entertainment Programme: The Inner Circle
Best Infotainment Programme: Cooking for a Cause
Best Short-form Entertainment Programme: Storyteller Behind the Wheels
Best Short-form Drama Series: My Zhou’s Ghost Stories@Job Haunting
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Desmond Tan, Romeo Tan, Lee Teng, Shaun Chen, Ben Yeo, Pierre Png, Marcus Chin, Guo Liang, Xu Bin, Brandon Wong.
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
Paige Chua, Ya Hui, Jesseca Liu, Yvonne Lim, Rebecca Lim, Carrie Wong, Hong Ling, Cynthia Koh, Felicia Chin, Chantalle Ng.
My Pick! Awards
Favourite CP: Chantalle Ng and Xu Bin
Male Show Stealer: Xu Bin
Female Show Stealer: Chantalle Ng
Most Hated Villain: Brandon Wong
Perfect Combo: Chen Biyu, Dennis Chew, Marcus Chin, Mark Lee, (Yu Jian Huang Chong Weekend Edition)
Most Attention-grabbing New Gen Host: Herman Keh