Things were a little different, to say the least, at the media conference announcing the nominees for the Star Awards 2021 Top 20 Most Popular Male and Female Artistes yesterday afternoon (Mar 9).

For starters, a total of 60 names — instead of the usual 40 — were revealed, making it the first time so many people will be vying for a coveted spot in the Top 10 (thus making the competition more intense).

Then there was the event itself, which was live-streamed online from two separate stages in accordance with safe distancing measures. The artistes who attended were divided into two different groups and came out to share their thoughts in teams of no more than four people, while staying a responsible arms’ length or so apart from each other.

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