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Andie Chen Isn’t The Only Actor Who Didn't Win An Acting Award After 10 Years In Showbiz

Guess who waited 41 years?

At the recent Star Awards, hot fave Andie Chen lost out on both the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards to Chen Hanwei and Romeo Tan respectively. In a recent exclusive interview with 8 DAYS, the 31-year-old actor told us that he's "heartbroken" about going home empty-handed, especially after a decade in showbiz. But if you look at Star Awards history, waiting more than a decade to be finally rewarded with an acting accolade is not uncommon at all. Heck, one showbiz icon even waited for four decades. So Andie, just hang in there. Don't deprive your fans of your presence on Ch 8. Good things come to those who wait. 


CHEN SHUCHENG
Started acting in... 1971
Waited: 41 years to win Best Supporting Actor in 2012 (nominated 6 times in that category, and once for Best Actor)


PAN LING LING
Started acting in... 
1988
Waited: 23 years to win Best Supporting Actress in 2011 (no previous nominations in that category)


ZOE TAY
Started acting in...
 1988
Zoe was nominated for Best Actress in 1995, and won in 1996.
Waited: 21 years to win Best Actress again this year (between 1997 to 2017, she was nominated for Best Actress 9 times)


TERENCE CAO
Started acting in... 
1990
Waited: 21 years to win Best Supporting Actor in 2011 (he has been nominated for Best Actor 6 times)


ZHU HOUREN
Started acting in... 
1989
Waited: 21 years to win Best Supporting Actor in 2010 (nominated 5 times in that category, and once for Best Actor)


ZHENG GEPING
Started acting in... 1987
Waited: 20 years to win Best Actor in 2007 (nominated for Best Supporting Actor 4 times)
 


AILEEN TAN
Started acting in...
 1988
She won Best Actress in 2001 after being nominated in that category 4 times.
Waited: Another 16 years to win Best Supporting Actress this year (between 2002 to 2017, she was nominated 3 times in that category, and twice for Best Actress)



JEANETTE AW
Started acting in... 2001
Waited: 15 years to win Best Actress in 2016 (nominated 7 times in that category)


TAY PING HUI
Started acting in...
 1998
He won Best Supporting Actor in 1999.
Waited: 14 years to win Best Actor in 2012 (nominated 8 times in that category)


SHAUN CHEN
Started acting in... 
2003
Waited: 12 years to win Best Actor in 2015 (nominated twice in that category, and twice for Best Supporting Actor)


CONSTANCE SONG
Started acting in... 
1998
Waited: 12 years to win Best Supporting Actress in 2010 (nominated twice in that category)


VIVIAN LAI
Started acting in... 
2000
Waited: 12 years to win Best Supporting Actress in 2012 (nominated 3 times in that category)

And here are the stars who have never won an acting award:


RAYSON TAN
Started acting in... 
1991 (26 years)
No. of nominations for Best Supporting Actor: 4


THOMAS ONG
Started acting in...
 1994 (23 years)
No. of nominations for Best Actor: 2


BRANDON WONG
Started acting in... 
1995 (22 years)
No. of nominations for Best Supporting Actor: 2
No. of nominations for Best Actor: 1


FELICIA CHIN
Started acting in...
 2003 (14 years)
No. of nominations for Best Supporting Actress: 1
No. of nominations for Best Actress: 2


ELVIN NG
Started acting in... 
2005 (12 years)
No. of nominations for Best Actor: 2

This story has been updated. 

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