Chen Shucheng was dressed for success. His snazzy suit, embellished with bee motifs (or were those flies?), was the most stylishly youthful look the 69-year-old has sported in years. And just like that he stung the competition silly to become the biggest winner of the 2019 Star Awards. Sure, he was tipped to win Best Supporting Actor, but Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste? Who would’ve thought?
His name was the last to be announced, which meant that the producers knew it was going to be a big surprise. Emcee Quan Yifeng sure thought so. And when Cecilia Cheung announced Shucheng’s name as one of this year’s most popular actors, the entire MES Theatre broke out in rapturous cheers. It was, believe it or not, his first Top 10 award ever.