Star Awards 2018 Nominations Revealed!

Did any of your fave stars miss out on a nomination?

It’s Star Awards season once again. And this year, it’s not so much about who’s in as compared to who’s out. After seven consecutive Best Actress noms (and two Best Actress wins), Rui Enwho starred in Have A Little Faith, is MIA from this year’s Best Actress list. Does that mean the actress will be a no-show at this year’s Star Awards? 

Other notable names missing from this year’s list: Aloysius Pang and Andie Chen. The latter earned nods in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor category last year. As compared to previous Star Awards, this year’s awards will open up nominations to non-Mediacorp artistes to recognise the contributions to local television more broadly.

Now, for the contenders. It’s a good year for Carrie Wong and Paige Chua who score their first Best Actress nom this year. They will be going head-to-head with usual suspects Zoe Tay, Rebecca Lim and Chen Liping. Elsewhere, Desmond Tan also scores his first Best Actor nom for his role in army-themed When Duty Calls.  The drama's eight nominations is the most for any drama. Other first-timers in the Best Supporting Actor/Actress category are: Shane Pow, Marcus Chin and local singer-actress Chen Mei Xin. 

Best Drama Serial
Have a little Faith 
Mightiest Mother-in-Law 
My Friends from Afar 
When Duty Calls 
While We Are Young 

Best Actor
Desmond Tan – When Duty Calls 
Pierre Png – When Duty Calls 
Romeo Tan – Life Less Ordinary 
Shaun Chen – My Friends from Afar
Zhang Zhenhuan – Home Truly 

Best Actress 
Carrie Wong – My Friends from Afar 
Chen Liping – Mightiest Mother-in-Law 
Paige Chua – Mightiest Mother-in-Law 
Rebecca Lim – The Lead 
Zoe Tay – While We Are Young 

Best Supporting Actor 
Brandon Wong – My Friends from Afar 
Chen Hanwei – The Lead
Chen Shucheng – Home Truly 
Marcus Chin – Have a Little Faith 
Shane Pow – When Duty Calls 

Best Supporting Actress 
Aileen Tan – Have a Little Faith 
Bonnie Loo – Mightiest Mother-in-Law 
Kym Ng – When Duty Calls 
Mei Xin – When Duty Calls 
Sheila Sim – 118 II

Best Variety Programme 
Ah Ma Can Cook 
I Love You Mum Challenge – A Gift for Mum 
Oh My Heroes!
Take a Break!
The Love97.2 Breakfast Quartet

Best Info-Ed Programme 
Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 
Little Maestros 
National Flavours 
Tuesday Report: #myconnectionsg 

Best Newcomer Award
Chantalle Ng – While We Are Young 
Hazelle Teo – Dear DJ 
He Yingying – 118 II
Richie Koh – When Duty Calls
Zong Zijie – While We Are Young 

Best Evergreen Artiste Award 
Chen Shucheng 
Hong Huifang 
Marcus Chin 
Xiang Yun 
Zhu Houren 

Best Programme Host 
Felicia Chin – Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 
Guo Liang – Voices 
Kym Ng – Ah Ma Can Cook 
Lee Teng – Fixer 
Quan Yifeng – Unique Lodging 

Young Talent Award 
Damien Teo – The Lead 
Isabel Yamada – The Lead 
Tay Kay Zer Cruz – Home Truly 
Toh Xin Hui – My Friends From Afar
Violet Raine Ong Yong Zhen – Mightiest Mother-in-Law 

Best Theme Song 
Dear DJ – ‘Shi Ai Ah, Ha Li’ performed by The Freshman 
Dream Coder – ‘Wei Meng Xiang Shan Yao’ performed by Derrick Hoh 
Life Less Ordinary – ‘Xiao Ren Wu Xiang Qian Chong’ performed by the cast 
The Lead – ‘Chu Zhong’ performed by Tay Ping Hui 
When Duty Calls – ‘Yi Gang Ke Gang’ performed by Desmond Ng and Kenny Khoo 

Catch Star Awards 2018 on April 22, Sunday, 7pm, Ch 8. It will be followed by Star Awards 2018 – Post Show Party at 10.30pm.

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