Apart from the Best Actor and Best Actress award category presented last night, the next highly-anticipated award category belonged to the Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female artistes award. It was no surprise that shoo-ins like Dai Yangtian, Elvin Ng, Qi Yuwu, Tay Pinghui, Felicia Chin, Jeanette Aw, Joanne Peh, and Rui En bagged an award each.
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Rui En, Felicia Chin and Jesseca Liu lend their glamour to the glitzy red carpet.
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It’s the time of the year again where Caldecott Hill’s artistes are lined-up and ranked against each other like a High School popularity contest. From the popular ‘it’ crowd, to the mediocre folks, and of course, the underdogs.
In the second installment of our three-part Star Awards winners’ prediction stories for Caldecott Hill’s glitziest event of the year, we turn to our trusty crystal ball, yet again, for some hint on the obvious shoo-ins and promising dark horses in the Top 20 Male and Female Most Popular Artistes awards at the upcoming Star Awards Show 2 this Sunday.
Judging by forces of nature, and by that we mean size of fan base and mass appeal, we easily identify the shoo-in winners of this award category. It’s a no-brainer, folks. Like High School footballers and cheerleaders, these studs and princesses encompass the entire package: charming, good-looking, winning personalities… Plus we figured, a loyal following of fans completes the winning formula.
The Top 20 Most Popular Male and Female Artiste Award is a voting game driven by the masses, reinforced by 50% public surveys, and semi-ruled by a simple mechanism, the voting hotline.
Popularity always works and hard work prevails, but don’t forget, there will always be the omnipresence of unexpected underdogs. What’s an awards ceremony without some spice and excitement?
Bring it on!
Our take on the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes:
On the winning pedestal: Jeanette Aw, Felicia Chin, Rui En, and Joanne Peh
With the seven princesses now whittled down to the formidable four, there’s no showing in weaker star power or lost of appeal amongst fans.
The trio’s (Jeanette, Felicia, and Rui En) ardent fans put on such a strong resistance against fellow competitors during voting of Most Favourite Female Character (in the Star Awards Show 1) and took up three out of the coveted five final spots. A legion of fans? You betcha. Guaranteed spots? No doubt about it.
As for the newly-crowned media darling, Joanne, she has got the best of both worlds — fans and media — on her side. Coupled with her current exposure on the 7pm slot in the ongoing megadrama series Your Hand In Mine, she’s a sure shoo-in at this Sunday’s awards ceremony.
The ‘Cool Princess’ hopes fans will exercise self-control and won’t spend too much money on her
Text and Photos: Tan Thiam Peng
Video: Alan Yong
It’s common knowledge, but the ice-cool Rui En has made it almost her battle cry these days.
She doesn’t care very much for awards.
In an exclusive interview with xinmsn, the actress pleaded with fans to not shell out too much when they vote for her.
On her loss in the Favourite Female Character category last Sunday and being in the running (again) for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes this weekend, the 29-year-old said, “I just feel for the fans who voted. I don’t care much about awards.
“I hope the fans know their limits. Please don’t spend too much. I feel guilty.”
Voting for Most Popular Artistes are conducted via telepoll which is chargeable; while the online voting for last Sunday’s Favourite Female Character was free but fans could only cast a single vote each day.
Famed for her wide fan base despite a nonchalant reputation, Rui En did not feel sorry for the loss but sounded earnest in her reply, “I knew Jeanette Aw would win. She’s very popular!”
The sometime singer, who has collaborated with Asian superstar Jay Chou on more than one occasion, is an anomaly in the local acting scene. Despite multiple roles over the years and being regarded as a fine actress, the Hype Records artiste has never been nominated for an acting award.
After wrapping up another leading role in the upcoming Channel 8 drama With You, Rui En yesterday attended the lensing ceremony for the new cop drama Unriddle. Other artistes in attendance included Tay Ping Hui, Chen Liping, Kola Zhou, Joshua Ang, Andie Chen, Priscelia Chan, Paige Chua and Rayson Tan.
In it, she plays police detective Hu Xiaoman, whom she described as “cold-blooded, unfeeling, and like a predator.”
The Nanyang Technological University business grad said, “[Xiaoman] believes that to catch ruthless criminals, one has to be ruthless, even if she’s a cop.”
She added that she herself firmly agrees with the character’s attitude to nabbing crooks and thinks in real life police should do all they can too, whatever it takes.
The actress also expressed her delight at the opportunity to star – not for the first time – as a cop.
“Maybe because I didn’t play enough when I was young,” Rui En, who is an only child of divorced parents, joked, “so now that I can play police-and-thief, I love it.”
To prepare for a role that would inevitably require her to get into shape for action scenes, the reigning ice queen has been working out at the gym – for the first time in her life – thrice a week on average.
That’s hard to imagine, considering Rui En has always been known for her svelte figure.
She continued, “I started running again. I like running,” which brought out a chuckle from this reporter, whose mind travelled back to 2001 when Rui En was talent-spotted as the iconic ‘running girl’ in a SingTel ad.
Now that Zoe Tay has quit the show citing “personal reasons” but rumoured to be pregnant with her third child, and replaced by another veteran Chen Liping, what are Rui En’s thoughts on this?
“[Zoe] made the right choice. She should take care. Go give birth safely. I wish her good health.”
Wait, is she spilling the beans on something we don’t yet know?
Rui En was quick to correct herself: what she knows is what’s reported in the media.
Watch her video here!
Unriddle is tentatively scheduled to air in August on Channel 8.
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Check out the best looks on female starlets from Caldecott Hill’s Star Awards Show 1
The entire getup: Gucci Spring 2010 RTW
Rui En lives up to her rocker chick persona in this sleek Gucci suit piece with material fusing and interesting-cut embellishments on the sides. Her strappy platform sandals and sleek ponytail hairdo perfects the femme fetale look. Definitely one of our favourite looks for the night.
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Hot off the press: Media Darling Joanne Peh edges back into the hot spot leaving Jesseca Liu out of the running in the Top 20 Most Popular Artistes
We saw it coming the moment she received her Media Darling accolade. You see, it’s obvious that the media-savvy actress Joanne Peh isn’t just well-liked by the media; her ardent fans have been busy, it seems, letting their fingers do the talking ever since the last year’s Best Actress was shockingly dropped out in the earlier round of Top 10 leading female artistes votes.
And this, at the expense of actress Jesseca Liu, who’s regrettably booted out in what was to be her last Star Awards nomination this year – the Malaysian beauty is leaving the industry once her contract runs out in May.
暂时领先的女艺人 Female Artistes Currently Leading
Belinda Lee 李心钰
Felicia Chin 陈靓瑄
Jeanette Aw 欧萱
Jin Yin Ji 金银姬
Joanne Peh 白薇秀
Michelle Chia 谢韵仪
Rui En 瑞恩 1900-112-2031
Vivian Lai 赖怡伶
Xiang Yun 向云
Yvonne Lim 林湘萍
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Jeanette Aw’s genteel, steely and headstrong character, Yao Jianhong, from megadrama series, Together, proved to be no pushover to Rui En’s legion of fans, Felicia Chin’s threatening triple nomination (Sun Min in The Ultimatum, Apple Hong in Baby Bonus, and Tao Haitong in Love Blossoms II) and Aunty Lucy’s effervescent “so embarrassing” personality.
Although fellow competitor Felicia Chin could not be reached for a comment at press time, Rui En was all cool and smiles on Jeanette’s win as she said, “I’m really okay with it. I expected Jeanette to win earlier on.”
在昨晚8时左右公布的暂时领先名单中，他们3人各占一席，其余的是《女皇本色》Aunty Lucy（周崇庆）和《一切完美2》吴晓莉 （郑荔分）。
Auntie Lucy (周崇庆) 《女王本色》
黄丽萍 (陈靓瑄) 《添丁发财》
陶海桐(陈靓瑄) 《心花朵朵开 II》
吴晓莉 (郑荔分） 《一切完美2》
黑马：林佳琪(瑞恩)《未来不是梦》、黄丽萍 (陈靓瑄) 《添丁发财》
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