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17 December 2007 | 05:27 pm
Star Awards full of surprises

Dec 17, 2007

By Hong Xinyi

DESPITE the considerable hype about a new generation of TV idols, it was the veterans rather than sweet young things who stole the show at this year’s Star Awards.

The annual ceremony honours MediaCorp TV’s top thespians and most popular stars, and took place last night at the Caldecott Hill TV Theatre.

‘Tomorrow is supposed to be the day the seven princesses officially take their thrones,’ said host Quan Yifeng jokingly at the beginning of the show.

She was referring to the seven starlets anointed by the Chinese press as the next leading ladies of the station: Jesseca Liu, Felicia Chin, Joanne Peh, Rui En, Fiona Xie, Dawn Yeoh and Jeanette Aw.

But only three of them – Liu, Chin, and Rui En – made it into the coveted Top 10 list of Most Popular Female Artistes, compared to five last year.

Instead, it was more seasoned actresses like Vivian Lai, Huang Biren, Quan and Xiang Yun who made up the rest of the Top 10.

‘Sorry I’m fighting for a place with the princesses,’ quipped an elated Lai, 30, after she received her award.

Source: The Straits Times

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