Here are the nominees for the 2018 Star Awards

Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes. L-R: Kym Ng, Ya Hui, Jayley Woo, Jesseca Liu, Carrie Wong, Paige Chua, Tong Bing Yu, Sora Ma Yi Xuan, Felicia Chin, Rebecca Lim. (Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

The annual “Oscars” for Singapore’s Mandarin television industry will return on 22 April at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp.

This year will see about 60 nominations across at least 10 categories, with stars Desmond Tan and Pierre Png as well as Zoe Tay and Rebecca Lim being nominated for Best Actor and Actress, respectively.

Not forgetting the most popular artiste category, the 24th Star Awards will also see the return of the “Top Ten Most Popular Male/Female Artiste” award, which uses a voting system.

The full nomination list is as follows:

Best Actor:

Desmond Tan for “When Duty Calls”
Pierre Png for “When Duty Calls”
Romeo Tan for “Life Less Ordinary”
Shaun Chen for “My Friends from Afar”
Zhang Zhen Huan for “Home Truly”

Best Actress:

Carrie Wong for “My Friends from Afar”
Chen Li Ping for “Mightiest Mother-in-Law”
Rebecca Lim for “The Lead”
Zoe Tay for “While We Are Young”

Best Supporting Actor

Brandon Wong for “My Friends from Afar”
Chen Han Wei for “The Lead”
Chen Shu Cheng for “Home Truly”
Marcus Chin for “Have a Little Faith
Shane Pow for “When Duty Calls”

Best Supporting Actress

Aileen Tan for “Have a Little Faith”
Bonnie Loo for “Mightiest Mother-in-Law”
Kym Ng for “When Duty Calls”
Mei Xin for “When Duty Calls”
Sheila Sim for “118 II”

Best Programme Host (Variety, Info-Ed & Infotainment)

Felicia Chin for “Going Miles, Spreading Smiles”
Guo Liang for “Voices”
Kym Ng for “Ah Ma Can Cook”
Lee Teng for “Fixer”
Quan Yi Fong for “Unique Lodging”

Evergreen Artiste Award

Chen Shu Cheng
Hong Hui Fang
Marcus Chin
Xiang Yun
Zhu Hou Ren

Best Newcomer Award

Chantelle Ng for “While We Are Young”
Hazelle Teo for “Dear DJ”
He Ying Ying for “118 II”
Richie Koh for “When Duty Calls”
Zong Zi Jie for “While We Are Young”

Young Talent Award

Damien Teo for “The Lead”
Isabel Yamanda for “The Lead”
Tay Kay Zer Cruz for “Home Truly”
Toh Xin Hui for “My Friends from Afar”
Violet Raine Ong Yong for “Mightiest Mother-in-Law”

Best Drama Serial

Have a Little Faith
Mightiest Mother-in-Law
My Friends from Afar
When Duty Calls
While We Are Young

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

Fixer
Going Miles, Spreading Smiles
Little Maestros
National Flavours
Tuesday Report: #myconnectionsg

Best Theme Song

Dear DJ
Dream Coder
Life Less Ordinary
The Lead
When Duty Calls

This year’s Star Awards will be aired live on Channel 8 and Toggle from 7pm to 10pm.

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