Star Awards 2022 nominations are out; Chen Hanwei serving as host for first time

Chen Han Wei at Star Awards held at Changi Airport on 18 April 2021. (Photo: Mediacorp)
Chen Han Wei at Star Awards held at Changi Airport on 18 April 2021. (Photo: Mediacorp)

SINGAPORE – The nominations for Star Awards 2022 are out – check out the full list of nominees below.

In a surprise move, actor Chen Hanwei was named as the main host of this year's Star Awards show.

This will be Chen's first time as a solo anchor host for an awards ceremony. He happens to be up for the Best Actor category this year, too.

The annual local Chinese showbiz awards will be held at The Theatre at Mediacorp on 24 April.

Last year's show was held at Changi Airport, while the ceremony was cancelled altogether in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a featurette video in which the Star Awards producers revealed to Chen that they had chosen him to be the host, the actor said he was nervous but would rise up to the challenge.

"When I was a contender for the Top 10 Most Popular Artistes awards, I got really upset when the hosts teased us. Now it's payback time. Viewers should find it funny, because I know the actors well, so I'll be able to tease them," Chen said.

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The red carpet segment this year will feature a gigantic Zoom wall where fans will be invited to dial in to interact with their favourite artistes.

In another first, this year's awards will feature a special robot escort – the locally produced LeoBot, which will deliver the trophies to award winners.

The Mandarin language showbiz awards will be broadcast live on Channel 8 and Channel U.

It will also be streamed live on MeWatch and the Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube channel.

The red carpet segment, Walk of Fame, will begin at 5.00pm.

The Star Awards ceremony will begin at 7.00pm.

A seven-hour Backstage Live commentary marathon, a new segment which was introduced at last year's Star Awards, will begin at 3.30pm. The Backstage Live event will only be available on MeWatch and Mediacorp Entertainment's YouTube channel.

More information can be found on Mediacorp's Star Awards website.

Star Awards 2022 Nominees

Best Actor

Chen Hanwei – Recipe of Life

Desmond Tan – Key Witness

Jeremy Chan – Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost (卧虎藏鬼)

Romeo Tan – Soul Old Yet So Young

Xu Bin – My Star Bride

Best Actress

Chantalle Ng – My Star Bride

Huang Biren – Recipe of Life

Jesseca Liu – Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost

Joanne Peh – Mind Jumper

Ya Hui – CTRL

Best Supporting Actor

Chew Chor Meng – The Heartland Hero

James Seah – Key Witness (关键证人)

Jeffrey Xu – The Takedown

Zhang Ze Tong – Key Witness

Zhu Hou Ren – My Star Bride

Best Supporting Actress

Bonnie Loo – Key Witness

Cynthia Koh – My Star Bride

Lin Mei Jiao – My Star Bride

Lina Ng – Key Witness

Rui En – The Heartland Hero

Best Programme Host (Entertainment & Infotainment)

Desmond Ng – Curious City

Guo Liang – The Inner Circle

Ke Le – Curious City

Kym Ng – Old Taste Detective

Quan Yi Fong – Hear U Out

Evergreen Artiste Award

Chen Shu Cheng

Lin Mei Jiao

Wang Yu Qing

Xiang Yun

Zhu Hou Ren

Young Talent Award

Alfred Ong – Key Witness

Cana Yu – My Mini-Me and Me

Goh Wee Ann – The Heartland Hero

Nathaniel Ng – iKid, You Not!

Zemily Leaw – The Peculiar Pawnbroker

Best Drama Serial

Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost

Mind Jumper

My Star Bride

Soul Old Yet So Young

The Takedown

Best Entertainment Programme

Crème De La Crème

Curious City

Hear U Out

The Inner Circle

Towkay, Take a Break

Best Entertainment Special Programme

Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2021

River Hongbao 2021

Star Awards 2021 - Awards Ceremony

Star Awards 2021 - Backstage Live

Star Awards 2021 - Walk Of Fame

Best Infotainment Programme

Cooking For A Cause

Faces of Asia

One In A Thousand

Tuesday Report: The Towkays S3

We Came This Far

Best Short-form Drama Serial

321 Action!

iKid, You Not!

Mr Zhou's Ghost Stories@Job Haunting

The Amazing Showman


Best Short-form Entertainment Programme


Dare to Try

Hello Big Shots!

Storyteller Behind The Wheels

Superman Juniors

Best Theme Song

Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost - 乱掉 (Luan Diao) performed by Jeremy Chan

CTRL - 反话 (Fan Hua) performed by Alfred Sim

Key Witness - 你的呼唤 (Ni De Hu Huan) performed by AL4HA

Live Your Dreams - 是谁 (Shi Shui) performed by Chantalle Ng, Tasha Low, Ferlyn Wong, Abigail, and Latonia Tay

My Star Bride - 温习 (Wen Xi) performed by Jocie Guo

Best Radio Programme 最佳电台节目

The DAKA Show – YES 933

Mr Zhou's Ghost Stories – LOVE 972

The Breakfast Quartet – LOVE 972

The Shuang & Kunz Show – YES 933

Wake-up Call – CAPITAL 958

Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes

Not announced yet

Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes

Not announced yet

All-Time Favourite Artiste Award

Not announced yet

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