SINGAPORE: Nominees of the 2017 Star Awards and other Mediacorp celebrities strutted their stuff on the black carpet on Sunday (Apr 16) evening ahead of the annual awards show recognising the best and brightest of local Mandarin television.
Regional stars such as Korean actor Jang Hyuk, Korean girl band f(x) member and actress Krystal Jung, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko and Hong Kong's Bowie Lam, were also in attendance with several taking part in the awards presentation.
Korean girl group f(x) member Krystal Jung (left) and actor Jang Hyuk (right) on the black carpet ahead of the 2017 Star Awards in Singapore. (Photo: Toggle)
The big winners of the night were Zoe Tay and Chen Hanwei, who took home the Best Actress and Actor awards respectively. The main buzz around this year's event had been around the Queen of Mediacorp, who last won the award in 1996 for her role in The Golden Pillow.
Rui En was also nominated, for her role as an unhappy housewife in If Only I Could - a part she was said to have gained a lot of weight for.
Chen Hanwei's Best Actor trophy was his fifth, after his performance in Hero, which also won Best Drama Serial.
Romeo Tan (The Dream Job) and Aileen Tan (Hero) were given the Best Supporting Actor and Actress award respectively, while veteran actress Xiang Yun, was honoured with the Best Evergreen Artiste Award.
Quan Yifong (Markets in Asia) won Best Programme Host, as well as this year's All-Time Favourite Artiste award alongside Elvin Ng and Joanne Peh.
Here is the list of nominees for this year's main categories:
Rui En (far left) and Andie Chen (far right) - nominees for some of the evening's top honours - pose for pictures with Chen's son ahead of the 2017 Star Awards. (Photo: Toggle)
Andie Chen (If Only I Could)
Chen Hanwei (The Gentlemen)
Pierre Png (The Gentlemen)
Zhang Zhen Huan (The Dream Job)
Shaun Chen (Hero)
Best Actress nominee Zoe Tay arrives at the black carpet with Chen Hanwei, who's also up for an award for his role in The Gentlemen. (Photo: Toggle)
Jeanette Aw (The Dream Job)
Jesseca Liu (Hero)
Rebecca Lim (You Can Be An Angel 2)
Rui En (If Only I Could)
Zoe Tay (You Can Be An Angel 2)
BEST DRAMA SERIAL
The Dream Job
You Can Be An Angel 2
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andie Chen (Hero)
Chen Shu Cheng (Fire Up)
Ian Fang (The Dream Job)
Jeffrey Xu (Peace & Prosperity)
Romeo Tan (The Dream Job)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Aileen Tan (Hero)
Bonnie Loo (Hero)
Paige Chua (Hero)
Pan Ling Ling (Hero)
Ya Hui (House of Fortune)
BEST EVERGREEN ARTISTE
Veteran actress Xiang Yun is up for the Best Evergreen Artiste award. (Photo: Xiang Yun's Facebook page)
Chen Shu Cheng
Hong Hui Fang