Star Awards 2006

Star Awards 2006 is a television awards ceremony telecast in 2006 as part of the annual Star Awards organised by MediaCorp for MediaCorp TV Channel 8. The ceremony, alongside the Walk-of-fame and the Post-show party, were held on 10 December 2006 in Singapore and was hosted by Guo Liang and Taiwanese host Patty Hou.

Star Awards 2006
红星大奖2006
Date10 December 2006
LocationSt James Power Station
CountrySingapore
Hosted byGuo Liang (Ceremony)
Patty Hou (Ceremony)
Dasmond Koh (Prelude and Post-show)
Christina Lin (Prelude only)
Highlights
Most awardsDrama:
The Shining Star 星闪闪 (3)
Variety/Info-ed:
Home Decor Survivor 摆家乐 (2)
Most nominationsDrama:
The Shining Star 星闪闪 (7)
Variety/Info-ed:
Home Decor Survivor 摆家乐
Property Classified 吉屋出售 (2 each)
Best DramaThe Shining Star 星闪闪
Best Variety ShowHome Decor Survivor 摆家乐
Best ActorLi Nanxing 李南星
Best ActressIvy Lee 李锦梅
All-time Favourite ArtisteChen Liping 陈莉萍
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMediaCorp Channel 8
MediaCorp Channel U (Post-show)
Runtime180 mins (both presentations)
60 mins (Post-show)
30 mins (Prelude)

This year saw precedents in Star Awards history: it was the second ceremony in Star Awards history that the ceremony was held outside the Caldecott Hill since the 1996 ceremony, where it was instead held on a pub at St James Power Station (a pub near VivoCity); it was also the first Star Awards ceremony (of the only seven) to be awarded the Best Variety Special in 2007.

Winners and nominees

Unless otherwise stated, winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.

Backstage Achievement Awards Ceremony

As like preceding ceremonies, Professional and Technical Awards were presented before the main ceremony via a clip montage due to time constraints. The lists of winners are only reflected in the table.

Best Director 最佳导演
  • Chong Liung Man 张龙敏  C.I.D. 刑警2人组
Best Screenplay 最佳剧本
Best Variety Set Design 最佳综艺布景设计
Best Variety Clothing Design 最佳综艺服装设计
  • Annie Chua Yi Jun 蔡宜君  Ren Ci Charity Show 2006 仁心慈爱照万千2006
Best Opening Title 最佳开场设计
Best Promotional Video 最佳宣传短片
  • Lim Swee Shia 林瑞霞  Its Showtime! 全民创意争霸赛
Best Variety Research Writer 最佳综艺资料撰稿
  • Kerry Soh 苏丽䣐  Campus SuperStar (Grand Finals) 校园SuperStar 2006 总决赛
Best Promotional Video 最佳宣传短片
  • Teo Kim Kee 张琴棋  Never Say Die (Finals) 永不言败 大决赛
Best News Story 最佳新闻报道
Best Current Affairs Story 最佳时事报道
  • Focus 焦点  Gao Xingjian Experience in Paris 高行健巴黎接触

Main Ceremony

Best Drama Serial 最佳电视剧
Best Variety Programme 最佳综艺节目
  • Home Decor Survivor 摆家乐
    • Dollar and Sense 神机妙算
    • My Star Guide 我的导游是明星
    • Property Classified 吉屋出售
    • Where the Queue Starts 排排站, 查查看
Best Variety Special 最佳综艺特备节目
  • Ren Ci Charity Show 2006 仁心慈爱照万千2006
    • Campus SuperStar (Grand Final) 校园SuperStar 2006 总决赛
    • Its Showtime! (Grand Final) 全民创意争霸赛 大决赛
    • SuperBand (Grand Final) 非常SuperBand 大决战
    • Star Idol (Grand Final) 明星偶像 大决赛
Best Info-Ed Programme 最佳资讯节目
  • Y Do You Care! 惊叹号!
    • Art Of War 孙子智慧
    • Of Rites And Rituals 我们的大日子
    • TR Report: Good Man Good Deed 2 特写:好人好事2
    • TR Report: Heirloom Recipe V 特写:家传菜5 - 异国风味
Best Actor 最佳男主角
Best Actress 最佳女主角
Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
Best Variety Show Host 最佳综艺主持人
  • Bryan Wong 王禄江  Home Decor Survivor 摆家乐
    • Mark Lee 李国煌  Property Classified 吉屋出售
    • Kym Ng 鐘琴  Love Bites 缘来就是你
    • Quan Yi Fong 权怡凤  What's Art? 什么艺思?
    • Ben Yeo 杨志龙  It's Showtime! 全民创意争霸赛
Best News / Current Affairs Presenter 最佳新闻播报/时事主持人
Young Talent Award 青苹果奖
Best Theme Song 最佳主题曲

Special Award

All Time Favourite Award

This award is a special achievement award given out to artiste(s) who have achieved a maximum of 10 popularity awards over 10 years. The award will not be presented in 2007, as there are no recipients with ten Top 10 Most Popular Male or Female Artistes award wins to allow the award to be presented that year.

All Time Favourite Artiste
超级红星
Chen Liping 陈莉萍 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2002 | 2004 | 2005

Viewership Awards

Top 10 Highest Viewership Dramas Award 十大最高收视录电视剧
  1. Love Conceirge 爱的掌门人
  2. Measure of Man 大男人小男人
  3. A Million Treasures 百万宝
  4. Women of Times 至尊红颜
  5. Love at 0°C 爱情零度C
  6. C.I.D 刑警二人组
  7. An Enchanted Life 钻石情缘
  8. The Shining Star 星闪闪
  9. The Undisclosed 迷云二十天
  10. House of Joy 欢乐满屋
Top Rated Variety Program 最高收视率综艺节目

Awards eligible for voting

Most Popular Newcomer Award 最受欢迎新人
NoteDescription
nHow many of this awards the awardee got.
10To be awarded the All-Time Favourite Artiste in the next Star Awards.
Stage:
Top 18 Top 16 Top 14 Top 12 Top 10
Telepoll lines Artist Results
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artists 十大最受欢迎男艺人
1900-112-2201 Dasmond Koh 许振荣
1900-112-2202 Julian Hee 许立桦
1900-112-2203 Kelvin Tan Weilian 陈伟联 1
1900-112-2204 Gurmit Singh 葛米星 4
1900-112-2205 Edmund Chen 陈之财 6
1900-112-2206 Terence Cao 曹国辉
1900-112-2207 Huang Wenyong 黄文永
1900-112-2208 Adrian Pang 彭耀顺
1900-112-2209 Guo Liang 郭亮
1900-112-2210 Mark Lee 李国煌 8
1900-112-2211 Elvin Ng 黄俊雄 1
1900-112-2212 Vincent Ng 翁清海 5
1900-112-2213 Chen Shucheng 陈澍承
1900-112-2214 Dennis Chew 周崇庆
1900-112-2215 Qi Yuwu 戚玉武 3
1900-112-2216 Christopher Lee 李铭顺 8
1900-112-2217 Bryan Wong 王禄江 4
1900-112-2218 Tay Ping Hui 郑斌辉 6
1900-112-2219 Chen Hanwei 陈汉玮
1900-112-2220 Marcus Chin 陈建彬
Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes 十大最受欢迎女艺人
1900-112-2221 Pan Ling Ling 潘玲玲
1900-112-2222 Joanne Peh 白薇秀
1900-112-2223 Fiona Xie 谢宛谕 2
1900-112-2224 Kym Ng 鐘琴 3
1900-112-2225 Xiang Yun 向云 7
1900-112-2226 Rui En 芮恩 2
1900-112-2227 Patricia Mok 莫小玲
1900-112-2228 Bukoh Mary 巫许玛莉
1900-112-2229 Priscelia Chan 曾诗梅
1900-112-2230 Quan Yifeng 权怡凤 2
1900-112-2231 Yvonne Lim 林湘萍
1900-112-2232 Jacelyn Tay 郑秀珍
1900-112-2233 Jesseca Liu 刘芷绚 1
1900-112-2234 Huang Biren 黄碧仁 9
1900-112-2235 Michelle Chong 庄米雪
1900-112-2236 Michelle Chia 谢韵仪 3
1900-112-2237 Jeanette Aw 欧萱 4
1900-112-2238 Ivy Lee 李锦梅
1900-112-2239 Chew Sin Huey 石欣卉
1900-112-2240 Felicia Chin 陈凤玲 1

Presenters and performers

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.

Artistes / Special guestsPresented / Performed
Angie Chiu 赵雅芝
Francis Ng 吴镇宇
Presented Best Drama Serial
Judges of Project SuperStar:
Billy Koh 许环良
Lee Wei Song 李伟菘
Li Feihui 李沸挥
Anthony Png 方钟桦
Dawn Yip 叶佩芬
Presented Best Variety Show
Anthony Bao 包小松
Tino Bao 包小柏
Presented Best Variety Special
Dylan Kuo 郭品超
Joe "Joseph" Cheng 郑元畅
Presented Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor
CEO, MediaCorp
Lucas Chow 周永强
Gave out All-Star Favourite Artiste
Mavis Hee 许美静 Presented Best Newcomer
KPMG Singapore associate
李诗莹
Gave presenter result list
Hee Theng Fong 许廷芳 Presented Best News / Current Affairs Presenter
Chi-Chien Kuo 郭子乾
Tai Chih-yuan 邰智源 (as Zhang Fei 张飞)
Presented comedic skit and Best Variety Show Host
Kong Jiu 九孔 Performed "天上人间" (as Fei Yu-ching 费玉清), "心太软" (as Richie Jen 任贤齐) and "不变的心" (as Fei) as entrance performance during comedic skit
Francis Ng 吴镇宇 Presented Best Actress
Angie Chiu 赵雅芝
Melvin Wong 黃錦燊
Presented Best Actor
Tony Sun 孫協志
Zax Wang 王仁甫 (from 5566)
Presented Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes
Nick Cheung 張家輝
Jessica Hsuan 宣萱
Presented Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes

Trivia

Prelude Episode

An eight-week half-hour series, titled Star Awards Up-close premiered on Tuesdays 8:30 pm from 17 October until 5 December, focusing on the award show leading up to the actual show on 10 December, along with presentation of 'side awards' (not an actual award). The weekly popularity results for the Top 10 Most Popular Artistes were announced as well. The series was hosted by Dasmond Koh and Christina Lin.

Nominations and wins

  • Singers Kelvin Tan, Candyce Toh and Chew Sin Huey were notable for their first nominations for the Top 10 Most Popular artiste award.
  • Newscaster Tung Soo Hua won her third consecutive "Best News Presenter" award, part of the five-win streak since she won her first award in 2004 until the category retired in 2010.

Criticism

The ceremony for Star Awards 2006 received mixed reception, however, criticisms were surfaced from the technical, camera and backstage crew, ranging from technical problems (i.e. lack of sound control, or display glitches) to management (i.e. time management and area allocation, the latter did receive complaints from the audiences watching from the mosh pit and free standing areas).

St. James Power Station, which was selected as the venue, was also criticised by viewers, citing that the venue was too small to host award ceremonies as artistes and audience were either squeezed in or forced out of the venue due to limited space. However, four other venues outside the MediaCorp Studios at Caldecott studios (1996's World Trade Centre, 2010–11's Resorts World Sentosa, 2012–13's Marina Bay Sands and 2014's Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre) were much more favourable in hosting live performances since, specifically Star Awards.

The nominations also saw controversies whereas the potential artistes, notably Aileen Tan, who had two leading roles, failed to receive nominations for both Best Actresses and the Top 10 Most Favourite artiste, in the place for singers Kelvin Tan, Candyce Toh and Chew Sin Huey, all of which were nominated for the first time. This led to outrage by Tan's detractors, who claimed that she has taken on stereotype roles, particular that of fierce, angry and constantly screaming characters too many times, which could have impacted her nomination chances.

During the award ceremony, both the acceptance speeches for Tay Ping Hui (Tay unnecessarily extended for an extended duration, causing host Bryan Wong was unable to finish his speech on time) and Huang Yiliang (Huang making remarks unsuitable for audiences) had resulted in complaints lodged by the viewers. The guest presenters were also heavily criticised in terms on jokes, leading MediaCorp to force out fans from entering the pub.

The adjustment of the ratio for the "Top 10 Most Favourite Artistes" received mixed reviews about the 50% allocation of the final results, which was done in August 2006 by a survey of about 600 Singaporeans. The reviews ranging from advantages assumed by newer artistes, but also a bit of criticism when rumours were spread on why Kelvin Tan Wei Lian lost by some votes in the weekly survey results. Despite this, the 50% allocation would later be returned in Star Awards 2018, and revised where it was done on a derivation of 1,000 votes.

Star Awards 2007 accolades

Despite mixed reception from the 2006 ceremony, the show eventually went on to win the "Best Variety Special" in the ceremony next year, marking the show's first win for the category.

Awards
Award Category Result
Star Awards 2007
红星大奖2007
Best Variety Special
最佳综艺特备节目
Won
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