Star Awards 2018

Star Awards 2018 (also SA2018SG, Chinese: 红星大奖2018) is a television award ceremony which is held in Singapore. The Post Party and Ceremony Awards was broadcast live on 22 April 2018. A total of 15 awards were handed out during the ceremony, among which the Special Achievement Award, an award given out to a celebrity in recognition to meritorious contribution, returned after a 15-year absence, with the award last presented in 2003, in the place of All-Time Favourite Artiste, which was not presented this year, and the third ceremony overall, after 2007 and 2013.

Star Awards 2018
Sponsored byPoh Heng Jewellery
MES Group (co-sponsors)
Motorway Group (Official Car partner)
Chan Brothers
LG Electronics
Vintage Studio
KFC Singapore
Dream Cruises
Sony Music (SMEJ)
DateAwards Ceremony &
Post Party

22 April 2018
LocationMES Theatre @ Mediacorp (Awards Ceremony)
Presented byBioskin
Hosted byGuo Liang
Quan Yi Fong
Most awardsDrama:
When Duty Calls 卫国先锋 (5)
Ah Ma Can Cook 阿嬷来做饭
Little Maestros 小当家
Unique Lodging 不一样的旅店 (1 each)
Most nominationsDrama:
When Duty Calls 卫国先锋 (8)
Fixer 线人
Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 一人行,暖人心 (2 each)
Best DramaWhen Duty Calls 卫国先锋
Best Variety ShowAh Ma Can Cook 阿嬷来做饭
Best ActorDesmond Tan 陈泂江
Best ActressRebecca Lim 林慧玲
Special Achievement AwardMarcus Chin 陈建彬
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMediacorp Channel 8
Mediacorp Channel U
Runtime180 mins (Awards Ceremony)
30 mins (Post Party)

Since its inauguration in 1994, Star Awards has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our audiences: each new edition reflects the latest trends, higher production values and technological advancements. The show also strives to celebrate the achievements of those who have contributed to local entertainment through categories that best reflect the industry.

The ceremony saw When Duty Calls winning the most awards (five), among which they were Best Theme Song, Best Director, Best Drama Serial, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress; The Lead was the second-biggest winning drama serial, clinching the two other major categories plus Young Talent award, for a total of three. Seven other programs won at least one award during the ceremony.

Programme details

Date Shows Time Channels
22 April 2018 Star Awards 2018– Awards Ceremony 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm Mediacorp Channel 8 (Singapore)
Mediacorp Channel U (Singapore)
Astro Xi Yue HD (Malaysia)
Star Awards 2018- Post Party 10.30 pm to 11.00 pm Mediacorp Channel 8 (Singapore)
Mediacorp Channel U (Singapore)
29 April 2018
(Encore Telecast)
Star Awards 2018– Awards Ceremony 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm Mediacorp Channel 8 (Singapore)
Star Awards 2018- Post Party 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Star Awards 2018 - Creative Achievement Awards 红星大奖 专业奖项颁奖礼

On 5 April 2018, the Creative Achievement Awards was held to recognise the achievements of Mediacorp's creative staff in the past year. It was held in Level 9 of MediaCorp Campus; the guest-of-honour, Tham Loke Kheng, CEO of MediaCorp, gave out the Awards to the recipients.

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.

Best Variety Research Writer 最佳综艺资料撰稿
  • Teo Kim Kee 张琴棋 – Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 一人行,暖人心
    • Evelyn Gow 吴慧玲 – Hey Chef! 2 大厨帮帮忙2
    • Lam Yen Fong 蓝燕芳 – Unique Lodging 不一样的旅店
    • Ng Jin Puay 黄仁佩 – SPD Charity Show 2017 SPD真情无障爱
    • Seow Zi Xian 萧孜玹 – Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 一人行,暖人心
Best Screenplay 最佳剧本
Best Variety Producer 最佳综艺编导
  • Gan Bee Khim 颜美琴 – Star Awards 2017 红星大奖2017
    • Alfred Yeo 杨居辐 – Thong Chai Charity Show 2017 同济医院慈善夜2017
Best Director 最佳导演

Star Awards 2018 Awards Ceremony 红星大奖2018 颁奖典礼

The award ceremony was shown live on 22 April 2018.

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.

Best Drama Serial 最佳电视剧
Best Theme Song 最佳主题曲
  • Kenny Khoo 邱锋泽 & Desmond Ng 黄振隆 — When Duty Calls 卫国先锋 (Force Begets Force《以刚克刚》)
    • The Freshman 插班生 — Dear DJ 亲爱的九月 (It's Love,Harry《是爱呀,哈利》)
    • Derrick Hoh 何维健 — Dream Coder 梦想程式 (Shine On《为梦想闪耀》)
    • Life Less Ordinary ensemble《小人物向前冲》全体演员 — Life Less Ordinary 小人物向前冲 (Life Less Ordinary《小人物向前冲》)
    • Tay Ping Hui 郑斌辉 — The Lead 第一主角 (Initial Intention《初衷》)
Best Variety Programme 最佳综艺节目
  • Ah Ma Can Cook 阿嬷来做饭
    • I Love You Mum Challenge - A Gift for Mum 大声说出我爱你 - 妈妈的礼物
    • Oh My Heroes! 超人那里找 ?
    • Take A Break! 说走就走~短假游
    • The Love 97.2 Breakfast Quartet 玉建煌崇 电视版
Best Info-Ed Programme 最佳资讯节目
  • Little Masteros 小当家
    • Fixer 线人
    • Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 一人行,暖人心
    • National Flavours 民族味
    • Tuesday Report : #myconnectionsg 星期二特写:情牵新马
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
Young Talent Award 青苹果奖
  • Isabel Yamada 山田熙 — The Lead 第一主角 as Younger Version Of Lin Meizhen 林美真(童年)
    • Violet Raine Ong 王雍溱 — Mightiest Mother-in-Law 最强岳母 as Qi Zihan 齐梓涵
    • Cruz Tay 郑凯泽 — Home Truly 回家 as Ziheng 子恒
    • Damien Teo 张值豪 — The Lead 第一主角 as Younger Version Of Xie Guanghui 谢光辉 (童年)
    • Toh Xin Hui 杜芯慧 — My Friends from Afar 知星人 as Chen Qingxia 陈青霞
Best Programme Host (Variety, Info-Ed & Infotainment)最佳综艺及资讯节目主持人
  • Quan Yi Fong 权怡凤 — Unique Lodging 不一样的旅店
    • Felicia Chin 陈凤玲 — Going Miles, Spreading Smiles 一人行,暖人心
    • Guo Liang 郭亮 — Voices 听我说
    • Lee Teng 李腾 — Fixer 线人
    • Kym Ng 鐘琴 — Ah Ma Can Cook 阿嬷来做饭
Best Evergreen Artiste 常青演绎奖
Best Newcomer 最佳新人

Special Awards

Marcus Chin

^1 The Special Achievement Award is an award presented annually at the Star Awards, a ceremony that was established since 1994. The Special Achievement Award returned after a 14 years hiatus, with the last award being 2003 where it was temporarily discontinued between 2004 and 2017 in place of the All-Time Favourite Artiste award.

Every year, a poll of 1,000 people representing a wide demographic across Singapore's population, were conducted independently by an accredited market research company, will be used to shortlist the nominations for the Top 20 Male and Female artistes, where they faced the public vote.

This year, 50% of the final results will be derived from this pool of 1,000 people; while the other 50% will comprise telepoll and online voting as a measure of their fan support, to ensure that the representation of results for the Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female artistes were part of the continuous efforts by the Star Awards Committee.

The telepoll lines will be opened from 16 March 2018 and ends on 22 April 2018, 8:30pm.

Italic New to list (not nominated the previous year)
Bold Top 10 winners
n Recipient's accumulated number of awards
10 Recipient won his/her tenth Top 10 award and would be awarded the "All-time Favourite Artiste" on the following year's ceremony.

Post Show Party 庆功宴

The Post Show Party aired at 10.30pm, after the broadcast of News Tonight. During the Post Show, guests Joanna Dong and Nathan Hartono teased on an upcoming reality-competition that would promote local Chinese pop culture.[1]

Bioskin Most Charismatic Artiste Award
Bioskin 魅力四射奖

Summary of shows with multiple nominations and wins

Most Nominations

Programs that received multiple nominations are listed below, by number of nominations per work:

Most Wins

Programs that received multiple wins are listed below, by number of wins per work:

Presenters and Performers

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.


Name(s) Role
Lee Rongde 李荣德 Announcer for Star Awards 2018
Top 40 Most Popular Artistes Nominees
Cast entrance on stage (in order of appearance):
Past year All-Time Favorite Artists recipients
Gave their opening monologue (in Hologram)
Dennis Chew 周崇庆
Aden Chen 陈煊劼
Presenter for Young Talent Award
Prince Chiu 王子 邱勝翊
Joanne Tseng 曾之喬
Presenter for Best Newcomer Award
Nathan Hartono 向洋 Presenter for Best Theme Song
MediaCorp Group Chairman
Niam Chiang Meng 严昌明
Presenter for Best Evergreen Artiste
Christopher Lee 李铭顺
Lin Mei-hsiu 林美秀
Presenter for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress
Mickey Huang 黄子佼
LULU (黄路梓茵)
Presenter for Best Programme Hosts, Best Info-Ed Programme and Best Variety Programme
Simon Yam 任达华
Charmaine Sheh 佘诗曼
Presenter for Best Actor and Best Actress
MediaCorp Group CEO
Tham Loke Kheng 谭乐琼
Gave out award for Best Drama Series
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Health
Chee Hong Tat 徐芳达
Gave out award for Special Achievement Award
PwC Singapore associate
Gave presenters Top 10 Most Popular Artistes winners' list
Guo Liang 郭亮
Quan Yi Fong 权怡凤
Presenter for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artists
Past year All-Time Favorite Artists recipients
Gave out awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artists, in order:
Quan Yi Fong 权怡凤
Simon Yam 任达华
Presenter for Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes

^2 Pornsak was absent on the ceremony; Lee Teng 李腾 represented Pornsak on his behalf.
^3 Thomas Ong 王沺裁 was absent on the ceremony; Chen Liping 陈莉萍 represented Ong on her behalf.


Nathan Hartono 向洋Performer for the Nominations for the Best Theme Song award (in order):《小人物向前冲》,《为梦想闪耀》,《初衷》,《是爱呀,哈利》,《以刚克刚》
Wanting Qu 曲婉婷Performer of 《我的歌声里》 and "(They Long To Be) Close To You"


Changes to awards categories

  • The Best Newcomer returned for the first time after a two-year absence, with the last award presented in 2015.

Consecutive nominees and recipients

  • Chen Hanwei received his second Best Supporting Actor Award.
  • Rebecca Lim received her second Best Actress Award.
  • Quan Yi Fong won her fifth (and second consecutive) Best Programme Host Award.
  • Thomas Ong received Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award; Ong was absent during the ceremony while Chen Liping represented him on his behalf.
  • Belinda Lee and Pan Lingling received her fifth Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award since 2010 and 2000, respectively.
  • Kym Ng received her first acting award this year.
  • Guo Liang received his fifth Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award since 2010.

Firsts in top 10

  • Jin Yinji and Sheila Sim both received their first Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes award; for the former, Jin was nominated for eight consecutive years before finally winning her first award; Jin was also the oldest winner to win the award.

Absence of awards

  • This ceremony was the third ceremony since 2004 (after 2007 and 2013) to not present the All-time Favourite Artiste award. The award would return again in 2019 due to Kym Ng winning her tenth Top 10 award.
    • The Special Achievement Award took its place, having returned for the first time since 2003, after 15 years of absence.
  • Although the Channel 8 News & Current Affairs had at least ten news presenters by the end of 2018, the Best News Presenter and Best Current Affairs Presenter awards were neither presented for the fifth consecutive year.
  • For unknown reasons, the Rocket award, which is given to the most improved Mediacorp artiste, was also not presented for the second consecutive year.
  • The Best News Story, Best Current Affairs Story, and Best Variety Special were also not presented this year, all three of which were absent for the first time since 2000.
    • Consequently, the absence for Best Variety Special ended Star Awards 's 10-year streak of their nomination for the category, with the last time happened being 2005.

Revisions of Eligibility Criteria

To recognise the contributions to local television more broadly, this year's awards will open up nominations to non-Mediacorp artistes. In response, the Star Awards Committee revised the criteria after considering the constructive feedback of industry watchers and audiences. Acting categories were mostly revised, as reflected below:

Eligibility criteria for performance and popularity categories

Artistes have to play as a lead role in a drama or host in a variety or info-ed program, or as a supporting role/assistant host in at least three eligible programmes or at least 30 episodes out of all eligible programmes, whichever applicable.

Judging criteria for the Evergreen Artiste Award

The Evergreen Artiste Award recognises contributions by industry veterans. Due to a revision of criteria, artistes were now evaluated based on the performances for the entire year (previously one single show), allowing them to be considered for their versatility over various roles.


This year marked the first show a web series (Dear DJ) had garnered nominations (for Best Newcomer and Best Theme Song).

Star Awards 2019 nominations

The 2018 main ceremony won the Best Variety Producer award, but lost the Best Variety Special to the finals of SPOP Sing!, on the ceremony next year.

AwardAccoladeNomineeRepresentative workResult
Star Awards 2019 (Creative Achievement)
Best Variety Producer
Khow Hwai Teng
Star Awards 2018
Star Awards 2019
Best Variety Special
N/A Nominated


  1. Seah, May (24 April 2018). "SPOP Sing! mentors Nathan Hartono, Joanna Dong reveal what it takes to sing on the big stage". Channel NewsAsia. Mediacorp. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
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