Night of glitz and glamour as HK stars descend on S'pore

Despite the current popularity of Korean dramas, Hong Kong's television stars showed on Saturday night they still had pull among viewers here.

Some of the territory's top actors and actresses turned up at Marina Bay Sands to grace the third annual StarHub TVB Awards.

The ceremony is a ticketed event celebrating the popularity of TV stars in productions by Hong Kong broadcaster TVB here.

It was attended by around 6,000 people - many paying between $68 and $118 - to watch 20 artistes, including Moses Chan, Kevin Cheng and Myolie Wu, collect awards as well as perform songs.

Awards were given out in 30 categories, nine of which were decided by fan votes and the rest by a judging panel comprising StarHub and TVB staff.

The top two individual awards - My Favourite TVB Actor and My Favourite TVB Actress, both fan-voted - went to Cheng and Wu.

Although these awards were given to the most popular TVB stars in Singapore and were not an endorsement of any specific roles they played, Cheng knew what his most memorable role last year was: That of a socially conscious rogue lawyer in the legal drama Ghetto Justice.

He said: "I feel very lucky to play the role because I know I wasn't the first, second or third choice for it. I am thankful and grateful for the opportunity."

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