Tears, laughs and lots of selfies at the 2013 Asian Television Awards

Tears, laughs and lots of selfies at the 2013 Asian Television Awards

SINGAPORE - Tears, laughs, speeches and lots of selfies at the 18th Asian Television Awards. As beer and wine flowed through the evening, the stars came out to play. Literally.

At the 18th Asian Television Awards (ATA) held at Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre on Thursday night, our local celebrities showed that no occasion was too strait-laced for taking selfies or pulling off hilarious antics.

Here are our top five highlights of the annual gala awards ceremony, which celebrates the region's best on the small screen.

1 Selfie queens

The title goes to MediaCorp Ah Jie (big sister in Mandarin) Zoe Tay and fellow smartphone-toting actress Yvonne Lim.

The pair, both presenters at ATA, were obsessed with taking selfies at the pre-show cocktail reception.

Tay, 45, told The New Paper she has become "quite an expert" at this hobby and proclaimed selfies to be "the best kind of pictures".

"You don't have to worry about angles or lighting, they will always turn out amazing," she said, before proceeding to grab a spontaneous group selfie with gal pals Lim, Aileen Tan and Rebecca Lim. That shot, by the way, turned out perfect.

Lim said she mastered her selfie-taking skills while filming in China.

"In between scenes, it can get boring, so I'll take lots of selfies and post them on Weibo," said the 37-year-old.

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