Lee Joon Gi and Qin Lan win top awards at StarHub Night of Stars

34 artistes from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore lit up the Sands theatre at Marina Bay Sands on Saturday (Dec 22) to celebrate the best of Asian entertainment at StarHub's Night of Stars awards ceremony.

South Korean actor Lee Joon Gi and Chinese actress Qin Lan emerged as the big winners of the night, taking home the 2018 StarHub Best Male and Female Asian Star Awards respectively. 

Qin LanPhoto: StarHub
 

At the start of the show, hosts Dennis Nieh, Lulu Huang and Kate Pang delighted the 1,980-strong crowd with a short opening skit. 

Kate Pang, Dennis Nieh and Lulu entertain the audience.Photo: StarHub

The first award of the night, the 2018 StarHub Best Host Award, was presented to veteran host Pauline Lan for the success of Lady First Singapore, which is now in its sixth season.

Pauline LanPhoto: StarHub

Veteran actress Chen Meifeng - who's known as 'Taiwan's hottest obasan (auntie)', was handed the 2018 StarHub Evergreen Artiste Award.

Chen MeifengPhoto: StarHub

Lee Joon Gi’s realistic portrayal of the Lawless Lawyer earned him the 2018 StarHub Best Male Asian Star Award; the series went on to become one of the highest rated Korean dramas in Korea cable television history. 

Lee Joon GiPhoto: StarHub

Qin Lan's performance as a warm-hearted, gentle empress in hit drama series Story of Yanxi Palace won the hearts of fans worldwide, winning her the 2018 StarHub Best Female Asian Star Award. 

Qin LanPhoto: StarHub

In another win for Story of Yanxi Palace, Singaporean actor Lawrence Wong, who played lively general Hai Lan Cha, took home the 2018 StarHub Breakthrough Star Award.

Lawrence WongPhoto: StarHub

The talented actor also serenaded the crowd during the event, performing his latest single. 

Lawrence WongPhoto: StarHub

Hong Kong actor Joe Ma bagged the 2018 StarHub Best TVB Artiste Award, while actress Rebecca Zhu's portrayal of Sheung Mei Mui, a lively stuntwoman in The Stunt earned her the 2018 StarHub Best TV Drama Character Award.

Joe MaPhoto: StarHub
Rebecca ZhuPhoto: StarHub

Popular Taiwanese actor Jasper Liu received the 2018 StarHub Dazzling Star Award, while fellow Taiwanese actor Derek Chang accepted the 2018 StarHub Rising Star Award for his role as a budding designer An Qing Hui in My Dear Boy.

Jasper greets the crowd.Photo: StarHub
Derek Chang with the 2018 StarHub Rising Star Award.Photo: StarHub

In the music category, South Korean boy band A.C.E nabbed the 2018 StarHub Best Newcomer Award and took centre stage to perform their hit songs Cactus and Take Me Higher. 

A.C.EPhoto: StarHub
A.C.E and Lee Joong GiPhoto: StarHub

2018 StarHub Most Charismatic Performance Award winners girl group Cosmic Girls then wowed the crowd with their song and dance items Secret and Save Me, Save You.

Cosmic GirlsPhoto: StarHub

 

The audience was also treated to a stellar performance of It’s You, from the original soundtrack of top Korean drama What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, by the winner of the 2018 StarHub Best Asian Drama OST Award, Korean singer Jeong Sewoon.

Jeong SewoonPhoto: StarHub

Taiwanese ballad singer Sam Lee made a special guest appearance and presented Cosmic Girls and Jeong Sewoon with their award, before bringing the house down with his hit classics.

Sam LeePhoto: StarHub
Sam LeePhoto: StarHub

Viewers can catch the premiere of StarHub Night of Stars on Hub VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) on 13 January 2019, 7pm. The show will also be made available on Hub E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) on 19 January 2019, 8:45pm and 4 February 2019, 4:30pm.

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