SA2019: Our predictions for the performance categories

We take bold guesses as to who will triumph at the Star Awards this Sunday

SA2019: Our predictions for the performance categories
SA2019: Our predictions for the performance categories
10/04/2019

SA2019: Our predictions for the performance categories

It’s that time of the year again where we gaze into our imaginary crystal balls to try and foresee which artistes will be accorded top honours at the Star Awards, which takes place this Sunday (Apr 14). Read on to see our personal picks for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Newcomer!

Best Actor
Best Actor
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Best Actor

Nominees: Chen Han Wei (A Million Dollar Dream), Christopher Lee (Doppelganger), Desmond Tan (You Can Be An Angel 3), Qi Yu Wu (Mind Matters), Shaun Chen (Blessings 2)

Our money is on: Christopher Lee

Playing not just one, but two completely different characters in the same show (and both with the same level of skill and gravitas) is one good way to get into the hearts of audiences and award show judges. Sure enough, the actor is currently in the lead with 30 percent of votes in Channel 8’s Facebook poll, where fans get to choose who they think stands the best chance of triumphing at this weekend’s ceremony. There certainly seems to be a lot of faith in Christopher picking up his third gong in the category.

Best Actress
Best Actress
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Best Actress

Nominees: Carrie Wong (VIC), Fann Wong (Doppelganger), Joanne Peh (Say Cheese), Rebecca Lim (Blessings 2), Zoe Tay (A Million Dollar Dream)

Our money is on: Joanne Peh

It was a tough call for us between Joanne and Carrie, whose scenes where her aspiring model character swaps bodies with Irene Ang’s older CEO figure impressed us the most, but we decided that the former’s own impressive range of emotions displayed throughout the series (especially her emotional, tearful breakdowns) would stand a slightly higher chance of impressing the judges. Will she add a third Best Actress trophy to her collection? We shall find out soon.

Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actor
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Best Supporting Actor

Nominees: Andie Chen (My Agent is a Hero), Chen Shu Cheng (A Million Dollar Dream), Ian Fang (Till We Meet Again), Shane Pow (Mind Matters), Xu Bin (Doppelganger)

Our money is on: Chen Shu Cheng

Shu Cheng’s portrayal of a dementia-stricken yet cheerful old man was a touching and heart-wrenching one that could possibly only be pulled off by a seasoned thespian of his calibre. Fans on Channel 8’s Facebook page poll seem to agree, as a whopping 37 percent users voted for him as the most likely candidate to take home the gong this Sunday night. We’re rooting for you too, Shu Cheng da ge!

Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actress
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Best Supporting Actress

Nominees: Aileen Tan (You Can Be An Angel 3), Cynthia Koh (Say Cheese), He Ying Ying (A Million Dollar Dream), Lin Mei Jiao (Fifty and Fabulous), Sheila Sim (Eat Already? S4)

Our money is on: Cynthia Koh

We weren’t at all surprised to see Cynthia in the lead in Channel 8’s Facebook poll with a staggering 41 percent of votes - clearly, we are not the only ones who were impressed with her performance as a businesswoman who is tough on the outside, but has a soft side for her family, even her cheating husband. Kudos to her for effectively delivering the emotions of someone who has a strong front, but is shattered inside.

Best Newcomer
Best Newcomer
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Best Newcomer

Nominees: Angel Lim (Dream Walker), Jasmine Sim (Doppelganger), Joel Choo (A Million Dollar Dream), Kayly Loh (Dream Walker), Michelle Wong (Blessings 2)

Our money is on: Jasmine Sim

Despite only making her acting debut in 2017, the model-actress has proven that she’s not just a pretty face, something that was even more apparent in her role in Doppelganger. Hey, not everyone can hold their own opposite renowned veterans like Christopher Lee and Fann Wong! We think the way she handled the emotionally heavy sequences might’ve left quite a positive impression on the judges.

Related:
Star Awards 2019: Our bets for this year’s Top 10​​​​​​​
Which SA2019 Top 40 artiste finally did their family proud?
Star Awards 2019 nominees revealed

Visit the official Star Awards 2019 microsite for more information!

Catch the Star Awards 2019 Walk of Fame on April 14, Sunday, 5.30pm on Channel 8/U and Toggle.
Catch the 2019 Star Awards Main Show on April 14, Sunday, 7pm on Channel 8/U and Toggle.

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