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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.