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The annual extravaganza of the local entertainment scene is just around the corner and it is none other than the glitzy Star Awards 2022. 

To add to all the buzz and excitement, the list of nominees for the Top 40 Most Popular Artistes categories was unveiled on March 10. 

These talented stars will go on to compete for a coveted spot in the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes and Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes categories at the Star Awards ceremony on April 24. This will be held at The Theatre at Mediacorp. 

My Picks! Awards 

Something new this year is the My Pick! Awards. This will be held exclusively during the Backstage Live segment and will include special awards like Favourite CP, The Male Show Stealer, The Female Show Stealer, Most Hated Villain, Perfect Combo and Most Attention-Seeking New Gen Host. 

Nominees for Favourite CP

ArtistesProgramme Title
Elvin Ng and Rui EnMister Flower
Glenn Yong and Chantalle NgLive Your Dreams
Jeremy Chan and Jesseca LiuCrouching Tiger Hidden Ghost
Richie Koh and Tasha Low Live Your Dreams
Xu Bin and Chantalle Ng My Star Bride 

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Nominees for The Male Show Stealer 

Artiste Programme Title
Desmond TanKey Witness
Glenn YongLive Your Dreams 
Jeremy Chan Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost
Richie Koh Live Your Dreams
Xu Bin My Star Bride 

Nominees for The Female Show Stealer 

Artiste Programme Title
Chantalle NgMy Star Bride 
Jessica LiuCrouching Tiger Hidden Ghost
Joanne Peh Mind Jumper
Rui En Mister Flower 
Tasha Low Live Your Dreams 

Most Hated Villain 

Artiste Programme Title
Brandon WongRecipe of Life 
Chen Tianwen Mister Flower
Guo LiangCTRL
Huang Biren Recipe of Life 
Jeffrey Xu The Takedown 

Perfect Combo 

ArtisteProgramme Title
Chen Biyu, Dennis Chew, Marcus Chin, Mark LeeYu Jian Huang Chong Weekend Edition
Chen Liping, Kym Ng HDB Tai Tai 4.0 
Chen Ning, Kenneth Chung Spop Wave! 
Desmond Ng, Herman Keh, Ke Le Curious City 
Guo Liang, Quan Yi Fong Star Awards 2021 – Awards Ceremony 

Most Attention-Seeking New Gen Host

Artiste Programme Title
Herman KehCurious City 
Jernelle Oh #JustSwipeLah 
Juin Teh Star Awards 2021 – Backstage Live 2021
Seow Sin Nee#JustSwipeLah
Zhang Zetong#JustSwipeLah
Ben Yeo Chen Shucheng
Brandon Wong Chen Tianwen
Chua En Lai Darren Lim 
Marcus Chin Desmond Tan 
Pierre Png Guo Liang 
Rayson Tan Lee Teng 
Richard Low Romeo Tan 
Shaun Chen  Pornsak 
Yao Wenlong Xu Bin 
Zhu Houren Zhang Yaodong

When Brandon Wong was called out onto the stage, he told the audience that this is the first time he has been nominated for this award in his entire 27-year acting career. 

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Richard Low also said that he has been nominated over 20 times in this category but has never made it to the winners’ list. 

Aileen Tan Rebecca Lim
Chantalle Ng Ya Hui 
Cynthia Koh Carrie Wong 
Felicia Chin Hong Huifang
Hong Ling Jesseca Liu
Jin Yinji Lina Ng 
Liu Lingling Lin Meijiao 
Paige Chua Michelle Chia 
Pan Lingling Sheila Sim 
Priscelia Chan Yvonne Lim 

To vote for your favourite celebrity, head over to the meWATCH website from now till April 24, 8pm. 

All-Time Favourite Artiste award recipients 

Introduced in 2004, the All-Time Favourite Artiste award is given to stars who have won the Top 10 Most Popular award ten times. 

Those who receive this award will no longer be eligible to run for the popularity category from the following year onwards. 

As Zheng Geping and Dennis Chew received their tenth award in 2021, this year will be their turn to clinch the highly coveted All-Time Favourite Artiste award. 

And unsurprisingly, all eyes will also be on the next-in-line nominees such as Felicia ChinRebecca Lim and Pornsak, who each have nine wins.

The Star Awards 2022 will be shown live on April 24 on Channel 8 and Channel U, with simulcast on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube channel.  

This article was first published in AsiaOne.