Veteran actress Fann Wong's unborn child stole some of the limelight on Sunday night at the Star Awards.
The actress, who is about five months pregnant, showed off her baby bump on the red carpet in a flowing white gown with gold trim, which she said she chose because it fit her "rounder" figure. Her husband, actor Christopher Lee, told reporters that he thinks that his wife looks different but still sexy.
The celebrity couple revealed that they still did not know the sex of their baby and might try to find out next month so that they could start decorating the child's room.
Wong, who got pregnant at 43 after five years of marriage, also said that her baby had started kicking, and it seems to react most to the sound of Lee's voice.
Hosted by Guo Liang and Quan Yifeng, the awards show, which celebrates the best in local Chinese-language television, held its 20th anniversary edition at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Quan also won an award, for Best Variety Show Host. When she collected her prize, she made no mention of the fact that just four days ago (on April 23), she was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for three months, after pleading guilty to one charge of inconsiderate driving. She had knocked down a pedestrian as he crossed the road at the junction of Selegie and Sungei roads in July last year.
The biggest winner of the night was the drama The Dream Makers, which picked up Best Drama Serial, Best Actress for Chen Liping, Best Supporting Actor for Guo, Best Supporting Actress for Rebecca Lim.
Breaking its streak of wins in the major categories was Pierre Png, who won Best Actor for playing a villain in the period drama The Journey: A Voyage. It was his first acting win and he beat two nominees from The Dream Makers, Chen Hanwei and Qi Yuwu.
The ceremony was attended by guest-of-honour Acting Minister of Manpower Mr Tan Chuan Jin. Guest presenters included other Asian entertainers such as Wu Chun, George Hu, Annie Chen and George Lam.