07 December 2012 11:03
Moses Chan and Rui En bag top honours at ATA 2012

Find out which other local celeb brought home an acting award at the Asian Television Awards 2012 last night

Moses Chan and Rui En bag top honours at ATA 2012
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Text: Joanna Goh
Photos: Shah Salimat
Videos: Teng Siew Eng and Ling Pak Wei

It's time of the year again to celebrate and honour the region's best TV contributions and works from the industry. About 40 awards were given out last night at the Shangri La Hotel, and a good portion of them went to the performing categories which saw the nominations of local and regional actors alike. Local stars like Ann Kok, Chen Hanwei, Christopher Lee and Tay Ping Hui who are nominated for their roles in local dramas, added glitz and glamour to the night’s star-studded line-up of regional artistes such as Moses Chan, Nancy Wu, Lee Wei, Yeo Yann Yann and more.

While MediaCorp had a strong showing of multiple nominations across various categories, the local TV broadcasting station only bagged two awards in the performing categories for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Rui En in Ch8’s Unriddle 2) and Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress (Michelle Chong in Ch5’s The Noose).

At the post-show interview with Hong Kong TVB actor Moses Chan, who walked away with the night's biggest acting award (Best Actor in a Leading Role), the 41-year-old artiste was heartened by the recognition bestowed to him by the judging panel. He talked about the great pains he underwent to shed an extreme amount of weight (22kg) for his nominated role in When Heaven Burns.

In high spirits after his win, the actor added, “I’m pretty lucky but that doesn’t mean I’ll definitely win the Best Actor award in Hong Kong [the upcoming TVB Awards 2012]. If I were to win it, I’d be happy, and if I don’t, it wouldn’t make a difference.” He shared his plans to celebrate his victory with friends and his girlfriend Aimee Chan when he returns home.

Rui En, who was absent from the show due to filming commitment for an upcoming Ch8 drama, C.L.I.F.2, shared her thoughts on winning through her manager.

“I would like to thank the production team for giving me room to explore my character and bring out her extreme side through my acting. Without the producer Paul Yuen and scriptwriter Phang Kai Yee, there won’t be Hu Xiaoman today. I have not been able to let go of [the character] Xiaoman completely – even till this day, she will always remain a part of me. I’m grateful. Thank you ATA,” she said.

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