A 10th anniversary celebration of local talents and excellence in Singapore’s Malay television production
Singapore, 12 February 2009 – It will be a night of glitz and glamour for Suria as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its prestigious awards show Pesta Perdana. The main objective of this show is to recognize, acknowledge and honour the best talents in the Malay television industry in Singapore. This 10th awards show has received tremendous support from the Malay community since its debut.
Pesta Perdana 10 will be very significant as it takes a turn with a theme “Dreams do come true” where in the world of television, visions come on screen and stars are born.
Pesta Perdana 10 will be aired LIVE on Friday, 27 February 2009 at 8.30pm on Suria. Overseas viewers can also catch the LIVE show concurrently via online streaming at suria.mediacorptv.sg.
The mega event has attracted more than 330 entries from local production houses who are vying for top honours in the fiercely contested programmes and performance award categories. New this year is the creative award category, which includes awards for Best Videography, Best Scriptwriting, and Best Image and Styling. There will be a total of 25 awards up for grabs this year.
In addition, there are two special awards namely Anugerah Perdana Emas (Lifetime TV Achievement Award) and Anugerah Gaya Manja (Manja’s Style Award) that follows closely to the event’s dress code, Glitterati. Full information on the award categories and nominees are available in Annex 1.
This highly anticipated event also offers Suria viewers the opportunity to become judges as they vote via SMS for their Most Popular Male Personality and Most Popular Female Personality respectively. Votes can be sent to 73388 in the format as follows:
PP Artiste’s Code (eg. L1 or W1)
Voting starts today till 27 February, 10pm. The results will be based entirely on public votes. Code details of the nominees are listed in Annex 1.
The two-hour show will be hosted by Singapore-born Aaron Aziz who has made it big in Malaysia. The versatile actor has received generous offers and has appeared in numerous dramas and films since his move to Malaysia. With Aaron’s big dreams and achievements in the entertainment industry, this ambassador of L’Oreal Paris (Malaysia) will certainly enchant viewers with his new-found talent in hosting.
Award presenters will comprise familiar television personalities like former Miss Singapore Universe Nuraliza Osman, actor-director Vadi PVSS as well as celebrities Azhar Nor Lesta, Najib Ali, Suhaimi Yusof, Suhaila Salam, Sharon Ismail, Hafeez Glamour, Zan Sofiyan and Zaza Majid.
As a run-up to the event, a special 30-minute preview, Pesta Perdana 10 Ekstra, will be aired on Monday, 23 February 2009 at 8.30pm. Hosted by vibrant TV personality Dalina Jaapar, this preview will highlight the history of Pesta Perdana as it brings viewers closer to the award nominees through chats and celebrity features.
Tickets to Pesta Perdana 10 are not available for purchase. Viewers can participate in the contests via Pesta Perdana 10 Ekstra, Warna 94.2FM and Manja (March issue) to win tickets to the show.
This red carpet event will be graced by His Excellency Mr S R Nathan, President of the Republic of Singapore.