Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress

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Star Awards for
Best Supporting Actress
Star Awards 2017
Awarded for Best Performance by a Mediacorp Actress in a Supporting Role
Country Singapore
Presented by Mediacorp
First awarded 1995
Currently held by Aileen Tan 陈丽贞,
Hero 大英雄 (2017)

The Star Awards for Best Supporting Actress is an award presented annually at the Star Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1994.

The category was introduced in 1995, at the 2nd Star Awards ceremony; Zhu Xiufeng received the award for her role in Chronicle of Life and it is given in honour of a Mediacorp actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role. The nominees are determined by a team of judges employed by Mediacorp; winners are selected by a majority vote from the entire judging panel.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 19 actresses. Aileen Tan is the most recent winner in this category for her role in Hero. Since the ceremony held in 2009, Xiang Yun remains as the only actress to win in this category four times, surpassing Hong Huifang who has two wins. In addition, Xiang Yun has been nominated on 11 occasions, more than any other actress. Paige Chua holds the record for the most nominations without a win, with four.


Year Actress Title (role) Nominees
1995 Zhu Xiufeng 朱秀凤 Chronicle of Life 缘尽今生
(Old Madam Jiang 蒋老夫人)
  • Angela Ang 洪昭容 — Veil of Darkness 历劫浮生 (Hetian Meizi 和田美子)
  • Li Yinzhu 李茵珠 — Dr Justice 法医故事 (TBC)
  • Lin Meijiao 林梅娇 — Silk of Love 情丝万缕 (TBC)
  • Yang Libing 杨莉冰 — Challenge of Truth 铁证柔情 (Jin Qiu 锦秋)
1996 Zeng Huifen 曾慧芬 The Teochew Family 潮州家族
(Cai Chuning 蔡楚宁)
1997 Hong Huifang 洪慧芳 The Price of Peace 和平的代价
(Wang Jinfeng 王金凤)
  • Huang Biren 黄碧仁 — Courting Trouble 婚姻法庭 (Wanqing 宛清)
  • Cassandra See 薛淑珊 — The Unbeatables II 双天至尊 II (Luo Wenxin 洛文欣)
  • Tracer Wong 王裕香 — Don't Worry, Be Happy 敢敢做个开心人 (Chen Jiazhen 陈家珍)
  • Yang Libing 杨莉冰 — River of Love 风雨柴船头 (TBC)
1998 Xiang Yun 向云 Around People's Park 珍珠街坊
(Hua 阿花)
  • Chen Huihui 陈慧慧 — The Guest People 客家之歌 (Wu Jinyan 巫金燕)
  • Hong Huifang 洪慧芳 — Facing the Music 钢琴88 (TBC)
  • Yvonne Lim 林湘萍 — The Return of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 (Guo Xiang 郭襄)
  • Kym Ng 鐘琴 — The New Adventures of Wisely 卫斯理传奇 (Hai De 海德)
1999 Yang Libing 杨莉冰 Wok of Life 福满人间
(Zeng Haolian 曾浩莲)
2000 Xiang Yun 向云 My Home Affairs 家事
(Yan 阿燕)
2001 Xiang Yun 向云 The Challenge 谁与争锋
(Wang Liguang 王丽光)
2002 Chen Huihui 陈慧慧 The Wing of Desire 天使的诱惑
(Hu Xiujuan 胡秀娟)
2003 Patricia Mok 莫小玲 Holland V 荷兰村
(Mo Lingling 莫玲玲)
2004 Li Yinzhu 李茵珠 A Child's Hope II 孩有明天2
(Ya Feng 亚丰)
2005 Yvonne Lim 林湘萍 Portrait of Home 同心圆
2006 Hong Huifang 洪慧芳 The Shining Star 星闪闪
(Peipei 佩佩)
2007 May Phua 潘淑钦 Mars vs Venus 幸福双人床
(Su Limei Carman 苏丽梅)
2009 Ng Hui 黄慧 The Little Nyonya 小娘惹
(Tao 阿桃)
Xiang Yun 向云 The Little Nyonya 小娘惹
(Tianlan 天兰 / Old Yamamoto Yueniang 老山本月娘)
2010 Constance Song 宋怡霏 The Ultimatum 双子星
(Jiang Ruolin 蒋若琳)
2011 Pan Lingling 潘玲玲 Breakout 破天网
(Cai Siling 蔡思灵)
2012 Vivian Lai 赖怡伶 Love Thy Neighbour 四个门牌一个梦
(Shan Shan 单珊)
2013 Lin Meijiao 林梅娇 Game Plan 千方百计
(Zhang Shiyun 张诗云)
2014 Rebecca Lim 林慧玲 The Dream Makers 志在四方
(Xiao Lixia Lisa 萧丽霞)
2015 Joanne Peh 白薇秀 The Journey: Tumultuous Times 信约:动荡的年代
(Zhang Huiniang 张蕙娘)
2016 Julie Tan 陈欣淇 The Dream Makers II 志在四方 II
(Dong Zihuai 董子怀)
2017 Aileen Tan 陈丽贞 Hero 大英雄
(Huang Lili 黄丽丽)

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Star Awards held that year.

Category facts[edit]

Most wins
Rank 1st 2nd
Actress Xiang Yun Hong Huifang
Total wins 4 wins 2 wins
Most nominations
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Actress Xiang Yun Hong Huifang Lin Meijiao Chen Huihui Yvonne Lim Paige Chua
Li Yinzhu
Constance Song
Yang Libing
Vivian Lai
Ng Hui
Aileen Tan
Florence Tan
Tracer Wong
Huang Biren
Eelyn Kok
Carole Lin
Bonnie Loo
Pan Lingling
Kate Pang
May Phua
Julie Tan
Carrie Wong
Total nominations 11 nominations 10 nominations 8 nominations 6 nominations 5 nominations 4 nominations 3 nominations 2 nominations


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