In recognition of the importance of digital media and the individuals who have made a difference on the platform, Star Media Group’s Malay-language portal mStar Online and radio station Suria FM are coming together to host the inaugural Anugerah Pilihan Online (APO) 2016.
APO 2016 is the first people’s choice awards show by Star Media Group and it aims to honour personalities in Malaysia’s local entertainment, sports, business, and fashion and beauty fields who have made a name for themselves through the use of digital and social media.
(From left) Din Hormatov, Rich Gimbang and Nor “Enha” Hanafi from Malaysian alternative rock band Estranged.
A total of 18 awards are being presented to individuals under three categories -- entertainment, sports and lifestyle
The main award, “The Ultimate Celebrity APO 2016” will be presented to the nominee with the highest individual scores across all categories.
Nominees will also receive awards such as Online Choice for Best Actor/Actress, Online Choice for Best Male/Female Singer, Online Choice for Male/Female Athlete, Online Choice for Young Entrepreneur Icon, and Online Choice for Social Media Celebrity, just to name a few.
Malaysian actress Atikah Suhaime at the APO 2016 launch.
Selection of the winners will be decided through a mix of online voting and the decision of a panel of judges, in which the weightage values are at 70% for online voting and 30% for judging.
APO 2016, launched in Kuala Lumpur, will have a weekly mobile roadshow in yet-to-be-announced locations throughout March and three static roadshows on the weekends in April in the run-up to the awards night.
The APO 2016 awards night is scheduled to take place on April 30 at Auditorium Perdana, Angkasapuri, and the event will be broadcast live on TV2 starting from 9pm.
Members of the public have until March 31 to cast their online votes at the website, http://apo.mstar.com.my
Sarah from Mentor Legend entertaining the crowd with a song.
Fans can keep up with the latest news and updates on the nominees as well as the awards show at the APO 2016 Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AnugerahPilihanOnline
APO 2016 is presented by mStar Online and Suria FM, and sponsored by health and beauty care brand D’nars. RTM is the official television broadcaster.