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October 15, 2019

STAR AWARDS 2018 gives prizes for best film, TV series, fashion statements

Winners of the Star Awards for 2018 celebrate after receiving the awards at the Thuwunnabhumi Event Park in Yangon. Photo: MNA
Winners of the Star Awards for 2018 celebrate after receiving the awards at the Thuwunnabhumi Event Park in Yangon. Photo: MNA

The STAR AWARDS 2018 was held at Thuwunnabhumi Event Park in Thingangyun Township, Yangon, yesterday evening. The event is facilitated by Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) with Stellar Seven Entertainment as the organizer.
Firstly, attendees paid respect to the State Flag and the STAR AWARDS 2018 theme song was then played. Next, Director U Win Pe (Win Pe) received an Honourable Award from the event handed over by U Hla Myint (Hla Myint Swe), advisor of the Award Selection Committee.
Following this, MJA President U Myat Khine read a missive from Union Information Minister Dr. Pe Myint to the event. U Win Nyein, Chair of the award selection committee, then explained the selection criteria and process for the awards.
Fifteen film awards were given out at the STAR AWARDS 2018 and each of them were accompanied by a gold medal and K5 million. The five TV Series awards were each paired with a silver medal and cash prize of K3 million while the three Fashion awards were handed out together with a gold STAR AWARDS 2018 brooch. The Fashion Actor Award was given to Khar Ra, the Fashion Guest Award was given to Ma Zin Tin Naing, wife of Actor Paing Zay Ye Tun, and the Fashion Actress Award was given to Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi.
The Best Story Award was given to Sayadaw Ashin Sandadika of Shwe Parami Forest Monastery by award selection committee member U Aung Soe Thu and other officials. A video showing the officials giving the award to the Sayadaw was shown at the event.
The Award Selection Committee selected 28 films from 83 movies that were screened in 2018 through a voting system to award the 15 film awards. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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