Anugerah Skrin 2010 Media Conference…

We’re just hours away from the anticipated reality show on Suria for the year 2010!!! With the increase in the number of local productions and popularity of Suria’s local programmes, Anugerah Skrin makes a comeback after a four-year hiatus, in search for fresh-faced actors. The series will be hosted by Suzairhe Sumari, no stranger to our local Malay entertainment industry with more than ten years of acting and hosting experience and an award-winner to boot. He will be partnered by Huda Ali, the female winner of Anugerah Skrin 2006, who is now making waves across the Causeway under the tutelage of award-winning film-maker, Dato’ Yusuf Haslam. Shahril Wahid, the male winner of Anugerah Skrin 2006, rounds off the list of hosts for the competition, taking up an almost similar role as Hady Mirza did during last year’s Singapore Idol series.

In the inaugural Anugerah Skrin competition back in 2006, contestants were judged upon their acting and hosting skills. For Anugerah Skrin 2010, the organisers have decided to drop the hosting aspect and concentrate more on acting. Twenty-four aspiring actors have been shortlisted to continue their journey to be the next Anugerah Skrin Champion. One male and one female Champion will get $5000 cash each, roles in Suria’s programmes, a movie produced by KRU Studios, a special teledrama produced by MediaCorp Eaglevision, as well as an opportunity to be involved in English productions.

Each week these contestants will be asked to act in different drama genres to test their acting skills. They may spar with each other as well as several experienced actors. The contestants will be guided throughout the competition by two established actors who act as their mentors – Seri Wahyuni Jaes who is also a scriptwriter and Sani Hussin, who is currently an Arts educator. This year’s resident judges are Khairudin Samsudin and Rilla Melati Bahri who are famous for being child actors and have respectively excelled in creative fields such as directing and scriptwriting. It would be interesting to see who would be playing the good cop, bad cop roles like how Najip Ali & Rafaat Hamzah did the last time round. The way I see it, and from early observations, Rilla looks like the likelier bet to assume the bad cop role and I hope she does it well.

The judges will analyze their acting skills through drama segments which will be televised every Tuesdays at 8.30pm. The results will be revealed on the same week on Friday, live at 8.30pm. Every week, one male and one female contestant will be eliminated until the Top 6 are chosen to proceed to the Grand Finals, where only one male and one female contestant will be declared the Champions of Anugerah Skrin 2010. Winners will be selected based on judges’ score (50%) and popularity votes by the public (50%). Audience can vote from Tuesday from 8.30pm to Friday at 6pm the same week. Each vote costs $0.60.

Anugerah Skrin will make its debut LIVE TONIGHT, 4 May 2010 at 8.30pm on Suria. The series will be telecast at 8.30pm every Tuesday (Drama Segment) and LIVE every Friday (Results Show).

Yours truly had the opportunity to attend the media conference to announce the Top 24 for this year’s competition back on 14 April 2010 at the Arts House @ Old Parliament Building. I will not take too much time speaking about the event as it is all introductory and basically what you have read in the earlier paragraphs or through fellow mainstream and peer media websites, but one thing stuck in my mind was when Rilla Melati laid out her hopes and expectations on the contestants. For someone who has spent a major part of her life with the Malay station since its Radio Television Singapore days, her words were something which all of the contestants would do very well to hold dear.

It’s not about wanting to be glamourous, it’s not about just wanting to appear on television as new and upcoming stars. It’s about having the pride to lift / maintain the quality of performances / programmes on Suria, which she regards as an institution that had educated her and entertaining us. Maybe at this point of time, her words might not have much of an impact on these young upstarts yet, but once the competition starts proper and they have more inklings of what the industry is about, then perhaps it would sink in and inspire them to greater heights. All twenty four of them have the style, potential and looks. Now it’s up to them to show us what they’re made of starting tonight. I end this entry with photographs taken during the Media Conference

Shahrin Azhar was the master-of-ceremony for the event…

Introducing the three hosts of the competition – Shahril Wahid, Huda Ali & Suzairhe Sumari

Shahril and Huda shared their experiences in 2006…

Our distinguished resident judges of the competition – Rilla Melati (centre) and Khairudin Samsudin (right)…

The bigwigs of KRU Berhad Sdn Bhd, Mediacorp Suria & EaglevisionDr. Shireen Hashim (a.k.a. Mrs Norman Abdul Halim), Mr. Azlan Salim, Mr. Suhaimi Jais & Ms. Sabariah Ramilan

Rilla & Shahril posing for the cameras…

The guests and contestants enjoying the nice spread afterwards…

The full picture…

Four of the contestants who will be vying for the big prize…

See you tonight!!!

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

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