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SAG Awards 2021: Here’s the complete list of winners

The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony took place on April 4, 2021. Like many other award shows, the pandemic led to major changes in the presentation which included cutting down the duration to 60 minutes instead of the usual two hours. The show was entirely pre-recorded; there was no red carpet and no host.  Announcements were made in 15 categories including films and television. For the first time in SAG’s history, persons of colour won the top four acting honours. Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung, who won the award for best female actor for her supporting role in Minari, became...

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Things to do in Singapore: Our picks of events in April 2021

What’s on our diary in this month. POETIC STROKES Discover how calligraphy allows classical Chinese poetry to be reimagined through a local lens. The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and National University of Singapore bring together 10 local calligraphers, including Choo Thiam Siew and Yong Cheong Thye to introduce fresh takes on 22 poems through depictions of familiar landscapes from HDB flats and the Merlion, to tropical fruits and expressions of evolving sentiments and identities of the local Chinese. Until Apr 4 THE SOUND INSIDE The Singapore Repertory Theatre’s 2021 season...

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Event gallery: Prestige Awards 2020 lunch

The winners of the Prestige Awards 2020 received their acknowledgment plaques over an intimate celebratory lunch at Basilico on Mar 24. Presented by Burda Luxury managing director Lena Kwek, the awards were handed to Patron Award recipient Mildred Tan, Titan Award recipient Chan Soo Khian, and Vanguard Award recipient Ng Yi Ming.  Prestige Awards 2020 trophies Mildred Tan (left), Patron Award 2020 Winner, with Lena Kwek Ng Yi Ming, Vanguard Award 2020 Winner The lunch party with Basilico Head Chef Luca Beccalli (right) and Sous...

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Event photo gallery: Jazz Association (Singapore) Benefit Gala 2021

Aptly themed Let There Be Love during these challenging times, the Jazz Association (Singapore)’s JASS Benefit Gala this year adopted a virtual format and celebrated the association’s fifth anniversary milestone with a night of glamour and great music. Held on March 14, the event was an lively online spectacle featuring mesmerising performances by Amsterdam-based international jazz diva Laura Fygi, who, through some impressive technological and augmented-reality wizardry, was accompanied by Singapore’s very own talents. They included our local “King of Swing” Jeremy Monteiro and the JASS Orchestra...

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Oscar 2021 nominations: All the names and films on the 93rd Academy Awards list

The Oscar 2021 nominations are being hailed as the most diverse ever with multiple nods to civil rights films, persons of colour, and women. Nominations in all 23 categories of the 93rd Academy Awards were announced on Monday, March 15, 2021. Mank received the maximum nods with 10 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Judas and the Black Messiah earned six nominations, including supporting actors for Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. The two were joined by Leslie Odom Jr. in the category for One Night in Miami. This year witnessed a record 70 women getting nominated in...

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2021 Grammys highlights: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift make history and more

While the Grammys 2021, held on March 14, had no live audience to cheer their favourite musicians this year, they still brought all the fireworks one has come to expect from music’s biggest night over the last six decades. The event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre and some stars tuned in virtually to receive their awards. Celebrities like Taylor Swift in a flowery Oscar da la Renta, Megan Thee Stallion in an orange Dolce & Gabbana, Harry Styles in plaid Gucci blazer paired with a purple boa, Dua Lipa in a shimmery Atelier Versace, Lizzo in Balmain, Beyoncé in Schiaparelli...

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Event photo gallery: Vihari Jewels 2021 exclusive high jewellery showcase

Founder and Artistic Director of Vihari Jewels, Vihari Poddar, hosted a series of intimate luncheons and dinners in early February to present a new collection, The Iridescent Dragonfly, as well as her 2021 Exclusive High Jewellery range. Held at Tong Le Private Dining at OUE Tower, the private jeweller and her mother, Manisha Sheth, introduced VIPs, jewellery aficionados and society friends to the exquisite, newly launched baubles that ranged from red-carpet-worthy fancy coloured diamond pieces and top-grade precious gems, to versatile yet contemporary designs with white diamonds for everyday...

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Event photo gallery: Nana Au-Chua’s Chinese New Year 2021 Ladies Luncheon

Event photo gallery: Nana Au-Chua’s Chinese New Year 2021 Ladies Luncheon After nearly a year of social restrictions, old friends and new acquaintances finally had the opportunity to catch up with one another over an intimate reunion feast at the highly anticipated Chinese New Year Ladies Luncheon. Hosted annually by society stalwart and Million Lighting COO Nana Au-Chua, the luncheon this year took the format of small groups of eight across 14 separate days at the private dining rooms of Empress at the Asian Civilisations Museum and Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine at ION...

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