PUTRAJAYA: Newcomer and YouTube sensation Wany Hasrita has a lot more to celebrate now that she has bagged the Most Popular Artiste award at the Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 31, last night.
Besides the trophy, the 25-year-old artiste also drove home a Citroen C4 Picasso car worth RM126,000 for winning the grand prize.
“There are far bigger talents in the industry who deserve this award, so it was really unexpected. I am out of words!” she told reporters when met after the awards show.
The awards show, held at Putrajaya International Convention Centre, also saw Wany, whose full name is Nursyazwany Hasrita Hasbullah, as Most Popular Female Singer recipient.
Carrying the theme “Infiniti”, the star-studded event saw winners of 13 main categories, and five online categories.
Winners were selected based on online votes.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to veteran singer and actress Noor Kumalasari, 60.
Hosted by Janna Nick, Ajak and Zara Zya, ABPBH 31 was broadcast live on TV3.
Performances for the evening include Amy Mastura, Aizat Amdan, Hafiz Suip, Ernie Zakri, Mimi Fly, Ben Laden, Ismail Izzani, who entertained the audience with hits from the past as well as current favourites.
Since 1987, the annual awards show hosted by Berita Harian has been dubbed the most prestigious award show in the entertainment industry.
Full winners list:
Popular new male artiste - Fendy Bakry
Popular new female artiste - Farah Nabilah
Popular artiste collaboration - Syamel & Ernie Zakri
Popular male singer- Khai Bahar
Popular female singer - Wany Hasrita
Popular film actor - Zul Ariffin
Popular film actress - Emma Maembong
Popular TV actor - Fattah Amin
Popular TV actress - Nur Fazura
Popular TV host - Neelofa
Popular radio announcer - Haziq (Hot FM)
Popular comedy artiste - Zizan Razak
Popular versatile artiste - Alif Satar
Sensational artiste - Neelofa
Popular TV On-Screen Couple - Fattah Amin & Nur Fazura
Popular film On-Screen Couple - Zul Ariffin & Nur Fazura
Popular celeb tot - Arif Jiwa
Popular social media artiste - Fatimah Omar Mukhlis