The people have spoken, and they simply love Akim And The Majistret. The local rock band picked up the award for Ultimate Celebrity at Anugerah Pilihan Online 2016 (APO2016) award ceremony on April 30. 

The band won the award based on the most online votes received across 17 categories contested at the event.

Some of the prizes it received include a trophy, a Rafflesia necklace worth RM20,000 and a hotel stay package from Dorsett Putrajaya.

The event, held at Angkasapuri in Kuala Lumpur, is the inaugural people’s choice awards by Star Media Group, jointly organised by the group’s Bahasa Malaysia-language portal mStar Online and Suria FM.

Akim And The Majistret also won the Online Choice For Group award. Other big winners include actor Saharul Ridzwan, actress Mia Ahmad and Datuk Siti Nurhaliza with two awards each.

APO2016 tallied over 770,000 online votes from fans. The hash tag #APO2016 was trending worldwide on Twitter. It peaked at No. 15, recording over 15,000 mentions during the event’s live broadcast on TV2.

APO2016 was hosted by Baki Zainal, Adibah Noor and Awal Ashaari. There were also live performances from artistes like Hazama, Sandra, Ella and Dayang Nurfaizah who sang a medley of songs written by the late Adnan Abu Hassan.

Here’s the complete list of winners at APO2016:

Online Choice For Comedian
Jihan Muse

Choice Fashion Icon
Siti Nurhaliza

Choice Group
Akim And The Majistret

Choice Celebrity Chef
Chef Fazley Yaakob

Choice Radio Presenter
Fara Fauzana

Choice Blog
Siakap Keli

Choice Online Celebrity
Mat Lufthi

Choice Handsome Male Celebrity
Saharul Ridzwan

Choice Elegant Female Celebrity
Mia Ahmad

Choice Young Entrepreneur
Neelofa for Naelofar Hijab

Choice Best Actress
Mia Ahmad

Choice Best Actor
Saharul Ridzwan

Choice Male Athlete
Datuk Lee Chong Wei

Choice Female Athlete
Nicol David

Choice Sports Team
Johor Darul Takzim FC

Choice Female Singer
Siti Nurhaliza

Choice Male Singer

APO2016 Ultimate Celebrity
Akim And The Majistret