Popular TV actress Janna Nick picked up two nominations at the inaugural Anugerah Pilihan Online 2016 (APO2016).
“I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me,” she said at an event in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, where the top five nominees in each of APO2016’s 17 categories were announced.
The 20-year-old beauty from Kedah got nods in the Best Actress and Most Elegant Woman category. Janna, who has starred in TV3’s Syurga Nur and Kau Aku Kita, sees the nominations as a way to spur her on to do better in the future.
“If I don’t do a good job in the next drama that I’m in, people might ask, ‘Did I deserve the award or nomination?’ It’s a challenge. I’m nervous. Being nominated among the top five means I have a bigger responsibility,” she shares.
Comedian and actor Zizan Razak and singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza received three nominations each in APO2016, while Aaron Aziz, Shaheizy Sam, Neelofa, Ayda Jebat, Siti Nordiana and Janna Nick earned two nominations each.
The top five names were chosen from a pool of early nominees with the highest amount of votes during APO’s Phase 1 voting period.
APO2016 is the first “people’s choice awards” by Star Media Group, jointly organised by the group’s Bahasa Malaysia-language portal mStar Online and radio station Suria FM.
mStar Online executive editor Rozaid Abdul Rahman was proud to share that the Phase 1 voting period received 120,000 votes. Now that Phase 2 has begun – where fans can cast votes for their favourite celebrities from the top five nominees – he hopes to see more support.
“We’re really hoping to double the number of votes. This is where the real competition starts. We also hope to see our nominees campaign hard to prove the strength of their online presence,” Rozaid said.
He added that since APO2016 was announced a month ago, the mStar Facebook fan page has received an additional 6,000 likes.
Winners from each category are set to walk away with a trophy, RM5,000 worth of jewellery from Rafflesia, items from Ice Watch and main sponsor Dnars as well as vouchers for hotel stays from Dorsett Putrajaya.
The grand prize winner or APO2016 Ultimate Celebrity (the personality with the most votes across all 17 categories) will go home with a RM20,000 necklace from Rafflesia.
Check out the full list at of nominees at apo.mstar.com.my. Fans can vote for their favourite celebrities once a day until April 27.
APO2016 will be broadcast live on April 30 on TV2 at 9pm.