ntv7 celebrates and honors successful women for their achievement and inspirational contribution to society with Malaysia’s first women awards show – Bella Awards 2013. The award show is derived from ntv7’s award-winning women talk show, Bella, which inspires women every day with powerful and informative topics.
The Bella Awards 2013 kicked off recently with a grand launch party at Marini’s on 57 that featured an outstanding view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. There were also performances by Malaysia’s accomplished choreographer, Ramli Ibrahim & Sutra Dance Theatre, who wowed the crowd with a classic Indian dance, the Bharatanatyam. Other industry guests who took the stage were local male vocalist Vince Chong, Diandra Arjunaidi, Chelsia Ng, and Rozz Ritzmann.
Hosted by actor Will Quah and Miss Universe Malaysia 2011, Deborah Henry, the Bella Awards 2013 Launch Party was a night to remember! A royal purple carpet was laid out as opposed to the traditional red carpet, served as a runway the fashion show featuring the works of both local and international designers like Tom Abang Saufi, Nisa Mazbar, Silas Lieu and Shiatzy Chen.
Intan Noorbaizura, Executive Producer of Bella Awards said, “This awards show is nothing you have ever seen before. We are going to celebrate the most incredible group of people in the universe – WOMEN – with the best line-up of performances by local AND international artistes, fashion shows, and lots of other surprises”.
The inaugural Bella Awards will debut on 2nd March 2013, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, and will air live on ntv7 at primetime 9pm-10.30pm, while the Red Carpet will be shown at 8.30pm.
The award categories for the inaugural Bella Awards 2013 are: –
- BELLA CREATIVE AWARD
Honouring Malaysian women who contributed to the nation through the arts from Thespians, Photographers, Gallery Owners, Painters, and such
- BELLA STYLE AWARD
Honouring Malaysian women who contributed to the nation through the fashion & beauty scene from Fashion Designers, Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Beauty Experts, and such
- BELLA BEAUTIFUL AWARD
Honouring Malaysian women who contributed to the nation through the health & wellness scene, striving to make Malaysia a healthier nation Including Doctors, Nutritionists, Therapists, and such
- BELLA BUSINESS AWARD
Honouring Malaysian women who contributed to the nation through the business scene including women from e-business, finance, commerce, and such
- BELLA HEART AWARD
Honouring Malaysian women who is bold and brave to stand above all odds and inspire other women around her
- BELLA MARS AWARD
Honouring Malaysian men who has contributed to women & society in general through their work
- BELLA AWARD
Honouring Malaysian women who has made a strong impact to the society, locally as well as internationally
We had the chance to be at the launch of the awards, and here’s a little sneak peek into what went down:
We also talked to the ladies behind ntv7’s Bella – Daphne Iking, Elaine Daly, Vanessa Chong and Intan Noorbaizura on their thoughts on beauty, confidence and of course, the upcoming Bella awards:
Some extra photos from the event:
Catch the inaugural Bella Awards on 2nd March 2013, on ntv7 at primetime 9pm-10.30pm