WhenÂ a long line of cars stretched all the way from theÂ mainroad to the entrance ofÂ Bukit Jalil open air carpark,Â I knew it had come to the right place. That and the big sign that said Bukit Jalil Stadium (duh!). Coincidentally, there was 2 big events happening that night: the Shout! Awards andÂ theÂ Manchester United training session, and I was no Man U fan.Â
I arrived in time toÂ witness the Red Carpet arrivals of celebs in shiny limos. Ben, Phat Phabes and Nadia were amongÂ theÂ first few to walk the red carpet. Marion Caunter, Jien, Bunkface, Paul Moss, Syafinaz andÂ Joe FlizzowÂ followed, rolling in one by one. The sudden on set of piercing screams could only signal one thing: that bloke from Twilight was in the building. But no. Put it down to diehard fanatics of Caprice, bearing signs likeÂ ‘I Love U Caprice’ and ‘Marry me, Caprice’ going beserk as the hip hop homeboy sashayed in.
The opening performance saw cheerleaders and dancers perform. A sudden burst of confetti kick-started the award show and emcees Marion Caunter and Jien tookÂ to the stage.Â Sean Kingston made a special appearenceÂ and sang along toÂ ‘Beautiful Girls’ and ‘Fire Burning’ in what looked like a lip-synch performance. From what I could tell local singers performed live, so what’s with the costly importÂ not. Tsk tsk.
After all the weeks of voting and campaigning, the awards were duly dispensed. The Ultimate Shout! Award went to Bunkface. The band made a clean sweep. They also went home with the RockstarÂ and Breakthrough Awards.Â The complete list of award recipients below.
Fresh TV Series Award
Favorite Radio Show
Ben, Nadia and Phat Fabes from The Fly.fm Pagi Show
Breakthrough Film Award
Favorite TV Program Award
Coolest Radio Announcer
JJ from Hitz.Fm
Hot Chick Award
Hot Guy Award
Best Onscreen Chemistry Award
Upin and Ipin
Favorite TV Host Award
Power Vocal Award
The Shout Awards 2009 was held 17 July 2009 at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil. For more piccies and what you missed out, hit up our gallery.