The Star hosted the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Awards last week.
This was the first event in a three year partnership deal between the association and The Star.
The awards program kicked off with a nomination event on February 10 and was followed by the major awards gala that saw 800 guests converge on the venue.
American E! News host Giuliana Rancic was flown in to host the ceremony.
The Star managing director Greg Hawkins said,“We are committed to bolstering Sydney’s reputation as a premier destination for gala events and we know the work of the team behind the Event Centre is on show for the industry and the country to see.
“Our world class technical capabilities combined with our ability to deliver first-class gala events means we make for a great destination to deliver a glittering red carpet and awards celebration,” said Hawkins.
The Star welcomed celebrities and VIPs who walked down the 40 metre red carpet.
Pre and post the awards ceremony, guests were served a range of canapés along with a dessert and lolly bar.
Celebrities in attendance included Jennifer Hawkins, Eddie McGuire, Antonia Kidman, Noni Hazlehurst, Don Hany, Real Housewives of Melbourne and the cast of judges from Australia’s Next Top Model. In addition Abby Lee Miller and her cast of dancers from hit series Dance Moms visited from the US.