And the nominees for Asian Television Awards 2016 are..

The winners will be announced at the "live" awards event on 2 December 2016.

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The nominees of the Asian Television Awards 2016, which takes place in Singapore on 2 December, have been announced. The categories include ‘Best Drama Series’, ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’, ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’, ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’, Best Actress in a Leading Role’, ‘Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress’ and more.

Asian Television Awards 2016

Asian Television Awards 2016 Nominees

KBS drama Descendants of the Sun, starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo as Yoo Si Jin and Kang Mo Yeon respectively, has been nominated in the ‘Best Drama Series’. The Korean drama follows the love story between a surgeon and Special Forces officer, both elite in their fields, in a fictional war zone. MBC drama Marriage Contract, starring Lee Seo Jin and Uee as Han Ji Hoon and Kang Hye Soo respectively, is the latter of the two Korean dramas nominated.

The remaining six titles nominated for ‘Best Drama Series’ includes 4 from Mediacorp – Channel 5 series The Hush, Channel 8 series The Journey: Our Homeland and The Dream Makers 2 as well as Suria series Bingit 3. HBO series Halfworlds and TBS series Downtown Rocket complete the list.

‘Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress’ sees 6 nominees including Filipino Michael V – a recurring nominee for the category, who was alsonominatedlast year, Hong Kong actress Bernice Liu, and Singapore based Carla Dunareanu as well as Alaric Tay who won highly recommended for the same award in 2011.

‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ sees 8 nominees in total including last year’s host Max Loong and Pierre Png who won best actor in 2014 for his work in Zero Calling.

‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ sees 6 nominees including Singapore artist Julie Tan for her portrayal of Dong Zihuai in the year-end Mediacorp blockbuster The Dream Makers 2.

‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ sees 6 nominees hailing from Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. Actor, screenwriter, director and producer Bront Palarae is nominated for his work on Eropah, Here I Am. Also from Malaysia is Frederick Lee for his leading role in Turning Point. Singapore’s Christopher Lee is also in the list based on his performance in Crescendo.

Last but not least, ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ sees 7 nominees from Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Kristal Tin is nominated for her portrayal of May Suen Suk-Mui in the Hong Kong romantic-comedy Ghost of Relativity, which she had also won four other awards from three separate ceremonies. Media Prima artiste Jojo Goh snags a place for her work in the telemovie The Love Machine.

Asian Television Awards 2016 will take place at Suntec City Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2 December 2016. The second day of the awards ceremony will be broadcast to the public via various media channels across Asia via terrestrial, cable and digital platforms.

Confirmed performers include JJ Lin, Charli XCX, Rossa Roslina as well as the recently announced Adrian Pang, Stephanie Carrington, Alden Richards and Baki Zainal will be hosting the “live” televised segment.