22nd Asian Television Awards winners annnounced
Recepients of the top 4 awards are: ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’: Sony Pictures Television, ‘Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year’: Mediacorp ‘Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year’: Sony Pictures Television, ‘Terrestrial Channel of the Year’: Formosa...
December 2, 2017
By Franco Rafael
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The 22nd Asian Television Awards concludes two evenings of glitz and glamour, celebrating Asian television’s best. Hosted by Baki Zainal, Stephanie Carrington and Wang Li Huan, a total of 47 awards were presented, recognising excellence in programming, production and performance. Twenty-nine awards were given out during the trade gala event on 30 November 2017, and another 18 awards presented during the LIVE ceremony on 1 December 2017 to over 3,500 spectators at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
In the hotly contested award category, ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’, Hong Kong’s veteran Wai Ying Hung Kara won for her role in Affairs of the Heart. Meanwhile, the coveted award for ‘Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/ Actress’ was awarded to crowd favourite, Hong Kong veteran funny man, Bobby Au-Yeung for House of Spirits, despite Singapore dominating the nominations for this award.
The honour for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ went to Tsai Chen-Nan from Taiwan for his breakthrough performance in She’s Family. While, the award for ‘Best Entertainment Presenter/ Host’ was awarded to Niti Chaichitatorn, for Talk with Toey Tonight, and he aptly dedicated his win to gender equality.
Mediacorp Singapore took home one of the two highly anticipated awards of the evening – ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’, which was presented to Choo Houren for his stellar performance in Trapped Minds. In his speech, he thanked his wife of 32 years and said in Mandarin, “It’s been a long time since I’ve been on stage to receive an award. Thank you everyone.” Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Yang Kuei-Mei clinched the accolade for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ for She’s Family. The K-fever is not subsiding any time soon, with one of the most prestigious awards of the night, ‘Best Drama Series’ presented to KBS’ Love in the Moonlight, beating the highly popular Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, or fondly known to fans as Goblin, amidst the wild scream of Hallyu fans!
Taiwan bagged four awards tonight, including the recognition for ‘Terrestrial Channel of the Year’ for Formosa Television, alongside awards for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’, Best Actress in a Supporting Role’, and ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for Mag Hsu.
Singapore’s Mediacorp took home the honour of ‘Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year’, its 14th win at the Asian Television Awards, and three other awards for ‘Best Direction (Non-Fiction)’ for To Live – Disaster, ‘Best Digital Fiction and Non-Fiction Programme/ Series’ for Patisserie Fighting and ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’.
Sony Pictures Television went home with a total of five awards at this year’s Asian Television Awards, winning the coveted award of ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’, ‘Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year’ for AXN Asia, ‘Best Adaptation of an Existing Format’, ‘Best Reality Show’, and ‘Best General Entertainment Programme’ for Amazing Race Asia Season 5.
Headline performances by Kim Jong-Kook of Running Man fame, sensational Indonesian pop-singer, Afgansyah, Taiwan’s Bii, and more!
Spectators at the event were treated to spectacular performances by award-winning Indonesian pop-singer and actor, Afgansyah; Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor, Bii; Korean singer-actor best known as the host of popular variety show – ‘Running Man’, Kim Jong-Kook; renowned international electronic artist, GG Magree; Sing! China finalist, Joanna Dong from Singapore; and Vietnam’s latest pop sensation, The Air, performed for the first time in Singapore, and special performance by the cast of Glee Vietnam!
Relive highlights at the 22nd Asian Television Awards on delayed telecast on Malaysia’s Media Prima ntv7; Indonesian Emtek O Channel; Thai Broadband TV Channel 7HD, Singaporean Mediacorp Channel 5; Hong Kong PCCW digital TV ViuTV; and China’s Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation JSBC International, Shanghai Media Group ICS, and iQiyi digital TV, throughout December 2017.
The 22nd Asian Television Awards 2017 is organised by Contineo Media, supported by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and is an event of Singapore Media Festival. The organiser would like to thank the following Sponsors: Courts, MTM, Nippon Paint, Osim, The Centre Stage, Torque 5 Group; Official Hotels: One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Park Hotel Farrer Park, Yotel Singapore; and Official Security Partner: Aetos.
For complete list of winners, visit www.asiantvawards.com/winners/2017-winners/