Celebrities set to walk the red carpet at 23rd Asian Television Awards

KUCHING: The prestigious 23rd Asian Television Awards, to be held here from Jan 11-13 next year, brings with it a list of prominent artistes and presenters who will walk the red carpet. The ceremony will be hosted by legendary former...

 

KUCHING: The prestigious 23rd Asian Television Awards, to be held here from Jan 11-13 next year, brings with it a list of prominent artistes and presenters who will walk the red carpet.

The ceremony will be hosted by legendary former MTV Asia VJs May Wan and Choy Wan, along with Adrian Jalaludin and Mark Zambrano, and will witness over 300 international delegates comprising award-winning television and film producers, directors, performers, judges, key sponsors, nominees and celebrities from participating countries.

Ananda Everingham

Organiser ATV Awards in a statement yesterday announced the first batch of celebrities who will be walking the red carpet at the Live Show on Jan 12.

Leading the list of attendees are Thai rising star Maneerat Kam-Uan; Thai TV actress, singer, and model, Khemanit Jamikorn; and Thai actor Jiravich Pongpaijit – known for his fabulous portrayal of Hut in the 2016 comedy-horror movie ‘Ar Ma’.

Actor Ananda Everingham, best known for his lead role in the 2004 horror film ‘Shutter’; Taiwanese model, actress, and dancer Kelly Liao Jia Yi; and Taiwanese actor/singer Wang Kung-Ta will also be present.

Other celebrities who have confirmed their attendance at the ceremony are Ase Wang, known as one of the most successful young models in Thailand; Wallace Ang, a full-time Mandarin radio presenter for MediaCorp’s Love 97.2FM; James Kumar, the winner of the Best Newcomer award in Vasantham’s Pradhana Vizha Awards; and Derek Chun, an internationally

Ase Wang
James Kumar
acclaimed rising model, host and actor.

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said with 2019 being Visit Sarawak Year, the state is honoured to host the 23rd Asian Television Awards, attracting a myriad of stars and internationally acclaimed talents to the city for the first time.

“Hosting the awards ceremony is similar to hosting prominent world-class mega events such as Formula One, MotoGP or SEA Games, and it will surely boost the Malaysian tourism industry and international tourist arrivals here in Sarawak,” he said.

The Asian Television Awards (ATA) was launched in 1996 and has become known as the Asian television industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognising excellence in programming, production and performance.

Kelly Liao

The awards comprise over 40 categories and represent the industry’s foremost recognition to independent production houses in Asia.

The 23rd Asian Television Awards is organised by ATV Awards Sdn Bhd with support from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports.

The awards are also supported by talent partners Beam Artistes and Gushcloud, with Malindo as official airline partner and Timeless Vacation as official travel agent.

The ceremony can be viewed live and/or delayed on iFlix, Bangkok TV, Today TV Vietnam, Channel O Indonesia, Citra Entertainment, Formosa TV, ViuTV, Arirang, ABS-CBN, Jiangsu Satellite International and Astro Hello.

It will also be available live on Facebook via @Asiantvwards.