Nominees 2021

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Best 2D Animated Kids TV Programme

Fukrey Boyzzz: Vaanar sena 
Discovery Communications India
Lamput – Opera
WarnerMedia
Little Singham Aur Black Shadow Ki Takkar      
Discovery Communications India
Monster Beach  
WarnerMedia
Tish Tash
Studio Gale / Big Crunch Entertainment / EBS

Best 3D Animated Kids TV Programme

Ejen Ali Misi Juang       
Primeworks Studios / Wau Animation / TV3 (Malaysia)
Lil Wild season 1
Mediacorp Singapore / Infinite Studios
Magical Chalky 
Omens Studios
Oddbods: Oddbeard’s Curse 
One Animation
The Kea   
Omens Studios

Best Kids TV Programme (non-animated)

My Buddy Bone Masher
Beach House Pictures
Shimajiro: A World of WOW! – Our Oceans
Benesse Corporation, Japan
Skuad Cilik 3
Oak 3 Films

Best Factual Programme

Ancient China From Above
National Geographic / China Intercontinental Communication
Eco Solutions
CNN International
Megastructures: Shimao Quarry Hotel
National Geographic
Open your eyes to the UNSEEN
Deutsche Welle
Saved by the Future
CNN International
Super Hero
CNN International

Best Factual Programme (Covid-19)

Contact Tracers
Peddling Pictures for CNA, Mediacorp Singapore
Covid-19: India’s War Against the Virus
Discovery Communications India
Disease Hunters
CNA, Mediacorp Singapore
Malaysia vs Covid-19: #KitaJagaKita
Measat Broadcast Network Systems, Astro Malaysia
Virus Hunting: Cave to Covid
Beach House Pictures for Smithsonian Channel

Best Current Affairs Programme

Beyond The Viral Video: Should We Be Afraid of TikTok?
CNA, Mediacorp Singapore
Sunday Morning 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake 10 Years Later
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS), Japan
Tears of the Dragon
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Tuesday Report: One Metre Apart
Mediacorp Singapore
Vande Bharat Flight IX1344: Hope to Survival
Discovery Communications India

Best Factual Entertainment Programme

Into The Wild with Bear Grylls and Akshay Kumar
Discovery Communications India
King of Culinary 2
Mediacorp Singapore
Perang Periuk (Kitchen Wars)
Creative Stew for Astro Malaysia
The Food We Love to Hate 畏口大开: Pork Liver
Mediacorp Singapore / August Pictures
There’s Something About Orchard
Sora Media for CNA, Mediacorp Singapore

Best Asian Talk Show

Hear U Out
Mediacorp Singapore
Next To Neelofa
Measat Broadcast Network Systems, Astro Malaysia 
The Inner Circle
Mediacorp Singapore

Best Asian Comedy Programme

Adventure Of The Ring
WarnerMedia
Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost
August Pictures
Downstairs
Robot Playground Media
Keluarga Baha Don 2
Viu / Anomalous Films
My Mischievous Fiancee (Mae Krua Kon Mai)
BEC World Thailand

Best Asian Original Game Show

Connection – Relay Battle Game
Fuji Television, Japan / The Story Lab
Light Away
Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Japan
Otoraction
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS), Japan
Sabotaj 3
Mediacorp Singapore / Dua M / The Story Lab / Infocus Asia
Sing Again
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Best Original Song for a TV Series/Programme or Movie

Dreamboat (Gabby), Teenage Textbook: The Series
August Pictures
Please Come Back To Me (Nont Tanont), My Forever Sunshine
BEC World Thailand
Save Me (Image Suthita), Eternal
BEC World Thailand
The Guiding Stars (Guo Mei Mei), My Star Bride
Mediacorp Singapore
Voice in The Rain (Tom Isara)
PCCW OTT, Thailand

Best TV Format Adaptation (Non-scripted)

First and Last Thailand
Banijay Rights for Workpoint 23, Thailand
MasterChef Singapore 2
Mediacorp Singapore / Beach House Pictures
Sing Again
Studio Slam / JTBC Studios / Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
The Masked Singer Malaysia
Measat Broadcast Network Systems, Astro Malaysia
The Wall Philippines
Viva Communications for TV5 Philippines


Best TV Format Adaptation (Scripted)

Black 2
Viu / Independent Pictures
Eternal (Barb Ayuttitham)
BEC World Thailand
Humans China
Banijay Rights
Serigala Terakhir
Vidio / Screenplay Productions, Indonesia
Teenage Textbook: The Series
August Pictures

Best Short-form drama (<20 mins per episode)

Antara Pintu
Measat Broadcast Network Systems (Astro Gempak), Malaysia
Gangster Nurse
Oak 3 Films
Karipap Haiz
Mediacorp Singapore / Papahan Films
Siti Vampire
Viddsee
The Miracle Barbershop
Viddsee

Best LBGTQ+ Programme Made in Asia

A Tale of Thousand Stars
GMMTV Thailand
Call It What You Want
Portico Media 
Her – Women in Asia S1: The Meaning of Marriage
Deutsche Welle
Papa and Daddy
Portico Media


Best Asian Feature Film or Telemovie

18 Puasa di Kampong Pisang
Astro Shaw, Malaysia
Di Akhir Garisan
Mediacorp Singapore / Elements Pictures
Kill for Love
Studio76 Original Productions, Taiwan


Best Director of a Scripted TV Programme

Tommy Dewo (Serigala Terakhir)
Vidio / Screenplay Productions, Indonesia
Kye Syed Fariz (Keluarga Baha Don 2)
Viu / Anomalous Films
Ampaiporn Jitmaingong (Eternal)
BEC World Thailand
Mamat Khalid (Kampong Pisang Bersiri-Siri)
Astro Shaw, Malaysia
Oh Liang Cai (Love Unbound: A Wizard’s Love)
August Pictures
Doreen Yap (A Quest To Heal)
Mediacorp Singapore


Best Drama Series/Telefilm Made for A Single Asian Market

Barangay 143 (Season 2)
August Media
Distopia
Mediacorp Singapore / Konxepz Productions
Dream Raider
WarnerMedia
Huwag Kang Mangamba (Mirabilia)
ABS-CBN Philippines
To Me, It’s Simply You (Mon Rak Nong Pak Kayang)
BEC World Thailand


Best Asian Drama Series for a Regional/Int’l Market

Chang Ge Xing: The Long Ballad
China Huace Film & TV for Tencent Video and Shandong TV
Criminal Justice – Behind Closed Doors
Applause Entertainment
Go Ahead
China Huace Film & TV for Hunan TV and Mango TV
Naoki Hanzawa
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS), Japan
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
Applause Entertainment

Best Male Lead in a TV Programme

Abimana Aryasatya (as Alex in Serigala Terakhir)
Vidio / Screenplay Productions, Indonesia
Pakorn Chatborrirak (as Chidtawan in Eternal)
BEC World Thailand
Remy Ishak (as Jo Don in Keluarga Baha Don 2)
Viu / Anomalous Films
Morning Tzu-Yi Mo (as Kuo Wei-Chiang in Kill for Love)
Studio76 Original Productions, Taiwan
Chanapol Sataya (as Karn in The Path of Tiger)
Bangkok Broadcasting & TV (BBTV), Thailand


Best Female Lead in a TV Programme

Chen Li Ping (as Ah Dai in How Are You 2)
Mediacorp Singapore
Jalyn Han (as Granny Sun in Love Unbound – Far Apart But Close At Heart)
August Pictures
Esther Huang (as Lin Mei-Ju in Kill for Love)
Studio76 Original Productions, Taiwan
Mookda Narinrak (as Paramita in Sadden Chains)
Bangkok Broadcasting & TV (BBTV), Thailand
Kimberley Anne Woltemas (as Pilasluk / Deunyard in The Unidentical Twins)
BEC World Thailand

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