Inilabas na ng Asian Television Awards (ATA) sa
OnScreenAsia.com ang listahan ng mga nominado sa tatlong main categories,
namely: Programming, Performance, and Technical/Creative.
Now on its 13th year, ang Asian TV Awards 2008 ay
gaganapin sa Hotel InterContinental, Middle Road, Singapore sa December 11.
Fifty-four judges were selected from different TV networks
all over the Asia- Pacific region. They reviewed the categories and eventually
selected the winner in each category.
Ang chairman of the board ay si Mr.
Man Shu Sum ng Singapore. Kinabibilangan din ito ng iba pang mga huradong nagmula pa sa mga
bansang Singapore (13 judges), Malaysia (5), Taiwan (6), India (4), Hong Kong
SAR(4), Indonesia (5), China (4), Australia (2), Korea (3), Japan (2), Sri
Lanka (1), Thailand (1), and the Philippines (4).
Ang mga huradong taga-Pilipinas ay kinabibilangan nina
Ma. Cecilia "Che-Che" Lazaro (The Probe Productions, ABS-CBN), Jessica Soho (VP
for News, GMA-7), Laurenti Dyogi (VP Entertainment Division, ABS-CBN), at
Nessa Valdellon (VP for Public Affairs, GMA-7).
Ang Pilipinas ay nakakuha ng walong nominasyon sa mga
kategoryang Best Comedy Programme (Camera
Café at Bubble Gang), Best
Children's Programme (Lovely Day),
Best Game or Quiz Programme (All Star K!
The One Million Videoke Challenge), Best Reality Programme (Reunion), Best Adaptation of an Existing
Formats (Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition
Plus), at Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress (Ogie Alcasid at Michael
Anim na nominasyon ang naiuwi ng GMA-7; isa naman ang
nakuha ng ABS-CBN Corporation; at isa rin sa QTV 11, ang sister station ng
For the record, Michael V. has won the Best Comedy
Performance by an Actor award thrice in a row (2004, 2005, at 2006) at
taun-taon ay nominado siya sa naturang kategorya. There was a time he
bested Comedy King Dolphy (John En Shirley) for the trophy.
In 2004, GMA-7 was voted Terrestrial Broadcaster of
the Year, beating other giant networks in the Asia-Pacific region, thus making
it the only Philippine TV network that has won the distinction so far. Last year,
ABS-CBN was nominated for the same category but lost to MediaCorp TV Singapore
Ilang taon na ring namamayagpag ang GMA-7 at ABS-CBN sa public
affairs, drama, at performance categories ng Asian TV Awards. Pero this year,
tila naging mailap na makakuha ng nominasyon ang dalawang TV giants ng
Kapansin-pansin ding tila hirap ang ABS-CBN at GMA-7 against
the other TV giants sa Asia-Pacific sa technical/creative category. Minsan
lang nakasingit sa kategoryang ito ang Pilipinas. Noong 2004, pinarangalan
si Direk Jerry Sineneng bilang Best Director, at taong 2005 naman ay
napanalunan ng programang Encantadia
ang Best Original Musical Score.
Here are the Asian TV Awards 2008 shortlisted nominees.
Programme (30 mins or less): Spirit
of the Times- Chinese Contemporay Art: Heroism or Confusion (Channel
NesAsua/MediaCorp Pte Ltd/Singapore), China
21- Adili Skywalker (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore), Twilight Years (Treesixzero Productions Pte Ltd./Singapore), The Lost Tribe Secret Array of the Cia
(Al Jazeera English/Malaysia), China 21-
The People's Dumplings (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore), and China 21- Go Buddha Boys (Discovery
Programme (31 mins or more): Kingdom
of Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore, Brat Camp China (National Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore), Miracle Body- Running: Built for Record
Speed (NHK- Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan), SBS Special Forgiveness, The Endless Journey Salvation (SBS- Seoul
Broadcasting System/Korea), A Bride, Her
Last Message- A 24 Hour Year Old Who Battled Breast Cancer (Tokyo
Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan), and Big
Wall Challenge (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan).
Best Natural History
or Wildlife Programme or Docu-drama: Soul
of a River (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore), Life in Harmony with Nature: Bamboo Forest- Yunnan Province China
(NHK- Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan, Soul
of a River- Cambodia (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore, Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore, and Black Bears Unleashed (National
Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore).