Nominees for Performance Category in the 17th Asian TV Awards: (L-R) Korina Sanchez, Best Current Affairs Presenter for Rated K; Michael V, Best Comedy Actor for Bubble Gang; Coco Martin, Best Drama Actor for "Kamao" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya; Sharlene San Pedro, Best Drama Actress for "T-Shirt" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya; and Gabby Eigenmann, Best Supporting Actor for Munting Heredera.

Photo: Courtesy of ABS-CBN / GMA-7

Naglabas na ng official list of nominees ang Asian TV Awards (ATA) sa kanilang official website (http://ata.onscreenasia.com) para sa gaganaping 17th Asian Television Awards sa Shangri-La Hotel sa Singapore sa December 6, 2012.

May tatlong major categories ang ATA: Programming, Performance, at Technical & Creative.

Ngayong taon, tatlong bagong kategorya ang idinagdag sa kanilang listahan.

Ito’y ang Best 2D Animated Programme, Best 3D Animated Programme, at Best Sports Presenter/Commentator.

Maliban pa ito sa top awards na Terrestrial Channel of the Year, Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year, Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, at Cable and Satellite Network of the Year.

Last year, dalawang awards ang naiuwi ng Pilipinas.

Nasungkit ng The Bottomline with Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation) ang award bilang Best Talk Show.

Napanalunan naman ni Boy Christopher Ramos ang Best Theme Song para sa awiting "Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko" para sa programang Star Confessions ng ABC Development Corporation o TV5.

GMA Network did not win a single award last year.

This year, however, tatlong nominasyon ang nakuha ng Kapuso station:

Best Adaptation of an Existing Format para sa programang Survivor Philippines Celebrity Double Showdown; Best Actor in a Supporting Role para kay Gabby Eigenmann for his role in Munting Heredera; and Michael V. as Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress para sa longest gag show na Bubble Gang.

Ang ABS-CBN ay nakakuha ng anim na nominasyon tgis year:

Best News Programme (Bandila: Sendong’s Wrath); Best Music Programme (ASAP Rocks: Gives Back); Best Talk Show (The Bottomline with Boy Abunda); Korina Sanchez as Best Current Affairs Presenter for Rated K; Sharlene San Pedro as Best Actress in a Leading Role for the controversial Maalaala Mo Kaya episode titled "T-shirt"; and Coco Martin as Best Actor in a Leading Role for his effective portrayal in "Kamao"episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Tatlo naman ang natanggap na nominasyon ng TV5 (ABC Development Corporation):

Best Single News Story/Report for Bilang Tao: Kubeta; Best General Entertainment Programme para sa Talentadong Pinoy - Battle of the Champions 2012; at Best Lifestyle Programme para sa Chef vs Mom.