The Technical and Creative Awards of the 24th Asian Television Awards took place last night, January 10, 2020 at Resorts World Manila.
Launched in 1996, the Asian Television Awards aims to recognize excellence in programming, production, and performances.
Determined by an expert panel of more than 50 judges from across the region, the results are then tabulated, with the winners only announced during the awarding ceremony where the awards comprise of around 60 categories.
Barangay 143, the first Filipino animated series on free TV, is one of the two Filipino winners of the Technical and Creative Awards.
Featuring the voices of Julie Anne San Jose, Migo Adecer, Kelley Day, and Ruru Madrid, Barangay 143 aired on GMA-7 in October 2018.
The Kapuso show was able to beat the entry from India titled Little Singham.
Newscaster Cathy Yang, who has a program in ABS-CBN News Channel, was also recognized at the Asian Television Awards. Her show Market Edge With Cathy Yang bagged the trophy in the Best News Presenter or Anchor category.
She was able to beat fellow Pinoy broadcaster Cito Beltran of Cignal TV. The othe nominees were Zou Yue of China, Kishore Ajwani of India, Hirotada Ototake of Japan, Zakka Jacob of India, and Tuhi Martukaw (Jocelyn Ting-Hui Hung Chien) of Taiwan.
ABS-CBN newscaster Korina Sanchez also served as one of the presenters, while ABS-CBN actor Mark Neumann was one of the event's hosts.
Here are the winners of the 24th Asian TV Awards Technical and Creative Awards:
Best Documentary Programme (one-off/special): Is Australia Sexist? (Joined Up Films, SBS, Australia)
Best Documentary Series: China From Above 2 (CICC & NHNZ, National Geographic Asia, China / New Zealand)
Best Natural History of Wildlife Programme: Orang Utan Jungle School (NHNZ, New Zealand)
Best Single News Story/Report: Giant Clams-Nature’s Climate Archive (CGTN, China)
Best News Programme: Sunaina’s Story (New Delhi Television Limited, India)
Best News Presenter or Anchor: Cathy Yang, Market Edge with Cathy Yang (ABS-CBN News Channel, Philippines)
Best Social Awareness Programme: Planet Healers (Discovery Networks, India)
Best Current Affairs Presenter: Andini Effendi, Q&A Metro TV (PT Media Television Indonesia, Indonesia)
Best Comedy Programme: The Family Law Season 3 (Matchbox Pictures, Australia)
Best Lifestyle Programme: The Spirit of Zen (CGTN, China)
Best Infotainment Programme: Mega Icons (NGC Network India, India)
Best Entertainment Programme (One off/Annual): 2018-2019 Jiangsu Satellite TV New Year’s Eve Concert (Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, China)
Best General Entertainment Programme: SASUKE Ninja Warrior 2018 (TBS, Japan)
Best Original Digital Entertainment Programme: Super Nova Games (Tencent Entertainment, China)
Best Children’s Programme: Bodypedia Baby (NHK, Japan)
Best Preschool Programme: Didi & Friends (MEASAT Broadcast Network, Systems Sdn Bhd & DD Animation, Malaysia)
Best 2D Animated Programme: Barangay 143 (Synergy 88 Entertainment, GMA-7, Philippines)
Best 3D Animated Programme: Treehouse Detectives (enPOP, KBS, South Korea)
Best Live Sports Coverage: Australian PGA Championships 2018 (Fox Sports Asia, Australia)
Best Sports Programme: Go Top Heroes (Dragon TV, Tencent Video, China)
Best Sports Presenter/Commentator: Michael O’Dwyer, Live@HWWC HSBC Singapore 2019 (IMG of America, Fox Sports Asia, Australia)
Best Talk Show: Koffee with Karan Season 6 (Star Network, India)
Best Game / Quiz Programme: Boom! Vientam (Keshet International, VTV, Israel)
Best Music Programme: The Producer (Zense Entertainment Co., Ltd, Thailand)
Best Music Video: “Sandcastles” (Best Pictures PTE LTD, Singapore)
Best Influencer Content/Series: Stupid Man Smartphone-Singapore (BBC Studios, India)
Best Digital Non-Fiction Programme / Series: Painted Love: Our Story (CGTN, China)
Best Scriptwriting for Web Series: The Deadline (LINE TV, Thailand)
Best Cinematography: "KUMAR SUBRAMANYAM" Breaking Point_Haws (Discovery Communications, India)
Best Original Screenplay: "EKACAHAI UEKRONGTHAM" Bangkok Love Stories: Plead (GMM Studios, Thailand)
Best Editing: Zhou Quan, Life Matters Season 2 (SMG News, Shanghai Media Group, China)
Best Direction (Non-Fiction): Prabhu Asgadnkar, Breaking Point_Haws (Discovery Communications, India)
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