There’s something uniquely special about seeing people receive accolades for the years of hard work, dedication, passion, and love. To know that they know they’re appreciated for their craft, as happened at the 2023 Asia Content Awards & Global OTT Awards.
Created in Held on the night of October 8th at the 28th Busan International Film Festival, the Asia Content Awards & Global OTT Awards honored the work of Asian actors, directors, writers, and professionals in the technical fields of the globally expanding regional OTT (over-the-top) platforms and networks, and those of American origins.
For the Asia Content Awards there were various categories where creatives in the Asian film and TV industries received recognition for their performances and contributions to the industry.
(Actress Karishna Tanna)
(photo credit, Caroly Hinds)
Best Asian TV Series went to the Netflix platformed Mumbai procedural crime drama Scoop, whose lead actress Karishna Tanna accepted the award on behalf of director Hansal Metha and would later return to the stage to accept her own award for Best Lead Actress for her role as the tenacious journalist Jagruti Pathak who refuses to back down in her quest for truth.
Ryu Seung-ryong whose performance as Jang Ju-won, a father who risks everything to protect his family in the hit Korean drama Moving, earned him the Best Lead Actor award, while co-stars Lee Jeong-ha and Go Yoon-jung both were recognised as up and coming performers to watch out for due to their portrayal as super-powered teenagers in the high intensity series garnering them Best New Actor and Actress honors respectively. Lee accepted Go’s award as she was unable to attend in person.
There were awards in Invitation Categories for companies making great advancements in the technical fields of the globally expanding OTT streaming platforms such as KOCOWA. Though relatively new to the industry, Disney+ APAC produced and platformed series swept a sizeable portion of the recognition with their hit Korean multi-genre series Moving, and the Taiwanese true crime thriller Taiwan Crime Stories, which was recently renewed for a second season, with lead actor Hsueh Shih-Ling receiving the Best Supporting Actor award.
(Actress Lim Ji-heon)
Actress Lim Ji-heon won Best Supporting Actress for her intense villainous performance as the bully fans loved to hate Park Yeon-jin in revenge K-drama The Glory (Netflix). Other performance awards received were the Asian Excellence Award given to Japanese Actor Yagira Yuya of Gannibal (Disney+), and 2022’s The Fish Tale by director Shuichi Okita. Winning Rising Star of the Year were dancer and singer of K-Pop group Seventeen, Wen JenHui (Exclusive Fairytale), and actress Buffy Chen (Wave Makers, The Silent Forest).
(Japanese Actor Yagira Yuya of Gannibal (Disney+))
(Actress Buffy Chen)
In all there were a total of 17 categories with 20 awards given out, visit the official BIFF site here to read the full list of categories and winners.
(Images credit to BIFF daily photo gallery)
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