Host Country Philippines Receives 20 Nominations at the Coming 24th Asian Television Awards


In a historic first, the celebration of the best and brightest TV stars and artists of the region will be held in the Philippines. The 24th Asian Television Awards (ATA) will be hosted at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City this coming January 10-12.

ATA, considered as Asian TV’s most celebrated gathering of industry professionals, has been honoring and recognizing hundreds of Asian actors, directors, producers, hosts and presenters since its inception in 1996.

The Philippines collected 20 nominations in various categories including Best Leading Male Performance – Digital for Martin Del Rosario of the series Born Beautiful by Cignal TV and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Julie Anne San Jose for GMA-7’s animated series Barangay 143.

“Best News Presenter or Anchor” Nominee Cito Beltran for Cignal TV’s “Agenda”

Cathy Yang of the ABS-CBN News Channel’s Market Edge with Cathy Yang and Cito Beltran for Cignal TV’s Agenda are both nominated in the Best News Presenter or Anchor, while Mark A. Reyes is nominated in the Best Direction (“Fiction”) category for his work in the digital series Mystified. The Philippines also dominated the Best Theme Song category, with all five nominees coming from the country.

Some of the most acclaimed and most popular artists of the region also received nods in the 24th edition of the Asian Television Awards. Among the stars nominated include Thailand’s Purim Rattanaruangwattana and Attaphan Poonsawat for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Taiwan’s Nicolas Teo and William Hsieh for Best Actor in a Leading Role, South Korea’s Kim Hye-Ja for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and China’s Zhu Yi Long for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Angelababy for Best Actress in a Leading Role, among many others.

Other nominees include Chanon Santinatornkul, best known for his role in the hit 2017 Thai movie Bad Genius and Korapat Kirdpan, Thai television actor who has starred in the famed youth series Hormones.

Winners of the 24th Asian Television Awards will be announced during the Award Ceremonies which will be held on January 10 and 11, 2020. This year’s ATA will be hosted by Filipino personalities, actor Mark Neumann and TV journalist Cathy Yang, popular Thai model-actress Ase Wang, and Singapore media personality Wallace Ang.

The January 11 ceremony will feature a red carpet event, where the region’s best and most popular stars are expected to attend. A concert will cap off the awards festival on January 12, 2020 featuring top Asian performers headlined by Indonesian star Anggun and Filipino artists Martin Nievera, Kris Lawrence, 4th Impact, and Morisette, to name a few.  

Over 300 international delegates, composed of filmmakers, TV producers, actors and TV hosts, are expected to arrive in the Philippines to grace the three-day event. The 24th ATA event will be streamed live on Facebook via @asiantvawards.

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