Mediacorp sweeps 27 awards at regional round of Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019

Singapore, 17 October 2019 – Mediacorp has secured wins in 27 out of 40 categories at the regional round of the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) 2019. These winners qualify as the Singapore entries that go on to compete with other regional winners in AAA 2019’s final round of competition in December.

A key event at the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) 2019, the second edition of Asian Academy Creative Awards will see 40 awards handed out on 5 and 6 December 2019, celebrating works from around the region.

At the regional round, judges have selected the best local programmes and performances within 15 locations: Australia & New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Mediacorp’s 27 wins for Singapore are for programmes shown on its free-to-air channels and its digital entertainment destination Toggle. They include nine wins by CNA programmes and five wins by a single production, Beijing to Moscow, made by August Pictures for Toggle:

  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role
    River Huang – Beijing to Moscow  by Misi Ke & Koffkoff by August Pictures for Toggle, Mediacorp
  2. Best Actor in a Supporting Role            
    Chen Shucheng – It’s Time by Mediacorp Studios for Toggle, Mediacorp
  3. Best Actress in a Leading Role              
    Jojo Goh Lee Chen – Beijing to Moscow by August Pictures for Toggle, Mediacorp
  4. Best Actress in a Supporting Role         
    Cynthia Koh – Say Cheese by Mediacorp Studios for Channel 8, Mediacorp
  5. Best Branded Programme or Series      
    MasterChef Singapore – Cold Storage Episode by Motion Content Group for Channel 5, Mediacorp
  6. Best Children’s Programme (one off/series)        
    Ollie and Friends (S5) by Infinite Studios for okto, Mediacorp
  7. Best Cinematography            
    Claire Clements – Wild City: Forest Life by Beach House Pictures for CNA, Mediacorp
  8. Best Comedy Performance    
    Udaya : Adukku Veetu Annasamy by Cosmic Ultima Pictures for Vasantham, Mediacorp
  9. Best Comedy Programme     
    14 – Celebration of Love by Blue River Pictures for Vasantham, Mediacorp
  10. Best Current Affairs Programme or Series           
    Undercover Asia S6 (Ep 1) : Smuggling For Survival by DuGood Productions for CNA, Mediacorp
  11. Best Documentary Programme (one-off)             
    Wild City: Forest Life by Beach House Pictures for CNA, Mediacorp
  12. Best Documentary Series      
    Singapore on Film by Make Waves for CNA, Mediacorp
  13. Best Drama Series 
    Beijing to Moscow by August Pictures for Toggle, Mediacorp
  14. Best Editing           
    Geogette Soh – Becoming Singapore by CNA, Mediacorp
  15. Best Feature Film  
    Singapore After Dark by Peddling Pictures for CNA, Mediacorp
  16. Best General Entertainment, Game or Quiz Programme    
    Star Awards 2019 by Mediacorp Studios for Channel 8, Mediacorp
  17. Best Infotainment Programme             
    Why It Matters S2 – Bad Pho-mance by CNA, Mediacorp
  18. Best Lifestyle Programme     
    World Food by WAWA Pictures for Channel U, Mediacorp
  19. Best News or Current Affairs Presenter/Anchor  
    Lin Xueling: In Conversation – Marawi by CNA, Mediacorp
  20. Best Original Screenplay       
    Muhammad Mahfuz – KULTUS by Konxepz Productions for Suria, Mediacorp
  21. Best Promo or Trailer            
    Workman Diaries by August Pictures for Toggle, Mediacorp
  22. Best Single Drama or Telemovie           
    Bonda by Poetry in Motion for Suria, Mediacorp
  23. Best Sound             
    Beijing to Moscow by August Pictures for Toggle, Mediacorp
  24. Best Sports Programme (one off/series)              
    ONE: Enter The Dragon by Group ONE Holdings for Channel 5, Mediacorp
  25. Best Telenovela or Soap Opera Series  
    Kin by Mediacorp Studios for Channel 5, Mediacorp
  26. Best Theme Song or Title Theme          
    Beijing to Moscow – ‘Děngdài‘ by Misi Ke & Koffkoff by Misi Ke & Koffkoff by August Pictures for Toggle, Mediacorp
  27. Best Visual or Special FX in TV Series or Feature Film         
    Becoming Human by CNA, Mediacorp

Last year, Mediacorp won 29 out of 47 awards in the regional round of the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2018. The national media network went on to win five awards at the inaugural edition of the awards during SMF 2018.

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About Mediacorp
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards. For more information, please visit