Asian TV Awards 2008 Nominees

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Now on its 13th year, the Asian TV Awards 2008 will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Middle Road, Singapore on December 11.

Here are the nominees:


Programming Category

Best Documentary Programme (30 mins or less):

Spirit of the Times- Chinese Contemporay Art: Heroism or Confusion (Channel NesAsua/MediaCorp Pte Ltd/Singapore)
China 21- Adili Skywalker (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Twilight Years (Treesixzero Productions Pte Ltd./Singapore)
The Lost Tribe Secret Array of the Cia (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia)
China 21- The People’s Dumplings (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
China 21- Go Buddha Boys (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)

Best Documentary Programme (31 mins or more):

Kingdom of Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Brat Camp China (National Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore)
Miracle Body- Running: Built for Record Speed (NHK- Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan)
SBS Special Forgiveness, The Endless Journey Salvation (SBS- Seoul Broadcasting System/Korea)
A Bride, Her Last Message- A 24 Hour Year Old Who Battled Breast Cancer (Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan)
Big Wall Challenge (NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan)

Best Natural History or Wildlife Programme or Docu-drama:

Soul of a River (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Life in Harmony with Nature: Bamboo Forest- Yunnan Province China (NHK- Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan)
Soul of a River- Cambodia (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore
Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Black Bears Unleashed (National Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore)

Best News Programme:

CNN Today (CNN International/Hong Kong)
The Earth in Crisis 2008 (TV Asahi Corporation/Japan)
News at Seven: Quarke Relief Day Four (I-Cable News Limited/Hong Kong)
World News Asia (CNN International/Hong Kong)
News at Seven: Magnitude-8 Sichuan Earthquake (I-Cable News Limited/Hong Kong)
India at 9 (ibn 18 Broadcast Limited/India)

Best Single News Story/Report:

China Quake Orphan by Kyung Lah (CNN International/Hong Kong)
Sichuan Earthquake: Landslide (Now TV/China)
China Quake: Wedding (CNN International/Hong Kong)
News at 6:30- Demolition of the Queer’s Pier (Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong)
Myanmar Cyclone Ground Zero by Dan Rivers (CNN International/Hong Kong)

Best Drama Series:

Rookies (Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan)
Lee San, Wind of the Palace (Munwha Broadcasting Corporation/Korea)
Sikgaek- The Grand Chef (JS Pictures, Inc./South Korea)
The Hidden Hero (Shanghai Media Group/China)
Coffee Prince (Munwha Broadcasting Corporation/Korea)
Wang Zhaojun (Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation/China)
Money of the War Part 1 (SBS- Seoul Broadcasting Corporation/South Korea)
Galileo (Fuji Television Network, Inc./Japan)

Best Single Drama or Telemovie Programme:

Sorapuchi (Hokkaido television Broadcasting Co., Ltd./Japan)
Long Road to Heaven (Pt Kalyana Shira Film/Indonesia)
Singapore Short Story Project: The Other (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Manam Series 2 – Ep. 7 (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/ Singapore)
Goodnight DJ Ep. 8 (Metropolitan TV/Malaysia)
The Secret of Death from Padigal 2 (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)

Best Comedy Programme:

Camera Café (Euro-Asia Media Group Ltd/Philippines)
Akhirnya Datang Juga Plus-Plus – Ep. 8 (PT Dunia Visitama Produksi/Indonesia)
Raberd Thurd Theung (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Bubble Gang (GMA Network, Inc./Philippines)
Akhirnya Datang Juga Plus-Plus – Ep. 34 (PT Dunia Visitama Produksi/Indonesia)

Best Current Affairs Programme:

The Lost Tribe – Secret Array of the CIA (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia)
Face of the Nation (ibn Jazeera English/India)
People and Power- Coal Face (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia)
March of the Saffron Robes (Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore
Inside Myanmar- The Crackdown (Al Jazeera English/Malaysia)

Best Children’s Programme:

Gali Gali Sim Sim Ep. 3: Chamki Karate (Miditech Pvt Ltd/India)
R.E.M.- The Next Generation (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd- TV12/Singapore)
Daddy Mummy Be My Boss (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
School House Rockz (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd- TV12/Singapore)
Blue Water High (Southern Star International/Australia)
Lovely Day: LD Force of the Guardians versus Sireenasaurus (GMA Network, Inc./Phillipines)

Best Entertainment (One-off/Annual):

Wedding Affair Grand Finals (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
U Are The One- Grand Final (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
POGO Amazing Kids Awards (Turner Entertainment/Hong Kong)
The THK Charity Show 2008 (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)

Best Entertainment Programme:

Celebrity Coach (Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation/China)
The Arena Ep. 12 (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Happy Citadel (Hunan TV/China)
The Week That Wasn’t (IBN 18 Broadcasting Limited/India)
Super Trio Supreme #3 (Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong)
Magic Asia India Ep. 1 (SPE Networks- Asia Pte Ltd./Singapore)

Best Game or Quiz Programme:

Lharn Phoo Koo E-Joo (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
All Star K! The 1 Million Peso Videoke Challenge (GMA Network, Inc./Philippines)
Foodie 2 Shoes #13 (Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong)
Fan Pan Tae (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Yok Siam (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)
Takeshi Kitano Presents: Heisei Kyoiku linkai (Fuji Televison Network, Inc./Japan)
Black Box (Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)

Best Music Programme:

Musik Spesial ‘Slank’ (PT Televisi Transformasi Indonesia/Indonesia)
AF6 Finale (Astro Production Sdn Bhd/Malaysia)
Kinkakuji Sound Stage (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc./Japan)
Anugerah Juara Lagu 22 (Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad- TV3/Malaysia)

Best Reality Programme:

Reunions (GMA Network, Inc./QTV 11/Philippines)
The Work Goes On- Getai Ep. 1 (August Pictures Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Nature’s Platform- Desserted Dogs for Evacuated Village (SBS- Seoul Broadcasting System/Korea)
Brat Academy (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Into Mt. Yuzhu #4 (Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong)
We Are A Beloved Family (Shanghai Media Group/China)

Best Infotainment Programme:

Lead Me On (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Tales of Four Cities (Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Zero Complaints (Munwha Broadcasting Corporation/Korea)
Bring It On, Beijing (Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Find Me a Singaporean II (ThreeSixZero Productions Pte Ltd/Singapore)
All Things Paper (Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
So Simple II (ThreeSixZero Productions Pte Ltd/Singapore)

Best Talk Show:

Empat Mata Eps. Kolektor (PT Duta Visual Nusantra Tivi Tujuh- Trans7/Indonesia)
Love Just Aint’s Enough (China Business Network Co.,Ltd TV/China)
State of the Nation (ibn 18 Broadcast Limited/India)
The Destiny of China (Shanghai Media Group/China)
Talk Asia (CNN International/Hong Kong)
Rouge Ep.13 (MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Culture Matters (Inernational Channel Shanghai/China)
Finding Roots- Mencari Akar Di Luasnya Dunia (Pt. Media Televisi Indonesia/Indonesia)

Best Animation:

Turtle (Miditech Pvt Ltd./India)
Dogstar Ep. 16- Hounded (Media World Pictures/Australia)
Hoshi Shinichi’s Short Shorts (NHK- Japan Broadcasting Corp./Japan)
Chhota Bheem (Turner Entertainment Networks Asia/Hong Kong), Chiro (Inconic Entertaiment Co. Ltd/Korea)
Ostrich (Miditech Ptv Ltd/India

Best Social Awareness Programme:

China 21- Green Wall of China (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Robot Jockey (National Geographic Channel Asia/Singapore)
Moving Mountains- Computer School on a Wheelchair (Beijing Key Frame Cultural Development Co., Ltd./China)
Documentary 24×7: Rajasthan- An Aids Diary (New Delhi Television Ltd./India)

Best Adaptation of an Existing Formats:

The Amazing Race Season 2- Ep.11 (SPE Networks Asia Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Lufthansa Nat Geo Genius- Ep. 24 (Miditech Pvt Ltd/India)
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation/Philippines)
Skatoony (Turner Entertainment Networks Asia/Hong Kong)

Performance Category:

Best News Presenter or Anchor:

Susan Li (Asia Business Tonight/Bloomberg L.P./Japan)
Anjali Rao (World News Asia/CNN International/Hong Kong)
Hugh Riminton (CNN Today/CNN International/Hong Kong)
Andrew Stevens (World News Asia/CNN International/Hong Kong)
Martin Soong (Squawk Box/CNBC Asia Pacific/Singapore)
Amanda Drury (Squawk Box/CNBC Asia Pacific/Singapore)
Kristie Lu Stout (CNN Today/CNN International/Hong Kong)

Best Current Affairs Presenter:

Karan Thapar (Devil’s Advocate/ibn 18 Broadcasts Limited/India)
Vikram Chandra (The Big Fight/New Delhi Television Ltd/India)
Anjali Rao (Talk Asia/CNN International/Hong Kong)
Christine Tan (Managing Asia/CNBC Asia Pacific/Singapore)
Nidhi Razdan (Left Right & Centre/New Delhi Television Ltd/India)
Barkha Dutt (We the People/New Delhi Television Ltd/India)

Best Entertainment Presenter:

Guo Liang (Lead Me On/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Aznil Haji Nawawi (Jangan Lupa Lirik/Astro Production Sdn BhdMalaysia)
Quan Yi Fong (Buzzing Cashier/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Eric Tsang (Super Trio Supreme #3/Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong), Denise Lorraine Keller (MTV Pop Inc./MTV Asia LDC/Singapore), Bryan Wong (Maria Is Not Home/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Phanya Nirunkul (Black Box/Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)

Best Drama Performance by an Actor:

Huang Wen Yong (Just in Singapore/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Patrick Teoh (En Bloc/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore)
Raymond Lam (The Master of Tai Chi/Television Broadcasts Limited/Hong Kong)
Melvin Sia (Love Is All Around/natseven TV Sdn Bhd/Malaysia)
Lim Kay Tong (En Bloc/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd/Singapore

Best Drama Performance by an Actress:

Pan Li-Li (Astemisia/Public Television Service Foundation/Taiwan)
Chiranan Manochaem (The Slave/Bangkok Broadcasting & TC Co., Ltd.,/Thailand)
Jeanette Aw (Rhythm of Life/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Wan Fang (Long Vacation/Public Television Service Foundation/Taiwan)
Patricia Mok (Just In Singapore/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Piyathida Woramusik (The Slave/Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co., Ltd./Thailand)

Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress:

Ogie Alcasid (Bubble Gang/GMA Network, Inc./Philippines)
Shahkrit Yamnam (Pentor/Scenario Co., Ltd./Thailand)
Michelle Chong (Sayang Sayang/MediaCorp Singapore Pte Ltd./Singapore)
Cyrus Broacha (The Week That Wasn’t/ibn 18 Broadcast Limited/India)
Michael V. (Bubble Gang/GMA Network, Inc./Philippines)
Choosak Iamsuk (Raberd Thurd Theung/Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited/Thailand)

Technical/Creative Category

Best Cinematography:

Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Goodnight DJ Ep. 2 (Metropolitan TV/Malaysia)
Revealed Hajj (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Goodnight DJ Ep.8 (Metropolitan TV/Malaysia)
Soul of a River- China (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore

Best Direction:

China 21- Go Buddha Boys (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Soul of River- China (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Outrageous Fortune Series 3- Ep. 22 (South Pacific Pictures/New Zealand)
Revealed Hajj (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Portraits of Taiwan- Jimmy Liao (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)

Best Editing:

Tales of Mekong (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Man Made Marvel- Beijing Airport (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Ultimate Olympics- Go Beijing (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Take Off- The A380 Saga (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Kingdom of the Elephants (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)
Revealed Hajj (Discovery Asia, Inc./Singapore)

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