Felicia Chin, Gurmit Singh, and Cynthia Koh won national prizes at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) 2021.
They are among the Singapore winners announced in a virtual event on Thursday (Sept 30). Felicia won Best Actress in Leading Role for A Jungle Survivor; Gurmit took home Best Supporting Actor for Slow Dancing; and Cynthia Koh was named Best Supporting Actress for My Star Bride. The Joanne Peh-led procedural Mind Jumper snagged the Best Drama title.
Nathaniel Ng, the 11-year-old rookie star of My Mini-Me and Me, Best Actor, was singled out for Best Actor. He narrowly beat A Jungle Survivor’s Pierre Png in the judging round to the coveted title.
Other Singapore winners include Jesseca Liu-led Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost (Best Comedic Programme), Allan Wu (Best Comedic Performance, Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost) and The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition (Best Adaptation of an Existing Format).
The AAA is an annual competition held in Singapore that honours works of creative excellence in the Asia Pacific region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines, among others.
Submissions to the awards are first judged locally in 15 countries across Asia, with only one entry in each category going through to represent their country at the Grand Awards and Gala Final which will take place on Dec 2 and 3. The scoring system is based on the International Emmy system. Click here for the complete list of national winners.
Here are some of Singapore AAA winners you can catch on meWATCH for free:
Best Drama Series
Best Actor — Nathaniel Ng
Best Actress — Felicia Chin
Best Supporting Actor — Gurmit Singh
Best Theme Song or Title Theme — 'When It Leads Me Back to You' by Serene Khoong
Best Supporting Actress — Cynthia Koh
Best Comedic Programme
Best Comedic Performance — Allan Wu
Best Animated (2D or 3D)
Best Children’s Programme (one-off/series)
Best Single Drama/Telemovie/Anthology Episode
Best Original Screenply
Best Special or Visual FX in TV Series or Feature Film
Best Current Affairs, Programme or Series
Best Direction (Fiction) — K. Rajagopal & Jaya Rathakrishnan
Best Direction (Non-Fiction) — Au Yong May Lin
Best Documentary Programme (one-off)
Best Documentary Series
Best General Entertainment, Game or Quiz Programme
Best Infotainment Programme
Best Lifestyle Programme
Best Lifestyle, Entertainment Presenter/Host — Pornsak
Best Voice Artist - Sugie Phua
Best Cinematography — Claire Clements & Eunice Tan
Best Editing — Muhammad Razin Bin Mohd Ramzi
Best News or Current Affairs Presenter/Anchor — Steven Chia
Best News Programme
Best Original Programme By A Streamer/OTT