Joanne Peh won the Best Leading Female Performance – Digital for her role in the Channel 8 drama Mind Jumper at the 26th Asian Television Awards, held virtually on Friday and Saturday (Dec 10 and 11).
Joanne, 38, won the same award last year for Last Madame, Mediacorp’s first M18 series where she portrayed as a mama-san in WWII-era Singapore.
On Mind Jumper, Joanne played a single mum-turns-crime fighter after she acquires mind-reading powers after undergoing radiotherapy treatment for her tumour. The 20-episode series also starred James Seah, Mei Xin, Herman Keh and Tasha Low.
Mind Jump isn’t the only Mediacorp production to be honoured at the Asian Television Awards. On the first night of the event —which spotlighted the Technical and Programming categories — Neighbourhood Fixer picked up Best Lifestyle Programme.
Channel U's 13-part Neighbourhood Fixer follows hosts Darren Lim and Pornsak as they reveal heartwarming and novel stories from residents in their respective ’hoods, from Toa Payon to MacPherson to Joo Chiat.
Elsewhere, Netflix’s Vincenzo, the Korean crime drama starring Song Joong-Ki and Jeon Yeo-Been, won Best Drama Series, while Taiwan’s Hakka TV was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year.