The region’s finest actors got their well-deserved recognition at the 2022 Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) last December. Held at Singapore’s historic Chijmes Hall, a notable landmark used in Jon M. Chu’s 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians, the two-day awards ceremony saw stars from Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand flying in for the coveted event.
AAA was hosted by American actor and television host Bobby Tonelli and attended by familiar faces like Pierre Png, Elvin Ng, Carrie Wong, Mark Lee, Quan Yi Fong, Romeo Tan, Desmond Tan, Kayly Koh, Hirzi Zulkiflie, Denise Camilla Tan, and Benjamin Kheng. Singapore came out on top with eight categories won, followed by India with seven, and Australia with six.
The most prestigious award and tear-jerking moment of the night went to Yin-Shang Liu, with the late veteran Taiwanese actress earning herself a posthumous win as Best Actress In A Supporting Role, and Grand Winner of the 2022 Asian Academy Creative Awards.
Other highlights include: Korea clinching the award for Best Drama Series once again, this time with CJENM’s romantic drama Twenty Five Twenty One beating 14 Asia-Pacific nations and territories; Netflix winning a total of six categories, with Japan’s Akakusa Kid clinching Best Feature Film, and Korea’s Jung Hae-in for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in military crime drama D.P.; Taiwan actor’s Kang Ren Wu’s win as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Light The Night; and finally, Australia’s special effects studio — Method Studios validated in its win for Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Elvis.
This article first appeared on Men’s Folio.
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