The newly established Asia Contents Awards of the Asian Film Market are to reward the finest TV dramas produced throughout Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan, and ASEAN countries. There are 8 Award categories consisting of the Best Creative, Best Asian Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Writer, Best Rising Star, New Comer, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Outstanding TV series produced across Asia in the last five years and stars have been nominated in the Asia Contents Awards.
The Korean TV series Descendants of the Sun and The Fiery Priest, Chinese epic drama The Longest Day In Chang An, and a Japanese remake of the American TV show, Suits, the Netflix Original series The Naked Director have been nominated for the major categories. Korean actor Kim Nam-gil, Kim Jae-joong, Chinese actors Lei Jia Yin, Yao Chen and Zhang Da Fei will join the Asia Contents Awards, expected to grace the ceremony with their presence. Expectation for the Awards is rising as Kim Eun-sook, a hit-making scriptwriter of Mr. Sunshine, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God and Descendants of the Sun, Park Hae-young, an established writer for My Mister and Another Miss Oh and Lu Shih-yuan, one of the most popular TV drama writers in Taiwan are expected to gather in Busan.
A number of magnificent works represented by nation’s best actors from 9 ASEAN countries are set to visit Busan, including Maja Salvador, the star of the Philippine drama series Wildflower, Fang Rong from Singaporean soap opera Faculty, Thai actresses, Kemisara Paladesh and Sananthachat Thanapatpisal, known for playing in drama Hormones.
Teo Yoo, who has got the spotlight with his lead role in film Leto of the competition film at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, and Kim Sae-yeon, winner of 2019 Miss Korea have been selected as hosts for the Awards Ceremony. Along with Chinese top actress Angelababy, David McInnis, who went on to star in the critically acclaimed dramas Mr. Sunshine and Descendants of the Sun, Kim Sung-kyu, an impressive actor from the Netflix's most anticipated original series Kingdom and Li Wen Han, a member of Chinese boy group UNINE will appear on stage, followed by celebrated performances by AOA, South Korean girl group, musician Jung Dong Ha.
The Asia Contents Awards will be held on 18:30, October 6th at Sohyang Theatre, Dongseo University in Centum City, Busan.