Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021: Vice Ganda Wins, Other Winners

Here are the winners of this year’s Asian Academy Creative Awards. This is the full and complete list.

ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS – Vice Ganda wins as Asia’s best entertainment host and here are the other winners for this year.

Comedy superstar Vice Ganda was in pure disbelief as he was named on Friday Asia’s best entertainment host, in the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards (AACA). He receives the Grand Winner in the Entertainment Program Host award besting out other national winners of other countries. In a Twitter post, he expressed out ineffable happiness: “Overwhelmed! Ang gulo ng pakiramdam! Naiihi ako na naduduwal na di ko maintindihan. Nakakabaliw sa saya! Thank you Lord! This is unbelievable!”

GMA-7’s flagship newscast, 24 Oras, also won in the Best News Programme category for its coverage of Typhoon Ulysses in November 2020. They have a winning margin of 0.28 points against other national winners from different countries.

Meanwhile, this is the full list of winners for this year:

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Lee Je-hoon in “Move to Heaven” (Korea)
Page One Films / No 3 Pictures/ Netflix

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Lee Do-hyun in “Sweet Home” (Korea)
Studio Dragon /Studio N / Netflix

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Konkona Sen Sharma in “Ajeeb Daastaans: Geeli Pucchi” (India)
Dharmatic / Netflix

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amruta Subhash in “Bombay Begums” (India)
Dharmatic / Netflix

Best Cinematography
Chad Ingraham for “Expedition: Asia” (Hong Kong)
Ryan Pyle Productions / Discovery Channel

Best Comedy Performance
Susan Lankester in “Keluarga Baha Don S 2” (Malaysia)
Anomalous Films/ Viu

Best Comedy Program
“My Heroic Husband” (China)
New Classics Media / iQIYI

Best Direction (Fiction)
Lee Eung-bok for “Sweet Home” (Korea)
Studio Dragon/Studio N / Netflix

Best Drama Series
“Move to Heaven” (Korea)
Page One Film and No3 Pictures /Netflix

Best General Entertainment, Game or Quiz Program
“The Tmall Double 11 Opening Ceremony” (China)
Hunan TV

Best Lifestyle Program
“Eco Solutions” (Japan)
CNN International

Best Lifestyle, Entertainment Presenter/Host
Vice Ganda in “Everybody, Sing!” (Philippines)

Best Music or Dance Program
“Gegar Vaganza 7” (Malaysia)

Best Non Scripted Entertainment
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” (Singapore)
Refinery Media

Best Original Program by a Streamer/OTT
“Mirzapur S 2” (India)
Amazon Prime Video

Best Original Screenplay
Umesh Bist for “Pagglait” (India)
Balaji Productions and Sikhya Entertainment /Netflix

Best Theme Song
“White Drongo” by Shu Chiu for “The Child of Light” (Taiwan)
Hakka TV / Borderline Assemblage

Best Voice Artist
Feng Xiaogang in “Dunhuang: Edge of the World” (China)
Tencent Video, CICC, IFA Media

Best Adaptation of an Existing Format
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” (Singapore)
Refinery Media

Best Animated Program or Series (2D or 3D)
“Earwig and the Witch” (Japan)
NHK/ Studio Ghibli

Best Branded Program or Series
“Cruising Legends: Dawn Patrol” (India)
MX Player

Best Children’s Program (one off/series)
“MYSTIC” (New Zealand)
Libertine Pictures and Slim Film + TV

Best Current Affairs Program or Series
“PD Note Our Twisted Heroes” (Korea)

Best Direction (Non-Fiction)
Robbie Bridgman & Steve Chao for “Traffickers: Inside The Golden
Triangle” (Thailand) HBO / WarnerMedia / IFA Media

Best Documentary Program (one-off)
“Birdsville Or Bust” (Australia)
Mint Pictures / SBS

Best Documentary Series
“See What You Made Me Do” (Australia)
Northern Pictures/ SBS/ Blue Ant International

Best Editing
Muhammad Razin Bin Mohd Ramzi for “Wild City: River World” (Singapore)
Beach House Pictures / Mediacorp

Best Infotainment Program
“Climate Change: A Wicked Problem, Power” (Singapore)
CNA, Mediacorp

Best Natural History or Wildlife Program
“Wild Tokyo” (Japan)

Best News or Current Affairs Presenter/Anchor
Steven Chia in “Talking Point” (Singapore)
Channel 5, CNA, Mediacorp

Best News Program
“24 Hours: Special Coverage of Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) in
Luzon” GMA Network (Philippines)

Best Preschool Program
“Shimajiro: A World of WOW! Our Oceans” (Japan)
Benesse Corporation/ TV Setouchi

Best Promo or Trailer
“Save Our Planet, Save Our Children’s Future” (Hong Kong)
Phoenix Satellite Television

Best Short Form Content
“Spectrum: The Visit” (Singapore)
Robot Playground Media/Finding Pictures

Best Single Drama/Telemovie/ Anthology Episode
“Kill for Love” (Taiwan)
Studio76 Original Productions/Taiwan Mobile myVideo/
Even Creative Studio

Best Single News Story/Report
“India’s Covid-19 Crisis” (India)
BBC World News

Best Sound
“Pagglait” (India)
Balaji Productions and Sikhya Entertainment / Netflix

Best Visual or Special FX in TV series or Feature Films
“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” (Australia)
Method Studios/ Columbia Pictures


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