First winners have been announced in the 2019 Asian Academy Awards in Singapore.
Australia won four awards:
Best Documentary Programme (one-off) for The Final Quarter by Shark Island Productions.
Best Cinematography went to Mark Wareham for Mystery Road by Bunya Productions.
Best Preschool Programme for Hiccup & Sneeze S2 by Northern Pictures & Beach House Pictures.
Best Visual or Special FX in TV series or Feature Films for Christopher Robin by Method Studios.
Myanmar and Vietnam won their first-ever awards, for Best Short Form Content and Best Trailer or Promo, respectively.
Other wins included:
Best Animated Programme or Series (2D or 3D)
India – Lamput : Collection V2 by Vaibhav Studios
Best Children’s Programme (one off/series)
New Zealand – The Cul De Sac Season 3 by Greenstone TV
Best Current Affairs Programme or Series
Singapore – Undercover Asia S6 (Ep 1) : Smuggling For Survival by DuGood Productions, Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp
Best Documentary Series
China – Extreme China by Infocus Asia Pte Ltd for NGC Network Asia
Best News or Current Affairs Presenter/Anchor
Philippines – Cathy Yang, Market Edge by ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel)/Sarimanok News Network
Best News Programme
New Zealand – Christchurch Terrorist Mosque Attacks by TVNZ
Best Single Drama or Telemovie
Japan – An Artist of the Floating World by NHK