The 21st Asian Television Awards (ATA) concluded at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre on 2 December, 2016 and was streamed live through Toggle and broadcast across several TV channels around the region.
The awards show featured a stellar cast of hosts including FLY Entertainment artistes Adrian Pang and Stephanie Carrington, Malaysian TV presenter and radio host Baki Zainal, AlDub star Alden Richards, and JSBC artiste Fiona Su, providing a warm welcome for nominees and performers on the red carpet.
Fans also saw debut performances by pop phenomenon Charli XCX with her breakout single “Boom Clap” and her latest release “After The After Party”. Indonesian diva Rossa followed with her performance of “Jangan Hilangkan Dia” and the audience-voted “Ku Menunggu”, after which The X Factor UK contestant Ivy Grace Paredes’ delivered her powerful rendition of Sia’s “Chandelier”.
K-pop artiste Amber Liu was next, giving a dance performance of her debut single “Shake That Brass” and a vocal performance of her English release “Borders”, before the performance line-up closed with JJ Lin’s “可惜沒如果 (If Only)” and “不为谁而做的歌 (Twilight)”.
Watch highlights of their performances here.
A total of 18 awards were given out during the awards show, including the six most anticipated – “Best Actor in a Leading Role”, “Best Actress in a Leading Role”, “Best Actor inn a Supporting Role”, “Best Actress in a Supporting Role”, “Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress” and “Best Drama Series”.
Mr. Ko Dae-young, President and CEO of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) was also present at the event to receive an Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Television. The award honours exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and contributions to the TV industry in Asia Pacific and beyond. Click here for more.