Wednesday, November 15, 2017

HBO Asia Receives 3 Nominations At The 22nd Asian Television Awards

HBO Asia received 3 nominations for the upcoming 22nd Asian Television Awards 2017 in Singapore. The network’s first Mandarin Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYHIC (通靈少), received 2 nominations and their very first returnable series, HALFWORLDS Season Two, received 1 nomination.  The categories are:
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Chen Mu Yi (陳慕義) – THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女)
  • Best Cinematography for THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女)
  • Best Cinematography for HALFWORLDS Season Two
Catch up on THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) and HALFWORLDS Season Two on HBO GO.

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) was HBO Asia’s first Chinese language six-part, hour-long series that premiered in April this year and received positive ratings throughout its broadcast. The series also recently clinched the coveted Best Mini-Series (TV Movie) award and Best Supporting Actress for Nana Lee (李千娜) award at Taiwan’s 52nd Annual Golden Bell Awards 2017.  This coming-of-age story revolves around a 16-year-old girl who just wants to lead a typical teenage high school life. Born with the ability to see spirits, her life will never be normal. She must juggle the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure with the demands of the spirit world. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) was HBO Asia’s first production set and filmed fully on-location in Taiwan and directed by 29-year-old rising Taiwanese writer-director, Chen Ho-Yu (陳和榆). The series was jointly developed with Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and award-winning Singaporean production company, InFocus Asia (IFA).

Premiered in January this year, the eight-part, hour-long dark action fantasy drama, HALFWORLDS Season Two, marked HBO Asia’s very first returnable series. The series also took home 5 awards at the Apollo Awards 2017 including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design and Best Music Composition. Helmed by Thai filmmaker Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer, Skin Trade), the series widens the universe established in the first season.  Shifting from the back alleys of Jakarta, to the neon streets of Bangkok, a tenacious researcher named Juliet is trying to uncover the secret world of demons that live amongst us, while looking for an ancient artefact of great power. An ensemble cast of actors from Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and Taiwan star.
In 2017, HBO Asia also premiered 2 other Asian Original productions including SENT, the network’s first comedy drama series that premiered in September and THE TALWARS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, HBO Asia’s first original documentary series that will premiere later this month. Since 2012, HBO Asia has produced ten Asian Originals to date with more slated to premiere in the coming years. Other HBO Asia Original productions that were recognized at the Asian Television Awards include SERANGOON ROAD, GRACE and HALFWORLDS Season One.
The 22nd Asian Television Awards 2017 will be held in Singapore on 1 December 2017, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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