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SINGAPORE September 26th, 2023:

The Asian Academy Creative Awards has released its plans for this year’s ceremonies and National Winners Conference.

In a major break with tradition, the Asian Academy of Creative Arts have slated its two prestigious awards ceremonies, red carpet events, power lunch, cocktails and afterparty for Thursday December 7th.

The events, including the Grand Awards and Gala Final, will return to the historic Chijmes Hall Singapore, the scene of last year’s ceremonies and a major location in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. 

The After Party will have a 20’s Dress Theme to honour achievement in film and television 100 years ago and also as a nod to many of the major period productions which are expected to feature across the categories.

The highly regarded National Winners Conference will be staged as a full day event on Wednesday December 6th and hosted by international law firm Baker McKenzie (who also scrutinize the judging and results).

Chairman of Awards for 2023, WBD’s Clement Schwebig will host dignitaries and special guests at a private cocktail function that evening.

AACA will announce over 300 National Winners across its 36 categories in a special livestreamed programme next Thursday September 28th at 12 Noon SGT via @asianacademycreativeawards Facebook, YouTube and the AACA’s website.

Under AACA rules, there are two rounds of judging with the first selecting entries that will represent their nation or territory come December. The second, international round, follows the National Winner Announcement and sees Members of Jury from all over the world invited to adjudicate.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards recently announced a 10% YOY increase in entries for the awards but President and Emmy Award winning producer, Michael McKay noted “more importantly, the standard of work across our region is getting better and better and it’s making the job of judging that much harder, which is great” he said.

Asian Academy of Creative Arts based its scoring system on that of the International Emmy Awards so that work from the Asia-Pac region could be benchmarked against the rest of the world.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards stands as perhaps the only major awards programme of its type in the world that announces its scores throughout the ceremony. “It adds excitement for the viewers but also let’s those who don’t win know just how close to the mark they actually were” says Michael McKay.