Award Categories


Best Adaptation of an Existing Format (Scripted)

Best Adaptation of an Existing Format (Non-Scripted)

Best Animation

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Branded Programme 

Best Children’s Programme 

Best Cinematography (Fiction)

Best Cinematography (Non-Fiction)

Best Actor/Actress in a Comedy Role

Best Comedy Programme

Best News/Current Affairs Programme

Best Direction (Fiction)

Best Direction (Non-Fiction)

Best Drama Series

Best Documentary Series

Best Documentary History

Best Documentary Programme (One-Off)

Best Editing

Best Feature Film

Best General Entertainment Programme

Best Game or Quiz Programme

Best Infotainment Programme

Best Entertainment Host

Best Factual Presenter

Best Lifestyle Programme

Best Music or Dance Programme

Best Non Scripted Entertainment

Best Original Screenplay

Best Original Production by a Streamer (Fiction)

Best Original Production by a Streamer (Non-Fiction)

Best Promo or Trailer

Best Short Form (Scripted)

Best Short Form (Non-Scripted)

Best Single Drama/Telemovie/Anthology Episode

Best Single News Story/Report

Best Sound

Best Theme Song (or Title Theme)

Best Visual or Special FX  (TV or Feature Film)



    • The entry submitted must have been first “broadcast” or “transmitted” between 1st Aug 2023 – 31st July 2024 (“Award Period”) on any one media and platform, except specifically stated otherwise in each Award Category.
    • Entrant must be domiciled within at least one of the Award Regions.
    • You must nominate only one Award Region under which your entry is submitted.
    • Any conflict or issue concerning any interpretation of the Award Category is subject to the final decision of AAA and the judging panel appointed by AAA. Minimum broadcast duration refers to the slot duration.

    Please refer to ‘Rules of Entry PDF’ for other Terms and Conditions

How Judging Works


Judges are selected by

  1. invitation by the Awards. These are industry professionals of high standing and unquestionable expertise in the genre.
  2. Those nominated by Ambassadors, who endorsed the judging candidate and their qualifications.
  3. Those who self nominate and meet the criteria of having worked in their chosen field of expertise for a minimum of five years, can demonstrate credits or a track record in the genre.


To win an Asian Academy Creative Award an entry must pass through two distinct Judging Rounds.

Round 1 is the National Round where local judges vote for the programmes or performances they deem the best in their own nation.

All of the judging is done anonymously and online so judges do not get to confer or be influenced by others. They allocate points to the entry. The Entry with the most points wins.

Unlike some other awards processes, an Asian Academy Creative Award Judge cannot adjudicate a category they themselves have entered or in which they declare a conflict.

The winner in each category will be declared the Best In Nation.

For example the highest scoring drama show in India will be awarded “Asian Academy Creative Awards Best Drama – India”.

This entrant will then go on to represent their nation at the Asian Academy Creative Awards Gala Finals in Singapore in December.

Round 2 is the International Judging stage where expert panels from around the world assess each National Winner and score their work.

For this round all entries must carry English subtitles as judges could come from many nations including those outside the region (such as USA, UK).

Again, the voting system is completely online and the judges are not known to each other. The votes are tallied by computer then audited by an external, independent legal company.

The names of these winners are then sealed, only to be announced in December.

Any variations to the judging process must be approved by the Chairman of Awards and announced publicly.

We judge to World’s Best Practice level. That’s why our judging system is all online, password protected, computerised then authenticated by international Law firm Baker McKenzie. Our scoring system enables us to benchmark our entrants to international standard.

Entry Support

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