Best Adaptation of an Existing Format (Scripted)
Best Adaptation of an Existing Format (Non-Scripted)
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 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 Theme Song (or Title Theme)
Best Visual or Special FX (TV or Feature Film)
Please refer to ‘Rules of Entry PDF’ for other Terms and Conditions
Judges are selected by
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.
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