‘Move to Heaven,’ ‘Sweet Home’ dominate 3rd Asia Contents Awards

Netflix’s shows “Move to Heaven” and “Sweet Home” emerged as the biggest winners at the 3rd Asia Contents Awards (ACA), which recognized excellence in TV, OTT (online video streaming platform), and online contents.

The ACA was held on Oct. 7 with the ceremony combining online and in-person elements. It was broadcast on YouTube and Naver.

3rd Asia Contents Awards winners (clockwise from top left) Lee Je-hoon, Song Jia, Song Kang, Go Min-si, Koe Yeet and Morisaki Win (BIFF, Instagram, ACA) 

“Move to Heaven” and “Sweet Home” won three awards each. “Move to Heaven” bagged the Best Creative Award, Best Actor for Lee Je-hoon and Best Writer Award for Yoon Ji-ryun.

“Sweet Home” bagged Newcomer-Actress Award for Go Min-si, the ACA Excellence Award for actor Song Kang and the Technical Achievement Award.

“Girl from Nowhere S2,” a Netflix series produced in Thailand, grabbed the Best Asian TV Series Award, while “The Long Night,” which was released on iQiyi, received the Best OTT Original Award.

“The Long Night’s four nominations and Best OTT Original win at BIFF Asia Contents Awards not only delighted our creative team, but is also exciting news for the world’s Chinese content industry. We hope iQiyi’s ‘Light On’ series will be a worthy icon for the C-suspense genre and international viewers will continue to support great stories, creatives and artists,” said Dai Ying, iQiyi senior vice president and chief producer of the “Light On” series, in a statement.

3rd Asia Contents Awards winners (clockwise from top left) “Move to Heaven,” “Sweet Home,” “Girl From Nowhere S2,” “Hanzawa Naoki,” “Bad Genius-The Series,” “The Long Night,” “Heaven’s Design Team” and “Sheker” (ACA) 

Song Jia won Best Actress for “A Love for Dilemma” while both Go Min-si in “Sweet Home” and Koe Yeet in “Tituodao” bagged the the Newcomer-Actress Award.

The Newcomer-Actor Award went to Morisaki Win, who appeared in the Japanese drama “The Real Thing.” Morisaki celebrated his victory with a debut of his new song “Me Myself and I” at the ceremony. Aalia sang “Adrenaline,” the original soundtrack of the tvN drama “Vincenzo.”

The Asian Contents & Film Market (ACFM) announced the nominees for the 3rd ACA last month.

This year, ACFM received 163 content submissions for 14 sections from 16 countries across Asia.

Here is the complete list of winner of the 3rd Asia Contents Awards:

Best Creative

WINNER: Move To Heaven- Netflix

Alice In Borderland - Netflix

Girl From Nowhere S2 - Netflix

The Long Night - iQiyi

Hanzawa Naoki -TBS

Vincenzo - tvN, Netflix

Best Asian TV Series

WINNER: Girl From Nowhere S2 - Netflix

Bad Genius The Series - One21 Channel, Wetv, Dimsum Entertainment

Hanzawa Naoki - TBS

Navillera - tvN, Netflix

Vincenzo - tvN, Netflix

Best OTT Original

WINNER: The Long Night - iQiyi

Alice In Borderland - Netflix

Girl From Nowhere S2 - Netflix

Move To Heaven - Netflix

Ray - Netflix

Sweet Home - Netflix

Best Asian Animation

WINNER: Heaven’s Design Team - Tokyo Mx. MBS, Crunchyroll, Bilibili

The Curious World Of Linda- KBS, EBS Kids, Jei TV, Anione, Champ, SK Broadband

Downstairs S2 - Mediacorp

Japan Sinks 2020 - Netflix

Time Traveler Luke - KBS, Canal+, Mediacorp, CLS, TVB, TVP, Dreambox, Astro

Best Short-form / Web Drama

WINNER: Sheker - Aitube

Antara Pintu - Astro Gempak

Champion - RTB Go

Life of Namjoo - Naver TV, V Live, Youtube, Facebook

Non-reading Club - Myvideo

Technical Achievement Award

WINNER: Sweet Home - Netflix

2049 - Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival

Alice In Borderland - Netflix

Ray - Netflix

Time Traveler Luke - KBS, Canal+, Mediacorp, CLS, TVB, TVP, Dreambox, Astro

Creative Beyond Border

WINNER: Bad Genius The Series - One21 Channel, WeTV, Dimsum Entertainment

Alice In Borderland - Netflix

The Long Night - iQiyi

Move To Heaven - Netflix

Sweet Home - Netflix

Best Actress

WINNER: Song Jia - A Little Dilemma

Nushrratt Bharuccha - Ajeeb Daastaans

Tsuchiya Tao - Alice In Borderland

Bae Doo-na - Stranger 2

Lee Si-young - Sweet Home

Best Actor

WINNER: Lee Je-hoon - Move To Heaven

Terrance Lau - Leap Day

Bai Yu - The Long Night

Sakai Masato -Hanzawa Naoki

Ali Fazal - Ray

Song Joong-ki - Vincenzo

Best Writer

WINNER: Yoon Ji-ryun - Move To Heaven

Liu Guoqing - The Long Night

Jung Do-yoon - On The Verge of Insanity

Mitani Shintaro - The Real Thing

Park Jae-bum - Vincenzo

Newcomer- Actress

WINNER: Go Min-si - Sweet Home

WINNER: Koe Yeet - Titoudao

Zhao Jinmai - The Blessed Girl

Takeda Rina - Wakako’s Sake In Hida-Sake Brewery Tour

Newcomer- Actor

WINNER: Morisaki Win - The Real Thing

Tang Jun-sang - Move To Heaven

Song Kang - Navillera

Eric Hsiao - Non-Reading Club

Azat Asanovich - Sheker

ACA Excellence

WINNER: Song Kang - “Sweet Home” / “Navillera”

ACA Jury’s Special

WINNER: Hanzawa Naoki

Creative Beyond Border

WINNER: Bad Genius-The Series

WINNER: Alice in Borderland