Update: 16:05 | 04/01/2020
‘Ai Chet Gio Tay’, a web drama by Vietnamese young artist Huynh Lap, was nominated for ‘Best Digital Fiction Programme Series’ at the 24th Asian Television Awards, which will be held from January 10 to 12 in the Philippines.
‘Ai Chet Gio Tay’ marks the kick-start of the bloom of web dramas in Vietnam. Telling the story of Tinh Lam - a young ghost hunter, the film received much appraise from Vietnamese audiences and YouTube viewers.
A scene in the 'Ai Chet Gio Tay' web drama by Huynh Lap.
The Vietnamese web drama will compete against three other nominees in the category, including ‘Social Syndrome’ and ‘It’s Complicated’ (Thailand), and ‘Mystified’ (the Philippines).
Vietnamese actress Phi Huyen Trang was also nominated as the ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ at this year’s Asian Television Awards for her excellent performance in the film ‘Bong Hong Thep’ (A Steel Rose).
This is the first time Vietnamese representatives will join the race with other contestants in the region at the Asian Television Awards, marking the development and increased position of Vietnamese cinema.
The awards ceremony will take place at 8PM on January 11 in Manila and will be aired live on Vietnam’s Today TV Channel.
Launched in 1996, Asian Television Awards is the Asian TV industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognising excellence in programming, production and performance. The Awards comprise over 40 categories and represent the industry’s foremost recognition by enjoying the support of every major industry player throughout the region.