The 2023 Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards took place on October 8th at the Busan Cinema Center.
The awards recognize outstanding TV shows, streaming content, and web series from Asia as a part of the Busan International Film Festival. This year, they were jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Busan Metropolitan City. The event also had some changes, including adding five new award categories, making it a total of 17 awards.
Disney Plus’s superhero series Moving was the big winner at the awards, winning six prizes, including Best Creative and Best Writer for Kang Full. The series also took Best Visual Effects, Best Lead Actor for Ryu Seung Ryong, Best Newcomer Actor for Lee Jung Ha and Best Newcomer Actress for Go Youn Jung.
Lim Ji Yeon from The Glory received the Female Supporting Actor Award, while Wen Junhui, a vocalist from the boy group Seventeen, was honored with the Popularity Award for his versatile performances in Exclusive Fairy Tale.
The Innovation Award recognized innovative content among streaming programs, with the romantic reality show EXchange 2 and the drama series One Day Off earning joint honors.
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And here’s the complete list of winners at the Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards:
Best Creative Award: Moving (Disney+)
Best OTT Original Award: Weak Hero Class 1 (Wavve)
Best Asian TV Series Award: Scoop (Netflix)
Best Reality & Variety Award: Let’s Feast Vietnam (Vietnam Media Corp) and Physical: 100 (NETFLIX)
Best Director Award: Xin Shuang for The Long Season (Tencent Video)
Best Writer Award: Kang Full for Moving (Disney+)
Best Lead Actor Award: Ryu Seung Ryong for Moving (Disney+)
Best Lead Actress Award: Karishma Tanna for Scoop (Netflix)
Best Supporting Actor Award: Hsueh Shih-Ling for Taiwan Crime Stories (Sixty Percent Productions et al.)
Best Supporting Actress Award: Lim Ji Yeon for The Glory (Netflix)
Best Newcomer Actor Award: Lee Jung Ha for Moving (Disney+)
Best Newcomer Actress Award: Go Youn Jung for Moving (Disney+)
Best Visual Effects Award: Moving (Disney+)
Creative Beyond Border Award: EXchange 2 (TVING) and One Day Off (Wavve)
New Technology Award: TVING
Special Contribution for K-Wave Award: VIU and Wavve Americas
Special Contribution for OTT Industry Award: WATCHA
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Jong Hak
Asian Excellence Award: Yagira Yuya
Rising Star of the Year Award: Wen JunHui (SEVENTEEN) and Buffy Chen
Source: Busan International Film Festival