Korean series Kingdom and The World Of The Married and China's The Bad Kids were the most rewarded shows on Sunday at Busan's Asia Contents Awards.
The event in its second year was live-streamed from the Busan International Film Festival, where hosts and performers were the only ones physically present. Presenters and prize-winners joined remotely via video conference.
Singapore's Last Madame was named as best Asian drama, jointly with Korea's When The Camelia Blooms.
A Netflix original series, made with AStory, Kingdom earned three awards. Actor Ju Ji-hoon won the Korean actor award, while Kim Eunhee won the best writer award, one of the prize categories that was not divided by nationality.
The show also won the technical achievement award for its special effects provided by Madman Post.
Romantic espionage drama, The World Of The Married, produced and broadcast by Korea's JTBC, earned two prizes. Mo Wan-il was named as best (Korean) creative. Kim Hee-ae was named as best (Korean) actress.
The Bad Kids earned two prizes: one for series producer Dai Ying as best creative, the other for actor Rong Zi-shan, as best newcomer.
The Bad Kids is a 12-episode suspense series that tells the story of three youngsters in a small coastal town who accidentally witness a murder and then get involved in blackmail. Its starry cast includes Qin Hao.
The Asia Contents Awards recognises outstanding television content from both streaming and traditional platforms. – Reuters
Last Madame and The World Of The Married are available on Dimsum Entertainment.
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