Yeo Yann Yann, Lina Ng named best actresses at Asian Academy Creative Awards
CNA’s Remarkable Living was also a winner at the awards ceremony, picking up the accolade for Best Lifestyle Programme.
Yeo Yann Yann was named Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on Dec 4. She was recognised for her heartfelt performance as a burned-out and financially drained single mother to a 19-year-old autistic son in the HBO series Invisible Stories.
It’s a good year for the Malaysia-born 43-year-old, who’s also been nominated for an International Emmy for the same role.
On the same night, Lina Ng picked up the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for her work in Last Madame. In the period M18-rated drama released by Mediacorp, she played a housekeeper in a 1930s brothel.
Also winning accolades were CNA’s Remarkable Living Series 2, which was named Best Lifestyle Programme; Danny Yeo, who was Best News or Current Affairs Presenter/Anchor for A Medical Journey; Hirzi Zulkiflie, who won Best Comedy Performance for Comedy Central Stand Up Asia!; Royston Tan’s anti-drug, interactive film High, which won Best Immersive; and The Driver, which won Best Promo or Trailer.
Best Drama went to Netflix’s Crash Landing on You, starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin; while Best Feature Film was The Garden of Evening Mists, based on the book by Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng.
The Asian Academy Creative Awards, a part of the Singapore Media Festival, was staged virtually over the two nights of Dec 3 and 4.