Cartoon Network Wins Three 2018 Asian Academy Creative Awards
On 6th December was the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards (known as the AACAs or AAAs) in Singapore, the awards ceremony is considered to be the Asia-Pacific regional equivalent of the International Emmy Awards. In total, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has won three final winner awards, one for Lamput (with India’s Vaibhav Studios) for “Best 2D Programme or Series” and also two for Bill and Tony (animated by Australian studio – Flying Gherkin). Bill and Tony won the “Best 3D Animated Programme/Series” award as well as the “Best Children’s Animated Programme or Series” award.
In terms of country/regional level winners (aka finalists for the final winner awards), Cartoon Network India’s Roll No.21 won an award in the “Best Children’s Programme (One Off/Special)” category for the “Kris aur ulta pulta time” special. Lamput also won country level awards (India) in the following categories: “Best Short Form Content”, “Best 2D Programme or Series” (also overall final winner) and “Best Children’s Animated Programme or Series”. Bill and Tony won the following country level awards (Australia): “Best Children’s Animated Programme or Series” and “Best 3D Animated Programme/Series”, Bill and Tony also became the overall final winner in both categories. The mobile game – We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs made by mobile game developer SundayToz in co-operation with Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has also won a country level award in the “Best Video Game” category. We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs also featured in the 2018 top-5 mobile game in Google’s People’s Choice Awards.
Turner’s CNN also won a total of five overall final winner awards including “Best Documentary Programme” for Secret State inside North Korea “Best News or Current Affairs Presenter” for Kristie Lu Stout, “Best Single News Story/Report” for Punggye-ri: Nuclear Site Destruction, “Best News Programme” for News Stream and also “Best Lifestyle Programme” for Business Traveller.
Turner Japan (which includes brands such as MondoTV and TABI Channel) have won three country-level awards, for “Best Theme Song” (Shikoku Pilgrim by Walk), “Best Lifestyle Programme” (Japanese Vintage Car: Restoration Factory) and for “Best Documentary Series” (Shikoku Pilgrim by Walk).
Also on 3rd and 4th December in Singapore was the PromaxBDA Asia Awards, an award ceremony that celebrates excellence in marketing in the Asia-Pacific region. At the PromaxBDA Asia Awards, Cartoon Network won a Gold Award for “Best Children’s Promo” for Ben 10, CN also won another Gold Award for “Best Children’s Campaign” also for Ben 10. CN also won a Gold Award for “Best Integrated Marketing Campaign” for its advertising partnership with Grab – a ride request service in the Philippines, as part of the campaign, some Grab taxis featured special Cartoon Network branding with cartoon character designs. Warner TV Asia also won a Silver Award in the “Best Script” category for its “9 Is The Time” Monday to Saturday programming block campaign.
From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Kids And News Channels Win Big At Inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards
CNN and Cartoon Network won eight honours – also known as “Goddess of Creativity” wins – at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on December 6, the region’s version of the International Emmy Awards.
CNN and CNN Vision, its global production powerhouse, won five awards for reporting and programming in the region, and went into the awards with 13 national wins from across eight different countries (Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Bangladesh).
Cartoon Network took home three awards. Lamput won “Best 2D Animated Programme or Series,” and Bill & Tony won “Best 3D Animated Programme or Series” and “Best Children’s Animated Programme or Series.” The kids network also scored a further 10 national wins for its shows in Australia, India and Japan, where three were for Turner’s other entertainment brands MondoTV and TABI Channel.
In Korea, there was a country win for We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs (which also featured in the 2018 top-5 mobile game in Google’s People’s Choice Awards). Cartoon Network’s Bears walked the AACA red carpet in triumph on December 7.
Earlier in the week, also in Singapore, Turner secured four gongs at PromaxBDA Asia awards for campaigns and promos on Cartoon Network and Warner TV.
Held in conjunction with Asia Television Forum in Singapore, the Asian Academy Creative Awards are part of the Singapore Media Festival.
Overview of Turner’s regional AACA awards:
Best Documentary Programme: Secret State inside North Korea
Best News or Current Affairs Presenter: Kristie Lu Stout
Best Single News Story/Report: Punggye-ri: Nuclear Site Destruction
Best News Programme: News Stream
Best Lifestyle Programme: Business Traveller
Best 2D Animated Programme or Series: Lamput by Cartoon Network
Best 3D Animated Programme/Series: Bill & Tony by Cartoon Network
Best Children’s Animated Programme/Series: Bill & Tony by Cartoon Network