The awards ceremony was nothing short of exciting and nerve-wrecking.
Michelle Chen

8 Dec 2016 - 4:15 PM  UPDATED 8 Dec 2016 - 4:19 PM

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JJ Lin performed at 21st Asian Television Awards

The 21st Asian Television Awards concluded last Friday in Singapore. Hosted by Adrian Pang, Stephanie Carrington, Alden Richards, Baki Zainal and Fiona Su, the awards ceremony was nothing short of exciting and nerve-wrecking, especially for the nominees. Before the awards presentation, the ceremonial red carpet saw stars and idols strut their stuff donning extravagant outfits and gowns.

What’s an awards show without some jaw-dropping performances? Amber Liu performed her debut single “Shake That Brass” and her English release “Borders." Fans welcomed her on stage with roaring cheers and applause, all singing along while she performed. Last and definitely not least, the most anticipated performance of the night – JJ Lin kicked off his stage with “If Only” and ended the performance line-up with “Twilight”.

The 21st Asian Television Awards came to a close with a total of 46 awards given across the two-day long event – 18 of which were presented during the trade dinner event held on December 1, and another 28 on the ‘LIVE’ show held on December 2 in front of a jam-packed hall.

Apart from the usual crowd favourites, this year’s award ceremony also set the stage for a few (very deserving) dark horses to shine; shedding light on how competitive the television scene really is.

Descendants of the Sun clinched the “Best Drama Series” award amidst piercing screams. South Korea’s Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) managed to clinch the “Best Entertainment (One-Off/Annual)” award. Chen Kun-Chang was a dark horse winning the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for his work in The Taste of Dang-Liang’s Family, beating crowd favourite Christopher Lee.

A Touch of Green was the biggest winner on the night. The Taiwanese drama series took home five awards, including two of the highly competitive categories; “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” and “Best Actress in a Leading Role." Its broadcaster – Public Television Service Foundation - clinched the, “Terrestrial Channel of the Year” award with PTS.

“Cable and Satellite Channel of the Year,” went to Al Jazeera English, “Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year” went to Mediacorp Pte Ltd and “Cable and Satellite Network of the Year” went to Al Jazeera English.

The winner of the “Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress” went to Carla Dunareanu beating the likes of Vernetta Lopez and Michael V, “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” went to Jeff Catz.

Van Ness Wu just released his new album《#MWHYB》

Van Ness Wu just dropped his new album《MWHYB》. His new music is a mix of dance music, rock, electronic music and Motown. 

The Name of the album MWHYB means “Music won’t hurt your body,” which is Van Ness Wu's personal motto. In the MV for the single “One Last Smile," he performs a mix of modern dance, hip hop and jazz dance moves. Tessandra Chavez choreographed this MV. She is a 2015 Emmy Award Winner and choreographer for entertainment shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the stars, America’s Got Talent, American Idol and X-Factor

Check out the single “One last smile” from the new album <MWHYB>

Check out Ven Ness Wu’s Flash Mob in Taiwan a few weeks ago:

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