Group photo with all the winners
Asia’s most anticipated annual digital creator awards show, WebTVAsia Awards 2016 honoured the year’s biggest digital content creators, including Malaysian singers Joyce Chu and Michiyo Ho, local animation Upin & Ipin, Japanese comedian Piko Taro and many others in Seoul, South Korea on 26th November 2016.
In keeping with the theme “Celebrate Asia,” the second edition of the award show was attended by diverse content creators from 12 Asian countries who command a combined attention of 250 million fans. This year, the “Song of the Year” award went to Labanoon/Genierock (Thailand), Joyce Chu/RedPeople (Malaysia) and Radio Fish (Japan), while S. White (Taiwan), Jannine Weigel (Thailand) and Michiyo Ho (Malaysia) won the “Breakout Creator of the Year” title.
In addition, local animation duo Upin & Ipin, garnered the “Malaysia’s Most Popular Video” award for “New Toys” and local content creator Namewee took home the “Malaysia’s Most Popular Channel” title. Boasting over 90 million hits on YouTube, Japanese viral sensation Piko Taro received the “Freaking Awesome Video of the Year” award, whereas Thai super creator, Bie The Ska was honoured the “Channel of the Year” award.
Fred Chong, Group CEO of WebTVAsia commented, “WebTVAsia has always championed our dynamic Asian content creators. Our presence here tonight bears testimony to our commitment to unite the Asian digital media entertainment industry and to showcase our Asian creators as the current kings and queens of the content world.”
Mayor of Goyang City who attended the award as the Guest-of-Honor, noted WebTVAsia's effort in bringing Asia's digital content creator as he revealed in his speech, “WebTVAsia is working to bring Asian creators and media companies together. This company believes that if we can combine our resources together, not only can we learn from each other, but WebTVAsia and its partners can also create the single biggest entertainment market in the world, targeting over 700 million Asian millennials.”
This year, the award show was headlined by Korea’s megastar K-pop group, SNSD (Girls Generation), besides other popular artistes across the region including Daniel Cheah (Taiwan), Radio Fish (Japan), Jannine Weigel (Thailand), HaoRen (Malaysia) and many others.
Below is the full list of 2016 WebTVAsia Awards winners:
1. Most Popular Channel
2. Most Popular Video
3. Most Popular Online Drama
4. Most Popular Online Variety Program
5. Most Popular Online Microfilm
6. Most Popular Online Movie
7. Song of the Year
8. Breakout Creator of the Year
9. Digital Campaign of the Year
10. Channel of the Year
11. Freaking Awesome Video of the Year