‘Tuan Anas Mikael’ Sweeps Four Awards at the Inaugural Telenovela Award

Published by Amzar Anizam @ 23/12/2016

Tuan Anas Mikael, a 16-episode drama by Pena Creative Pictures swept four awards; ‘Best Telenovela Producer’ (Pena Creative Pictures), ‘Best Telenovela Director’ (Raja Ahmad Alauddin), ‘Best Actor’ (Aaron Aziz), and ‘Best Actress’ (Zara Zya) at the inaugural ‘Telenovela Award,’ organised by the National Book Development Foundation (YPBN), in conjunction with the ‘Malaysia Book Expo’ at Putra World Trade Centre recently.

Adapted from a novel of the same name by Syamnuriezmil; Tuan Anas Mikael which is broadcasted on Astro Ria tells the story of Puan Sri Tengku Anansa who gave her son, Tuan Anas Mikael three month to find a perfect woman, after he rejected her candidate.

The award is assessed by professional juries; chaired by Prof. Dr. Asiah Sarji, Director of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), besides industry key players including Mior Hashim Manap, Ellie Suriaty, Fauziah Nawi, Pekin Ibrahim, Akmal Abdullah, Rahimah Muda and Ayob Ibrahim.

Hasan Hamzah, Chairman of YPBN said, “We introduced the ‘Telenovela Award’ as an effort to recognise TV series and film productions which are adapted from local novels. Looking at the success of the first edition this year, we hope to make it bigger in 2017 with the support of the industry players and broadcasters.”

Another notable winner is Teman Lelaki Upahan which garnered the ‘Best Telenovela’ award. The 28-episode romance drama was adapted from a novel of the same name by Azura Rasiddin, and produced by Primeworks Studios. Whereas ‘Popular Telenovela’ award was conferred to Dalam Iradatmu, produced by Global Station.

Full list of Telenovela Award 2015 winners:

BEST TELENOVELA PRODUCER

Pena Creative Pictures - Tuan Anas Mikael

BEST TELENOVELA

Teman Lelaki Upahan - Primeworks Studios

BEST TELENOVELA DIRECTOR

Raja Ahmad Alauddin - Tuan Anas Mikael

BEST ACTOR

Aaron Aziz - Tuan Anas Mikael

BEST ACTRESS

Zara Zya - Tuan Anas Mikael

POPULAR NOVEL

Hati Perempuan - Nur Ain Al-Abbas/Penulisan2u Enterprise

POPULAR TELENOVELA

Dalam Iradatmu - Global Station

POPULAR NEW ACTOR

Fattah Amin – Hello Mr. Perfect

POPULAR NEW ACTRESS

Amyra Rosli - Cik Bunga & Encik Sombong

POPULAR NOVEL

Hati Perempuan - Nur Ain Al-Abbas/Penulisan2u Enterprise 

POPULAR ACTOR

Syarul Ridzwan - Hati Perempuan             

POPULAR ACTRESS

Mia Ahmad - Hati Perempuan 

BEST NOVELIST

Ana Sofiya - Suami Sebelah Rumah

BEST SCRIPT WRITER

Mufid Shuhaimi - Kerana Terpaksa… Aku Relakan

BEST NOVEL

Cucur Bawang & Kopi O - Buku Prima Karangkraf

Lifetime Achievement Award

Datuk Malek Redzuan

Winners. Photo by: Yayasan Pembangunan Buku Negara (YPBN) FB