The prestigious 23RD Asian Television Awards returns, bringing a list of prominent artists as nominees and/or presenters to Kuching, Sarawak on 11th – 13th January 2019. Hosted in Malaysia for the first time in history, the organizing committee and juries of the Asian Television Awards have just revealed and confirmed the best of Asian television icons and stars who will be attending and walking on the red carpet, as newly updated on its official website.
The ceremony this year will be hosted by legendary former MTV Asia VJs May Wan and Choy Wan together with Adrian Jalaludin and Mark Zambrano. The ceremony will witness invited guests from Asia’s television industry with over 300 international delegates comprising award-winning television and film producers, directors, performers, host talents, judges, key sponsors, nominees and celebrities from the participating countries.
ATV Awards Sdn. Bhd. has announced the first batch of celebrities who will be walking the red carpet at the Live Show on 12th January. Leading the list of attendees are Thai rising star, Maneerat Kam-Uan, as well as Thai TV actress, singer, and model, Khemanit Jamikorn and Thai actor, Jiravich Pongpaijit known for his fabulous portrayal as Hut in the 2016 comedy-horror movie ‘Ar Ma’. Well-known actor Ananda Everingham, best known for his lead role in the 2004 horror film, ‘Shutter’, Taiwanese model, actress, and dancer, Kelly Liao Jia Yi (廖家仪) and Taiwanese actor/singer, Wang Kung-Ta (王燦) will also be present.
Other confirmed Asia’s star-studded celebrities who will be attending and worth highlighting are Ase Wang known as one of the most successful young models in Thailand; Wallace Ang, a former Mandarin radio presenter for Media Corp’s Love 97.2FM; James Kumar, the winner of the Best Newcomer award in Vasantham's Pradhana Vizha Awards where he was also nominated for the Most Popular Male Artist category for his role in Vettai 2.0 in 2012; and Derek Chun, an internationally acclaimed rising model, host and actor
Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah, who is the Host Presenter of the 23rd Asian Television Awards said, “In preparation to the ‘Visit Sarawak Year 2019, we are so honoured to host the 23rd Asian Television Awards in Sarawak, attracting a myriad of stars and internationally acclaimed talents here for the first time. Similar to hosting prominent world-class mega events such as Formula One, MotoGP, SEA Games, etc, it surely will boost the Malaysian tourism industry and international tourist arrivals here in Sarawak.”