Bront Palarae, winner of the Best Leading Male Performance award (Digital category)
Malaysian actor - Bront Palarae was awarded the Best Leading Male Performance award (Digital category) at the 25th Asian Television Awards (ATA) for his outstanding display of talent in the investigative thriller series, The Bridge. The 43-year-old actor from Kedah plays Detective Megat Jamil in this adaptation of the famous Scandinavian noir.
Behind the scene shot of Bront Palarae playing Detective Megat Jamil in The Bridge
Bront's performance and charisma have brought him quite a fan base in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia, which led to the many offers he received to star in foreign movies. Upon learning that he had won the award for Best Leading Male Performance in the Digital category, the humble actor was quick to thank his team for the extraordinary work they have put into making the series successful and for being an inspiration to him. Bront was honored to receive the award and dedicated his achievement to his wife Rozi and daughter Adeena, whom he referred to as his Queen and Princess.
Rebecca Lim, Best Actress In a Leading Role nominee for The Bridge
"I am truly honored to receive this award for the Best Leading Male Performance in the Digital category. I accept this award on behalf of the whole team, for they have dedicated their time and efforts to perfecting this project. They have been my inspiration that kept motivating me to come to set every day and give my best. I wish to dedicate this special moment to my Queen Rozi and my Princess Adeena, for they have always supported me through my ups and downs," said Bront Palarae.
ATA Organizer - Wonder Paradise, Country Director (Malaysia) – Adam Ham (CEO of Global Creative & Media Agency) said, "Congratulations to the remarkably talented actor, and my friend, Bront Palarae, for winning this prestigious award. There is none more deserving of this award than Bront Palarae for his exceptional execution in The Bridge, Season 2. Through ATA, Malaysian talents are recognized throughout South East Asia for their performances to encourage, promote, and accelerate the growth of the local television production industry. Words cannot express how proud I am to represent my country in growing and recognizing deserving talents here in Malaysia."
Anthony Wong, Winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role award
At the 25th ATA, Jeryl Lee Pei Ling (a Malaysian talent of On Muse) and Ernie Zakri (a Malaysian talent of Rocket Fuel Entertainment) represented Malaysia with several stunning world-class performances. Apart from that, co-star Rebecca Lim was also nominated for the ‘Best Actress In a Leading Role’ award. Hong Kong actor - Anthony Wong was the winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 'The Republic', whereas Taiwan Actress - Li You-Ru won the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in 'The Rootless'.
Li You-Ru, winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role