HONG KONG – CNN and Cartoon Network won eight honours – also known as “Goddess of Creativity” wins – at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on December 6, the region's version of the International Emmy Awards.
CNN and CNN Vision, its global production powerhouse, won five awards for reporting and programming in the region, and went into the awards with 13 national wins from across eight different countries (Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Bangladesh).
Cartoon Network took home three awards. Lamput won "Best 2D Animated Programme or Series," and Bill & Tony won "Best 3D Animated Programme or Series" and "Best Children's Animated Programme or Series." The kids network also scored a further 10 national wins for its shows in Australia, India and Japan, where three were for Turner’s other entertainment brands MondoTV and TABI Channel.
In Korea, there was a country win for We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs (which also featured in the 2018 top-5 mobile game in Google's People’s Choice Awards). Cartoon Network’s Bears walked the AACA red carpet in triumph on December 7.
Earlier in the week, also in Singapore, Turner secured four gongs at PromaxBDA Asia awards for campaigns and promos on Cartoon Network and Warner TV.
Held in conjunction with Asia Television Forum in Singapore, the Asian Academy Creative Awards are part of the Singapore Media Festival.
Overview of Turner’s regional AACA awards:
- Best Documentary Programme: Secret State inside North Korea
- Best News or Current Affairs Presenter: Kristie Lu Stout
- Best Single News Story/Report: Punggye-ri: Nuclear Site Destruction
- Best News Programme: News Stream
- Best Lifestyle Programme: Business Traveller
- Best 2D Animated Programme or Series: Lamput by Cartoon Network
- Best 3D Animated Programme/Series: Bill & Tony by Cartoon Network
- Best Children's Animated Programme/Series: Bill & Tony by Cartoon Network
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content, and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. In Asia Pacific, Turner owns and operates award-winning brands throughout the region, running 58 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, Tabi Tele, Mondo Mah-Jong TV; and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services. It owns and exploits properties such as Tuzki, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures. Turner teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage WarnerMedia’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a WarnerMedia company.