KUCHING: In less than a week, A-List celebrity nominees such as, Best Actor in a Leading Role Award, Cheng Rexen in “Schrodinger’s Cat” and Jirayu Tantrakul based on his performance in “Kom Faek (The Lost Art)”; as well as Best Actress in a Supporting Role Award, Kim Nam Joo in “Misty” and Sinjai Plengpanich in “Sri Ayodhaya” will be walking the international prestigious red carpet at the 23rd Asian Television Awards. The auspicious awards will be held in the coming days on January 11th to 13th 2019 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

A total of 42 awards categories are up for grabs as the Asian Television Awards (ATA) aims at recognising excellence in programming, production and performance. An expert panel of 50 judges from across the region were hand-picked based on their expertise. A wide range of broadcasters including free-to-air TV stations, pay-tv platforms, digital streaming services as well as many independent production houses in Asia are drawn to enter the Awards by the hundreds.

Other major celebrity nominees that will also be walking down the red carpet includes Maylada Susri and Ananda Everingham from Thailand. There will also be a special performance by the multi-Award winner, Winnie K from Malaysia at the Awards. She has been granted the “Asia Bagus Champion” at a very young age in Singapore and represented Malaysia during the Grand Championship in Tokyo, Japan.