Netflix’s Move To Heaven wins best creative at Asia Contents Awards

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Netflix Korean drama Move To Heaven scooped three prizes at Busan’s Asia Contents Awards (ACA) on Thursday night, including the best creative award, best actor (Lee Je-hoon) and best writer (Yoon Ji-ryun). 

The series, which started streaming on Netflix in May, follows a man with Asperger syndrome and his ex-convict uncle who run a trauma cleaning company. 

Another Netflix Korean drama, Sweet Home, also took three prizes – newcomer actress (Ko Min-si), the ACA Excellence Award (Song Kang) and the technical achievement award. The newcomer actress award was shared with Koe Yeet for her performance in Tituodao, produced by Singapore’s MediaCorp. 

The second season of Girl From Nowhere, a Netflix series produced in Thailand, received the best Asian TV series award, while iQiyi’s crime thriller The Long Night took the best OTT original award. 

Best actress went to Song Jia for iQiyi’s A Love For Dilemma, which explores issues such as education and parent-child relationships. The newcomer actor award went to Morisaki Win for Japanese director Koji Fukada’s The Real Thing, which was released both as a TV series and a film, with the latter selected for Cannes 2020 label. 

Among other awards, Japanese anime Heaven’s Design Team took best Asian animation, while best short form / web drama went to Kazakhstan’s Sheker. The ACA Jury’s Special award went to Hanzawa Naoki, produced by Japan’s TBS, while the Creative Beyond Border prize was awarded to Thailand’s Bad Genius The Series

The third edition of the awards, which recognise content produced for TV and streaming platforms, was held in a hybrid format with Korean participants attending the ceremony in person, while overseas nominees joined online. Korean and international audiences were able to watch the ceremony through the ACA’s official YouTube channel and Naver.