Actress Joanne Peh wins Asian Television Awards, Entertainment News & Top Stories for second year in a row


SINGAPORE – Actress Joanne Peh took home the trophy for Best Female Performance – Digital for her role in Channel 8’s drama Mind Jumper at the Asian Television Awards, which took place virtually Friday and Saturday (December 10-11).

This is the second time that she has won the same award. At the 2020 awards, she won for her portrayal of a mamasan in the English drama Last Madame. The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony in January this year, due to the pandemic.

In 20-episode Mind Jumper, Peh stars as an Asperger’s accountant who discovers she has mind-reading powers.

Peh was also nominated for Best Actress but lost to Japanese actress Satomi Ishihara for The Greatest Gift.

In the Best Actor category, Singaporean actor Jeremy Chan was nominated for Channel 8 fantasy drama Crouching Tiger Hidden Ghost, but the trophy went to Taiwanese-Canadian actor Mark Chao for Ordinary Glory.

Veteran host Lauretta Alabons won Best Host / Presenter – Digital for her YouTube series, Words & Music – Online Celebrity Chat Show.

Channel’s variety show U Neighborhood Fixer, hosted by Darren Lim and Pornsak, took home the award for Best Lifestyle Program, while local animation Soft Rain, directed by Sacha Goedegebure, took home the award for Best unique digital program or short film.

Missing In Action, a five-minute short film for the Department of Defense, won the award for best branded content.

The night’s big winners included K-drama Vincenzo for Best Drama Series and Taiwan’s Hakka TV for Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year.


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