Disney+ APAC Originals, has made a resounding splash, bagging an impressive eight awards at the prestigious 2023 Asia Content Awards & Global OTT Awards. Held within the grand canvas of the Busan International Film Festival, these accolades shine a spotlight on the remarkable TV, OTT, and online content from across Asia.
“Moving”: An Unstoppable Force
The sensational hit series “Moving” galvanized its position at the pinnacle of content creation, sweeping a staggering six awards. Among its treasures are the illustrious Best Creative Award – a testament to its unparalleled ingenuity and a nod to the standout content among its peers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The artistry behind “Moving” got a hearty nod with Kangfull taking the Best Writer accolade, while the mesmerizing trio of Ryu Seungryong, Lee Jungha, and Go Younjung triumphed as Best Lead Actor, Best Newcomer Actor, and Best Newcomer Actress respectively. One might say, it was a moving performance indeed!
“Gannibal”: A Bite of Excellence
Proving that success isn’t just confined to Korea, “Gannibal,” the Japanese gem, didn’t miss a beat. Yuya Yagira, the luminary behind the series, clinched the Asian Excellence Award. His riveting performance, one might argue, was the cherry on top of the show’s triumphs.
“Taiwan Crime Stories”: Crime Pays Off
Taiwan wasn’t left behind in this festival of victories. “Taiwan Crime Stories” received its due recognition as Hsueh Shih-Ling bagged the Best Supporting Actor title. A well-deserved win for a compelling act!
Held at the Busan International Film Festival, the Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards celebrate the achievements of excellent content made for TV, OTT, and online platforms across Asia.
A Glimpse Behind the Scenes
Ever since its premiere on August 9, 2023, “Moving” has been on a roller-coaster of record-breaking achievements. From becoming the most viewed series finale on Disney+ across APAC regions like Korea, the Philippines, and Taiwan, to stamping its mark as the top-viewed Korean original series on Disney+, its journey has been nothing short of spectacular. The superpower genre was rejuvenated and redefined, thanks to this magnum opus’ daring narratives and jaw-dropping sequences.
Similarly, “Gannibal,” an ode to Japanese storytelling, too, basked in glory. It not only broke viewership records in Japan*** but also whetted the audience’s appetite, leading to an eager anticipation for its second season.
Disney+ APAC Originals: The Entertainment Trove
All of these award-winning series as well as an incredible library of endless entertainment are available to watch today exclusively on Disney+. See below for a complete list of awards won by Disney+ at the 2023 Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards:
Best Writer – Kangfull
Best Lead Actor – Ryu Seungryong
Best Newcomer Actor – Lee Jungha
Best Newcomer Actress – Go Younjung
Best Visual Effects
Asian Excellence Award – Yuya Yagira
Taiwan Crime Stories:
Best Supporting Actor – Hsueh Shih-Ling
This cinematic fest at Busan was a testament to Disney+ APAC Originals’ mettle, vision, and craftsmanship. As the stars descended, the narratives ascended, creating a mosaic of stories that will linger long after. So, what’s stopping you from diving into this ocean of tales? The magic awaits, exclusively on Disney+.
After causing a major incident, police officer Daigo Agawa takes his wife and daughter to live in the remote mountain village of Kuge. It seems the perfect place to recover from the ordeal, despite the mysterious disappearance of a previous officer posted there. One day, the body of an old woman is found on the mountain. The Goto family says she was attacked by a bear, but Daigo notices a human bite mark. It soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems in the village.
Anthology crime television series inspired by four real-life cold cases in Taiwan, exploring themes such as faith, temptation, redemption, and obligation through the eyes of the people of Taiwan.