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South Korean Netflix series wins ‘Asian Emmys’ in Vietnam

South Korean Netflix series wins ‘Asian Emmys’ in Vietnam

Monday, January 15, 2024, 12:09 GMT+7
South Korean Netflix series wins ‘Asian Emmys’ in Vietnam
The crew members of South Korean Netflix series ‘Taxi Driver 2’ are interviewed after winning the Best Drama Series award at the 28th Asian Television Awards ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13, 2024. Photo: Supplied

Popular Netflix show ‘Taxi Driver 2’ from South Korea, featuring several scenes shot in Vietnam, was honored as Best Drama Series at the 28th Asian Television Awards ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on the weekend.

The Asian Television Awards ceremony, an annual event celebrating excellence in the Asian television industry, debuted in Vietnam at the Hoa Binh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 10 on Saturday night. 

The international gathering included participants from South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam. 

The awards ceremony saw the presentation of over 20 prizes in various categories, with South Korean show ‘Taxi Driver 2,’ which had been released internationally via Netflix, securing the Best Drama Series title. 

The cast of South Korean Netflix series ‘Taxi Driver 2.’ Photo: Supplie

The cast of South Korean Netflix series ‘Taxi Driver 2.’ Photo: Supplied

The series, featuring Lee Je Hoon, captivated Vietnamese audiences with its scenes shot at iconic landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang City, Thua Thien-Hue Province, and Quang Ninh Province. 

Actor Lee Je Hoon and actress Shim So Young wear traditional Vietnamese ‘ao dai’ (long gown) in the drama. 

The original drama ‘Island’ by South Korean streaming service TVING clinched the Best Original Digital Drama honor. 

Vietnamese actor Nguyen Quoc Truong Thinh at the 28th Asian Television Awards ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City, January 13, 2024. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese actor Nguyen Quoc Truong Thinh at the 28th Asian Television Awards ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13, 2024. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Despite two nominations for the Best Leading Male Performance - Digital and the Best Adaptation for An Existing Format awards, Vietnamese actor Nguyen Quoc Truong Thinh for ‘Bui Doi Cho Que’ and the TV program ‘2 Days 1 Night Vietnam’ did not secure victories, respectively. 

Originating in 1996, the Asian Television Awards, often likened to the ‘Emmys of Asia,’ is a prestigious ceremony where winners are chosen by a committee of over 50 members.

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