Singapore– Nominations for the 20th Asian Television Awards (ATA) were announced today. 257 nominees across 40 categories, from 13 countries in the region made their way to this year’s awards. The results were tabulated and audited by international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Leading the pack, with multiple nominations across several categories are Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Fox International Channels, and MediaCorp. August Pictures has garnered 8 nominations for this year and this is the highest number of nominations from any single production house in the region. HBO Asia’s Grace, the four-part horror mini-series, is the only single programme that has received a total of 8 nominations.

“We’ve seen tremendous interest for our awards over the years. Not only have the number of entries increased, we’re also seeing greater participation from more Asian broadcasters and production companies, making this awards truly representative of Asia,” said Raymond Wong, Chairman of ATA.

The winners will be announced at the awards gala ceremonies on 2 and 3 December, slated to take place at the state-of-the-art auditorium at Suntec City, Singapore.

In addition, ATA will be presenting the achievement award to Mr. Liu Changle, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television, to honour and celebrate his remarkable contributions to the broadcast and television industry.