Last year, netizens voted for India’s Jennifer Winget as the first Asian Drama Actress of the Year for her captivating performance in the series “Endless.” This year, who will be chosen by couch potatoes from across the globe as the winner?
Here are the mechanics of the online poll for 2019’s “Asian Drama Actress of the Year.”
- The shortlist or the Top 40 Asian drama actresses are revealed below. The selection was based on the following criteria: Acting Performance – 40%, Charisma – 30%, and Popularity Index – 30%.
- The 12 finalists will be revealed on December 6, 2019.
- After the 12 finalists have been announced, we will open the poll for netizens around the world to choose their favorite and vote.
- The actress with the highest votes will be named 2019’s Asian Drama Actress of the Year.
In alphabetical order, here are the 40 nominees for Asian Drama Actress of the Year for 2019:
Alyssa Chia, “The World Between Us” (TWN)
Andrea Brillantes, “The Heiress” (PHL)
Angel Locsin, “The General’s Daughter” (PHL)
Angel Zhao, “A Little Thing Called First Love” (CHN)
Bae Suzy, “Vagabond” (KOR)
Baifern, “Secret Garden” (THA)
Bani J, “Four More Shots Please” (IND)
Bang Min Ah, “My Absolute Boyfriend (KOR)
Fair Xing, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” (CHN)
Fon, “Boy for Rent” (THA)
Gong Hyo Jin, “When The Camellia Blooms” (KOR)
Han Ji Min, “The Light in Your Eyes” (KOR)
Honda Tsubasa, “Radiation House” (JPN)
Ireine Song, “Flavour It’s Yours” (CHN)
IU, “Hotel Del Luna” (KOR)
Janella Salvador, “The Killer Bride” (PHL)
Janice Wu, “The Brightest Star in the Sky” (CHN)
Jang Na Ra, “The Last Empress” (KOR)
Jin Ki Joo, “The Secret Life of My Secretary” (KOR)
Jung Chae Yeon, “My First First Love” (KOR)
Kha Ngan, “Descendants of the Sun” (VNM)
Kim Hyang Gi, “Moments of 18” (KOR)
Kim Hye Yoon, “Extra-Ordinary You” (KOR)
Kim Ji Won, “Arthdal Chronicles” (KOR)
Kim So Hyun, “Love Alarm” (KOR)
Lee Na Young, “Romance is a Bonus Book” (KOR)
Lee Tae-ran, “Sky Castle” (KOR)
New, “Great Men Academy” (THA)
Park Min Young, “Her Private Life” (KOR)
Rita Daniela, “The Heart Knows” (PHL)
Sayani Gupta, “Four More Shots Please” (IND)
Shen Yue, “Another Me” (CHN)
Shin Hye Sun, “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” (KOR)
Sobhita Dhulipala, “Made in Heaven” (IND)
Stephy Qi, “No Secrets” (CHN)
Urassaya Sperbund, “The Scent of Memory” (THA)
Wan Feng, “When We Were Young” (CHN)
Yoo In Na, “Touch Your Heart” (KOR)
Yum Jung-ah, “Sky Castle” (KOR)
Zheng Shuang, “River Flows To You” (CHN)
About the Asian Drama Awards
Asian Drama Awards is an annual online poll which aims to recognize the finest and most popular TV dramas produced throughout Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, and ASEAN countries) from November 2018 to November 2019. It will also recognize the year’s most popular Asian drama actors and actresses who made an impact in the region via their drama series.
Please stay tuned for the announcement of the 12 finalists.