Yes, you've heard it right. The nominees for the Asian Television Awards 2016 have been announced! Featuring a plethora of amazing actors, actresses and programmes from across the region; This year's title race looks tighter than ever before.

Here's a quick look into some of this year's award categories and the respective nominees battling it out for the grand trophy 🏆

BEST DRAMA SERIES

NOMINEES FOR

BINGIT 3

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN

Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)

DOWNTOWN ROCKET

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

HALFWORLDS

HBO Asia

MARRIAGE CONTRACT

MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation)

THE DREAM MAKERS 2

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

THE HUSH

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

THE JOURNEY: OUR HOMELAND

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

BEST MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES FOR

A. PANNEEIRCHELVAM

Thalaimurai

BRONT PALARAE

Eropah, Here I Am

CHEN KUN-CHANG

The Taste of Dang-Liang's Family

CHRISTOPHER LEE

Crescendo

FREDERICK LEE

Turning Point .. and also brother of previous nominee Christopher Lee

SUKOLLAWAT KANAROS

The Sisters

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES FOR

CHERYL YANG

A Touch of Green

FARHANA M NOOR

Bunja Tanjong

FONTHIP WATCHARATRAKUL

The Sisters

JOJO GOH

The Love Machine

KO CHIA-YEN

La Grande Chaumiere Violette

KRISTAL TIN

Ghost of Relativity

MEI FANG

Laugh for 24 Hours

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES FOR

KEAGAN KANG

The Love Machine

JEFF CATZ

Bunja Tanjong

MAX LOONG

Lion Moms

LAN CHUN-TIAN

A Touch of Green

ZHANG ZHEN HUAN

The Dream Makers 2

PIERRE PNG

Rise

MUTHUSAMY LINGAM

Annamalai Sr 3

GERALD CHEW

Lion Moms

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES FOR

NORMAH DAMANHURI

Rahsia di Malam Syawal

TIEN HSIN

A Touch of Green

KHANUNGNIJ JAKSAMITHANONT

Disparity

JULIE TAN

The Dream Makers 2

XU LI-WEN

The Youth!

NADIAH M DIN

Baby Bumps

BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ ACTRESS

NOMINEES FOR

VERNETTA LOPEZ

Rojak

BERNICE LIU

Lion Moms

MICHAEL V.

Pepito Manaloto

CARLA DUNAREANU

Rojak

VERNETTA LOPEZ

Run Rachael Run *this is Vernetta's second nomination in the same category! ✨

Who do YOU think will take home the trophy on 2nd December? Join in the conversation and share with us your thoughts with the hashtags #ATA2016Nominees #CelebratingAsianTV

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