SINGAPORE: Mediacorp won 19 awards at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2024, including five golds.

The company also took home five silver and nine bronze awards, it said in a media release on Thursday (Apr 18).

These were among the 57 accolades which Mediacorp achieved, with the company also securing 38 finalist honours.

The accolades were largely in recognition of documentary and current affairs programmes by CNA, as well as drama content, Mediacorp said on Thursday.

CNA secured four golds, two silvers, three bronzes and 17 finalist honours.

One of the gold awards went to CNA’s The Exiles, which came out tops in the Documentary – History & Society category. Spotlighting an era of racially motivated deportations from post-World War II United Kingdom and Australia, the documentary follows the descendants of those deported as they reflect on seismic events from the past which still resonate today.

CNA’s The Last Defenders of India also took gold in the Documentary – Social Justice category. Produced by Peddling Pictures, it explores Asia’s forests, mountains and seas, highlighting how endangered wildlife is poached and plundered. 

Undercover Asia – CNA’s award-winning investigative series – snagged a gold in the Documentary – Health/Medical Information category for its episode on Tainted Medicine Scandal. Produced by Blue Petal Films, the documentary takes a closer look at one of Asia’s tainted medicine scandals, which resulted in the deaths of 300 children in 2022 and 2023 after they consumed cough syrup.

CNA’s current affairs series, Reaching the Unreached: The Doctor For The Nomads, also took the top spot in the Craft Program – Direction category. The series produced by Kraken Films zooms in on the issue of high healthcare inequality in Asia and tells the stories of nomadic doctors who bring healthcare to some of the most rural and unreachable communities.

The final gold won was awarded to JUO Studio’s After Dark Season 2 – Skin Deep, a horror anthology series which took home the prize in the special visual effects category.

Mediacorp CEO Tham Loke Kheng congratulated all the winning teams and said: “The 57 accolades conferred this year is a strong validation of Mediacorp’s strength in producing quality content with global appeal, and is testament to the creative and production excellence of our talents here in Singapore.” 

“We are deeply honoured that the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards continues to acknowledge the stellar work of our colleagues and partners.”


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