Who cares about the awards? I want to see this!
A documentary featuring Korean singer and actor Rain won three awards at the 14th Asian Television Awards (ATA), according to the singer’s agency J.Tune Entertainment, Friday.
“Hip Korea ? Rain,” took home three awards, including the runner-up in the Best Music Program category, the Best Infotainment Program and the Best Cross Platform Content.
The documentary featured the past, present and future of the 27-year-old, who starred in the recently released movie “Ninja Assassin” produced by the Wachowski brothers, with the dynamic city of Seoul as the backdrop. It carried the story of the young aspiring singer who had to work hard to make it to the top and also his ongoing efforts in not only singing, but also acting and designing.
The program’s crew filmed the star for six months, covering him up-close and personal, including interviews with the singer’s friend and fellow entertainer Kim Jae-dong, U.S. television host Stephen Colbert and also Susan Sarandon who co-starred with him in the film “Speed Racer.”
The program aired in various countries after production, starting with Australia, New Zealand and then around Asia.
The ATA is an event made to recognize and reward astounding programming and productions in the Asian television industry, from countries including Korea, Japan, China, India, Australia and New Zealand. This year, 1,020 programs from 16 countries competed for the 204 awards.