12 Finalists for ‘2019 Asian Drama of the Year’ Revealed

Voting for the Asian Drama Awards 2019 kicks-off with the opening of the online poll for the category “Asian Drama of the Year.”

Last November 20, we revealed the Top 40 nominees for this category. From the shortlist, we carefully picked the 12 finalists based on the criteria: production quality – 50%; Popularity Index 50% (global appeal). Netizens from around the world will now have the power to choose from which of the 12 drama series will be hailed 2019’s “Asian Drama of the Year.”

The 12 Finalists are…

Arthdal Chronicles, SOUTH KOREA 


Great Men Academy, THAILAND


Hotel del Luna, SOUTH KOREA


Radiation House, JAPAN


The General’s Daughter, PHILIPPINES

The Naked Director, JAPAN

The Untamed, CHINA

The World Between Us, TAIWAN

Here are the voting mechanics:

  • You can choose one up to a maximum of twelve (12) finalists when you cast your vote(s).
  • You will be allowed to vote again every after 3 hours until the deadline.
  • This poll will be closed on December 10, 2019, at 12:00noon HKG/TPE time.
  • The winner and the rankings of the Top 40 Asian Drama of the Year will be revealed right after the deadline.


50 Comments on 12 Finalists for ‘2019 Asian Drama of the Year’ Revealed

  1. Sorry untamed next time , I will go with Arthdal best underrated drama , I believe one day it will boom suddenly

  2. Arthdal Chronicles let you addected… Kim Ji Won and Song Joong ki acting is incredible.

  3. I usually only watch kdrama, but damn how I was wrong! There are indeed some masterpieces in China too and among all drama in 2019, the Untamed is the best for sure 🙂
    Even if you’re not used to Xanxia/Wuxia style (fantasy world), you’ll end up falling in love, looking for some more info, watching the drama over again, reading the novel, listening to the drama cd or even watching the donghua (anime). It’s a no end xD
    Maybe you’ll need to be patient if the genre is new to you but It’s worth it.
    Futhermore, the two main actors form a superb duo, the story is well-written, interesting and inpiring, the scenery is beautiful and the ost awesome.

  4. The Untamed is the best drama ever.. I love it..

  5. Freja ❤❤ // November 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles is the best. An underrated gem with fans all over the world. Sending my love & support from Sweden


  7. LOVE ALARM 💜💜💜

  8. Pauline Ng // November 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm //

    The bests drama the untamed is my only favourite ❤

  9. The generals daughter

  10. #THE UNTAMED is the best ..nkakaadict panoorin most specially the 2
    main cast #XIAO ZHAN &WANG YIBO

  11. Arthdal chronicles
    Arthdal chronicles
    Arthdal chronicles
    Arthdal chronicles

  12. Kitty Tutty // November 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles is the best !

  13. Arthdal Chronicles is so underrated. so happy to know they put the arthdal on the list. because the stroy is so amazing !

  14. Arthdal chronicles is a masterpiece!!!!!

  15. The Untamed 😘😘😘😘

  16. Arthdal chronicles is a masterpiece. Truly top notch.

  17. Lorraine Ryan // November 26, 2019 at 1:13 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles is the best 💃 Thankyou for giving us such a memorable kdrama which different from any other. Hopefully there will be confirmation of season 2 soon.

  18. Fantasy buff // November 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles ❤❤ an amazing drama with complex characters n storyline that endear themselves to yr heart. I love period fantasy n to see it done with a Korean flair is truly refreshing n magical. Plus Song Joong Ki is a revelation in his dual role

  19. Arthdal Chronicles is superb!

  20. The Untamed

  21. Okay~ Let’s shake the world with The Untamed!!!

  22. The untamed the best for me Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo i love both of them..

  23. i choose the untamed

  24. Ny. Jack Wang // November 26, 2019 at 9:45 am //

    I Love 😍💖💋Let your relationship stay like this and forever,Ok!!

  25. TU is the best for me😊😊

  26. Only the untamed drama can’t turn me away now and forever!! Always be with you Yizhan 😘😘😘love Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan.

  27. The Untamed wangxian forever

  28. the untamed ♥

  29. The Untamed… 😊😊😊

  30. The untamed

  31. EVER SMILE // November 26, 2019 at 8:05 am //


  32. The Untamed

  33. Ofcourse The untamed #1.the best one can compares the success 0f TU w/the 2 male lead cast #XIAO ZHAN & WANG YIBO

  34. // November 26, 2019 at 7:17 am //

    Saya tetap memilih THE UNTAMED meski saya suka drama korea lainnya.. saya tetal pada pilihan saya THE UNTAMED karena memang drama ini layak untuk mendapatkan apresiasi yang lebih. Dunia heboh hanya karena drama ini. Bahkan internasional juga menyadarinya. THE UNTAMED harus menang. I Love THE UNTAMED.. The Untamed Lovers from Indonesia 😍😍😍

  35. UNTAMED is the best, XiaoZhan❤️❤️❤️

  36. The untamed😙😙😙😙

  37. Arthdal Cronicles ❤️. Love this drama 😍.

  38. // November 26, 2019 at 5:59 am //

    Particularly all the actors found me, but WANG YIBO and XIAO ZHAN together are perfect ..♥♥The Untamed♥♥

  39. Particularly all the actors found me, but WANG YIBO and XIAO ZHAN together are perfect ..♥♥The Untamed♥♥

  40. Arthdal Chronicles <3 <3 <3

  41. The Generals Daughter is the best

  42. The General’s Daughter is the best story and amazing very professional cast.

  43. The untamed ang pnaka-best sa lhat ng mga drama’s npano0d K0 noon at hnggang ngaUn ..ilike the character 0f Wei YING & i really love Xiao zhan😍😍😍 im fallen l0ve my zhan zhan💞💞💞

  44. The untamed drama is the best…my #1most fav.drma ever and thru the UNTAMED i found
    nd know #XIAO ZHAN & #WANG YIBO multi-talented actor’s in China..
    Avid fans 0F #yizhan 💖💖💖👍🇵🇭

  45. #THE UNTAMED is the best drama ever & MOST watched Chinese drama of all time…

  46. Arthdal Chronicles has it all. Beautiful world building n cinematography, unique storytelling, compelling multi-dimensional characters, top notch acting from lead cast all the way to the cameo. Very good use of myth and prophecies as plot device. In short, AMAZING!!!!

  47. Pauline Ng // November 26, 2019 at 3:00 am //

    Vote bests drama the untamed from China 👏👍💖💞💖

  48. Arthadalian // November 26, 2019 at 2:56 am //

    Arthdal Chronicles 👍👍👍👍 binge watch it 4 times. It’s so good

  49. Supporter of Arthdal ​​Chronicles // November 26, 2019 at 2:53 am //

    Arthdal Chronicles
    Arthdal Chronicles
    Arthdal Chronicles
    Arthdal Chronicles
    I don’t know how much I have to write the words “arthdal ​​Chronicles” does not matter to me because of what? Because the Korean drama called “arthdal ​​Chronicles” is very, very good😆😆 Too bad many people don’t know how good this Korean drama is. So I suggest that you first look at this Korean drama called arthdal ​​Chronicles👌🏻👌🏻

  50. Katherine Philippines 🇵🇭 // November 26, 2019 at 2:45 am //

    The untamed drama is the only drama that I watch over and over again and yet I’m still not able to move on from it.. I really love the actors on this drama they did very great in acting specially WANG YIBO AND SHIAO ZHAN this two main lead actor they are beyond perfect..

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