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. Love alarm

  2. Wangxian of The Untamed.. I love them both..

  3. Number 1 sa puso ko ang The Untamed.


  4. The Untamed starring Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo

  5. Katherine Sabangan // November 29, 2019 at 12:17 am //

    The Untamed starring Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo

  6. The untamed the best movies and love the actor too.

  7. Tanya Niruha ❣ // November 28, 2019 at 11:51 pm //

    I vote Arthdal Chronicles for its unique, bold n adventurous storytelling. Tq Team Arthdal for giving us this masterpiece

  8. The untamed the best movies and love the actor too,

  9. CongratulatioN!!!Xiao Zhan for making it no.5 in 100SexiestManInTheWorld2019..


  10. Xiao Zhan, Xnine 😚😚😚
    Wang Yibo, Uniq. 😍😍😍


  11. I love the two leading actors of The Untamed, Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo. 🌹🌹🌹

    Love from Philippines.

  12. Done voting for my fave drama series The Untamed.


  13. I’m here for The Untamed. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍


  14. Vagabond should have been included in the top 12 considering its production quality is top notch and it has a universal theme

  15. Wangxian, Yizhan….
    I love Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo


  16. The Untamed is the best.

  17. #THE UNTAMED is very amazing and awesome drama sa lahat…
    Love & support ALWAYS,forEver💖💖💖💖

  18. Congrats Xiao Zhan for being #top5 for 100SexiestMen InTheWorld2019…


  19. The untamed is #1.the best drama ever…
    Xiao zhan, wang yibo what a good & beautiful,and amazing chemistry they have…😍😍😍😘👍👍

  20. TU the best drama of all time..I’m still cannot recover my obsession 0f the 2 male leads💖💖#XIAO ZHAN and WANG YIBO the great & amazing actor in mainland China. …
    #YIZHAN 4EVER💞💞💞💞

  21. Sandra Macua // November 28, 2019 at 7:03 pm //

    Love ko talaga ang series nato dahil nagbibigay ng excitement and very touching.. Hindi ka maiistress o maiinis sa bawat episode..
    The Untamed is the best drama for me.. Love lots from the Philippines. ❤❤❤❤

  22. The untamed is the best.. ibang iba sa lahat ng mga drama’s npano0d K0,grabe ang lakas charisma ni #XIAO ZHAN sa mga viewers mainlove ka tlga sa beautiful smile nya 😍😍😍😍👍

  23. Taealha of Hae Tribe // November 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles 👍👍👍👍
    Love this series. I hope there’s Season 2 cos there’s so much more to the story. Kudos to the cast n crew for making the magical world of Arthdal come to life. ❤ from UK

  24. I really ❤❤❤ The Untamed from the bottom of my heart.

  25. Bravo to all the cast and crew of The Untamed. 👏👏👏👏


  26. The Untamed💜💜💜

  27. IDY.. Still can’t move from this drama series..😊😊😊The Untamed.


  28. Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo..

  29. I choose The Untamed only!!!

  30. THE UNTAMED // November 28, 2019 at 5:53 pm //

    I love to vote The UNTAMED
    I love all of them.
    They are excellent.

  31. Love Arthdal // November 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles #1 for me

  32. Nea Adrianna // November 28, 2019 at 4:59 pm //

    Arthdal Chronicles ❤❤❤❤👍👍👍👍
    Period fantasy with Korean flair. The actors show such raw n believable chemistry. Storyline that makes you emotionally invested. Can’t let go, can’t move on. I hope there’s another season. Love from Malaysia

  33. Arthdal Chronicles for giving us for giving us amazing female characters. They’re strong, diverse, smart, complex n not the typical damsel in distress. Even the weakest ones show amazing character growth as the series progress. We need more of this kind of representation 💜❤💙

  34. Arthdal chronicles

  35. #THE UNTAMED the best drama ever…still can’t move on the 2 male lead i need another collaboration #XIAO ZHAN & WANG YIBO the great tandem..

  36. Arthdal Chronicles 👍👍👍👍

  37. The General’s daughter

  38. Xiaozhan, wo ai ni.. ❤❤❤

  39. I’m inlove 👄👄👄for this drama!!! The Untamed sometimes hard to understand but still can manage…

  40. You are both great actors Xiao Zhan as Weiwuxian, Wang Yibo as Lanzhan.. 👏👏👏


  41. OMG.. Wo ai ni Zhan gege!!! (Xiao Zhan)


  42. Im going to love and support both of you, Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo.. ❤💚 520 520 520


  43. The Untamed…🐰🐰🐰

  44. Xiao zhan

  45. xiao zhan

  46. Vagabond

  47. The Untamed of Xiao Zhan ang Wang Yibo is the best for me this 2019.


  48. I vote The Untamed. I love the storyline and amazing actors.

  49. Pia Mendrez // November 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm //

    Done voting for Weiying and Lanzhan 😊😊😊.


  50. List ng mga napanood ko this 2019:
    1.) General Daughter/Angel Locsin
    2.) Arthdal by lee jong ki
    3.) Hotel de Luna by IU
    4.) The Untamed by Xiao Zhan/WangYibo

    Lahat maganda from actors to production kaya lang ang number 1 sa aken ay walang iba kundi ang….My personal choice ko The Untamed.


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