Xiao Zhan of China Named 2019’s ‘Asian Drama Actor of the Year’

It has been a tight battle between Thailand’s Suradet Piniwat and China’s Xiao Zhan for Asian Drama Actor of the Year since the poll started last December 4. On Thursday’s deadline, December 12, Xiao Zhan emerged as the winner with a whopping 112,632 votes or 42.71% beating 11 other finalists from South Korea, Thailand, and The Philippines.

The 28-year-old actor is a member of the Chinese Idol group called X NINE. His first acting recognition was in the drama “Oh! My Emperor” in 2018. His popularity got a major boost after portraying the role Wei Wuxian in the Chinese period drama “The Untamed” which also won Asian Drama of the Year in Starmometer’s 2nd Asian Drama Awards.

Xiao Zhan also finished 5th in the 2019 edition of “100 Sexiest Men in the World” behind four BTS members namely Kim Taehyung (#1), Park Jimin (#2), Jeon Jungkook (#3), and Kim Seokjin (#4).

Here are the Top 10 countries that participated in this poll:

This year’s runner-up for Asian Drama Actor of the Year is Suradet Piniwat from Thailand. The 20-year-old Thai actor was nominated for his performance in “2 Brothers.” He got a total of 90,250 votes or 32.44% overall.

Placing 3rd and 4th respectively are South Korea’s Song Joong-Ki for “Arthdal Chronicles” and Lee Seung-Gi for “Vagabond.” In fifthn place is Joshua Garcia of the Philippines for “The Killer Bride.”

Here are the complete results of our online poll:

Last year, China’s Dylan Wang was named the 1st Asian Drama Actor of the Year.

The poll for Asian Drama Actress of the Year is still ongoing. To cast your vote(s), click here.

26 Comments on Xiao Zhan of China Named 2019’s ‘Asian Drama Actor of the Year’

  1. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  2. Xiao zhan // March 7, 2020 at 10:53 am //

    Xiao zhan

  3. Xiao Zhan…our Wei Wuxian…
    You did it!!!
    Women ai ni!

  4. 샤오잔~♡축하해요~

  5. Anonymous // January 3, 2020 at 2:24 pm //

    Xiao Zhan is really one of a kind and he is in his own league. Very talented actor and singer. He has great personality,work ethic and carries himself beautifully. Thank you for bringing Wei Wuxian alive.

  6. Anonymous // January 3, 2020 at 1:33 pm //


  7. Congratulations! Xiao zhan n Wang Yibo ,an awesome pair in the Untamed

  8. Azucena Escobar // December 13, 2019 at 11:03 pm //

    Congrats!! You are the best!! I enjoyed watching The Untamed!! You and Yibo did great,but I loved Wei Wuxian

  9. ZAIMAH @ // December 13, 2019 at 8:57 pm //

    Hi Xiao Zhan.My name Zaimah & your big fan from Malaysia.I like watching your acting in the untamed.Had watched the drama twice. You & YiBo were great actor.
    I started to follow your acting from Oh My Emperor S1 & S2. Today I’ve just finished watching Jade Dynasty. But I like you the best as Wei Ying.Such a cute, chicky & daring naughty guy.
    Anyway good luck to you. I can’t wait to watch Joy of Life next (^_^)

  10. Congratulations Wei Ying ❤❤❤❤❤

  11. Congratulations Zhan Zhan !!!🥰😍😍

  12. Congrats👍👍👍👍👍woooohooooooo

  13. Zhan ge ge I just want to say 💌
    I’ll encourage you

  14. Congrats xiao zhan youre the best

  15. 恭喜 Zhan-zhan!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Yay xiao zhan 👏🏻

  17. Minh Nguyen // December 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm //

    I want to vote Xiao Zhan

  18. Xiao zhan new modern drama “oath of love” soon…Hope he will smile always..

  19. Xiao zhan is not smiling in this photo..🙄

  20. Congratulation Lee Seung Gi Korea!

  21. Xiao Zhen 🎈🎈🎈

  22. Congratulation Zhan Zhan🥰🥰

  23. Christina Gordon // December 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm //

    YES! Congrats Xiao Zhan!

  24. Congratulation ZhanZhan👏👏👏

  25. Xiao Zhan, you will be forever better actor and singer in our hearts ❤.

  26. We truly support and love you, Xiao Zhan.Congratulation!!!

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