MasterChef Australia picks up a national Asian Academy Creative Award for Best Non Scripted Entertainment whilst Family Food Fight wins the International Content Innovation Award for Factual Entertainment Program of the Year.
Endemol Shine Australia has been recognised in a raft of international awards and nominations, including in the Asian Academy Creative Awards and the International Content Innovation Awards, both held in Cannes, France this week.
MasterChef Australia picked up the national Best Non Scripted Entertainment Award for Season 10 at the Asian Academy Creative Awards last night (Monday 15 October), whilst Family Food Fight scooped an International Content Innovation Award for Factual Entertainment Program of the Year in Cannes the night before.
Having been named one of the national winners in this year’s Asian Academy Creative Awards, Masterchef has been judged by industry professionals as “the very best in [its] own nation” and will represent Australia (one of sixteen countries) in the Gala Finals held at Capitol Theatre in Singapore this December.
Speaking about this year’s nominations, Asian Academy Creative Awards President Michael McKay says, “We gathered expert judges from right across the region to assess the work in each country and after the appointed panel had cast their votes, there were instances where a fraction of a point separated the shows”.
Australia has eighteen national wins under its belt, with MasterChef recognised alongside Method Studios’ work on Game of Thrones (Best Visual or Special FX), Network TEN’s The Project (Best News Programme) and ABC’s Hard Quiz (Best Game or Quiz Programme) among others.
Back at home, four of our talented editors – Melinda George (MasterChef, S10 Ep18), Federico Felixberto (Australian Ninja Warrior, S2 Ep1), Leanne Cole and Louise Massignat (Married At First Sight, S5 Ep31) – have been nominated in the Best Reality category at the Australian Screen Editors Guild Ellie Awards, which will be announced later this year. Congratulations to all!