Singaporean series ‘Last Madame’ wins Best Asian Drama award at Asia Contents Awards

Beating out 'Crash Landing On You' and the second season of 'Kingdom'

Singaporean TV drama Last Madame has won the award for the Best Asian Drama at this year’s Asia Contents Awards.

The Asia Contents Awards, which is now in its second year, is organised by the Busan International Film Festival, and took place virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Last Madame, which aired in 2019, follows the tale of a woman – portrayed by Joanne Peh – who returns home to claim her inheritance, only to uncover dark secrets about her family’s past as brothel owners in 1940s Singapore.

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The 12-episode series made local headlines last year when it became the country’s first TV production to receive an M18 rating. Stream and find out more about Last Madame here.

Last Madame tied with Korean drama When The Camellia Blooms to jointly win the title of Best Asian Drama. The two shows beat out a roster of heavyweight nominees including Netflix’s hit series Crash Landing On You and Kingdom Season 2.

Other shows that were nominated include Korea’s Hyena, Taiwan’s Someday Or One Day and China’s The Bad Kids. The results were announced on Sunday, October 25.

Following the win, lead actress Peh took to Instagram to share the news, thanking her cast-mates and expressing her gratitude for “having met and worked with the wonderful cast and dedicated crew of Last Madame”.

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