“Designated Survivor: 60 Days” Wins In “2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards”

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The political-thriller drama bags a trophy in the recently concluded Asian Academy Creative Awards (AACA).

Designated Survivor: 60 Days wins the award for the Best Adaptation of an Existing Format category in the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards. AACA is an annual year-end award ceremony that recognizes the best and brightest works in the creative industry across Asia.

Designated Survivor 60 Days

This year’s AACA took place in Singapore’s Victoria Theater and awarded the best creative minds and contents created all through out the year.

The series tells the story of Park Moo Jin (Ji Jin Hee). He is a man of science and has no political ambition. However, a tragedy struck the government and took the lives of the elected President and all his Cabinet members. This tragic event forced him to step up and become South Korea’s President.

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Designated Survivor: 60 Days – Another successful remake

The drama is the Korean remake of the US TV Series Designated Survivor. It resonates well with the viewers. The adaptation stays true to the framework of the original but incorporates issues much closer to home.

The conflicts depict in the remake reflects the situation with US and Korea politics. It also shows the diplomatic environment and national sentiment. During its run, Designated Survivor: 60 Days achieved good audience rating for a cable TV drama. The final episode viewer ratings were 6.2% and 7.9%. It aired on tvN and is currently streamed on Netflix.

Designated Survivor 60 Days

Screengrab from tvN

PD Jung Ser Yeong of Studio Dragon, the production company behind the series, thanked the AACA for the award.

“I would like to honor the staff and actors who worked in the drama. It would not be possible to receive the award without them,” the Producing Director said.

This is the second time a drama produced by Studio Dragon received an award for the same category. Last year, OCN’s Life on Mars, the adaptation of the UK TV series of the same name, also took home the award.

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Source: Sports Donga