Whether you’re into the Hallyu wave or whether you’re a movie buff, there are two upcoming major award shows to look forward to from Astro. Check out these star-studded ceremonies:

Circle Chart Music Awards

If you are a K-pop fan but you haven’t heard of this award show, that’s because it was formerly known as the Gaon Chart Music Awards. This will be the first ceremony since it rebranded under a new name last year and will be held at the KSPO Dome in Seoul.

Fans can look forward to watching the chemistry between hosts (G)I-DLE Miyeon and NCT’s Doyoung, with this being the second time hosting the show for the latter.

Explosive performances are set to hit the stage with aespa, STAYC, NMIXX, Kep1er, (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon, and Choi Ye Na already confirming their attendance for this year’s ceremony. BE’O, ENHYPEN, SEVENTEEN’s BSS, and TXT are also set to dazzle fans with their stunning visuals.

Last month, TXT made their long-awaited comeback with their fifth mini album ‘The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION’ and its addictive title track ‘Sugar Rush Ride’. SEVENTEEN’s BSS also recently set a new record for highest first week sales of any sub-unit album in Hanteo History.

Selected nominees such as IVE, Stray Kids, and NCT Dream are also appearing on Show Champion that is available to stream On Demand. As for other nominees like Psy, Aespa, TXT, and New Jeans, you can also check them out on the Inkigayo show available to stream On Demand which is available for Astro’s Korean Pack customers.

Details: 18 February 2023, 5.00 PM (Malaysian Time)

On Demand catch up will only be available the next day, 19 February at 9.00AM

Channel: PRIMEtime CH704 & Astro GO

You can check out the full list of nominees here and vote for your favourite artists here.

EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023

This highly prestigious annual awards show honours the best British and international contributions to film and are the UK’s equivalent of the Oscars. This year, Malaysians can look forward to cheering on one of our very own at the ceremony as Michelle Yeoh is nominated in the Best Actress category, as her movie ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is nominated in 10 categories. She will be competing against other industry heavyweights such as Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson for the award.

Hosting the awards will be Richard E. Grant, an Oscar and BAFTA nominee who has played supporting roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Dr. Who’. Prince William and Kate Middleton have also been confirmed as attendees.

Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), and Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) will be up for Best Leading Actor. Other movies that have been nominated include ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.

Details: 20th February 2023, 1.45 AM Red Carpet, 3.00 AM Main Show (Malaysian Time)

See the full list of nominees here.

Channel: Showcase Movies CH 413 & Astro GO. Available to stream for Astro Movie Pack customers.

Image credit: @NCTsmtown_127, @theschoolforgoodandevilmovie