On the 20th, the committee of the Korea Drama Awards(KDA) revealed the list of nominations for the fifth annual ‘Korea Drama Awards’ ceremony.
The Korea Drama Awards is an awards ceremony that deals with dramas from Korea’s three major broadcasting companies as well as from cable channels. It will be the main event of the ‘Korea Drama Festival’ that will be held at the Jinju Gyeongnam Arts and Culture Center, Chilam-dong, and the Gyeongnam Science and Technology Institute from the 1st of October till the 9th.
Vice-chairman Jung Chang Gi stated on the 20th, “We’ve chosen nominations for each category in multiples of five,” and “We’ve narrowed the list down through three rounds of judging all the domestic dramas that aired from the 1st of September last year till the 31st of August this year for 13 different categories.”
The productions nominated for the Best Production Award, which is the biggest award that can be bestowed upon a drama, are MBC TV’s ‘Shiny Shiny Shining’, KBS 2TV’s ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’, SBS TV’s ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘Sign’, and MBC TV’s ‘The Greatest Love’.
For the Best Actor Award, Kwon Sang Woo (Daemul), Kim Jae Won (Can You Hear My Heart?), Lee Minho (City Hunter), Lee Bum Soo (Giant) and Cha Seung Won (The Greatest Love) have been nominated while Gong Hyo Jin (The Greatest Love), Kim Hyun Joo (Shiny Shiny Shining), Park Min Young (SungKyunKwan Scandal, City Hunter), Yeom Jung Ah (Royal Family) and Ha Ji Won (Secret Garden) have been nominated for the Best Actress Award.
Kim Sang Ho (Shiny Shiny Shining), Kim Sung Oh (Secret Garden, Midas, Giant), Kim Jung Tae (Miss Ripley), Eom Gi Joon (Scent of a Woman, Dream High) and Joo Sang Wook (Giant, Thorn Tree Bird) have been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award. The nominees of the Best Supporting Actress Award are Park Jung Geum (Secret Garden), Yoo In Na (Secret Garden, The Greatest Love), Lee Yuri (Shiny Shiny Shining), Lee Yoon Ji (Dream High) and Ha Yumi (Queen of Turn Arounds).
The Best Rookie Actor Award’s nominees are Kang Dong Ho (Shiny Shiny Shining), Kim Soo Hyun (Dream High), Park Yoochun (SungKyunKwan Scandal, Miss Ripley), Song Joong Ki (SungKyunKwan Scandal) and Ji Chang Wook (Smile Dong Hae). The nominees of the Best Rookie Actress Award are Kim Min Seo (Young-looking Beauty, SungKyunKwan Scandal), Seo Hyun Jin (Mate), Suzy (Dream High), Lim Soo Hyang (Shingisaengdyeon, Paradise Ranch) and Hwang Sun Hee (Sign, City Hunter).
The nominees for the Best Cable TV Actor/Actress are Jo Yeo Jung (I Need Romance), Kim Hyun Suk (Rude Miss Yeong Ae Season 8), Ryu Deok Hwan (Quiz of Gods 2), Jeon Hae Bin (Yacha) and Jo Dong Hyuk (Yacha).
There will be seven judges that include Actor Lee Soon Jae as the chairman, Vice-chairman Jung Chang Gi, pop culture critic Lee Gyung Soon, Seoul Women’s University professor Kim Mira and Korea National Open University’s Seol Jina.
The first round of judging eliminated productions that didn’t pass the 10% mark in viewer ratings but made exceptions if a judge recommended a production for its directing or acting.
The winners will be announced during the Korea Drama Awards ceremony that will be held on the 2nd of October. With a red carpet event at 5p.m., the opening ceremony will be at 6p.m. with the awards ceremony beginning half an hour later.
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