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[Press Release] Germany’s Babylon Berlin, won Seoul International Drama Awards 2018 Grand Prize

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Germany’s Babylon Berlin,

won Seoul International Drama Awards 2018 Grand Prize

 

-       Germany sweeped a total of three awards this year: Grand Prize for Babylon Berlin; TV Movie Golden Bird Prize and Best Director for 54 Hours

-       Korea’s tvN drama Mother’ won Golden Bird Prize for Mini-Series and Best Actress

-       Japanese actor Ryohei Otani and Indonesian actress Tatjana Saphira Hartmann both won Asian Star Prize

 

2018.09.03

 

3 September, 2018. Seoul, Korea. The Seoul International Drama Awards 2018 announced today the winner of this year’s SDA Grand Prize: Germany’s serial drama, Babylon Berlin.

 

Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee (Chairman Jeong Hoon Park) hosted this year’s award ceremony at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul. The announcement of the final nominees from both competition and non-competition categories began at 7 pm. The non-competition category includes the Asian Star Prize, Outstanding Korean Drama Prize Category, and many other awards. The nominees are known to have survived both the preliminary and final slections.

 

 

At this year's Seoul International Drama Awards, a total of 268 entries from 56 different countries entered the competition, and this is the highest number yet. This year's festival is the 13th one hosted by the SDA. Hyun-mu Jun and Soo-young Choi were co-hosts of the ceremony while celebrities like Bo-yeong Lee, Seo-joon Park, Ji-ho Oh, Soo-jin Kyung, Chan-sung Hwang, and Sam Hammington also attended. Also, Geun-hyung Park, a famous, long-time actor made an appearance at the ceremony. Meanwhile, singers like Eric Nam and Red Velvet (group) performed their best on stage to add to the celebration. The awards ceremony is recorded on September 3 (Monday) the day of the actual awards, and will broadcast at 5 pm on September 4 (Tuesday) through SBS.

 

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■ List of the nominees and the nominated shows of SDA 2018

Competition Category Nominees (4) and Nominated Shows (9)

Category

The nominees and the nominated shows

Country

(or show title)

Program Category

Grand Prize

Babylon Berlin

Germany

TV Movie

Golden Bird Prize

54 Hours

Germany

Silver Bird Prize

Black Mirror S4 – Crocodile

England

Mini-Series

Golden Bird Prize

Mother

South Korea (CJ E&M)

Silver Bird Prize

Safe Harbour

Australia

Serial Drama

Golden Bird Prize

Candice Renoir

France

Silver Bird Prize

Filthy Rich

New Zealand

Comedy

Golden Bird Prize

The New Black

Israel

Jury's Special Prize

The Memoir of Majie

Malaysia

Individual Category

Best Director

Kilian Riedhof

54 Hours

Best Screenwriter

Uli Brée/ Klaus Pieber

A Dance to Remembrance

Best Actor

Joan Pera

The Power of Silence

Best Actress

Bo-Yeong Lee

Mother

 

□ Non-Competition Category Nominees (4) and Nominated Shows (4)

Category

The nominees and the nominated shows

Country

(or show title)

Outstanding Korean Drama Category

Program

Excellent Korean Drama

While You Were Sleeping

SBS

Outstanding Korean Drama

Fight for My Way

KBS

Something in the Rain

JTBC

Individual

Actor

Seo-Joon Park

KBS

(Fight for My Way)

Actress

Ye-Jin Son

JTBC

(Something in the Rain)

The Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year

Solitary Gourmet

TV Tokyo (Japan)

Asian Star Prize

Ryohei Otani

Japan

Tatjana Saphira Hartmann

Indonesia

 

■ The SDA Screening Committee: 7 (2 Korean and 5 international judges)

Judge types

Members

Korean Judges (2)

Dong-Geun Yoo Chairman of KFBO (The Korea Federation

                 of Broadcasting artists' Organization)/ Actor

Bo-Seok Jung  Associate Professor of Acting & Media

                 at Suwon Women's University/ Actor

International Judges (5)

● (Germany) Robert Franke VP at ZDF Enterprise

● (Japan) Takashi Isshiki Producer at NHK Drama

● (Indonesia) Titan Hermawan Managing Director at MNC Pictures

● (Taiwan) I-Ling Chou EBC Managing Director at EBC (Eastern Broadcasting Company) Drama and Movie Channel

● (USA) Michael Gordon Creative Artists Agency TV s crip ted Agent

 

Media Enquiry

Acess Communications & Consulting CO. (PR agency for SDA 2018)

Michelle Jun        Dir. 02-2036-9934 / Tel. 010-4754-3088 / Email. mjun@accesspr.co.kr

Jung-yeon Park   Dir. 02-2036-9932 / Tel. 010-5914-1743 / Email. jypark@accesspr.co.kr

TK Kim               Dir. 02-2036-9924 / Tel. 010-7713-5071 / Email. tkkim@accesspr.co.kr

 

The Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee

Jin-Kyeung Lee      Dir. +82-3219-5582 / Tel. +82-10-7595-9154 / Email. jinklee91@kba.or.kr

 

Introducing Seoul International Drama Awards 2018

The Seoul International Drama Awards, hosted by the Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and the Korean Broadcasters Association, began in 2006. This year’s awards will be the 13th one. This event is for television drama creators and fans from all around the world to celebrate. This year, a total of 268 shows from 56 different countries entered the competition, making SDA an official, international drama awards. The Grand Prize will be given to the show that possesses the most outstanding artistic quality, originality, and mass-friendliness. The ceremony will take place at KBS Hall in Yeouido on September 3 (Monday), and broadcast on September 4 (Tuesday) through SBS.

 

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