Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 selects the shinest stars in Asia via online voting
- Online voting for three categories: People`s Choice, Outstanding Korean Drama Prize, Outstanding Korean Drama OST
- Online voting available from July 4 through 31 at Daum.net & Soompi.com
Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee announces that online voting for three categories will be available starting July 4: People`s Choice, Outstanding Korean Drama Prize and Outstanding Korean Drama OST.
Among this year`s nominees from Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan, the most beloved actors for People`s Choice will be selected through the online voting. The voting will be available concurrently on a portal website, Daum.net, a mobile app, mypeople and an English-language website covering Korean pop culture, soompi.com. Any user in the world can participate in the SDA People`s Choice.
At the peak of their popularity, Lee Min Ho(`The Great Doctor`), Lee Jun Ki(`The Tale of Arang)` and Song Joong Gi(`The Innocent Man`) are some outstanding candidates from Korea. The best actors from China, Chen Daoming(`King`s War`) and Nicky Wu(`Chinese Detective`), Sakai Masato(`Legal High`) from Japan and Yin Hsin(`Are You Christine?)’ from Taiwan are also noticeable candidates among the 166 candidates in the category. With such big Asian stars on the list, a heated competition is expected.
Soompi.com, a mecca for international fans of the Korean Wave, will host online voting for Outstanding Korean Drama Prize. By combination of the results of online voting (70%) and SDA Organizing Committee`s evaluation (30%), the best dramas and actors to represent the continuous Korean Wave will be selected. The nominees are Korean dramas that have been exported to more than 15 countries or made more than 3 million dollars of exports during the past year. A total of 13 dramas are competing for the category including ‘Big’(KBS), ‘The Gu Family Book’(MBC), and ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’(SBS). In addition, 12 actors and actresses have been nominated including Kong Yoo, Jo Seung Woo, Jo In Sung, Lee Min Jung, Su Zy and Song Hye Kyo to compete for this category. The selected Korean stars will become the center of attention this year, especially, when the Korean Wave is stronger than ever.
Besides, the best theme song of a Korean drama will be selected from the result of online voting for Outstanding Korean Drama OST at music.daum.net. The most popular 26 songs from the 13 nominees for Outstanding Korean Drama Prize will be competing to be the winner. Great songs that linger in our mind; XIA(Junsu) `Love is Like Snow`(The Innocent Man / KBS)’, Taeyeon `And One`(That Winter, The Wind Blows / SBS) and Baek Ji Young `Spring Rain` (The Gu Family Book / MBC) are expected to have a close competition.
Meanwhile, SDA 2013 has broken a record again with the largest number of submissions: a total of 225 dramas submitted from 48 countries. Some of the well-known entries include the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winners, `Homeland 2` and `House 8` from the US, a masterpiece British period drama `Downton Abbey 3`, Sweden`s `Real Humans` and China`s `King`s War`.
All the winners for the three categories will be announced and honored at the awards ceremony live telecast on MBC TV on September 5.
- Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 Vote for ‘People’s choice’
- Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 Vote for ‘Outstanding Korean Drama Prize’
- Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 Vote for ‘Outstanding Korean Drama OST’
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