The awarding ceremony of the 'Seoul International Drama Awards 2009' is held at Olympic Park on 11th of September. It attracted 169 entries from 37 countries, which is the largest in the history of the event. They came from Asia, America, Europe, and the Middle East.
In its 4th edition this year, the SDA, the world's first international award giving ceremony dedicated to dramas, comprises of events and showcases, contributing to international exchanges as the only international drama festival.
The organizing committee of the SDA (Chairman Lee Byung-soon) announced works nominated for the final selection. They include Merlin (UK), which was popular when it was broadcast in Korea, Doctor Who Series 4 on BBC, Memoirs in China (China), "Beethoven Virus
" (Korea), "Painter of the Wind
" (Korea), and "The Slingshot
Nominated for the Best Actor are Kim Myung-min
, known as 'The Nation's Actor', and Park Yong-ha
, star of the Korean Wave. Nominees for the Best Actress include Moon Geun-young
, heroine of "Painter of the Wind
Meanwhile, online vote is conducted until Aug.31 to select the best drama and actor and actresses (Open the link
'Netizen Popularity Award' is given to dramas, actors & actresses with the largest number of votes. Especially, the voting event is expected to attract attention around the world, given that it is conducted in English and Japanese.
The drama candidates for the online voting event are a total of 35 dramas including 15 from Korea, such as 'Boys over Flowers
', 'East of the Eden', "Iljimae"
, and 'Beethoven Virus
'. As for the actors and actresses, 67 are nominated for the vote. They include Lee Min-ho
, Lee Joon-gi
, Ku Hye-sun
, and Kim Nam-joo
The 'Seoul International Drama Awards 2009' is hosted by the organizing committee of the SDA and The Korean Broadcasters Association. It is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan City, KBS, MBC, SBS, EBS, and the Korea Creative Content Agency. It is planned by SBS Production.
For more information, please visit the SDA's official website Open the link
The Source : KOCCA