The Seoul Drama Awards (SDA) 2011 opened online voting Monday for the best "hallyu", or Korean wave, drama, actor, actress and theme song.
The sixth international drama awards gives hallyu fans opportunities to choose their favorite drama and actor through a vote.
Thirteen dramas vie for the Best Korean Drama Series, including "ATHENA", "Bread, Love and Dreams", "Dream High", "Marry Me, Mary!", "Secret Garden" and "Sungkyunkwan Scandal".
For Best Korean Actor, Hyun Bin, Jang Geun-suk, Kang Ji-hwan, Park Yoo-chun and Song Seung-heon are nominated, while Ha Ji-won, Kim Tae-hee, Lee Yo-won, Moon Geun-young and Park Min-young are candidates for Best Korean Actress.
Fans can vote through Aug. 16 on the Korea.com Web site at http://en.korea.com. Winners will be chosen based on 70 percent of hallyu fans' votes and 30 percent from overseas content buyers.
The awards ceremony will be held Aug. 31 at KBS Hall in Seoul and will be broadcast live through SBS.
A total of 204 dramas from 37 countries were submitted to SDA 2011, making this year's awards the largest ever.
The sixth SDA appointed five hallyu fan communities in France, Romania, Peru, Chile and Mexico as honorary ambassadors of the event.
For more information about e annual awards, visit www.seouldrama.org.
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