IRIS Eligible For Awards In Japan

The drama "IRIS" is doing just as well over in Japan as it did in Korea. In fact, so well that according to Nikkan Sports on July 15th, many of the actors from the drama are officially contenders for awards at the 2010 14th Annual Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix.

15,814 votes came pouring in from June 29th to July 8th and after careful count, "IRIS" came in third place in terms of the number of the votes for the General Production Award with 1,320. Main actor Lee Byung-hun also got 2,112 votes -- against third highest -- for Main Actor. Female co-star and his character's love interest, Kim Tae-hee also scored 2,395 votes bringing her in third place as well for Main Actress. Kim So-yeon, who played a North Korean spy, earned 1,804 votes for the Supporting Actress category which was enough to put her in fourth place.

Projects that make it into the top five of the given categories will be the finalists for the final annual vote held in March of next year.
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