Thursday, September 3, 2009

Who won the Popularity Awards at Seoul Drama Awards 2009?

In conjunction with Yahoo Korea, a portal site was created by organizers of the Seoul Drama Awards 2009, to poll users from around the world, to find out the most popular drama, actor and actress in the past year. The poll was held between 13th July and 30th August.

The winners of the respective categories are as follows.

Thanks to his SS501 background and popularity as Yoon Ji Hoo in KBS2TV Boys Over Flowers earlier in the year, Kim Hyun Joong walked away as the most popular actor with 48% of the votes. Lee Junki came in second with 26% for his Iljimae role while fellow Boys Over Flower star, Lee Minho was placed third.

Nation's little sister, Moon Geun Young was voted the most popular actress for her role in Painter of the Wind. Han Hyo Joo was 2nd for her Iljimae role while Goo Hye Sun came in third for Boy Before Flowers.

In the most popular drama category, Boys Over Flowers won with 38% of the votes, with Painter of the Wind and Iljimae coming in second and third with 34% and 26% of the votes respectively.

Kind of strange that the winners, second and third place all went to Korea. There were entries from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan among the nominees but none managed to register on the votes. And another coincidence was that it was just a 3-way fight between Boys Over Flowers, Iljimae and Painter of the Wind.

The 2009 Seoul Drama Awards ceremony will be held on 11th September, at the Olympic Hall in Seoul's OIympic Park from 6.30PM (KST). The prestigious event will be shown live via KBS2TV and probably KBSWorld (check your local listings).
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