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The Korea Drama Awards (Korean코리아 드라마 어워즈) is an awards ceremony for excellence in television in South Korea. It was established in 2007, and is held annually in October in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province as the official main event of the annual Korea Drama Festival (which was launched a year ago).[1] The eligibility period is October of the previous year to September of the current year. Nominees are chosen from Korean dramas that aired on the three major broadcasting networks (KBS, MBC and SBS) and cable channels.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Korea Drama Awards
11th Korea Drama Awards
Awarded forExcellence in television
LocationJinju, South Gyeongsang Province
CountrySouth Korea
Presented byKorea Drama Festival Organizing Committee
First awarded2007
Websitehttp://www.kdfo.org/
Korea Drama Awards
Hangul
Revised RomanizationKoria Deurama Eowojeu
McCune–ReischauerK'oria Tŭrama ŏwŏjŭ

The 2009 ceremony was cancelled due to the swine flu pandemic.

CategoriesEdit

  • Grand Prize (Daesang)
  • Best Drama
  • Best Production Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Top Excellence Award, Actor
  • Top Excellence Award, Actress
  • Excellence Award, Actor
  • Excellence Award, Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best New Actor
  • Best New Actress
  • Best Young Actor/Actress
  • Best Original Soundtrack
  • Special Jury Prize

Grand Prize (Daesang)Edit

Best DramaEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 Jumong MBC
2 2008 Mom's Dead Upset KBS2
3 2010 The Slave Hunters
4 2011 N/A N/A
5 2012 My Husband Got a Family KBS2
6 2013 My Daughter Seo-young
7 2014 My Love from the Star SBS
8 2015 Misaeng tvN
9 2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2
10 2017 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask MBC
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God tvN
11 2018 Marry Me Now MBC

Best Production DirectorEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 Kim Byung-wook Unstoppable High Kick!
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 Kim Kyu-tae (Miniseries) Iris
Lee Jung-sub (Serial Drama) King of Baking, Kim Takgu
4 2011 Kim Won-seok Sungkyunkwan Scandal
5 2012 Jang Tae-yoo Deep Rooted Tree
6 2013 Jo Soo-won I Can Hear Your Voice
7 2014 Shin Won-ho Reply 1994
8 2015 Seo Soo-min and Pyo Min-soo The Producers
9 2016 Kim Jin-min Marriage Contract
10 2017 Lee Jang-soo Good Manager
11 2018 N/A

Best ScreenplayEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 Chun Sung-il (Miniseries) The Slave Hunters
Kang Eun-kyung (Serial Drama) King of Baking, Kim Takgu
4 2011 Kim Eun-sook Secret Garden
5 2012 Park Ji-eun My Husband Got a Family
6 2013 Park Jae-bum Good Doctor
7 2014 Jung Hyun-min Jeong Do-jeon
8 2015 Jang Hyuk-rin Yong-pal
9 2016 Noh Hee-kyung Dear My Friends
10 2017 Park Hye-jin The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
11 2018 Park Pil-joo Marry Me Now

Top Excellence Award, ActorEdit

Top Excellence Award, ActressEdit

Excellence Award, ActorEdit

Excellence Award, ActressEdit

Best Supporting ActorEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 Jung Dong-hwan Dong Yi
4 2011 Joo Sang-wook Giant
5 2012 N/A N/A
6 2013 N/A N/A
7 2014 N/A N/A
8 2015 N/A N/A
9 2016 N/A N/A

Best Supporting ActressEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 Kim Hae-sook Life Is Beautiful
4 2011 Lee Yoo-ri Twinkle Twinkle
5 2012 N/A N/A
6 2013 N/A N/A
7 2014 N/A N/A
8 2015 N/A N/A
9 2016 N/A N/A

Best New ActorEdit

Best New ActressEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 Seo Woo Cinderella's Sister
4 2011 Im Soo-hyang New Tales of Gisaeng
5 2012 Yoon Jin-yi A Gentleman's Dignity
6 2013 BoA Waiting for Love
7 2014 Min Do-hee Reply 1994
8 2015 Lim Ji-yeon High Society
9 2016 Kim Sae-ron Mirror of the Witch
10 2017 Ko Won-hee Strongest Deliveryman
11 2018 Seo Eun-soo My Golden Life

Best Young Actor/ActressEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 N/A N/A
4 2011 N/A N/A
5 2012 Kwak Dong-yeon My Husband Got a Family
6 2013 Kal So-won The Secret of Birth
7 2014 Kim Ji-young Jang Bo-ri is Here!
8 2015 N/A N/A
9 2016 N/A N/A

Best Original SoundtrackEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 N/A N/A
4 2011 Huh Gak – "Don't Forget Me" The Greatest Love
5 2012 Lyn – "Back in Time" Moon Embracing the Sun
6 2013 4Men – "Only You" Gu Family Book
7 2014 Ailee – "Goodbye My Love" Fated to Love You
8 2015 Jang Jae-in – "Auditory Hallucination" Kill Me, Heal Me
9 2016 Insooni – "It's Okay Because I Am A Mom" My Mom [ko]
10 2017 DinDin – "Must Be The Money" Good Manager
11 2018 Monday Kiz – "The Person Within Me" Marry Me Now

Special Jury PrizeEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 Kim Hae-sook First Wives' Club
3 2010 Kim Byung-wook High Kick Through the Roof
4 2011 N/A N/A
5 2012 Lee Hee-joon My Husband Got a Family
N/A Queen Insoo
6 2013 N/A N/A
7 2014 N/A N/A
8 2015 Yim Si-wan Misaeng
9 2016 So Yoo-jin Five Enough
10 2017 N/A N/A

Most Popular ActorEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 Kim Dong-wook Coffee Prince
Kim Jae-wook
Lee Eon
Lee Han-wi
2 2008 Kim Bum East of Eden
3 2010 Jung Yong-hwa You're Beautiful
4 2011 Kim Soo-hyun Dream High
5 2012 N/A N/A
6 2013 N/A N/A
7 2014 N/A N/A
8 2015 N/A N/A
9 2016 N/A N/A
10 2017 N/A N/A

Most Popular ActressEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 Im Yoona You're My Destiny
Kim Hee-jung First Wives' Club
Kim Hyun-sook Rude Miss Young-ae – Season 3
3 2010 Hwang Jung-eum High Kick Through the Roof
4 2011 N/A N/A
5 2012 N/A N/A
6 2013 N/A N/A
7 2014 N/A N/A
8 2015 N/A N/A
9 2016 N/A N/A
10 2017 N/A N/A

Best Couple AwardEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 N/A N/A
2 2008 N/A N/A
3 2010 N/A N/A
4 2011 N/A N/A
5 2012 Seo In-guk and Jung Eun-ji Reply 1997
6 2013 Lee Jong-suk and Lee Bo-young I Can Hear Your Voice
7 2014 Kim Sung-kyun and Min Do-hee Reply 1994
8 2015 N/A N/A
9 2016 N/A N/A
10 2017 N/A N/A

Hallyu Star AwardEdit

Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

No. Year Recipient Drama
1 2007 Lee Soon-jae High Kick!
2 2008 Baek Il-seob Mom's Dead Upset
3 2010 Lee Byung-hoon Dong Yi
4 2011 N/A
5 2012 N/A
6 2013 N/A
7 2014 N/A
8 2015 Kim Young-ae N/A
9 2016 Im Dong-jin [ko] The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War [ko]
10 2017 Jung Young-sook [ko] Dal Soon's Spring
11 2018 Kim Young-ok N/A

Other AwardsEdit

No. Year Award Recipient Drama
1 2007 Special Award Kim Yeong-cheol How Much Love?
Yang Jung-a Here Comes Ajumma
Best Drama
Voted by Asian Viewers
N/A Super Rookie
3 2010 Best TV Producer Chung Tae-won Iris
New Media Award Jo Hyun-tak Harvest Villa
4 2011 Special Award for Cable TV Jeon Hye-bin Yaksha
6 2013 Hot Star Award Clara Goddess of Marriage
7 2014 Hot Star Award Shin Sung-rok My Love from the Star
Global Star Award Ryohei Otani Gunman in Joseon
8 2015 KDA Award Park Hae-jin Bad Guys
Hot Star Award Seo Kang-joon Splendid Politics
Star of the Year Award Kim So-hyun Who Are You: School 2015
Global Star Award Sam Okyere Warm and Cozy
9 2016 Hot Star Award Lee Ki-woo Memory
Star of the Year Award Kim So-yeon Happy Home
Global Star Award Ahn Jae-hyun Cinderella and Four Knights
Global Management Award Moon Bo-mi N/A
10 2017 KDA Award Heo Joon-ho The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
Hot Star Award Lee Tae-im Woman of Dignity
Star of the Year Award Yook Sung-jae Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
Popular Character Award Kim Byung-cheol [ko]
Park Kyung-hye [ko]
Global Management Award Cube Entertainment N/A
11 2018 Star of the Year Award Jo Woo-ri Gangnam Beauty
Popular Character Award Jung Sang-hoon My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh
Pyo Ye-jin What's Wrong with Secretary Kim
KDA Award Park Jung-sook N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chung, Ah-young (2 November 2008). "Actor Kim Wins Top Prize at Korea Drama Festival Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  2. ^ Oh, Jean (24 August 2009). "Heartthrobs to promote fest". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  3. ^ "Winners of the 2011 Korea Drama Awards". Korea Tourism Organization. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  4. ^ Lee, Seul (3 October 2012). "Kim Nam Joo wins the grand award at 2012 Korea Drama Awards". StarN News. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  5. ^ "You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly Dominates At Korea Drama Awards". KBS World. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  6. ^ Im, Woo-jung (3 October 2013). "Lee Bo-young wins 2013 Korea Drama Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  7. ^ Lee, Sun-min (4 October 2013). "Lee Bo-young wins big at TV drama awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  8. ^ "Kim Soo-hyun wins at drama festival". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-13.

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