Seoul International Drama Awards

Seoul International Drama Awards (Korean서울 국제 드라마 어워즈), simply known as SDA, is an annual award ceremony based in Seoul, South Korea which honors excellence in television drama productions worldwide.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Seoul International Drama Awards
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Awarded forExcellence in television drama productions
Sponsored byWavve (OTT)
LocationSeoul
CountrySouth Korea
Presented by
  • Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee
  • Korean Broadcasters Association
Hosted by
First awarded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
Last awarded21 October 2021
Highlights
Most awardsSouth Korea Missing Child (3)
Grand PrizeSouth Korea Missing Child
Serial Drama Golden Bird PrizeSouth Korea The Penthouse: War in Life
Mini-Series Golden Bird PrizeDenmark The Investigation
TV Movie Golden Bird PrizeSpain Frederica Montseny, The Woman Who Speaks
Outstanding Korean DramaVincenzo
WebsiteSDA
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMBC
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16th edition of the drama awards is being held from October 20 to 22, 2021 at Culture Plaza in Seoul. 238 works from 41 countries vied for awards in this edition. The awards ceremony took place online on 21 October without spectators and non-face-to-face, hosted by Park Eun-bin and Astro member Cha Eun-woo. It was broadcast live through MBC and YouTube channel. Those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and some of the winners from home and abroad attended this year's awards ceremony as per safety rules for COVID-19.[8]

WinnersEdit

Grand prize (Daesang)Edit

 
Norwegian actress Charlotte Frogner attending Seoul International Drama Awards in 2009
Year Grand Prize Ref.
2008   Missing [9]
2009   Memoirs in China [10][11]
2010   Shoe-shine Boy [12]
2011   Three Kingdoms [13]
2012   Deep Rooted Tree [14]
2013   Prisoners of War [15][16]
2014   Kaboul Kitchen [17]
2015   Naked Among Wolves [18][19]
2016   The Night Manager [20]
2017   This is Us [21]
2018   Babylon Berlin [22]
2019   On the Spectrum [23]
2020   Orphans of a Nation [24]
2021   Missing Child [25]

ProgramEdit

Winners are given the "Golden Bird Prize," and runners-up the "Silver Bird Prize."

Year Best TV Movie Best Mini-series Best Series Drama Best Juvenile Series Best Comedy Special Prize Jury Special Prize Ref.
2006
  •   The Violin
  • Runner-up:   What Shall We Expect Tomorrow?
  •   Holed Slipper for Hamdani
  •   Bird, Bird
  •   White Walls
[26]
2007
  •   The Iron Handed Phantom - Mayavi
  • Runner-up:   KHALA Word of Honor
  • Runner-up:   Memories - Jail Bars
  Can [27][28]
2008
  •   Devastation
  • Runner-up:   Kobra's Decision
  •   The Tutor
  • Runner-up:   Secrets of This House
[9]
2009
  •   Taipei 24H
  •   Live a Luxurious and Dissipated Life
[10][11]
2010
  Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai [12]
2011
  •   Shades of Happiness
  • Runner-up:   When Harvey Met Bob
[13]
2012
[14]
2013
  •   The Perfect Day
  •   Salam, New York!
  Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai [15][29]
2014
  •   Barefoot on Red Soil
  • Runner-up:   The Fat & The Angry
[30]
2015   The Good Sister   Misaeng: Incomplete Life   Jikulumessu - Open Your Eyes
[19]
2016
  •   Don’t Leave Me
  • Runner-up:   Sabena Hijacking: My Version
  Baskets [20]
2017
  •   Redemption Road
  • Runner-up:   Red Teacher
  •   Please, Love Me
  • Runner-up:   Deep Water
  Fleabag
  •   We Are One
  •   P.O.W – Bandi Yudh Ke
[21]
2018
  The New Black   The Memoir of Majie [22]
2019
  •   Billy
  • Runner-up:   Lotte am Bauhaus
  •   Breasts
  •   The Herd
[23]
2020
[24]
2021
  •   Federica Montseny, The Woman Who Speaks
  • Runner-up:
  •   This House is Mine
  •   Bonus Vacation
  •   Atlantic Crossing
  •   The Pit S4
[25]

IndividualEdit

Year Best Actor Best Actress Best Director Best Screenwriter Best Cinematographer Best Music Director Best Art Director Ref.
2006   Michael Therriault for Prairie Giant   Lu Yuan for Watch for the Happiness   Akihiko Ishimaru for Crying out Love, in the Center of the World   Patrick Bucley for Family Portrait   Kim Seung-hwan for Emperor of the Sea   Taro Iwashiro for The Violin   Min Eon-ok for Princess Hours
2007   Takuya Kimura for The Grand Family   Helen Mirren for Prime Suspect: The Final Act   Takeuchi Hideki for Nodame Cantabile   Frank Deasy for Prime Suspect: The Final Act   Shi Luan for The Great Revival   Takeuchi Hideki for Nodame Cantabile   Lee Cheol-ho for Hwang Jini
2008   Dvir Benedek for The Tutor   Pan Li-li for Artemisia   Carlos Sedes, Manuel Palacios for Missing   Gao Mantang, Sun Jianye for Chuang Guandong   Piotr Wojtowicz for Let's Go to the Movies Tomorrow   Braam du Toit, Ronelle Loots for Ella Blue   Huo Wan for Hero Without a Name [9]
2009   Akira Kume for The Shopping Trip   Charlotte Frogner for Maria   Duane Clark for XIII: The Conspiracy   Marc Didden for The Emperor of Taste [10][11][31][32]
2010   Carl-Kristian Rundman for Easy Living   Margôt Ros, Maike Meijer for Tower C   Nick Copus for The Summit   Craig Warner for The Last Days of Lehman Brothers [12]
2011   Chen Jianbin for Three Kingdoms   Na Moon-hee for It's Me, Grandma   Miguel Alexandre for Shades of Happiness   Albert Espinosa for The Red Band Society [7][13]
2012   Jonas Nay for Homevideo   Christine Neubauer for Hanna's Decision   Brian Kirk for Great Expectations   Sarah Phelps for Great Expectations [14]
2013   Lee Moon-sik for Sangkwon   Lucy Liu for Elementary   Philipp Kadelbach for Generation War   Lars Lundström for Real Humans [15][29]
2014   Edgar Selge for A Blind Hero - The Love of Otto Weidt   Kim Hee-ae for Secret Affair   Cecilie Mosli for Mammon   María Jaén for Barefoot on Red Soil [30]
2015   Engin Akyürek for Black Money Love   Simona Stašová for The Self Lover [19]
2016   Azat Seitmetov for Father   Samia Sassi for Don’t Leave Me   Susanne Bier for The Night Manager   Eva Spreitzhofer for Little Big Voice [20]
2017   Kerem Bürsin for Heart of the City   Alexandra Nikiforova for Anna Detective   Urs Egger for Gotthard   Rodica Doehnert for Das Sacher [21]
2018   Joan Pera for The Power of Silence   Lee Bo-young for Mother   Kilian Riedhoff for 54 Hours   Uli Bree, Klaus Pieber for A Dance to Remembrance [33]
2019   Kim Dong-wook for Special Labor Inspector   Alicia von Rittberg for Lotte am Bauhaus   Christophe Charrier for Jonas   Jed Mercurio for Bodyguard [23]
2020   Waleed Zuaiter for Baghdad Central   Gong Hyo-jin for When the Camellia Blooms   Adam Smith for World on Fire   Lim Sang-choon for When the Camellia Blooms [24]
2021   Park Hyuk-kwon for Missing Child   Elle Fanning for The Great   Cho Yong-won for Missing Child   Russell T Davies for It's a Sin [34]

Outstanding Korean dramaEdit

Year Grand Prize Top Excellence Award Excellence Award Best Actor Best Actress Best Director Best Screenwriter Best Original Soundtrack (OST) Ref.
2010 The Slave Hunters Kwak Jung-hwan for The Slave Hunters Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon for Queen Seondeok [2][12][35]
2011 Mary Stayed Out All Night Sungkyunkwan Scandal Park Yoochun for Sungkyunkwan Scandal Moon Geun-young for Mary Stayed Out All Night Shin Woo-chul for Secret Garden Kim Eun-sook for Secret Garden Baek Ji-young for "That Woman" (Secret Garden) [5][13]
2012 Rooftop Prince The King 2 Hearts Park Yoochun for Rooftop Prince Han Ji-min for Rooftop Prince Taeyeon for "Missing You Like Crazy" (The King 2 Hearts) [14][36][37]
2013 Arang and the Magistrate King of Ambition Lee Joon-gi for Arang and the Magistrate Bae Suzy for Gu Family Book Kim Jaejoong for "Living Like a Dream" (Dr. Jin) [16][29][38]
2014 My Love from the Star The Heirs Kim Soo-hyun for My Love from the Star Kim Hee-ae for Secret Affair Lyn for "My Destiny" (My Love from the Star) [30][39]
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Lee Joon-gi for Gunman in Joseon Hwang Jung-eum for Kill Me, Heal Me Taeyeon for "Love, That One Word" (You're All Surrounded) [40]
2016 Descendants of the Sun The Flower in Prison Song Joong-ki for Descendants of the Sun Shin Min-a for Oh My Venus Gummy for "You Are My Everything" (Descendants of the Sun) [20]
2017 Love in the Moonlight Park Bo-gum for Love in the Moonlight Park Bo-young for Strong Girl Bong-soon Ailee for "I Will Go to You Like the First Snow" (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) [21]
2018 While You Were Sleeping Park Seo-joon for Fight for My Way Son Ye-jin for Something in the Rain [33]
2019 The Fiery Priest Doctor Prisoner Kim Nam-gil for The Fiery Priest Jang Na-ra for The Last Empress Davichi for "Falling In Love" (The Beauty Inside) [23]
2020 When the Camellia Blooms Kang Ha-neul for When the Camellia Blooms Son Ye-jin for Crash Landing on You Punch for "Like a Heroine in the Movie" (When the Camellia Blooms) [24]
2021 Vincenzo Song Joong-ki for Vincenzo Bae Suzy for Start-Up Young Tak for "Okay" (Revolutionary Sisters) [41][42][43]

People's choiceEdit

Year Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year Popular Drama Popular Actor Popular Actress New Trend Award Asia Star Grand Award Asia Star Award Mango TV Popularity Award Ref.
2008   Time Between Dog and Wolf   Lee Joon-gi for Time Between Dog and Wolf   Nam Sang-mi for Time Between Dog and Wolf
2009   Boys Over Flowers   Kim Hyun-joong for Boys Over Flowers   Moon Geun-young for Painter of the Wind [10][44][45][46]
2010   NCIS season 7   Lee Seung-gi for Brilliant Legacy [7]
2011   The Walking Dead
[13]
2012   Scarlet Heart
  •   Aoi Miyazaki for Lady Butterfly - Daughter of a Samurai
  •   Wang Ding-zhu for Days We Stared at the Sun
[14]
2013   Mistresses
  Ya-chi Hsu for Are You Christine? [15][29]
2014   Sherlock series 3
[47][48][49]
2015 [50]
2016   Dramaworld
2017   Mozart in the Jungle Season 3
  •   Debbie Goh
  •   Hyunri
  •   Satyadeep Misra
  •   Sukollawat Kanarot
  •   Gabby Concepcion
[21]
2018
[51]
2019 [23]
2020 [24]
2021 [52]

Special awardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Ref.
2008 Star Hall of Fame Choi Bool-am [1]
2009 Choi Ji-woo [53]
2015 10th Anniversary Hallyu Achievement Award Lee Young-ae
Lee Byung-hoon
Lee Min-ho
[54]
Special Invitation   Shinya Shokudō Season 3
2018 Special Invitation   Special Gourmet [55]
2019 Asian Star Prize   Vivian Sung [23]
  Haruma Miura
  Yao Xingtong
  Alden Richards
  Truong Ngoc Anh
2020 Short-form Drama Golden Bird Prize   18h30 [24]
Asian Star Prize   Dingdong Dantes
  Ryusei Yokohama
2021 Short-form Drama Golden Bird Prize   Passengers [25][56]
Short-form Drama Silver Bird Prize   Delete Me
Asian Star Prize   Marcus Chang
  Kentaro Sakaguchi
  Zhao Lusi
  Krit Amnuaydechkorn
  Amanda Manopo

See alsoEdit

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