The Seoul International Drama Awards enters its 10th year today, a milestone definitely but not yet long enough for this particular award to vault into legit cred territory. It’s not the worst one out there, and with this year’s attendee list the SDA is gunning for broader appeal by shipping in popular stars. The biggest two has to be Lee Min Ho and Lee Young Ae, which makes their presence at the same awards show like old Hallyu meets current Hallyu. It helps that Lee Young Ae is still as classy beautiful as she was ten years ago during the Dae Jang Geum heyday.
Last year’s big winner Lee Jun Ki is also attending the awards, along with a crop younger actors like Park Hyung Sik, Seo In Guk, UEE, Yeo Jin Gu, and Lee Sung Kyung. From overseas, popular Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung is showing up thanks to the widespread popularity of My Sunshine, and TW-actor Bolin Chen will also be attending even though he hasn’t done a drama in god knows how many years. Word has it Ariel Lin is also coming but I’ll believe it when I see her on the red carpet. From Japan, Odagiri Joe and Kamiki Ryunosuke will be coming. Awards night is this Thursday September 10th so those living in Seoul can go check out these stars walking the red carpet.