The attendee list is out for what is likely to be the splashiest of the three prime time network year end drama awards shows thanks to two huge hit dramas. The KBS 2016 Drama Awards will be graced with the attendance of both sets of OTP stars from it’s two highest rated prime time dramas of the year – Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo from Descendants of the Sun will be there, as will the youngsters Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung from Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Also coming is big name veteran Park Shin Yang from the drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho, which likely means Kang Sora will be there. The only other high profile KBS drama from 2016 was Uncontrollably Fond but it ended up being a ratings disappointment so no word on whether Kim Woo Bin or Suzy will be there, but I hope they come and get some recognition for doing a nice job overall.
I do wonder who will win the Daesang. Park Shin Yang is the veteran and networks always respect the veteran about all else, but then again DotS was a seminal hit drama in terms of invigorating the ratings. But if the Daesang goes to one of the DotS leads, which one should win? Both carried equal share in acting, screen time, and narrative weight, it’s going to be hard for the network to pick one and not offend the other.