I know K-ent acting awards are mostly popularity and ratings driven but when it’s not and I totally disagree there’s a weird disconnect of wondering why this person got a nod. the 2017 Grimae Awards voted on my the Korean Television Producers Association handed out Best Actor to Ji Sung for Defendant, winning Best Actress is Seo Hyun Jin in Temperature of Love, and the New Actor award was given to idol-actor Key from the group SHINee. I’m good with Ji Sung getting the recognition for Defendant though he was insanely snubbed in 2015 for Kill Me, Heal Me and was just fantastic in Defendant to earn the award on his own merits. But I’m going to say no-no to Seo Hyun Jin taking home Best Actress for Temperature of Love, she was thoroughly unlikable in that drama and should have won last year for Another Oh Hae Young except the win inexplicably went to UEE for Marriage Contract. Oh well, I hope this is all she gets for this rinse and repeat performance, and her next drama showcases actual acting diversity and improvement again.
SHINee’s Key won for Best New Actor which is a relatively new category, last year it went to Yoon Kyun Sang in Six Flying Dragons and Doctors, and the prior year Jo Boa won for All About My Mom.