The list is out for the nominees SBS is considering for the Daesang at its 2017 Year End Drama Awards, and frankly I’m more interested in who was not on the list since it’s basically a who’s who of prime time drama leads for the year. Ji Sung leads the pack as his Defendant was the highest rated prime time drama for the network, but don’t count out his real life wife Lee Bo Young who is also nominated for Whisper which had solid ratings too. Also in the running from those two dramas is Eom Ki Joon as the villain in Defendant and Lee Sang Yoon as the male lead from Whisper. Then we have Namgong Min and Yoo Sang Joon in Falsify and Seo Hyun Jin as the sole nominee from Temperature of Love. A bunch of drama OTPs made the list including Lee Jong Seok and Suzy from While You Were Sleeping, Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun in Suspicious Partner, and Joo Won with Oh Yeon Seo in My Sassy Girl. I think this Daesang is Ji Sung’s to lose, and the network will likely award it’s long await Hallyu return performance of Lee Young Ae in Saimdang: Light’s Diary with something else special.