The 2018 Usual Drama Suspects Lead the Nominations for the 2018 Seoul Awards

I feel like I can start copying and pasting from my last two drama award nomination posts since it’s the same few drama names, actors, and actresses making the list. The 2nd annual Seoul Awards assembled by Sports Seoul released the list of nominees at the end of last week and this one gives the Daesang to dramas rather than the individual. Up for the Daesang are the four dramas Money Flower, My Golden Life, Shall We Kiss First, and My Ahjusshi, with the very notable missing of high profile Mr. Sunshine. But the drama did slot in three nominations in the acting category with Lee Byung Hun for Best Actor, Yoo Yeon Seok for Best Supporting Actor, and Kim Tae Ri for Best New Actress. Joining Lee Byung Hun in the Best Actor category are Lee Seon Kyun for My Ahjusshi, Jo Seung Woo for Life, and the surprise nod for Kam Woo Sung in Shall We Kiss First. The Best Actress ladies are Kim Sun Ah for Shall We Kiss, Son Ye Jin in Pretty Noona Buys Me Food, Kim Nam Joo as Misty, and Shin Hye Sun for both My Golden Life and Thirty But Seventeen, leaving out Lee Bo Young for her critically acclaimed role in Mother. The full list is below and it’s on the short side due to four noms per category. Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

The Leads of Hit K-romance Movie The Classic 15 Years Later Have Competing Movies at the Box Office

It’s a cute coincidence and also a testament to the enduring success of the three actors in question. Most K-drama and K-movie fans. This weekend the Korean box office has a three-way battle for supremacy with three high profile movies … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading

jTBC Medical Drama Life Finalizes Casting of Lee Dong Wook, Jo Seung Woo, Won Jin Ah, and Moon So Ri

A full cast has been assembled this week for spring 2018 jTBC drama Life, not to be confused with the tvN police human interest drama Live that’s premiering earlier.¬† Life stars already confirmed male leads Lee Dong Wook and Jo … Continue reading

K-advertisers Name Most Valuable 2016 Entertainment Brands in Korea

Brand awareness and strength is a critical assessment element in the marketing industry, and stars have long since joined in the pool of companies and products which consumers connect with. The Korean advertising association released a data set this week … Continue reading