2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and then being massively jetlagged from said flight. All in all I lost 36 hours and also the ability to collect and post about the fashion and winners from the splashy employee appreciation fests. This year some of the trends were switched up – MBC which has a record of splitting Daesangs actually gave the Grand Award to one winner Lee Jong Seok for W: Two Worlds but the win was tarnished by it being decided by fan voting; over at SBS it was veteran Han Seok Kyu who took home the Daesang for his role in Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim which was basically giving it to the deserving veteran who had the hit drama; and it was KBS which went the split Daesang route and handed it to Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo for Descendants of the Sun. Most of the big name drama stars that did a drama this year showed up at the awards in fashions that were raided from the bridal section (so much white!) with the rest being safe and pretty. One of these days imma send a Chinese coordi over to shake things up.
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Song Joong Ki Takes Home Daesang at 2016 APAN Star Awards

It’s not exactly awards season yet in K-ent but the chips are falling as expected even for the one-off awards event such as the just held APAN Star Awards sponsored by the Daejeon Drama Festival. The big winner was Descendants … Continue reading

Yoona and Kim Soo Hyun Top the Vlinkage 2016 Most Popular Korean Male and Female Star List in China

After releasing the list of current most popular K-dramas in China, polling site Vlinkage is back with the Top 30 list of most popular Korean male and female stars, respectively. Some are long time regulars on any Korean star popularity … Continue reading