Kim Dong Wook, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kim Nam Gil Win 2019 Daesang For Respective Network Dramas

Okay, the netizen pundits got two out of three right so that’s not bad. The Big Three network year end Drama Awards took place last night for MBC and tonight on the 31st for both SBS and KBS. I’ll do a separate post on the fashion and attendees which were pretty packed this year but on the top award winning front last night was a surprise with Kim Dong Wook taking the Daesang for Special Labor Inspector Jo. He’s an incredible actor’s actor but I thought the Daesang was really Han Ji Min‘s other than One Spring Night had such comparatively low ratings. SBS and KBS both handed the Daesang to their biggest name headlining stars – Kim Nam Gil for The Fiery Priest and Gong Hyo Jin in When the Camellia Blooms. It’s the first time any of these three have won a Drama Award Daesang so I’ll count this as long time coming even if not quite the performances I would have picked for them to get the top honor. Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil, Kim Dong Wook, and Jang Nara Win Best Acting Prizes at the 2019 Seoul International Drama Awards

I can’t believe it’s been 14 years now since the then upstart and rather random Seoul International Drama Awards started. The 2019 ceremony was held this week in Seoul, of course, and the winners from the K-drama side was Fiery … Continue reading

Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so … Continue reading