The 8th Seoul International Drama Awards was held recently at the National Theatre in Jangchungdong in Seoul, Korea. The events’ hosts were Miss A’s Suzy and her Gu Family Book co-star Lee Sung Jae (as the ruthless Jo Gwan-woong), who was almost unrecognizable in dapper suit. Suzy was her usual effortless beauty in simple floral gown.
The aim of the event is to recognize noteworthy films from all over the world but of course it’s undeniable that viewers tuned in for the popularity awards or the netizens choice more than anything else. Yawang야왕 (SBS) was hailed as Drama Best Picture while Suzy (Gu Family Book 구가의 서) and Lee Jun Ki (Arang and the Magistrate아랑사또전) took home the Best Hallyu Drama Actress and Actor awards respectively. Kim Jae joong of JYJ also won for Best Drama OST for Live Like a Dream for Time Slip Dr. Jin 타임슬립 닥터 진.
Netizens choice winners include Yunho (DBSK) Korea, Nicky Wu China, Ren Kiriyama Japan. Meanwhile KARA, 4minute, BAP, K.Will etc. were among the live performers
Seoul Drama Awards was broadcast live over MBC and other streaming sites including youtube to 120 countries.