No drama at the 2008 Seoul Drama Awards
Lame, lame, lame. I’d kind of figured that the newish Seoul Drama Awards would be bland (it’s their third year) based on the voting and nominees, so the results weren’t as disappointing as they would have been if I’d taken the Seoul Drama Festival seriously. As it was, there was a total lack of drama.
First off, the actual awards themselves were kind of… wonky. With dramas from all over the world competing (33 countries, 152 entries), the actual Korean series entered for judging (and which advanced) were hardly Korea’s best work of the past year.
Secondly, and perhaps for the above reason, there was a serious absence of stars — aside from the ones who were either presenting or receiving awards, that is. I wouldn’t call the red carpet and pre-carpet events “beyond pitiful” as one paper did, but when the only way to get actors to come to your event is to bribe them, you know you’ve still got a road ahead to being taken seriously.
I can understand awarding the online popularity award to Nam Sang-mi (adorable) and Lee Junki, above, both of the thriller drama Time and Dog and Wolf. But Golden Bride? Jungle Fish? Erm……
The ceremony was held at the KBS Hall in Yoido, Seoul, on October 14. Sageuk specialist Choi Su-jong (Dae Jo Young) and singer-actress Eugene (Three Dads, One Mom), above, presided as MCs for the event (Misuda panelists Saori and Eva acted as interpreters).
- Golden Bride won the Excellence Award for drama series.
- KBS’s Jungle Fish won in the youth drama category.
- Gourmet‘s head chef Choi Bool-am won the “Star Award.”
- In addition to its actors winning the netizen popularity vote, Time of Dog and Wolf garnered the netizen vote for favorite drama.
- Grand prize for drama series went to China’s Hero Without a Name.
Kind of meh, right?
On to the fashions:
Lee Junki looks a little casual — no tie? open collar? — but I adore Nam Sang-mi‘s dress. I want to steal it from her and wear it to my wedding. Or someone else’s wedding. Or every day.
Kim Sung-soo (Bad Love) and Lee Tae-ran (Infamous Chil Sisters) present an award:
Kim Bum — ay, you know I love you. Why do you pain me? Did you raid the ’70s-era wardrobe of the set of East of Eden to find your outfit? Also, Jungle Fish actors Kim Soo-hyun, Park Bo-young, Kim Jung-hwan pose together:
Taiwanese actor Joe Cheng (It Started With a Kiss) was in attendance, as was Lee Wei (My Lucky Star), who’s with Yoo Hana in pink. (Cute dress, but it makes me nervous that the tissue-paper-like confection she somehow finagled into a garment is going to fly off her body with the next gust of wind.)
Byun Jung-soo’s little sis, actress-model Byun Jung-min (First Wives’ Club):
Golden Bride wins an award; star Lee Young-ah looks fresh and pretty:
Han Go-eun (Capital Scandal) — ee, way to look trashy on the red carpet. On the other hand, Song Sun-mi (White Tower) is regal in red.
Thank goodness Oh Man-seok (King and I) didn’t show up in a professor sweater and sneakers like at the last red carpet; prolific comedian Lee Han-wi (Beethoven Virus, Coffee Prince) opts to look more traditional:
Via , Sports Seoul