2010 Seoul International Drama Awards
The Seoul International Drama Awards were held on September 10 and hosted by KBS, awarding the winners from a pool of 172 entries from 43 countries.
Sort of an odd list of winners, I thought. (I mean, Chuno alongside The Last Days of Lehman Brothers alongside NCIS?) Not that there’s anything wrong with any of those projects, but who’d’ve thought they’d ever make it to the same awards show. Random.
But no matter: On to the winners!
Daesang: Shoeshine Boy (Japan)
Top Excellence (Feature): Queen Seon-deok (S. Korea)
Top Excellence (Short): The Summit (Canada)
Top Excellence (Miniseries): Chuno (S. Korea)
Excellence (Feature): The Murdoch Mysteries Season 3 (Canada)
Excellence (Short): The Day of the Triffids (U.K.)
Excellence (Miniseries): Jin (Japan)
Invitational Award: NCIS Season 7 (U.S.)
Actor Award: Carl-Kristian Rundman (Easy Living, Finland)
Actress Award: Margot Ros & Maike Meijer (Tower C, Netherlands)
Director Award: Nick Copus (The Summit, Canada)
Screenwriter Award: Craig Warner (The Last Days of Lehman Brothers, U.K.)
Special Jury Award: Ghost 2 (Malaysia), Where Is Alicia (Chile), Pavita Rishta (India)
Hallyu Special Awards
Director Award: Kwak Jung-hwan (Chuno)
Screenwriter: Kim Young-hyun, Park Sang-hyun (Queen Seon-deok)
Actor Award: Lee Byung-heon (IRIS), Jang Hyuk (Chuno)
Actress Award: Go Hyun-jung (Queen Seon-deok), Han Hyo-joo (Brilliant Legacy)
Netizens’ Popularity Award: Ruby Lin (China), Charmaine Sheh (Hong Kong), Lee Seung-gi (Korea)
Celebrating Chuno’s multiple wins
Jang Hyuk (Chuno) picked up an acting award, alongside Lee Byung-heon, who didn’t attend. Both dramas were huge and probably merit the “Hallyu” award, but they’re also KBS shows. Coincidence? In other news: cornrows AND a pompadour AND a ponytail, Jang Hyuk?
I almost didn’t recognize Jang’s presenting companion as Oh Ji-eun from Three Brothers with that haircut. Can’t say I love the dress — her sleeves have sleeves! (and they make me think of armpit hair, never an association you want when going for glamour) — but the fit is flattering on her.
Choi Su-jong (Jeon Woo) and announcer Choi Yoon-young presided as hosts:
Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho) won a netizen popularity award, which is no surprise given that the whole freakin’ country is enamored of this textbook example of an 엄친아, or the boy next door that all mothers love.
He won alongside Ruby Lin and Charmaine Sheh:
Lee In-hye (Comrades) has picked up the nickname of 엄친딸 over the past few years, which is the female counterpart and means, loosely, the girl next door.
I don’t think Lee Chae-young (Comrades) is going to be picking up that nickname anytime soon, however, wearing a shiny tablecloth held up by seatbelts. And are those… detachable hip pockets? Holsters? Wings?
Kim Ji-hoon (Joseon X-Files) should always have facial hair and look slightly rumply, as though he already had his fun at the pre-party and is just here to smirk and smolder. Smirk (and smolder) away!
He presented with T-ara’s Eun-jung (Coffee House), making a pretty snazzy-looking couple, I must say. I don’t think her shoes are so flattering, nor is the way the voluminous skirts hit at the widest part of the hip, but she looks fresh and lovely and I like the halter. Plus, she’s got some serious arm candy.
Han Ji-min (Cain and Abel) presents with the Seoul mayor, Oh Se-hoon. I know she’s working two fashion trends — animal print and an asymmetrical neckline — but in essence it gives her the appearance of a sophisticated cavewoman. Like Pebbles (without her Bam Bam) all grown up and at a fancy party.
But nobody, and I mean nobody, commits greater atrocities against fashion than Cha Ye-ryun (Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang). You may have to zoom in and really take a good look to let this monstrosity sink it. Neck-up, she’s wearing a Jackie O collar, inexplicably torn from its home on a comfy winter pea coat to rest on a sleeveless summer shift dress with flower applique and a blocky black hemline. I almost — almost — love the shoes, except they look like they got tangled up in a fight with the aforementioned pea coat. I’m not sure which one emerged the winner.
Ji Hyun-woo, Cha’s Invincible Lee Pyong-gang co-star, presented with Nam Gyu-ri (Life Is Beautiful):
Via Yonhap News