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2015 Korea Drama Awards

The 8th Korea Drama Festival is coming to a close this weekend in Jinju, and on Friday the 8th, it held its annual Korea Drama Awards. It’s not one of the big awards ceremonies of the year, but since it is one of few that focus on dramas, I’m always curious to see how the awards shake out.

…and then I see the nominees list and award recipients and I’m puzzled, because the picks seem so random. It’s a case where I don’t necessarily think the winners are undeserving, until I look at the people who were passed over and then it feels very strange.

Here, take a look:

 
WINNERS LIST

Daesang: Kim Soo-hyun (The Producers)
Best Drama: Misaeng
Best Scriptwriting: Jang Hyuk-rin (Yong-pal)
Best Director: Seo Soo-min, Pyo Min-soo (The Producers)
Top Excellence, Actor: Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio)
Top Excellence, Actress: Kim Tae-hee (Yong-pal)
Excellence Award, Actor: Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine), Kim Dae-myung (Misaeng)
Excellence Award, Actress: Sooyoung (My Spring Days)
New Actor: Chanyeol (EXO Next Door)
New Actress: Im Ji-yeon (High Society)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Young-ae
Hallyu Star Award: Kim Soo-hyun (Producers), Chanyeol (EXO Next Door)
Special Judges’ Award: Im Shi-wan (Misaeng)
KDA Award: Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys)
Hot Star Award: Seo Kang-joon (Hwajung)
Star of the Year Award: Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015)
Global Star Award: Sam Okyere (Warm and Cozy)
Drama OST Award: Jang Jane (Kill Me, Heal Me)

 

 

For instance, I’m happy to see Misaeng in the mix despite being a 2014 drama, and can’t argue with its Best Drama win… but then you give The Producers best directing over it? Especially when there was such a fuss over how most of Korea hated Producers’ experimental directing and the show scrambled to shut it down by replacing directors and turning it into a standard rom-com? And sure it’s great that Kim Dae-myung won an acting award for Misaeng, and I understand Im Shi-wan being nominated even if he didn’t win—but how do you neglect to nominate Lee Sung-min, who carried that whole show?

The awards chose to nominate actors for Daesang without renominating them for the top acting categories, which I can kind of understand (since the categories would just be doubled up with the same names)… but that leads to the quirk where if you lose out on Daesang, you also have no shot at another acting award. Which is how we have situations like Ji Sung (Kill Me, Heal Me) losing out on Daesang to Kim Soo-hyun (The Producers), and then not even getting an Top Excellence as consolation, which went to Lee Jong-seok. (I know Pinocchio technically ended in early January 2015, but it feels like it should have been part of last year’s mix.)

That hurts—what will it take to give Ji Sung an award already?—even though I do think Kim Soo-hyun was wonderful in The Producers, which was perhaps more deserving than the Daesang he won last year at this same ceremony, for You From Another Star. I much prefer the broadcast station system where the Daesang nomination pool is pulled from the Top Excellence nominees, which helps mitigate this scenario.

 

 

I’m annoyed on principle that no women were nominated in the Daesang category, although I will grudgingly admit that perhaps the actresses nominated for Top Excellence weren’t at the level of the Daesang nominees (Kim Soo-hyun, Ji Sung, Joo-won, Cha Seung-won, and Yoo Dong-geun). Top Excellence Actress nominees were Kim Hee-sun, Park Shin-hye, Jang Nara, Hwang Jung-eum, and the winner, Kim Tae-hee.

I don’t actually mind Kim Tae-hee winning for Yong-pal, but because of the nomination system, her co-star Joo-won missed out on an award because he was up for a Daesang rather than Top Excellence. That seems wrong to me, given that Joo-won really carried that show… and doubly wrong is Yong-pal winning best writing, because WTF. Did all the judges only watch the first three weeks? Or fail to watch the other nominated dramas? (Those were: I Remember You, Misaeng, Yoo-na’s Street, and Maids.)

I’m amused at the many random special awards tacked on as well, just to have extra awards to hand out that didn’t fit into the other categories. Tell me, how is a Special Judges’ Award different from the KDA Award, or the Hot Star Award, or the Star of the Year Award? I am full of the eyerolls.

But, clothes!

For all my grumbling, I can’t begrudge Kim Soo-hyun winning the Daesang, because for me he was the heart of The Producers, and without him I doubt I’d have been nearly as invested. I love that with all the accolades he’s racked up (as well as all that adoration and fanlove), he still gets teary-eyed to win an award.

 

Kim Tae-hee (Yong-pal) is so, so pretty. Incredibly tiny and incredibly pretty, almost distractingly so. I love this look for her—maybe it’s a little safe, but the detailed beading and the simple styling come together beautifully. And those shoes! I would steal them off her feet.

 

Doesn’t this wave-pose just scream “I’ve made it” as a newly minted Hallyu star? It’s been so nice to see Park Hae-jin experience such a sharp rise to fame after putting in a lot of years going under the radar. He was nominated for Top Excellence for Bad Guys, but took home the KDA Award, which I’m pretty sure the organizers just made up so he got something. Sure, why not?

 

In a similar pattern, Im Shi-wan was nominated for Top Excellence for Misaeng, which he did not win, but was given a Special Judges’ Award.

 

Kim Dae-myung! I’m happy that he was recognized for Misaeng (although really, what about Chief Oh?), and hope that opens the door for more leading roles for him.

 

New Actress went to Im Ji-yeon for High Society, which makes sense since she’s on a nice upward trajectory after making a mark with her debut film, Obsessed. I don’t have any strong feelings about her dress, which is okay. I guess. Yawn.

 

I would have loved for the New Actress Award to go to Jo Soo-hyang instead, though. I guess I see why they went for Im, but man, Jo Soo-hyang was the one who came out of nowhere and ripped up the town playing (I’m pretty sure) a devil-child in Who Are You—School 2015. Okay, fine, if not the actual spawn of Satan, then at least a vicious sociopath.

 

Jo Soo-hyang’s Who Are You—School 2015 co-star Kim So-hyun was given the Star of the Year Award. I don’t actually love her dress on its own, so much as I like the dreamy, princessy effect, spread around her like that. Kim So-hyun has had a lot of great red-carpet looks in the past, so if anything I’m looking forward to seeing what she pulls out for the year-end broadcaster awards.

 

I guess I’m gonna have to get with the times and check out more web series, like the super-popular EXO Next Door, where Chanyeol and his EXO bandmates played fictionalized versions of themselves. He took home a New Actor award.

 

I’m not sure I would like this dress on anyone else, but I do think Sooyoung is pulling it off. Or is it that she looks good despite the busy dress? Potayto, potahto? Maybe it’s the hair, which I find envy-inducing. She arrived on the arm of Oh Sang-jin (You From Another Star, Family Is Coming) and earned an Excellence Award for My Spring Days.

 

Do I like this red number on Wang Bit-na (Two Women’s Room, Still You), or do I just like that it’s a color other than black or white? Either way, she looks awesome and confident, and the fit is perfect.

 

Here’s singer Jang Jane, who picked up the OST Award for her track on the Kill Me, Heal Me soundtrack—a well-deserved award, because that song was moody and addictive, and super-effective in working with the emotional drama of that show. I’d call it an earworm, but I actually liked the song and didn’t mind it being stuck in my head. And now it’s back. It’ll be here for daaaays.

 

Lee Jong-seok is looking sharp and crisp in his three-piece suit, and took home an award for Pinocchio.

 

Lee Joon also took home an award for his role in Heard It Through the Grapevine, sharing the Top Excellence spotlight with Kim Dae-myung.

 

Lee Jung-jin (Temptation) is also looking sharp tonight, and presents an award with Park Jung-chul from the drama Scandal and the popular cable cooking show Home Cooking Teacher Baek.


 

Erm. I don’t love it, I don’t hate it. Here’s Ryu Hwa-young, whom I found charming and sharp with comic timing in Ex-Girlfriend Club, where she played sexy actress Lala.

 

It’s nice to see that non-Korean actors in the industry have a shot at some recognition, like this ceremony’s Global Star Award, which last year went to Otani Ryohei and this year goes to Sam Okyere for Warm and Cozy. I’d say his very limited role there (almost more like a cameo) hardly calls for an award, but perhaps it’s more of a cumulative recognition, since Sam’s been gaining visibility in the industry over the years, mostly in variety, with shows like Abnormal Summit, Island Village Teachers, and Law of the Jungle.

 

Seo Kang-joon, you are very, very pretty and have mesmerizing eyes, but you have yet to convince me you could act your way out of a paper bag. I suppose I can’t argue when the award he was given was named Hot Star (for Hwajung), though.

 

It’s not a red-carpet event without a bevy of white dresses! Of the bunch, Lee Tae-im (Law of the Jungle, Marry Me) has the best one, with its killer fit and the polished makeup look to go with it.

 

I’m meh about this option by Cao Lu, who is apparently a singer with a group apparently named Fiestar.

 

But it’s better than this plain number worn by actress Kwak Ji-min (Gu-am Heo Joon, My PS Partner), who in most of the pictures is struggling not to trip over her dress or looking like she might fall out of it at any moment. Not offensively bad, but like most looks at this event, kind of forgettable.

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I second your assessment of Yong Pal winning a writing award! It began with so much promise, then threw it to the four winds just a few episodes in and sank to that criminal level of boring that even the most makjang shows rarely plumb. Given the other nominees, I think that I Remember You should have swept to a unanimous win.

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Exactly, the credibility of this awards ceremony is really doubtful

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Yes, the awards are a joke. I love Kim Soo Hyun but I don't think his turn in Producers merited any award, much less the Daesang award. I would have given it to Kim Sung Min for Misaeng, or Rae Won in Punch, or Ji Sung in Kill Me, Heal Me

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I totally agree with you!

Anyone of the three - KSM (Misaeng), KRW (Punch) or JS (KMHM) is more deserving of the Daesang Award.

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Sorry typo - LSM (Misaeng) not KSM.

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Yes! I concur! Punch was an awesome drama and totally deserves a spot and an award. Although the screenwriter category nominations were Maids, Yoona's Street, I remember You, and Misaeng, but it deserves some recognition.
If I had to pick one of the nominations, I would give props to the screenwriter of Misaeng for keeping things less dramatic or realistic in various aspects(albeit, that ending needs more polishing).

All the credibilities of award shows nowadays are rather debatable. Especially when Ji Sung haven't won any awards yet (bit bias here :D )

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Ditto.

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I totally agree with you.Ji sung should have won.He was so great in Kill me,Heal me.I love kim soo hyun but this was Ji Sung's award.

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+1 I remember you all the way!

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Thank God we still have DB award...Yes, IRY FTW!

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DB awards has more credibility than this! I know they also need an official recognition but damn the judges for this are just pure meh!

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+10000
They basically just went online, saw the ratings and popularity and what would have most buzz and decided to give the awards. Alternate scenario, really drunk and high and randomly picked the awards except for a few. Yong Pal for writing, Kim Tae Hee for excellence over Jang Nara, Ji Sung not even winning in a single category, what a sad affair!

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First thing I thought too, "WRITING? really?"
With Heard it Through the Grapevine and Misaeng in the same year? Heck, almost any random drama had more coherent writing. Yong-Pal was good despite, not because of the scripts.

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All the awards for I Remember You all the way!
Korea Drama Awards are the least credible awards, but I'm still shocked at the winners- WTH.

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A hot actor award screams....this award show is a joke. Lee Sung Min is too good for this kind of crap.

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Kudos to the ladies for getting their nude lips so much better than the men got theirs!

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None for Healer? ???

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Joining you in the corner ???

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I know. even Angry Mom.

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at this point, Healer will forever be a step-child to any K-awards.. T_T

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Just for that, I'm re-watching Healer.

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Loved Healer, I thought Ji Chang Wook was really impressive in it. I suppose no awards because of the ratings.

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Joining you, guys.

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Joining you, and crying for Jisung too (I hope he wins something at the MBC award).

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yay ,me too crying for Ji sung

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EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!!

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Group Hug everyone!

Park Min-young and Ji Chang-wook did win best couple last year- not sure which awards, but hey, they are the best OTP in Kdrama history. AMIR.

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I adore Kim Soo-Hyun, but if Ji Sung really doesn't get a single award for the heart-wrenching and hilarious awesomeness that he put out in Kill Me, Heal Me I'll go to Korea and stinking sculpt him a trophy myself.

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+100

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I'll help you sculpt it.

But really, MBC (which has f'ed their awards up many times in the past) better not screw him over on this.

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Same here!!! I'd totally help you sculpt him one!

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Another option for fans of Ji Sung is to crowdfund for a really nice 24-karat gold-plated statue/trophy and send it to him.

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Absolutely, really really shocked that Ji sung did not win any.
Why Why why?!

At least the OST for KMHM won.. SIGH.

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u r right.

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+infinity

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Do they have something against ji sung??? Whyy doesn't he get one award? But then again im pretty sure that he knows how much we're rooting for him even though its only online ! You rock ji sung!!!

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I wish Dramabeans could have an actual end of year award where we could pool money to get trophy's made and send them to the actors/producers/writers/directors/w.e xD

It would be so cool to have international fans contribute and make it a real thing. Sometimes people deserving of the actual awards get passed over for some reason or another, which is annoying to say the least.

I'm totally in if dramabeans does make it happen :)

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I'm all for it!! Let's make it happen!! =D

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That will be cool!!!

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I'm in too!

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Excellent idea @Paper!

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yes ,we should try that

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Man....I thought Ji Sung and I Remember You were the most deserving to win... Don't really get the results either :(

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(I know Pinocchio technically ended in early January 2015, but it feels like it should have been part of last year’s mix.)

I'm not sure you understand how this works since this would shut out a lot of dramas, like Misaeng too for example. Pinocchio and Misaeng weren't released yet when Korea Drama Awards (and other awards) were held for the 2014 dramas. But if those aren't allowed to be nominated this year either then when, exactly? Things that weren't eligible for nomination last year would move to this year's cycle.

"The eligibility period is October of the previous year to September of the current year."

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Seconded - I always appreciate javabeans and girlfriday for their honest thoughts and opinions, but what was the point of this comment? The eligibility period ought to be double checked before writing.

Suggesting that Pinocchio shouldn't have been included in this year's mix gives uninformed readers wrong information and adds unnecessary drama to what was already a controversial set of winners. My two cents.

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Jang Jane looks awesome, and at least Kill Me, Heal Me won an award (for a song that is the best one I've heard in a drama this year so far).

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im still sad.. how come they didnt give any award for Jisung, he even got nominated for international award but.. ah.. kdrama awards now seems like kmusic shows award.. sad, ironic, disappointing..

KMHM deserves more awards!

Misaeng, that was a super good drama next to KMHM. ckckc.. thank God, now im not so into kdrama, or else, i will be so damn disappointed.. now im just disappointed.. hehe

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AGREE!

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I'm happy for the winners, but it is just wrong that Ji Sung, Joo Won or Ji Chang Wook, didn't get anything. So Very wrong.
Kim Soo Hyun just got the Daesang last year. I'm surprised that he got another one this year. Isn't it better to spread the recognition around a bit?

Ji Sung, Ji Sung, Ji Sung...

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KmHm isn't in my top favorite dramas, yes, but I agree with you that Ji Sung did an awesome performance in that show!

I actually enjoyed it because of him.

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No Angry Mom either.

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Members of Ji Sung's fan club should chip in and order a statuesque award to be presented to him. The People's Choice Award!

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Sign me up for this!

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me three!

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I loved sooyoung's other dress and was surprised it wasn't her red carpet one. It's purple and pretty haha. Also, can't believe chanyeol won for exo next door when he was the most awkward out of the four and it was an all fluff show. Meh

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I agree that it was a fluff show

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I'm sad jisung didn't win daesang. He pulled off seven characters with his acting.
Yongpal really messed up. Maybe the judges only judge from ep 1-6?

I hope with Park Hye Jin award, there will be bad guys season 2. Please OCN!!

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+1 for bad guys season 2

Anyway i hope after he will be done with cheese in the trap next year, OCN will consider it..the ratings were good so why not?

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Yeah its great to see PHJ (Bad Guys) win an award.

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Exactly! Especially when I just tried to addict a girlfriend of mine to K-drama using Healer last weekend... :-)

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+1000
Where can I get a boyfriend that will do that for me. haha

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I'm personally thrilled that KSH won Daesang for Producer! I found his performance not only brilliant, but also extremely nuanced and detailed for an actor his age. So many of the little gestures he did, the little things he added on to his character's personality; Baek Seung-chan would've been an unrealistic caricature if it had been played by an actor with lesser calibre. Overall, I'm just so darn impressed that he can win two Daesangs in a row for two polar opposite characters. He didn't deserve it as much as JJH last year, but this one, I've got nothing to complain about.

I'd also like to add that Yoo Dong-geun and Cha Seung-won were so deserving too (in fact, everyone nominated was!). As for Ji Sung - well, my ear drums aren't strong enough for HJE's chalkboard-scratching, migraine inducing screeches so KHMH is never going back to my to-watch list. I haven't seen past ep 4, but I know Ji Sung's great. Maybe his time will come in MBC - they owe him a trophy, and the fans too.

Moving on, the liquor was very strong when the judges picked the best writing, because how exactly can Yong-pal even get nominated in that category, let alone win it? I'm not a big fan of Kim Tae-hee's acting and didn't see JOJ so her improvement is a good surprise for me. She isn't as deserving as Jang Nara, but I don't really have a huge issue with her win.

What irks me most is those random categories! Its so obvious they just wanted to satisfy the losers when they already had winners decided. Lame.

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yeaaa I feel that they weren't really gonna give Who are You 2015 any award but decided to give an award to Sohyun at the last minute .. her fans were also surprise yesterday because she wasn't even nominated ??

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Mandy, I'm totally with you on your views on KSH's nuanced acting, KMHM and KTH. Kim Soo Hyun is really deserving of this award.

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I wish they wouldn't make it so obvious the winners are going to be the people attending.

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Such depressing news in the morning. Nothing for Healer, JCW, Ji sung, And IRY????

Whyyy???

Yong-pal's writing over IRY?? KTH over JNR???

Losing my trust these award shows, ratings....

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teens love princess dreamy dress ??? I love Kim Sohyun's dress ???

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Korean Drama Awards be like "Give the awards to those who will attend the cerem

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Korean Drama Awards be like "Give the awards to those who will attend the ceremony" and the rest is history

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Kim Soo Hyun don't deserved this Daesang award nor last year.. I know he's a good actor, but his character choices alone were not that challenging to be nominated if you compared it to others.

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Since there are already so many random awards, couldn't they just make up another one just for Ji Sung? Best Looking Guy in Pink Award? Cutest High School Stalker Award? Hottest Badass in Guyliner Award?

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Or the Most Legendary fangirl.. err, fanboy..

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hahahaha, you guys. lols. Jisung needs to win an award and fans help him haha

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I do like kim soo hyun (tho i didn't finish producer) but another daesang? and over Ji sung? hmm..

I think an actor playing 7 different characters desreves that or at least Top Excellence (but that doesn't mean i think LJS don't desrves it either..on the contrry)

No comments on Misaeng since i didn't watch it yet (waiting for it to be subbed in my language since i want to watch it properly)

Best writing for Yong pal? say what now? it was good in the first episodes than went downhill shortly aftter. not that it was worse but not great..

KTH ?oh well..so that means the judges watch all the drama then? and still awarded best writing?

Glad for lim ji yeon and sooyoung. they did well in their dramas.

I know it's out of the blue award and just random but i was so so happy for Park Hae jin that he received something! he was amazing in Bad Guys! hope that next year he well get for CITT :) i agree about his growing popularity and he so deserves that after years being in the shadow as second lead..it's his turn to shine now!

Btw were i the only one that noticed that both PHJ and SKJ were doing some mark which related to Chese In The Trap with their hands? (yeap i'm a die hard fan of the webtoon)

KSH was so cute when she got an award! like a little princess..this one going to be great female lead.

And lastly i'm glad at least the OST of KMHM got recognition -_- it is really one of the best OST this year..

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script had to go to " i remember you"
"producer" is just a documentary section
"young-pal" is nonsense drama

poor thing that TVN is just a cable channel with powerful drama.

acting is not just about good looking actor/actress, when it's about acting so give the deasang to the best, not the most popular. ( i think KSH should receive a halyu star or smt).
Poor Ji sung, may be he's old ^^.

I think this is a SHOW , surely in SHOWBIZ :))

and Kim tae hee is just a crying beauty , so sad, i mean we need our truely talented actor/actress, not overacting, not under it.

i kinda love jang nara

let start DRAMABEANS AWARD !!!!
GO GO GIRLS

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?????agreed with every single word you said. Poor all the veteran actors who has no chance against KSH, he is just too popular not to get the crown coz this is showbiz afterall. I know KTH acting is improved but her win against Hwang Jung Eum, Park Shin Hye, and Jang Nara is similarly outrageous.
I agree with DRAMABEANS AWARDS- LET GIVE JISUNG THE BEST ACTOR
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let's just enjoy our drama, and let the media take care of the s#$t.

we have many drama on going and many man to observe haha

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The categories of "Top Excellence" and "Excellence" are weird too. Only can be found in Korea?

Being a "Top Excellence" loser is better than a "Excellence" winner?

Or "Top Excellence" is for A-listers and "Excellence" is for B-listers? Actors are only allowed to compete with those of similar status?

"Korea Drama Awards" should be renamed as "Jinju Drama Awards". It is sponsored by Jinju and the awards are only available to popular stars who the travelled the long distance from Seoul to Jinju.

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lol!! I think it's a "class-clash" thingy. A noble can only have a fight with another noble... Yeah...

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Why no HEALER!!!!

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I know! ??? let's all grab a bottle and mourn this.

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What a crappy way to give the awards . Awards are given to encourage actor and writers this lost its purpose. There no justice to the shows that did most work... Healer, i remember you or kill me heal me...(i am sure they know they did good job ) but yong pal best writing i am sure the writer must be him/herself be surprised (i don't care to even google it just give my 18 hours back) honestly everything in yong pal was fine and it was let down by writing and you give award for that (may be i miss read the award must be for worst writing)

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Congratulations to Jang Jane on her OST Award for Kill Me, Heal Me—a well-deserved award indeed.

Did all the judges only watch the first three weeks? Or fail to watch the other nominated dramas? (Those were: I Remember You, Misaeng, Yoo-na’s Street, and Maids.)

Waving hands to say don't forget about Punch. Although we're just a few months away from the end of the year - I'll certainly remember you Punch - much love!

When considering recent dramas: Misaeng, Punch, Kill Me Heal Me, and I Heard It Through the Grapevine are still the best/at the top of their game/lead the way thanks to stellar acting performances, superb writing skills, and powerful storytelling.

Dramas like Angry Mom, Falling for Innocence, Heart to Heart, I Remember You, My Beautiful Bride, My Beloved Eun-Dong, Pinocchio, and Yong Pal overall were deeply engaging and good too in their own right.

Kim Tae-Hee and Sooyoung are already beautiful women but their more recent hairstyles look so pretty on them adding that extra oomph not that either lady ever needed it of course. I had hoped to see pictures of Jung Kyung Ho escorting Sooyoung at the annual Korea Drama Awards.

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I agree, @August. Punch was overlooked for some unknown reason, albeit its magnificent story and the superb acting from two of the best actors of their respective generations.
I can see politics and tons of fans behind this award ceremony which is nothing new: It happens at Emmies, Oscars, Grammies and, sometimes, even at BAFTA Awards,- not to mention the rest European award policies: Spain loves to hate Pedro Almodovar, France lately prefers Americans at Cesars, blinking to Hollywood, especially after The Artist's successful career in the US and so on.

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1.What about Mask's screen play?
2.How about Best actress award for Oh my ghostess park bo young??
3.Best osd...Thank you -K.will OSD from warm and cozy??? Really I dont get these kind of nonsense awards....

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1) Mask started off with a bang and was most definitely addicting for many episodes. Regrettably it faltered along the way, couldn't maintain the high set of expectations, and sustain its intensity and suspense. Still I enjoyed Mask and loved all 4 leads.

2) Right now for me, the jury is still out on whether for 2015 Park Bo-Young should win Best Actress for Oh My Ghostess.

3) Disliked Warm & Cozy just as much as I did Big.

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What a joke in early morning, Korea losing their credibility of awards giving. this is all according to the popularity, specially daesang, Kim rae won or ji sung deserves it more, they are not treasuring their valuable actors. it's a shame.

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Song Ji Na should steal the writing award after making very ADDICTIVE drama of the YEAR... HEALER!!!! After all, its about the c**** rating!!!!

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I feel like Ji Sung is turning into Korean Leonardo. I am so sad that he didnt receive any award, its like they totally ignored the whole drama.
And I totally cannot accept Yong pal winning any of the award, neither I am happy to see Chanyeol receiving best new actor. I mean where is Yook Sungjae or Park Seo Joon from KmHM??

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I'm with you. I like Chanyoel as a member of exo, but YSJ deserves the award m. that web drama's episodes were short and the actors screen time was so short. then how did they judge his acting by that!
I watched the whole thing and I was really disappointed :(
at least my favorite ost got an award hehe

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wtf why is Ji Sung not getting the Daesang? I at least understand if they gave it to Lee Sung Min or Yoo Dong Gun but to Kim Soo Hyun. .....Producer was a good performance but not at that level.

for the red carpet, no one mentioned Jang Jane's pantsuit? I think she looks very chic and different from the usual boring Korean red carpet fashion. It's even in a bright colour!

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MAD.
Yong-pal? Scriptwriting award? WHAT? Should have been a no-brainer for I Remember You out of that crop of nominees. Was tightly written from start to finish.
Daesang for Kim Soo Hyun? Sorry but all the other nominees deserved it more than him - they had more challenging roles too, same for Kim Tae Hee's daesang.
Sigh, its a popularity contest after all now...Give it to KSH for Hallyu popularity & KTH gets it for the abnormally high ratings Yong-Pal got. It's just blatantly obvious.

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I have a feeling that I will be stoned to death by ji sung's fans but I also feel like doing some justice to the judges of the awards. Kim soo hyun definitely can act just as well as ji sung if given the role in kmhm. Ji sung may not be able to act bak sang chan (sorry can't spell correctly as I only watch thw show once) as well as kim soo hyun. It is easier to act the 7 characters in kmhm than that of BSC. I have taken acting class before and so I dare to say that. Having said that, maybe the prize should go to ji sung as kim soo hyun already got his last year.

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Err I can only see Ji Sung in the KMHM. No any other actor can do the same or better than him. But for Baek Sung Chan(KimSoHyun character in Producer). I think many actors can do it

but if compare JiSung in KMHM and KSH in Producer, who performed better, I will definitely choose JiSung. I am not saying that KSH can't act, just JiSung deserve more to win this award

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"It is easier to act the 7 characters in KMHM than that of BSC"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

sorry you want to feel like Ji Sung's fans will make you a victim but I can only laugh.

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hahahahahahahahahah too
what a funny comment, at best...

easy to play seven characters like ji sung did? imposible

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Would you like to elaborate, please? I'm sure there is no acting class whatsoever nor is there any acting professor that would teach something like that but I'm so open for further discussion since I may be completely wrong. It seems strange, though, that a performer who lays himself open to ridicule time and again without being humiliated at the end of the day would be considered less than a shy second male lead in a rom-com. I really, really need the other artistic perspective on this comparison because it sounds odd...

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I think you mean that the depiction of the 'everyday, average' character is very hard for any actor. That's true, but the role had its quirky elements (written in the script, not invented by the actor). Anyway I believe you hadn't explained to your acting teachers that the seven characters were done simultaneously. I know for a fact that one of the hardest thing in acting is acting in two different plays, therefore two different roles, in a night.

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Happy that Kim Tae Hee won an award.? but very sad JiSung didn't get an award? I Hope he will definity get award in MBC Awards.

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Why does Chanyeol even won an award?!? First there's a lot of better rookie out there, Nam Joo Hyuk, Sung Jae and Jisoo I think one from these 3 deserve it more. Second, its a webdrama out of all those bigger drama on tv a webdrama out of no where. And lastly Chanyeol didnt even did great on his acting on this webdrama, so tell me why?!? ?

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I think it's bcs award shows nowadays are all about the ratings. It's upsetting. Sungjae/Jisoo deserve it more. And poor chanyeol though. He got a lot hate from knetz bcs of this, he must have felt so embarassed. I blame the judge and his management

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Hey a big fan of chanyoel here heheh.

I feel bad for Chanyoel too, he is a good kid. But that web drama was made just for fangirling over exo members. It doesn't even deserve to get a nomination next to other dramas of this year ! but I guess due to the popularity of exo they must show in as much events as possible :P.

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NJH, Sung Jae and Jisoo were all busy and couldn't attend. The Exo kid could. That's basically the reasoning behind it.

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Or, Chanyeol was invited because they were going to give him an award. Meaning others did not come because they knew they wont win. Many people think you go to the award and you win, but its the other way around. They invite you if you will be winning. Or else how can it be a coincidence that every single time in every award function there's one top-award nominee present. Its not like the governing body will be okay with no one picking up the trophy a grand prize or something. KSH, LJS, KTH, Chanyeol, etc were invited with their knowledge that they'd be going home as winners. Thats why when other non-winner nominees show up, they make up weird categories to make them happy.

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Other than Misaeng, this year's winners were a dud. It's like they handed out awards based on popularity. Ji Sung should have won the Daesang hands down. I disagree with javabeans in that Kim Soo Hyun deserved his Daesang this year for The Producers more than his Daesang last year for You From Another Star. Do Min Joon was a memorable character; Baek Seung Chan was not. Quite frankly, The Producers was a boring drama. As soon as the nominees were announced, I expected Yook Sung Jae and Jo Soo Hyang to have New Actor and New Actress on lock. But Park Chan Yeol, seriously? And to have picked up two awards on top of that? What is Seo Kang Joon doing winning awards for acting? But most importantly, when will Ji Sung stop getting shafted!? At least Auditory Hallucination won OST. Choi Soo Young's short hair looks amazing on her.

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3 things:

1. WHY DIDN'T "Kill Me, Heal Me" get any awards?? Aside from the Best OST????? *confused*

2. Awww Kim Soo Hyun is always so kind and humble at these sorts of events :)))) I honestly don't know why netizens are going so crazy and getting so mad at him winning things... He deserves them :)

3. YAY!!! Lee Tae Im is FINALLY, yet slowly and surely, picking things up again and starting to attend events and is able to show her beautiful face again (seriously, the woman is beautiful ^.^), after that whole scandal O.O

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- I honestly don’t know why netizens are going so crazy and getting so mad at him winning things

They are not though. Maybe the ifans, but most of the comments (with over 7k upvotes since I last checked on Naver) were congratulating KSH even if some are still feeling bad about JS not winning anything. Its exactly how Javabeans feels, I guess. Knetz very rarely hate on KSH for anything ever. He's so very loved in SK :D

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Hhmmm... That's not only JB feels... We judge by what we saw them in their drama.. Not because we love one or hate other one... They both can act.. But imo Jisung in KMHM do better than KSH in Producers..

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What are you talking about? The OP said he/she wasn't sure why some are mad KSH got the award and I replied that many netz aren't mad. They just hoped JS would also win (like JB said in her post). I don't love any of them, so whatever. Just sayin the assessment wasn't accurate.

(also, I have no opinion on who should have won. They are both capable and deserving. Some might want JS to win, others are happy with KSH. That's life.)

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yeah pretty much confirms, if there was any doubt, that the awards are based off popularity and rating/money made and not pure talents or quailty of work. Of course in awards like this covering all dramas from all companies you always going to get those that miss out and even to be a nominated is a kind of nod of approval and recognition I guess. In regard to IRY and Jang Nara, I though they would get nothing in the way of rewards simply becuase of the low ratings the drama got and that turned out to be the case.

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I'm just happy Kim Tae Hee won an award but how about Joo-wonnie? :(

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She was sleeping first 7or 8 episodes in yong pal, what about top excellence, ok she can sleep well. i think there are more actresses who deserves this than her.

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Just listening to the song from Kill Me, Heal Me has me wanting to watch it all over again...and it's stuck in my head for the umpteenth time

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Oh my goodness!! Thank god I'm not the only one so stinkin disappointed after finding out the winners!!! I just want to go to Korea and start a protest about who REALLY deserves those awards!! I mean, yes I love Kim Soo Hyun just as much as the next person but when you got Ji Sung in the mix and Soo Hyun beats him, now I'm angry!! ;/

And Yong Pak gets the award for Best Screen Play?!!???!! Over I Rememeber You????!!! Are they trying to kill me??!!!!!! And Kim Tae hee gets the best actress award over Kim Hee Sun and Jang Nara???!! What is wrong with you judges???!!

And okay, this might be asking too much but Ji Soo wasn't even nominated?? ;( :( -_-

Ugh. Really disappointed me today KDA.

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Wait.a.second.

I just read that Lee Min Ho got a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

wat.

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hahahha, may be it's not true, if it's real then life is sucked :))

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LOL I just read that it's not true! I'd be flabbergasted even if it was Kim Soo Hyun that got it, they are just way too young IMO.

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So glad for park hae jin being awarded for bad guys even if its a random wtf award (KDA bussun?), finally he is getting the recognition he deserves.. As for the rest of the awards? What a joke. You can tell that there is no validity since noone except from the winners, attended.

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Looooveeee Kim So Hyun's dress, she looks so sweet and graceful without losing her innocence. Sooyoung's purple dress is so much better than red carpet one. Never saw Chanyeol before (not an EXO or Kpop fan) but he's tall and handsome. Too bad he can't act.

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"For all my grumbling, I can’t begrudge Kim Soo-hyun winning the Daesang, because for me he was the heart of The Producers, and without him I doubt I’d have been nearly as invested. I love that with all the accolades he’s racked up (as well as all that adoration and fanlove), he still gets teary-eyed to win an award."

My sentiments exactly. I love his acceptance speech and trying so hard to hold back the tears (but failed). You can tell he was genuinely overjoyed and appreciative of the award.

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GO HOME KDA2015, YOU ARE DRUNK!!!

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Tôi yêu Kim Soo Huyn ... m.n ỡ đây cmt nói rằng giải deasang ko dành cho soo huyn ... thật sự thì tôi không tức kũng ko gét nhưng 1 điều là tôi công nhận kill me heal me của Ji Sung rất hay. nhưng ỡ đây giải thuỡg lại thuộc về KSH thì m.n lại ngi ngờ về chỵn/jãi thưỡng ... tôi tháy tại sao jãi deasang ko thể thêm vào đk 1 hay 2 nhữg dv xuất sắc khác sao ??? Tại sao phãi duy nhất là 1 và lại nhắm vào KSH ... mà ko phãi aj khác
Sao m.n ko ngĩ là giải thưởng này nhận được cũng từ 1 phần đông nhất đó là phía khán giã và lượt bình chọn chĩ đơn giãn như v thôi m.n hãy ngĩ thữ xem

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can somebody translate this comment I can only understand kim soo hyun. :(

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she said
she loves KSH and even she love KSH ,she still thinks Jisung is deserved deasang more than any actor.
But KSH is still deserved for that award hahaha, and he is popular, the result is based on rating/fan.
the end.

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i think that she is ksh's hardcore fan. hahah.
and my english is bad, i only learn E when watching K DRAMA, and we are from vietnam too. ^^. no one is my idol :)). just love the skill of k writer.

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hehe hardcore fan indeed... thanks. English is not my native language as well, so don't worry no grammar nazi here last time i check :)

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"the one who came out of nowhere and ripped up the town playing in Who Are You—School 2015. "

Wasn't it YOOK SUNGJAE?? He is a trending actor-idol This is what his fans rave about??

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