08/19 / 09 [news] Seoul Drama Awards, male popularity award ‘Lee Junki- Kim HyunJoong fierce competition
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In to its 4th year, Seoul Drama Awards 2009 (below indicated as SDA) will be held on 11-Sep at Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall, Bangee-dong, Seoul.
The organizing committee for SDA held a press conference at Press Center on 19-Aug at 11am. They revealed “The leading popularity awards for male and female category for this year’s SDA are Lee JunKi and Moon GeunYoung respectively. Popular production seems to be SBS ‘IlJiMae’. Especially in male popularity awards, there is a fierce competition between ‘Iijimae’ Lee JunKi and ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Kim HyunJoong.”
The voting for popularity is held through website yahoo Korea from 13-Jul to 30-Aug, and at the current status on 19-Aug, netizens from 50 countries worldwide participated casting more than 1.5million votes in a day, confirming SDA’s status worldwide.
In addition, Kim MyungMin (mini series), Park YongHa (feature film), Antony Starr from New Zealand, Akira Kume from Japan were nominated for male actor award. Moon GeunYoung (mini series) and a diverse nationality of female actresses were nominated for the female actress award.
There will be fanmeeting, drama premieres, congratulary events, etc, held from 4~ 13-Sep, a total of 10 days, at KwangHwaMoon plaza for the citizens.
08/19 / 09 [news] Lee JunKi or Kim HyunJoong to be crowned?
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Lee JunKi’s SBS ‘Iijimae’ released last year is currently on the first place for the male actor popularity award for Seoul Drama Awards, making it very likely that he will be crowned for the 2nd consecutive time. However, KBS 2TV ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Kim HyunJoong is following close behind on the 2nd place.
SDA organizing committee with Yahoo Korea is currently holding this online popularity poll for these actors from 13-Jul to 30-Aug.
More than 50 countries participated in the voting including Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and other Asian countries, in addition, USA, Canada, England, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Bolivia, Sweden, etc also participated in the voting. More than 1 million voters voted a day and voters are increasing as the final day for voting draws nearer.
Based on the calculation of mid-total as on 17-Aug, Lee JunKi gained the 1st place with 38.5% of votes for male actor award. Kim HyunJoong is 2nd place with 37.0%, making a mere difference of 1.5%.
Lee JunKi won the 1st place last year for this award and the drama he acted in, MBC ‘Dog & Wolf Time’ also won 1st for popular drama award. Though ‘Iijimae’ which Lee JunKi acted in is also running for the 1st place for the drama award this year, Lee JunKi will have a tough competition from Kim HyunJoong.
For female actress award, Moon GeunYoung from ‘Painter of the Wind’ is currently 1st with 35.3% votes.
These popularity awards will be presented at Seoul Drama Awards held on 11-Sep, 6pm at Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall, Bangee-dong, Seoul.