The Korea Drama Awards is a South Korean awards ceremony for excellence in local television. Ever since its inception in 2007, it has been held each October in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province. The eligibility period is September of the previous year to October of the current year. Nominees are chosen from Korean dramas that aired on the three major broadcasting networks (KBS, MBC, and SBS) and cable channels.
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Kim Sang Joong Daesang Award
(Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)
Gil Dong is born as the son of servant Ah Mo Gae, in a society in which servants have no legal standing. After years of horrible treatment by the nobility, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Meanwhile, King Yeonsan slowly becomesa tyrannical king who oppresses the lives of the common people. Against all odds, can Gil Dong champion the rights of the common people on his path to becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist?
Actor Kim Sang Joong won the Grand Prize for his performance as Amogae (the nameless one) in MBC’s Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People. During his acceptance speech, he dedicated his award to the drama’s team as he said, “This award is not just for me. I believe it is an award that celebrates the cast and crew who I worked with as we all took on the difficult challenge of a historical drama and did our best for six months. I accept this award with a humble and grateful heart.”
Excellence Awards for Best Drama Series
The Emperor: Owner of the Mask - In the 1700's, Crown Prince Lee Sun fights against Pyunsoo hwe, an organization that has accumulated power and wealth through privatizing water all over Joseon. He becomes a hope for the people who suffer. Ga-Eun is the woman Crown Prince Lee Sun loves and she helps him grow as a ruler.
Goblin- Kim Shin is a Goblin who is cursed with immortality and uses his powers to help others. He lives together with a Grim Reaper who has amnesia and can't remember his past. To end his immortality, Shin must search for a human bride who can pull out the sword in his chest and return him to ashes. He meets Ji Eun Tak, a high school student who, despite her painful reality, remains optimistic and ends up falling in love with the Goblin.
Best Producer & Best Screenwriter
Lee Jang Soo
Park Hye Jin
Top Excellence Awards for Leading Actor/Actress
Excellence Awards for Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Best New Actor & Actress
Hallyu Star Awards
Popular Character Awards
(Park Joong Won in Goblin)
(Ghost in Goblin)
Star of the Year Award:
Best Global Management Award: