Poster for "Secret Garden" (top) and "SungKyunKwan Scandal" (bottom) [SBS/KBS]
Chinese TV series "Three Kingdoms" won the grand prize of the sixth annual Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA) held last night, beating out a total of 204 dramas from 37 countries.
"Three Kingdoms," based on the novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Luo Guanzhong, is a 95-part series which began its run in China on May 2010.
The top excellence for feature series went to Romanian drama "In the Name of Honour" and excellence award to Brazilian show "Passione" while veteran actress Na Moon-hee received the best actress award for her role in the short TV series "It's me, Grandma."
JYJ member Park Yuchun, who made his acting debut last year, received two honors including the Asia Popularity Award and Best Hallyu Drama Actor Award for his role in KBS' drama "SungKyunKwan Scandal."
SBS' hit series "Secret Garden," starring Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won, took home three awards; for Best Hallyu Drama Director to producer Shin Woo-chul, Best Hallyu Drama Writer to scenarist Kim Eun-sook and Best Original Soundtrack for song "That Woman" by songstress Baek Ji-young.
This year's festivities were hosted by Hallyu star Ryu Si-won and Han Go-eun and featured performances by girl group T-ara, boy band BEAST and Baek Ji-young.
Seoul International Drama Awards 2011 - List of Winners
- International Category
▲ Grand Prize : "Three Kingdoms" (China)
▲ Top Excellence (Feature): "In the Name of Honour" (Romania)
▲ Excellence (Feature): "Passione" (Brazil)
▲ Top Excellence (Miniseries): "Luther" (England)
▲ Excellence (Miniseries): "The Pillars of the Earth" (Germany)
▲ Top Excellence (Short): "Shades of Happiness" (Germany)
▲ Excellence (Short): "When Harvey Met Bob" (Ireland)
▲ Special: "Eagle Four" (Afghanistan), "The Amazing Extraordinary Friends 5" (New Zealand)
▲ Invitational: "The Walking Dead" (USA)
▲ Best Director: Miguel Alexandre, "Shades of Happiness" (Germany)
▲ Best Writer: Albert Espinosa, "The Red Band Society" (Spain)
▲ Best Actor: Jianbin Chen, "Three Kingdoms" (China)
▲ Best Actress: Na Moon Hee, "It’s Me, Grandma" (Korea)
▲ Asia Popularity: Park Yuchun (Korea), Xiaotong Yu (China), Ryunosuke Kamiki (Japan), Man Shu Jian (Taiwan), Charmaine Sheh (Hong Kong)
- Domestic Category
▲ Hallyu Drama Top Excellence: "Marry Me, Mary"
▲ Hallyu Drama Excellence: "SungKyunKwan Scandal"
▲ Best Hallyu Drama Director: Shin Woo-chul, "Secret Garden"
▲ Best Hallyu Drama Writer: Kim Eun-sook, "Secret Garden"
▲ Best Hallyu Drama Actor: Park Yuchun, "Sungkyunkwan Scandal"
▲ Best Hallyu Drama Actress: Moon Geun-young, "Marry Me, Mary"
▲ Best Hallyu Drama Soundtrack: Baek Ji-young, "Secret Garden" soundtrack - "That Woman”
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