Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2011 in Singapore

Dear all readers,

Annyeong~!! It has been a long time since I have last blogged due to busy work~ My sincere apologies~!!

Anyway, I have a very good news to share~ I guessed by now almost all Kpop fans have come to know that Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2011 is going to be held in Singapore Indoor Stadium on coming 29 November (Tuesday).

For this year, there will be a number of dazzling stars namely from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore etc who will be gracing this annual Kpop mega awards event. As up to date (of 19 November 2011), the confirmed Korean artiste attendees (award presenters) are Lee Byung Hun, Song Seung Hun, Go Soo, Song Joong Ki, Park Si Hoo, Ji Sung, Oh Ji Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, Bae Soo-bin, Kim Sung Soo, Kim Hee Sun, Han Chae Young, Han Hyo Joo, Yoon Eun Hye, Kim Min Hee, Nam Gyuri, Park Si Yeon, Kang Sora, Yoon Seung Ah. As for the Korean artiste performers, they include Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Kim Hyun Joong, Miss A, BEAST, Hyuna. And more to unveil soon~! 

A special exclusive Thank You treat for foreigners who are attending MAMA 2011 in Singapore~!

We’ll require 100 respondents (Foreigners who are coming to Singapore to attend MAMA 2011) to complete a short survey and you’ll get to collect a free token MAMA gift. Only foreigners (except Singaporeans) are eligible to take part in this short survey. Please take note that only the first 100 foreign respondents who completed this survey will be able to receive the free token gift. More details will be revealed shortly later (Please be patient as more confirmation will be needed).

If you are a foreigner who is attending MAMA 2011 in Singapore, please kindly drop your particulars (Name, Age, Nationality, Email address) by commenting below~! Or if you have any overseas friends who are coming to Singapore for the awards event, please spread to them too~! Looking forward to participation from Kpop fans all around the globe~! ^^

Latest Update (as at 23 November):
As Gongjunim (me) will not be aliasing further for this survey project, all foreign respondents who have left their personal particulars here will have to wait for the survey confirmation from the respective personnel.

Once again, thank you for reading and hope all of you will have an enjoyable time at MAMA 2011~! ^^

You can check out more details on MAMA 2011 via their official Facebook page here.

(MAMA 2011 is jointly produced by Mnet and Mediacorp Vizpro International.)

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Korea Buzz – Lee Seung Gi To Make Singer Comeback in End October

Actor cum singer Lee Seung Gi is going to make his comeback as a singer after 2 years.

During this while, Lee Seung Gi who has been actively involved in entertainment variety programmes and dramas is planning to make his singer comeback with his 5th album at the end of October. It has been 2 years since his 4th album “Shadow” which was released on 2009.

In particularly, Lee Seung Gi has also shown his other side as a singer song-writer by taking part in the lyrics writing and song composing for this new album.   

The new song title “Love Generation” is jointly produced by Lee Seung Gi and Ra.D. The song melody expresses on the exciteness of a guy who has fallen into love. There is also a rap which follows at the second part of the song.

Lee Seung Gi’s management agency, Hook Entertainment, has also said, “This song is specially sang by Lee Seung Gi to all solos who are in their 20s and have dreamt of being in love for once.”, “Han Hyo Joo has also participated directly in this song by doing the narration.”

(Translation copyrights credit: gongjunim.wordpress.com, with thanks to 마이데일리)

 Can’t wait for this new album release….!! ❤ ^.~

 

Korea Buzz – “The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards 2010” Winners Unveiled

(Translated from 뉴스엔) This year, the 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards does not have any unusual change. Actress Go Hyun Jung and “Haeundae” movie director Yoon Jae Kyun held the glory of “DaeSung” together. Go Hyun Jung is awarded the “DaeSung” through her role at drama “Queen SeonDeok” at the TV Section and Director Yoon Jae Kyun is being awarded “DaeSung” for his directed movie “Haeundae”.

◇The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards 2010 Winners List

★ Movie Section
▲DaeSung (Grand Award)= Yoon Jae Kyun (“Haeundae”’s Director)
▲Best Production= “National Athlete”
▲Best Producer= Jang Hoon (“Secret Reunion”)
▲Best New Producer= Lee Ho Jae (“The Scam”)
▲Best Outstanding Actor= Ha Jung Woo (“National Athlete”)
▲Best Outstanding Actress= Ha Ji Won(“Closer to Heaven”)
▲Best New Actor= Lee Min Ki (“Haeundae”)
▲Best New Actress= Jo An (“Lifting King Kong”)
▲Best Screenplay(Best Scenario)= Jang Min Suk (“Secret Reunion”)
▲High One Resort Male Popularity= Jang Geun Suk (“Itaewon Murder Case”)
▲High One Resort Female Popularity= Choi Kang Hee (“Ae-ja”)

★ TV Section
▲DaeSung (Grand Award)= Go Hyun Jung (MBC “Queen SeonDeok”)
▲Best Production (Drama)= KBS 2TV “IRIS”
▲Best Production (Culture)= MBC “Tears of the Amazon”
▲Best Production (Entertainment)= MBC “High Kick Through the Roof”
▲Best Producer= Go Dong Seon (MBC “Queen of Housewives”)
▲Best New Producer= Yoo Hyun Gi (KBS 2TV “God of Study”)
▲Best Outstanding Actor= Lee Byung Hun (KBS 2TV “IRIS”)
▲Best Outstanding Actress= Kim Nam Joo (MBC “Queen of Housewives”)
▲Best New Actor= Kim Nam Gil (MBC “Queen SeonDeok”)
▲Best New Actress= Hwang Jung Eum (MBC “High Kick Through The Roof”)
▲TV Entertainer(Male)= Park Sung Ho (KBS 2TV “Gag Concert”)
▲TV Entertainer(Female)= Kang Yoo Mi Ahn Young Mi (KBS 2TV “Gag Concert”)
▲Best Screenplay= Chun Sung Il (KBS 2TV “Chuno”)
▲ High One Resort Male Popularity= Lee Seung Gi (SBS “Brillant Legacy”)
▲ High One Resort Female Popularity= Yoona (MBC “Cinderella Man”)

★ Special Awards
▲Merit Award= Bae Sam Ryong
▲Instyle Award= Son Ye Jin

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

The MCs for this year BaekSang Arts Awards ceremony are Lee Hwi Jae and Kim Ah Joong. The artistes who graced the awards event include Go Hyun Jung, Ha Ji Won, Lee Byung Hun, Kim Nam Joo, Ha Jung Woo, Sun Woo Sun, Son Ye Jin, So Ji Sub, Kim Nam Gil, Lee Min Ho, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Min Jung, Seo Woo, Jo An, Lee Min Ki, Choi Kang Hee, Park Bo Young, Yoona, Hwang Jung Eum, Shin Se Kyung, Kim Ji Suk, Jung Yong Hwa, Yoon Shi Yoon, Choi Daniel etc.

Here are some videos of “The 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010”:

Video cap of the red carpet ceremony held before the awards ceremony:

Lee Min Ho and Yoona presenting TV Section “Best New Actor Award” and “Best New Actress Award” + Kim Nam Gil and Hwang Jung Eum’s award acceptance speech:

Jang Geun Suk and Moon Geun Young presenting TV Section “Best Outstanding Actor Award” and “Best Outstanding Actress Award”:

Jang Geun Suk’s award acceptance speech for “Male Popularity Award” (Movie Section):

Lee Seung Gi and Yoona’s award acceptance speech for “Male Popularity Award” and “Female Popularity Award” (TV Section):

So Nyeo Shi Dae’s special stage performance of “Run Devil Run”:

Minho is looking great with a refreshed look at the red carpet ceremony:

More photos at the red carpet ceremony:

Looking forward to the BaekSang Awards next year~! Fighting~! <3333333 ^^

(videos credit – penquin2006, ffsaints, raine210, quachthanhdinh, SmoothyEco01)

Korea Buzz – Lee Seung Gi Took 1st Place For “46th BaekSang Arts Awards” Male Popularity Award

(Translated from 마이데일리) Lee Seung Gi who is actively involved in various fields such as drama, entertainment, pop song and CF last year has won the 1st place Male Popularity award for TV/movie section for “The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards” due to overwhelming votes.

On March 23 night where the voting for Popularity awards closes, Lee Seung Gi has secured himself at the 1st place with 53% votes. Following behind are Dong Bang Shin Ki Jung YunHo, Kim Nam Gil, Jang Geun Suk and Lee Jun Ki.

And also other than the Popularity award, Lee Seung Gi is also being nominated for the Best Male Newcomer and Best Entertainer awards, altogether 3 award nominations in total. Lee Seung Gi who got his nick name as “70% Viewership Man” through “2Days 1Night” programme is heatly anticipated by netizens on what results he is going to obtain at “The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards”.

For the Female Popularity award, the results came down to So Nyeo Shi Dae’s Yoona. The following behind are Yoon Eun Hye, Han Hyo Joo and Hwang Jung Eum.

“The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards” will be held on March 26 at 8pm in Seoul National Theatre (Haeoreum Theatre).

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Congrats to Lee Seung Gi and Yoona~!

Korea Buzz – The 46th Annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010

The 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010 is coming soon!

This year, the BaekSang Arts Awards will be held at National Theatre (Haeoreum Theatre) on 26 March (Friday) from 8pm to 10pm and the awards programme will be broadcasted via KBS 2TV.

The MCs for the awards ceremony will be Lee Hwi Jae and actress Kim Ah Joong.

The awards are divided into 2 sections – Movie and TV sections.

Gongjunim shall focus on TV section which is gaining much more attention. 

Nominees for the 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards (TV Section):

Best TV Drama:
Queen of Housewives (MBC)
Queen SeonDeok (MBC)
IRIS (KBS2)
Brillant Legacy (SBS)
Chuno (KBS2)

Best Producer:
Hong Sung Chang (SBS – You’re Beautiful)
Go Dong Seon, Kim Min Sik (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Park Hong Gyun, Kim Geun Hong (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Kim Gyu Tae, Yang Yoon Ho (KBS2 – IRIS)
Kim Byung Wook, Kim Young Gi, Jo Chan Joo (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2) 

Best New Producer:
Kwak Jung Hwan (KBS2 – Chuno)
Park Young Soo (SBS – Glory of Family)
Baek Soo Chan (SBS – Dream)
Jin Hyuk (SBS – Brillant Legacy)
Yoo Hyun Gi (KBS2 – God of Study)

Best Outstanding / Excellence Actor:
Kim Soo Ro (KBS2 – God of Study)
So Ji Sub (SBS – Cain & Abel)
Lee Byung Hun (KBS2 – IRIS)
Yoon Sang Hyun (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Jang Hyuk (KBS2 – Chuno)

Best Outstanding / Excellence Actress:
Kim Tae Hee (KBS2 – IRIS)
Kim So Yeon (KBS2 – IRIS)
Kim Nam Joo (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Go Hyun Jung (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Han Hyo Joo (SBS – Brilliant Legacy)

Best New Actor:
Kim Nam Gil (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Lee Seung Gi (SBS – Brilliant Legacy)
Yoo Seung Ho (KBS2 – God of Study)
Yoon Shi Yoon (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2) 
Daniel Choi (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2)

Best New Actress:
Go Ah Sung (KBS2 – God of Study)
Seo Woo (MBC – Tamra, The Island)
Shin Se Kyung (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2)
Lee Min Jung (SBS – Smile, You)
Hwang Jung Eum (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2)

Best Entertainer (Male):
Kang Ho Dong
Park Sung Ho
Lee Seung Gi
Lee Soo Geun
Yoo Jae Suk

Best Entertainer (Female):
Kang Yoo Mi
Park Ji Sun
Song Eun Yi
Ahn Young Mi
Lee Hyo Ri

Best Screenplay:
Park Ji Eun (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Kim Young Hwan, Park Sang Yeon (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Lee Jae Yoon, Shin Jae Won, Lee Ji Hyang, Choi Yi Rang, Bae Jong Byung  (MBC – Tamra, The Island)
So Hyun Kyung (SBS – Brilliant Legacy)
Chun Sung Il (KBS2 – Chuno)

For more details on the TV awards section coverage and Best Popularity Awards, you can go to here.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Do not miss the 46th Annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010~! ^^

Korean Drama – Oh! My Lady (SBS) and Dong Yi (MBC) Airs On March 22

There will be 2 new dramas airing on tomorrow (March 22) in Korea via SBS and MBC channels!

They are “Oh! My Lady” and “Dong Yi”.

“Oh! My Lady” is a modern romantic comedy and its cast include Chae Rim, Choi Si Won (Super Junior), Lee Hyun Woo and Park Han Byul. It will air via SBS channel at 8:50pm (KRT) on every Monday and Tuesday starting from March 22. “Dong Yi” is a historical drama and its cast include Han Hyo Joo, Ji Jin Hee, Bae Soo Bin and Lee So Yeon. It will air via MBC channel at 9:55pm (KRT) on every Monday and Tuesday starting from March 22.

(credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

“Oh! My Lady” has released a ten-minute drama trailer recently. The whole drama is of a romantic funny genre and many will enjoy the fun plot. ^^

“Oh! My Lady” ten-minute drama trailer:

“Dong Yi” drama trailer is absolutely grand and it looks like it is going to be another epic historical drama. ^^

“Dong Yi” 40-seconds drama trailer:

Both dramas look really good~! Do not miss it~! Fighting~! ^^

Korea Buzz – Kim Hyun Joong Gets 1st Place for Best Male Actor in “SDA 2009”

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(Translated from 일간스포츠) Kim Hyun Joong was voted the best actor as he got the 1st place for Best Male Actor category in “SDA 2009” (Seoul Drama Awards 2009). Kim Hyun Joong has received many support votes from netizens over Korea, Japan and other overseas countries in the online voting event for “SDA 2009”. The awards ceremony will be held in the coming 11th September at Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul.

Kim Hyun Joong has received a lot of love and support for his role “Yoon Ji Hoon” in KBS 2TV “Boys over Flowers” drama. Lee Jun Ki was 2nd in place for Best Male Actor category for his role in SBS TV “Il Ji-Mae” drama. As for Best Female Actress category, Moon Geun Young was ranked 1st for her role in SBS TV “The Painter of The Wind” drama and Han Hyo Joo is in 2nd place for her role in SBS “Il Ji-Mae” drama.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

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SDA Ceremony: Sept 11th (Friday), 6:30pm @ Olympic Hall in Olympic Park (broadcast via KBS 2TV).

Do not miss it!~ ^^