Korea Buzz – Highlights of Seoul Drama Awards 2009


(Translated from 마이데일리) SS501 members (Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon) were seen at Seoul Drama Awards 2009 ceremony on11th September night at Seoul Olympic Park. They were collecting the “People’s Choice – Best Actor Award” voted by the netizens on behalf for Kim Hyun Joong. 

Summary of the winning awards of Seoul Drama Awards 2009 (Korea sector):

Best Picture – Mini Series Award: “Beethoven Virus” (MBC)

Best Picture – Long Excellence Award: “Story of a Man” (KBS)

People’s Choice – Best Drama Award: “Boys Over Flowers” (KBS)

People’s Choice – Best Actor Award: Kim Hyun Joong “Boys Over Flowers” (KBS)

People’s Choice – Best Actress Award: Moon Geun Young “The Painter of Wind” (SBS)

(source: 뉴스엔, translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)


(Moon Geun Young giving her speech after receiving “People’s Choice – Best Actress” award)


(“Boys Over Flowers” drama producer, Bae Jong Byeong, giving his speech after receiving “People’s Choice – Best Drama” award)


(Kim Hyun Joong’s fans showering love at the awards ceremony with their “Get Well Soon” banners.)

In addition, the singers who participated in Seoul Drama Awards 2009 ceremony include SS501 (Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon), T-Max (Shin Min Chul, Park Yoon Ha, Kim Joon), Park Hyo Shin and So Nyeo Shi Dae’s Tae Yeon.

Video of Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon with “U R Man” song performance + award presentation (on behalf for Kim Hyun Joong):

Video of T-Max with “Paradise” song performance:

Catch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0kVl4JGdv0

Video of Park Hyo Shin and So Nyeo Shi Dae’s Tae Yeon with “Snow Flower” song special stage performance:

More pictures at Seoul Drama Awards 2009 ceremony:

Korea Buzz – T-Max to Perform at Seoul Drama Awards 2009


(Translated from 경향신문) “Boy over Flowers” drama theme song (“Paradise”) singer group, T-Max (Shin Min Chul, Park Yoon Ha, Kim Joon), is going to have a special congratulatory performance at Seoul Drama Awards 2009 held tonight at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park.

At the voting event for “Popular Drama OST” held in conjunction by Seoul Drama Awards and cyworld, T-Max got in second in place for their song “Paradise” and were invited for special performance appearance tonight. And also, Kim Joon who played the role of “Song Woobin” in “Boys over Flowers” drama is expected to heat up the event.

The event organizer said, “We invited T-Max as our special guest as “Boys over Flowers” drama OST creates the most topics in year 2009.” “T-Max is also anticipated to heat up the drama awards event atmosphere.”

Meanwhile, at the results for online voting event (Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress) held from 11th July to 30th August by Seoul Drama Awards 2009 and Yahoo!Korea,  the power of F4 is seen as all the members are in the top 10 for “Best Actor” category.

Kim Hyun Joong is ranked first in place and Lee Min Ho is third in place. Kim Joon who is ninth in ranking is going to perform at the awards ceremony stage.

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Korea Buzz – Seoul Drama Awards 2009 Surprise Events

(Translated from 경제투데이) SDA (Seoul Drama Awards) 2009 have in-line 4 actors’ days. The first to start is Lee Sun Gyun followed by Yoon Sang Hyun, F4 (Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon) and Lee Jun Ki.

As part of the celebrations for SDA 2009 this year, they have specified 4 special actors’ days namely Lee Sun Gyun’s Day, Yoon Sang Hyun’s Day, F4’s Day and Lee Jun Ki’s Day from 5th September to 8th September respectively. The related events will be held at Gwanghwamum Sejong Centre Central Square stairs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 

During Lee Sun Gyun’s Day, the highlights of dramas are “My Sweet City”, “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince” and “White Tower”. The video of the dramas will be screened. Fans are able to attend this event and spend a sweet time together with Lee Sun Gyun on this day. During Yoon Sang Hyun’s Day, the highlights of dramas are “Queen of Housewives”, “The Secret of Keu Keu Island” and “Winter Bird”. The videos of these dramas will also be screened. At F4’s Day, “Boys over Flowers” drama will be screened. And at Lee Jun Ki’s Day, the highlights of dramas are “Iljimae”, “Time Between Dog And Wolf” and “My Girl” and they will also be screened.

Meanwhile, in the awards this year, Moon Geun Young from “The Painter of The Wind”, Kim Myung Min from “Beethoven Virus” and Park Yong Ha “A Man’s Story” are facing a tight compeition from world-wide drama actors. The awards ceremony will be held on 11th September at 6:30pm for 2 hours in Olympic Hall in Olympic Park.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

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


(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.

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

Do not miss it!~ ^^

Korea Buzz – Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 (SDA 2009 Festival)

The online voting event organized by Yahoo!Korea for Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 (SDA 2009 Festival) has just ended at 11:59pm (KRT) on 30th August!

These are the final voting results (chosen by overseas) i got from on-screen. The top ranking drama is “Boys over Flowers”, top ranking actor is Kim Hyun Joong from “Boys over Flowers” and top ranking actress is Moon Geun Young from “The Painter of The Wind”.

Top Ranking Drama:
1st: “Boys over Flowers”
2nd: “Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief”
3rd: “The Painter of The Wind”

Top Ranking Actor:
1st: Kim Hyun Joong “Boys over Flowers”
2nd: Lee Jun Ki “Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief”
3rd: Lee Min Ho “Boys over Flowers”

Top Ranking Actress:
1st: Moon Geun Young “The Painter of The Wind”
2nd: Han Hyo Joo “Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief”
3rd: Goo Hye Sun “Boys over Flowers”

I’ll blog more on SDA 2009 Festival in Korea when more latest news come on.

SDA 2009 Festival will start from 4 September to 13 September. You can read more details on https://gongjunim.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/seoul-international-drama-awards-2009-sda-2009-festival/.


The competition is real tight! Looking forward to SDA 2009! ^^

Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 (SDA 2009 Festival)


Seoul International Drama Awards is coming to their 4th year this year.

In this year, SDA 2009 Festival will start from 4 September ~ 13 September  2009 for a period of 10 days in Seoul. The slogan for this year SDA 2009 Festival is “Show your drama, Share the World“. There will be a series of events scheduled in line including drama OST concert, showcase & event, awards ceremony and farewell party. The awards ceremony will be held on 11th September at Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul. All these events will make this year festival even more anticipating and interesting.

In view to SDA 2009 Festival, there is an online voting event specially opened for the public to pick out their Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress. The online voting period will start from 13th July to 31st August 2009 at Yahoo! Korea website.

To cast your vote for Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress, you can go to: http://kr.news.yahoo.com/event/sda2009/index.html.

For SDA 2009 Festival details, you can go to their official website (English): http://www.seouldrama.org/main/index.php?lang=en



There is an event campaign titled “2009 Dream Story with Seoul City” held at the website. One of the events is a picture creation contest where you can create your own picture taken with your favourite Hallyu celebrities. You can go to http://kr.news.yahoo.com/event/sda2009/en_event1.html to have yours specially made! The online contest will run from 13th July to 30th August 2009. The final winner will be announced via Yahoo! Korea on 7th September. You can check out what you can stand to win if you take part in this contest as below!

[Gifts for Events ] (source: http://kr.blog.yahoo.com/sdf2008@ymail.com/138)   

1) Date with Star  
 – For Special Prize for one       
  Round trip Air Plane tick to Seoul for 2 people +  opportunity to meet Korean Star (TBA)

 – For Ten of event winners
Round trip Air Plane tick to Seoul for 2 people  ( 6 months open ticket )

2) Seoul City Tour with “Hallyu Bus”
– For Six of event winners
  Round trip Air Plane tick to Seoul for 2 people  ( 6 months open ticket ) 

*  Each of winners will receive the detail gift information by e-mail from Seoul city staff
*  IF Any of winners want to join the SDA 2009 ceremony on Sep 11th
    SDA ticket will be provided after winner confirmation

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Do not miss out SDA 2009 Festival! ❤
Hurry and take part in the online events today! ^^