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Park Yoo Chun is voted the most popular actor at the Seoul Drama Awards

A behind-the-scene story of SDA, by a Korea.com staff member

Korea.com has been voting in the People’s Choice of the Seoul Drama Awards since last year (2011). We attended the awards ceremony again this year. Thank you for supporting and showing interest in Korea.com and the Hallyu stars. Each one of your votes helped make the ceremony shine. Since K-pop and Hallyu culture have become popular all over the world, Korea.com will serve as a gateway to help fans gain access to cross-cultural communications and spread Hallyu.

The Seoul Drama Awards ceremony was held at the National Theater of Korea

On the first day of the SDA it rained a lot. The awards ceremony was held at the KBS Hall last year, but this year’s ceremony was held at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul. The N Seoul Tower, a popular tourist attraction, is located not far from the theater.

Doesn’t it look familiar? Yes, it has appeared in several TV series.

It was amazing to see popular actors and entertainers from popular TV series in person. As a staff member, I was honored to have the chance to report from behind the scenes of this special ceremony.

This year’s MCs: Han Go Eun and Shin Hyun Joon
Nam Bo Ra and Yeo Jin Goo of MBC’s series The Moon Embracing The Sun
Park Yoo Chun, Han Ji Min, and Jung Yoo Mi of SBS’s series Rooftop Prince

Let’s go see where the ceremony was held.

The stage is getting set for the ceremony.
(Soure: National Theater of Korea)

There were staff members around the stage to monitor the ceremony and to help the event run smoothly.

K-pop artists, including, MBLAQ, CNBlue, and 4minute, gave fantastic performances during the ceremony. Their breathtaking performances and passion were very impressive. Through their performances, it is easy to see the amazing power of K-pop.

Park Yoo Chun won the triple crown at the ceremony.

Rooftop Prince received the Best Hallyu Drama Award
<Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min>

Through the ceremony, I could tell that lots of fans from all over the world love Korean TV series and culture. To repay your love, I hope Korean TV series and programs will get even better in the future.

In addition, I hope there will be more chances for cultural exchange with various countries through global awards ceremonies like the Seoul Drama Awards.

We hope you’ll look forward to the Seoul Drama Awards in 2013.

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