<Notes of KOREA.COM staff members on the scenes of SDA 2011 ceremony awards >
The Seoul International Drama Awards 2011 ceremony was held on August 31, 2011, at the KBS Hall.
KOREA.COM staff members, who provided support and arrangements for the voting from across the world for SDA 2011, attended the ceremony as part of the staging and maintenance crew for the event. It was a great honor to see the wonderful Korean stars and the brilliant awards with our own eyes. We also invited to the awards two writers from Singapore who have long endeavored to deliver interesting news and other content for KOREA.COM. The charged atmosphere and excitement at the event reflect how powerfully the Korean Wave has spread around the world. The hall was densely packed with people from overseas. It was great to see so many famous faces from both at home and abroad in attendance. The event featured some fantastic performances, and our two visiting writers seemed to enjoy it tremendously.
<Park Yuchun, the winner of Best Actor at SDA 2011>
Park Yuchun won Best Actor. He had the audience in the palm of his hand with his good looks and charm. Female fans from overseas never stopped shouting out acclamations toward him. Park Yuchun is definitely headed towards becoming a global star of stage and screen.
<Baek Ji Young, the winner of Best Theme Song at SDA 2011>
<Ryu Si Won and Han Go Eun, two main emcees of the SDA 2011 ceremony>
<Scenes from T-ara’s performance at the awards>
<B2ST’s fantastic performance showed off their powerful group dancing and perfect singing abilities>
<Arirang Party’s performance, a fantastic combination of Korean traditional and Western artistic elements>
We also had the got to take in some outstanding Korean traditional dance performances. Thanks to such efforts to spread the Korean cultural and artistic esthetic throughout the world, Korea is making a name for itself globally, currently enjoying a lot of much appreciated attention from across the world in the form of the Korean Wave.
As a leading English-language website featuring Korean content, KOREA.COM will continue to provide support to events like SDA 2011 in order to give an even greater boost to the Korean Wave while also continuing its efforts to offer a far wider range of interesting news and video content on Korea to visitors to KOREA.COM.
Translated by Seongeun Moon / Korea.com