Winners Of The “14th Seoul International Drama Awards 2019”

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Israeli drama On the Spectrum achieved this year’s Grand Prize at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2019.

Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and the Korean Broadcasters Association team up to organize the 14th Seoul International Drama Awards. It was held on August 28 at the Kyunghee University Grand Peace Hall.

The entries received this year set a record for the award-giving body with 270 entries from 61 countries. It bestowed the Grand Prize to one drama with the most outstanding artistry, originality, and popularity among the categories: TV movie, mini-series, serial drama, and comedy.

On The Spectrum

Israeli Drama ‘On the Spectrum’ is the winner of this year’s SDA Grand Prize

On The Spectrum, an Israeli drama received this year’s Grand Prize.  It is a series 10-episode series about three adults being diagnosed with autism-related disorders.

The drama showed how the characters struggle and fight their social anxiety disorders and unrequited love amidst their unique lives.

Director Chan-wook park, Writer Michael Lesslie and Claire Wilson

The Golden Bird Prize in Mini-Series Category, ‘Little Drummer Girl’ / Director Chan-wook park, Writer Michael Lesslie and Claire Wilson

The Little Drummer Girls received the Golden Bird Prize, directed by Director Park Chan Wook. This 6-episode series aired on BBC and AMC.

The drama garnered positive feedback from the jury owing to its completeness and qualities comparable to theater movies.

Mika Kurvinen

‘Invisible Heroes’ from Finland awarded the Silver Bird Prize in Mini-Series category

Invisible Heroes from Finland wins the Silver Bird Prize. It narrates an untold true story about a Chilean diplomat who risked everything to help the people in need when the military coup d’état broke out in the city.

The Little Drummer Girls and Invisible Heroes won the award in the Mini-series category.

Theo Maassen

‘Billy’ from Netherland awarded the Golden Bird Prize in TV Movie category / Theo Maassen

Netherland’s Billy claimed the Golden Bird Prize for TV Movie category. Billy tells the story of Gerad de Groot, a famous ventriloquist, and his famous puppet Billy.

The winner for the Silver Bird Prize in the same category went to Bauhaus from Germany. A film set in 1921 which tells the story of a young artist who opened a new ear after the Weimar-ear in Berlin.

Xie Pupeng

‘The Golden Eyes’ from China awarded the Golden Bird Prize in Serial Drama category / Xie Pupeng

Golden Eyes, a 56-episode Chinese adventure fantasy serial drama received the Golden Bird Prize in the Serial Drama category.

The  25-episode Turkish drama Crash won the Silver Bird Prize. The drama of Kadir Adali, who committed suicide after losing his family in a terrorist attack.

Marjia Perovic

The Jury’s Special Prize awarded to ‘Breast’ / Marjia Perovic


Kun Li, Ning Liu

The Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year ‘Ashes of Love’ from China


Mayenzeke Baza

The Jury’s Special Prize awarded to ‘The Herd’ / Mayenzeke Baza


Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

The Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year Kim’s Convenience Canada/ Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Montenegro’s Breasts and The Herd of South Africa claimed the Jury’s Special Prize award. While Ashes of Love from China and Kim’s Convenience received the honors as Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year.

Dong-wook Kim

The Best Actor Prize /Dong-wook Kim

For individual categories, Kim Dong Wook was awarded as the Best Actor of Seoul Drama Awards 2019. He was the lead actor from the drama Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo.

Alicia von Rittberg

The Best Actress Prize, Alicia von Rittberg


Christophe Charrier

The Best Director Prize, Director Christophe Charrier

Alicia von Rittberg, the German character from the TV-film Bauhaus, won the Best Actress Award. And, Christophe Charrier of France received the award for the Best Director. While Jed Mercurio, who wrote the screenplay for Bodyguard emerged as the Best Screenwriter.

Jang Nara Kim Nam gil

The Outstanding Korean Actress/Actor Prize Jang nara/ Kim Nam-gil

Kim Nam Gil from The Fiery Priest, a Korean drama, won the award for Outstanding Korean Actor and Excellent Korean Drama award in the Outstanding Korean Drama category. Actress Jang Nara, who captivated viewers with her charisma and acting skills was crowned as the Best Actress for The Last Empress.


Davichi, Outstanding Korean Drama OST Award

Meanwhile, Davichi received the Outstanding Korean Drama OST Award. Doctor Prisoner, a medical suspense drama aired in KBS2 won the Excellent Korean Drama award.

 Alden Richards

Actor Alden Richards awarded the Asia Star Prize

In addition, Asian Star Awards were given to Filipino Actor, Alden Richards, Chinese Actress Xingtong Yao, Taiwan’s romantic comedy queen Yu Hua Sung and the Vietnamese actress Truong Ngoc Anh.

Mirua Haruma Truong Ngoc Anh Xingtong Yao Vivian Sung

The 14th Seoul International Drama Awards 2019 was hosted by MC Jeon Hyun Moo and Jo Bo Ah.

READ: The “14th Seoul International Drama Awards” Bestows Special Invitation To Three Outstanding Foreign Dramas

PR Source:  Seoul Drama Awards 2019 Committee

Image Credit: CNNPH,  Seoul Drama Awards 2019 Committee, English Chosun


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