BY Julie Jones | Oct 09, 2015 08:28 AM EDT
Many of your favorite k-drama stars traveled to Jinju, South Gyyeongsang Province, today for the eighth Korea Drama Awards. Awards were presented in 16 different categories, including Grand Prize, Best Drama, Best Production Director, Best Screenplay, Top Excellence Award Actor, Top Excellence Award Actress, Excellence Award Actor, Excellence Award Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Actor, Best New Actress, Best Young Actor/Actress, Best Original Soundtrack, Special Jury Prize, Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Actress and Best Couple Award.
Kim Soo Hyun won the Grand Prize or Daesang for the second year in a row. He won in 2014 last year for his performance as an alien in "You Who Came from The Stars" and he was nominated again this year for his role as the TV production rookie in "Producer."
Some netizens expressed negative comments saying that it was unfair that Kim won two years in a row and that the award slighted actors such as Yoo Dong Gun for his performance in "Whats' Up With This Family" or Ji Sung for his performance as a man with dissociative identity disorder in "Kill Me, Heal Me."
Nominees for the Top Excellence Actor award this year were Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Seung Won, Yoo Dong Gun, Ji Sung and Joo Won. JYJ's Kim Jae Joong won in 2014 for his performance in "Triangle."
Nominees for the Top Excellence Actress Award are Kim Tae Hee, Park Shin Hye, Jang Nara, Hwang Jung Eum and Kim Hee Sun. Oh Yeon Seo won last year for her performance in "Jang Bo Ri Is Here."
Also nominated for prizes are Park Hae Jin, Lee Jong Suk, Seo Kang Joon, Jo Jung Suk, Kim Sa Rang and IU.
Quite a few idol actors were nominated for rookie awards this year. The list includes Nam Joo Hyuk, EXO's Chanyeol, Nam Tae Hyun, Yook Sung Jae and Seo Young Joo. Nam Tae Hyun was on the list for "Midnight Diner." Chanyeol was nominated for his performance on "EXO Next Door." Yook Sung Jae was nominated for his role in "Who Are You - School 2015?"
Ahn Jae Hyun and Seo Kang Joon shared the award last year. Ahn won for his performance in "You Who Came From Another Star" while Seo Kang Joon won for his role in "Cunning Single Lady."
Seolhyun is on the female rookie list for her performance in the dramas "My Daughter Seo Young and Ugly Alert" and her performance playing Lee Min Ho's sister in "Gangnam Blues." Other idol actresses up for awards include Lim Ji Yeon, Joo Soo Hyang and Chae Soo Bin.
Min Do Hee won the Best New Actress award last year for her role in "Reply 1994."
Even web dramas were nominated this year.
Oh Sang Jin and Yoona are hosting the ceremony with a performance by U-Kiss. The event is televised live on Naver. We will update the awards as they are presented.
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