It's the time of the year where actors, actresses, and the production teams' hard work pays off. The Seoul Drama Awards 2020 (SDA), also known as Seoul International Awards, recently honored the stars of the best works on television from South Korea and around the world.
This year the MC's were Kim Soo Ro, GOT7's Jinyoung, and MBC announcer Park Ji Min.
The said event was broadcast on September 15 via a recording video through MBC. In restrictions for health safety protocols and social distancing guidelines, the ceremony was "non-face-to-face". No winners or presenters attended but it was a pre-recorded event with the smallest number of people present.
Brazilian TV series "Orphans of a Nation" won the Grand Prize, which tells the story of refugees and immigrants who have left their countries of origin for various reasons. The show premiered on April - September 2019.
KBS's "When The Camellia Blooms" continued to dominate as they took home five awards from the said event. This time, actress Gong Hyo Jin joined her co-star Kang Ha Neul as they bagged two acting awards. Son Ye Jin also took home a trophy from her character in "Crash Landing On You".
Here is the list of winners:
Grand Prize - Orphans of a Nation from Brazil
Serial Drama Golden Bird Prize - Bolivar from Colombia
Serial Drama Silver Bird Prize - Mr. Fighting from China
TV Movie Golden Bird Prize - The Turncoat from Germany
TV Movie Silver Bird Prize - Everything and Nothing from South Korea
Mini-Series Golden Bird Prize - World on Fire from United Kingdom
Mini-Series Silver Bird Prize - Itaewon Class from South Korea
Best Actor - Waleed Zuaiter in "Baghdad Central"
Best Actress - Gong Hyo Jin in "When the Camellia Blooms"
Best Screenwriter - Im Sang Choon in "When the Camellia Blooms"
Best Director - Adam Smith in "World on Fire"
Jury's Special Prize - The Cage from Czech Republic and XX from South Korea
Most Popular Foreign Drama - Snowpiercer from United States
Descendants of The Sun from Philippines
The New Pope from Italy
Excellent Korean Drama - When the Camellia Blooms
Outstanding Korean Drama - Crash Landing On You
Hot Stove League
Outstanding Korean Actor - Kang Ha Neul in "When the Camellia Blooms"
Outstanding Korean Actress - Son Ye Jin in "Crash Landing on You"
Best OST in Korean Drama - "When the Camellia Blooms"
Short - From Drama Golden Bird Prize - 18h30 from France
Asian Star Prize - Dingdong Dantes (Philippines) and Yokohama Ryusei (Japan)