‘The 1st Seoul Awards’, a special awards ceremony that focuses on drama and film genre, which are important elements of Hallyu, can be a platform for the public and the actors to meet. Especially, this awards show allows fans to participate directly by voting their favorite actor or actress.
‘The 1st Seoul Awards’ 100% comes from the voting from domestic and overseas fans through mobile phone with four popular award winners, two men and two women respectively. It drew great interest during the voting process as a way to select popular awards winners that fit the ‘Seoul Awards’ goals to reflect the voice of the people in Korea and abroad.
In the men’s category, Park Hyung Sik has become popular through JTBC drama ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’. Park Hyung Sik received a majority of voting with 48.27% of votes, proving once again his popularity. Park Hyung Sik’s next work this year is highly anticipate.
Another popular man’s award winner is Im Siwan through the movie ‘The Merciless’. Currently, he is in military service, but he has been transformed into an influential actor through the movie ‘The Merciless’ and gained much support. Im Siwan who made it into the Cannes International Film Festival through this film earned 40.06% of the total votes.
Yoona from the movie ‘Confidential Assignment’ and Kim Sejeong from KBS2 ‘School 2017’ won after a fierce competition in the category of female popularity award. Yoona who ranked first collected 30.8% of the total votes. SNSD’s permanent center and actress Im Yoona has starred in a successful film ‘Confidential Assignment’.
Kim Sejeong placed in second position with 27.34% of the total votes. In ‘School 2017’, Kim Sejeong showed a funny and refreshing appearance and successfully became the female lead. She is expected to be active as a singer and an actress in the future.