2010 KBS Drama Awards – Nominees and Blue’s predictions

The official nominees for some of the key categories in the 2010 KBS Drama Awards (to be held on December 31st) have been announced. And wow, this will be a VERY competitive year.

Here are the nominees for the categories that have been announced so far:

Daesang/Grand Prize: Same as the Top Excellence Award nominees below.

Top Excellence Award, Actor: Choi Soo Jong (Comrades), Jang Hyuk (Chuno), Jeon Gwang Ryul (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Kim Kab Soo (Chuno, Cinderella’s Sister, Merchant Kim Man Deok, Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Lee Jong Hyuk (Chuno, Marry Me)
Top Excellence Award, Actress: Han Eun Jung (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child), Jeon In Hwa (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Kim Ji Young (Marry Me), Lee Da Hae (Chuno), Lee Mi Sook (Cinderella’s Sister), Moon Geun Young (Cinderella’s Sister, Mary Stayed Out All Night)

Supporting Actor Award: Byun Hee Bong (God of Study), Chun Ho Jin (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child), Jang Hang Seon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Park Sang Myun (Baker King, Mary Stayed Out All Night), Sung Dong Il (Chuno, Runaway Plan B)
Supporting Actress Award: Jeon Mi Seon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Jo Mi Ryung (Chuno), Lee Bo Hee (Three Brothers, Smile Donghae), Lee In Hye (Comrades), Lim Ji Eun (God of Study)

Newcomer Award, Actor: Ji Chang Wook (Smile Donghae), Joo Won (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Taecyeon (Cinderella’s Sister), Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)
Newcomer Award, Actress: Go Ah Sung (God of Study),  Ji Yeon (God of Study), Kim Ha Eun (Chuno), Lee Si Young (The Birth of the Rich), Oh Ji Eun (Three Brothers, Smile Donghae), Seo Woo (Cinderella’s Sister)

Netizens’ Award, Actor: Jang Geun Suk (Mary Stayed Out All Night), Jang Hyuk (Chuno), Jung Ji Hoon/Rain (Runaway Plan B), Oh Ji Ho (Chuno), Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Song Joong Ki (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Taecyeon (Cinderella’s Sister), Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Yoo Seung Ho (God of Study), Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)
Netizens’ Award, Actress: Bae Doona (God of Study), Han Eun Jung (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child), Kim Yoo Jung (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child), Lee Da Hae (Chuno), Lee Na Young (Runaway Plan B), Lee Si Young (The Birth of the Rich), Lee Young Ah (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Moon Geun Young (Cinderella’s Sister, Mary Stayed Out All Night), Park Min Young (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Seo Woo (Cinderella’s Sister)

Best Couple Award:
Lee Young Ah & Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)
Lee Da Hae & Jang Hyuk (Chuno)
Moon Geun Young & Chun Jung Myung (Cinderella’s Sister)
Lee Na Young & Jung Ji Hoon/Rain (Runaway Plan B)
Ji Yeon & Yoo Seung Ho (God of Study)
Kim So Eun & Jin Yi Han (The Good Day When the Wind Blows)
Seo Shin Ae & Kim Yoo Jung (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child)
Moon Geun Young & Jang Geun Suk (Mary Stayed Out All Night)
Kim Ji Young & Lee Jong Hyuk (Marry Me)
Park Min Young & Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
Song Joong Ki & Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
Lee Bo Hee & Noh Ju Hyun (Three Brothers)

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Blue’s Predictions:

I like predicting who will come out as winners, and in the past, I have had a pretty good track record. But this will be one of the most difficult years to successfully predict the winners as KBS had hit dramas one after another. In recent years, KBS had (usually) selected just one winner from each category, but I predict that this year will be an exception. Here are my guesses, but I don’t feel too confident about them, except for the Daesang. In the categories in which the nominees were not announced, I still took a stab at guessing the winners.

Daesang: Jang Hyuk (Chuno) –> Jang Hyuk is pretty much a shoo-in to win this. I’m (almost) willing to bet my first-born child.

Top Excellence Award, Actor: Jeon Gwang Ryul (Baker King Kim Tak Gu) –> I feel fairly confident about this, but unlike past years, there might be a second winner in this category. If so, I think it’d be awesome if Kim Kab Soo wins it. C’mon, this was HIS year.

Top Excellence Award, Actress: Jeon In Hwa (Baker King Kim Tak Gu) –> With the high ratings received by Baker King Kim Tak Gu and the great performance delivered by Jeon In Hwa, she’s pretty much a shoo-in here. If there’s a second winner, I think it’d be Moon Geung Young for her role in Cinderella’s Sister.

The nominees for the Excellence Awards have not been announced. Last year, Excellence Awards were divided into the following categories: Daily Series, Miniseries, Mid-length Series, and Long-length Series. But due to the weak showing of the Daily Dramas this year, I think they’ll change the categories this year. Based on how KBS categorized their dramas on the KBS Drama Awards website, it looks like the new categories are as follows: Miniseries, Mid-length Series, Long-length Series, and Serial Drama. Both daily dramas and weekend dramas fall under the Serial Drama category.

Excellence Award (Miniseries), Actor: Kim Soo Ro (God of Study) –> I think he’ll win it as the representative of the rest of the younger cast.
Excellence Award (Miniseries), Actress: Han Eun Jung (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child) –> Another shoo-in.

Excellence Award (Mid-length Series), Actor: Oh Ji Ho (Chuno) & Jung Ji Hoon (Runaway Plan B)  –> Despite the disappointing ratings, Rain did deliver a solid performance. But more importantly, he is after all a “world star” who graciously graced his presence in a KBS drama. *rolls eyes*
Excellence Award (Mid-length Series), Actress: Moon Geun Young (Cinderella’s Sister), if she doesn’t co-win the Top Excellence Award. Otherwise, Lee Da Hae (Chuno) & Park Min Young (Sungkyunkwan Scandal). I can also see either Lee Da Hae or Park Min Young falling under the Popularity Award category (see below).

Excellence Award (Long-length Series), Actor: Jeong Seong Mo (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)
Excellence Award (Long-length Series), Actress: Lee Young Ah (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)

Excellence Award (Serial Drama), Actor: Ahn Nae Sang (Three Brothers) & Lee Jong Hyuk (Marry Me) –> Lee Jong Hyuk may win it under the Serial Drama category, but it’s really a nod for both Marry Me and Chuno.
Excellence Award (Serial Drama), Actress: Kim Hee Jung & Lee Hyo Choon (Three Brothers)

Supporting Actor Award: Sung Dong Il (Chuno, Runaway Plan B)
Supporting Actress Award: Jeon Mi Seon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)

 

Newcomer Award, Actor: Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu) –> I couldn’t find any media report on it, but the rumor is that Yoon Si Yoon is also nominated for the Excellence Award. The last time Lee Min Ho was nominated for both the Newcomer Award and the Excellence Award for his role in Boys Over Flowers, he won the Newcomer Award by himself and lost on the Excellence Award. Many people believe that Yoon Si Yoon should be the sole winner of the Newcomer Award and not share it with anyone else. Perhaps based on the ratings alone, that should be true. However, as one of the few people who were not impressed by Yoon Si Yoon’s performance, I think he should share the award with Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal). And I predict it’ll happen that way.
Newcomer Award, Actress: Oh Ji Eun (Three Brothers, Smile Donghae) –> Media and netizens all say that Oh Ji Eun is a shoo-in to win this, so I’ll follow the mass.

Youth Actor Award: Oh Jae Moo (Baker King Kim Tak Gu) –> Shoo-in?
Youth Actress Award: Kim Yoo Jung & Seo Shin Ae (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child) –> I think they both should win, but if I had to pick just one, I’d go with Kim Yoo Jung.

Best Couple Award: Lee Young Ah & Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu); Lee Da Hae & Jang Hyuk (Chuno); Moon Geun Young & Chun Jung Myung (Cinderella’s Sister); Park Min Young & Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)

Popularity Award, Actor: Yoo Ah In & Song Joong Ki (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) –> Popularity Award (note: this is separate from the Netizens’ Award) is given to those actors who KBS wants to give out an award to, but don’t neatly fit into any of the other award categories. Voila, and the Popularity Award category was born!
Popularity Award, Actress: Umm, Eugene (Baker King Kim Tak Gu)? Just because it would be a shame if she gets left out, when the rest of her co-stars all come away with something. Perhaps Lee Da Hae or Park Min Young (see under Excellence Award (Mid-length), Actress). But really, I’m not sure about this one.

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Was I right? Was I close? We’ll find out on New Year’s Eve!

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2 Responses to 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Nominees and Blue’s predictions

  1. doozy says:

    Thanks for sharing the nominees list and your predictions, blue!

    The categories that I really care about are the ones with SKKS in them. 😉
    So, SKKS fighting!

  2. shirley says:

    i also wish for a double winner for excellence .mr Jeon and Mr Kim that will be awesome ! since i already can nearly know who is the dasaeng winner .who else but Chuno had to win . but i so want Lee Mi Sook to win also .! though i think KBS will want a baker kim couple win casting^ which i dun really object !~ Jeon In Hwa was really good also .

    we shall see by tonight ^ but i suspect your prediction is nearly 90 % right .

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