SDA Best Actor
August 20, 2010
SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) — The Seoul International Drama Awards’ organizing committee on Friday unveiled a shortlist of candidates for a slew of awards to be bestowed next month at the annual international event.
The awards ceremony, set for Sept. 10 and hosted by The Korean Broadcasters Association, drew 172 entries from 43 countries.
Six dramas were nominated for Best Director: “Homecoming” from Taiwan; “The Summit” from Canada; “Desperate Parents 2” from France; “Park Road” from Denmark; “Father & Son” from Ireland; and “The Pleiades” from China.
Lee Byung-hun, who played a security agent against North Korean infiltrators in the KBS hit drama “IRIS,” is one of the seven candidates vying for Best Actor. Other contenders are James Cromwell of “The Last Days of Lehman Brothers” (Britain); Ivailo Hristov of “Ruth” (Bulgaria); Carl-Kristian Rundman of “Easy Living” (Finland); Mark Harmon of “NCIS” Season 7 (U.S.); Julio Chavez of “Be Kind to Me” (Argentina); and Dougray Scott of “Father & Son” (Ireland).
The seven nominees for Best Actress are: Adrienne Pauly of “The Killer Queen” (France); Abbey Hoes of “Maite Was Here” (Netherlands); Machiko Ono of “Goldfish” (Japan); Margot Ros and Maike Meijer of “Tower C” (Netherlands); Erin Karpluk of “Being Erica” Series 2 (Britain); Yuko Tanaka of “The Pleiades” (China); and Susan Roces of “A Christmas Hope” (Philippines).
This year, the organizers created the new Korean Wave Special Prize category that was selected through a vote by local and foreign correspondents here and people in the drama industry. “The Slave Hunters” swept the section with the Grand Prize, Best Actor, which was shared with “IRIS,” and Best Director.
Best Actress was shared by Ko Hyeon-jung of “The Great Queen Seondeok” and Han Hyo-joo of “Shining Inheritance.”
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