Bang Shi Hyuk, the CEO of Big Hit Entertainment and the producer behind BTS, will be receiving the presidential commendation award at the 2017 Korea Content Awards.
Organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism will be holding the 2017 Korea Content Awards on December 5 at COEX Mall.
The event, which celebrates its 9th anniversary this year, is a way to celebrate those who have made the Korean entertainment industry shine brighter through their work. This year, 27 people will receive awards that are divided into four categories, including overseas advancement, broadcasting, animation, and character.
Bang Shi Hyuk received a high evaluation for spreading the Korean wave, as BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” became the highest ranked K-pop album on the Billboard 200 chart and as they won Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Recently, he was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong, where he said, “With a powerful fandom as their foundation, BTS shows the potential to coexist with American mainstream culture or even emerge as a new form of mainstream culture.”
Kim Dae Il, of the game developing company Pearl Abyss, will be receiving the presidential commendation for overseas advancement alongside Bang Shi Hyuk, while Lee Dong Hwi will be receiving the commendation award in the broadcasting category thanks to the JTBC show “War of Words.”
In the drama category, Ahn Jae Hyun of Samhwa Networks will receive the commendation award for SBS’s popular drama “Romantic Doctor Kim,” as it went beyond just being a medical drama and also talked about realistic problems in society.
In the animation category, children’s show “Katuri” will be receiving the commendation, while YouTube channel show “Carrie and Toys” will receive the commendation in the character category.
Minister Do Jong Hwan stated, “Our content is steadily developing and has achieved a global competitive edge thanks to the content industry workers who have poured out their passion and talent despite the difficult conditions. All those who have received awards are like stars who light up Korea’s content industry. We will do our best so that those stars can continue to shine.”
Congratulations to Bang Shi Hyuk and everyone who received an award!