Koreans Vote For Best Drama Stars Of 2018
Lee Byung Hun has been voted the drama actor who shined the most in 2018!
Gallup Korea ran a poll from November 7 to 30, asking 1,700 people above the age of 13 from all over South Korea on who they believed was the best drama actor who shined in 2018. People who participated in the survey could state up to two actors they thought were most deserving of the title.
Lee Byung Hun received the most votes of 12.9 percent for his role in tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine.” His decision to appear in the drama was met with high expectations as it was his first drama in nine years since KBS’s “IRIS.” He was praised for his portrayal of Eugene Choi in the drama.
In second place was Lee Byung Hun’s “Mr. Sunshine” co-star Kim Tae Ri, who received 9 percent of the votes. Despite it being her first drama, she impressed with her performance as Go Ae Shin.
In third and fifth place were “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” co-stars Jung Hae In and Son Ye Jin respectively. Jung Hae In also appeared in the popular drama “Prison Playbook” and has been making his mark as an actor. Son Ye Jin has been focusing more on her film career in recent years, but she knocked it out of the park with “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food,” her first drama in five years since KBS’s “Shark.”
Fourth place went to Park Bo Gum, who ranked high in the survey despite “Encounter,” his only drama of 2018, premiering in late November. Though most of his work has been outside of dramas for the past two years, this is the second consecutive year he has ranked in fourth place.
Others who made the top 10 were Jang Mi Hee from “Black Knight” and “Marry Me Now,” Seo Hyun Jin from “Beauty Inside,” Choi Soo Jong from “My Only One,” Yoo Dong Geun from “Marry Me Now,” and Gong Yoo, who’s latest work in dramas was 2017’s “Goblin.”