Industry Reps Vote For 2018’s Best Actors, Dramas, And Rookies
With only two weeks left until 2019, Korean industry professionals weighed in on this year’s best dramas, actors, and rising stars!
A recent survey by Korean media outlet News1 asked 25 industry representatives to vote for the dramas and actors that left their mark on 2018. (A full list of the surveyed professionals, which includes drama producers, directors, and marketers, can be found at the end of the article.)
tvN’s hit drama “Mr. Sunshine” clearly left an impression on industry representatives this year, with stars Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri earning the most votes for Actor of the Year and Actress of the Year respectively. Additionally, “Mr. Sunshine” took second place for Drama of the Year, bested only by IU and Lee Sung Gyun’s tvN drama “My Ahjussi.”
Kim Tae Ri also received the most votes for Rookie Actress of the Year, while ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo‘s performance in JTBC’s “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” garnered him the most votes for Rookie Actor of the Year.
Check out the full survey results below!
Actor of the Year
- Lee Byung Hun (8 votes)
- Park Seo Joon (3 votes)
- Jung Hae In, EXO’s D.O., Lee Sun Gyun, So Ji Sub, Kam Woo Sung (2 votes each)
- Park Bo Gum, Lee Min Ki, Shin Ha Kyun, Joo Ji Hoon (1 vote each)
Actress of the Year
- Kim Tae Ri (6 votes)
- Kim Nam Joo (5 votes)
- Son Ye Jin (4 votes)
- IU (3 votes)
- Han Ji Min (2 votes)
- Park Min Young, Yum Jung Ah, Jung In Sun, Nam Ji Hyun, Shin Hye Sun (1 vote each)
Rookie Actor of the Year
- ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo (8 votes)
- EXO’s D.O., Jang Ki Yong (4 votes each)
- Jung Hae In (3 votes)
- Woo Do Hwan, INFINITE’s L, Lee Kyu Hyung, Song Geon Hee (1 vote each)
Rookie Actress of the Year
- Kim Tae Ri (6 votes)
- Park Se Wan (3 votes)
- Lee Seol, Jin Ki Joo (2 votes each)
- Shin Hye Sun, Seo Eun Soo, Chae Soo Bin, Seol In Ah, Lee Soo Kyung (1 vote each)
Drama of the Year
- tvN’s “My Ahjussi” (9 votes)
- tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine” (6 votes)
- JTBC’s “SKY Castle” (3 votes)
- OCN’s “The Guest,” tvN’s “100 Days My Prince” (2 votes each)
- tvN’s “Live,” OCN’s “Life on Mars” (1 vote each)
The following industry representatives participated in the survey:
Kang Byung Taek (chief producer at KBS), Kim Da Ryung (Chorokbaem Media), Kim Dong Up (Fly Up Entertainment), Kim Seung Mo (chief producer at MBC), Kwon Young Joo (The TikTok), Kwon Kye Hong (chief producer at KBS), Namgoong Sung Woo (producing director at MBC), No Yoon Ae (Y Tree Company), Moon Bo Hyun (KBS drama division), Moon Seok Hwan (Bon Factory), Park Jin Hee (PRJ), Park Jae Bum (chief producer at MBC), Park Ho Shik (chief producer at Studio Dragon), Sung Hyun Soo (Noon Company), Son Jung Hyun (producing director at SBS), Shin Hyo Jung (Partners Park), Shim Young (Shall We Talk), Yang Hyun Seung (UL Entertainment), Yoo Hyung Suk (Yooborn Company), Lee Myung Woo (producing director at SBS), Lee Jin Sung (King Kong by Starship), Jang Doo Bong (BS Company), Jo Shin Young (StoryRhyme), Choi Jon Ho (HODU&U Entertainment), and Hong Min Ki (KeyEast).
What were your favorite dramas and acting performances of 2018? Leave your thoughts below!
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