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The Soompi Team headed over to the National Theater of Korea on the evening of September 5 to attend Seoul International Drama Awards 2013. It was great that we got to see some Soompiers at the event as well!

This year marked another tough year for the judges with record-breaking submissions totalling 225 from 48 countries. There were a few special performances lined up from idol groups to solo singers in between announcing the different categories.


TV Movie

  • Silver Bird Prize-  Welcome and…Our Condolences (Israel)
  • Golden Bird Prize- The Jewish Cardinal (France)    


  • Silver Bird Prize- The Half Brother (Norway)
  • Golden Bird Prize- Generation War (Germany)    

Best Director- Philipp Kadelbach (Generation War/Germany) 

Best Screenwriter-  Lars Lundstrom (Real Humans/Sweden)

Special Prize- Hello, New York (Kyrgyzstan), The Perfect Day (South Korea)      

Outstanding Korean Drama OST- Kim Jae Joong “Living LIke a Dream” (Dr. Jin)

Outstanding Korean Drama- Yawang

Excellent Korean Drama- Arang and the Magistrate     

Outstanding Korean Actor- Lee Jun Ki (Arang and the Magistrate)         

Outstanding Korean Actress- Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book)

The Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year- Mistresses (USA)

People’s Choice

  • China-  Nicky Wu (The Chinese Detective)
  • Japan- Ren Kiriyama (Switch Girl 2)    
  • Taiwan- Ya Chi Hsu (Are You Christine?)   
  • Korea- Yunho (Yawang)

Best Actor- Lee Moon Shik (Sanggwon/South Korea)   

Best Actress-  Lucy Liu (Elementary/USA)


  • Silver Bird Prize- The Chaser (South Korea)
  • Golden Bird Prize-  Grand Hotel 2 (Spain)     

Grand Prize- Prisoners of War: Season 2 (Israel)

Next: Performances during the Awards Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

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M.I.B performs “Men In Black”

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Kara’s comeback performance for “Damaged Lady”

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B.A.P rocking the house with “Bad Man”

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K. Will filling the theater with his powerful and enchanting voice

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Members of Two Eyes are highly coordinated

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Pop Opera singer Isabel singing “My Eden” from “Gu Family Book”

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4minute catwalks down the stage to “What’s Your Name?”

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Next: Presenters and winners

MCs Lee Sung Jae and miss A’s Suzy


Son Hyun Joo

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Jang Hyuk and Jo Bo Ah

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Lee Soo Hyuk and A Pink’s Na Eun

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Lee Jun Ki and Kim So HyunDSC_5445 copy

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Continued: Presenters and winners

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2PM’s Junho and Lee YoobiDSC_4974 copy

JYJ’s JaejoongDSC_4933 copy

Baek Ji YoungDSC_4881 copy

No Min Woo and 4minute’s Nam Ji HyunDSC_4677

Kang Dong Ho and Kara’s Han Seung YeonDSC_4629

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