“Jeong Do Jeon” Sweeps Prizes at Korea Broadcasting Awards

The energy spent in perfecting KBS 1TV’s drama “Jeong Do Jeon” has paid off as it beat out several other popular series, variety shows and educational programs at the 41st Korea Broadcasting Awards.

On September 3 in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, “Jeong Do Jeon” took home three prizes, including the grand prize, top producer’s prize (awarded to Kang Byung Taek), and top writer’s prize (awarded to Jeong Hyun Min)–the most of any show at the ceremony.

“Jeong Do Jeon” is a historical drama that was broadcast on KBS 1TV from January 4 to June 29. Rather than a story of contemporary society, “Jeong Do Jeon” told a tale about the chaotic times between the end of Korea’s Koryo and the beginning of its Choseon dynasties. Moreover, Jo Jae Hyun, Yoo Dong Geun, Park Young Geun, Park Young Kyu, Im Ho, Seon Dong Hyuk, An Jae Mo and countless other actors and actresses helped bring the story to life with their charismatic performances.

The Korea Broadcasting Awards were founded in 1973 to encourage creativity and excellence in broadcasting. This year’s panel of 22 experts from various fields handed out a total of 30 “best picture” prizes and 25 individual prizes.