On September 3, the 2018 Seoul International Drama Awards hosted a star-studded evening to celebrate some of the best in dramas from all around the world!
The ceremony was held at KBS Hall and hosted by Jun Hyun Moo and Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung. This year, the Seoul International Drama Awards considered submissions of 268 works from 56 countries — the largest number in the award show’s history.
The Grand Prize went to German drama “Babylon Berlin,” while the Top Excellence Award for Short Drama was given to Germany’s non-fiction drama “54 Hours,” with its director Kilian Riedhoff taking the Best Director award. France’s “Candice Renoir” took the Top Excellence Award for Long Drama.
Korean drama “Mother” received the Top Excellence Award for Miniseries, and star Lee Bo Young was recognized for her performance with the Best Actress Award.
The Seoul International Drama Awards also celebrates Korean works and actors who have gained attention and received much love overseas. “While You Were Sleeping” took the Top Excellence Award for Hallyu Dramas while “Fight My Way” and “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” received the Excellence Award for Hallyu Dramas.
Park Seo Joon and Son Ye Jin took home the Best Actor and Best Actress awards in the Hallyu Dramas category.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Grand Prize: “Babylon Berlin” (Germany)
Top Excellence Award for Long Drama: “Candice Renoir” (France)
Excellence Award for Long Drama: “Filthy Rich” (New Zealand)
Top Excellence Award for Miniseries: “Mother” (South Korea)
Excellence Award for Miniseries: “Safe Harbour” (Australia)
Top Excellence Award for Short Drama: “54 Hours” (Germany)
Excellence Award for Short Drama: “Black Mirror S4: Crocodile” (England)
Top Excellence Award for Comedy: “The New Black” (Israel)
Best Actor Award: Joan Pera (Spain, “The Power of Silence”)
Best Actress Award: Lee Bo Young (South Korea, “Mother”)
Best Director: Kilian Riedhoff (Germany, “54 Hours”)
Best Writer: Uli Bree, Klaus Pieber (Austria, “A Dance to Remembrance”)
Best Actor for Hallyu Dramas: Park Seo Joon
Best Actress for Hallyu Dramas: Son Ye Jin
Top Excellence Award for Hallyu Dramas: “While You Were Sleeping”
Excellence Award for Hallyu Dramas: “Fight My Way,” “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food”
Asia Star Award: Ryohei Otani (Japan), Tatjana Saphira Hartmann (Indonesia)
Special Invitation: “Solitary Gourmet” (Japan)
Special Jury Award: “The Memoir of Majie” (Malaysia)
Congratulations to all the winners!