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Seoul Awards names popular stars

Oct 23,2018
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Popular artists Jung Hae-in, Son Ye-jin, Do Kyung-soo and Seo Ju-hyun have been announced as the winners of the upcoming Seoul Awards’ popularity vote. The award ceremony will take place Saturday at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace, in eastern Seoul.

The annual awards ceremony, hosted by media company Sports Seoul, honors the achievements of local artists.

Voting for the popularity distinction took place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 20. The prize is based 50 percent on votes from the general public and 50 percent on votes from a panel of judges.

Actor Jung, who won in the male drama category, rose to stardom earlier this year in the JTBC series “Something in the Rain,” which aired from March to May.

Actor Son, who appeared in the same series, was voted most popular female actor in the film category. She has appeared in a number of popular films this year, including “Be With You,” and most recently, “The Negotiation.”

Singer-actor Do from boy band Exo, was voted most popular male actor in the film category. He has gained praise for his roles in “My Annoying Brother” (2016) and the “Along With the Gods” series (2017 and 2018.)

Seo, who is also known as Seohyun from the K-pop idol group Girls’ Generation, was voted most popular female actor in the drama category for her role in the popular KBS drama “Time,” which wrapped last month.

The winners of the rest of the awards, including the Hallyu Artist Award, Special Acting Award and the Grand Prize, will be announced at the ceremony.

By Yeo Ye-rim