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Intl Drama Awards reveal nominees

July 26,2019
The 14th Seoul International Drama Awards will be held at the Grand Peace Hall at Kyung Hee University in eastern Seoul on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m, organizers announced at a press conference held in central Seoul on Thursday.

At the press conference, 28 nominees were unveiled. Sixteen judges participated in selecting the nominees out of a pool of 270 productions that were submitted to the awards.

Out of 28 nominated works from around the world, two were local dramas: MBC’s “Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo” and KBS’s “To Jenny.”

“I was especially delighted to see Chinese dramas submitted to the event after a three-year hiatus,” commented actor Yoo Dong-geun, one of the judges. “While I’m happy to indirectly experience the cultures in each of the dramas, I was also astonished at the high-quality works from other countries. I hope that [the event] provides local drama organizers the opportunity to expand their horizons.”

By Lee Jae-lim