Sunday, September 2, 2007

[News] Seoul Drama Awards announce winners

Written by Darcy Paquet
Wednesday, 29 August 2007

SEOUL – The second edition of the Seoul Drama Awards presented its top prizes to TV works from Japan, China and South Korea.


Beijing JC&AL’s “The Great Revival” took home the prize for best drama series, Fuji TV’s “Nodame Cantabile” won for best miniseries and KBS’s “A Dwarf Launches a Small Ball” took the short drama award.


Australian entry “Mortified” won in the juvenile drama category, and a special jury award was presented to Bavaria Media GmbH’s drama “Can” from Germany.


“Nodame Cantabile” also picked up two prizes among the individual awards for best director (Takeuchi Hideki) and best music. Top acting honors went to Japanese actor Kimura Takuya for “The Family” and Helen Mirren for her role in “Prime Suspect 7”.


An international jury headed by Larry Gershman, chairman of the Emmy Committee, chose the awards from a total 130 submissions from 32 countries. An awards presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday in KBS Hall in Seoul.


This year’s event, timed to coincide with the BCWW (Broadcast Worldwide) conference, was noted for throwing a wider international net, with submissions from India, Argentina, Ukraine, Jordan, Brazil, Germany and Belgium.

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THE NOMINEES

● Mini-Series

- Nodame Cantabile (Japan): Fuji Television Network, Inc.
- The Family (Japan): Tokyo Broadcasting System
- Surgeon Bong Dal-hee (Korea): Seoul Broadcasting System
- The Tudors (U.S.A): Sony Pictures Television International
- Genesis - In the mind of the killer (German): Bavaria Media GmbH
- The Pasquier's Clan (Fance): Carrere Group D.A.

● Actress

- Ueno Juri (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Makiko Esumi (Japan): The Street Lawyers
- Helen Mirren (U.K.): Prime Suspect 7
- Brenda Blethyn (U.K.): Mysterious Creatures

● Director

- Hideki Takeuchi (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Hou Yong (China): The Great Revival
- Pino Amenta (Australia): Mortified
- Agustin Crespi (Spain): Remember When

● Music Director

- Hideki Takeuchi (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Xiaoming Xu (China): Tang Dynasty
- Jin Woo, Oh (Korea): Prince of the Legend
- Mario DelBanito (Spain): Remember When


● Art Director

- Hideki Takeuchi (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Zhenzhou Yi (China): Tang Dynasty
- Cheol Ho, Lee (Korea): Hwang Jini
- Alan Gilmore (U.S.A): The Tudors


Congratulations, Director Hideki Takeuchi and Nodame Cantabile Drama Team!^^



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