UK netizens possibly won’t make much use of DramaFever as their episodes of K-Drama series are limited to IP addresses in the Americas. But K-drama fans wherever you are may want to participate in their fan choice awards for K-drama, which are open for voting until the end of March. This is the first year they’ve run the awards, and included in the nominee list are over 70 actors, actresses and dramas.
Although the site has included shows from other countries, like Taiwanese drama and even telenovelas, most of this first year’s nominees are the most watched K-dramas in 2012. Take a look at the nominees here and take a few minutes to vote in the 1st Annual DramaFever Awards.
How it works:
Vote for your favorites among six contenders in 12 categories. Categories range from Best Actor and Best Actress, favorite performances by an ensemble cast, most unforgettable theme music, breakout actors and, of course, the big prize for “Drama Of the Year.” Viewers are also being asked to choose among dramas with actors who electrified the screen as couples, best guy friends (“bromance”), exceptional villains, and the ever-present unrequited loves.
Once all the votes are in, DramaFever will announce the results and send the award trophies to the winners in each category.
DramaFever is based in New York, where two former college buddies who were born in Korea both made good on a promise they made to themselves to start their own business before they settled down and turned 30. In 2008, they were traveling for their full-time jobs as executives of global media companies and noticed Korean drama was translated in different languages. DramaFever launched a year later in 2009. Over the years, they noticed that there were also no formal fan choice awards for the growing fan base outside of Korea. So, Boram Nam, VP and head of licensing for Asia, asked some Korean TV networks and actors how they’d feel to connect and get recognition with their US fans. They loved the idea!
Voting for the DramaFever Awards began March 1 and ends March 31. So cast your votes now. It looks like the total number of votes will reach the half million mark before then.
In the “Most Underrated Drama,” you’ll find an Argentine thriller “Killer Women,” which is not a mistake. DramaFever’s cofounder Suk Park and his brother, Hyun were born in Korea but grew up in Spain, so Spanish-language content was added in October. This title got a lot of attention because ABC and Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara announced they are doing a US version.
Here’s a partial list of the major categories and nominees, followed by a few links.
|2012 Drama Of the Year||Best Actor|
|Best Actress||Best Ensemble Cast|
|Breakthrough Performance||Best Music|
|Best Villain||Most Underrated Drama|
Other categories: Best Couple, Best Bromance, Best Couple Not Meant to Be
Here are some video clip compilations for each award category:
|Best Drama||Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Kiss||Best Villain||Best Bromance|
|Best Couple||Best Couple Not Meant to Be||Best Ensemble|
|Most Underrated Drama||Best Music||Breakthrough Performance|