Seoul International Drama Awards 2020 Winners

The Seoul International Drama Awards 2020, also known as the Seoul Drama Awards (SDA), has given recognition to this year’s best of television series productions from all over the world!

In consideration of South Korea’s Level 2.5 social distancing guidelines for the current COVID-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony was filmed with no audience, nominees, and presenters. With the collaboration of a restricted number of production staff, SDA 2020 was led by hosts Kim Soo-ro, GOT7’s Jinyoung, and MBC announcer Park Ji-min. The pre-recorded event was broadcast on September 15 through MBC TV and the digital audio platform Wavve.

The Brazilian telenovela Orphans of a Nation won the coveted Grand Prize at the 15th Seoul International Drama Awards. South Korean programs also bagged various distinctions, including KBS2’s highly praised drama When the Camellia Blooms, which took home five trophies, and tvN’s international hit series Crash Landing on You, which received two awards.

Check out the full roundup of the 15th SDA winners below!

Program Category

Daesang (Grand Prize) Orphans of a Nation (Brazil)

Serial Drama Golden Bird Prize Bolívar (Colombia)

Serial Drama Silver Bird Prize Mr. Fighting (China)

TV Movie Golden Bird Prize The Turncoat (Germany)

TV Movie Silver Bird Prize Everything and Nothing (South Korea)

Mini-Series Golden Bird Prize World on Fire (United Kingdom)

Mini-Series Silver Bird Prize Itaewon Class (South Korea)

Short-Form Drama Golden Bird Prize 18h30 (France)

Jury’s Special Prize The Cage (Czech Republic) and XX (South Korea)

Individual Category

Best Actor Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central)

Best Actress Gong Hyo-jin (When the Camellia Blooms)

Best Screenwriter Im Sang-choon (When the Camellia Blooms)

Best Director Adam Smith (World on Fire)

Hallyu Drama Category

Excellent Korean Drama When the Camellia Blooms (KBS2)

Outstanding Korean Drama Crash Landing on You (tvN), Stove League (SBS), Extraordinary You (MBC)

Outstanding Korean Actor Kang Ha-neul (When the Camellia Blooms)

Outstanding Korean Actress Son Ye-jin (Crash Landing on You)

Outstanding Korean Drama OSTLike a Heroine in the Movie” (by Punch, When the Camellia Blooms)

People’s Choice Category

Most Popular Foreign Drama Snowpiercer (United States), Descendants of the Sun (Philippines), The New Pope (Italy)

Special Awards Category

Asian Star Prize Dingdong Dantes (Philippines), Ryusei Yokohama (Japan)

Congratulations to all the winners at the 15th Seoul International Drama Awards!

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Aurora Bae

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