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    16th Seoul International Drama Awards 2021 Ends Successfully

    The Seoul International Drama Awards 2021, hosted by Park Eun Bin and ASTRO‘s Cha Eun Woo, took place on October 21 at MBC’s Public Hall.

    The Seoul Drama Awards is an annual international drama festival that celebrates dramas from around the world. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, this year’s ceremony was held without an audience and without face-to-face contact. The entire event was live-streamed via YouTube.

    This year’s Grand Prize went to JTBC’s “Missing Child” by director Jo Yong Won, who also won Best Director, while the drama’s main actor Park Hyuk Kwon won Best Actor. “Vincenzo” took home the Excellent Korean Drama award, with Song Joong Ki taking an award for his acting in the drama.

    The 16th Seoul International Drama Awards 2021 was closed as it broadcasted live on the SDA YouTube channel at 5 pm KST on 21st. The seven Juries including head of Juries panel Suk Man Ko, Isabelle Degeorges, Magdalene Ew have participated in the final selection. Suk Man Ko and Isabelle Degeorges attended the ceremony.

    The Grand Prize went to the Korean drama Missing Child, hoovering up three trophies including the Grand Prize in the Program Category, the Best Director and the Best Actor Prizes in the Individual Category. Taiwan’s Marcus Chang, Indonesia’s Amanda Manopo, Japan’s Kentaro Sakaguchi, China’s Lusi Zhao, and Thailand’s PP-Krit Amnuaydechkorn won the Asian Star Prize of International Invitation Category. Elle Fanning, the lead actress of the American comedy-drama The Great, won the Best Actress Prize, and British screenwriter Russell T Davies won the Best Screenwriter Prize for It’s a Sin in the Individual Category.

    Actress Eun Bin Park and an idol group ASTRO member and actor Eun Woo Cha hosted the ceremony.

    The seven Juries, including the former EBS president and head of Juries panel Suk Man Ko, Isabelle Degeorges French producer of the Netflix original drama ‘Lupin’ and Singaporean Magdalene Ew who led the campaigns for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for eight seasons, have participated in the final selection. Suk Man Ko head of Juries and Isabelle Degeorges attended the ceremony, added much to the occasion.

    The honourable Grand Prize went to the Korean drama ‘Missing Child’, hoovering up three trophies including the Grand Prize in the Program Category, the Best Director and the Best Actor Prizes in the Individual Category. The awardees - director Yong Won Cho and the actor Hyeok Kwon Park attended the ceremony to give the acceptance speech and expressed their gratitude to their staff and colleagues.

    At the International Competitions, The Golden Bird Prize for Serial Drama went to the Korean drama ‘War in Life’ and the Silver Bird Prize to ‘Go Ahead’. The Golden Bird Prize for TV-Movie went to ‘Frederica Montseny, the woman who speaks’ and the Silver Bird Prize to ‘This House is Mine’.

    ‘Bonus Vacation’ from Malaysia, ‘Atlantic Crossing’ from Norway, ‘The Pit S4’ took the honour of awarding the Jury’s Special Prize, awarded to drama entries that are worthy of recognition.

    Besides, Elle Fanning, the lead actress of the American comedy-drama ‘The Great’, won the Best Actress Prize, and British screenwriter Russell T Davies won the Best Screenwriter Prize for ‘It’s a Sin’ in the Individual Category.

    Stars from each country or region, Taiwan’s Marcus Chang, Indonesia’s Amanda Manopo, Japan’s Kentaro Sakaguchi, China’s Lusi Zhao, and Thailand’s PP-Krit Amnuaydechkorn won the Asian Star Prize of International Invitation Category.

    ‘Vincenzo’ took the victory of taking the Excellent Korean Drama while ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Start-Up’, ‘Kairos’ shared the Outstanding Korean Drama Prize. As for the individuals, the Outstanding Korean Actor Prize went to Joong Ki Song, the Outstanding Korean Actress Prize to Suzy, and the Best Korean Drama OST to Young Tak for singing ‘Okay’.

    List of Winners :

    • Grand Prize: “Missing Child” (South Korea)
    • Serial Drama Golden Bird Prize: “The Penthouse” (South Korea)
    • Serial Drama Silver Bird Prize: “Go Ahead” (China)
    • Mini-Series Golden Bird Prize: “The Investigation” (Denmark)
    • Mini-Series Silver Bird Prize: “The Bad Kids” (China)
    • TV Movie Golden Bird Prize: “Frederica Montseny, the woman who speaks” (Spain)
    • TV Movie Silver Bird Prize: “This House is Mine” (Germany)
    • Short-Form Drama Golden Bird Prize: “Passengers” (Russia)
    • Short-Form Drama Silver Bird Prize: “Delete Me” (Norway)
    • Best Actor: Park Hyuk Kwon (“Missing Child” – South Korea)
    • Best Actress: Elle Fanning (“The Great” – United States)
    • Best Director: Jo Yong Won (“Missing Child” – South Korea)
    • Best Screenwriter: Russell T Davies (“It’s a Sin” – United Kingdom)
    • Jury’s Special Prize: “Bonus Vacation” (Malaysia), “Atlantic Crossing” (Norway), “The Pit S4” (Turkey)
    • Most Popular Foreign Drama: “I Told Sunset About You” (Thailand), “Signal” (Japan)
    • Asian Star Prize: Marcus Chang (Taiwan), Sakaguchi Kentaro (Japan), “PP” Krit Amnuaydechkorn (Thailand), Amanda Manopo (Indonesia)
    • Excellent Korean Drama: “Vincenzo”
    • Outstanding Korean Drama: “Start-Up,” “Taxi Driver,” “Kairos
    • Outstanding Korean Actor: Song Joong Ki (“Vincenzo”)
    • Outstanding Korean Actress: Suzy (“Start-Up”)
    • Best OST in Korean Drama: Young Tak – “Okay” (“Revolutionary Sisters”)

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