Only half month is left to bid goodbye to 2014 and with the year end, comes the award season. All three big networks of Korean television hold their award ceremonies where they acknowledge and award the stars that made their respective channels successful. Of course, they are not really a judgment of acting by any means as we have seen in past years how strange and laughable these can be in terms of their winners but it is actually a way to give a nod to stars that brought home ratings for them. I think it’s not necessarily a bad thing as bringing success is not an easy feat, especially for this year where ratings dwindled almost throughout the year, with only few dramas (that I can count on the fingers of one hand) garnering more than 10%. Anyway, it’s always fun to see all actors gathered together in their stylish best (or not!) and giving us something exciting to look forward to.
KBS, MBC and SBS have all announced their schedules for the award function. This time each channel has chosen actors of their currently on-air shows for hosting the event. For KBS, Healer star Park Min Young is taking the responsibility along with A King’s Face‘s Seo In Guk. Both are cute actors and I’m hoping they’ll bring lots of cuteness. Next is MBC where Sooyoung of My Spring Days and comedian Shin Dong Yup will compère the ceremony. A mix of sweetness and laughs I guess. I’m really happy for her that she got a relatively successful drama turn as the leading lady for a major network. She is one of the finest actress-idols and brings lots of ebullience in her performances. Love her. Lastly, SBS , which was the most victorious channel, has chosen Pinocchio‘s Park Shin Hye, cute Park Seo Joon from One Warm Word and presenter-comedian-actor Lee Hwi Jae. I think the general trend of the hosts is cute and bubbly.
MBC awards will be held on 30 December while SBS and KBS have scheduled theirs on 31. I wonder if the stars feel irritated that they cannot celebrate new year in their own way? But then receiving an award is a great way to do that, isn’t it?