The battle for the Best New Actress (TV section) award has come down to a fight between lanky female stars and those who have an adorable appearance.
We have Choi Yu Jin from SBS “Golden Bride”, Yoo In Yeong from KBS “Likeable or Not” and Lee Ji Ah from MBC “Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi” as the lanky female star representatives while on the other side, we have Park Shin Hye from MBC “Ggak-du-gi” and Park Min Young from KBS “I Am Sam” as the adorable female star representatives. It’s pretty difficult to separate them and predict a winner.
Lee Ji Ah had a pretty impressive breakthrough debut in “Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi” but you can’t discount the possiblity of Park Min Young or Park Shin Hye especially who has turn herself from a girl into a woman in the drama. On the other hand, Yoo In Yeong and Choi Yu Jin roles as “evil” women in their respective dramas have been pretty impressive too.
Lee Ji Ah has been the breakout star in 2007. Her cheerful character in “Tae Wang Sa Shing Gi” plus her convincing acting has totally charmed viewers.
Park Min Young has however managed to cut into Lee Ji Ah’s rising popularity and extending her own charm, on her way to becoming a star herself. In “I Am Sam”, Park Min Young managed to show a wide range of emotions of a high school girl rather effectively and with ease. Although most critics have given Park Min Young a “still can do better” report card, most television PDs also commented that she possesses boundless potential.
Who will win eventually? We will know the answer two weeks later.
The 44th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards – Official Website
Date: 24 April 2008
Time: 18:00-20:00 (Korea Time) on SBS
Venue: Seoul National Theater
Best New Actress (TV Section)
Park Min Young – KBS I am Sam
Park Shin Hye – MBC Ggak-du-gi
Yoo In Yeong – KBS Likeable or Not (I Hate You But It’s Fine)
Lee Ji Ah – MBC Legend
Choi Yu Jin – SBS Golden Bride
Full nomination list and discussion at Soompi forums