The 44th Baeksang Awards will be held next week (24th April, Thursday) and it has been an intriguing contest thus far especially in the voting count for the Popular Actor/Actress on the official website. In the driving seat are two couples respectively, Bae Yong Joon, Lee Ji Ah from MBC “Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi” and Kang Ji Hwan, Sung Yuri from KBS “Hong Gil Dong”.
Audience can use their mobile or through the internet to vote for their favourite actor/actress with the voting lines ending on 21st April. And currently Kang Ji Hwan is leading with 42.1% with Bae Yong Joon not far behind with 41.9%, just 0.2% difference. The two hot favourites account for nearly 84% of the total vote and the rest are merely making up numbers since the difference is far too big. In third place is Lee Jun Ki with 5.4% while fourth is Gong Yoo with 3.4%. In fifth place is Jang Geun Suk with 2.6%. The Popular Actor has thus become a personal duel between the two leading men.
Same story over in the Popular Actress category with Lee Ji Ah and Sung Yuri holding a huge lead over the rest. Lee Ji Ah currently holds top spot with 39% while Sung Yuri is second with 38.1%. In third place is Yoon Eun Hye with 12%.
Since voting begun on 26th March for the Popular Actor/Actress award, it has become a battlefield between fans eager to see their idol coming up tops. Inevitably it has also coincidentally turned into a “fight” between the leading man/woman of two period dramas. Who exactly will become the victor? We will know on 24th April next week.