The backlash against Park Shin Yang continues to sting. Despite acting in SBS Painter of Wind which just concluded its run recently and also being his first-ever saeguk drama, there was no sighting of his name anywhere on the nomination list for the various awards at the 2008 SBS Drama Awards.
Park Shin Yang was awarded the Daesang award in 2004 and 2007 for his excellent acting in Lovers in Paris and War of Money respectively. But with his role in Painter of Wind a big contrast from his usual roles, it was not well-liked by many. His co-star, Moon Geun Young was however nominated.
According to the higher-ups in SBS, “Park Shin Yang came in for some flak in the earlier part of the drama (Painter of the Wind) for his acting. In addition, his performance was pretty lacklustre compared with Moon Geun Young. Then, you have the pending case where he had asked for high appearance fees which got him banned indefinitely by the Korea Television Drama Production Company Association recently. He has lost the trust of the production staff. Even if you do act very well, it’s useless if you can’t get along with your colleagues.”
Park Shin Yang is understood to be spending his Christmas with his family in America while Moon Geun Young has gone to Australia to visit her sister. But she will be back in time for the 2008 SBS Drama Awards on 31st.