The talk of the town had been whether Park Shin Yang who is involved in a pay dispute and antagonizing industry bigwigs, would be among the Daesang nominees in the 2008 SBS Drama Awards which was announced today.
In a statement from SBS today, “The nominees for the different awards hinges greatly on the opinions from drama production companies. We can’t totally disregard tv ratings also but that is just one of the many criterias from which we pick the nominees. The Daesang will be picked from those who have acted in SBS dramas that has aired over the past year. The nominees was derived through 70% of votes from drama producers while the remaining 30% are from tv ratings, how much influence it had, its impact on society, the acting, etc. Viewers can express their opinion through the popularity poll.”
The Daesang will be contested by Song Yun Ah (On Air), Kim Ha Neul (On Air), Oh Hyun Kyung (First Wives Club), Moon Geun Young (Painter of the Wind) and Lee Jun Ki (Iljimae). Lee Jun Ki will also compete for the Best Actor Award with Kim Rae Won (Gourmet), Lee Bum Soo (On Air) and Park Shin Yang (Painter of the Wind). The Best Actress Award will be contested by the female nominees for Daesang. Awards ceremony goes live on 31st December.
Also check out the nominees for the 2008 KBS Drama Awards.