Choi Jin Shil Is Newsmaker of the Year for 2008

Choi Jin Shil’s suicide has been voted by Korean netizens as the biggest news to have happened in the Korean entertainment world this year.

Portal site, Ezday had done a survey with 2,368 netizens from 29th November to 8th December. Among the voters, 584 were males while 1,784 were females. 664 were in their 20s, 1,009 were in their 30s while 487 were in their 40s.

The following are the 2008 Entertainment Awards results:

News of the Year
1. Choi Jin Shil’s suicide and parental rights issue – 76% (1,784 votes)
2. Ahn Jae Hwan’s suicide – 22% (513 votes)
3. Kang Byung Gyu Olympics entertainer cheering squad + internet gambling

Drama of the Year
1. KBS Angry Mom – 38% (908 votes)
2. MBC New Heart – 21% (502 votes)
3. SBS Iljimae – 16% (362 votes)
4. SBS On Air – 14% (351 votes)
5. SBS Tazza – 11% (245 votes)

Variety of the Year
1. SBS Family Outing – 32% (780 votes)
2. KBS 1 Night 2 Days – 30% (723 votes)
3. MBC Infinity Challenge – 18% (423 votes)
4. MBC We Got Married – 16% (363 votes)
5. KBS Happy Together – 4% – (79 votes)

Male Singer of the Year
1. Big Bang – 37% (898 votes)
2. Rain – 35% (851 votes)
3. SG Wannabe
4. Kim Jong Kook
5. DBSK

Female Singer of the Year
1. Wonder Girls – 59% (1,415 votes)
2. Lee Hyori – 26% (637 votes)
3. Brown Eyed Girls
4. So Nyeo Shi Dae
5. SeeYa

Actor of the Year
1. Kim Myung Min – 60% (1,424 votes)
2. Lee Jun Ki
3. Jo Jae Hyun
4. Kim Rae Won
5. Jang Hyuk

Actress of the Year
1. Choi Jin Shil – 37% (878 votes)
2. Kim Hye Ja
3. Han Ye Seul
4. Kim Ha Neul
5. Kim Ji Soo

Host of the Year
1. Yoo Jae Suk – 67% (1,607 votes)
2. Kang Ho Dong – 24% (547 votes)
3. Kim Je Dong
4. Shin Dong Yup
5. Lee Kyung Gyu

Comedian of the Year
1. Shin Bong Seon – 62% (1,483 votes)

*Some results are omitted due to laziness. Full results here.

25 thoughts on “Choi Jin Shil Is Newsmaker of the Year for 2008

  1. aigoo….a death of someone can b the best voted of the year..if i were the one of the family of CJS,i will probably feel damn sad about this vote

  2. What wait a minute! How the heck is SNSD in the category female singer of the year, when they didn’t even promote anything? I think it should only be Taeyeon since she was the only one singing this year!

    But of course my Wonder Girls is on top like always. Thanks.

  3. @ krysti

    That just shows how popular SNSD is. They only had individual activities and yet they still manage to rank unlike groups that actually promoted. (example: Kara)

  4. Family Outing is my new fav show! I’m glad it’s getting such good ratings! And MC Yoo will always be my #1 host!

  5. @krysti:
    They did promote, this is catergory for 2008. SNSD promoted Kissing You and baby baby during the first half to 008 and then took a break ( not really) but yea…

  6. Female Singer of the Year
    1. Wonder Girls – 59% (1,415 votes)
    2. Lee Hyori – 26% (637 votes)
    3. Brown Eyed Girls
    4. So Nyeo Shi Dae
    5. SeeYa

    Why SNSD?

  7. “664 were in their 20s, 1,009 were in their 30s while 487 were in their 40s”

    this means that there were fewer obssessed fangirls which devote their time to fandom participated in the poll.

    one word: fairness

  8. Finally, we’re seeing some credible polls.

    WG AND BB DESERVE THEIR RESPECTIVE TITLES.

    Yoo Jae Suk as Host of the Year. Awesome!

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