2020 SDA: Brazilian Telenovela ‘Orphans of a Nation’ Wins the Grand Prize + ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ Takes Home 5 Awards

The winners of the 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA) were announced.

On Sept. 15, the 2020 SDA held its “untact” ceremony online due to the spread of COVID-19.

Credit: SDA

The Grand Prize went to the Brazilian telenovela Orphans of a Nation, which tells the story of refugees and immigrants who have left their countries of origin for various reasons amid the Syrian civil war.

Emmy Award winners Thelma Guedes and Duca Rachid said, “The filming site was always full of joy. Above all, our story was about empathy and compassion for both the giver and the receiver. Love and compassion are important factors that enable us to live in a happier world.”

In addition, KBS drama When the Camellia Blooms was honored with a total of five awards, drawing keen attention.

Credit: SDA

Lists of the Winners

Grand Prize – Orphans of a Nation

Best Drama (Top Excellence Award) – Bolivar (Colombia)

Best Drama (Excellence Award) – Mr. Fighting (China)

Best Mini-Seires (Top Excellence Award) – World on Fire (UK)

Best Mini-Series (Excellence Award) – Itaewon Class

Jury Special Prize – The Cage (Czech Republic), XX

Best Actor & Best Actress – Waleed Zuaiter, Gong Hyo Jin

Best Director – Adam Smith (World in Fire)

Best Screenwriter – Lim Sang Choon (When the Camellia Blooms)

Best Actor & Best Actress – Kang Hae Neul, Son Ye Jin

Top Excellence Award – When the Camellia Blooms

Excellence Award – Crash Landing on You, Hot Stove League, Extraordinary You

Best Original Soundtrack (OST) – When the Camellia Blooms’s “Punch”

Asian Star Prize – Dingdong Dantes, Ryusei Yokohama

Best Shortform Award: 18h 30

Best Short Film: The Turncoat

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