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.
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.
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