2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards: Who’s Leading the Nomination Race?

blue dragon series awards 2023
blue dragon series awards 2023
Credit: Sports Chosun, Netflix, Coupang Play

The 2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards (BSA) has announced its final list of nominees.

Launched in South Korea in 2022, the BSA is the nation’s first awards ceremony focusing on OTT original series. They consider dramas and variety shows that have been produced or invested in by a range of platforms including Netflix, Disney Plus, AppleTV, Watcha, Wavve, KakaoTV, Coupang Play, and TVING.

The nominees announced on the 26th include streaming series content that was released between May 1st, 2022, and May 31st, 2023. The selection process combined surveys conducted among industry insiders and general viewers with evaluations by entertainment reporters from Sports Chosun.

In the drama category, The Glory has been nominated in a total of five categories, including Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best New Actress. Big Bet is a contender in four categories, including Best Drama, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Both Bargain and Anna have scored three nominations each.

In the variety show category, SNL Korea 3 has been nominated in five categories, including Best Program, Best Male and Female Entertainer, and Best New Male and Female Entertainer. Game of Blood 2 has been nominated in three categories, including Best Program and Best New Male and Female Entertainer.

Meanwhile, the 2nd BSA is set to take place at 8:30 on July 19th KST at Paradise City in Incheon.


Below are the nominees:


Best Drama

The Glory
Weak Hero Class 1
Big Bet

Best Actor

Jin Sun Kyu – Bargain
Ha Jung Woo – Narco-Saints
EXO’s D.O. – Bad Prosecutor
Choi Min Sik – Big Bet
Lee Sung Min – Shadow Detective

Best Actress

Jeon Yeo Been – Glitch
Song Hye Kyo – The Glory
Jung Ryeo Won – May It Please the Court
Suzy – Anna
Kim Seo Hyung – Recipe for Farewell

Best Supporting Actor

Park Sung Hoon – The Glory
Chang Ryul – Bargain
Jo Woo Jin – Narco-Saints
Kim Jun Han – Anna
Lee Dong Hwi – Big Bet

Best Supporting Actress

Lim Ji Yeon – The Glory
Lee Elijah – Decoy
Jung Eun Chae – Anna
Kim Joo Ryung – Big Bet
Kyung Soo Jin – Shadow Detective

Best New Actor

Kim Ki Hae – Duty After School
Moon Sang Min – Duty After School
ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo – Island
Park Ji Hoon – Weak Hero Class 1
Bae In Hyuk – Cheer Up

Best New Actress

Shin Ye Eun – Revenge of Others
Cha Joo Young – The Glory
Kwon Eunbin – Duty After School
Han Ji Hyun – Cheer Up
EXID’s Hani – Hit the Spot


Best Variety Show

SNL Korea 3
Siren: Survive the Island
PLAYou Level Up
Bloody Game 2
EXchange 2

Best Male Entertainer

Shin Dong Yup – SNL Korea 3
Lee Kwang Soo – The Zone: Survival Mission
Hwang Jae Sung – The Time Hotel
Hong Suk Chun – Me(a)rry Queer
Yoo Jae Suk – PLAYou Level Up

Best Female Entertainer

Joo Hyun Young – “SNL Korea 3
Girls’ Generation’s Yuri – The Zone: Survival Mission
Lee Eun Ji – Love Alarm Clap! Clap! Clap!
Jang Do Yeon – Change Days 2
Girl’s Day’s Yura – EXchange 2

Best New Male Entertainer

Nam Hyun Woo – SNL Korea 3
WEi’s Kim Yo Han – Love Catcher in Bali
Lee Yi Kyung – Zero-sum Game
DEX – Bloody Game 2
GOT7’s BamBam – EXchange 2

Best New Female Entertainer

Kim Ah Young – SNL Korea 3
Gabee – Love Catcher in Bali
Chuu – Love Alarm Clap! Clap! Clap!
KARA’s Heo Young Ji – Change Days 2
Park Ji Min – Bloody Game 2

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