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French TV comedy series wins top prize in Seoul Drama Awards

2014/09/04 22:47

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Yonhap) -- The French TV comedy series "Kaboul Kitchen Season 2" on Thursday triumphed and the megahit South Korean drama "My Love from the Star" captured four prizes at this year's Seoul International Drama Awards.

Producers of the French series received the grand prize at the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards during a ceremony at the National Theater of Korea in central Seoul.

"Kaboul Kitchen" is based on the real-life story of a French journalist who had run a restaurant for French residents in Kabul, Afghanistan till 2008.

The SBS fantasy drama "My Love from the Star" won four prizes in the category of outstanding "hallyu" TV series: It received the best hallyu drama award while its lead actor Kim Soo-hyun was named best actor and the most-popular star among netizens. K-pop singer Lyn, who sings the drama's theme song, "My Destiny," captured the best theme song award.

Hallyu refers to the Asianwide popularity of South Korean TV dramas, films and pop music.

The best TV series award went to MBC's "Empress Ki," an epic drama about a Korean-born empress of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty, while the best TV mini-series award was scored by the Norwegian crime thriller "Mammon."

   Co-hosted by the Seoul International Drama Awards and the Korean Broadcasters' Association, the event has been held annually since 2006.

This year, 24 dramas along with 28 producers, actors and actresses were nominated for the awards out of 209 entries from 50 countries.

South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun (R) speaks during the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards ceremony in Seoul on Sept. 4, 2014. (Yonhap) South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun (R) speaks during the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards ceremony in Seoul on Sept. 4, 2014. (Yonhap)

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