KBS must be run by fangirls, and other news

And Best Couple goes to……………?

Oh, yeah. You read that right. Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In have been nominated for the award of ‘Best Couple’ at the 2010 KBS Acting Awards for their work in KBS2TV’s ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’!! I can’t even tell you how much this thrills me. For those of you who may be new to the Korean drama scene, each major broadcasting channel (SBS, KBS, MBC) has a end-of-year acting awards ceremony to honor various actors, directors, etc. from their own channel’s dramas from that previous year. They represent some of the most prestigious acting awards in Korea, so this is quite a big deal.

Translation: Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In, who played Yeorim and Guh-roh, respectively, in ‘SKKS,’ became known as the representative ‘boy-boy couple’ in the drama and received the enthusiastic support from the drama’s mania viewers. The scene where Yeorim said to Guh-roh, who was risking danger to go catch the fake Hongbyeokseo, “Then who am I, at your side? Go and live however you want and got lost” and showed his tears even created a ‘gay scandal.’ At the time, the drama’s producers and actors all explained(?), “It was just the expression of 10 years of deep friendship,” but in the end, thanks to enthusiastic support, they were catapulted into the nominations for the award of Best Couple.

A representative from KBS dramas said, “The powerful support of the Association of Accredited Journalists [출입기자단], which provides recommendations for the KBS Acting Awards nominations, especially made it possible for Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In’s names to be confidently included in the list of nominees,” and “We expect that they will receive no less support than other boy-girl couples in the viewers’ votes.” Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In are receiving attention for the possibility that they may become the first ‘boy-boy couple’ to win the Best Couple Award. The 2010 KBS Acting Awards will air on December 31st.

This also recalls the 2008 SBS Acting Awards, in which the drama ‘Painter of the Wind’ received a Best Couple nomination for girl-girl couple Moon Geun Young and Moon Chae Won. The passionate support of netizens was enough to help them beat out 20 other drama couples and take the Best Couple Award, the first time a gay couple was able to do so.

Reported by Lee Da Jeong at Sports Chosun and Choi Minji at TV Daily via Nate
Translated by jaeshinah

Continuing along the theme of the KBS Acting Awards…

On December 7, KBS announced that Song Joong Ki and Lee Da Hae have been chosen as the MCs of the KBS Acting Awards! It is also possible that Choi Soo Jong may join them as the 3rd MC, but nothing has yet been confirmed.

Translation: Song Joong Ki made his successful debut as an MC through KBS2’s ‘Music Bank,’ and Lee Da Hae showed her smooth and natural MC skills with Tak Jae Hoon and Kim So Yeon during last year’s KBS Acting Awards and the 2008 SBS Acting Awards, making this her 3rd year in a row that she will MC a major acting awards ceremony.

Song Joong Ki’s acting in KBS2’s ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ as Gu Yongha displayed a sly, yet deeply heartfelt performance, showing off his magnetic charm, and Lee Da Hae played Hyewon from KBS2’s hit drama ‘Chuno’ from the beginning of this year, drawing tears from viewers for her excellent portrayal of loyal and painful love.

Reported by Cho Beom Ja at Sports Today via Asiae
Translated by jaeshinah

It has been announced that JYJ (Jaejoon, Yoochun, Junsu) will be performing at the KBS Acting Awards! Apparently they have been confirmed as artists, but they are currently in negotiations (read: fights) with KBS about how many songs they will be able to sing. Normally, singers perform a single song, and in JYJ’s case they would probably sing “Chajatta” from the SKKS OST. KBS has said that JYJ must be like any other artist invited to perform and must sing only one song, but the news is reporting that JYJ is asking to sing two songs: one from the SKKS OST, and one from their own album ‘The Beginning.’ An anonymous source who is familiar with JYJ’s activities told reporters that their request comes from the point of view of wanting to perform as much as possible.

Because JYJ is still tangled up in legal conflicts with SM Entertainment, their opportunities to appear on television and promote their album are highly limited. SM has been trying to block JYJ’s television performances, which is also why their expected performance at the Blue Dragon Movie Awards on November 26 was cancelled at the last minute. If JYJ takes the stage at the 2010 KBS Acting Awards, it will be the first time they take a step away from their former company and begin their independent television broadcasting activities. It has also been reported that JYJ’s appearance at the awards ceremony will deepen the rift between KBS and SM Entertainment.

Translated and paraphrased by jaeshinah from a variety of sources: 1, 2, 3

The most popular Naver searches of the year?

Search portal Naver has published the most popular searches from January~November 2010, showing what topics netizens were most interested in this year.

As you can see above, basically all of the most popular searches were related in some way to entertainment or sports. Regular followers of Korean pop culture will recognize many names and faces above—which shows you just how much love and devotion SKKS received throughout its run and afterward =)

In order: 1) King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo; 2) Sungkyunkwan Scandal; 3) My Girlfriend is a Gumiho; 4) Park Ji Sung goal; 5) Girls Generation; 6) Kim Yuna; 7) T-Ara; 8 ) Twitter; 9) SuperstarK2; 10) Jang Jae In.

Reported by Momonews
Translated/paraphrased by jaeshinah

What do Albania and YAI have in common?

‘Sky and Sea,’ the movie directed by Oh Dal Kyun and starring Jang Nara and Yoo Ah In, has been nominated for the 8th annual Tirana International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Albania’s capital of Tirana. This is the first time an Asian movie has been nominated at the film festival.

TIFF, Albania’s only film festival, has been held annually since 2003, and this year featured 72 submissions from 49 different countries for the category of ‘long film.’ Among these, 11 films were chosen as official nominees, and ‘Sky and Sea’ represents Asia’s only nomination.

‘Sky and Sea,’ starring Jang Nara, Yoo Ah In, and Juny, is about three friends who help one another heal their scars and pain.

‘Sky and Sea’ received the Best Actress in a Foreign Film award at the 18th annual China Golden Rooster Hundred Flowers Film Festival in October, and has received positive critical reviews in Europe, as well, where negotiations are close in reaching a deal to distribute the movie.

The Tirana International Film Festival will begin on December 13 and will hold its closing ceremonies on the 18th. ‘Sky and Sea’ will be shown on the 17th at 3PM to an audience of reporters, judges, and interested viewers.

This year, TIFF received more than 500 submissions from 67 different countries for the categories of long film, short film, and animation.

Reported by Lee Ji Young at OSEN
Translated by jaeshinah

41 thoughts on “KBS must be run by fangirls, and other news

  1. This is great news, a lot of good news today … Goo Yong-ha and Moon Jaeshin, indeed the coolest couple, I see they are 2 people that have been through a lot in a phase of friendly relations (10 years is not a short time, they are able to reach an agreement, without having to speak. And their acting very convincing.) their friendship was rather difficult to guess the direction, sometimes there is love … sometimes pure without tendencies … but whatever the form I really liked them … any result for me they are good examples of how to build a friendship … congratulations Song Jong-ki, Yoo Ah in , they deserve to get it… ( sorry my poor english… i hope you understand ) this time I will not forget to say thanks Jaeshinah … this great.

  2. OMG these news make me go to heaven! Enough for the weekend.
    Thanks so much jaeshinah, for bringing the best news. I love your post title; you hit it: KBS MUST BE RUN BY FANGIRLS lolololol

    Anyone knows if all categories have been announced for the KBS awards? I’m praying for Ah In to receive a nomination in an acting category. I never take TV station awards seriously. They’re mostly about the station paying tribute/due to the dramas that brought them the most $$$, regardless of quality. Just wait and you’ll see how Baker King Kim Taek Goo rapes at least several categories. Yet there are cases when the awards really reflect merits. Like Go Hyung Jung wining the Grand award for her ultimate villain role in Queen Seon Deok. This year this award matters to me. I’m so nervous for my boy!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. YESS!! Again Jaeshin and Yong Ha Couples.. I really wish they will score this award.. now i’m so nervous.. reading all the news translated by jaeshinah.. Jaeshinah you always make my heart goes doki doki!! Thanks girl!!

  4. omg i watching sungkyunkwan scandel right now lol oh i hope they win!i wonder if its the first boy-boy nominated for best couple?does anyone know? oh and to go kinda off topic how did you get the cool snow falling thing for your page?

  5. YES!! More power to Jaeshin and Yongha couple … hope they will win!! Thanks sweet sweet jaeshinah. And I must say the current header looks awesome!! Happy weekend everyone!

  6. Holy crap I just read the new bits abot JYJ now. The fight they have with SM sounds exactly like a korean drama plot! My goodness the boys should make their own drama to publicize this injustice, maybe change the names: JYJ to…JYJ and SM to MS.

    I feel so sorry for them. SM is so evil and dirty!

    • It’s quite a sad and depressing situation indeed. It’s as if SM is doing everything in their power to hinder JYJ’s desire to finally move forward *sighs*

      Anyway, this Best Couple nomination is one helluva awesome news! GO GEOL OH GO YEORIM!!! 🙂

    • it really says something,i bet the other artists signed to sm are watching this closely.seems like sm wants to own people for life

      • I wonder how this entire scandal is portrayed in Korea. Is there any article that tries to expose the truth, whatever the truth is at all? With SM power, I doubt if there is anybody who explicitly takes JYJ side. My impression of the Korean Press regarding entertainment news is pretty bad, since 90% of the time they only report gossips and useless news. It’s time for the press to do something useful omg….

        • Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry (KFPCAI) even sent out letters to broadcasting stations to prevent guesting JYJ from any show, stating that they affect the Hallyu Wave negatively. It was proven otherwise, however, when recent JYJ’s concert in Seoul attracted lots of foreign fans, thus creating a big boost to South Korea’s tourism.

          So far, it’s only Radio 21 who explicitly expressed their support for JYJ: http://sharingyoochun.net/2010/12/05/trans-101205-radio-21-announcement/ . I hope more supporters surface soon.

        • EL OH EL i know it’s not a laughing matter but your idea of a drama featuring ‘JYJ’ and ‘MS’ was too funny !! I don’t follow the whole JYJ-DBSK mess…I hate drama in my fandom =( but the impression I get from my friends and other regular people (read: fans, but not crazy ones=p) is that everyone feels sorry for all 5 members of DBSK and no one’s actually sympathetic to SM. among the 3 main kpop companies (SM/YG/JYP) SM has the reputation for being the scariest/most rigid but also they have got this kpop thing down to a goddamn formula. they’re so good at churning out hits it’s scary. though the DBSK boys have enough popularity in korea and elsewhere to last for several more years, I think, the JYJ-SM fight really is a david and goliath kind of situation=/

  7. THIS IS THE BEST NEWS THIS WEEK! I love this couple to death, even more than Sunjoon-Yoonhee and the possible Jaeshin-Yoonhee. I strongly support these two. I don’t care if KBS is run by fangirls. It’ll be good news for all of us *evil laugh* I hope I can tune in to the award ceremony. Good thing by December 31st my exams will be done. Does anyone know who the other nominees are?

    And glad to see Sky and Ocean popping up again. It’s such a shame the movie didn’t work out well. I heard it was actually a great movie. With their nomination to a film festival, I hope they will reconsider distribution so all of us can watch it. This is one work of Mr. Yoo I haven’t seen and I’m sure he did a great job. Plus it’s a bright movie and I know we all need a happy Mr. Yoo, even if it’s only on screen.

      • I was talking about the controversy surrounding the movie. But I think he really is a person who has a lot of fun. But he doesn’t look like he shows it a lot. He looks all serious all the time.

  8. You are the best, Jaeshinah! Thank you so so much!!!

    Now excuse me while I go make congratulatory banners for our best couple ;D

  9. thankyou so much for the article….”KBS must be run by fangirls” lol
    A past boy-boy best couple winner was lee jun ki and his costar in King and Clown….i dont know if there were any others

    im not complaining …but its weird, their relationship wasnt a main plotline like it was in the case of the king and clown, but rather a side thing which allowed the writer to explore yongha and jaeshin with more depth…..so KBS recognised that both are incredible actors but deep inside they are really just diehard fangirls lol

    • I don’t think Lee Jun Ki and Kam Woo Sung won at the Daesang Acting Awards, but they did win at the Blue Dragon Awards, you are correct =) I didn’t see the King and Clown but I heard amazing things about it. I’m obvs a little bit biased but I loved the Yeorim-Guhroh couple so much more than Sunjoon-Yoonhee… hehe. I just loved those boys so ❤

  10. Ah In-ssi still stick with his cute mustache, is it his latest photo? I really miss him on twitter… JYJ will make a huge success, SM couldn’t stop such great talents. Thank you Jaeshinah 🙂

  11. Awww (: so good, i hope they win because it was the best relationship ever *.*

    Oh god -.- that SME is gettin on my nerves -.- just leave them alone -.- and let them do what they want to … -.- hunf .

    Ty ffor always doin you best *.* ;D

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