‘Descendants of the Sun’ wins grand prize at 2017 KCC Broadcasting Awards
Korean hit television series “Descendants of the Sun” received the top honor at the 2017 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards on Monday, K-Pop Herald reports.
The broadcasting watchdog body gave the drama the award for getting high scores due to its quality screenplay, clear depiction of core humanitarian values of peace, and its dedication to come up with a successful pre-produced drama series.
The drama was broadcasted simultaneously on South Korean television network KBS 2TV and Chinese broadcasting and video sharing platform iQiyi in 2016. The series tells the love story of doctor Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) and army captain Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) in the fictional war-torn country of Uruk.
It became a sensation in both countries, concluding with a viewership of 38.8 percent in South Korea, which is rare for a weeknight show, narrowly missing the highly anticipated 40-percent milestone. The drama was also shown here in the Philippines via a local television network.
The second prize went to KNN’s radio series, “Barrier-free Opera” while 12 titles, including tvN’s two hit series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” and “Signal”, and EBS’s documentary “Green Animal” won third.
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