“The King’s Affection” and Lee Sun Gyun have both been nominated for the 50th International Emmy Awards! Are you surprised about that?
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations for this year’s International Emmy Awards, which recognize achievements in television programming that is originally produced and aired outside of the United States.
KBS 2TV’s “The King’s Affection,” which stars Park Eun Bin and SF9’s Rowoon, has been nominated for Best Telenovela. Executive producer Yoon Jae Hyuk remarked, “This nomination is all thanks to the love and interest of our viewers both within Korea and abroad. We will continue to pour our all into producing K-dramas that can receive even more love.”
Meanwhile, Lee Sun Gyun has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor for his starring turn in the Apple TV+ series “Dr. Brain.”
The 2022 International Emmy Awards will be held on November 21 in New York.
Lee Sun-kyun (born March 2, 1975) is a South Korean actor. After beginning his career in musical theatre, for many years Lee was relegated to minor and supporting roles onscreen, only getting to play lead characters in one-act dramas on KBS Drama City and MBC Best Theater. In one such Best Theater project, he worked with TV director Lee Yoon-jung on Taereung National Village (2005), which led to him being cast in her later series Coffee Prince in 2007. Coffee Prince, along with the medical drama White Tower brought Lee mainstream popularity, which he followed with Pasta (2010), Golden Time (2012) and My Mister (2018).
Meanwhile, on the big screen, he received a Best Actor award from the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival for his role in Paju (2009), followed by critical acclaim for mystery thriller Helpless (2012), romantic comedy All About My Wife (2012), and crime/black comedy A Hard Day (2014). Lee also continues to collaborate with auteur Hong Sang-soo, and his arthouse films with Hong include Night and Day (2008), Oki’s Movie (2010), and Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013). In 2019, he starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning black comedy film Parasite.
“The King’s Affection” and Lee Sun Gyun have both been nominated for the 50th International Emmy Awards! Don’t forget to catch up with the latest Korean entertainment news daily!