Drama fans are having a heated discussion on the nominee lineup for Blue Dragon Series Awards (BSA).
BSA officially announced the final nomination for the 1st blue Dragon Series Awards on July 6th.
The awards this time features works that were released through online video streaming services (OTT). The list drew keen attention with the names of many Korean dramas and entertainment programs on OTT platforms, such as Netflix, that created the K-content sensation worldwide. Above all, BSA is the first award ceremony held exclusively for OTT original series in Korea.
However, some netizens showed a somewhat disappointing reaction to the nominee selection criteria and the nominees. It is pointed out that BSA focused on the popularity of individuals rather than fairness.
The most controversial part is the nominee lineup for Best Supporting Drama Actor.
Son Seok-gu of “D.P.”, the drama that depicts the irrationality of the army, was selected as one of the five nominees for Best Supporting Actor. Many netizens are saying that they can’t understand his appearance in the lineup.
The criticism arose not simply because of his acting skills. In the drama, Son Seok-gu appeared as Lim Ji-seop, an aide to the military police chief, and he shone with his passionate performance.
In fact, Son Seok-gu decided to appear in “D.P.” because of his friendship with director Han Joon-hee. He didn’t have much screen time in the drama since it was an appearance of friendship.