Kathryn Bernardo is vying under the Outstanding Asian Stars category
Filipino screen superstar Kathryn Bernardo is adding yet another feather to her cap. On Monday, May 22, 2023, it was announced that she is one of the international nominees of the 2023 Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA)!
Kathryn is nominated in the Outstanding Asian Stars category, the award-giving body said.
Fans can vote for their favorites via the voting app Idolchamp starting June 15, according to organizers.
The 18th edition of Seoul Drama International Awards will be held on September 21, with live broadcast on Korea’s KBS2TV.
“Winners selected by the vote will also be invited to the ceremony to share the joy of winning the award with the general public,” the group said.
Kathryn Bernardo alongside international superstars
The 27-year-old actress will vie for the prize alongside artists from South Korea, China, Thailand, Japan, and Taiwan.
Among them, South Korean superstars na sina Song Joong Ki (“Reborn Rich”), Song Hye Kyo (“The Glory”), Park Eun Bin (“Extraordinary Attorney Woo”), Lee Je Hoon (“Taxi Driver”), at Yoon Ah (“Big Mouth”).
From China, Wang He Di, better known by his screen name Dylan Wang, who played Dao Ming Xi in the 2018 drama series “Meteor Garden” and “Love Between Fairy and Devil” star Yu Shuxin was also nominated.
Meanwhile, representing Thailand is actor, singer, and songwriter Nichkhun of 2PM, Japan has actors Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Kento Yamazaki, while Taiwan’s nominee is actress Vivian Sung.
In 2022, Kathryn’s fellow Star Magic artist, Belle Mariano was the first Filipina actress who received the award, which also made her one of the five honorees in the region.
Founded in 2006, the SDA is said to be the only international drama festival in South Korea that puts the spotlight on drama trends across the globe.
Kathryn is currently gearing up for a packed year ahead, with three movies in the pipeline: “A Very Good Girl” with Dolly de Leon, directed by Petersen Vargas; “Elena 1944” helmed by Olivia Lamasan; and a yet-titled film with her long-time partner Daniel Padilla, under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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