“The King’s Affection” won an International Emmy Award.
At the 50th International Emmy Awards ceremony held in New York, USA at 8:00 pm (local time) on November 21st, “The King’s Affection” was selected as the winner in the Telenovela category, beating finalists from China, Spain and Brazil.
“The King’s Affection” tells the story of a child who was born as one half of twins and is abandoned just because she is a girl. She later becomes the Crown Prince by disguising as her dead brother. Park Eun Bin and Rowoon played the main characters.
“The King’s Affection” has already proven its quality by winning the International Competition Writer Award at the 17th Seoul Drama Awards and the Best Actor Award at the 49th Korea Broadcasting Awards in September.
Lee Kun Joon, head of the KBS Drama Center, expressed his feelings, “We are very happy that ‘The King’s Affection’ won the International Emmy Award for the first time as a Korean drama. It is a great achievement that the potential of all Korean dramas is recognized. We feel a great sense of responsibility because it is a time when K-dramas are loved all over the world. We will do our best so that KBS dramas can play a big role in maintaining the potential of K-content.“
The International Emmy Awards is an event hosted by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) and is one of the most prestigious international awards ceremonies in the world broadcasting industry.