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[HanCinema Awards] Winners for the 2017 HanCinema Awards!

2018/01/14 | | Permalink

What an exciting year 2017 was and the perfect way to round it off was with your votes in the 2nd Annual HanCinema Awards. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!! And congratulations to all of the winners...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Kiss in a Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is......

2018/01/13 | | Permalink

The kiss. It is often the crowning glory, highlight, and turning point of a rom-com. 2017 saw many sizzling kisses and you cast your vote for your favorite...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Couple in a Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is......

2018/01/11 | | Permalink

Which couple stole your hearts with their chemistry, partnership, and loveable relationship? You voted and let your favorite be known. It's time to reveal which pairing came out on top...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/10 | | Permalink

Competition was fierce this year for the top 16 dramas of the year. You, HanCinema readers, voted and let your voices be heard. Which drama did you pick for Best Drama of 2017?...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/10 | | Permalink

From lawyers to detectives to queens, the actresses of 2017 have taken them all on. You have chosen your favorite actress of the year and now it's time to see which lucky lady won your hearts...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Historical Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is......

2018/01/09 | | Permalink

Historical dramas of 2017 made history in the HanCinema books. You've cast your vote and determined the best of the best...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/09 | | Permalink

2017 saw fantastic actors land interesting, challenging, and engaging roles. We've fallen in love with so many of their performances. You voted to let us know who you think is the best actor of 2017...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Film for 2017 - And the Winner Is......

2018/01/07 | | Permalink

From January to December, 2017 cast an array of talented men in film who rounded out the viewing experience and helped draw us into new worlds. You've cast your vote for your favorites and now it's time to see who won...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Film for 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/07 | | Permalink

The year of 2017 saw a slew of amazingly talented women in leading roles in an industry that is finally warming up to powerful females. You, HanCinema readers, have made your favorites known by casting your votes...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Secondary Couple of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/06 | | Permalink

The main couple of any drama tends to steal the romantic limelight, but every once and a while there is a magical second romance that makes hearts flutter. HanCinema readers, you voted and made your favorite secondary couple in a drama known...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Scene Stealer in a Drama of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/05 | | Permalink

Each drama has that actor or actress who, despite not being top billed, manages to steal the scene with their powerful acting. You cast your vote for your favorite scene stealer, and now it's time to see who won...More

[HanCinema Awards] HanCinema's Top Drama Picks of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/03 | | Permalink

Between all of the fun variations of fantasy dramas, the court dramas, the beautiful love lines, and the exciting villains, the 2017 drama offering was rich, which made choosing our favorites here at HanCinema was not easy. But we presented you with our favorite six dramas of the year and you voted for your favorites of our favorites...More

[HanCinema Awards] HanCinema's Top Film Picks of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/03 | | Permalink

HanCinema presented its picks for the best films of the year, which was both difficult and fun with the selection from 2017 to choose from...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama Villain of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/03 | | Permalink

You have cast your vote and made your favorite K-drama villain of 2017 known. This person has earned your love through the creation of an excellent on-screen villain...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Up-and-Coming Actor of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2018/01/02 | | Permalink

There is bright new talent on the horizons of dramaland and you have voted for your favorites of 2017. Today we who you chose as the best up-and-coming actor...More

[HanCinema Awards] Happy New Year! Don't Forget to Cast Your Vote for Your 2017 Favorites!

2018/01/01 | | Permalink

Happy New Year, HanCinema Readers! It has been so lovely to take this journey with you through Korean film and K-drama over the course of 2017. Wonderful things have been created, talented actors both new and old have graced our screens, and, of course, a few sad things have weighed on our hearts. With the joys and sorrows of 2017, we forge into 2018. Let's see where the Korean film and K-drama adventure takes us!

Let's not forget about 2017, yet! There are still some categories still open for voting, so be sure to cast your votes...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama OST of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2017/12/31 | | Permalink

The music sets the tone, rouses the spirits, quickens the blood, and can trigger memory for years to come. It is now time to reveal what you picked as the Best Drama OST of 2017...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Film of 2017 - And the Winner Is...

2017/12/30 | | Permalink

Thanks to you, our HanCinema readers, we have had a successful HanCinema Awards. Today we begin to reveal your winners, starting with "Best Film of 2017...More

[HanCinema Awards] Only Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Scene Stealer of 2017 - Vote Now!

2017/12/30 | | Permalink

Voting for Scene Stealer in a Drama closes tomorrow, December 31! Currently in the lead is "Goblin", followed by "Suspicious Partner" and "While You Were Sleeping - 2017". Be sure to get your votes in before polls close at midnight Pacific Standard Time! Your favorite movie depends on you...More

[HanCinema Awards] Only Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Drama OST of 2017 - Vote Now!

2017/12/29 | | Permalink

Voting for the Best Drama OST of 2017 closes tomorrow, December 30! Currently in the lead is "Goblin", followed by "Suspicious Partner" and "While You Were Sleeping - 2017". Be sure to get your votes in before polls close at midnight Pacific Standard Time! Your favorite movie depends on you...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama Kiss - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/29 | | Permalink

It's that time, folks. We're on the last category of the 2017 HanCinema Awards and it's a sexy one: Best Kiss in a 2017 Drama. It's the moment when our couples finally express their feelings for each other in steamy form...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama Couple - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/28 | | Permalink

The year of 2017 has seen some wonderful couples whose chemistry is sizzling and whose relationships draw us in and make us want to cheer for their happiness and success. Now you can choose for your favorite couple of the year out of sixteen amazing pairings...More

[HanCinema Awards] Only Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Film of 2017 - Vote Now!

2017/12/28 | | Permalink

Voting for the Best Film of 2017 closes tomorrow, December 29! Currently in the lead is "A Taxi Driver", followed by "The Battleship Island" and "The King". Be sure to get your votes in before polls close at midnight Pacific Standard Time! Your favorite movie depends on you...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/27 | | Permalink

As we near the end of the HanCinema Awards, it's time to introduce the category of "Best Drama". Starting today, December 27th, you have until January 10th to vote for your favorite of the year's top sixteen dramas. From fantasy to time travel to thriller to court room, 2017 has delivered and now it's time to hear what you thought of the year's offerings. Results will be released for each category starting December 30th. And now, let's take a look at the nominees for "Best Drama of 2017...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/26 | | Permalink

The leading man in a drama is the left hand to a leading actress' right in dramaland. He infuses a drama with charisma, energy, sensitivity, and a deep understanding of character and plot. The year of 2017 has seen many leading man who embody these qualities, but now its time for you to choose your favorites from December 26th to January 9th...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/25 | | Permalink

Leading ladies are the heart of K-dramas. A strong actress can carry a drama from beginning to end and 2017 had more than its fair share of talented women, making it a rich year for the leading ladies. Vote for your favorite leading lady from December 25th to January 8th! Results for all categories will be released beginning on December 30th...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Historical Drama of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/24 | | Permalink

The sageuk, or historical drama, is one of the earliest forms of Korean drama and the basis for what we know and love. Over the years it has evolved to include all sorts of fusion such as fantasy and time travel elements. The year of 2017 saw quite a few wonderful sageuk. Vote for your favorite of this year's historical dramas from December 24 to January 7. Results for all categories will be released starting on December 30...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Film for 2017 - Cast Your Vote! + Movie Giveaway

2017/12/23 | | Permalink

The leading men have been strong in 2017. Globetrotters and national favorites, this year has seen a variety of talent capable of helming films for years to come. Vote for your favorite leading man from December 23 to January 6. Results for all categories will release beginning December 30...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Film for 2017 - Cast Your Vote! + Movie Giveaway

2017/12/23 | | Permalink

Competition in 2017 between the talented leading ladies in film was fierce. From action to romance to thrillers, Korean actresses pulled out all the stops, delivering excellent performances and winning accolades domestically and abroad. You can vote from December 23 to January 6 on the nominees for Best Actress. Results for all categories will begin to release on December 30...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Secondary Drama Couples of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/22 | | Permalink

The main romance of a K-drama is the heart of dramaland, but luckily for us, the secondary couples can be just as winning, adorable, and squee-worthy, adding to the wonderful experience of drama-watching. Which of these couples made your hearts beat? Vote for your favorite secondary couples from December 22 to January 5! And, without further ado, let's dive into the cutest of the secondary couples of 2017...More

[HanCinema Awards] Drama - Scene Stealers of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/21 | | Permalink

This year has been hot with amazing dramas. Strong leads and strong stories guide them. And every once and a while, a drama has something extra special: a scene stealer. A person who is so exceptional on screen that one can't help but be riveted by his or her performance. The year of 2017 has seen quite a few of these amazing actors so without further ado, let's check out the captivating nominees...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Up-and-Coming Drama Actors of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/20 | | Permalink

Each year we see fresh new talent and young one's rise the depths of the unknown into stardom. These young ones have tackled some amazing roles in 2017 and we can't wait to see more from these rising talents...More

[HanCinema Awards] HanCinema's Top Drama Picks of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/19 | | Permalink

It's been a great year for dramas and we at HanCinema have gotten to enjoy many of them. We watch, review, analyze, follow news, read your reactions, and enjoy the fruits of dramaland. During all the time we spend in dramaland, a few 2017 dramas have spoken to each of us personally. William, our resident film and drama critic; Orion, our drama reviewer, news hoarder, and daily rambler; and me, Lisa, your friendly managing editor, have all gathered to share our favorite dramas of the year. Let's check out which dramas we each picked as our top two and then we'd love to hear about yours...More

[HanCinema Awards] HanCinema's Top Film Picks - Cast Your Vote! and Movie Giveaway

2017/12/19 | | Permalink

By the end of the year there is such a colorful array of films to choose from and this year, the HanCinema staff has tackled much of what has hit the silver screen. We've chosen our favorites of the year and want to hear what yours are as well...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama Villain of 2017 - Cast Your Vote! + Poster Giveaway

2017/12/17 | | Permalink

An excellent drama villain is just as important as a winning hero or heroine. He or she helps to shape the life of a drama, reaching out and ensnaring hearts with inspired hatred, pity, and confusion. The year of 2017 saw some wonderful villains, deadly and manipulative, pitiable and terrifying, and it saw even great actors, young and old, who played them convincingly. Vote for your favorite villain from December 17 to December 31! Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30.

Don't forget to enter to win a "Splash Splash Love" poster at the bottom of this post...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama OST of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/16 | | Permalink

Music has the power to make you recall your favorite kiss, emotional beat, character, or scene, even if you only hear a few notes of the song. That's the reason why K-drama OSTs are so important. When certain music plays, you know something is going to happen. In honor of the power of the drama OST, we bring you this newest category. You can vote for your favorites from December 16 to December 30! Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Film of 2017 - Cast Your Vote!

2017/12/15 | | Permalink

Cinema in South Korea is busier than ever, with faces new and old and quite a few globetrotters that made notable appearances on the international scene in 2017. From December 15 to December 29 you can vote for your favorite film of 2017. Results for all categories will be revealed beginning December 30...More

[HanCinema Awards] The 2nd Annual HanCinema Awards

2017/12/09 | | Permalink

Hello HanCinema viewers! It's that time of year again when you cast your votes for your favorites in film and drama. Welcome to the 2nd Annual HanCinema Awards!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Conclusion of the First Annual HanCinema Awards

2017/01/08 | | Permalink

The First Annual HanCinema Awards has concluded successfully thank to you, HanCinema Readers! With over half a million votes in fifteen categories, you let your voices be heard and we couldn't be more pleased! Thank you so much for joining us on this great adventure into film and drama!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Kiss - And the Winner Is...

2017/01/02 | | Permalink

There were so many amazing kisses in 2016 to make us melt and swoon. It's time to see which of the couples had your favorite kiss! Thank you so much for helping to make the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama - And the Winner Is...

2017/01/01 | | Permalink

Dramas give viewers so much so anticipate, enjoy, hope for, ship, and more. You have voted for your favorite and it's time to see what you chose! Thank you so much for helping to make the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Film - And the Winner Is...

2017/01/01 | | Permalink

Korean cinema is creative, beautiful, and adventurous. You have voted for your favorite of the silver screen nominees and it is time to reveal the results. Thank you so much for voting and making the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Couple in a Drama - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/31 | | Permalink

The couples that powered 2016's romantic inertia with their sweet interactions received your votes. It was a fierce competition and now it's time to reveal the winning couple. Thank you so much for helping to make the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Ahjussi/Ahjumma Actor - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/31 | | Permalink

Experience is a season that flavors our ahjumma and ahjussi actors with deep insight that manifests in their acting. You have voted for your favorite of these amazing actors and now it's time to tally up the count. Thank you for making the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Villain in a Drama - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/30 | | Permalink

Without a good villain, the hero has no one to battle! You have cast your vote for your favorite evil and now it's time to find out who won! Thank you so much for joining us and making the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Sageuk - And the Winner Is... (and Giveaway!!!!)

2016/12/30 | | Permalink

The battle of the sageuks was fierce, but you made your choice known with your votes! Thank you so much for making the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success! We couldn't have done it without you....More

[HanCinema Awards] Scene Stealer - And the Winner Is... (and Giveaway!!!!)

2016/12/29 | | Permalink

Occasionally, there is an actor who blows us away with the power and intensity of his or her acting. These talented people are the "Scene Stealers", the people we can't help but watch when they are on screen. You have voted for your favorite and it's time to reveal who you chose! Thank you for joining us and helping to make the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Webtoon Adaptation - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/29 | | Permalink

Webtoons have exploded in popularity in the past few years and it only makes sense for drama to tap into the creativity of the authors. Webtoon adaptations have been extremely successful and you, HanCinema readers, have voted for your favorite. Thank you so much for helping us to make the First Annual HanCinema Awards succesful. We couldn't have done it without you!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Foreign Actor - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/28 | | Permalink

Korean drama has opened its arms to foreign actors and you have voted for your favorite of these international talents. Thank you so much for contributing to the success of the First Annual HanCinema Awards....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Up-and-Coming Actor - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/28 | | Permalink

The budding K-drama talents have definitely impressed in 2016 and you have voted for your favorite Up-and-Coming Actor. Thank you so much for joining us and making the First Annual HanCinema Awards a success!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Drama - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/27 | | Permalink

For the past two weeks you all have voted for who you, HanCinema Readers, have supported as the "Best Actress in Drama". Today it's time to reveal who you have chosen as your favorite leading lady. We thank you so much for being a part of the First Annual HanCinema Awards and for making it a success. ...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Drama - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/27 | | Permalink

Today is the day to reveal two fierce categories. The first of those is "Best Actor in a Drama. Six of the hottest actors on Korean and international television vied for your votes. HanCinema thanks you for your support and for joining for the First Annual HanCinema Awards....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Film - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/26 | | Permalink

Welcome to the final week of the First Annual HanCinema Awards. After two weeks of voting, the first of the results are in! HanCinema thanks all of you readers for joining in and making this successful! We couldn't have done it without you, so enjoy all these fine gentlemen of Korean cinema....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Film - And the Winner Is...

2016/12/26 | | Permalink


It is the final week of the exciting First Annual HanCinema Awards! The ladies of Korean cinema have received your votes and the results are in! Thank you so much for voting and giving these wonderful actresses your votes. HanCinema couldn't have done this without you....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Kiss in a Drama

2016/12/17 | | Permalink

The turning point and highlight of many-a-drama is the kiss. If we're lucky, there are more than one. But a kiss defines the boiling point of a K-drama relationship and is a beautiful thing to watch. There were many fine kisses in 2016. Vote for your favorite from December 17 to December 24. The results will be announced the last week of 2016!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Drama

2016/12/16 | | Permalink

The year of 2016 brought a whole lot of awesome to television and this list of nominees is the creme of the crop. From December 16 to December 23 you can vote for your favorite drama of the year. Results will be revealed during the last week of 2016!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Film

2016/12/16 | | Permalink

The year of 2016 brought the world some brilliant Korean cinema that was daring, inspiring, and bold. Not only did film make a splash in Korean, but it traversed across oceans to reach welcoming audiences. From December 16 to December 23 you can vote for your favorite film of the year. Results will be revealed during the last week of 2016!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Ahjumma/Ahjussi Actor in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/15 | | Permalink

There are incredibly talented older actors in drama who deserve a chance to shine. They play the mothers, fathers, politicians, and bosses that we hate to love and love to hate. When we're lucky, they headline dramas and use their years of experience to deliver powerful performances. From December 16 to December 23 vote for your favorite ahjumma and ahjussi actors in drama....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Couple in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/15 | | Permalink

A drama that can make its audience root for a couple, ship the couple, love the couple, cry with the couple, and laugh with the couple is a strong drama indeed. Romance is a huge driving factor in K-drama and it is only right to take a look at the best K-drama couples of 2016. From December 15 to December 22 vote for your favorite drama couple!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Sageuk Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/14 | | Permalink

Sageuks, or Korean historical dramas, are a staple of Korean television. They reimagine the history of the Korean people, bringing kings and generals to life and allowing viewers immerse themselves in the rich backdrop of Korea's past. From December 14 to December 21 you can vote for your favorite Joseon-era drama....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Villain in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/14 | | Permalink

No drama is complete without a twisted bad guy or gal slinking around the story and messing things up for our heroes and heroines. This year has had more than its fair share of amazing villains and from December 14 to December 21 you can vote for your favorite!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Scene Stealers - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/12 | | Permalink

In every drama there is that one actor who keeps us riveted whenever they come on screen. That actor is a "scene stealer" and worthy of note. From December 13 to December 20 you can vote for the actor who keeps you coming back for more!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Webtoon Adaptation - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/12 | | Permalink

Webtoon adaptations are becoming more and more popular with 2016 delivering one of the strongest and most prolific years yet. From December 13 to December 20 you can vote for your favorite webtoon adaptation!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Foreign Actor - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/12 | | Permalink

 

More and more foreign faces grace the film and drama world in Korea. Actors from all over the globe take roles in drama and film and are getting recognition for it in Korea. From December 12 to December 19 you can vote for your favorite foreign actors!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Up-and-Coming Actor - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/12 | | Permalink

There are always new faces in drama and 2016 delivered with loads of talent. From December 12 to December 19 you can vote for your favorite up-and-coming actors. After you vote, don't forget to enter the giveaway for Hallyu-themed buttons!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/11 | | Permalink

The leading ladies of 2016 have been strong, giving us excellent performances that make us laugh, cry, and cheer. Most importantly, these women have proven that the actresses of Hallyu are leaders in their art!...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Drama - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/11 | | Permalink

This year has been a powerhouse year for good drama and for its leading men. Young actors shot to stardom. Some made comebacks after returning from the military. Others continue on a glorious climb upwards on the Hallyu walk of fame....More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actress in a Film - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/10 | | Permalink

The women in film have had a phenomenal year, representing South Korean cinema in festivals all over the world. From December 10 to December 17 you can vote for your favorite actresses. Results will be announced the last week of 2016...More

[HanCinema Awards] Best Actor in a Film - Cast Your Vote!

2016/12/10 | | Permalink

The first vote of the HanCinema Awards is here: Best Actor in a Film! Voting will be open from December 10 to December 17 and results will be out the last week of 2016!...More

[HanCinema Awards] The First Annual HanCinema Awards

2016/12/03 | | Permalink

After an amazing year, it's about time to take stock of what has come our way in the world Korean entertainment. Vetted directors and actors have churned out great new work. New talent has ventured forth to try their hands on the small and Silver screens. Some of our favorite idols have crossed over from behind a mic to tackle being behind a camera. All this and more has filled the exciting timeline of 2016 in dramaland and filmland and the HanCinema staff wants to hear what you thought it, HanCinema Readers! Join us as we we explore categories such as "Best Drama", "Best Kiss", "Scene Stealer" and more!...More

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