The King's Affection And Actor Lee Sun Gyun Receive Nominations At The 2022 International Emmy Awards

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South Korea has produced exemplary talents and content both in Kpop and Kdramas. And it proves the country has flourished more than ever as the Kdrama The King’s Affection and actor Lee Sun Gyun receive nominations for the 2022 International Emmy Awards.

The 2022 International Emmy Awards honor outstanding achievements in television that have been broadcast outside of the United States. The nominations for this year’s International Emmy Awards, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, have been revealed, and two of the categories include a South Korean talent.


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Park Eun Bin And SF9 Rowoon’s The King’s Affection Bags Nomination For Best Telenovela At The 2022 International Emmy Awards

The nominees for Best Telenovela at the 2022 International Emmy Awards include the KBS 2TV Kdrama The King’s Affection. Starring Park Eun Bin and SF9 Rowoon, The King’s Affection has dominated its evening timeslot since premiering on October 11, 2021. The series takes place during the Joseon Dynasty, when having twins is a bad omen. It tells the story of a child born as a twin and abandoned because she is a girl. She became the crown prince when her twin brother suffered an unfair death.

The King’s Affection recorded the highest nationwide viewership rating of 12.1%, becoming the first historical drama to reach the Top 10 in the Netflix TV Show category.


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In addition, the main protagonist dressed as a man broke the stereotype of the existing historical drama synopsis and became a king, overcoming adversity which raised viewers’ sympathy to the highest. Han Hee Jung, the writer for The King’s Affection, has previously won the International Competition Writer’s Award at the 17th Seoul Drama Awards on September 22. On the other hand, the lead actress, Park Eun Bin, won the Best Actress Award at the 49th Korea Broadcasting Awards.

Meanwhile, the series’ executive producer Yoon Jae Hyuk, said, “We owe this nomination to all the fans and viewers in Korea and around the world who have extended their support and enthusiasm to the series. We are going to continue working hard to make Kdramas that will touch everyone’s hearts.”

The King’s Affection is nominated for Best Telenovela alongside Nos Tempos Do Imperador from Brazil, Two Lives from Spain, and You Are My Hero from China.

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Actor Lee Sun Gyun Gets Nominated For Best Performance By An Actor At The 2022 International Emmy Awards

Lee Sun Gyun is up for a nomination for Best Performance By An Actor at the 2022 International Emmy Awards. The actor starred in the Kdrama Dr. Brain, created by Kim Jee Won in November 2021. The sci-fi thriller series is adapted from a webtoon of the same name and was originally published in Korean by Hongjacga.


Leading the series, Lee Sun Gyun is a brain scientist who tries to discover the mystery behind the deaths of family members by getting inside the minds of those who have passed away. This is the first series of its kind that Apple TV+ has developed in Korean.

Lee Sun Gyun is up against Sverrir Gudnason in En Kunglig Affär, Scoot McNairy in Narcos: Mexico, and Dougray Scott in Irvine Welsh’s Crime.

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Meanwhile, the award ceremony for the 2022 International Emmy Awards will be held in New York on November 22, 2022.


Stay tuned to find out the winners for the upcoming 2022 International Emmy Awards only on EpicStream.