Blue Dragon Series Awards 2023: How to Watch, Date, Venue, Lineup, Nomination List, and More

Blue Dragon Series Awards 2023 will take place next month with a star-studded lineup of celebrities. The second annual award ceremony will be broadcast live online for K-drama fans from different parts of the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, Denmark, Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the UK.

With just a month left for the award show, the organizers have released some details about the event, including the date, venue, lineup, and nomination list. The nominees for this year include dramas and variety shows produced by streaming services, which were released between May 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. They were selected through surveys conducted by officials and regular viewers. The entertainment news reporters from Sports Chosun also took part in the evaluation process.

This annual award show differs from other K-drama award shows because it focuses on shows produced by streaming platforms. It aims at boosting the growth of the original series content industry by honoring the excellence in variety shows and dramas produced by streaming services.

Blue Dragon Series Awards 2022
Blue Dragon Series Awards 2022 will be held on July 19. Twitter

Here is everything about the second annual Blue Dragon Series Awards, including the date, venue, lineup, nomination list, and live streaming details.

Date, Venue, and Streaming Details

Blue Dragon Series Awards 2023 will be held on Wednesday (July 19) at 8.30 pm KST. The organizers are yet to share the details on the venue and steaming details.

Hosts, Presenters and Performers Lineup

Girls' Generation member YoonA and Jun Hyun Moo will host the Blue Dragon Series Awards this year. After hosting the first-ever Blue Dragon Series Awards last year, the duo is returning as hosts once again this year. They shared their excitement with K-drama lovers from various parts of the world.

"I still vividly recall the nervousness from the 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards, but the second awards ceremony is already approaching. I am very happy to work together as the MC once again at such an honorable event," Hyun Moo shared.

"Following the 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards, I am happy to once again [partake] in the 2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards together. I'm already excited thinking of meeting all those who made K-content shine during the past year in one location. I will try to convey bright and good energy by hosting this ceremony as well. Please show lots of interest and support," YoonA said.

A star-studded lineup of celebrities could set the stage on fire during the annual award ceremony. The organizers have not released the details of presenters and performers yet.

Nomination List

Best Drama

  • The Glory
  • Bargain
  • Narco-Saints
  • Weak Hero Class 1
  • Casino

Best Actor

  • Jin Sun Kyu for Bargain
  • Ha Jung Woo for Narco-Saints
  • EXO member D.O. for Bad Prosecutor
  • Choi Min Sik for Casino
  • Lee Sung Min for Shadow Detective

Best Actress

  • Jeon Yeo Been for Glitch
  • Song Hye Kyo for The Glory
  • Jung Ryeo Won for May It Please the Court
  • Suzy for Anna
  • Kim Seo Hyung for Recipe for Farewell

Best Supporting Actor

  • Park Sung Hoon for The Glory
  • Chang Ryul for Bargain
  • Jo Woo Jin for Narco-Saints
  • Kim Jun Han for Anna
  • Lee Dong Hwi for Casino

Best Supporting Actress

  • Lim Ji Yeon for The Glory
  • Lee Elijah for Decoy
  • Jung Eun Chae for Anna
  • Kim Joo Ryung for Casino
  • Kyung Soo Jin for Shadow Detective

Best Rookie Actor

  • Kim Ki Hae for Duty After School
  • Moon Sang Min for Duty After School
  • ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo for Island
  • Park Ji Hoon for Weak Hero Class 1
  • Bae In Hyuk for Cheer Up

Best Rookie Actress

  • Shin Ye Eun for Revenge of Others
  • Cha Joo Young for The Glory
  • Kwon Eunbin for Duty After School
  • Han Ji Hyun for Cheer Up
  • EXID's Hani for Hit the Spot

Best Variety Program

  • SNL Korea Season 3
  • Siren: Survive the Island
  • PLAYou Level Up
  • Bloody Game 2
  • EXchange 2

Best Male Entertainer

  • Shin Dong Yup for SNL Korea Season 3
  • Lee Kwang Soo for The Zone: Survival Mission
  • Hwang Jae Sung for The Time Hotel
  • Hong Suk Chun for Me(a)rry Queer
  • Yoo Jae Suk for PLAYou Level Up

Best Female Entertainer

  • Joo Hyun Young for SNL Korea Season 3
  • Girls' Generation's Yuri for The Zone: Survival Mission
  • Lee Eun Ji for Love Alarm Clap! Clap! Clap!
  • Jang Do Yeon for Change Days 2
  • Girl's Day's Yura for EXchange 2

Best Rookie Male Entertainer

  • Nam Hyun Woo for SNL Korea Season 3
  • WEi's Kim Yo Han for Love Catcher in Bali
  • Lee Yi Kyung for Zero-sum Game
  • DEX for Bloody Game 2
  • GOT7's BamBam for EXchange 2

Best Rookie Female Entertainer

  • Kim Ah Young for SNL Korea Season 3
  • Gabee for Love Catcher in Bali
  • Chuu for Love Alarm Clap! Clap! Clap!
  • KARA's Heo Young Ji for Change Days 2
  • Park Ji Min for Bloody Game 2
This article was first published on June 27, 2023