The Seoul Drama Awards 2017 was presented on September 7 at KBS Hall, Yeouido. It included 266 dramas from 55 countries. Shin Dong Yup and Kim Jung Eun hosted the ceremony.
The entire programme was a joint venture of Korean Broadcasting SystemMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Seoul Broadcasting System, Educational Broadcasting System and Korean Broadcasting Association.
The main motive of the programme was to exchange the cultural knowledge between Korea and other parts of the world.
Some celebrity appearances added more shine to the 12th Drama award ceremony. Korean singer Amy Lee, likely to be known as Ailee, Red Velvet, the music group, the dance performers from Prepix and The Barberrettes, the famous South-Korean musical trio performed at the award function.
There were many honourable nominations of drama productions but the main focus was the list of the winners.
Grand Prize: 'This Is Us' (United States)
Top Excellence Award for Short Drama: 'Redemption Road' (Germany)
Excellence Award for Short Drama: 'Red Teacher' (Korea)
Top Excellence Award for Miniseries: 'Please, Love Me' (Belgium)
Excellence Award for Miniseries: 'Deep Water' (Australia)
Top Excellence Award for Long Drama: 'The Slave Mother' (Brazil)
Excellence Award for Long Drama: 'Brave and Beautiful' (Turkey)
Top Excellence Award for Comedy: 'Fleabag' (United Kingdom)
Best Director: Urs Egger - 'Gotthard' (Switzerland)
Best Writer: Rodica Doehnert - 'Das Sacher' (Austria)
Best Actor Award: Kerem Bursin - 'Heart of the City' (Turkey)
Best Actress Award: Aleksandra Nikiforova - 'Anna Detective' (Russia)
Special Jury Award: 'We Are One' (Taiwan)
'P.O.W – Bandi Yudh Ke' (India)
Asia Star Award: Debbie Goh (Malaysia)
Satyadeep Misra (India)
Sukollawat Kanarot (Thailand)
Gabby Concepcion (Philippines)
Top Excellence Award for Hallyu Drama: 'Moonlight Drawn By Clouds'
Excellence Award for Hallyu Drama: 'W'
Best Actor for Hallyu Drama: Park Bo Gum - 'Moonlight Drawn By Clouds'
Best Actress for Hallyu Drama: Park Bo Young - 'Strong Woman Do Bong Soon'
Theme Song Award for Hallyu Drama: ''I Will Go to You Like the First Snow'' - 'Goblin'
Special Invitation: 'Mozart in the Jungle Season 3' (United States)