346 dramas submitted to Seoul International Drama Awards 2024

A total of 346 dramas will be competing  at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2024.

"This year, 346 dramas from 48 countries, the largest number ever, have been submitted. Many works, directors, actors, and writers from all over the world who got global attention have been widely participated," according to the Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee headed by Chairman Park Min. 


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"Berlin" (SDA)3 Body Problem.jpg"3 Body Problem" (SDA)


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"Blossoms" (SDA)

In the International Competition Category, 336 entries are competing as nominees for the final screening, including “3 Body Problem” (Netflix), which garnered a fandom even before its release due to the involvement of the "Game of Thrones" production team; “Blossoms” (Tencent), the first drama by director Wong Karwai, famous for “In the Mood for Love”; “Elsbeth” (Paramount), a spin-off drama from the US. hit series “The Good Wife”; and “Berlin” (Vancouver Media), a prequel featuring Berlin, a popular character from “Money Heist.”.

The Japanese TBS drama “Eye Love You,” starring Korean actor Chae Jong-hyeop was also submitted along with award-winning works from the Canneseries, the British Academy Television Awards, and the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, including “The Zweiflers” (ZDF Studios) and “The Seed” (Odeon Fiction).  

In the K-Drama Competition Category, numerous works have been submitted. These include “Moving,” “Uncle Samsik,” and “Vigilante” from Disney+, “Queen of Tears” (Studio Dragon), “The Killer's Shopping List” (Netflix), and “My Dearest” (MBC).  

In the individual awards, among the submitted names to the International Competition and K-Drama Competition categories are Kim Soo-hyun (“Queen of Tears”), Kim Tae-ri (“Revenant”), Song Kang-ho (“Uncle Samsik”), Chae Jong-hyeop (“Eye Love You”), Anna Schudt (“Push”), Ansel Elgort (“Tokyo Vice 2”), and Zheyuan Chen (“Hidden Love”). 

In addition, the names of renowned directors and writers like Susanna White (“The Buccaneers”) and Jack Williams (“The Tourist 2”)  have been submitted for individual awards.

This year's submissions came from six continents, including entries from South Africa. Moreover, Iraq, Latvia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina participated for the first time in the SDA. 

A total of 53 dramas from 14 OTT platforms such as Netflix, Disney+, and GLOBO have been submitted. 

The winners of the Seoul International Drama Awards 2024 will be presented at the awards ceremony, and it will be broadcast live on SBS TV on Sept. 25. 

In addition to the main ceremony, various side events with celebrities such as Drama Talk Concert and Screening will be held at Banpo Hangang Park from Sept. 26 to 27. 

The Seoul International Drama Awards is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Korean channels KBS, MBC, SBS, EBS and CBS.