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SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) — South Korean historical romance “King’s Love” has become the first Korean TV drama to win an International Emmy Award, the drama’s broadcaster said Tuesday.
KBS said the series was named the winner of the Best Telenovela International Emmy Award at the 50th annual awards ceremony held in New York City on Monday (local time). He took home the honor by defeating the candidate from Brazil.
The 20-part series, starring Park Eun-bin and Ro-eun, is about a fictional princess of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) who is raised as her deceased twin brothers and becomes king.
KBS Drama Center Director Lee Gon-joon said, “This is the first Korean drama to win an International Emmy Award. We will do our best to ensure that KBS dramas can play a major role in maintaining the power of Korean content.”
The International Emmy Awards are considered one of the world’s top three awards for television programming, along with the Banff World Media Festival in Canada and the Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco.
Presented by the New York-based International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the International Emmy Awards recognize the best television program first produced and aired outside the United States.
At the awards ceremony, Lee Mi-kyung, vice chairman of South Korean entertainment giant CJ Group, won the International Emmy Award for her contribution to international television programming, CJ ENM said.
Popularly known as Miky Lee, she is behind K-pop’s global success and “Parasite” (2019), the first ever foreign language film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20221122006251315?input=rss§ion=news (LEAD) ‘King’s Love’ is the first Korean drama to win an International Emmy Award