Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Nhã Phương won the Asian Star award at the Seoul International Drama Awards last night.
Phương is known in South Korea for her role in the television series Tuổi Thanh Xuân (Forever Young), which is co-produced by Việt Nam Television (VTV) Film Centre and South Korea’s CJ E&M Pictures.
“I’m honoured to be here tonight to receive the Asian Star award. It is a real surprise for me,” Phương said at the award ceremony held at the KBS Hall.
Phương beats five other artists, namely Japanese Fujii Mina, Hong Kong’s Anthony Wong, Taiwanese Yi Hao Liu, Singaporean Rebecca Lim and Phillippino Dennis Trillo.
Directed by Nguyễn Khải Anh and Bùi Tiến Huy of Việt Nam and Myung Hyun-woo of Korea, the 36-episode series tells the story of the youth, who are enthusiastic about discovering life and its precious and unique experiences.
Actress Nhã Phương was awarded Impressive Actress at the VTV Awards 2016 for the second time, just one night before she reached Korea to attend the Seoul International Drama Awards. Photo yan.vn
The series is the first collaboration between VTV and the Korean company and was a success in Việt Nam. It earned the highest ratings among the programmes aired at the same time. It was also aired on the Korean cable channel last year.
The series won the VTV Award for the New Series category in 2015. Phương and her Korean partner Kang Tae-oh won the Impressive Actor and Impressive Actress awards, respectively.
The couple continue playing their roles in Forever Young 2, which will be aired soon on VTV.
The role in Forever Young has made the 26-year-old actress popular among audiences. She was awarded Impressive Actress at the VTV Awards 2016 for the second time, just one night before she reached Korea to attend the Seoul International Drama Awards.
With the aim of building a strong infrastructure for cultural exchange and development of the TV drama industry, Seoul International Drama has been playing a critical role to connect different countries, encouraging them to share their finest drama productions since the awards were launched in 2006.
This year the Grand Prize went to British production The Night Manager with performances by Tom Hiddleston and Huge Laurie. — VNS