“The King’s Affection” Becomes First K-Drama To Win At International Emmys

“The King’s Affection” has taken home an award at the 50th International Emmys!

At the ceremony that opened in New York on November 21 local time, the drama went on to take the win for Best Telenovela, beating out the other nominees including “Nos Tempos do Imperador” from Brazil, “Two Lives” from Spain, and “ You Are My Hero” from China.

“The King’s Affection,” starring Park Eun Bin and SF9’s Rowoon, is a story that takes place during the Joseon Dynasty when birthing twins was considered an ominous sign. When the Crown Princess Consort gives birth to twins, the daughter is sent away, only to come back later dressed as a man to become the Crown Prince after her twin brother’s death. The drama received praise for the deep emotion it conveyed to viewers all around the world.

The drama and its cast have also gained much attention as the winners of multiple awards such as the International Competition Award at the 17th Seoul Drama Awards and Best Actor Award at the 49th Korea Broadcasting Awards.

Lee Geon Joon, the head of KBS Drama Center, commented, “I’m so happy that ‘The King’s Affection’ won the first-ever International Emmy as a Korean drama, and it’s a pleasure to have the potential of Korean dramas as a whole receive recognition.” He added, “I feel an immense sense of responsibility during this time when K-content is receiving so much love around the world. We will do our best so that KBS dramas can play a large role in maintaining the potential of Korean [entertainment] content.”

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “The King’s Affection” on their win!

Check out Park Eun Bin in “Do You Like Brahms” on Viki!

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