Soompi X Fuse Present the 12th Annual Soompi Awards!

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Soompi, the leading source for Korean pop culture news and fandom and a division of Viki, Inc., announced the nominations for the 12th Annual Soompi Awards on December 20. Until January 16, fans will be able to vote in 30 KDrama and KPop categories with winners to be announced in February.

Last year, the Soompi Awards generated an incredible 40 million votes on Soompi.com and on social media platforms including Twitter and LINE, highlighting the gargantuan global fandom for Korean entertainment.

Fuse, the American music and entertainment network, is the exclusive media partner for the awards. Videos announcing the categories and the winners will be produced in collaboration with ZANYBROS, the leading video production house in Korea.monsta-x-soompi-award {kpop-india}Soompi X Fuse Present the 12th Annual Soompi Awards!Monsta X Soompi Award 1024x683 jota-soompi-award {kpop-india}Soompi X Fuse Present the 12th Annual Soompi Awards!Jota Soompi Award 1024x683Idol group MONSTA X have been chosen to be this year’s MC for the KDrama

categories, while Madtown‘s Jota will be the MC for the KPop categories. “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” and “Descendants of the Sun” lead this year in the K-Drama category with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively. Girl group TWICE leads the K-Pop category with 8 nominations. Nominees are calculated based on Soompi’s weekly music chart and an expert panel comprised of Soompi staff. Other categories include the sponsored “SPOTTOON Best Couple” in KDrama, and the “Fuse Music Video of the Year” in KPop.

Susan Kang, founder of Soompi and head of Community at Viki, Inc. expressed her desire for the global furtherance of Korean Entertaiment—

“Every year, we’re amazed by the passion and support of the global fans of Korean
entertainment… This year, our goal is to blow previous online voting numbers out of the water. With our incredible partnerships in place, I’m confident we can show the world just how popular KPop and Korean TV is becoming around the globe.”

Fans will be able to vote for their favorites on Soompi.com as well as through Soompi’s official LINE account. Winners will be determined by votes from the web and from the Soompi Music Chart. The popular “Best Fandom” category returns, with fans being able to vote for their favorite groups on Twitter using the dedicated hashtag #Team(K-Pop group name) on Dec. 27 and Jan. 5. Last year, Soompi Awards related hashtags trended worldwide on Twitter for over eight consecutive hours, with #TeamGOT7 coming out on top.

Nominations for the 12th Annual Soompi Awards KPop

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Apink
BEAST
BTS
EXID
EXO
GFRIEND
GOT7
INFINITE
MAMAMOO
Red Velvet
SHINee
SISTAR
Taeyeon
TWICE
Wonder Girls

SONG OF THE YEAR
Blood Sweat & Tears – BTS
CHEER UP – TWICE
I Like That – SISTAR
L.I.E – EXID
Monster – EXO
Navillera – GFRIEND
Only One – Apink
Ribbon – BEAST
Russian Roulette – Red Velvet
Toy – Block B
Very Very Very – I.O.I
Whistle – BLACKPINK
Why – Taeyeon
Why So Lonely – Wonder Girls
You’re The Best – MAMAMOO

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1 of 1 – SHINee
Blooming Period – Block B
Dream – Jung Eunji
Highlight – BEAST
Insane Love – SISTAR
LOL – GFRIEND
Lotto – EXO
Melting – MAMAMOO
PAGE TWO – TWICE
Russian Roulette – Red Velvet
Seoulite – Lee Hi
Spring – Akdong Musician
Street – EXID
Why – Taeyeon
Wings – BTS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
ASTRO
BLACKPINK
C.I.V.A
Cosmic Girls
DEAN
gugudan
I.B.I
I.O.I
IMFACT
KNK
NCT
PENTAGON
Sam Kim
SF9
Wable

FUSE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
All In – MONSTA X
Blood Sweat & Tears – BTS
CHEER UP – TWICE
Hard Carry – GOT7
Love Is – Davichi
Monster – EXO
Rain – Taeyeon
Russian Roulette – Red Velvet
Sentimental – WINNER
Skydive – B.A.P
The Closer – VIXX
The Eye – INFINITE
Very Nice – SEVENTEEN
VOICE – Standing Egg
What’s Wrong – iKON

BEST FEMALE SOLO
Ailee
Baek Ahyeon
Baek Yerin
Gummy
Hyolyn
HyunA
Yoon Mirae
Jessica
Jimin
Jung Eunji
Kim Nayoung
Lee Hi
Suzy
Taeyeon
Tiffany

BEST MALE SOLO
Crush
Eric Nam
Gary
Han Donggeun
John Park
Jonghyun
K.Will
Kyuhyun
Lee Juck
Lim Changjung
Park Hyoshin
Park Kyung
Ryeowook
Taemin
Zico

BEST FEMALE GROUP
4Minute
AOA
Apink
Davichi
EXID
f(x)
GFRIEND
Ladies’ Code
Lovelyz
MAMAMOO
Oh My Girl
Red Velvet
SISTAR
TWICE
Wonder Girls

BEST MALE GROUP
2PM
B.A.P
BEAST
Block B
BTOB
BTS
CNBLUE
EXO
GOT7
iKON
INFINITE
SEVENTEEN
SHINee
VIXX
WINNER

BEST HIP-HOP/R&B ARTIST
Beenzino
Bobby
Crush
Dok2
Gary
GRAY
Heize
Jay Park
Loco
MC Mong
MINO
San E
Yoon Mirae
Zico
Zion.T

BEST COLLABORATION
Hopefully Sky – Jung Eunji x Harim
Dream – Suzy x Baekhyun
Thursday Night – Urban Zakapa x Beenzino
Lonely Night – Gary x Gaeko
Inferiority Complex – Park Kyung x Eunha
Don’t Forget – Crush x Taeyeon
D (Half Moon) – DEAN x Gaeko
Can’t Help Myself – Eric Nam x Loco
Sugar & Me – San E x Raina
You Call It Romance – K.Will x Davichi
My Lips…Like Warm Coffee – Eddy Kim x Lee Sungkyung
Dancing King – Yoo Jaesuk x EXO
Listen to My Word (A-ing) – Oh My Girl x Skull & Haha
puzzle – C Jamm x BewhY
Call You Bae – Jimin x Xiumin

BREAKOUT ARTIST
Bolbbalgan4
BTOB
Eddy Kim
Eric Nam
GFRIEND
Han Donggeun
Heize
iKON
Lee Hi
MAMAMOO
Oh My Girl
Red Velvet
SEVENTEEN
TWICE
WINNER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
All I Wanna Do – Jay Park
ATTENTION – UP10TION
BOOMBAYAH – BLACKPINK
Cheer Up – TWICE
Fantasy – VIXX
FIRE – BTS
Goodbye – Taemin
Hard Carry – GOT7
Hide & Seek – ASTRO
Monster – EXO
Pretty U – SEVENTEEN
Rough – GFRIEND
Stuck – MONSTA X
The 7th Sense – NCT U
The Eye – INFINITE

BEST STAGE OUTFIT
1 of 1 – SHINee
Apple Pie – FIESTAR
Cheer Up – TWICE
Chewing Gum – NCT Dream
Find Me – Jun Hyosung
HATE – 4Minute
I Like That – SISTAR
Make it Rain – Block B BASTARZ
Re-Bye – Akdong Musician
Russian Roulette – Red Velvet
Secret – Cosmic Girls
The Closer – VIXX
Very Nice – SEVENTEEN
Windy Day – Oh My Girl
You’re the Best – MAMAMOO

K-DRAMA
DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Another Oh Hae Young
Cheese in the Trap
Descendants of the Sun
Doctors
Don’t Dare to Dream
Mirror of the Witch
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Reply 1988
Romantic Doctor Kim
Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
Signal
The Legend of the Blue Sea
Uncontrollably Fond
W
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Eric Mun
Jang Hyuk
Ji Chang Wook
Ji Sung
Jo Jin Woong
Jo Jung Suk
Kim Rae Won
Kim Woo Bin
Lee Jong Suk
Lee Joon Gi
Lee Min Ho
Park Bo Gum
Park Hae Jin
Seo In Guk
Song Joong Ki

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Gong Hyo Jin
Han Hyo Joo
Hwang Jung Eum
IU
Jun Ji Hyun
Kim Hye Soo
Kim So Hyun
Kim Yoo Jung
Lee Sung Kyung
Park Shin Hye
Seo Hyun Jin
Song Hye Kyo
Suzy
UEE
YoonA

BEST DRAMA OST
Always – Yoon Mirae | “Descendants of the Sun” OST Part 1
Everytime – Chen, Punch | “Descendants of the Sun” OST Part 2
Fondly Goodbye – Sung Sikyung | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” OST Part 5
For You – Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin | “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” OST Part 1
I Think I’m Done Sleeping – Soyou, Yoo Seung Woo | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” OST Part 1
If It Is You – Jung Seung Hwan | “Oh Hae Young Again” OST Part 5
Like A Dream – Ben | “Oh Hae Young Again” OST Part 2
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds – Gummy | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” OST Part 3
My Person – Park Bo Gum | “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” OST Part 11
Once Again – Mad Clown, Kim Nayoung | “Descendants of the Sun” OST Part 5
Ring My Bell – Suzy | “Uncontrollably Fond” OST Part 1
Talk Love – K. Will | “Descendants of the Sun” OST Part 6
This Love- Davichi | “Descendants of the Sun” OST Part 3
What’s Love – Seo Hyun Jin, Yoo Seung Woo | “Oh Hae Young Again” OST Part 3
You Are My Everything – Gummy | “Descendants of the Sun” OST Part 4

BREAKOUT ACTOR
Jin Goo
Kim Min Suk
Kwak Dong Yeon
Lee Dong Hwi
Lee Tae Hwan
Nam Ji Hyun
Park So Dam
Ra Mi Ran
Ryu Jun Yeol
Yoon Kyun Sang

BEST IDOL ACTOR
Baekhyun (EXO)
Hyeri (Girl’s Day)
Jinyoung (B1A4)
Minah (Girl’s Day)
Minhyuk (CNBLUE)
Nana (After School)
Onew (SHINee)
Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation)
Taecyeon (2PM)
Yuri (Girls’ Generation)

BEST VARIETY SHOW
2 Days & 1 Night
Hit the Stage
Infinite Challenge
King of Masked Singer
Problematic Men
Running Man
Sister’s Slam Dunk
The Return of Superman
We Got Married
Weekly Idol

BEST VARIETY STAR
Bomi
Eric Nam
Gary
Hani
Jota
Kim Heechul
Leeteuk
Nam Joo Hyuk
Sandeul
Solar

SPOTTOON BEST COUPLE
Gong Hyo Jin & Jo Jung Suk – Don’t Dare to Dream
Han Hyo Joo & Lee Jong Suk – W
IU & Lee Joon Gi – Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
Ji Chang Wook & YoonA – The K2
Jun Ji Hyun & Lee Min Ho – The Legend of the Blue Sea
Kim Yoo Jung & Park Bo Gum – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Park Bo Gum & Hyeri – Reply 1988
Park Shin Hye & Kim Rae Won – Doctors
Seo Hyun Jin & Eric Mun – Another Oh Hae Young
Song Hye Kyo & Song Joong Ki – Descendants of the Sun

BEST BROMANCE
Eric Mun & sound crew – Another Oh Hae Young
Hongbin & Lee Hyun Woo – Moorim School
Jin Goo & Song Joong Ki – Descendants of the Sun
Jo Jung Suk & Go Kyung Pyo – Don’t Dare to Dream
Lee Jong Suk & Lee Tae Hwan – W
Lee Joon Gi & Nam Joo Hyuk – Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
Lee Min Ho & con friends – The Legend of the Blue Sea
Park Bo Gum & Kwak Dong Yeon – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
The Reply 1988 Crew – Reply 1988
Seo In Guk & Ma Dong Seok – Squad 38

SECOND LEAD SYNDROME
Chae Soo Bin – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Jeon Hye Bin – Another Oh Hae Young
Jinyoung – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Jung Jinwoon – Madame Antoine
Kang Ha Neul – Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
Go Kyung Pyo – Don’t Dare to Dream
Lee Soo Hyuk – The Man in Our House & Lucky Romance
Ryu Jun Yeol – Reply 1988
Seo Kang Joon – Cheese in the Trap
Yoon Gyun Sang – Doctors

BEST KISS
Another Oh Hae Young
Doctors
Don’t Dare to Dream
Descendants of the Sun
Lucky Romance
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Moorim School
Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
Shopping King Louie
W

BEST WEB SERIES
Choco Bank
Dramaworld
Gogh, The Starry Night
High-End Crush
Investigator Alice – Season 2
Nightmare Teacher
Be Positive
Spark
Thumping Spike
Touching You

BEST FOREIGN DRAMA
God of War, Zhao Yun
Ice Fantasy
Kiss the Series
Koe Koi
Love O2O
My Amazing Boyfriend
Prince of Wolf
Ode to Joy
Refresh Man
Whirlwind Girl 2

BEST ADAPTATION
Cheese in the Trap
Entourage
Goodbye Mr. Black
Let’s Fight Ghost
Lucky Romance
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Please Come Back, Mister
Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
The Good Wife
The Man Living in Our House

Since 2005, the Soompi Awards has been the platform for international fans to celebrate and honor the best in Korean entertainment. Last year’s winners include Kim SoohyunBIGBANG, and more. Voting can be found at www.soompi.com/awards. Follow the 12th Annual Soompi Awards on Twitter with the hashtag #SOOMPIAWARDS.

Are you excited for the results? Stay tuned for more updates!

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