The 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards took place in New York on Feb. 6 to honor international television, movies and actors shown on DramaFever, the popular streaming service for global TV and film.
Kim Jong-kook (host of popular Korean variety show Running Man), Seo Kang-joon (of Korean drama Sly and Single Again), and Yuki Furukawa (of Japanese drama Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo) were on hand to receive their awards at New York’s Hudson Theater at the Millennium Broadway Hotel that also brought out Fresh Off the Boat star Hudson Yang and SBS International CEO Yunjeung Jo. Meanwhile, newcomer K-pop boy band 5urprise — who were created with the concept of being actors-turned-singers — performed twice for the audience.
George Hu (the NYC-raised actor who starred in Chinese TV show Prince of Lan Ling) and Arden Cho (of MTV’s Teen Wolf fame) hosted the ceremony. Billboard caught up the latter host, wearing an elegant Sherry Hill gown on the red carpet, to get Cho’s five favorite K-pop acts. While she at first jokingly whined that there were “soooo many,” the starlet managed whittle it down to her top faves.
“I’m a 2NE1 fan as well. I just love the YG Family!”
3. MFBTY (Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy)
“I know it’s the hip-hop world and it’s a little different, but I like them a lot. I like their new track ‘Angel.'”
“I really like IU…I just think she has the most adorable everything. Her voice is beautiful, she’s talented at writing music, guitar, everything. I fell in love with her when I watched her on that drama Dream High, that’s probably when I first really fell in love with her. I always thought she was cute in music videos, but once I saw her on Dream High I was like, ‘This girl’s not just a talented singer, she’s a talented actress, she’s beautiful.’ Big fan.”
“Ailee to me is just such a talented, powerful voice. She’s sexy, she’s beautiful. I’m a huge fan, I like her a lot. I really hope she keeps going at it. I really like her song ‘I Will Show You.’ To me, she has that Beyonce vibe. We don’t have a lot of those big singers in Korea, so she excites me.”