Netizens Emotional As Actor Kim Seon Ho Wins Award At 2022 Seoul International Drama Awards

Fans are also praising his acceptance speech.

Actor Kim Seon Ho has received an award at The 2022 Seoul International Drama Awards, and fans couldn’t be more proud.

Kim Seon Ho

The 2022 Seoul International Drama Awards (also known as The 17th Seoul International Drama Awards or SDA) was held at KBS Hall on September 22 at 5 PM KST. It was hosted by Apink‘s Eunji and Joo Sang Wook.

While many worthy actors received recognition, one especially is being praised by netizens too. Actor Kim Seon Ho was awarded “Outstanding Korean Actor” for his performance as Chief Hong Du Sik in tvN‘s healing K-Drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way.

— IMDb

Kim Seon Ho, unfortunately, couldn’t attend in person due to another schedule. Still, he sent in an acceptance speech via video.

Netizens are praising his speech as he used his own spotlight to credit the entire Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha crew. He emphasized, “This award is given to not only me but also all the staff, actors, and directors who worked so hard for our drama.” 

Previously, fans of the K-Drama were disappointed as Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha was allegedly snubbed at The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards (also known as The 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards). Considering that it was the highest-rated K-Drama and an international hit on Netflix of its time, it was especially shocking.

The series was a commercial hit and became one of the highest-rated series on cable television history. It ranked first place during its entire run for eight weeks, and the last episode achieved 12.665% nationwide rating, with over 3.2 million views. It also became one of Netflix’s most-watched non-English television shows, and one of its longest-running hits as it spent 16 weeks in global top ten rankings.

— Wikipedia

At the time, many were concerned that it was a result of the industry attempting to cancel Kim Seon Ho. Accusations were made against him by his ex-girlfriend, and Kim Seon Ho apologized right after the Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha finale. While Dispatch helped to clear his name, and he has since made his acting comeback, Kim Seon Ho was dropped from his advertisements and broadcast appearances for some time.

So, now that Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha and Kim Seon Ho are finally getting the recognition they deserve, netizens can’t help but be emotional. It’s truly an inspiring story of healing and overcoming adversity just as Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha was.

“Outstanding Korean Actor” is a well-deserved award and title for Kim Seon Ho. His performance as Chief Hong Du Sik was remarkable as he displayed great versatility as a comedian, romantic male lead, and man with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Congratulations to Kim Seon Ho and the rest of the Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha team!

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