Actress Park Eun Bin’s “The King’s Affection” Becomes The First K-Drama To Win An International Emmy Award

The drama won “Best Telenovela” at the 50th International Emmy Awards.

Park Eun Bin‘s 2021 KBS K-Drama, The King’s Affection, has become the first K-Drama to win an International Emmy award.

Poster for The King’s Affection | KBS

According to a KBS news report, the drama defeated runner-ups from Brazil, Spain, and China to win the award for “Best Telenovela” at the 50th International Emmy Awards.

The award is a perfect way to cap off the drama’s success. The King’s Affection has already won awards at the 2022 Seoul Drama Awards and at the 49th Korean Broadcast Prizes.

Park Eun Bin wins acting award at the 49th Korean Broadcast Prizes | E-Daily

Lee Gun Joon, KBS Drama’s General Manager, rejoiced and revealed in a statement how proud he was of the drama.

I am very happy that The King’s Affection has become the first K-Drama to win an International Emmy award. I believe this is a result of K-Dramas becoming recognized. As much as Korean content is loved around the world, I feel a great sense of responsibility. I will do my best so that KBS can continue contributing to the popularity of Korean content.

— Lee Gun Joon

Starring Park Eun Bin and Rowoon, the drama about a princess who stands in as King for her twin brother was one of the most-watched dramas in 2021. The drama achieved an impressive 12% viewership rating that was deemed an overachievement by all accounts.

Fans of Park Eun Bin will know that The King’s Affection is the drama that actor had intially chosen to star in over Extraordinary Attorney Woo. According to reports, Extraordinary Attorney Woo‘s production team was so in love with Park Eun Bin that they chose to wait a year for the actor while she filmed The King’s Affection before she eventually agreed to join the cast.

Feeling nostalgic for The King’s Affection? Check out the drama’s teaser in the link below!

Source: TV Report