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Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated that Kathryn was the sole nominee from the Philippines, and that she is in direct competition with stars from other countries. These details have been corrected.
MANILA, Philippines – Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and a host of other local stars prove they’re still a force to be reckoned with in the global acting scene with their recent nominations at the 2023 Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA).
The award-giving body announced on Monday, May 22, that the following Filipino talents have been nominated in the Outstanding Asian Star category, specifically for its Philippine sub-category: Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Dennis Trillo, Barbie Forteza, and Julie Anne San Jose. The five will be competing amongst each other for the honor of being the top Filipino star.
Renowned actors from South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand will also be competing in the sub-categories for their respective countries.
Voting will run from June 15 to July 14 through the app Idolchamp. “Winners selected by the vote will also be invited to the ceremony to share the joy of winning the award with the general public,” the organizers.
The SDA awarding ceremony will be held on September 21.
Founded in 2006, the Seoul International Drama Awards is a festival that aims to bring global TV drama productions together and foster cultural diversity.