source: 10 아시아 Jessica Kim jesskim@
Korean TV series "Dream High" has won a special award at a Japanese drama festival, according to the Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee (SDAOC) on Tuesday.
The SDAOC said through a press release that the show by major broadcaster KBS won the Special Award for Foreign Drama at the 5th International Drama Festival in TOKYO held yesterday.
Actor Kim Soo-hyun who played main character Song Sam-dong in "Dream High" attended the fest to receive the prize on behalf of the cast and staff of the show.
This is not the first time "Dream High" has been recognized in the country -- it won the grand prize and Hallyu award at the SkyPerfect TV Award 2011 early this month.
A joint production between top entertainment firms KEYEAST and JYP Entertainment, "Dream High" told the story of six students who attend Kirin Art School who dream of becoming a star.
It also starred 2PM members Taecyeon and Wooyoung, miss A's Suzy, T-ara's Eun-jung and songstress IU.
The series brought in viewership ratings in the 18 to 20 percent range during its two-month run in Korea since early January and aired on Japan's DATV and TBS this year.
Producers are in the process of planning on creating a new season of the show which will go on air sometime next year.