Attention K-drama and K-pop fans! Head over now to Soompi Awards 2018, where you’ll get to vote in Korean TV show and music categories including the best K-dramas, actors and singers. Soompi announced the nominations on Jan. 24, and voting is open until Feb. 20.
Last year’s Soompi Awards garnered 100 million votes, and the awards-related hashtags trended worldwide on Twitter over eight consecutive hours. This year, Soompi is aiming to double if not triple those numbers.
“Every year, we’re amazed by the passion and support of the global fans of Korean entertainment,” said Susan Kang, Founder of Soompi and Head of Marketing at Rakuten Viki. “This year, our goal is to blow previous online voting numbers out of the water. With our incredible partnerships in place, I’m confident we can show the world just how popular K-Pop and Korean TV is becoming around the globe.”
How to Participate in Soompi Awards 2018
To vote, simply head over to the 13th annual Soompi Awards page and browse through the 30 categories such as best K-drama, best actor, best actress, best K-pop artist and so forth.
Currently in the K-drama categories, actors and couples from shows such as “While You Were Sleeping,” “Strong Woman Bong Soon” and “Fight My Way” are ranking on top. In the K-pop section, it’s BTS, EXO and GOT7 leading the way. You can vote until Feb. 20.
This year, Soompi is collaborating with Twitter and introducing the #TwitterBestFandom Award.
To vote, simply tweet #TwitterBestFandom and your favorite K-pop team. For example, to vote for BTS, fans can Tweet #TwitterBestFandom #TeamBTS. The official list of team hashtags can be found here. Soompi is giving out signed albums and other goods to 20 lucky voters who also tweet #SoompiAwards.
#TwitterBestFandom Award takes place in two 24-hour periods.
PERIOD ONE: 1/27/2018 8PM KST to 1/28/2018 8PM KST
PERIOD TWO: 2/3/2018 8PM KST to 2/4/2018 8PM KST
What was your favorite moment in K-pop or K-drama in 2017? Which actor, singer, TV show or music album are you voting for? Tell us in the comments below!