Once again, it’s that time of year in which fans of Korean Pop Music (K-Pop) and Korean Dramas (K-Dramas) show their love and support for their favorite groups, idols, actors, actresses and dramas, as the 13th Annual Soompi Awards is now officially open for voting!
Soompi, a division of Rakuten Viki, has been the leading and most reliable source for Korean entertainment news and pop-culture for a global audience for more than a decade now. In 2005, they introduced the Soompi Awards as a way for international fans to celebrate and support the best in Korean Entertainment.
Last year, the awards gathered 100 millions votes on the website itself and on Twitter. This year, it is hoped that the number of votes will exceed last year’s number. This goal might be possible as this year they have Fuse as their media partner, Twitter as their official promotion partner, and Zany Bros. as their official production partner.
In line with this, in collaboration with Twitter, the Soompi Awards has a new category, the #TwitterBestFandomAward; and will have Twitter emojis based on Awards-related hashtags during the voting period, which will last from January 23 to February 20, 2018 (PST). Some of the hashtags to use for this include #SoompiAwards, #13thSoompiAwards, and #SoompiAwards2018.
For a full list of nominees, and in order to vote in the 30 different categories, head on over here. Categories include Fuse Music Video of the Year, Breakout Artist of the Year, Best Web Series, Best Foreign Drama, Best Breakout Actor, Best Drama Ensemble, Best Couple, Best Kiss, Best OST, and more.
The Twitter Best Fandom Award will allow fans to support their favorite groups and their respective fandoms by tweeting the #TwitterBestFandom hashtag alongside the #Team hashtag followed by the name of the particular group that is being voted for. For this award, there will be two separate 24 hour voting periods. The first voting period will be from January 27 to 28, 2018, from 3AM to 3AM PST; while the second voting period will be from February 3 to 4, 3AM to 3AM PST. The official list of team hashtags can be found here.
Aside from this, Soompi will give away special Twitter Best Fandom boxes to 20 lucky voters!
For this year, band MONSTA X will be emceeing the K-pop category, while Oh My Girl will be the emcees for the K-drama categories.
As of the moment, K-dramas “Goblin” and “While You Were Sleeping” are leading in the K-drama categories, while K-pop group BTS has gotten eight nominations in the K-pop categories.
So, what are you waiting for? Vote for your favorite K-pop groups, dramas, and actors today! Also, don’t forget to pay attention to the #TwitterBestFandom voting periods to support your favorite K-pop fandom, and to get the chance to get a Twitter Best Fandom box!