Annual award-ceremonies are taking place in order to recognize actors and actresses that have worked hard to produce great movies through out the year.
Awards ceremonies are not only taking place in America, but also in Korea. People expressed very diverse opinions about these awards taking place on opposite ends of the world.
Junkee Kim, freshman at Crescenta Valley High School (CVHS), told JSR, “I really think the two countries are different when it comes to annual awards. American award ceremonies such as the Oscars, are done on a really big scale and are attended by a lot of famous actors and actresses. In Korea, however, sometimes only the nominated people come, so the scale isn’t as big and it is less serious.”
America has award ceremonies such as the Oscars and the Golden Globe awards to recognize those that have worked hard to produce good movies. In comparison, there are many different types of award shows in Korea, such as the Drama Awards, Entertainment Awards, and Music Awards.
Lydia Kim, a junior attending CVHS, stated, “I think there is a great difference between America and Korea. In America, most–if not all–of the awards go to actors and actresses in movies, or to the movies themselves. In Korea, although there are award ceremonies for movies, most of the awards go to Korean drama (TV) actors or entertainment celebrities.”
America has its award ceremonies at the beginning of the year, but Korea has them at the end of the year.
Lydia continued, “I think that having them at the end of the year feels like we are thanking the actors for their hard work through out the year, so I like it better than having them in January or February.”