Korean drama series “Moving,” “The Glory,” “Bargain,” and “Mask Girl” have been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Series category at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards. This recognition shows that they are affirming their position in the international spotlight. Explore these four exceptional Korean dramas as they join the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards lineup for Best Foreign Language Series nominees.
4 Korean Dramas Secure Nominations at 2024 Critics Choice Awards, Boosting Global Recognition
Korean Dramas Nominated at 2024 CCA
In a groundbreaking move, four Korean drama series have been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Series category at the upcoming 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Korean drama series “Moving,” “The Glory,” “Bargain,” and “Mask Girl” will be competing against top contenders from the UK, Italy, Germany, and France. This achievement marks a significant milestone for Korean entertainment and reinforces its growing global appeal.
Over the past decade, Korean dramas, or Kdramas, have gained immense popularity. Their unique storytelling, compelling characters, and rich cultural elements have captivated audiences worldwide. The inclusion of Korean dramas in renowned awards like the Critics Choice Awards further acknowledges the industry’s impact on the global entertainment landscape.
Kdramas in the Best Foreign Language Series Nominees Lineup
“Moving” – Hulu (2023)
Kim Bong Seok, Jang Hee Soo, and Lee Gang Hoon seem like average high school students. But actually, they possess extraordinary secrets. Bong Seok soars through the skies; Hee Soo excels in athleticism and rapid injury recovery. Meanwhile, Gang Hoon wields a strength and speed that surpass all expectations. They strive to keep their remarkable powers hidden from prying eyes. Meanwhile, their parents valiantly fight to protect them from being exploited by others. They delicately navigate the fine line between secrecy and safeguarding their gifted children.
“The Glory” – Netflix (2022-2023)
Moon Dong Eun was a hopeful high school student with dreams of becoming an architect. Tragically, she had to drop out due to relentless school violence. Years later, Dong Eun becomes a teacher, and fate brings her face-to-face with the child of her tormentor. Fueled by a desire for justice, she seeks to avenge the bullies and bystanders who made her suffer in the past.
“Bargain” – Paramount+ (2022)
No Hyung Soo arrives at a motel room, expecting a pleasurable encounter with Park Joo Young. To his surprise, a group of people seeking to buy his organs surrounds him. In a bizarre twist, Park Joo Young becomes the auctioneer, negotiating the value of his own body parts. When tension peaks, an earthquake strikes, causing the building to collapse. Amid the crumbling world, they face a harrowing struggle for survival.
“Mask Girl” – Netflix (2023)
Kim Mo Mi, an office worker with appearance insecurities, leads a double life as an internet broadcast jockey. Her coworker, Joo Oh Nam, secretly develops feelings for her. Joo Oh Nam derives solace from watching internet broadcasts because he struggles with self-esteem and a lack of presence. Little does he know, he is about to encounter a life-altering incident involving Kim Mo Mi.
Recognition and Impact
The Critics Choice Awards nominations for these Korean dramas continue the success of “Squid Game,“”Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” and “Pachinko.” The acclaim and recognition of “Squid Game” demonstrate the global appeal of Korean dramas, transcending language barriers.
Korean dramas give people around the world a chance to experience and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of South Korea. Through captivating and diverse storylines, these dramas engage international audiences and introduce them to the fascinating aspects of Korean culture. These shows not only entertain but also foster a deeper understanding of Korean society and its values.
Furthermore, the success of Korean dramas contributes to the growth of the Korean Wave, also known as Hallyu. This cultural phenomenon encompasses various aspects of Korean popular culture. Additionally, the widespread global appeal and recognition that Korean dramas have garnered create opportunities for collaborations and co-productions, leading to a vibrant exchange of creative ideas and talent.
The nominations of “Moving,” “The Glory,” “Bargain,” and “Mask Girl” at the prestigious Critics Choice Awards 2024 are a testament to the quality and impact of Korean dramas on the global stage. These series showcase the immense talent of the Korean entertainment industry and inspire audiences worldwide.
The 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards will be broadcast live on the CW on Sunday, January 14, 2024, with Chelsea Handler as the host.
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