LAST year, at the Seoul International Drama Awards, Alden Richards won the Asian Star Prize. This time, the only Filipino star nominated is Bela Padilla, for her role as Juris, the foster mom fighting for her adopted child in last year’s teleserye, “Mea Culpa: Sino ang Maysala?”, which is nominated as best drama serial along with seven other foreign programs.
Bela was nominated in the best drama category with six other actresses: one from the United Kingdom, one from the Czech Republic, one from Taiwan, and three actresses from Korea, including Bela’s own Korean favorite, Hyo Jin Kong, from the show “When the Camelia Blooms”.
The British actress nominated is Imelda Staunton from the series “Flesh and Blood”. Staunton will next be seen in the 4th season of the hit Netflix show, “The Crown”, playing Queen Elizabeth in her senior years.
Bela thanks the organizers of the Seoul Drama International Awards in her social media account, saying: “Thank you so much for the nomination!!! and from one of my favorite countries too! Thank you!!! To be nominated with Ms. Hyo Jin and Ms. Staunton who played Professor Umbridge in ‘Harry Potter’, this is honestly the most kilig part for me!”
A total of 212 entries from 41 countries shown in 2019 were screened by Seoul International Drama Awards jurors. The awards ceremonies will be held on September 13 in Korea. We hope the health crisis we’re facing now would have ended by then. Here’s wishing Bela good luck. May she bring home the bacon.