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Posted by AKP STAFF Friday, December 31, 2010

MBC clarifies why "2010 Drama Awards" had co-award recipients

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Receiving criticisms for awarding two winners, producers of MBC's "2010 Drama Awards" decided to defend their decision via Star News. The ceremony held on the night of December 30th gave out two awards for not only the daesang, but most of the other categories as well, leading many to question whether the awards show was simply handing out trophies as they pleased. On the 31st, a high associate of MBC's drama team stated, "The drama awards is not a contest, but a ceremony to end the year on a good note by supporting and encouraging each other. The fact that we're even judging the dramas we made ourselves takes away from the 'contest' aspect of the show. The point of the ceremony was to congratulate those who worked hard throughout the year in the form of a trophy, and to support the programs that received poor ratings." He continued, "Regarding the winners for this year, it was difficult to clearly decide on a superior winner, which is why they were co-awarded. Regardless, two of the award categories were originally meant for two winners anyway." With regards to co-receipients having caused the awards ceremony's status to decline, he further explained, "We're the ones that made the dramas and we're the ones judging them, so it's difficult to determine the 'status' of the awards. We know that it might be more meaningful for a person to win an award on their own, but from our viewpoint, all of the actors and actresses are amazing and impressive people. We don't feel the need to specifically rank them in first and second." == Do you agree that an in-house awards ceremony reserves the right to determine co-receipients? Let us know your thoughts below! Source: Star News via Nate

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