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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, December 5, 2018

'33rd Golden Disc Awards' excludes online voting in select categories for fairness

Online voting is excluded from several categories of the upcoming '33rd Golden Disc Awards.'

On December 5, the '33rd Golden Disc Awards' announced their award show will take place on January 5-6, 2019. Once again, the award ceremony plans to put fairness as its top priority. 


In order to prevent winners solely based on popularity, online voting will be excluded from the 'Bonsang,' 'Daesang,' and 'Best New Artist' categories. Similar to last year, the winner will be chosen based on the number of album sales, digital download, and evaluation by experts. The experts include 30 music program producers, music critics, and K-pop reporters. 

Music releases from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018 are considered for nomination. 

The '33rd Golden Disc Awards' is scheduled to broadcast live on JTBCJTBC2, and JTBC4

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birdofparadise82 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Good. That's how it should be.

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Folrcold (Banned) Monday, December 10, 2018 0
Monday, December 10, 2018

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fantasticlau Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Because there are many mega hits like Jang Deok Chul's Good Old Days or Shaun's Way Back Home but non-idols like them can't win any awards if there is online voting included. I'm glad they chose to exclude online voting in the categories that actually matter. Korean music is much more than just KPop and every other show is basically idolfest anyways.

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fantasticlau Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

And LS FTW the only idol song that deserves the SOTY.

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Waf_Niel Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

NICE! Daesangs should be determined from sales and judge scores only.

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jinpnk Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

good this is how all award shows should be. the top tier awards need to be kept away from the fan vote. (looking at you mama awards)

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Anythingyg Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

everybody that matters said they ain’t robbing iKON this year amen amen amen

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Momoni Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Agree with that.... We don't need another popularity award ...we need quality award

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rania4 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

thank goodness. Fans are already tired with a lot of votings! MAMA, KPMA and SMA....

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Kim_JenBin Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

AT LONG LAST!!! it should be FAIR to all groups

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thealigirl8 Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

makes sense to me. there's a difference between popularity with the pubic and having a big fandom that votes every day

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pinupgirl158 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

So does this mean for the other categories it wont be fair?

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hiroonakamura Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

these are still popularity awards though if they're based on sales numbers.

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dancingbella23 Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Good! This is how it should always be done! I understand if people vote for awards such as popularity, but other awards need to be based on quality of music.

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dahyessi Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Nice, tbh categories where the online voting counts +50% are pretty unfair

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MiZZ_J Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

GOOD..thumbs up

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meakie Saturday, December 8, 2018 0
Saturday, December 8, 2018

It's so much better. Those awards mention should be based on the quality and not popularity.

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GoldPen Saturday, December 8, 2018 2
Saturday, December 8, 2018

This is just another attempt to control the outcome. You do not want fans to have a voice. Have Golden Disc Awards ever heard of democracy? This is another form of blacklisting. Your so called experts are industry insiders who can be controlled by the powerful and that leaves the artist at a disadvantage. Fans are just as important in voting as so called experts.

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youcanbetheone Sunday, December 9, 2018 1
Sunday, December 9, 2018

This is exactly why GDA are getting rid of some online voting for some categories. Look around at all the other award shows, its literally based on popularity. Not all songs should be based on the popularity of it. Plus, GDA is only omitting online voting for 3 categories. I'm not sure what the Bonsang is, but I know the Daesang and Best New Artist can be very special for those who earn it. Imagine winning Best New Artist because of popularity, the category and the meaning of it now changes.

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GoldPen Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Votes are not decided solely on popularity. CD sales, solos, downloads and experts also are percentages of the votes.

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LulaLula (Banned) Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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caribbeangal Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Yaaas!

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Ioana4j Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

IKonics will have no emotions there then, LC will easily get the Daesang. That is good news.

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Anythingyg Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

the daesang is deserved

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Snapfishs (Banned) Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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whatever101 Thursday, December 6, 2018 1
Thursday, December 6, 2018

probably realized we'd be stuck having BTS win all the major awards for the next 50000 years

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DonglePeter Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

BTS will be winning the album daesang with or without fan votes. Stay tuned for the new year when they win it.

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mhelchanu Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

That's great! Fans are tired of voting, it gives the idols a chance to receive awards, except for that-boy-group-who-must-not-be-named.

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Mhizdarhmey Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

You should have just named it.... You are already scared? Lol... They keep winning no doubt...higher them cos they deserve every single awards they are being given

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rania4 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Actually, other groups have higher chances of winning if there is online voting. If the awards are given based on album sales, we can clearly see who will win 😬.

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