The nominations for the 2023 Critics Choice Awards are here and fans of Korean TV shows have something to celebrate.
Popular K-dramas Extraordinary Attorney Woo and Pachinko have earned nominations at the prestigious awards in the Best Foreign Language Series category.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo, a heartwarming show about an autistic lawyer, was one of the most popular shows from the country, with even several BTS members in its fan club.
Pachinko, a show about inter-genrational trauma and the scars of displacement, became hugely popular in the West because it was produced by Apple TV+ in three languages and starred K-drama heartthrob Lee Min-ho.
The K-dramas will be up against shows like 1899 (a multilingual German show), Borgen (Danish), Garcia! (Spanish), The Kingdom Exodus (Danish), Kleo (German), My Brilliant Friend (Italian-Neopolitan), and Tehran (Israeli).
Aside from this, comedy drama Abbott Elementary scored the most number of nominations with six across major categories, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Quinta Brunson), Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (both Chris Perfetti and Tyler James Williams) and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (both Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph).
Last month, The King’s Affection became the first Korean TV show to win an International Emmy.
Which K-drama is more deserving of the award?