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Kim Soo-hyun, BigBang named winners of 2015 Soompi Awards

All Headlines 12:03 February 24, 2016

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun and boy band BigBang have been name Best Actor and Best Boy Group, respectively, in a recent vote of 40 million hallyu fans around the world, an online news site said Wednesday.

U.S.-based site Soompi, which covers the Korean Wave or hallyu, announced the winners of the Soompi Awards 2015. The awards were voted on by fans from 139 countries.

Soompi said the vote was conducted online, through its official LINE Soompi accounts, and on Twitter from Dec. 21 last year to Jan. 7.

Kim Soo-hyun won Best Actor in a Drama out of 15 final candidates, with his outstanding role in "Producers," a workplace TV drama set in the entertainment department of a fictional KBS broadcasting company.

Kim rose to stardom in 2014 by appearing in the fantasy-romance TV drama "My Love from the Star," which tells the story of an alien from outer space who falls in love with a top actress.

Actress Song Ji-hyo won Best Actress in TV for her role in SBS variety show "Running Man," defeating actress Hwang Jeong-eum, who had an impressive performance in MBC drama "Pretty Woman." The drama, however, did manage to win the Soompi Award for Best Drama.

In the boy group category for music, BigBang came out on top over the likes of seven-member boy band Bangtan Boys (BTS), which came in second, and EXO, which came in third.

Best Male and Female Solo Artists went to Kyuhyun of Super Junior and singer-songwriter IU.

Meanwhile, Girls Generation won for Best Girl Group.
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