The drama "IRIS" is doing just as well over in Japan as it did in Korea. In fact, so well that according to Nikkan Sports on July 15th, many of the actors from the drama are officially contenders for awards at the 2010 14th Annual Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix. 15,814 votes came pouring in from June 29th to July 8th and after careful count, "IRIS" came in third place in terms of the number of the votes for the General Production Award with 1,320.