The Top 21 Korean actors of 2015, according to industry insiders
Each year, insiders in the South Korean entertainment industry vote to create a list of power rankings for the top stars of the year. The TV Report list takes votes from the top Korean drama PDs at the major networks KBS, MBC, and SBS and the biggest production companies. In determining the rankings, the producers chose which actors and actresses they most want to see in starring drama roles. As contributing factors, the PDs considered acting talent, star power, and the reputation for on-set work ethic and attitude. Let's look at the 2015 rankings compared to last year and see if your favorites made the cut!
One thing you'll notice about this year's list is that there are a lot more ties than last year. It's kind of nice to see them spreading the love to all of these talented actors, even if it means that they cheated and crammed 21 actors into 9 slots!
7. Ji Sung
Recent series: Kill Me, Heal Me
6. So Ji Sub
Recent series: The Master's Sun
5. Lee Jong Suk
Recent series: Pinocchio
4. (Tied) Lee Min Ho
Upcoming movie: Gangnam Blues
4. (Tied) Song Joong Ki
Upcoming series: Descendants of the Sun
3. Jo In Sung
Recent series: It's Okay, That's Love
2. Kim Woo Bin
Recent movie: The Technicians
1. Kim Soo Hyun
Upcoming series: Producer
Kim Soo Hyun tops the actor list for the second year in a row! To see him in his upcoming series Producer, sign up for new episode alerts HERE!
As a reference, here was 2014's list:
10. Song Joong Ki
9. Park Yoo Chun
8. Gong Yoo
7. Lee Seung Gi
6. Kim Woo Bin
5. Jo In Sung
4. Lee Min Ho
3. Hyun Bin
2. Lee Byung Hun
1. Kim Soo Hyun
Much of the lists stayed the same, but Ji Sung, So Ji Sub, and Lee Jong Suk all saw big leaps in popularity, going from unranked positions to the top 7 this year. Lee Byung Hyun didn't fare as well, dropping completely off the list from second place with a tough year of scandals.
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Do you agree with these rankings? Do you see all of your favorites? Are there any surprises on the lists? Share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for a list of the top actresses according to industry insiders!