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Kim Soo Hyun, EXO's D.O. And Big Bang's T.O.P Lead Popularity Vote For The 52nd Grand Bell Film Awards

By Adrienne Stanley | October 15, 2015 11:47 AM EDT

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The following article was previously published on KDramaStars on October 15, 2015.

Kim Soo Hyun, EXO's D.O. and T.O.P of Big Bang currently lead other actors in the popularity division for the 52nd Grand Bell Film Awards. The ceremony, which is also known as the Dae Jong Film Awards, is one of the preeminent events in Korean entertainment. 

An article published by Yonhap News on October 14 chronicled the upcoming event. The Grand Bell Film Awards is the largest domestic ceremony dedicated to honoring the best of Korean cinema while acknowledging the accomplishments of the nation's most accomplished actors. Founded in 1962, it is considered to be the Korean equivalent of the Academy Awards.

After three days of voting, Kim Soo Hyun leads the popularity vote for actors. In 2015, he returned to Korean television with his portrayal of Baek Seung Chan in the KBS docu-drama, "Producer." His successful K-Drama comeback led to a role in the upcoming film, "Real."

While he experienced his breakout role in the 2011 teen musical series, "Dream High," his role as alien-turned-entertainment manager, Do Min Joon, in "My Love from the Star" catapulted him to meteoric success.

As of print, Kim leads the popular vote by a wide margin, taking the lead with 51.59 percent.

EXO's D.O. (Do Kyung Soo) demonstrates his success as an upcoming actor, as fans of the idol continue to show their support, placing him in second place with 19.88 percent, in the popularity category. He delivered a stellar guest appearance on "I Remember You," as a sociopathic killer.

D.O. wowed K-Drama viewers in the 2014 SBS psychological series, "It's Okay, That's Love," as Han Kang Soo, a troubled teen who is later revealed to be the manifestation of schizophrenic delusions.

His breakout role was in the critically-acclaimed film, "Cart." In 2016, he stars in two highly anticipated movies, "Pure Love" opposite "Who Are You: 2015" star, Kim So Hyun, and "Hyung" or "Older Brother," which stars Hallyu darling Park Shin Hye and rising actor, Jo Jung Suk.

Big Bang's T.O.P wowed audiences with his transformation from beloved rapper to downtrodden hustler in "Tazza 2: The Hidden Card." He follows D.O. with 7.16 percent in the popularity category.

Lee Min Ho debuted as a film star in "Gangnam 1970." The Hallyu phenom currently follows T.O.P, with 6.91 percent.

The 52nd Dae Jong Film Awards will be held on November 20, in Seoul, with live streaming broadcast in China.

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Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "We Like 2 Party," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).

Tagged :  Kim Soo Hyun, EXO, D.O, Big Bang, T.O.P

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