Weir picks up an Asia Star Award

movie & TV September 13, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

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Channel 7 actor-model-singer Sukollawat “Weir” Kanarot won an Asia Star Award at the recent Seoul International Drama Awards, along with Malaysia’s Debbie Goh, Japan’s Hyunri, India’s Satyadeep Misra and the Philippines’ Gabby Concepcion.

Weir dedicated his trophy to his fellow talent and the production team at Channel 7 “who have supported me so much”. 

“In my 12-year career I never thought I’d ever have the chance to stand on an international stage. I’m very proud and very glad that I have fans who admire my work, and not only in Thailand. This award is a measure of my success.” 

Weir has been dubbed in the Korean media as “the Jung Woo-sung of Thailand”.

The annual awards sponsored by the Korean Broadcasters Association recognise excellence in drama productions around the world. This year 266 productions in 55 nations were nominated.

Among the notable Korean winners, Ailee took home the Hallyu Drama Theme Song Award for her track “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow”. “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” won the Top Excellence Award for a Hallyu Drama, while “W” and “Doctors” earned Excellence awards in the same category.

Park Bo-gum and Park Bo-young were named Best Actor and Actress in a Hallyu Drama.

The Grand Prize went to the American TV comedy-drama “This is Us”, which has achieved critical success at home, being nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award.