On 16 December 2015, one of the most trustworthy research institution in Korea – Gallup – released the result of the most loved [popular] Korean actors for 2015 based on one month poll conducted from 29 October to 21 November 2015. Around 1700 people over the age of 13 were surveyed and Gallup Korea believes their poll has a 95% confidence level with a sampling error of ± 2.4% points.
It’s not a big surprise that Hwang Jung Eum who has a very successful year headlining two of 2015 most popular drama Kill Me, Heal Me and She Was Pretty tops this year’s list with 14.4% votes. Although she just wrapped up She Was Pretty, she’s already received many drama scripts because everyone basically wants to work with her, particularly MBC 😀
Last year’s winner Kim Soo Hyun shows his acting versatility portraying a rookie variety PD in KBS2 Producer. He’s still very popular with the public and sharing the second place (10.4%) with You Who Came from the Star co-star Jun Ji Hyun who didn’t have any drama this year. YWCFTS’ popularity and longevity is amazing, isn’t it?
Coming in at the fourth place is Yoo Ah In who tops this year’s Gallup Korea poll in the movie category. 2015 is definitely his year because all his acting projects are smashing success! I thought he’d be in the top three but maybe because Six Flying Dragons has just started when the poll began, he could only get 9.4% votes – which is still impressive.
Park Seo Joon is the fifth most loved drama actor this year with 7.8%.
7.6% voted for MBC Daesang contender senior actress Jeon In Hwa who impressed viewers with her acting in The Legendary Witch and My Daughter Geum Sa Wol.
Another senior actress made it to the top 10. Go Doo Shim has four dramas this year but Gallup Korea only listed two. Sharing the seventh place is Kim Tae Hee. Actor Joo Won who gave his daesang-worthy performance in Yongpal was voted by 4.8% people. I’m surprised Kim Tae Hee is ranked higher.
What about Ji Sung? Maybe because Kill Me, Heal Me aired way back in early 2015, people kinda forget about it already. He came in the tenth place with 3.4% votes. Hopefully MBC won’t forget about him because many viewers expect him to be one of Daesang contender.
Rounding up the top 10 is actress Kim Hee Ae who nailed her role in Mrs Cop as a badass ajumma cop. She may reprise her role on the second season of Mrs Cop which is currently still under discussion.
2015 Gallup Korea – Most Loved Korean Actors
1. Hwang Jung Eum – 14.4% – <Kill Me, Heal Me> <She Was Pretty>
2. Kim Soo Hyun – 10.4% – <Producer>
2. Jun Ji Hyun – 10.4% – 2014 <You Who Came from the Star>
4. Yoo Ah In – 9.4% – <Six Flying Dragons>
5. Park Seo Joon – 7.8% – <Kill Me, Heal Me> <She Was Pretty>
6. Jeon In Hwa – 7.6% – <The Legendary Witch> <My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol>
7. Go Doo Shim – 6% – <High Society> <All About My Mom>
7. Kim Tae Hee – 6% – <Yongpal>
9. Jo Woon – 4.8% – <Yongpal>
10. Ji Sung – 3.4% – <Kill Me, Heal Me>
10. Kim Hee Ae – 3.4% – <Mrs Cop>
credit: Gallup Korea & TVReport