2023 Pop Golden Awards. Nominated Asian Drama Stars and Where to Vote

Update: Important announcement from the Pop Golden Awards organizers!

The organizers announced that unfortunately, the awarding ceremony, which was originally slated on November 25, 2023, wouldn't be pursued anymore. 

The reasons:

  • Most of the awardees are not available to come to the actual venue to Los Angeles, California 
  • There was a significant decline of ticket sales
So the organizers decided to scrap the physical awarding ceremony, instead, will just be held remotely/virtually on December 8, 2023. The virtual announcement of winners will be aired live from their studio in Los Angeles.

Award trophies will just be sent to the winners. Those who already bought the tickets (physical venue) will be refunded accordingly. 

The Pop Golden Awards is an international accolade honoring influential figures across pop industries worldwide. This vibrant event celebrates the diverse impact of pop culture, celebrating artists and icons whose creativity transcends borders and languages. 

It is a popularity award, a fan-driven honor where viewers have the power to choose and vote for their favorite music artists and drama stars. It’s a recognition of the universal language of art, where talent and innovation shine on an international stage. 

The Pop Golden Awards highlight artists and entertainers who wield a global influence through their craft. Acknowledging and honoring thriving industries that often transcend geographical boundaries, yet need to be more acknowledged on the international platform.  

Among the industries that have made significant international strides recently which will be highlighted in the upcoming 2023 award event are Turkish Drama, Chinese Drama, Afrobeats, Thai Drama, Trot Music, and the already mainstream industries like Bollywood Drama, Korean drama, Latin Pop Music, and K-pop Music.

The winners of the Pop Golden Awards are chosen by and will be decided by the votes of the general public. Fans have the power to select the winners through online voting. 

These fan votes are tallied and combined with the input of the Pop Golden Awards’ judging panel. The artist or nominee with the highest composite score from public fan votes and the judge’s input will be declared the winner.

The Pop Golden Awards 2023 will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA on November 25, 2023.

During the awards ceremony, three icons will be honored with special awards. These Special Honor awards are given out each year to legendary pop icons around the world, in music films, and more.

To vote, go to the Pop Golden Award voting site, check the link at the end of this article

Pop Golden Awards 2023
Enrique Iglesias, Aamir Khan, and Tom Cruise


1. Enrique Iglesias - Spanish Singer/Song Writer -  is set to be crowned Latin Music Legend 

2. Aamir Khan - Indian actor - is set to be honored with the Bollywood Legend

3. Tom Cruise - is set to be crowned Hollywood Legend

Asian Drama and Asian Stars Nominees 

Note: We only include the list of nominees from the three Asian Drama industries - Chinese, Korean, and Thai because our blog niche is only focused on these entertainment circuits.

1. The Golden TV/Drama Actor Award (International category)

The Golden TV/Drama Actor Award (International) aims to recognize the most popular and acclaimed actor or actress with the greatest worldwide reach across global television industries.

The nominees are selected from among the top performers across high-profile TV or drama series from countries with major entertainment industries like the USA, Korea, Turkey, India, China, Thailand, and beyond. 

The list of nominees highlights standout talents that have built significant international followings through film success and worldwide fan enthusiasm and appreciation of talent.

The Golden Drama Actor Award (International) honors those performers who have managed to transcend borders and language barriers to gain immense multi-national popularity through their acting skills and memorable performances. 

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Nominated stars. Photo credit: Pop Golden Awards 2023

The Golden TV/Drama Actor Award 2023 Nominees are:

  • Barun Sobti (India)
  • Jenna Ortega (USA)
  • Engin Akyürek (Turkey)
  • Kerem Bursin (Turkey)
  • Barun Sobti (Turkey)
  • Kang Tae-oh (South Korea)
  • Xiao Zhan (China)
  • Park Eun-bin (South Korea)
  • Sıla Türkoğlu (Turkey)
  • Dilraba Dilmurat (China)
  • Jeon Do-yeon (South Korea)
  • Apo Nattawin (Thailand)

2. Golden Chinese Actor Award

The Golden Chinese Actor Award recognizes the most acclaimed and internationally popular Chinese actor or actress each year. 

The award honors Chinese film and television stars who have gained widespread global recognition and admiration for their acting talents. 

Winners are selected based on a combination of fan votes from around the world, as well as assessments from the Pop Golden Awards’ panel of expert judges. 

By weighing both fan feedback and judge evaluations, the Golden Chinese Actor Award identifies the Chinese actors and actresses who have made the biggest impressions on a global scale each year. 

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Nominated Chinese drama stars. Photo credit: Pop Golden Awards 2023

The Golden Chinese Actor Award 2023 nominees are:

  • Jackson Yee 
  • Leo Wu 
  • Wang Ziqi 
  • Luo Yunxi 
  • Zhao Lusi 
  • Xiao Zhan 
  • Dylan Wang 
  • Zhao Jinmai 
  • Dilraba Dilmurat
  • Yu Shuxin 
  • Yang Zi

3. Golden Chinese Drama Award

The Golden Chinese Drama Award honors the most outstanding and internationally popular Chinese television series in the preceding year. 

The award recognizes Chinese dramas that have achieved widespread acclaim and resonance with global audiences. 

Winners are selected based on a combination of fan votes cast online worldwide, as well as assessments from the Pop Golden Awards’ distinguished panel of judges.

To be nominated and win, Chinese dramas must demonstrate exceptional storytelling, production values, and acting that appeal to international viewers. 

The award highlights those Chinese series that have made a significant cross-cultural impact through online streaming and fan engagement in multiple countries. 

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Photo credit: Pop Golden Award 2023

The Golden Chinese Drama Award 2023 nominees are:

  • Till The End of The Moon (Youku)
  • The Love You Give Me (Tencent/WeTV)
  • Lighter And Princess  (Youku)
  • Love Like the Galaxy (Tencent/WeTV)
  • Who Rules the World (Tencent/WeTV)
  • Love Between Fairy and Devil (iQIYI)
  • Reset (Tencent/WeTV)
  • The Oath of Love (Tencent/WeTV)

4. Golden Korean Drama Award

The Golden K-Drama Award, hosted by Pop Golden Awards, is a prestigious recognition that celebrates excellence in the Korean Drama series. 

It is a fan-driven award where viewers have the power to choose and vote for their favorite dramas from the past year, honoring the most captivating and impactful productions that have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.

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Photo credit: Pop Golden Award 2023

The 2023 Golden Korean Drama Award Nominees are:

  • The Sound of Magic (Netflix)
  • Dr. Romantic 3 (SBS, Disney +)
  • Crash Course in Romance (tvN, TVING)
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Netflix)
  • The Glory (Netflix)
  • Love To Hate You (Netflix)
  • The Good Bad Mother (JTBC)
  • Bloodhounds (Netflix)
  • Call It Love (Disney+)
  • Snowdrop (JTBC)

5. Golden Korean Actor Award 

The Golden Korean Actor Award honors the most acclaimed Korean actor or actress in film and television. It recognizes the leading performer voted by fans as giving the best overall performance in a Korean movie or TV series released the preceding year (2022). 

The recipient is selected directly by audiences, highlighting the acting talent that resonated most powerfully with Korean viewers. 

The award spotlights standout achievements in Korea’s thriving entertainment industry, cementing the winner’s status as the country’s most popular and respected screen icon of the year.

The Golden Korean Actor Award nominees are:

  • Woo Do-hwan
  • Hwang In Yeop
  • Park Eun-bin
  • Ji Chang-wook
  • Ahn Hyo-seop
  • Kim Jisoo
  • Lee Sung-kyung
  • Kang Tae-oh
  • Song Hye-kyo
  • Lee Do-hyun
  • Kim Ji-hoon
  • Kim Ok-bin
  • Jeon Do-yeon

6. Golden Thai Actor Award 

The Golden Thai Actor Award is an annual award given out by the Pop Golden Awards to recognize the most popular and talented actors and actresses in Thai cinema and television. 

Fans vote to select the winner each year, choosing their favorite leading performer from Thai films and TV series released over the past 18 months. 

The award spotlights exceptional acting talent in the Thai entertainment industry, with recipients honored for their starring roles that resonated most with viewers and critics alike. It is to be considered a prestigious accolade in Thailand for actors and actresses across film and television.

The  Golden Thai Actor Award 2023 nominees are:

  • Sahaphap Wongratch
  • Archen Aydin
  • Kanaphan Puitrakul
  • Mile Phakphum
  • Apo Nattawin
  • Build Jakapan Puttha
  • Jeff Satur
  • Saran Anantasetthakul
  • Kanawut Traipipattanapong
  • Bright Vachirawit
  • Pawat Chittsawangdee
  • Win Metawin
For the complete list of nominees, visit the Pop Golden Awards official website
To vote for your favorite artists, drama, and Asian stars, go to the Pop Golden Voting site

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