Dae Jang Geum New

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    About 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. Set in this period, "Jewel in the Palace" is based on a true story about a legendary girl named Jang-Geum who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times.

    Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang-Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king.

    She was even given by the king the title "The Great Jang-Geum"


    Year Award Category Recipient
    2003 MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize/Daesang Lee Young-ae
    2003 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Lee Young-ae
    2003 MBC Drama Awards Special Acting Award Yang Mi-kyung
    2003 MBC Drama Awards Special Acting Award Lim Hyun-sik
    2003 MBC Drama Awards Best Screenplay Kim Young-hyun
    2004 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Director (TV) Lee Byung-hoon
    2004 Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Yang Mi-kyung