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Soompi, the world’s largest and longest-running English online media on Korean pop culture and a division of Viki, Inc., has announced the winners of its 11th Annual Soompi Awards. The Awards, which are divided into music and television categories, is the largest international fan-voted event celebrating the most successful releases to come out of Korea. Fans from around the world submitted 40 million votes from December 21, 2015, to January 7, 2016, a 70% increase from the previous year’s Awards.

Additionally, the hashtag #SOOMPIAWARDS2015 trended worldwide for eight consecutive hours during the voting period, while related “Best Fandom” hashtags trended in different countries for 48 hours. The top winners include BIGBANG for both Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, Girls’ Generation for Best Female Group, and BTS with three awards, including Breakout Artist of the Year. In K-drama, Kim Soo Hyun for Actor of the Year; Song Ji Hyo for Actress of the Year; and “She Was Pretty” for Drama of the Year. Choi Siwon won Best Idol Actor of the Year, and GOT7 wins the fan-favorite, social-only Best Fandom Award.

Below is the full list of winners from 31 categories:

2015 SOOMPI AWARD WINNERS

Best Female Solo Artist: IU
Best Male Solo Artist: Kyuhyun
Best Female Group: Girls’ Generation
Best Male Group: BIGBANG
Best Hip-Hop Artist: Zion.T
Best Collaboration: Taeyeon – I (feat. Verbal Jint)
Song of the Year: EXO – Call Me Baby
Rookie of the Year: Seventeen
Breakout Artist BTS
Album of the Year BIGBANG – MADE SERIES [E]
Best Music Video GOT7 – Just Right
Best Choreography BTS – Dope
Best Stage Outfit BTS
Best Fandom GOT7
Artist of the Year BIGBANG
Best Drama OST Tiger JK – Reset (feat. Jin Shil)
Actor of the Year Kim Soo Hyun
Actress of the Year Song Ji Hyo
Drama of the Year She Was Pretty
Breakout Actor Nam Joo Hyuk
Idol Actor of the Year Choi Siwon
Best Variety Show Running Man
Best Variety Star Song Triplets – Superman Returns
Best Couple Lee Won Geun x Jung Eun Ji – Sassy Go Go
Best Bromance Park Seo Joon x Choi Siwon – She Was Pretty
Second Lead Syndrome Ji Soo – Sassy Go Go
Best Kiss Hwang Jung Eum x Park Seo Joon – She Was Pretty
Best Cameo D.O. – I Remember You
Best Transformation Ji Sung – Kill Me, Heal Me
Best Supernatural Drama Who Are You – School 2015
Hallyu Special Award Boys Over Flowers

Each year, winners receive trophies to mark their accomplishments and send thank-you speeches to their international fans. This year’s special emcees were the Hunus Entertainment group Topp Dogg.

Check out the announcement on Soompi TV:

For the full run down to the 2015 Soompi Awards head over to our friends at Soompi