As you know, Seoul Drama Awards is an upcoming event. Yoochun is a candidate for Best Korean Actor. His drama Sunkgkyunkwan Scandal is a candidate for Best Drama. The song Found You by JYJ is up for Best OST.
There seems to have been voting activity that is strange and if true, very likely to be due to usage of programs or other illegal means.
The above chart shows that over the course of the night, votes for Yoochun (blue) took place in a low but consistent manner (largely a straight line). In contrast, votes for Jang Keunsuk took place in extremely large spurts. In particular, the conspicuous peak in the middle of the chart shows that at 5:47am, 4968 votes were placed within that minute.
As a result, votes for Jang Keunsuk (in Red) which were more than 20,000 behind that for Yoochun (in green) has caught up dramatically in the span of 4 hours (first graph). This is because, as the second graph shows, a very large amount of votes were cast for Jang Keunsuk in those hours in spurts while votes for Yoochun stayed steady (second graph).
The chart above is in minute-increments. It shows that at some points over the recorded time period, 100 to 400+ votes were cast for Jang Keunsuk in a single minute. The screen captures below the chart shows that in a single minute between 1:37 and 1:38, 403 votes were cast for Jang Keunsuk.
This is not the first time that it is suspected that votes for Jang Keunsuk for a high-stakes poll were placed by a program. See here for an article from Allkpop from last year, in which Jang Keunsuk’s main competition was singer/actor Kim Hyunjoong. Kim Hyunjoong led the votes until the last few days, at which time votes for Jang Keunsuk increased in a manner similar to it is increasing today. Jang Keunsuk eventually won.
It is expected that the voting for Seoul Drama Awards end at 9am on August 16, KST. Currently, all categories (Best Korean Actor; Best Drama; Best OST) have been overtaken by votes for Jang Keunsuk. Please go to JYJ3’s “VOTE for JYJ” tab or in the alternative here to vote now, and please also let your voices be heard by Korea.com by leaving them a message.
Source: DNBN 검푸른창고 님
Translation and Post Credit: JYJ3