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BTS is nominated for Commendation of President at Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, the annual awards hosted by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. BTS won Commendation of Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism last year. Established in 2010, there are around 4-5 categories and around 30 winners in total annually. If they win this year, they will be the first idol group receiving Commendation of President at this awards. According to the announcement, BTS is listed after 5 month-long evaluation and verification processes (Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism -> Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs -> the cabinet meeting). Among this year nominees, there are only 8 artists and BTS is one of two artists nominated for Commendation of President. The other nominated artist is Bunny Girls, the famous twin sister duo in the 70s. The award ceremony will take a place on November 3rd 4PM KST. You can watch live on JTBC, Naver TV and Vlive. (trans; credits) . Update: Bang PD is (government) nominated for the 2017 Korean Contents Award (Cultural Exchange Contribution)