The awards were held on May 27th at Kyunghee University Hall of Peace. Here’s a video of stars on the red carpet:
The winners have been announced and I think the best part of these things is that you get to see actors in your favorite dramas sit together again. We would have all loved our favorites to win but with what some of these nominations were, we shouldn’t take them too seriously in the first place. Having said that, here are the winners:
Best New Actor
Kim Sung Kyun (Reply 1994)
Baro (God’s Gift – 14 Days)
Park Seo Joon (Warm Words)
Jung Woo (Reply 1994)
Choi Jin Hyuk (Gu Family Book)
No one needs eyes to have seen this coming. It was a breakout year for Jung Woo and he was set to win this even if people were left scratching their heads wondering how someone who debuted fourteen years ago could be up for a rookie award. My guess is that they wanted to give him something but already had Best Actor reserved for someone else.
Best New Actress
Kyung Soo Jin (Eun Hee)
Do Hee (Reply 1994)
Baek Jin Hee (Empress Ki)
Son Yeo Eun (Thrice Married Woman)
Han Groo (Warm Words)
Kim Soo Hyun (My Love From The Star)
Yoo Ah In (Secret Love Affair)
Lee Jong Seok (I Hear Your Voice)
Jo Jae Hyun (Jeong Do Jeon)
Joo Won (Good Doctor)
Another no-brainer category. The fall-out wouldn’t have been pretty if someone else won.
Go Ara (Reply 1994)
Kim Ji Soo (Warm Words)
Kim Hye Soo (Queen Of The Office)
Lee Bo Young (I Hear Your Voice)
Jun Ji Hyun (My Love From The Stars)
I expected Jun Ji Hyun to take this but Lee Bo Young did a good job so no issues here.
Kim Ji Woo (Shark)
Park Ji Eun (Man From The Stars)
Lee Woo Jung (Reply 1994)
Jung Sung Joo (Secret Love Affair)
Ha Myung Hee (Warm Words)
Ki Min Soo (Good Doctor)
Shin Won Ho (Reply 1994)
Ahn Pan Suk (Secret Love Affair)
Jang Tae Yoo (My Love From The Star)
Jo Soo Won (I Hear Your Voice)
Good Doctor (KBS)
I Hear Your Voice (SBS)
Secret Love Affair (JTBC)
My Love From The Star (SBS)
Reply 1994 (tvN)
I’ve got nothing against Good Doctor and I haven’t watched Secret Love Affair but I don’t understand how a drama can win Best Script and Best Directing but not win Best Drama especially as one of the lead actors was also nominated for his acting. Strange. Or they didn’t want to be accused of awarding their own drama since the show aired on JTBC?
Roy Kim – Seoul, This Place (Reply 1994)
Lyn – My Destiny (My Love From The Star)
Sung Si Kyung – To You (Reply 1994)
Ailee – Tears Stole My Heart (Secret)
Lee Chang Min – Moment (Heirs)
Love is a momeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeent didn’t win and that’s all that matters.
Most Popular Actor
Kim Soo Hyun (he also won this in the movie section).
Most Popular Actress
Park Shin Hye
Fashionista Award (Huh?)
Im Siwan & Kim Hee Ae
InStyle Fashionista Award
Jun Ji Hyun
Daesang (Grand Prize)
Jun Ji Hyun
This explains why she didn’t get Best Actress. She very sweetly thanked Do Manager. How cute.
And there you have it. While Reply 1994 garnered the most nominations, it only won in the New Actor category. You Who Came From The Stars got the most wins while Secret Love Affair came second with awards in prestigious categories.
Credit: JTBC, SSTVnews