Following MBC’s Acting Awards on the 30th, the 31st saw awards ceremonies for the other two stations. First up: 2008 SBS Drama Awards. (KBS coming up next!)
The big news is that the SBS Daesang was awarded to the very young but very talented Moon Geun-young for her gender-bending role in the gorgeously shot historical drama Painter in the Wind. It had been widely speculated that her co-star, shunned star Park Shin-yang, might not appear after being shut out of the nominations and criticized for his exorbitant asking fees, and he in fact did not show. (I think Park’s management did not handle the War of Money pay situation well, but making a point to blackball him from SBS seems like scapegoating to me.)
Daesang/Grand Prize: Moon Geun-young (Painter of the Wind)
Top Excellence: Lee Junki (Iljimae), Kim Haneul (On Air), Song Yoon-ah (On Air)
Acting Award (Special Project): Jang Hyuk (Tazza), Han Ye-seul (Tazza)
Acting (Drama Special): Park Yong-ha (On Air), Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul)
Acting (Serial Drama): Ahn Nae-sang (First Wives Club), Oh Hyun-kyung (First Wives Club), Kim Hye-sun (First Wives Club)
Supporting Role (Drama Special): Sohn Hyun-joo (Tazza)
Supporting Role (Special Project): Kim So-yeon (Gourmet)
Supporting Role (Serial Drama): Kim Hee-jung (First Wives Club)
Netizen Popularity Award: Lee Junki (Iljimae)
Best Couple: Moon Geun-young & Moon Chae-won (Painter of the Wind)
Top 10 Stars: Kim Rae-won (Gourmet), Ahn Nae-sang (First Wives Club), Park Yong-ha (On Air), Lee Beom-soo (On Air), Lee Junki (Iljimae), Kim Haneul (On Air), Moon Geun-young (Painter of the Wind), Song Yoon-ah (On Air), Oh Hyun-kyung (First Wives Club), Han Ye-seul (Tazza)
New Star Award: Ji Hyun-woo (My Sweet Seoul), Im Jung-eun (Aquarius), Lee Sang-woo (First Wives Club), Cha Ye-ryun (Working Mom), Lee Joon-hyuk (First Wives Club), Han Hyo-joo (Iljimae), Ha Suk-jin (Happiness), Yoon So-yi (City of Glass), Chae Young-in (Happiness), Bae Soo-bin (Painter of the Wind), Moon Chae-won (Painter of the Wind)
Producer’s Award: Bong Tae-kyu (Working Mom), Moon Jung-hee (My Sweet Seoul)
Lifetime Achievement: Moon Young-nam, writer (First Wives Club)
Producer’s Achievement Award: Go Dae-hwa (CEO, Olive Nine)
Friendship Award: Do Ki-seok (Iljimae)
Child Actor Award: Yeo Jin-gu (Iljimae), Kim Yoo-jung (Iljimae)
Moon Geun-young (Painter of the Wind) wins the Daesang! Congrats to her, but she is looking alarmingly skinny. Not overworking-skinny, but has-ceased-all-sustenance-intake skinny. This is worrisome.
Moon Geun-yong also won Best Couple with her co-star, Moon Chae-won (Painter of the Wind) — I wonder if this is the first time the best couple has been same-sex?
Lee Junki (Iljimae) — so, SO much better than the day before at MBC’s awards show!
Han Hyo-joo (Iljimae) is pretty, but she’s done this look before, and recently (at the Mucha jewelry event).
Han Ye-seul as been rocking the red carpet all year long, and she shines in this gorgeous dress. Love everything about her look, even if I didn’t love everything about her Tazza role.
Tazza wasn’t a huge winner, but it did take home several awards, among them one for Han Ye-seul and one for Jang Hyuk:
I think Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul) is going for casual cool, but it was hard finding pictures of her not looking stoned. Aside from her facial expressions, I think she looks good in the dress, minus the boob-curtain thing it’s got going on.
Choi’s co-star Ji Hyun-woo (My Sweet Seoul), um, came looking like Mr. Rogers.
Yay to newly engaged Moon Jung-hee (My Sweet Seoul) for her award. She was the best thing about that drama for me, so I’m pleased to see her here.
Did Kim Haneul (On Air) parachute in, and not have time to remove her harness? Her bondagewear aside, she’s gorgeous and is another actress who’s been looking great all year.
Her co-star Park Yong-ha (On Air) was also awarded for his role, as was Song Yoon-ah, who cannot pick a nice dress to save her life. I’m also irrationally bothered that one of her boobs is apparently supported (by the bodice trim) and the other one is cut in half.
Kim So-yeon (Gourmet) is a gorgeous woman with a fantastic figure. She can even rock this asymmetrical furry-looking concoction whose short side looks like a figure-skating costume, while the long side is cut almost like a wedding dress train.
Ha Suk-jin (Happiness) is putting up his dukes on the red carpet. I don’t know why. One wouldn’t think a drama called Happiness incorporates much in the way of fisticuffs.
First Wives Club was a huge winner of the night. The much-watched series brought acting awards for Ahn Nae-sang and Kim Hee-jung, among others:
Lee Joon-hyuk (First Wives Club)
Lee Sang-woo (First Wives Club)
More from First Wives Club! Here’s Oh Hyun-kyung and Oh Dae-gyu:
Kim Ja-ok (Working Mom) opts to go traditional in her hanbok:
I like the swirly patterning on Kim Sung-ryung‘s (Iljimae) halter dress:
Kim Yeon-joo (Daughter-in-law and Daughter-in-law)
Lee Hyung-chul (On Air)
Cha Ye-ryun (Working Mom) looks fabulous in this chic sheath dress:
Lee Yo-won (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee)
Lee Moon-shik (Iljimae) is here with Lee Won-jong (Gourmet), who didn’t win for SBS but did pull in an award at the KBS awards (for Great King Sejong), which happened concurrently:
Oh Man-seok and his costar Park Bo-young from King and I:
Kpop singer and actor Ryu Shi-won is stayin’ alive.
Winners Sohn Hyun-joo (Tazza) and Do Ki-seok (Iljimae):
What adorable tykes! Yeo Jin-gu and Kim Yoo-jung both won for the child actor category for Iljimae.
Yoon So-yi (City of Glass). I like the dress in theory, but somehow that shiny black sash doesn’t really complement the minidress all that well. I think reversing the colors (white sash, black dress) may have produced a chic-er effect.
Just see how nicely Yoo Seung-ho, left, (Legend) is growing up; Bae Soo-bin (Painter of the Wind) is lookin’ mighty handsome:
Yes, comedian Lee Han-wi (City of Glass, My Sweet Seoul) is wearing sneakers, and what appears to be be a velvet formal suit, but rock on with yo’ bad self. Also, Bong Tae-kyu (Working Mom).
Chae Young-in (Happiness)
Ha Yu-mi (My Man’s Woman); Hong Ji-min (On Air)
Im Jung-eun (Aquarius)
Ha Joo-hee, also from morning drama Aquarius, which I haven’t seen (nor heard much about). I did enjoy Ha as the bimbo model in Soulmate, though.
Via Asia Economy