There are lots of awards handed out, for sure, but at least SBS has some strong shows this year, with great performances all around in the competition. Go Hyun-jung stacks up another Daesang for her turn as the first Korean female president in Daemul, which if I’m to go based on all the parodies, involved lots of shouting in the rain. There’s a performance by Noh Min-woo, a THREE-way tie for Best Couple, and of course, some red carpet hits and misses.
Daesang: Go Hyun-jung (Daemul)
Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actor: Kwon Sang-woo (Daemul), Hyun Bin (Secret Garden)
Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actress: Ha Ji-won (Secret Garden)
Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Supporting Actor: Lee Jae-yong (Daemul)
Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Supporting Actress: Lee Soo-kyung (Daemul)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Actor: Lee Beom-soo (Giant)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Actress: Kim Jung-eun (I Am Legend)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Supporting Actor: Lee Duk-hwa (Giant)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Supporting Actress: Hong Ji-min (I Am Legend)
Top Excellence Award, Daily Drama, Actor: Sohn Hyun-joo
Top Excellence Award, Daily Drama, Actress: Yoo Ho-jung (Neighbor Enemies)
Top Excellence Award, Daily Drama, Supporting Actor: Shin Sung-rok (Neighbor Enemies)
Top Excellence Award, Daily Drama, Supporting Actress: Im Ji-eun (Three Sisters)
Drama Special, Actor Award: Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho)
Drama Special, Actress Award: Shin Mina (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho)
Special Production, Actor Award: Jung Bo-seok (Giant)
Special Production, Actress Award: Park Jin-hee (Giant)
Daily Drama, Actor Award: Song Chang-eui (Life Is Beautiful)
Daily Drama, Actress Award: Kang Sung-yeon (My Wife Has Returned)
Top Excellence Award, Drama: Giant
Human Drama Award: Neighbor Enemies
Frontier Drama Award: Dr. Champ
Lifetime Achievement Award: Park Geun-hyun
Netizen Popularity Award: Hyun Bin, Ha Ji-won (Secret Garden)
Netizen Popularity Award, Drama: Secret Garden
Producers’ Award: Cha In-pyo (Daemul), Park Sang-min (Giant), Han Hye-jin (Jejoongwon)
Top 10 Stars: Lee Beom-soo, Jung Bo-seok (Giant), Go Hyun-jung, Kwon Sang-woo (Daemul), Hyun Bin, Ha Ji-won (Secret Garden), Lee Seung-gi, Shin Mina (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho), Kim So-yeon (Prosecutor Princess, Dr. Champ)
Best Couple: Lee Seung-gi, Shin Mina (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho), Joo Sang-wook, Hwang Jung-eum (Giant), Hyun Bin, Ha Ji-won (Secret Garden)
New Star Awards: Joo Sang-wook, Hwang Jung-eum, Kim Soo-hyun (Giant), Han Chae-ah (Neighbor Enemies), Ham Eun-jung (Coffee House), Choi Siwon (Oh! My Lady), Nam Gyuri (Life Is Beautiful), Noh Min-woo (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho)
Go Hyun-jung looks fabulous in the whole upswept-hair-and-dress concept. I wish the dress were a little tighter, but the statuesque look makes her look sophisticated, while the minimal makeup makes her look ten years younger. Kwon Sang-woo looks good, but mostly due to the fact that he has Go Hyun-jung on his arm.
How come the cast of Giant looks like an acapella group with a manager and a stylist? Or…waitstaff, with hostess and restaurateur?
Hwang Jung-eum picked up a New Star Award, and she looks every bit the beautiful young starlet. It’s not the most refreshing look since we’ve seen bejeweled necklines at every awards ceremony this past week, but at least it’s a flattering, understated version. And the color is gorgeous.
Joo Sang-wook also picked up a Newbie Award for Giant. His tux screams Lounge Singer, not Hot New Star, but I suppose the guy who’s wearing it can do wonders for a wayward tailor. I never noticed how crazy chiseled his face is, like he walked straight out of a comic book.
Kim Soo-hyun could not look more like a robot if he tried. Aw, newbies. The tux actually fits him really well, but that super high collar makes his very tiny head seem even tinier. I think they should’ve actually tried to un-lengthen him, which seems counter-red-carpet behavior, but he’s so lanky that he could use some broadening, and less elongating. I know, it sounds weird, but a suit can do a lot.
Kim Seo-hyung‘s dress is like a french maid’s outfit dyed hot pink. So, so wrong. Is it the shoulder-pads-as-sleeves? The oh-so-square-ness of everything? The almost-belt? The pleats? Let’s just say all of the above. And scrub our memories before the new year.
Oh, Jung Bo-seok. I adore the crazy professor hair, complete with silver streaks and all, but the suit is nine kinds of wrong. It’s…double-breasted pinstripes…with pinstripe leggings? Don’t even get me started on the shoes. From the neck-up, you make me smile. From the neck-down, I want a formal apology from your stylist.
The hosts for the evening, Park Jin-hee, Lee Beom-soo, and Lee Soo-kyung. Lee Soo-kyung looks pretty, but totally safe and boring. Lee Beom-soo looks good….but sadly really short next to the two ladies. It may have been a good time to break out those shoe pads that idol stars wear. Park Jin-hee…I seriously, seriously love you, Park Jin-hee. But that black paper sack you’re wearing for a dress is horribly frumpy and your Bob’s Big Boy hair is just not doing it for me. Your makeup looks fabulous, though. I just don’t see why you’d wear something so matronly when you can rock this.
Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won are their beautiful, beautiful selves. Listen, normally a velvet jacket is a big no-no, but it’s blue, and it has a matching blue SPARKLY bowtie! OMG why so cute, Binnie? Also his Wolverine hair is doing wonders for him. I think he wins the Riskiest Look But Pulls It Off With Flair Award. Ha Ji-won is sporting the same ‘do from the last episode of Secret Garden…which was as weird the first time around. But her sleek and simple look is flattering; it’s just not memorable, what with her co-star outshining her in the fashion department…literally.
Phil, the skunk that died and crawled up onto your collar rang me up…he says he was meant to be a carpet; not worn on the red carpet.
Kim Sung-oh looks perfectly attired…for an ice cream date and a day at the amusement park. Oh, Secretary Kim. What would Kim Joo-won say about you if he saw you now?
Lee Jong-seok looks like Jung Il-woo and Robert Pattinson had a baby, and dressed him together for his first red carpet appearance. Aw, they must be proud papas.
Kim So-yeon looks AMAZING. God, I really love her badass look more than any other, by twenty-fold. Her hair and makeup are a cut above everyone else’s, and that dress fits her like a glove. I can’t say I love it, as it does strange swooping things around her neckline, but man, does she rock it anyway. It’s the perfect example of a star wearing the clothes, and not the other way around. Envy.
I actually like this look on Jung Seok-won. It’s not the snazziest thing for a red carpet, and it looks more appropriate for meeting a girlfriend’s parents for dinner, but he looks good in it, whereas a lot of these other guys need to meet a good tailor. He looks awkward, the stuntman-turned-actor, but I’m sure he’ll get used to the limelight in no time.
Han Hye-jin looks amazing in this color. This color makes me involuntarily smile. But the cut of the dress is terrible. It’s tri-sected, like somebody only had enough material to make the dress horizontally rather than vertically, making for some really weird lines. It fits her beautifully, but no dress should ever have three horizontal lines.
Seung-gi-ya!!! Aw, puppy looks cute today. Better than the up-sweepy ‘do he sported for the Variety Awards. His velvety lapels aren’t doin’ it for me, but other than that, he’s his usual confident, smiley self. Which is why we love you. Shin Mina is wearing something very very confusing…it’s like a Christmas ornament got recycled into a dress. But seriously, if anyone on earth can make a crazy dress somehow seem like it’s actually fashionable and I must’ve just missed the boat, it’s Shin Mina. I really hate the dress, but she looks fabulous anyway, if that’s any indication of her supernatural powers.
Noh Min-woo, you rock the stage, but your suit is killing me. Is it…patterned AND shiny? Oh, dear. You look spiffy, but I went ahead and fired your tailor. You’ll thank me later.
I love Moon Chae-won! And I love her breezy ponytail and natural makeup. But…I don’t love that dress. I want to, because I love her, but I can’t. I dislike everything about that black sheer sheath. I know what it’s trying to do – lingerie-meets-formal gown, but it’s got too much going on: tiers, layers, gathers, jewels, and lines that cut her up strangely. I’d dearly love to see her in something daring and spunky, and less pink-safe-bejeweled.
And her Daddy’s Girl co-star didn’t fare much better. Choi Jin-hyuk is a cutie pie, but that tux is too shiny and it fits him all wrong. He totally gets a pass for being a newbie though, as does his hair, which probably took him three hours to get just so…and looks like he just crawled out of bed. Sigh. I do love how awkward he looks though. Something about it is endearing.
In comparison, this Daddy’s Girl couple, Kang Sung and Lee Hee-jin, looks amazing together…for a date night at the movies. Okay, maybe a rock star’s wedding. Or even a movie premiere for their friend Moon Chae-won. But for an awards show? Really, you could be dressed down one step and be going to the grocery store, and no one would think that was weird. Just sayin’.
In contrast, Hong Ji-min knows how to rock a red carpet. I love this glamorpuss through and through. The cut, the color, the sparkliness – it’s just so her, and she looks fabulous. The dress does have one major misstep in those silver blobs from her waist down, which makes me sad because this would’ve been a perfect look without them. My favorite thing is her confidence: when a woman’s like, “I’m sexy in this dress and I rock it!” you can’t help but go, “Hell yeah, sister! Work it!”
Kim Jung-eun wins for most flattering overall look, despite her dress not being anything to write home about. I love her hair and makeup, and the way she looks in that dress. I just wish it were a different color, or did something a little outside the normal wheelhouse.
Ham Eun-jung…grandma’s curtains-meet-bedazzler? You’re so young and pretty – why aren’t you wearing a dress that matches your youth? I mean, it’s not even Scarlett O’Hara curtains. If you’re gonna go with drapery, go all the way.
You know, I dislike Min Hyo-rin‘s dress because of the poofy front business, but I do like the overall look on her, because she’s been sporting some uncharacteristically older-skewing dresses lately. I like seeing her like this, minimal makeup and sleek ponytail, with a flirty little dress. It suit her, and she looks more comfortable than when she’s overpowered by a giant dress. Also, I’d kill somebody for those shoes.
Shin Sung-rok‘s three-piece suit is perfect, but with that bowtie plus little flower, it’s whimsical and adorable.
Tsk, tsk, Song Chang-eui. I mean, do I even need to say words?
Nam Gyuri‘s dress is normally something I’d say was boooring, but she’s young and every girl deserves her princess-ballerina moment in the spotlight. I just wish it was a different color, or punked up in some way. But that’s just me. I bet her mom is squealing in delight.
Yoo Min‘s dress is an interesting pattern up close, but overall the dress is suitable for a summer date in the park; on the red carpet it’s washed out and dressed down.
Han Chae-ah: your hair is perfection. I hope you catch the bouquet at your best friend’s wedding.
Yoo Ho-jung‘s dress looks like it was cobbled together out of four potato sacks. And then she went ahead and put a mink football-player-size thing on her shoulders, to make her outfit the winner for Most Unflattering, I’m Sorry Dear Award.
Via My Daily