Drama Casting & News
2011 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2011 | 100 Comments

Awards, awards, awards! And tons of pretty people.

As with yesterday’s MBC Drama Awards, note that winners are decided in part due to popularity, in part due to ratings and politics. That said, I don’t think anyone will argue with their Daesang winner, Shin Ha-kyun (below), who has been tearing it up on Monday and Tuesday nights with medical drama Brain.

Also no surprise was the awarding of runner-up acting prizes to The Princess’s Man‘s pair, Park Shi-hoo and Moon Chae-won (above), which bagged a number of awards.
As did weekend hit Ojakkyo Brothers.

KBS tends to be a big event, attendance-wise, since they’ve got tons of dramas (across two stations), and a ton of awards given in numerous categories. Essentially, they break down their dramas into three categories: short, medium, and long. (I was a bit critical of MBC’s additional categories this year, but not because the idea itself is bad. KBS and SBS have been doing it this way for years, while MBC seems to always attract criticism for giving out shared awards and was trying to skirt that this time. Frankly, MBC should probably keep the new categories.)

As I said yesterday, these broadcaster awards shouldn’t really be taken too seriously as actual awards, since they’re given out, essentially, by bosses like end-of-year bonuses to reward their own productions. For a more straight-up competitive awards ceremony, look to spring’s Baeksang Awards, which is similar to the Golden Globes in honoring both film and drama productions. The Baeksangs aren’t without their own issues, and popularity definitely comes into play there as well, but it chooses its winners from across broadcasters — which should be interesting now that we have some potential cable spoilers entering the fray.


Daesang: Shin Ha-kyun (Brain)
Top Excellence, Actor: Park Shi-hoo (The Princess’s Man)
Top Excellence, Actress: Moon Chae-won (The Princess’s Man)

Excellence Awards:
Daily Drama, Actor: Ji Chang-wook (Smile Dong-hae)
Daily Drama, Actress: Do Ji-won (Smile Dong-hae)
Miniseries, Actor: Jung Jin-young (Brain), Daniel Choi (Baby-Faced Beauty)
Miniseries, Actress: Jang Nara (Baby-Faced Beauty)
Mid-length Drama, Actor: Chun Jung-myung (Man of Honor)
Mid-length Drama, Actress: Hong Soo-hyun (The Princess’s Man)
Serial Drama, Actor: Lee Tae-gon (King Gwanggaeto)
Serial Drama, Actress: Kim Ja-ok (Ojakkyo Brothers)
Supporting Actor: Jung Woong-in (Ojakkyo Brothers, King Geunchogo)
Supporting Actress: Park Jung-ah (Smile Dong-hae, Only You), Lee Yoon-ji (Dream High)

Newcomer Award, Actor: Kim Soo-hyun (Dream High), Lee Jang-woo (Man of Honor),
      Joo-won (Ojakkyo Brothers)
Newcomer Award, Actress: Bae Suzy (Dream High), UEE (Ojakkyo Brothers)
Netizens’ Award: Shin Ha-kyun (Brain), Choi Jung-won (Brain)
Popularity Award: Park Shi-hoo (The Princess’s Man), Kim Soo-hyun (Dream High),
      Moon Chae-won (The Princess’s Man), Han Hye-jin (Thorn Birds)
One-Act Special, Actor: Choi Su-jong (For My Son), Lee Hee-joon
      (Cupid Factory, Identical Criminals, Perfect Spy)
One-Act Special, Actress: Han Eun-jung (400 Year Dream), Eugene
      (Princess Hwa-pyung’s Weight Loss)
Youth Actor: Park Hee-gun (Ojakkyo Brothers), Kim Hwan-hee
      (Believe in Love, The Houseguest and Mother, Only You)
Best Couple: Park Shi-hoo & Moon Chae-won (The Princess’s Man),
      Ryu Soo-young & Choi Jung-yoon (Ojakkyo Brothers),
      Kim Soo-hyun & Bae Suzy (Dream High),
      Lee Min-woo & Hong Soo-hyun (The Princess’s Man),
      Shin Ha-kyun & Choi Jung-won (Brain)
Writer Award: Lee Jung-sun (Ojakkyo Brothers)


Onward ho!

The fashions weren’t as colorful as MBC’s outing yesterday, and in fact there seemed to be an overabundance of blacks and whites. But since everybody looked good, I didn’t mind it so much… even though I’ll always long for more color. And variety. And personality. Plus, while it’s fun looking at pretty people dressed prettily, there is a noted absence of WTF outfits at this award show. Too bad; the WTF is part of the whole fun.

Shin Ha-kyun (Brain) has been earning raves, and he is to KBS this year what Han Seok-kyu was to SBS (even with Brain lacking Tree’s ratings numbers). A no-brainer (har!) for the Daesang. The man looks dapper in a tux.

Moon Chae-won (The Princess’s Man) must be thrilled with her year so far, with awards for both her hit drama and her hit film (Bow: The Ultimate Weapon, on the fast track to becoming one of Korea’s top box office films, which got her a Grand Bell and Blue Dragon award this year). I can’t say I love her simple gown, but I do kind of love the overlayer she’s wearing — armless jacket? cape-wrap? coatlet? — with its shiny buttons and epaulets. She did a similar thing at the Blue Dragons, but there it was an actual jacket. I dig the upgrade. She wears it regally, which seems fitting.

Yes, Park Shi-hoo (The Princess’s Man) is sort of rocking a pompadour, but this is a man who can rock a mane of glory and a glam vampire (ooh, who wants to see him try those looks simultaneously?), so I’m pretty sure the pompadour’s still hot. Wait, did I really just say that? On him, at least. Also: I think it’s adorable that he and Moon Chae-won are color-coordinated, whether or not that was intentional. Or it’s Fate. Either answer works for me.

It’s amazing how much I love Hong Soo-hyun (The Princess’s Man) after having such distaste for her earlier roles. She was so insipid, and then suddenly she turned on the electricity. I actually thought she was great in Lie To Me as well — the character was terrible, but she was solid — which makes her doubly talented, because she’s got sharp comic timing on top of the dramatic chops. Can’t wait till she graduates to leading roles.

Jung Jin-young was another award-winner from the Brain cast, netting an Excellence Award. He’s going a bit casual, but he looks happy. Congrats to him.

Baby-Faced Beauty co-stars Jang Nara and Daniel Choi came together and both picked up awards. I didn’t think her performance was anything to write home about (she was solid, but the role didn’t require much of her), but no way KBS wasn’t going to give her something for her triumphant return to TV. Daniel Choi, as always, is adorable. I loved his character’s growth and his performance, so congrats to them both. And I do love Jang Nara’s dress, which fits her perfectly.

Their Baby-Faced Beauty co-star Kim Min-seo didn’t win, but she’ll have more chances in the future. The dress is safe, and I wish she’d opted for bolder makeup. On the other hand, the simple clean face makes me think she’s going to fit right into her upcoming sageuk drama The Moon That Embraces The Sun; she won’t be playing a gisaeng this time, so she’ll be dressed down from Cho-sun’s extravagance.

The weekend sageuk King Gwanggaeto hasn’t made a huge splash, but it did get actor Lee Tae-gon an award here.

Han Hye-jin (Thorn Birds) was one of the MCs of the event, with variety/TV host Jeon Hyun-moo and Ojakkyo Brothers’ Joo-won. She wore one of the many white gowns of the event, opting for a pretty, flowy number with sparkly beading. Pretty gold shoes!


I LOVE this look, so much. Probably my favorite look of the night, and UEE (Ojakkyo Brothers) just looks so fresh, flirty, and adorable. By all accounts she’s doing a fantastic job in that drama, and is reportedly much improved from her You’re Beautiful days. I actually liked her in You’re Beautiful, but in any case it’s nice to see people improving with every project.

I want this dress. I need this dress.

I also want and need Kim Soo-hyun (Dream High). Love him. Can’t wait for his sageuk debut. *Crosses fingers and waits impatiently for MoonSparkleFlowerChild.*

His Dream High co-star Suzy came with producer/mogul/songwriter/budding comic scene-stealer JYP. Okay, this one’s definitely intentionally coordinated. It’s not a rule, but I tend to love it when the younger stars dress in short, cute dresses. They have the rest of their lives to go long and formal; may as well get away with adorable short frocks for as long as possible, right? Even so, it’s sort of amazing how much older Suzy looks, not one year out from Dream High.

Lee Yoon-ji is too good to keep doing small supporting roles, even if she did win an award for hers in Dream High. When is she getting her own drama? This woman rocks. She also wears one of the many white gowns at the event, but hers has two leg slits up-to-there to give it some extra va-va-voom. Love the shoes.

Another white look on Lee Shi-young, who’s doing pretty good job working with the unruly mop she sports for her new drama Wild Romance. (Her KBS production for the past year: Poseidon, though perhaps that one’s best forgotten.) I don’t love the gown so much on its own, but given that she’s working around the short cropped hairstyle, I think the modern style suits her.

More white! This time it’s Park Min-young (Man of Honor), who goes for a flowy option with gold accents — the tassel down the front and the glittery heels, with the clutch. This is why all the white doesn’t bother me today, because they’re all such different styles that they’re not boring. It’s not just a collection of wedding dresses.

Chun Jung-myung (Man of Honor) looks like death warmed over. Did he die and crawl out of his coffin to make it to the awards ceremony? Or maybe he’s got a bit part in that upcoming zombie project. (Seriously, what’s with the ghostly face? Is he on the brink of collapse, or is it just a really bad makeup job? There are a number of men with suspiciously gleaming white faces today — Park Shi-hoo, Joo-won, Daniel Choi — but his is by far the worst.)

See, if you’ve got a tan face, you should just wear it, loud and proud, like Lee Jang-woo (Man of Honor). At least he looks healthy and not dying. I do wonder how long it takes to get his hair that perfectly swoopy, though.

Eugene took home an award for a one-act drama, Princess Hwa-pyung’s Weight Loss, which had her wearing a fat suit and looking unrecognizable. Hard to imagine not being able to recognize Eugene, who basically has not aged a day in the past ten years.

Han Eun-jung also won an award for her one-act. Eep, is it me or has she suddenly gotten a lot thinner, and not in a healthy-looking way?

Lee Jong-hyuk (Crime Squad). Yum.

Hwang Woo Seul-hye (Believe In Love) wears black, the other trend of the night, as well as a push-up bra that is doing a heck of a job. Bravo, and ow.

Her Believe In Love co-star Moon Jung-hee also wore black to the awards, although it could be a midnight blue. I guess she chose KBS over SBS (she was also in Thousand Day Promise this year — funny enough, co-star Lee Sang-woo (oppaaaaa!) was also in both dramas) given that her Promise role was more minor.

Black again for Choi Jung-yoon, who picked up a Best Couple award alongside her Ojakkyo co-star Ryu Soo-young

Jung Woong-in (Ojakkyo Brothers) arrived with Kim Bo-kyung, who had a Drama Special this year.

Eee! How adorable is it that Choi Su-jong (President ) and Kim Young-chul (The Princess’s Man) came arm in arm, and holding hands? They look so happy and cuddly; you’d almost forget that Kim spent months playing a bloodthirsty usurper. There was a little bit of pre-awards speculation that Kim Young-chul and/or Hong Soo-hyun were viable contenders for the Top Excellence alongside/instead of Park Shi-hoo and Moon Chae-won, given that they probably turned in stronger technical acting performances as Prince Suyang and Princess Kyung-hye. But you can’t argue with the two stars of a blockbuster show, whose leading roles were a large part of the show’s overall appeal.

Here’s Choi’s President co-star Jay, also member of pop group Trax, who reportedly had one of the year’s more successful idol-actor transitions:

I said this most of the white gowns weren’t bridal numbers, but hey, you have to have at least one, right? Do Ji-won picked up an award for Smile Dong-hae, as did her co-star Ji Chang-wook, who happened to also be picking up an award at SBS’s awards for Warrior Baek Dong-soo. I think I had this Wedding Barbie once upon a time.

My first impulse was to dismiss the billowy dress worn by Jung Eun-chae (Women of Our House). But the more I look at it, the more I kind of like the maxidress look, especially when you’re young and can pull off its cute contrarian appeal. Enjoy it while you can, because in another ten years it automatically becomes a muu-muu and/or caftan.

Jo Sung-ha (Romance Town) wears a pop of color with his tux:

Oh, how fast kids grow up. Oh Jae-mu was last year’s Baker King and this year’s young vegetable bachelor. He’s one to watch for the future. Meanwhile, Park Hee-gun won a youth award for Ojakkyo Brothers.

Hm, looks like Park Jung-ah is another former idol who’s having more luck acting than singing; she won an supporting actress award for Smile Dong-hae.

Park Joo-mi (Believe In Love) in more black, although this is one of the blander selections, I think. Even with the corset backing down the back to give it some interest.


I don’t know much about actress Han Hye-rin (New Gisaeng Story, Only You), but I do love her chiffony gray gown with the full skirt. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something like it once or twice before at various other awards ceremonies, but I still love it.


100 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Banu

    Whahah… Princess’s man rule the night.. so happy

  2. Xianguo

    Can’t stop cringing at all the white faces. What were they thinking?!

    • 2.1 moose

      it’s the camera’s flash that causes it. i forgot how the explanation went but pretty much their makeup has SPF in it, so that’s what happens when you take a picture with flash. that’s why you see some of their faces looking totally normal in one picture, but looking very white in another.

      • 2.1.1 Plume

        Yeah, i think it’s because of the titanium dioxide in their make-up/BB cream. But i’m still surprised to see this mistake done by professionals…

    • 2.2 tegami

      BB CREAM FAIL!!! lol

    • 2.3 tegami

      BB CREAM FAIL!!! lol

      their makeup artists went a little overboard with the BB cream there….

  3. milkmustache

    I agree with you that UEE’s look was the cutest that night. I absolutely love her dress and find her adorable in Ojakgyo Brothers as Ja Eun. I didn’t really like LSY’s look though. I dunno, the dress seemed kinda weird to me.

    Congrats to everyone that won an award that night! πŸ˜€

    • 3.1 Steph

      I’m such a huge UEE fan .I personally think she’s a natural that has improved so much with her current drama. Not a big fan of her dress though. It’s sort of just there for me.

      However, I think everyone pretty much looks great here. There’s more win than fail. Congrats to them all of course!!

      Oh, and I still need to watch The Princess’ Man. Marathon time, before the new semester starts!!

    • 3.2 lan

      Anyone knows where UEE got her dress?? I want it too…

  4. Kristin

    Daniel Choi has the absolute best smile its to adorable. The dresses were meh but I did like the last grey dress reminds me of the peach one from the MBC awards.

  5. canxi

    Jang Nara looks awesome!

    And eep Daniel Choi <3 *_* We're getting married. You're all invited.

    I like the detail on Park Shi Hoo's jacket as well. So snazzy!

  6. Choisun

    Shin Ha Kyung looks awesome.
    He totally deserved the Grand Prize.
    His acting skills are really good.
    And I am seriously in love with the Hot Tension couple in Brain

    • 6.1 canxi

      Agreed! He is awesome and versatile (though I haven’t watched Brain yet) But he’s up there as one of my fave actors.

    • 6.2 Ainul

      Agree 500%!!

      He really3x deserves Daesang^0^

      hoho so happy watching him last night^^

    • 6.3 sherry_laruku

      am ecstatic Shin Ha Kyun won the Daesang!! This just show that his performance as an actor is simply outstanding… despite lack of ratings in the drama… Congratulations!! πŸ™‚ Truly an underrated actor… well deserved indeed..

      • 6.3.1 Monica

        I agree Shin Ha kyun is an amazing actor! His acting is brilliant! My favorite actor! I am just curious about something… isn’t Brain highly popular now? Shin Ha kyun has become even more popular! And isn’t it at the number one position of ratings ranking!? Fans even want it to be extended! And they are mad because they couldn’t watch episodes 19 and 20!

    • 6.4 Jossy

      Dude, Shin Ha Kyun is killing it as Lee Gang Hun…
      He deserves this award.

    • 6.5 DB5K

      There was not one other actor from a KBS drama in 2011 that played a role as brilliantly and memorably as Shin Ha Kyun in Brain. HOT DAMN. HE WAS ON FYAHHH!!! I highly recommend Brain~~

  7. pn

    “Did he die and crawl out of his coffin to make it to the awards ceremony?”

    omg, i can’t stop laughing at that comment

  8. Sojuboy

    Moonie looking good.


  9. Lyna

    Kinda disappointed that Uee x Joo won didn’t win the couple award, those 2 rock in OB and the chemisty is awesome … but at least they won an award for their effort and hard-work alongside the OB cast!

    Congrats to all the winner!

    • 9.1 mems

      Yeah, me too. I thought for sure they would be one of the couples to get one.

    • 9.2 Cammie

      Oooo, riiiight! They both should deserve to get an awards for best couples! Well, they’re soo great together like as couple in OB drama πŸ™‚

    • 9.3 Lita

      me too
      i though for sure they would be won
      i,m so dissapointed until now,coz for me they are very deserve to win the best couple awards

  10. 10 mnstpdu08

    I agree with you. The different styles definitely made the abundance of black and white dresses better. But I love Lee Yoon-Ji’s dress. She looks gorgeous. I also just love Kim Soo Hyun.

  11. 11 mems

    Yup, UEE totally rocked her look, hands down.

    Han Hye-rin’s gray dress is kind of similar to the one Lee Min-Jung wore at an awards ceremony. Still pretty, though.

    • 11.1 moose

      yea, the bottom of Han Hye-rin’s dress is pretty much what LMJ’s dress was

  12. 12 choisunfan

    Luv all the white gowns! they’re all beautiful and as well as the guys. My fave is Daniel Choi. He’s absolutely adorable and gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  13. 13 Lazy Goose

    I am a little disappointed that Kim Young Chul didn’t get an award for his performance in The Princess’s Man. But on the other hand, Park Shi Hoo won Top Excellence! Can’t be too greedy, huh.

    • 13.1 momogi

      I totally agree with you, Kim Young-chul SHOULD earn some award, he deserves it, unlike some people (Jang Nara, I’m talking to you).

      And Kim Soo Hyun,,those cute smile, you just can’t resist.
      He and Daniel Choi practically radiate last night, they keep smiling. What a view to end the year.

      And also, Kim Soo Hyun siiiiingg…!!! Though I’m rather dissapointed why they don’t make him and Suzy sing duet onstage.

      Well then Happy New Year Everyone..!!!

    • 13.2 ...

      Totally agree. Park’s act just so so…
      this is only popularity awards not acting awards…

  14. 14 kellie

    I always knew it. Kim Young-chul and Choi Soo-jong, a couple. Remember back in those halycon sageuk days when Goongyae the mad monk was more than brotherly fond of young warrior Wang Guhn? Cute picture after 10 years.

    • 14.1 shiku

      I know right especially the night before the coupe, all that bonding, drinking and crying made me look side eye at them.

  15. 15 lovepark

    Congratulations to Shin Ha-kyun!! Much deserved, and he looks absolutely fine. Love his smile!

  16. 16 Lazy Goose

    Moon Chae Won also won the Top Excellence award from SBS. Such a big year for her. I am happy for you, MCW!

  17. 17 hipployta

    Let me throw out there that TRAX isn’t a pop group though Jay is an idol by associating with them all the time…namely Kim Heechul

  18. 18 Kayana20

    I love them too Choisun even though I am bummed we did not see a picture of Choi Jung Won gorgeous dress.I ship Hot Tension and so happy they are being rewarded for such an honest and true romance. Also happy SH won Daesang.He makes me scream sometimes at his evilness at times but then I feel sympathy for him for all that happens to him.He never seems to win but happy he got an award for his portrayal of someone trying so hard to reach success. Now waiting for monday to face my Hot Tension temporarily falling out.

    • 18.1 Choisun

      Yes, I can’t wait to see the upcoming episode. It’s getting exciting.
      Choi Jung Won looked really gorgeous in her dress.
      When I saw that Park Shi Hoo won the Best acting Award, I lost all my hope that Shin Ha Kyun will win the Grand Prize but then it happened and I screamed like a crazy fangirl haha

    • 18.2 hanjiyoon

      Hi kayana! I always see you around the Brain forum on Soompi! Nice seeing you here at DB too. Hahaha. I totally agree. Shin Ha Kyun totally deserved that award. I also wish we got a full-length picture of CJW’s dress! She looked absolutely amazing!

  19. 19 Jasmine

    I am so proud of Moon Chae Won. She is killing all the award shows…she took 3 in this one alone. Not to meantion how she got ANOTHER Top Excellence Award for the SBS Awards!!! I think it was adorable how when hugging Park Shi Hoo, Moon Chae Won bumped her head and they were adorably laughing. I also LOVED LOVED how Moon Geun Young was probably more nervous than Moon Chae Won and wanted her best friend to win the award…and she was giggling when she saw the winner..and they HUGGED!! It brought me back to my Painter in the Wind days.

  20. 20 Sojuboy

    Brain maybe the most overlooked drama of 2011.

    • 20.1 Kciyo

      Yes, I agree. Brain is the most under rated drama of 2011. The casting is superb and the portrayal of doctors’ lives are so realistic. That shin ha kyun totally deserves his award!

  21. 21 dancinfff

    I know you said Suzy’s dress was coordinated, but for me, that was the best dress! It’s gorgeous! I need to get that for prom (:

    • 21.1 momogi

      Yes, best dress of the night. So age apropriate, young and sweet. Love to see her and Kim Soo Hyun standing side by side onstage.
      Kim Soo Hyun looks so young despite his age, but he can transform himself whenever the roles need it, what a prove as an excellent actor.
      Love him! Love her! Love both!

      Han Hye-rin, I love her in Only You, she’s cute and bubbly there. without being exaggerating.

  22. 22 ditdut

    AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! GOOKSOO WINS!! I’m so glad he won the Youth Award. He’s doing SUCH a fantastic job in Ojakgyo Brothers.

  23. 23 Josepha

    ohhhh nothing for Romance town ! T_T sung yuri was just perfect !

    …but i’m happy for Princess man team !!!

  24. 24 cherkell

    OMG I can’t stop laughing long enough to type!! I freakin’ can’t wait until DB gets its grabby hands all over the year-end awards shows!! All in all, loved the formal wear on everyone this year — no complaints whatsoever!

    Maybe it’s just me being overly-sensitive (or being awake on a Saturday at the ungodly hour of 4:00 AM), but I sure as heck started tearing up when both Kim Soo-Hyun and Joo lost it during their acceptance speeches. And I second that comment on Lee Jong-Hyuk: Double Yum with an extra side of Yum Sauce. And Oh Jae Moo, you are gonna be such a noona killer in a few years — what a cutie pie!!

    Saved the best for last — chugha haeyo to Changwook-ssi on his awesome win! Sweetie, I realize you’re in the middle of filming, but I wished you had straightened the ramyun perm just a little bit for the award shows… πŸ™‚

    • 24.1 mems

      Omg, you’re not the only one. I lost it too and had to continually pause during Joo-won’s speech because his tears were too much for me.

      I’m one of those weird people who, when they watch people on stage, go through the whole range of emotions with them. Like I’m on that stage instead of them. Feeling embarrassed, or sad, or teary, or cringing. There HAS to be a term for this…am I the only one like that?

  25. 25 trixicopper

    A Brocade tux? Really LTG, I’m not sure that’s called for. πŸ™‚

    Congrats to all the winners. There sure was a lot of pretty goin’ on!

  26. 26 Cam

    YAY! Congrats for all of them who won these awards ~ ~

    Ah….some of them who didn’t win these awards, that’s all right, they’re doing so good job at their acting like that, of course. Do their best & work hard for next year! πŸ˜‰

    Ooooo….Park Shi Hoo really look so great with his hairstyle : I like that, keke. Well, Moon Chae Won and he are both doing so woooonderful in that successful drama “The Princess’ Man”~~ Congrats!!

    Woot Woot ~~ ^___^

  27. 27 Sylvie

    I’m happy for Park Shi Hoo! Congrat to him!

  28. 28 Sourie

    I wonder if anyone notices that Jang Nara’s dress looks like the formal dress in computer game The Sims 3!!!!

  29. 29 Sejong the Great

    Yeah Baeksang is the true awards and City Hunter like acting won’t be entertained in this real award… I am waiting for the real talent to shine on spring!

  30. 30 Lilly

    Park Shi-hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love Park Shi-hoo.
    More Park Shi-hoo please!!!!

  31. 31 mskololia

    Daesang: Shin Ha-kyun (Brain)


    • 31.1 supah

      I know, man!
      Couldn’t get through Brain, but he is one truly phenomenal(!) actor. (Three words: The Front Line.)

  32. 32 cha

    I knew Shin Ha Kyun would win the Daesang..!!
    He’s a very versatile actor.. He definitely deserves the award..

    • 32.1 Gustave154

      Agreed… His acting in Brain is just brilliant….

  33. 33 Narae

    am i the only one who can’t get behind UEE’s look? maybe it’s just me, but i feel like koreans, especially the natives (who are usually more obsessed with pale skin than their expat counterparts), would look so much better in brighter colors and jewel tones than just the safe black/white/nudes.
    it might also be the dress shape itself; i’m not a huge fan of frills and ruffly things.

  34. 34 lala

    “Chun Jung-myung (Man of Honor) looks like death warmed over. Did he die and crawl out of his coffin to make it to the awards ceremony?”

    This cracked me up so much!!!!

    I think he should be cast as a ghost in his new drama/movie.hahaha

  35. 35 kit


  36. 36 hongshiminmin

    Javabeans! Park Minyoung won Novella Prize best actress with Hong Soo-hyun (The Princess’s Man)…Why are you not including her?lol

  37. 37 ronald villaflores

    yes she win

  38. 38 bjharm

    same as always as said it not about acting skill so forget about who won what, It more a fashion show and self patting on the back. They gave the highest rating shows the awards and spread them about but for the big high rated show Princess Man that gets three. Of course it still gives you a little thrill to see an actor you support get an award, go Jang Nara, unlike a few others I feel she totally deserved her award and without her what would BFB have been, not a hit show I am sure. She just finished her first Chinese film that got alot a attention as she acting totally in chinese for it.

  39. 39 ronald villaflores


  40. 40 isabella

    <3333 park sihoo!! sooo glad princess man won so many awards πŸ˜€

  41. 41 Drina

    I Looovee KIM SOO HYUN <3

  42. 42 Dee

    Hurray to Shin Ha Kyun for winning the Daesang award. He is a brilliant actor and he deserves it.

  43. 43 kimcheejoy43

    I’m a fan of Ojakgyo brothers.. but still now i was really disappointed that UEE and Joo Won didn’t won the best couple award..and also IU and Wooyoung :'(… (enough for my selfishness) Still I want to congratulate all of them!!!.. <3<3<3

  44. 44 Suzi Q

    Congrats to Shin Ha-kyun for winning the Daesang for his brilliant portrayal in Brain. He is so versatile.Couldn’t believe he’s the same goofy character in Harvest Villa and the weirdo in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.
    Gee, these actresses have money and know they will be photographed, but they still miss their mark.Lee Shi Young and Han Eun Jung looked too bony and thin.LSY’s dress made her look flat chested. UEE should have spent a few $ to buy some nude or opaque nylons to cover her ugly knees.Park Min Jung’s dress looked too big for her due to sloppy looking front, and dress was overflowing to the floor. Jung Eun chee had an ugly sack of potatoes shapeless black dress.Do Ji Won’s makeup photographed too shiny.
    They should have gone to a fashion stylist to polish off their look.

  45. 45 Biru

    Glad that Song Seung Hoon back off from Brain. If not we can’t see the talented Dr. Lee Gang Hun.

  46. 46 soo bin

    all the winners rightfully have their trophies(but bae suzy?).park si hoo and moon chae won have really improved in their acting plus the fact(no offense to the other good actors)that they both have strong “popularity appeal”.charisma is also important in this industry.well,they are both gorgeously charming and adorable individually or as a pair.more power to park si hoo!to mcw,too.

    • 46.1 alua

      I wondered about that too. Both Kim Soo-hyun and Bae Suzy got awarded for the same thing, but it just doesn’t make sense! They were miles apart in their acting…

      Did like Suzy’s dress though. And UEE’s!

  47. 47 SoffeaRahim

    Best Dressed : UEE and Han Hye-rin. Both looked adorable.

  48. 48 NoOne

    Congrats to all the winners,especially my bias PMY. She deserves the award.

  49. 49 Elizabeth

    its either the makeup artist fault of the lighting guys fault that almost everyone’s foundation looks whitish and pale.

  50. 50 alba

    i thought it will be a tie between shin ha kyun and park shi woo for the top excellent actor. Congratulations to Park Shi Woo. And Shin Ha Kyun for taking the Daesang Award.

    Brain is one of the most intelligent and entertaining K Dramas I have seen so far.

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