Drama Casting & News
2011 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2011 | 142 Comments

And now to conclude the Big 3 Broadcaster awards with SBS, featuring some of the most popular dramas of the year. Tree With Deep Roots was the big winner of the night, winning six trophies in total, including the Daesang for Han Seok-kyu, and the Top Excellence Award for Best Drama. There were no big upsets in any category, because they kind of have a category for everyone, but that’s the name of the game. I’m just happy for Han Seok-kyu’s big win, and the fact that he didn’t have to share the glory with any split-award hullabaloo.

Protect the Boss cleaned up as well, winning Best Couple and acting awards for the stars, as well as an additional netizen popularity award for Choi Kang-hee. As expected, Thousand Day Promise had a strong showing in the acting categories, as did fellow melodrama Scent of a Woman. It certainly was the year for tearjerkers. The winners…


Daesang: Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Actress: Su Ae (Thousand Day Promise)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production, Actor: Kim Rae-won (Thousand Day Promise), Jang Hyuk (Tree With Deep Roots)
Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actress: Choi Kang-hee (Protect the Boss)
Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actor: Ji Sung (Protect the Boss), Lee Min-ho (City Hunter)
Top Excellence Award, Weekend Drama, Actress:Kim Sun-ah (Scent of a Woman)
Top Excellence Award, Weekend Drama, Actor: Lee Dong-wook (Scent of a Woman)
Top Excellence Award, Drama: Tree With Deep Roots

Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actress: Shin Se-kyung (Tree With Deep Roots)
Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actor: Jung Kyeo-woon (Sign)
Excellence Award, Special Production, Actress: Yoon So-yi (Warrior Baek Dong-soo)
Excellence Award, Special Production, Actor: Jeon Gwang-ryul (Warrior Baek Dong-soo)
Excellence Award, Weekend Drama, Actress: Lee So-yeon (My Love By My Side)
Excellence Award, Weekend Drama, Actor: Eom Ki-joon (Scent of a Woman)

Drama Special, Actress Award: Song Ok-sook (Tree With Deep Roots)
Drama Special, Actor Award: Park Young-kyu (Protect the Boss)
Special Production, Actress Award: Lee Mi-sook (Thousand Day Promise)
Special Production, Actor Award: Yoon Je-moon (Midas)
Weekend Drama, Actress Award: Kim Hae-ok (Scent of a Woman)
Weekend Drama, Actor Award: Jin Tae-hyun (Pure Pumpkin Flower)

Producer’s Award, Actress: Lee Yo-won (49 Days)
Producer’s Award, Actor: Song Joong-ki (Tree With Deep Roots)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Young-ok (Protect the Boss)

Top 10 Stars: Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots), Kim Sun-ah (Scent of a Woman), Lee Dong-wook (Scent of a Woman), Choi Kang-hee (Protect the Boss), Ji Sung (Protect the Boss), Lee Min-ho (City Hunter), Kim Rae-won (Thousand Day Promise), Lee Yo-won (49 Days), Jang Hyuk (Midas), Su Ae (Thousand Day Promise)

Best Couple: Choi Kang-hee and Ji Sung (Protect the Boss)

Netizen Popularity Award: Choi Kang-hee (Protect the Boss), Lee Min-ho (City Hunter)

New Star Award: Seo Hyo-rim (Scent of a Woman), Shin Hyun-bin (Warrior Baek Dong-soo), Ji Chang-wook (Warrior Baek Dong-soo), Jung Yumi (Thousand Day Promise), Wang Ji-hye (Protect the Boss), Jin Se-yeon (My Daughter Flower), Lee Jae-yoon (My Love By My Side), Im Soo-hyang (New Tales of Gisaeng), Kim Jaejoong (Protect the Boss), Gu Hara (City Hunter)

Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook arrived together, winning my vote for handsomest couple of the evening. Her dress is a perfect shade of deep burgundy, and an awesome mix between simple and sexy. It might even be a little plain if it wasn’t slit up to there and worn with the blingy shoes, but she makes it look stunning. Lee Dong-wook has looked better — that white bowtie doesn’t do much for me and his tux isn’t really the best fit — that combined with the scruffiness makes me sigh, but he’s got Kim Sun-ah on his arm, so that amps up his style considerably.

Shin Se-kyung is wearing a beautiful shade, one of the few pops of color all night long. I don’t know what’s going on with the gold papier-mache that got glue-gunned to her bodice before she went out the door, but I wish I could undo it. Other than that, she looks fantastic. Here she is arriving with her Tree co-star Yoon Je-moon, who’s kind of rocking the lounge singer look, but pulling it off.

Oh, Jang Hyuk. Is there anything else to say, other than this man knows how to work a suit? Swoon.

Best Couple Choi Kang-hee and Ji Sung, arriving together, being cute and flirty. Love. He looks great, and she always veers a little too cutesy for me, but the look works for this drama, and their fun chemistry on the red carpet.

Lee Yo-won went and got a dress for someone twice her age, which I just don’t understand. At first I thought it was just safe and boring, but then I saw the back… and realized that it gets worse. Did the dressmaker run out of the fabric for the back? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure my grandma’s got curtains in the same pattern.

Now THIS is how to wear gold on the red carpet. Everything about this dress says: Gimme An Award, stat. Jung Yumi (Thousand Day Promise) wears her dress with confidence, and her styling is adorable. People should always glow this much at awards ceremonies.

Hottie of the night. Hey, Kim Rae-won where was all this hotness in Thousand Day Promise? I need your next drama to feature this guy, and not Mopey McGee, k? This is the perfect example of how sometimes, tuxes are hotter than post-army shower scenes. Rawr.

Wang Ji-hye looks pretty, but it’s not really a standout dress. It’s safe and familiar, but she wears it with a smile.

Here’s Jin Tae-hyun, who won an acting award for weekend drama Pure Pumpkin Flower, in a slim-fitted tux.

Im Soo-hyang won a newcomer award for New Tales of Gisaeng. It’s another familiar red carpet look, just like Wang Ji-hye’s dress, though I like the cut of this one a little better. The black ribbon is eye-catching, and I like her small but blingy accessories.

Eom Ki-joon! I love you, Dr. Poopypants, but you look terrible. The casual suit, the gold tie that peeks through your single-buttoned-button, the sheepish look, the crazy hair… it’s just all wrong. But gah, I love you. Next time hire a stylist. Or fire your current one.

Jin Se-yeon won a new star award for My Daughter Flower, and this was her first time on the red carpet. She looks adorably fresh, and her white dress is actually a casual-enough cut that it doesn’t look bridal. I love the headband. Everything about her look is perfect for a newcomer — youthful and simple.

Yoon So-yi (Warrior Baek Dong-soo) had one of the best put-together looks of the night — perfect makeup, black accessories with a sleek black gown that looks gorgeous on her statuesque figure. She’s had a great year, and it shows on her face.

Lee So-yeon won a Top Excellence award for My Love By My Side, and she wears the other black dress of the evening, which I just can’t get behind. Her hair and makeup look great, but does anyone else get the sense that the designer took a wedding gown and dipped it in a tub of tar? It’s a jet black wedding dress, which I suppose could work as a statement if you were in a Tim Burton movie, but on the red carpet it looks dour.

I love Shin Hyun-bin‘s dress (Warrior Baek Dong-soo). It’s such a happy cherry color, with just enough frothy goodness for a young actress’ red carpet outing. I wish I could say the same for the way she looks — I want to re-do her hair and makeup and put ten pounds on her, but the black and red of the dress and shoes makes me smile.

Did hell freeze over? Because Lee Min-ho actually looks confident, dashing, and comfortable on the red carpet! It’s a freaking miracle. Who knew the day would come when the geeky, slouchy Lee Min-ho would turn into THIS guy? Humona.

His City Hunter co-star Lee Jun-hyuk doesn’t look too shabby himself. I’m now imagining the two boys running out of the ceremony together to fight crime in their tuxes. Mmmmm…

Aw, Ji Chang-wook, you look twelve, under-dressed, uncomfortable, and super gawky. Are you the new Lee Min-ho of awards ceremonies? On the upside, you’ll have your moment. On the downside, it’s not gonna be today, in that suit.

I’m sure it’s a statement. And hip or too cool for school. But I just don’t like it. Kim Jaejoong picked up an award for Protect the Boss, and arrived in all black, which would have been fine save for the matte-shiny combo goin’ on all over the place, especially with that cummerbund that only serves to cut his figure at the waist and make a very tall and thin guy look half his height. If he’d undo that cummerbund, button his shirt up, and wear it as a tie, it would do wonders.

Seo Hyo-rim‘s dress in a different cut would’ve been ugly, but the way it’s fitted actually makes the sheath-thing work. It’s gorgeous on her. I don’t like the bubblegum-pink lips with her red hair though, and would’ve liked to see her styled in a more clean, chic look.

Lee Jae-yoon picked up a New Star Award for My Love By My Side and just looks super happy to be there.

Lee Mi-sook could pull off a brown paper bag on the red carpet with her attitude, and though the dress isn’t really that great, she rocks it, like she rocks at life.

Oh, Jung Kyeo-woon. No, no, no. Double-breasted tux with pants hemmed to your ankles? Bob’s Big Boy hair? What on earth have they done to you?

Song Joong-ki takes the trophy for prettiest pretty boy. Wait, that’s not a prize? Well it should be.

Jeon Gwang-ryul (Warrior Baek Dong-soo), picking up his trophy with the most adorable smile. Yay, you look so cute with your gray bowtie and matching kerchief. Cuddly Ajusshi for the win.

Sung Hoon (New Tales of Gisaeng) takes the cake for Worst-Dressed Male. It’s holiday cater-waiter, casino doorman, lounge singer with the Peppermint Quintet. And it’s just wrong.

And Worst-Dressed Female goes to… Seo Woo, whose dress is so wrong that she knows it, and is hanging her head in every picture. On the upside, I love her hair. The downside’s too steep to counter it, but let’s just say that the Wicked Witch of the West called and asked you to stop going through her underwear drawer.


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142 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Leona

    Sexy Lee Min Hot is sexy!!

  2. Heethi

    Good job, Lee Min-ho ssi!
    I am so proud because you can win that awards…
    Keep hwaiting!!
    You are the best actor ever… :)

  3. Min

    yay! i love awards show season~

    im surprised Lee MinHo didn’t come with gf, Park MinYoung..

    • 3.1 Leona

      she was at the KBS awards where she received one for Glory Jane
      yup we all want a reality show with the 2 of them but I’m afraid they don’t have time to talk when they meet 😛

      • 3.1.1 momogi

        So, does it mean SBS and KBS held their award show on the same night?
        Because I watch KBS award and there I saw the lovely Song Joong ki, Ji Chang Wook and Jang Hyuk. (Ji Chang Wook pick up an award for Smile Donghae, Song Joong Ki and Jang Hyuk present the awards.) Does they attend both the award shows?? And how does that be possible? Do they just go back and forth to KBS and SBS??

        • kristi

          Yes, both SBS and KBS held their drama awards last night, and it’s possible to go back and forth. The 3 broadcasters (SBS, KBS, MBC) are headquartered in Yeoyido or (in the case of SBS) close to Yeoyido in Seoul, and it’s not unusual to see stars shuttling back and forth when there are live events such as these. And why Song Joong-Ki didn’t show up for the red carpet at SBS because he needed to present the popularity award at KBS in the first hour. Everyone was joking Jang Hyuk must have used 출상술 though (makes sense if you watched Tree With Deep Roots), because his award at SBS and presentation at KBS (the Daesang, as he was last year’s winner) took place like within half an hour.

        • trixie

          I was wondering the same thing too! Gotta see if they were wearing the same outfits for both events or not… or maybe they changed…

    • 3.2 Fatemeh

      they broke up!

  4. well....

    OMG YES Han Suk Kyu!!!! and Joong Ki, too T____T
    TWDR is probably the only drama i whole-heartedly watch this year, and i love it so much. i can’t wait to see the drama winning more bona fide awards this year 😛

    Worst-dressed would be Seo Woo and Kim Jaejoong to me. Seo Woo, what were you thinking?
    Jaejoong, that hair, just… no, and his face… he looks so pale it just creeps me out

    • 4.1 Kgrl

      Sexy ahjussi won! Woohoo! Song Joong Ki is just too pretty to ever be in a “worst dressed” category.

  5. skiipper

    Lee min ho is my favourite actor.I think he deserves what he receives.

  6. I'm Happy

    Han Seok-kyu WON!!!!!!
    this man deserved it!!!!!

    first time seeing him in TWDR and I’m a HUGH fan NOW!!!!

    • 6.1 momogi

      You mean, HUGE fans. Me TOO!

      Han Suk Kyu totally deserves it, this Man born to be an actor.

    • 6.2 shiku

      He deserved it. Am also a huge fan of him now

    • 6.3 lenrasoon

      me too i loved that he won, although no surprise there, i’m just happy that maybe now he might not wait so much to do another drama.

  7. chiby

    I think Lee Yo Won looks gorgeous with that dress. it’s simple but gorgeus, nothing’s compared to your Grandma, JB!

    and congratulation for Lee Yo Won winning PD’s choice awards.

    i’m waiting for her next great drama in 2012.

    Congratulation, Yowon-ssi !!

  8. adette

    Aw, not gonna lie, I was kind of hoping Park Yoo-hwan would get a new star award for Thousand Days Promise. I really liked him in it… :(

  9. adette

    Aw, not gonna lie, I was kind of hoping Park Yoo-hwan would get a new star award for Thousand Days Promise. I really liked him in it… :(

    • 9.1 adette


  10. 10 Aya

    worst dressed indeed

    who else wants to be the ham between that Lee Min-ho and Lee Jun-hyuk sandwich

    • 10.1 Cynthia

      I do!!

      • 10.1.1 Luscious

        ME ! ME ! ME !

  11. 11 mskololia

    Daesang: Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots)


    • 11.1 himonogirl

      Long live the king! aw, I didn’t recognize him at first glance, in his modern attire, but our dear Sejong is hiding behind these eyes, this smile….sigh, Tree, I miss you.

      • 11.1.1 supah

        Awww… the expression on his face as he was listening to Song Joong-ki’s tearful acceptance speech!
        Huge firework displays signaling 2012’s arrival were going off outside my window but I was just grinning ear to ear, just spellbound by his smile…
        I miss him in Tree, too!
        Gahh… Love him!

        • muchadoboutlove

          his smile is contagious! now I think I need to watch Tree again..because I miss him too :)

  12. 12 Thatgirl

    To be honest, I’m a tad puzzled. I was for sure City Hunter was going to win BIG. But its was barely existing…..

    Yahhhh…. Minho love…… You know, you never get these award shows right…. For the past couple award shows, it was the suit, now its the hair…. yahhhhh…..

    • 12.1 engl

      Really? I thought he looked pretty good, much better than his BOF days… and I agree, it feels like city hunter never aired.. it was aired this year, right? Surprised there were no awards whatsoever for that drama or its cast.

      And is it just me or does it seem like seo woo is muttering to herself ” Why did I wear this?” in the last picture ^_^

      • 12.1.1 Thatgirl

        I actually LOVED his hair in the BOF days… But I don’t think he’ll still be able to pull it off now. Lol! I spent my whole summer doing nothing but watch one drama, City Hunter! It was the most entertaining Drama this year, erm last year. I was expecting Major awards for the show!

        Idk, if I am disappointed or relieved that Minho and Minyoung didn’t win Best Couple. On the one hand, I am disappointed because I am Lee Minho bias and thinks he should win everything. But as on the other hand, I am anti Minmin couple and don’t think I can handle it….

  13. 13 IZ

    Thank God Lee Yo Won actually won something cause she absolutely deserved it ! and to how many people can they give awards to huh ? If it’s like this everyone will get the award.

  14. 14 aya

    Kim Sun Ah & Lee Dong Wook are looking STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!


    I’m just waiting for any news of them being a couple

    “SunWook shipper here”

  15. 15 cutenuna

    aargh too bad Lee Jun Hyuk didn’t got the award i like him in City Hunter more than Lee Min Ho himself..
    Congratz for Jaejoong and Protect the Boss team!!

  16. 16 Lilly

    I so love Tree With Deep Roots. It is a great pick to show anyone, especially very picky classical literature friends who have never watched a kdrama before, how great a kdrama can really be.

  17. 17 Ace

    Love Lee Min-ho’s new confidence, but that hair!
    I also like Seo-woo, and the hair’s great…but that dress!
    Eom Ki-joon, what happened?

    And where are the other 49 Days cast? No Jung Il-woo? No Jo Hyun-jae?

    Also, no award for bad ass daddy Jin-Pyo and prosecutor? Aw.

    • 17.1 beggar1015

      I know! How could our beloved Psycho Daddy Kim Sang Joong not win anything?

      • 17.1.1 Jang Hyuk' Saudi Fan

        ya that was the most shoking thing for me ,, he was sooooooooo great

  18. 18 Ingledove

    poor seo woo T.T It didn’t look as awesome as she imagined huh?

  19. 19 Sojuboy

    I just wish Han Seok-kyu did more TV Dramas. He’s wasting his talent on the silly art films he likes to do.


  20. 20 Sally

    Love, love, love your comments and your wit. Great job!

  21. 21 milkmustache

    I burst out laughing when I saw Sung Hoon’s outfit. It’s just so ugly. I wish he just went with a plain, black suit instead. It’s a shame, considering how adorable he was in New Tales of Gisaeng.

  22. 22 Sojuboy

    Lee Min Ho


  23. 23 js

    where is su-ae? :(

    • 23.1 kristi

      She didn’t show up last night, citing personal reasons.

  24. 24 YY

    OMG Seo Woo’s dress is HORRIFYINGGGGGG!!!! It’s like one of those nets fishermen cast into the sea when they go deep sea fishing. The only thing missing is a giant mackeral.

  25. 25 foolmoon

    Uri Lee Min Ho… of course he is looking better, he has a stylish gf who can give him an advice! really wanna see this couple together in public *keepdreaming*

    • 25.1 Leona

      do you want to see in front of KBS or SBS girls offing themselves coz the sh*t got real! and PMY is a real woman? not just a character? :)) I think he tries to avoid that and protect her. I bet she had her share of letters threatening her to pay with her life for daring to be liked by him

      • 25.1.1 Jang Hyuk' Saudi Fan

        I loved them but I think so they did not show up Intentionally

  26. 26 Uiroppip

    Love, love, love Ji Sung and Choi Kang Hee’s aborable chemistry!!

    • 26.1 polly

      ikr! They are sooo adorable! I am glad they won the best couple…PTB rocks!

  27. 27 shiku

    Happy Han Suk Hyu, Su Ae and Jang Hyuk got awards.

    Why didn’t they give Choi Min Soo an award I thought he did better than his counterpart Jeon Gwang Ryul.

    I am surprised that Kim Rae Won won a top excellence award for ADP, I thought he did just okay.

    • 27.1 supah

      Yeah, it’s a shame about Choi Min-soo, he was duly nominated for Top Excellence – Best Actor (the next best thing after the Daesang) but… Such a shame, it had his name all over it. I don’t think he turned up to the ceremony either.

  28. 28 salina

    maybe i’m out of it…but i thought Eom Ki-joon looked hot! i love the shaggy hair…

  29. 29 kristi

    Thrilled for the entire team at Tree With Deep Roots. I love that the PDs and the writers were also there to share the love with the actors (PD Jang Tae-Yoo sat at the main table, between Han Seok-Kyu and Song Joong-Ki, and the writer team of Kim Young-Hyun and Park Sang-Yeon were right behind them at the 2nd table), and I love they all went on the stage to accept the award for Best Drama. These ceremonies are mostly acting award ceremonies, so writers and PDs rarely get the spotlight, but the TwDR team deserved their moments last night.

    And I absolutely loved Song Joong-Ki’s acceptance speech, which was one of the best of the night. It was heartfelt, it was funny, it was emotional, and it only served to underscore how right the network was to recognize his work with the Producers Award. His special guest-starring turn didn’t fit easily into their main categories, and everyone was wondering how or even whether SBS was going to reward him for one of the most acclaimed performances of the year. The Producers Award, voted by the PDs at the network, seemed like a good solution, but they had never awarded it to a special guest star before and it wasn’t clear whether they’d take the risk and set a precedent with Song Joong-Ki. They have, they did, and if the reactions on and off screen are anything to go by, they were absolutely right to do so.

    • 29.1 lenrasoon

      tree with deep roots team definitely deserved the praise, it was a wonderful drama.
      And now after you wrote about Song joong ki acceptance speech it made me curious so i’ll go find it :)

    • 29.2 Adele

      As always Kristi, your explanations & sharing of knowledge rocks! I was just wondering what the Producers Award really is (who voted it and for what category) and here you are explaining it even before we ask :)

      I was extremely happy that Song J.K won something at least with his stellar performance in TWDR he absolutely deserved this and more (hopefully) from Baek Sang Awards later on this year.

      Btw, does anyone know where I can watch SBS awards ceremony with english subs?

      • 29.2.1 kristi

        Not sure SJK would be a contender at the Baeksangs. He wouldn’t be eligible for the main acting categories (Daesang/Grand Prize, Best Actor), or the newcomer award… Maybe the popularity award, but his guest-starring status in TwDR would still put him at a disadvantage. He was incredibly popular (and remains popular) with his work (two of his scenes, from eps. 2 and 8, made the “Best of…” list in the TwDR special, and the #1 scene, the forest scene in ep. 2, remains the most quoted TwDR scene to-date), but… only four eps., six at best… I can see them/the judges wavering.

        I don’t know if there are subs for the awards, but I’ve recapped SJK’s speech here, if you’re interested.

        • Adele

          Kristi, thank you so very very very much for the link you provided. SJK’s speech was touching indeed. I’d been trying everywhere to find out what he said in the speech, but it was like looking for a needle in a haystack (unless if you’re fluent in Korean) :)

          Yep, I agree that SJK’s forest scene was one of the most memorable moments in the drama that I like to watch over and over again. Even now after watching the drama 5x (complete from 1-24), I still never get bored.

  30. 30 rubie

    Lee Mi Sook rocks!!!

  31. 31 xiaoSxin

    SONG JOONG KI ~!!!

  32. 32 xiaoSxin

    Park Yoo Hwan deserves recognition for his performance in TDP, just sayin’.

  33. 33 bopbopbop

    sigh…i still think Sign deserved more awards!
    it had higher ratings than tree with deep roots
    at least give park shin yang an award -_-

    congrats to all the winners though!

    i’m sad i couldn’t see park min young & lee min ho together at the awards!

    • 33.1 Leona

      think that there are girls who would bawl an entire New Year’s Eve just because she exists ( if it wasn’t PMY would be another girl but there are girls who think LMH is their property)

    • 33.2 kristi

      On average, and according to AGB Nielsen (which is what the networks and advertisers follow), both Tree With Deep Roots (19.4%) and Princess Man over at KBS (18.9%) drew higher ratings than Sign (18.7%). It’s with the finales that Sign did the best (25.5%) vs. TwDR’s 25.4% and TPM’s 24.9%.

      Having said that, agreed it’s shameful that SBS didn’t reward Sign, even if with many of these award ceremonies (not just in Korea), it hurts your chances to be shown early in the (eligibility) year.

  34. 34 zsa

    Wookie and Sunny…gorgeous last night!!

  35. 35 arina

    How can an ward be won by 2 or three people..i think these awrds are given by the stion bosses to the their actors..Im glad that Han Seok Gyu got the daesang award..but wat about choi min su and park shin young…

  36. 36 isabelle

    Is there anyone in any show that did not get any award last night?

  37. 37 Esmy

    Why didn’t park yoohwan win anything? he was awesome in his drama with sooae and raewon :(

  38. 38 Josephine Wong

    Javabeans can you please check whether Sung Hoon (NTOG) got an award for New Star Award. He was not listed in your list but was listed in 2 others. Thank you

  39. 39 lenrasoon

    i’m so happy for Han Seok-kyu, too bad there isn’t pictures of him on the red carpet also (i think i have a crush on him lol).
    anyway congrats to tree with deep roots, i already miss this drama.

  40. 40 Vidya

    awww.. i ‘m so proud of Lee min ho!

  41. 41 Radhika

    awwwww i love song joong ki!! i totally agree he is seriously the most pretty and beautiful guy i’ve ever seen!!

    Congrats Lee Min Ho! i loved city hunter!

    I didnt see the drama “tree with deep roots” so yes im going to start watching it this week 😉

    OH and ofcourse HAPPPPPPY NEW YEAARRR TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! <3

  42. 42 jyyjc

    I cannot get over how fake im soohyang’s nose is. I know plastic surgery is nothing new in kentertainment land but there are other people who has got much better nosejobs. Seriously look at it, what was she thinking?
    No one’s dress really stood out to me here. Love the color on shin sekyung but it’s too bad about those little gold pieces of papers stuck on her dress.

  43. 43 Altari

    Why no Park Yoohwan? :(

  44. 44 Tha

    Congrats to the king! Loved him so much that I’ve searched more of his work and have completed two of his films already. Christmas in August and Mr Mom were awesome! Off to look for more!

  45. 45 Kayla

    congratulation Ji Sung and choi kang hee!
    they are so cute…

  46. 46 lala

    KRW looks rock as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!:))

  47. 47 Arhazivory

    Shin Hyun-bin….too thin. :(

  48. 48 Fiercediva

    Is there a k-drama awards spanning all shows that is not self-determined by the major networks responsible for the programming, like one given by a body similar to the U.S. Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, or a People’s Choice type thing? If not, that is sad, as I imagine the cable dramas receive no red carpet recognition. Otherwise, there’s no reason why the “awards” shouldn’t be distributed more evenly among each network’s yearly offerings. How can it be that 49 Days got no recognition, aside from the deserved nod to LYW playing her dual role, under these circumstances?

    • 48.1 kit

      there is though!

      i quote dramabeans on the kbs drama awards thread:

      ‘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.’

      we only really watch these things for the pretty dresses and the pretty men!

      • 48.1.1 Fiercediva

        Whoops – read this article first before seeing that paragraph, thanks! I love the fashion gossip too, but I also like to see good work rewarded in a meaningful way. It’s fun to watch your fave get an American Music Award-type of thing where it’s all decided by insiders using the show as a big commercial for their vested interests, but it’s a different level of achievement to have critics, fans or industry peers choose winners from across all entertainment offerings in a discipline.

        • Aya


  49. 49 lovedramas

    Hmm… SBS seems to have had a lot of decent dramas this year :) TWDRs, PTB, TDP, CH, SOAW etc etc. Yippee – love the turnout and the cute onscreen couplings :)

    Sun-Ah & Dong Wook – ubber ubber cute

    Same thing with Ji Sung and Choi Kang Yee

    Just soo much pretty in this show.

    Congrats to all the big winners! :)

  50. 50 Brenda

    Kim sun ah and Lee Dongwook looked gorgeous! I’m still on the fence about whether or not i like his scruffy facial hair though.

    Your comment about Lee Minho cracked me up, its adorable that he looks confident and it makes me overjoyed.

    And of course i can not miss Joongki in all of this, he looks great as always, i just want to pinch his cheeks everytime i see him and then immediately swoon (into his arms.. ok i need to end my fantasy now xD)

  51. 51 linda

    Love to see city hunter, the bromance team.

  52. 52 kaoru

    I am surprised and disguntada at once. How is it possible that 49 days has almost no reward?, This is too unfair. Missing more categories. SBS conveyed dramas very good this year (I saw most of them), but not give awards correct.

    (sorry for my bad english, my native language is spanish)

    • 52.1 cynkdf

      kaoru, I share your disappointment. 49 Days was not among the five dramas nominated for Best Drama (and for that matter, neither was City Hunter). Jung Il Woo, inexplicably, wasn’t even nominated.

      PS IMHO Lee Yo Won (congrats on two well-deserved awards) looked elegant and classy in her beautiful dress.

  53. 53 jastinel


  54. 54 Drina

    SON JOONG Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. 55 feydo

    SunWook are the best, gorgeous and handsome, perfect couple. can’t ask anything more. congrats to SOAW cast who got nominated and received their precious awards, they deserved, and to Sunny and Wook whom i praised as an excellent and brilliant performers, i salute! a little bit disappointed for not getting the best couple award, but overall i can’t disregard the cuteness of the star couple of the night and in my eyes… the SunWook, forever!

  56. 56 ccinta

    Congrats to all winners, especially the Tree with Deep Roots cast & crew! PTB won big as well, congrats to them.

    Btw, can I ask a question? Some sites listed Moon Chae Won (It’s Okay Daddy Girl) as the winner of the Top Excellence Award, Drama Special, Actress and dramabeans & AKP listed Choi Kang-hee as the winner for this award. Who was the winner for this category?


    Lee Joon Hyuk was so handsome!!! He did not win an award…but in my heart your the best actor!!!, best supporting actor!,, the best prosecutor ever!

    ~~Fighting Oppa!!! Saranghaee!

    Congrats to Lee Min Ho—well deserved award also! ^_^

  58. 58 Suzi Q

    Lee Yo won’s dress looks like she sew it at home and forgot the back piece. Eom Ki joon looks like he gained weight or his jacket shrank.Shin Hyun bin’s avante garde red dress is swimming on her thin frame. She doesn’t have the chest to carry it off.Kim Jaejoong looks like he forgot to get completely dress for the occasion.Seo Hyo rim needs a necklace and larger earrings because she seems bare on top. Jung Kye woon pants are too short, and the pompadour hairdo looks silly with a tux.Sung Moon looks like a circus MC. Seo Woo should have her head down in shame for wearing that peek-a-boo monstrosity.Sometimes I wonder if the stars look at themselves in the mirror before they go to an award show.Tsk.Tsk.Tsk.However, some got it right. Yes, Loved Lee Min ho and Kim Rae Won. They know how to wear a tux and really look handsome.

  59. 59 snow

    How come Yoo Seung Ho didn’ t get any award from Warrior Baek Dong Soo? He’s the reason why I watched the drama.. TT_TT

    • 59.1 noi

      Yoo Seungho probably didn’t attend this because he felt tired of collecting “Best New Star” award.

      new star, my ass… he’s already in drama scene even before Lee Minho started to dream of becoming actor -_-

  60. 60 Belle

    …& no Yoo Seung Ho or Choi Min Soo? I wish I could have seen the list of all the nominations…wonder if they even took them into consideration. They were the reason many tuned in to WBDS.

  61. 61 Miky

    I’m kinda sad that City Hunter didn’t take any trophes home

  62. 62 doug

    Did anyone else like Im Soo-Hyangs Flamenco dance segment? I thought it was very well done.

  63. 63 wookxie631

    Lee Dong Wook and Kim Sun Ah..handsomest couple of the night! They looked GORGEOUS together! Congratulations Wookie and Sunny! saranghe oppa!

    Lee Min Ho is soo HOT! congrats!

  64. 64 Jessika

    Kinda sad and disappointed that 49 Days didn’t get bajilion awards except for what Lee Yo Won got. It’s such a beautiful drama and it deserves to be recognized. Sigh.

  65. 65 Banu

    OMO.Jaejoong.. you really look shorter.. but hell you are HERO JAEJOONG.. please change that haircolor black suits you better ^__^..

    Song Joon Ki best dressed for sure.. damn that purple flower makes him pop out lol..

    O__O HOT GUY FROM “NTOG” Sung Hoon… why why..!! please someone give him a better adviser.. TT

  66. 66 dany

    Nice pictures, ok, but where is Yoo Seung- ho?

  67. 67 Elizabeth

    somebody shd shoot the stylist of Seo Woo!

  68. 68 just a girl

    How did Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook NOT win Best Couple. I reject this award show! It’s like when I didn’t make National Honor Society all over again! Come to think of it I reject the nor society too! Wait is it too late to reject something if it was over 10 years ago? :)
    Happy New Year everyone!!

  69. 69 Pebbles

    Definetly, sun ah & lee dong wook was the handsomest couple of the night…Kim sun ah was wearing a sexy dress while wookie was just wookie. lol

  70. 70 Josepha


  71. 71 mcflan

    Wait, Shin Hyun-bin got an award for Warrior Baek Dong-oo and Yoo Seung-ho did not? This is so wrong.

    And Choi Min-soo? He was amazing in WBDS!

  72. 72 sugarpunch

    haha I kinda disagree that Lee Yo Won picked the wrong dress. I think it’s kinda smoking hot. haha. but I totally agree with the Jaejoong fashion sense. black is NOT his colour and the open-collared look is not for him… makes him looks a little yakuza-ish. hehe.

  73. 73 Jang Hyuk' Saudi Fan

    please , Is there a way to see the video of this event ??

    specially for the tree with deep roots team ??

    • 73.1 kristi

      If you haven’t found the links on soompi and such, I think SBS will upload the videos to YouTube eventually. They’ve put up the Gayo awards already on their channel, and I’d expect the drama awards by this week.

      FYI, most of the awards for TwDR (aka the big ones) took place in the 2nd hour, ie, Shin Se-Kyung, Song Joong-Ki, then everyone on stage for Best Drama, then Jang Hyuk and finally Han Seok-Kyu. Yoon Je-Moon won an award in the 1st hour, but it was for his work in Midas. He sat with his TwDR co-stars though.

  74. 74 rjyuggy

    Where is Su Ae? was she absent. too bad, she deserve to be in the spotlight for her powerhouse performance in Thousand Days Promise!

  75. 75 cherkell

    Thanks to GF and Dramabeans for another fun-filled romp through the “Fashion Do’s and Don’t of Year-End Award Shows.” Granted, I wish some American actors and actress would take such costuming risks for their award shows… the last few Oscar telecasts have been boring-as-hell with same ol’ dresses and tuxes. Playing it safe, indeed!

    But I digress. I’m shaking my head over how these nominations and awards are shovelled out every year. GF, please correct me if I’m wrong, but a Newcomer Award is given to a recipient because it’s their first *production* at SBS/KBC/MBC, ne? Some of those 10 that received trophies have been acting for ages, but just simply had the bad timing to do some of their best work for SBS in 2011. Hence, me getting all crabby-grumpy-pouty when Ji Chang Wook could only grab a Newbie Bouquet — here’s your Consolation Prize; you’ll have better luck in the next vehicle you take on for SBS. Oh for lame.

    I can’t seem to find a list of the nominees at all online anywhere, but I bet it was a split decision between either Jeon Gwang Ryul or Choi Min Soo getting the award. BUT BUT BUT (if it’s true) leaving Yoo Seung Ho off the nominees list for WBDS is a freakin’ travesty in itself!! I mean, COME ON!! WTF are those people smoking at SBS anyway?!? Hmpf.

    And Wookie? Sweetie, I’d pay good money to watch you walk the Red Carpet in sackcloth and ashes, but you need to have a lonnnng talk with your stylist. I know that you’ve been putting in massive hours on overnight shoots in the freezing weather and you’re probably beat to a pulp… but you looked MUCH HOTTER the night before presenting at the SBS Entertainment Awards, all glam-tuxed-up and hair-straightened. YUM. The I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-gotta-go-to-an-Awards-Show suit and Poofy Hairstyle just didn’t do it for me this year. And all you did was change your TIE in between shows? Big Heavy Sigh…

    (But congrats for your wins nonetheless. Yay!)

    • 75.1 supah

      Aw, Cherkell, your devotion… Choi Min-soo was one of the four nominees for an award that was second most covetable after the Daesang, it was him, Jang Hyuk, Lee Dong-wook and Kim Rae-won. Jang Hyuk and Kim Rae-won had to split it between them. Yes, for shame. I know Jang Hyuk chewed up some serious scenery in Tree — but that, dammit, was Choi Min-soo’s. Maybe it’s a good thing ole’ Cheon didn’t make it to the ceremony.
      I was all gung-ho about Best Couple going to Ji Chang-wook and Yoo Seung-ho, too. Or maybe this same sex coupling off (a la PotW/SKKS) is now passe?

      Otherwise, shockingly enough, this awards ceremony is one of the nicest, most satisfying one ever. I mean Park Geun-hyung handing over the Lifetime Achievement Award to Kim Young-ok, Lee Beom-soo and Jang Hyuk hugging… Han Seok-kyu!! Han Seok-kyu smiling ear to ear as Song Joong-ki makes an acceotance speech… gahh!

    • 75.2 cynkdf

      Hi cherkell, the full list of winners and nominees can be found here:


      • 75.2.1 cherkell

        LOL supah-chan. You’ve busted me. :) After seeing the Nominees List (kamsahamnida @cynkdf — I’ll have to check AsianMediaWiki from now on before opening my big mouth), those were some heavy hitters Min-soo ajusshi was up against. But I’m still really pissed off that Woon-ah wasn’t even considered. Bastards.

        I think the whole same-sex pairings are on their way out, with the exception of over at KBS, where Shin Ha-kyun and Jung Jin-young from “Brain” were nominated this year. Then they go and pick 4 other couplings to share the award. WhatEVAH.

        Now that I’ve had the chance to watch all three Drama Awards shows back-to-back, I have to admit that SBS’s ceremony was a bit more classy (for lack of a better word) and very well-attended. SBS blew everyone out of the park with their drama offerings in 2011. I smiled the most during this telecast than with the other two, only having to break out the kleenex during Joong-ki’s acceptance speech. Sigh.

        Now off to watch their respective Entertainment Awards shows. Sleep is overrated anyway… :)

      • 75.2.2 Lai

        TNX for the site! It’s unbelievable that they wouldn’t even consider Yoo Seung Ho’s performance in WDBS as Skylord- Yeo Woon. I’ve seen most of the nominees’ performances & YSH has the most memorable one. I hope he gets nominated for the Baeksang Awards…he had a pretty good year in both ratings/ tickets sold and performances…in both WBDS and movie Blind.

  76. 76 tintin

    Seo Hyo-rin’s plucky spirit always shows through wherever she appears. :) As for Seo Woo, she may have the “worst dress”, but it has the best body stuffed inside of it! 😉

  77. 77 eungo

    Congrats for Tree with deep roots and all its cast ! That was the best drama of the year !

  78. 78 Bubblyeve06

    I just wanted to thank Dramabeans and GirlFriday you guys for writing your blogs! I was laughing hysterically at some the comments! Please dont ever ever ever stop writing about Dramas and all the hallyu stars!!

    SBS: Best drama line up of the year award!


    PS: Lee Min Ho looks freakin sexy! And Song Joong-ki wow!

  79. 79 ninsarama

    how is it that no one is mentioning Go Hyunjung!!! I know she wasn’t a nominee for any of the awards, but she presented the Daesang to Han Sukkyu and dude!!! She looked AMAZING!!! She has lost sooo much weight! I have never seen her wear something so skin tight! and damn! she’s soooo tall! Hahaha I know I’m going a little overboard, but I was watching a rerun of the awards last night and my mouth dropped to the floor!

    Check her out! http://pds.joinsmsn.com/news/component/htmlphoto_mmdata/201201/01/htm_20120101215925391.jpg

    • 79.1 jae

      hoho… thanks for the link!
      now i know, who was hug the king of TWDR… ^^


      Last year I just followed City Hunter and 49Days also half of PTB of SBS dramas… maybe someday i will finish PTB and take a peek of TWDR.

      Anyway congratulation for all winner!

  80. 80 maria

    que lindos vestidos
    ah sorry ayudenme
    Para ti mismo di el nombre de la unica persona del sexo opuesto con quien quieras estar (tres veces)* Piensa en algo que quieras lograr dentro de la proxima semana y repitelo para ti mismo(a) (seis veces)* Piensa en algo que quieras que pase entre tu y la persona especial (que dijiste en el no. 1) y dilo a ti mismo/a (doce veces)* Ahora haz un ultimo y final deseo acerca del deseo que escogiste.* Despues de leer esto tienes 1 hora para mandarlo a 15 temas y lo que pediste se te hara realidad en 1 semana.A la mayor cantidad de gente a quien lo mandes mas fuerte se hara tu deseo.Si tu escoges ignorar esta carta lo contrario del deseo te sucedera,o esto no sucedera jamas..Que tus días estén llenos de logros y tus noches de sueños copia y pega esto en 15 o + temasHAZLO CON MUCHA FE…..yo lo hice tantas veces como el numero de Dios…..17…..QUE TODOS LOS BUENOS DESEOS SEAN CUMPLIDOS n.

  81. 81 NoOne

    The fact that City Hunter is very popular oversea, is its BIGGEST AWARD.City Hunter Hwaiting!!!

  82. 82 Tina05

    I Just don’t get it !!! Why SBS Drama Awards 2011 only just picked one couple??? , unlike last year, which picked 3 couples (OMG) …. Actually Thousand Days Promise’s and Scent of a Woman’s couple get the chance to win it…

    Congratulations for Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook..:)
    You rocks !!
    I Don’t see another Sign’s cast (except Jung Gyu-won) and another 49 Days Cast (except Lee Yo-won), what happened?
    Congratulations for all who win the awards !!

  83. 83 bd

    Glad there was no funny biz w/ the Daesang this time around w/ Han Seok-kyu deserving the Daesang and every other acting award that should come his way.

    But the rest of the awards seem kinda, well, pointless (w/ all the sub-sub categories; guess you have to make as many people as possible happy).

    Sorry, but Lee Dong-wook looks AWFUL; that short, colored/permed coiff and that pubescent stache makes him look like a porn star from the ’70s.

    For such a small girl, Shin Se-kyung is well-endowed.

    Yoon So-yi looks really good; much better than in WBDS or her new drama.

    Stated a while ago that Ji Chang-wook will be the next Lee Min-ho and blow up if he does a project that appeals to all the teenieboppers.

    And I know this is a cultural thing, but anyone who isn’t female AND in her teens shouldn’t be the doing the whole pouty mouth/lips thing.

  84. 84 annieee

    omg sun ah always looks so gorgeous!! i was totally hoping for lee min ho to show up with park min young, but i guess that was too much to ask for XDD

    on the other hand, i still find LMH’s smile to be very, very dorky, albeit in his adorably awkward way 😀

  85. 85 Selena

    i was most disappointed that jung il woo didn’t win an award for his performance in 49 days :c

  86. 86 Emely

    I think Eom Ki-Joon just needed some glasses and to undo his button and he would’ve looked hot. 😀

    Kim Sun-Ah should’ve arrived on the arms of both Eom Ki-Joon AND Lee Dong-Wook! How hot would that have been!

  87. 87 mana

    ji sung and choi kang hee!!
    so awesome and cool!!!!!!

  88. 88 Atuka

    I love Kim Sun Ah so much. She is the best actress. Scent Of A Woman is the best drama. (It give good thing for life is precious.) Kim Sun Ah & Lee Dong Wook are the best cute couple. I love Lee Yeon Jae & Kang Ji Wook & Scent Of A Woman & Team of Scent Of A Woman so much. ^^

  89. 89 Niz

    To be honest, at first, I was kind of expecting City Hunter to lots of awards. This was way before the ceremony, by the way. However, when I watched TWDR, I have to say that was the BEST drama I had watched. I have to say that drama kept me more on my toes than City Hunter. Han Seok-kyu definetly deserved that award.

  90. 90 lara

    WHAT?! (Wait a minute! I must be going blind! -since I can’t believe what I’m reading!) Emo girl? – and nothing for Yoo Seung Ho?! O.K. so, what’s up w/ SBS? Can’t see talent when it’s in front of you?! – and not even a NOMINATION for YSHssi? He even had the top movie and drama at the same time! Ya’ll at SBS are crazy not to even list him. (Well, from what I’ve read I guess I’m not the only one upset.)

  91. 91 lara

    Oh – and if anyone deserved a newcomer award from WBDS, it should’ve been Choi Yoon So (who played Goo Hyang, the Gingsaeng and Yeo Woon’s ‘partner’ at HSC). Her performance was so good that it made it seemed like she was in the drama a lot more than Shin Hyun Bin.

  92. 92 LindeB

    so what happened to secret garden? l thought it’s produced by SBS. l know that it got the big award -Baeksang Award and also for Hyun Bin and other awards but l want to know what happened here?

    am disappointed that nothing was mentioned about secret garden.


    • 92.1 True Love Always Comes

      Wouldn’t it be in the 2010 awards? It’s a on the borderline because it finished in 2011 but started in 2010…so…

  93. 93 Carinne

    It’s sad seeing celebs feel not at easy in their wardrobe. Body language says a lot these days. I know their stylist don’t love them enough but do they even like them at all? C’mon~

  94. 94 John

    Sung Hoon’s red jacket~

    Andre says: Two Paws down.

    Doesn’t he have any friends? Someone that would have pullrd him aside and said, No! ?

  95. 95 Grecia

    Jaejoong *-*

  96. 96 jane

    I like Lee Yowon^s dress, I think she looked great. I am happy to know she won an award for her role in 49 Days. I was expecting the other cast especially Jung Il Woo to also receive one, but they were not even in the ceremony.

  97. 97 Star

    Shin Hyun-bin get an award???? Seriously?! omg….. No justice in kdramaland I guess…

  98. 98 Faith-in-faith

    D: Why was there only one award for city hunter?? That drama was fantastic! Lee Min ho was absolutely awesome (and yes he did get recognized) but what about Bad Daddy? He should have really been mentioned >:( I don’t mind the others but bad daddy should’ve gotten something. Plus, CH deserves more. In the long run, it became SBS’s most successful drama for that year in terms of international popularity… SBS better not leave out amazing shows like that again.
    And my, Minho looked gorgeous didn’t he? *swoon*

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