Here’s the last of this year’s drama awards over at KBS, where God of the Workplace, Good Doctor, and Secret were the big winners of the evening. Unsurprisingly, Kim Hye-soo took home the Daesang for her performance in God of the Workplace. She’s fabulous; her outfit, not so much. Just wait for it. Joo-won took the Top Excellence Actor award, as well as the PD award from directors at all three networks, and looked dashing to boot. And Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-eum each took home Top Excellence awards for Secret.
The rest of the awards were spread liberally amongst the network’s top-rated shows, as is the common practice at these things. Weekend dramas You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin and King’s Family had a pretty good showing as the top-rated weekend dramas of the year, and my only explanation for the writer of the family makjang King’s Family taking home the writing award is that she broke 40%. Whatchoo gonna do.
I’ll just consider Joo-won’s 007-look as my prize for the evening. Enjoy.
Daesang: Kim Hye-soo (God of the Workplace)
Top Excellence, Actor: Joo-won (Good Doctor), Ji Sung (Secret)
Top Excellence, Actress: Hwang Jung-eum (Secret)
Mid-length Drama, Actor: Joo Sang-wook (Good Doctor)
Mid-length Drama, Actress: Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor)
Miniseries, Actor: Oh Ji-ho (God of the Workplace)
Miniseries, Actress: Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I)
Serial Drama, Actor: Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin),
Jo Sung-ha (King’s Family)
Serial Drama, Actress: Lee Mi-sook (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin),
Lee Tae-ran (King’s Family)
Daily Drama, Actor: Kim Seok-hoon (Ruby Ring)
Daily Drama, Actress: Lee So-yeon (Ruby Ring)
Supporting Actor: Bae Soo-bin (Secret)
Supporting Actress: Lee Da-hee (Secret)
Actor of the Year, awarded by PDs from all three broadcasters: Joo-won
Newcomer Award, Actor: Jung Woo (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin),
Han Joo-wan (King’s Family)
Newcomer Award, Actress: IU (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin),
Kyung Soo-jin (Shark)
Netizens’ Award: Joo-won (Good Doctor), Hwang Jung-eum (Secret)
Popularity Award: Ji Sung(Secret), Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor)
One-Act Special, Actor: Yoo Oh-sung (Mother’s Island, The Devil),
Daniel Choi (Anticipate Love)
One-Act Special, Actress: BoA (Anticipate Love), Han Ye-ri (Yeon-woo’s Summer)
Youth Actor: Yeon Joon-seok (Shark), Kim Yoo-bin (Mandate of Heaven)
Best Couple: Lee Beom-soo & Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I),
Joo-won & Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor),
Oh Ji-ho & Kim Hye-soo (God of the Workplace),
Ji Sung & Hwang Jung-eum (Secret),
Jo Jung-seok & IU (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin)
Writer Award: Moon Young-nam (King’s Family)
Kim Hye-soo definitely departed from her usual va-va-va-voom style on the red carpet, and opted to go as a vampire magician in a badly tailored suit instead. I have no idea why, because she pretty much knew she was taking home a Daesang and would be the star of the night. But maybe she was tired of looking glamorous and perfect. Whoever decided that capes would be the It thing for the 2013 award season needs to be fired. Yesterday.
You were a terrible spy, Joo-won, but you sure make one hell of a James-Bondian entrance on the red carpet. At KBS he took home multiple awards for his performance as the autistic savant geeeenius doc-in-training in Good Doctor, which was definitely well-deserved. May there be many more awards and tuxedos in your future.
Moon Chae-won looks fabulous even though she’s pretty much wearing a wedding dress. The dress isn’t anything terribly exciting, but she’s glowing and looking every bit the starlet she is, which is more than she’s done in years past with much more matronly choices. The cutout back is lovely, and her styling is perfect.
Joo Sang-wook arrived with co-MC Shin Hyun-joon, and took home an award for Good Doctor as well. This guy was made for a tux, though I wish he’d pose more naturally. He looks this stiff in every single shot.
Hwang Jung-eum was another big winner tonight, but I really wish I could get her a different look. It’s the lesser version of Moon Chae-won’s dress that looks even more bridal, and her makeup looks so plain. It’s all just so meh and safe, when I really want her to strut around in something daring.
It’s hard to see in most angles, but Ji Sung’s tuxedo is blue, and I totally love it. It’s a beautiful navy color that catches the light, and he looks great from head to toe. His wifey Lee Bo-young took home the Daesang over at SBS; what a night and year for the newly married couple.
Lee Da-hee is wearing a lovely burst of color in this peach-tangerine dress that’s sheer in all the right places and gorgeously fitted. I love her styling too. She looks tanned and sun-kissed, and just happy. It’s been a breakout year for her with I Hear Your Voice (over at SBS) and Secret, for which she took home a Supporting Actress award. Peachy keen.
Bae Soo-bin, smile! You won a Supporting Acting award!
Jo Jung-seok, I love you, but please get a haircut. Is he growing it for his sageuk with Hyun Bin? I don’t know, but it’s starting to look like a combover, it’s so severe. He’s wearing a brocade jacket which isn’t my favorite, but the all-black looks sleek on him.
His co-star IU picked up her Newcomer award in the cutest frilliest pink concoction, which is exactly the kind of dress you expect IU to wear. It looks like cotton candy, and she’s adorable.
Mom Lee Mi-sook picked up an award as well, and though she wears white like everyone else, she doesn’t wear it like everyone else. When you’re this confident, you can pretty much make anything work. It’s a simple dress, but she looks elegant.
Yoo Inna wins for best dress of the night. It’s so well-fitted that I’m not sure she’s breathing, but damn, she looks GOOD. I love the sparkle, the cut, the slit up to there, and the way she looks when she walks in it. Pure envy.
I don’t love this brown tux on Oh Ji-ho, but at least he’s trying something different. Mostly though, he’s just adorable because of that mega-watt smile.
Oh Yeon-seo is wearing one of the few bright colors of the evening, for which I’m grateful. But this dress is all wrong and confusing. What’s with the extra-panel mid-section trend lately, and can we put it to rest now? This girl is gorgeous, and she looks beautifully styled, but I want there to be like 30% less dress on this dress.
It’s the prime minister! Lee Beom-soo looks great in a classic look.
His Prime Minister and I co-star Yoon-ah picked up an award even though their drama is barely halfway through its run. I wish she’d wear something a little less safe, but she looks lovely.
Oppa in a tux! Oppa in a navy blue tux! I love it. Jung Woo looks happy, if a little awkward, but since he’s picking up an award for his performance as Bread Man in You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin tonight, awkward is fitting and adorable.
I actually like this white dress on Jo Yoon-hee, because it’s the opposite of bridal, and looks sleek and structured. It almost looks like pants, but it has enough interesting detail to make it work.
Short drama special Anticipate Love picked up a few awards, and co-stars BoA and Daniel Choi came together. He looks so spiffy in the glasses-tux combo, and she looks pretty, though a little dressed down for the occasion.
Im Jung-eun looks polished in a long black number.
Jin Se-yeon looks bridal, as always.
I love the way this dress fits Nam Bora. She totally works the fit and style, and it makes her look about twice her height. I never thought I’d like plaid on formal wear, but she keeps it looking young and fresh.
Yeon Joon-seok picked up a child acting award for playing the young Kim Nam-gil in Shark, and if anyone older were wearing this suit I’d call it a disaster, but he’s just so cute. And just eighteen!
His co-star Kyung Soo-jin took home an award as well for playing the young Sohn Ye-jin in Shark. I’m not surprised that the younguns are the only ones taking home prizes for that drama, because they were literally the best part. The dress is forgettable, but she looks sweet.
Park Se-young plays it safe with a black dress. I like the ruffly frills and her styling, but the cut is so boring. At least she stands out in the sea of white.
Seo Joon-young looks so smiley and happy to be here. He’s had a good run this year with his KBS Drama Special Sirius and the cable rom-com Unemployed Romance, and we’ll hopefully be seeing bigger roles for him in the coming year.
Idol star Da-som (Sistar) wears yet another white dress.
Hong Ah-reum forgot to wear a dress.
Lee Yoon-ji is wearing a dress with a split personality. From the side and while she’s walking, it has the most interesting silhouette and looks great. Straight-on, it could not be less flattering. It’s like a bell. Or a wedding topper. A bell-as-wedding-topper. But Lee Yoon-ji has this way of gliding across the red carpet like she owns the joint, so in most pictures, she looks fabulous.
Her King’s Family co-star Han Joo-wan is having a breakout year, and looks great in a simple tux.
Lee Tae-ran and Lee Mi-sook are pretty much wearing the same dress in different colors. Lee Tae-ran has the edge in bling, though in some shots the broad shoulder with the bell sleeve makes the whole look a bit dated.
Jo Sung-ha joins the King’s Family brood to pick up his trophy.
And King’s Family’s youngest daughter Moon Ga-young wears a short little black dress. She looks cute, but kind of like she’s going clubbing.
Han Ye-ri wears a beautiful blue that’s navy in darker light and a bright royal blue under the spotlight. I love the cut. It’s sexy and eye-catching, and she looks so confident in it.
Jin Kyung (Good Doctor) is wearing what looks like a tiny dress with a long overcoat, but it’s one dress with two lengths and a short coat over her shoulders. It’s certainly a dress that makes you look twice, even if it’s to figure out what you’re looking at, but the structural cut is flattering on her, even with the odd short-to-midi length.
Lee Hee-jun in a classic tux.
Lee Chae-young had a Drama Special for KBS this year, and wears a bright lovely color, but I hate the cut. It’s just so stiff. I feel like she’ll drop food in that wall-bib all night.
Lee So-yeon picked up an award for her daily Ruby Ring, and though the dress is sooo boring, she looks great in it.
Park Kwang-hyun, also here for Ruby Ring.
Yoo Oh-sung had two Drama Specials for KBS this year. I know it’s cold, but couldn’t you wear something fancier? One of your gangster suits from the set of Friend 2 would’ve been better.
And because we want to ring in the New Year on a happy note, here’s Mandate of Heaven’s tiny tiny adorable Kim Yoo-bin.
Via Star News
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