Drama Casting & News
2013 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2013 | 240 Comments

Year-end awards are here! At least the first of the bunch is, with MBC putting on its ceremony the night before SBS and KBS follow suit with theirs.

These awards ceremonies are historically more like thank-you gifts to actors than actual acting awards based on strength of performances, and it’s a fact I’ve long accepted as part of the business. It is a business, after all, and often ratings are as important (or, ha, more important) than artistic vision or production quality. So keep that in mind as you read through the list, because there are bound to be one or two or maybe twenty decisions that you don’t agree with. Some are certainly odd enough that despite knowing that the stations do this every year, I’m still perplexed (or indignant on behalf of the nominees who didn’t win—or worse, those who weren’t even nominated) at the winners list.

This year, Empress Ki was the big winner, which is a bit of a surprise in that the drama isn’t even half through its run; it seems like it would be more of a 2014 award pick than a 2013 one. But on the other hand I’m not that surprised since MBC often doesn’t have many big hits, so they’re keen to give the nods to whichever shows drew the ratings. It’s certainly more understandable than awarding Drama of the Year to… wait for it… Hundred Year Inheritance? What the what?

It’s also why I’m sad that some dramas I really enjoyed didn’t get anything (ahem, Two Weeks), though I’m not surprised by it.


Daesang (Grand Prize): Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki)
Drama of the Year: Hundred Year Inheritance
Top Excellence, Miniseries, Actor: Lee Seung-gi (Gu Family Book)
Top Excellence, Miniseries, Actress: Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book)
Top Excellence, Special Production Drama, Actor: Kim Jae-won (Scandal),
      Joo Jin-mo (Empress Ki)
Top Excellence, Special Production Drama, Actress: Shin Eun-kyung (Scandal)
Top Excellence, Serial Drama, Actor: Lee Jung-jin (Hundred Year Inheritance)
Top Excellence, Serial Drama, Actress: Han Ji-hye (I Summon You, Gold)
Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actor: Joo-won (Level 7 Civil Servant)
Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actress: Shin Se-kyung (When a Man Loves)
Excellence Award, Special Production Drama, Actor: Ji Chang-wook (Empress Ki)
Excellence Award, Special Production Drama, Actress: UEE (Gold Rainbow)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actor: Yeon Jung-hoon (I Summon You, Gold)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actress: Hong Soo-hyun (Would You Give Love Away)

New Actor Award: Oh Chang-seok (Princess Aurora),
      Lee Sang-yub (Would You Give Love Away)
New Actress Award: Jeon So-min (Princess Aurora),
      Baek Jin-hee (Empress Ki)
Writer of the Year: Jang Young-chul, Jung Kyung-soon (Empress Ki),
      Gu Yeon-sook (Hundred Year Inheritance)
Actor of the Year, awarded by PDs from all three broadcasters: Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki)
Child Actor Award: Kim Hyang-gi, Seo Shin-ae, Kim Sae-ron,
      Chun Bo-geun, Lee Young-yoo
(Queen’s Classroom)
Golden Acting Award, Actor: Kim Sang-joong (Gold Rainbow),
      Jung Bo-seok (Hundred Year Inheritance),
      Jo Jae-hyun (Scandal)
Golden Acting Award, Actress: Kim Bo-yeon (Princess Aurora),
      Lee Hae-sook (I Summon You Gold),
      Cha Hwa-yeon (Would You Give Love Away)
Popularity Award: Lee Seung-gi (Gu Family Book),
      Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki)
Best Couple Award: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Park Won-sook


So Ha Ji-won led the Empress Ki sweep, beginning with her Daesang and also managing to pick up a popularity award as well. Fashion-wise, I… can’t say I love this look. Individually the parts aren’t bad—despite the hairdo, which is flat and old-fashioned—though I think it’s the silver Dynasty power sleeves (power cap sleeves?) that push the look over into dated territory.


It’s possible Ji Chang-wook (Empress Ki) is wearing more makeup and hair product than his co-star Ha Ji-won. So pretty, but tonight his look screams campy.


Of the Empress Ki bunch, I think it’s Baek Jin-hee who wins for this flowy, dreamy gown that she glows in. She’s such a talented actress that I’m happy for her to be moving upward. Empress Ki is not even her first MBC drama (she’s also done High Kick 3 and I Summon You, Gold) so we have to take it with a grain of salt that her award was for New Actress, but as we know, MBC likes to spread its love around to give everyone a shot at something.


Same color dress, entirely different effect: What a strange droopy chest on Han Ji-hye (I Summon You, Gold), who won a Top Excellence Award for her weekend drama (incidentally, the same award she picked up last year for May Queen). From the left side you can see that it’s a sort of front panel, but from all other angles it looks like her dress started falling off itself. Not my favorite look.


Her co-star Yeon Jung-hoon (I Summon You, Gold) looks put-together and polished, picking up an Excellence Award.


What can we say, MBC loves Kim Jae-won. He has won the same Top Excellence award for three years straight: Can You Hear My Heart in 2011, May Queen in 2012, and Scandal this year.


His co-star Shin Eun-kyung (Scandal) also won an award in the same category.


Joo-won is a good actor, no doubt, and perhaps a budding great one. But I expect his Good Doctor role to net him more acclaim for his work this year (perhaps at the KBS awards tomorrow) than his role in Level 7 Civil Servant, which actually got him an acting award here. Here’s a snippet of an exchange between the Dramabeans crew:

Javabeans: “You guys, Level 7 got an award.”
Girlfriday: “For stupidity??”
Javabeans: “Hint, it has ‘excellence’ in the title.”
Gummimochi: “Excellence of stupidity?”

Shin Se-kyung won an award for When a Man Loves. (Other nominees in her category, who did not win awards: Kim So-yeon and Park Ha-sun for Two Weeks and Lee Yeon-hee for Gu Family Book.) As an unnammed DB member wondered: “HOW DID SHE WIN AN AWARD FOR A THING SHE CANNOT DO.”


Gu Family Book wasn’t really a success of a drama in MY book, but in MBC’s it’s the drama with high-teens ratings so it did pick up a number of trophies. And I won’t argue against Lee Seung-gi, who did a solid job and beat out nominees Kwon Sang-woo and Song Seung-heon.


On the other hand, how can anybody justify giving Suzy (Gu Family Book) the Top Excellence over both Go Hyun-jung and Jung Ryeo-won? I love Suzy. She does not deserve an acting award over those two (though I could see her beating out fourth nominee Choi Kang-hee for Level 7, because, psh, Level 7). Javabeans: “How did Suzy beat Go Hyun-jung in an acting category?” Girlfriday: “Does everyone at MBC have a head injury or something?”


Lee Yubi (who looks adorable in her bright pop of red) was so good in Gu Family Book but she wasn’t even nominated for anything. Maybe I should stop trying to make sense of MBC awards. Like, ever.


I wish Hong Soo-hyun (Would You Give Love Away) had chosen a more lively look to celebrate her win, because this pink seems to fade her out, especially without bold makeup or accessories to brighten up the look.


Something tells me Lee Sang-yub is on the up-and-up; after putting in a few roles as a solid tertiary character, he’s doing well with weekend drama Would You Give Love Away, which earned him a New Actor award.


I’ll be honest, I don’t really understand this dress worn by UEE (Gold Rainbow). I think I kind of like it? But ti’s also like a skimpy dress worn over an even skimpier dress, with a great ol’ slit and half a side and some swoopy-stiff draping going on. Like I said, I don’t realy get it. But it’s interesting?


Uh, did Lee Jang-woo come in character as eccentric David from his current drama Pretty Man? That’s a KBS show (he’s probably here because last year’s role in MBC’s Oh Ja-ryong Is Coming netted him a New Actor award), but who knows, maybe he zoomed over after drama shoots ended for the day. I refuse to consider the possibility that this was just his planned look.


I bet Lee Yoon-ji is having a grand old time filming her ridiculous but entertaining weekend makang King’s Family, which just hit 40% ratings. But that’s for KBS, and we have to look to 2012 for her last MBC role in The King 2 Hearts. She looks awesome and confident, as she tends to do on the red carpet.


I love Lee Jung-jin, but how on earth MBC named its weekend crazy-maker Hundred Year Inheritance its Drama of the Year is beyond me. Reaction from HeadsNo2, who actually watched that show: “NO. NO…. NO WAY. REALLY. I’m in shock.”


Seo Hyun-jin seems to be doing quite well on MBC, having racked up a string of roles with the broadcaster: The Duo, Feast of the Gods, Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, and her current drama King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang. The white gown with red lip was a popular look of the night, and for the most part it has its desired effect. Seo’s was neither my favorite or least favorite version of the style tonight.


Honestly, I think it was the child actors and teenagers who upstaged the adults for this awards show, starting with Kim Yoo-jung (Gold Rainbow). She’s both adorable in a young-girl-growing-up way and in a full-blown Future Leading Lady way. Everything about this works.


I wonder how long she and Kim So-hyun (I Miss You) will be compared and perhaps set up as friendly rivals; they’re only a few months apart in age, and they’re both becoming popular at about the same rate (which is to say, skyrocketing to fame). I’m almost certain this is the same dress Kim So-hyun wore the night before at the MBC Entertainment Awards, which makes me love her for letting one gown do double-duty. Sweet and chic, and still just 14 years old.


Speaking of skyrocketing fame, here’s her co-star Yeo Jin-gu (I Miss You).

The entire child crew of Queen’s Classroom picked up awards in the Child Actor category, and arrived together as well. In order of appearance, we have: Kim Sae-ron, Seo Shin-ae, Lee Young-yoo, Kim Hyang-gi and Chun Bo-geun.


Minho was the only one from the crew of Medical Top Team, most of whom opted to skip the awards since they didn’t win any of their categories. I guess when your ratings averaged around 5%, there was just no winning.


Kim So-eun (Horse Healer) also does the light-dress-red-lip combo, and works the va-va-voom.


Ah, the craziness that was Princess Aurora! I’m reading the Korean media headlines about that drama and laughing my head off at the descriptions: “The drama that should never have been.” “The drama that was a waste of airtime.” “The drama that was a sub-drama.” At least its suffering cast picked up some nods, with lead actress Jeon So-min winning for New Actress.


Her co-star Oh Chang-seok (Princess Aurora) was unceremoniously killed off in one of the writer’s “death sprees,” but he also earned a New Actor trophy.


And here’s the third leg of their love triangle, Seo Ha-joon (Princess Aurora).


Kim Bo-yeon, their Princess Aurora castmate, also won an award; hers was a Golden Acting Award that is given to veterans. It’s one thing I do appreciate about the MBC Drama Awards (glass half full!), because veterans might not otherwise get awards despite often putting in as strong (or stronger) performances as their headlining co-stars.


Another Golden Acting award winner was Cha Hwa-yeon, who was in several MBC productions (I Miss You, King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang) but won specifically for Would You Give Love Away).


Lee Hye-sook won her Golden Acting award for I Summon You, Gold.


Kim Sang-joong (Bad Daddy forever!) won for weekend family drama Gold Rainbow.


And last but not least, Park Won-sook took home the lifetime achievement award, after putting her time in a number of MBC productions like Hundred Year Inheritance and Gold Rainbow.

Via Star News


240 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ks

    Suzy over Go Hyun-jung for Top Actress?!

    • 1.1 ds

      I understand that she shouldn’t have won and if you watch her award speech she seems to know she didn’t deserve it either. It’s kind of sad because she was so nervous getting the award and now she’s in an attitude controversy for taking too long for remembering people’s names she had to thank and thanking her dog. Love Suzy, but this just gives her more and more hate.

      • 1.1.1 lemondoodle

        I saw the attitude controversy. So ridiculous. They always go overboard. No, she didn’t deserve the award but she doesn’t deserve the reaction she’s getting either for something she didn’t ask for.

        Thankfully there are more award shows and the holidays and this will be forgotten soon. The funniest thing is knetizens acting offended this is an award show were popularity wins or showing up wins, like that’s not true for every end of the year award show ever.

        • Kiara

          “The funniest thing is knetizens acting offended…”

          Ikr? made me laugh like they didn’t know it was coming.

          • matt

            i like suzy as an idol but GHJ and JRW great actress for me… i like story about lee yeon hee and father gumiho more than LSG and suzy..

          • Kiara

            Han Ga-in won last year so I’m not surprise Suzy won this year. It’s basically MBC saying thanks for raking in the ratings because that equals money. We can bitch and moan about it but I don’t see it changing in the future.

      • 1.1.2 Viki

        Well, knowing how MBC (and probably other broadcasters) racked up the awarding system…no surprise here…but it doesn’t mean that Suzy acted better than Go Hyun Jung…I feel bad for her (Suzy) for getting all the pressure and hate ‘cuz of what MBC put on her

    • 1.2 piapay

      The nomination list was a big WTF? http://asianwiki.com/2013_MBC_Drama_Awards

      MBC awards have always been a big joke but HJW really deserved it, I can’t say about the rest, I mean Suzy over GHY or even JRW? Shin Se Kyung over KSY???? 0_o

      • 1.2.1 canxi

        Yeah, I’m probably the only person who likes Shin Se Kyung and even I laughed at that win.

        • Kiara

          To be honest I really like her in sageuks. She was good as a teen actor in QSD and she was ok in Tree With Deep Roots. Both sageuks had amazing veteran actors and I think it helped her. She did what she was suppose to do and nothing more and the main focus was always on Go Hyun Jung and Han Suk Kyu’s characters.

          Well, MBC should just call this the appreciation awards because it’s mostly about ratings and popularity.

          • canxi

            Seems so. And yes, many people seem to say this. It seems she was made specifically for this genre.

    • 1.3 Joicy

      The most crazy awards ever lol

      • 1.3.1 a_diva

        i agree. i’ve seen some W.T.H.!? moments in award shows past, but this one takes the cake. i choose to pretend this show and its awards don’t exist. if they can live in an alternate reality & give awards to undeserving actors/shows, then i can choose to live in a world where this fiasco did not occur. it’s the same reality where *the dramas that shall remain nameless* don’t exist either.

      • 1.3.2 JO

        In general, it does appear that MBC had some SUPERBLY weak dramas this year. Nothing on SBS, KBS, and cable.

      • 1.3.3 Zsa

        I rest my case….I love Suzy but acting wise….not yet….and to give it to her, MBc is crazy…shin se kyung???? I can’t even….but Han ga in was okay to me,,,Moon was indeed her best portrayal……for her that is….so I was fine wt that….but this??? Ha ji won rocks….yeah baby!

  2. cherygel

    I think they did it so that Suzy wouldn’t compete against Ha Ji Won or Moon Geun Young..

    Really heartbreaking
    for other actors and actresses who could not win, it’s really shit MBC

    • 2.1 lemondoodle

      I don’t get why they didn’t give her excellence at most or popularity instead. Though best couple was enough for her. She didn’t need anything more.

  3. lemondoodle

    I’m here for the TK2H reunion and for MBC to give the actors awards they deserved last year. I might have possibly squealed like a little girl when Seunggi and Ha Jiwon both won popularity and imagined it was them winning best couple…

    Suzy winning was beyond ridiculous and an insult to most of the people there. Though I can’t get behind hating on her since you can tell she did not want that award. WTF was MBC thinking!? Shin Se-kyung winning is mostly being ignored because of Suzy, but I understand that less than Suzy winning. At least GFB was a hit and Suzy did have at least some part of it. But Shin Se-kyung ????

    I almost feel bad for MBC because they had nobody to actually give awards to since about 95% of their dramas were terrible and did terribly in the ratings.

    Anyway, it’s your move KBS and SBS. Let’s see if you can top this mess.

    • 3.1 tinkersay

      so agree with you It’s like they are making up for whatever mess they did last year with K2H 🙂

      seung gi and hajiwon all the way <3 <3

      • 3.1.1 Alice

        long live TK2H ^^

    • 3.2 Kiara

      I wouldn’t count on SBS and KBS. It’s the same joke every year. I used to think that the Baeksang Arts Awards was legit but it has gotten worse so I stopped watching it too.

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  5. callmeadreamer

    Two biggest WTF’s to me are Shin-Se-kyung and Suzy.

    • 5.1 Rashell

      Oh, please don’t leave Hundred Year Inheritence as best drama off the WTF list. Maybe you were lucky and didn’t watch, but those of us that sadly did can’t begin to fathom how this drama could have won best anything.

      • 5.1.1 topper

        Drama of the Year and Best Writer. Sums up this MBC award best.

      • 5.1.2 callmeadreamer

        I was lucky I guess, because I didn’t watch it 😛

        To be honest, I’ve been a little tempted to start it since hearing a little about it. I’m just worried that it’s too…. whatever it is. You’ve scared me off a little though.

        • Rashell

          In the beginning it was like drama crack. Bad for you, but addictive. By the end it was just bad. Soooooooo bad. Unbelievably bad. There wasn’t enough hot even with Lee Jung Jin to make up for the bad.

          It’s too bad the last 25 eps so destroyed what was somewhat good in the first 25. Hundred Year Inheritance, 50 hours of my life I’ll never get back.

          • callmeadreamer

            I suddenly lost any desire to watch it 😛

      • 5.1.3 hydesamagirl

        I have to admit I watched it, although mostly it was driven by my compulsion to not leave something unfinished. So much was so ridiculous that it was like parody of every makjang trope and cliche.

      • 5.1.4 Min

        Oh my god… this drama was the most addictive horrible drama there ever was… I watched it to the bitter end… and I can’t fathom why I did so at the time! worst way to waste fifty hours~ I would recommend that people who haven’t watched it to not watch just because it won awards. seriously.

    • 5.2 keets

      The MBC awards in general is WTF.

    • 5.3 adette

      ikr? Suzy over Go Hyun-jung? Shin Se-kyung over anyone? Hundred Year Inheritance? what the helll were they smoking over there 😐

  6. mariam

    thanks for the recap you guys. wow, this was some award but i was hoping for HOT daddy from Gu Fmily to win some. Oh well we cant get all. Let see what the others have for us next.

  7. ozzeee

    The evij MIL smiling so gleefully! Grr!

    And yes, the kids totally owned the red carpet.

  8. Osi

    I agree with you, Javabeans. Seung Gi did a solid job in GFB. Congrats to Seung Gi for winning the award.

  9. Won

    Nothing beats Shin Se-kyung for the win on Excellence Award. Really???!!??!?! I give up!!

  10. 10 callmeadreamer

    I’m pretty sure Lee Yubi was up for Best New Actress, at least that is what I read on a list of the nominees.

  11. 11 topper

    Farcical as usual, Hundreds Years Inheritance getting best writer award.

    And I think there is an attempt to drum up more support for Empress Ki while it is still running. Not even half done and getting awards, only MBC.

    • 11.1 tiny

      exactly my thought… As much as I love HJW, nothing’s happening yet on EK. Her character’s literally just serving tea.

      And Joo Jin Mo… why don’t I see him here? he won an award BUT had to share it with Kim Jae Won.


      • 11.1.1 kellie

        “Serving tea.” Exactly. Also podiatrist/cosmetician/nursemaid/lovebug. One thing it isn’t demanding of her is acting. The writers shouldn’t have gotten a nod either. They’ve really disappointed with this one, sorry to say.

        • moon

          did u watch the show?? she did more than serve tea…especially first few episodes…..don’t just make dumb comments about something u don’t know anything about

        • tieuyeunu

          I did a marathon of the show and although she’s done better work since this show doesn’t require her to showcase her acting powers, she’s still pretty much better then the rest of them.

          Both her and Joo Jin Mo’s acting was what made me believe in their romance when the couple spent so little time with each other.

  12. 12 PJ

    I really hope SBS would do justice for their dramas at the awards later. Because out of all three so far in terms of year end music festival and entertainment awards, SBS is the least joke among the three major networks

    • 12.1 pain

      Actually IMO, it’s KBS that’s has at least some credibility left. SBS just basically gives awards to everyone, they make up every award category they can.

    • 12.2 china

      Actually IMO, it’s KBS that’s has at least some credibility left. SBS just basically gives awards to everyone, they make up every award category they can.

  13. 13 Arhazivory

    Still in shock that Suzy won. There’s no word that can describe this upsetting feeling.

    • 13.1 Zsa

      One way to top it is by watching her acceptance speech…wth was that? I was all for defending her win until I saw that….it’s not her attitude…she’s a nice girl…but without serious preparation even a nice person can look like a fool when delivering a speech…if u can’t make it long and compelling, make it short and sweet…and if u can’t even do that….make it short. Period. Sigh. And…don’t laugh, coz other actresses do take the awards seriously…

      • 13.1.1 megumi

        yeah you’re right, i know she shouldn’t be hated over getting the award because it’s MBC’s fault but her speech was mind boggling, she could have made it short and sweet instead of stuttering and laughing for 3 long minutes, yoona also won same award as suzy and people were unhappy about it at first but her speech and the way she behaved during the awards show totally cooled down the unhappiness from the other nominees and audiences, suzy on the other hand made it worse for herself through that incompetent speech she gave, maybe the international audiences don’t understand the big deal but in korea the way suzy behaved maybe looked upon as disrespect to other nominees that were present there.

  14. 14 Kelinci biru

    I love that the kid got awards! Yay for some recognition for Queen of Classroom. The fact all of them look so adorable, Lee Young-yoo looked a bit mature but Cheon Bu-geon is just sooo cute.

    I think the light color dress works best for Baek Jin-hee, she really looks the opposite of her annoying character in Empress Ki. Which IMO she played really well, didn’t even hold back in being so bad.

    Btw, Kim Yoo Jung looks like she just grown up (a lot), she almost look like an adult.

    • 14.1 Nicole

      I love seeing the child actors!

      I think Kim Yoo-jung is my favorite look of the night – the dress, the hair, the way she carries herself. In comparison, sorry, but Kim So-hyun looks really tacky.

      Kim Sae-ron also holds a soft spot in my heart, because of The Man From Nowhere, and she was subtle but great in the few episodes of Queen’s Classroom I watched.

      Chun Bo-geun: forever Pa-rang from Stars Falling From the Sky for me!

    • 14.2 Elfie

      I also thought BJH looked really good in her dress. Her and LYB were the best dressed imo.

      Well this is MBC…I just hope SBS and KBS learn from MBC

      • 14.2.1 Kelinci biru

        Not likely, imo, this is popularity award as in favor rating not acting.

    • 14.3 ilikemangos

      Quite possibly the most deserving of awards here, the child actors of queens classroom.

      • 14.3.1 Windsun33

        I might go so far as to say the ONLY deserving ones.

        • megumi

          I think Lee Seung Gi totally deserved his award for Gu Family Book, he was solid in that drama and also Kim Jae Won from Scandal deserved his award…

  15. 15 Anvesha

    I wonder what goes to the winners head when they clearly know they didn’t really ‘win’ the award.. I wouldn’t even comment on HYI (Blec.).. But Shin Se Kyung winning is just beyond me. Seriously, what in what?

  16. 16 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    What happened Suzy really really no love or goddess of fire but Suzy gets an a award what a sick twisted world we live in

    • 16.1 topper

      Err… Goddess of Fire was a train wreck.

      • 16.1.1 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

        Train wreck of goodness and my Kim bummie

        • topper

          Only good thing that came out of that drama is Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young dating.

          • mopityl

            Yes , i love these cuties pies too

          • sai

            ‘goddess of fire’ isn’t good drama but moon geun young and Jeon Kwang Ryu’s acting skills are really good. MBC shouldn’t forget this. moon geun young should deserve for Top Excellence Actress? so sad………

      • 16.1.2 ravens_nest

        Train wreck, indeed.

        I know this to be true on account of me jumping in front of a train after the 15 millionth time the royal court solved a political problem with ceramic pottery.

        • Windsun33

          To be fair, most of the awards were given to train wrecks, with the exception of Queen’s Classroom. So I guess it was really a “best train wreck” contest.

  17. 17 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    No love for goddess of fire………… but Suzy gets to take home an award what a sick dark twisted world we live in

  18. 18 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    No love for goddess of fire but Suzy gets an award for her role……. What a dark twisted world we live in

  19. 19 shepo

    Actually, JOO JI-HOON of Medical Top Team was there…Koala has his pic…

    • 19.1 Osi

      Jung Rye Won is also there. She presented an award together with Joo Ji Hoon.

  20. 20 ziggystardust

    A big fat no comment to the actual awards, but oooooh, look at all the pretty. Lee Yoo-jin, Baek Jin-hee, Lee Yubi… Kim Yoo-jung and Kim So-hyun are ridiculously lovely for 14 year olds, they’re for sure the it girl leading ladies in years to come.

    I love UEE, and I’m not necessarily against it, but why is her dress eating that other dress?

    • 20.1 Windsun33

      Maybe it is covering up a “wardrobe malfunction”?

  21. 21 Hugepuffball

    Oh, MBC…. A steady decline of sanity….
    Anywho, Kim So hyun and Kim Yoo jung looked fabulous! I can’t until one of them gets a leading role!!!

  22. 22 cherkell

    Hey now!!! Ji Chang-wook doesn’t look THAT bad — granted, those were not the most flattering pictures put up in the commentary either. You can’t see the filigreed pattern that he rocked on that tux jacket at all!!! RAWR.

    But I facepalmed over that hairstyle as soon as he hit the Photo Wall, although my friends that were there said it looked much better in person with all loose curls swept back. I’ll take their word for it until I see the candid shots land in my inbox, thankyouverymuch. But until then… Joo Ji-hoon wants his ‘Five Fingers’ hairstyle back, dude!!! 😛

    All kidding aside, chukahaeyo to My Emperor Puppy!!! I’m soooo proud of you!!! ♥

  23. 23 piapay

    They did just give it to her because she attended? Jung ryeo won was also there but suzy won anyway.

  24. 24 Mandy

    Honestly, Shin Se-kyung is a bigger WTF for me than Suzy. I’d watch Suzy x infinity because at least she has some screen presence. SSK is a cardboard cut out that doesn’t even smile without looking fake. But if I try to forget SSK, then Suzy is such a huge shocker. I can’t believe after last year’s disaster of having HGI win against HJW, they did it yet again this year.

    The backlash has been so bad, and so expected. I feel terrible for Suzy who looked awkward and so uncomfortable on stage. I was surprised she didn’t burst into tears. I even heard she mentioned her dog (!!) in her speech. That’s the epitome of fail.

    I personally loved GFB – and it is MBC’s only successful drama with its Seoul ratings breaking 20% early on and nation wide ending with 19.5%. I wasn’t too surprised to see it get loads of recognition. Seung-gi got three along with HJW, and I’m sure a lot of fans are just taking this as a payback for last year’s snub. Both so deserving of all the awards – really happy for them both.

    LYB did get nominated in the rookie actress of the year, and I flinched when her name wasn’t called out. But she shouldn’t feel too bad. MBC is effed up like that.

  25. 25 TIKA

    woww kim yoo jung is so pretty.. so pretty and talentedd wish her the best

  26. 26 Jenniec

    As said I think it’s ridiculous to give Suzy the award over Go Hyun Jung who over acted Suzy by alot. Is this because Gu Family book did better in ratings? Or that Suzy is so popular that it would be a shame if mbc didn’t award her anything.
    Oh we’ll as long as Suzy is aware that she probably doesn’t deserve that award as much as other nominees bc she herself was surprise. Like really?
    Why had out awards when the ppl who deserve it doesn’t get anything over more popular shows. What does the award actually mean to the winners who felt they probably didn’t deserve it?

    I’m surprise Two Weeks wasn’t nominated at all. I think lee jun ki should get something for his performance and really? Drama of the year is “hundred years inheritance”? I was expecting something else.

    I’m really worried about sbs drama bc they will have a fierce competition unlike mbc who’s dramas this year I gotta say were flops

    • 26.1 lalala

      I feel bad for Lee Jun Ki…He deserved something for his superb performance in Two Weeks! what a shame MBC..

      • 26.1.1 pogo

        he didn’t even win anything for Arang last year besides Best Couple with Shin Mina, and that was an equally great performance. Stupid MBC, may their flop dramas keep flopping.

      • 26.1.2 madman999

        I agree, how did Two Weeks not get anything?!! it was fast paced action and very even all the way. Lee Jun Ki and Kim So Yeon were awesome in their roles. Child actress Lee Chae Mi was also good.

        • MajorDickason's

          I loved Two Weeks and don’t understand why it didn’t get better ratings. Lee Jun Ki did a great job in the role. And Lee Chae Mi was adorable!

  27. 27 unnie

    Joo Won ♥

    He was the only good thing about Level 7. He looks so dashing in that suit, so different from his real aegyo puppy self I saw from 1n2d.

    • 27.1 May

      Agree, he looks so handsome, can’t wait for kbs drama awards cause I know he’ll get tons of awards.

      And also, Bad Daddy Kim sang joong <3 Glad, he also won

    • 27.2 Sintia

      He looked gorgeous! So handsome.

  28. 28 JooWon's

    Giving top excellence to Lee Seungi ahead of Lee Jun-ki was the biggest blunder for me. I like Seungi, but LJK’s performance in Two Weeks was the best from last year.
    And Ha Jiwon getting a Daesang for a drama which has not even completed half of its run. LOL
    These awards are just fashion shows. I bet SBS will give LMH and PSH many awards today.

    • 28.1 callmeadreamer

      Lee Jun-ki wasn’t even competing in the same category. So the biggest blunder would be Joo Won beating Lee Jun-ki.

      • 28.1.1 lalala

        For me, I prefer Lee Jun Ki than Joo Won..

        • hydesamagirl

          Poor Lee Junki wasn’t even nominated. A pity.

          • lalala

            nope..he was nominated for Excellent Actor (mini series) but the winner goes to :

            Award Winner: Joo Won (“7th Grade Civil Servant”)

            Lee Joon-Gi (“Two Weeks”)
            Joo Won (“7th Grade Civil Servant”)
            Ju Ji-Hoon (“Medical Top Team”)

      • 28.1.2 Sintia

        Really? You can imagine such an award show? Lee Seungi get Top Excellence Award and Lee Jun-ki only Excellence Award? And nothing is bothering you here? LJK should have been nominated in Top Excellence Award.

        • lemondoodle

          Better than what he got. Though they could have did what they did for Ha Jiwon who didn’t win top excellence and had him win Daesang (along with Ha Jiwon) and SG top excellence.

          With a few tweaks MBC could have awarded everyone and there would have been no issues.

          • Sintia

            Such a sneaky move. Put Joo Won against Lee Jun-ki (it’s just insulting for him even be only in Excellence category) and not opposite Lee Seungi to prevent people to bash Lee Seungi. It didn’t help, actually, if you have read netizen buzz and comments on naver.

          • lemondoodle

            It’s not really insulting or sneaky. Joo Won is a good actor and there’s nothing to be ashamed of to be nominated there, especially when you drama wasn’t an actual hit. People can’t seriously think he’s going to win against SG who stared in their only hit weekday drama this year and was snubbed the year before.

        • callmeadreamer

          Where did I say I couldn’t image such a show? I was simply pointing out that the comparison the OP made was moot since Lee Jun-ki didn’t lose Top Excellence to Seung-gi since he wasn’t in the category. A more apt comparison is that Jun-ki lost to Joo Won, because that is what actually happened.

        • Cindy

          I have to say that LSG totally deserved his award ! LSG fighting !!!

      • 28.1.3 sayit

        Wrong. The biggest blunder is MBC. Once the brain is not functioning, how can you expect the rest of the body to?

        I can totally imagine a MBC staff who mistakenly keyed in Lee Seung Gi’s name in the Top Excellence instead of Lee Jun Ki and no one noticed or those who suspected it’s wrong did not dare to voice out because MBC is illogical anyway. Far fetched? Who knows?

        • LifeSoGreat

          I am glad Lee Seung Gi won, it would have been great injustice if he did not.

        • swasn

          As least you realize how far fetched and ridiculous you are being but if your crazy theories comfort you then what is the harm

        • callmeadreamer

          Meh, I disagree. I thought Lee Seung-gi did a excellent job. It is a shame that Lee Jun-ki was snubbed again, but that doesn’t take anything away from him.

          I have to point out again that Jun-ki didn’t lose to Seung-gi. Your suggestion seems to be reaching, based on groundless speculation, and still doesn’t make them competing against one another. Losing to Joo Won isn’t a bad thing. He is a gifted actor even his MBC drama was terrible.

    • 28.2 hydesamagirl

      I agree 100%. Lee Seunggi is not bad, but his role was very limited. Lee Junki’s role certainly gave him more scope, but he also acted his socks off. I loathed him with his self-loathing and rejoiced in his slow journey of change. Lee Seungi’s character, meh. All I remember from his performance was that his eyes turned green.

      • 28.2.1 celina

        LSG deserve the top excellent award for his performances..he have to do make up for 4 hours to be a gumiho so for all his hard working..he deserve it..

        • sayit

          This is new. What has enduring make up got to do with deserving to win?

          I am not saying Lee Seung Gi is bad. He is quite lovable in Noona Over Flowers but he isn’t as great in acting. He has a bright future in variety, he can host as well.

          • megumi

            i think LSG totally deserved this award for his portrayal as Kangchi, and Lee jun ki should have won that award that joo won won because joo won’s drama was worse than jun ki’s drama, also most people used to criticize lee jun ki’s acting for a long time so i think those who didn’t watch two weeks still believe ljk’s acting has not improved?

          • Ella

            @megumi sorry but where did u know many people criticize LJG’s acting? His acting in all projects always get good reviews by both domestic and foreign viewers.
            I think javabeans was the only foreign blogger who criticized him of being overact sometimes (means other times are in great level), before his military. I didn’t agree her that time, kk.
            Seems she now likes LJG much too, both his acting and project choices. He has shown versatility in various characters, his acting skill is impressive. Unfortunately, the awards win or not are just based on the rating (for k-dramas).

        • callmeadreamer

          I don’t think Seung-gi should have won because of the time it took to put on make up, but I thought he deserved his win based on his acting.

      • 28.2.2 kyl

        I like both actors and yeah, Lee Jun-ki should have been nominated in Top Excellence given his experience and performance. Winning doesn’t seem likely since GFB is the ratings hit compared to Two Weeks. It’s sad, but this is MBC after all. TK2H was snubbed last year too, but at least both Lee Seung-gi and Ha Ji-won were deservedly nominated in Top Excellence last year.

        My two cents? Never take station awards seriously, because it’s just all down to high ratings=more money.

      • 28.2.3 Cynthia

        Lol! Don’t forget those dreamy blue sparkles!!

  29. 29 Lc

    hmm…the typical MBC award pattern. That’s why following the ceremony just for the fashion is enough for me.

  30. 30 shepo

    The way they decide the winner is :

    YOU ARE EXCELLENT IF YOU GET HIGH RATING..don’t care how the way you act..

  31. 31 canxi

    Does anyone take these awards seriously anymore?…

    I feel like the panel just threw names and titles into a hat and someone picked one out blind-folded.

    Really liked some of the looks though–Baek Jin Hee looked very simple and lovely! Good for her for winning something at least that’s a pick I can understand even though it’s kind of late. But better than never!

    Also, I need to watch Scandal. Kim Jae Won slaying for l3years now is quite something, haha, and I have heard nothing but good things.

  32. 32 Chandler

    Woah. I’m not happy with most of these awards. Like really. No Two Weeks awards? I knew that show was underrated, but is it really so unpopular that it couldn’t beat out 7 Level Civil Servant or Aurora Princess?
    I still don’t understand why Lee Jun-Ki isn’t drawing in more viewers because he’s so popular. I mean, Two Weeks and Arang are both so under appreciated.

  33. 33 lili12

    MBC judge actors in relation to the ratings and not the acting of the actor, what shame, some big-name actors / actresses do not participate in the event, they did well I think!!

    • 33.1 asianna

      Yes The real actors actresses were not present except Ha Ji Won
      Kwon Sang Woo ,Go Hyun-jung ,Lee Jung Ki , Moon Geun Young and Kim Bum , Song-Seung-hun etc….

      • 33.1.1 lemondoodle

        There were a lot of real actors present other than Ha Jiwon. The only two of that list who deserved anything were Go Hyun-jung and LJK for their acting. The rest were in terrible dramas with bad ratings.

        • asianna

          Others , I thought they were all so good even with bad ratings

  34. 34 lee

    it’s a joke you know.. -_-
    suzy winning over go hyun jung.. it was still acceptable if she wins a rookie award since it was her first drama with mbc.. but a top excellence award? just because the drama did well.. and 2 weeks being snob by mbc..

  35. 35 Honeymylovesosweet

    Where’s… joo jin mo? I tried to browse it again but really… his picture isn’t here. Aside from the one at the top

    • 35.1 cherkell

      He came in late and didn’t make the Photo Wall because he overslept from shooting all Sunday night and into Monday morning. But HOT DAMN he looked mighty good for someone just rolling out of bed and hitting the streets!

      I volunteer to be his alarm clock next time! 😀

      • 35.1.1 Honeymylovesosweet

        Haha, thanks cherkell! Guess I should be thankful enough to have a tiny glimpse of him. I’ll just fill my eyes with while watching Empress Ki.

  36. 36 ht

    Saeron is so pretty!

    I won’t say anything anymore since everyone has said everything I wanted, but I’m really sad Two Weeks didn’t win anything. It’s the only MBC drama I actually started and bothered to finish it. I know these award shows are cray, still, Two Weeks deserve at least ONE award. Just one. Ugh.

    As quoted from my lovely friend from Twitter,”if MBC gives awards to absent people who deserve it this year I think the stage would somehow be empty from beginning to end.”

    • 36.1 Mandy

      Thing is… they invite award winners to the award function so the winners are predetermined. The general belief is that if you’re attending, you’re getting an award and thats not really the case. CJH and LYB both came and didn’t get anything. So many people didn’t come because who’d wanna waste precious time in an award function when you know you won’t win and are forced to watch underving people win instead.

      I agree that Two Weeks needed to have gotten something – anything. I’m not an LJK fan, but I definitely think he deserves a nomination in the top-excellence even if I don’t necessarily think he’d deserve to have won over LSG. But to nominate him in excellence, then have Joo Won (of 7 Civil) beat him is plain ridiculous! Also… I felt the Two Weeks ladies deserved some love. They should’ve won against both their competition. Honestly, even LYH was better; anyone is better than SSK! Anyone!

      • 36.1.1 ht

        I get what you’re saying, like Ahn Jaewook who attended last year’s ceremony but won nothing. However, there are instances like this – I truly believe Go Hyunjung or anyone from Two Weeks cast could have easily won something if they attended the show. Yeah, I agree, I don’t really care anymore, especially since these awards shows are definitely worthy of the amazing actors/actresses’ time.

        When I found out Junki was nominated for Excellence while Song Seunghun for Top Excellence, I actually uttered something like “WTF……… This absurdity…..” irl, lol. I love Joo Won to bits, but everyone (except Jang Youngnam) was goddamn awful in the drama. He certainly didn’t deserve it.

        I didn’t watch Gu Family Book so I’m not sure how much has Lee Yeonhee improved in her acting.. Right, SSK was not deserving of the ‘Excellence Actress’ title (I saw 1/3 of When A Man Loves) but she can be mediocre (at most!) if her co-stars were veteran actors like Song Kangho or Han Sukkyu.

        • eny

          i think joo won comedic acting is really good,better than i expected but the story sn’t amazing but i think comedic acting couldn’t beat heavy charracter n i heard two weeks is good, i didn’t watch so i couldn’t comment about the acting it’s because the story is close to the chaser.
          But sometimes good story n good charracter make people say the acting is good what i see is in secret, Jisung n Hwang jung eum didn’t do well in emotional acting but the thrilling story cover it but the villain Bae so bin who act really good didn’t get many attention. I could feel HJE emotion when he act alongside Bae so bin

          • sweetiekyu

            Undoubtedly, mbc had eyes on to give awards to level-7 since its rating is more than the other 2 dramas in the excellence category. Haha, mbc never judge the acting.

          • yooshihae

            Pls don’t take seriously about the mbc’s judgement of the excellence award. Almost all awards here are just related to the rating. Lee Joongi has already been insulted by the ugly mbc for his impressive perfect acting in two weeks to be nominated only at excellence category.
            This is so ridiculous mbc did it to avoid of bashing directly to lee seungi if they nominate such great performance of lee joongi to be competed against him. No doubt, lee seungi had a better role for acting award than his other 2 rival nominees. Since lee joongi’s acting and drama itself got many good reviews both by domestic and overseas sites though two weeks had a limited audience due to its genre, there were many complaints about the unfair nomination for lee joongi.
            So, it’s better for lee joongi not winning that excellence award. This nomination is not what he really deserved. Glad there’s some fair award ceremony like APAN Star Awards in korea. He at least has won his well-deserved Top excellence Actor award there for Two weeks, even beat the other rating-hit nominees like jo in sung, so ji sub, joo won and go soo, congrats.
            That mbc has cheated him for 2 years, even insulted this year. Hope he does his next dramas from other 2 stations.

          • Jewel

            Yes @yooshihae, I’m happier lee jun ki didn’t win the not deserved award for his amazing acting since there’s no hope for top excellence that we’ve known what mbc had planned.
            Also glad there were k-reporters who post articles of this unfair nomination and the responses with disappointment from netizens.
            Last but not least, I’ve just read the news of his recent tweet. Haha… love his msg on twitter to cheer up his fans, he’s one smart strong man! Looking forward to his new project.

  37. 37 Lc

    For anyone who feels bad for Go Hyun Jung, remember that in 2009 she took the MBC Daesang award for the monster hit Queen Seondeok.

    It’s just too bad for all the actresses and actors concerned that ratings speak, and that MBC is more concerned about that than improving the quality of their dramas.

  38. 38 cd

    OMG, King Jea Ha and Queen Hang Ah! Oh, King Jae Kang and Princess Jae Shin, too. TK2H my love. Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won! I’m so excited. It could’ve been really great to see them at last year award, though. Still, I’m sooo happy to see their reunion. Looking at the group photo, I’m such a happy fangirl, my King and Queen look fantastic together. Love, love, love.

    • 38.1 Alice

      long live TK2H ^^

      • 38.1.1 arya


  39. 39 Fidelity

    I can ignore about half of the insanities that went on here, but I’m so sad about Lee Yoo-Bi’s not being nominated in anything… while Suzy won the Top Excellence. Lee Yoo-Bi was awesomely dressed for the carpet too.

    When! Is! Her! Next! Drama! Wah!

    • 39.1 lemondoodle

      Both she and CJH were nominated for best new actor. No idea why he was since he’s had MBC dramas before.

      • 39.1.1 Fidelity

        Oh, ‘Yes!’ for the nomination. Then ‘No!’ again for the loss. Reiteration: when is the her next drama! * Sad

    • 39.2 Kiara

      I love Lee Yoo-bi and I was hoping that she would at least get a nomination. Oh well, I guess I’ll go back to my dream, where she is actually playing Yi-hwa in YFAS and having some amazing chemistry with Kim Soo-hyun.

      • 39.2.1 pogo

        And I can go back to my dream of her actually landing lead roles soon *sigh*

        She should work with Kim Woo-bin, they were adorable together and if their chemistry is anything to go by, they’ve definitely got a future as romantic leads.

  40. 40 Tara

    When I saw the list of award winners earlier today, I couldn’t believe it…WTF was MBC thinking?!?!?

    AHYI as drama of the year??? x{ Seriously, whoever decided that obviously never watched it at all…I’m still shaking my head because it’s just so incredibly ludicrous. TW, or even GFB (popularity-wise) would have been choices that would have made much more sense! Of MBC’s dramas that I do remember as being decent, it would have been between QC and TW.

    Suzy over Ko Hyun Jung?? That doesn’t make sense talentwise (sorry Suzy fans). I mean, she’s a decent actress…helluva lot better than Shin Se Kyung (yet another WTF for winning an award…she’s so wooden and yet, for reasons that I can’t get for the life of me, she keeps getting lead roles). Popularity award maybe, but definitely not over an industry heavy hitter like KHJ!

    JSM and OCS got newbie awards for the train wreck that was PA?? Haha, probably more like MBC’s way of “thanking” them for sticking with such atrocious garbage xP I was thrilled when JB and GF discussed that trainwreck a few weeks back, because I had firsthand knowledge of what crazy sht that was, haha 😛

    Joo Won winning for LC7S?? Im a huge JW fan because he’s an amazing actor, but whyyyy reward such a shtty drama?? I’d like to get back all the time I wasted watching that train wreck as well…

    A bit early to hand out awards to EK, in my opinion…it’s not even at the halfway point but it’s decent so far. I liked Ha Ji Won better as kickass heroine, but lately she’s been boring…and I like Ji Chang Wook’s portrayal as wimpy but puppy-like emperor (he should stick with sageuks).

    As for winners that deserved it…the villians of ISYG and AHYI (despite my apprehension of rewarding such craptastic dramas) really got into their roles that I hated em both xP I also liked that my fave weekender of the year ALNH got some love 🙂 Lee Sang Yeob and Cha Hwa Yeon are two of my faves in there.

    As for the dresses…I had the same reaction about Han Ji Hye’s dress! Thought maybe the stitching came apart on her left side and that part was drooping…haha. Uee’s dress I think was supposed to be asymmetrical but it looks off. HJW usually dressed sharp but the dress and makeup didn’t flatter her…it made her look years older.

    I don’t get why most decided to do light-colored/white dresses…I always think that playing it safe=dull, show up in some color!!

    All the older actors/actresses dressed well (except for PWS) and the kid actors from QC were so adorable!!

  41. 41 Amms

    Still in shock that Two Weeks didn’t win ANYTHING. Umm… I dunno if this is just me, but I really thought that Lee Junki was amazing and deserved an award (or maybe more than one), same with Kim So Yeon, Park Ha Sun… wow. Two Weeks was one of my favourites, if not my favourite drama this year and it’s so sad that MBC didn’t recognise the drama!!

    Not going to talk about much of the rest of the awards… but WHAT IN THE WORLD MBC. I could go on and on…


  42. 42 kooriyuki

    I can’t believe the cray crays won ANY awards. Maybe that’s why Empress Ki swept all other awards.

    Good thing Joon Gi Oppa has his fan meets and stuff held during this time, so it’s definitely good excuse not to attend.

    I can’t even.

    • 42.1 Jolyn

      Maybe that’s the reason he didn’t receive any awards! Notice that they only give awards to people present :/ And it’s crazy that 2 weeks didn’t win anything. Personally and I’m sure for many people out there, it is one of the better dramas of 2013!

      • 42.1.1 Ella

        Nope, the networks have been informed to actors who will get acting awards. So, the actors who won’t get them do not attend by the excuses of conflicting schedules.
        Since LJG knows he won’t win for two weeks, he decided to go the invitation from China countdown show.

  43. 43 Abby

    I was shocked by Suzy winning too but this whole award show was just ridiculous so in comparison I am actually not surprised bcuz at least her drama got high ratings as for the rest… *facepalm* o well at least all the stars got to dress up and look beautiful

  44. 44 Perrie

    So how is it Kim Yoo Jung slayed everyone’s red carpet moment only at age 14
    She looks amazing!

  45. 45 conan

    Whoa, totally did not recognize Ha Ji-won there. I’m not sure if it was the hair, or the lack of tan, or if she did something to her self. Girl, what happened there?

    Aside from that, gosh these drama awards always suck. It’s mostly popularity contest anyways. I mean, do anyone even take these awards seriously?

  46. 46 Jen

    I’m still in a daze (GAWD of course not in the good sense) over Suzy getting ANY award for “acting” not to say THE award? MBC, you’re really a piece of S*** how could you do this to other really 100% more deserving actresses than Suzy who can’t act for nuts and even had to thank her dog? What pea-brain…. sigh…..

    OK rant over.
    Gave up on MBC.

    • 46.1 Windsun33

      Maybe she thanked her dog because that is where she got her acting lessons?

      • 46.1.1 pogo

        Maybe it taught her that gormless expression that seems to be her default look onscreen?

        No, that’s unfair to the dog, it couldn’t possibly have taught her to be so robotic.

  47. 47 may

    tbh what were they thinking about half of them … suzy and shin se kyung winning :/. i also thought about uee winning was a bit off too. I really can’t feel her in golden rainbow, she feels dead and yoo jung totally outacted her as baek won. i feel sorry for jun ki because he was amazing and also daddy gumiho. this is just so .. ugh… why would some of these ppl win? what is mbc trying to do? i feel for suzy after seeing her speech being hated for something she couldn’t control, all the looks she had gotten and will get behind the scenes..

  48. 48 Vanessa

    Shin Se Kyung winning that award was the biggest wtf. I watched When A Man Loves and she was just so horrible in it! While she may have improved, her performance is not stellar as of right now. Also such a disappointment that Lee Yubi didn’t win anything! She looked so gorgeous as well.

    • 48.1 Bonnier

      I can’t believe Shin Se Kyung won anything either. Doesn’t matter what the drama, she’s always BAD. No emotion, just monotone stiff. I’ve said it before: she must have family connections in the business (or was a little too nice to some folks at the top…) b/c you don’t get awards with her acting. Ever.

  49. 49 Coleen

    Oh goodness poor Suzy. I must admit that when I first saw from live updates that she won the top excellence award I was happy (since GFB was the only drama I watched out of all the other nominees). Then I saw the backlash, and it’s sad. Now I wish she could’ve just gotten another award more suitable for what she presented to us in GFB(if there’s any).

    So happy for lee seung gi and ha ji won!! It’s like payback time for them in this year’s awards, after MBC ignored their amazing drama last year.

    Also happy for the best couple award 🙂 I think it’s actually one of the small number of awards given that’s really justifiable.

    • 49.1 Mandy

      Now that you ask… I think it makes a lot of sense to give Suzy the excellence award instead of SSK even if she doesn’t deserve it over the Two Weeks ladies. That would mean MBC rewarded the main lead of their most successful miniseries, and still give GHJ the top-excellence. The backlash wouldn’t have been half as bad.

      Surprised HJW won popularity over Suzy; I thought she was a shoe-in along with Seung-gi. Oh well, we got HJW-LSG and Suzy-LSG all in one go 😛

  50. 50 Kristy

    MBC was a bit less crazy this year I guess…
    it is a given that they judge everything by ratings…but still…
    Joo Won and Suzy winning those awards….god…
    Not that I dont apreciate Joo Won as an actor…its just that…competing against Lee Jun Ki….and wining that award for Level 7 is just Level & stupidity….
    MBC….when will you grow up?
    I wonder if there is even a judging panel for these awards or is it just based on ratings…
    Empress Ki hasnt even finished half its run …but you cant complain when there arent enough nominees to fill up the list this year….

    • 50.1 maryss

      LJK shouldn’t be in that category to begin with, actually it’s MBC’s fault to put him there unless you think Lee Seungi is better, Joo Won’s performance wasn’t bad, the show was. I think Joo Won deserved to win in that category

      • 50.1.1 megumi

        maybe for you LSG isn’t a good actor but for me he totally deserved that award, i can’t say the same for Joo won who is a good actor but didn’t deserve to win over LJK. They should have given Joo Won’s award to LJK.

        • Ella

          Comment #50.1 is not talking anything to LSG received awards, but the nominations that mbc did.
          LJG should at least be nominated in top excellence category for his great performance in two weeks, even if they don’t give him awards due to the rating.
          I was relieved LJG didn’t win that award for the only excellent level. He doesn’t deserve it at all for his high talents he proved in two weeks. He has already been insulted much by mbc with this unfair nomination from the stupid juries.

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