2014 SBS Drama Awards
And now for SBS’s awards! I thought yesterday’s ceremony over at MBC was a bit lackluster, but maybe that was more about not really loving MBC’s dramas of the past year and not having seen very many of their winners. It’s a different story over at SBS, which had a bunch of shows (and more stars), although they did have to compete for star attendance with KBS, who had their Acting Awards on the same night.
There were no big surprises or upsets, although I thought a few titles were overlooked. But you can’t give everyone an award, no matter how hard you try to rearrange the categories to fit them all in, so I suppose leaving some dramas of the winners list is inevitable.
But overall, I’d say it was a safe night, for both awards and for fashions, because nothing says pretty-but-conventional like bridalwear, and let’s face it: It was pretty much the Night of a Thousand Brides. I don’t think I’ve seen such an overwhelmingly black-and-white red carpet, with almost everyone dressed in grayscale, and that’s not even exaggeration. Of course, they all look fabulous, but I was just dying for some color.
MCs Lee Hwi-jae, Park Shin-hye, Park Seo-joon
Daesang: Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star)
Top Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actor: Park Yoochun (Three Days)
Top Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actress: Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love)
Top Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actor: Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star)
Top Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actress: Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio)
Top Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actor: Lee Je-hoon (Secret Door)
Top Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actress: Hwang Jung-eum (Endless Love)
Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actor: Sung Dong-il (It’s Okay, It’s Love)
Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actress: So Yi-hyun (Three Days)
Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actor: Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star)
Excellence Award, Mid-length Drama, Actress: Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actor: Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama, Actress: Choi Jung-yoon (Cheongdam-dong Scandal)
SBS Special Award: Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio)
Producer’s Award: Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Ja-ok
Special Acting Award, Miniseries: Lee Kwang-soo (It’s Okay, It’s Love), Jin Kyung (Pinocchio, It’s Okay It’s Love)
Special Acting Award, Mid-length Drama: Kim Chang-wan (Secret Door, You From Another Star), Go Doo-shim (A Warm Word)
Special Acting Award, Serial Drama: Jung Woong-in (Endless Love), Kim Hye-sun (Cheongdam-dong Scandal)
Special Acting Award, Drama Short: Lee Deok-hwa (A Mother’s Choice), Oh Hyun-kyung (A Mother’s Choice)
Netizen Popularity Award: Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star)
Jeon Ji-hyun & Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star),
Lee Jong-seok & Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio),
Han Ye-seul & Joo Sang-wook (Birth of a Beauty),
Gong Hyo-jin & Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, It’s Love)
New Star Award:
Ahn Jae-hyun (You’re All Surrounded), Lee Yubi (Pinocchio),
Han Sun-hwa (God’s Gift–14 Days), Kang Haneul (Angel Eyes),
Nam Bo-ra (Only Want to Love), Kim Young-kwang (Pinocchio),
Han Groo (A Warm Word), Park Seo-joon (A Warm Word),
Kim Yoo-jung (Secret Door), Seo Ha-joon (Only Want to Love)
Top 10 Stars:
Park Yoochun (Three Days), Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star),
Joo Sang-wook (Birth of a Beauty), Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio),
Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star), Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty),
Lee Je-hoon (Secret Door), Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger, Pinocchio),
Hwang Jung-eum (Endless Love), Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, It’s Love)
Ahh, Jeon Ji-hyun wins at everything—the Daesang, for her triumphant return to television in You From Another Star, and also the red carpet, for being perfection down to her tiptoes (seriously, those shoes!). Everything she wears is always so perfectly fitted to her—not too tight, but tailored to a tee. I almost feel bad for anyone else who went all-white (and that’s aside from the samey-sameness of attending a bridal convention) because Jeon Ji-hyun pulled it off, she won the biggest prize of the night, and she set the bar. Sawry, everyone else.
I have nothing to complain about with Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star), but I also have little to say, because he kind of always looks like this, right? I suppose there are worse things to be known for than always showing up at red carpets immaculately dressed and looking sharp.
You’d think Shin Sung-rok were the third-billed star on You From Another Star from the attention he garnered out of it, but that’s the perk of being a scene-stealer. He may have done more actual acting in Liar Game but (1) at least he got an award for something this year, in the absence of a tvN award ceremony, and (2) I did really love his over-the-top villain in Star. He looked like he was loving every second of it, and it’s hard not to find that kind of enjoyment infectious… even if the joy is represented in plotting, kidnapping, and killing people left and right. Oh, and he sure looks good in a tux.
I don’t know why, but some actors skip the red carpet and just head to the awards, and when that happens I am super sad because what about my pictures?? Where’s my eye candy? Yes, it’s all about me, Lee Je-hoon (Secret Door), who only went to the ceremony and deprived me of the chance to gaze upon his formalwear-clad beauty! I guess I’ll just have to stick to the thousands of screencaps I took of his face in Secret Door. Sigh. (I know, life is hard.)
Same goes for you, Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman), who even wore a snazzy hat to accept his acting award. Granted it kind of makes him look like he’s bald, but maybe it’s still recovering from the fiasco of bleaching it for Dr. Frost (which apparently made it disintegrate).
Lee Jong-seok did the same thing, only showing up at the ceremony, where he picked up a couple of awards. His SBS special award is for the two SBS dramas he headlined this year, Doctor Stranger and Pinocchio… though I have to think it’s really more for Pinocchio, right? (I didn’t watch Stranger, but I have been repeatedly warned against it, so I’m keeping my distance.)
Okay, Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) also wears white but, like Jeon Ji-hyun, manages to avoid looking like a bride in it. (I mean that in a positive sense; we have nothing against brides, but it just gets boring seeing so many wedding gowns at every red carpet event, which tend to fall on the safe side of fashion.) Her hair, makeup, accessories—they all work, and she glows. Love the touches of gold.
On the other hand, Kim Yoo-jung (Secret Door) kind of looks like a child bride in her dress, which I dislike immensely. We’ve seen her choose some gorgeous dresses for other events so she’s got it in her to be stylish and classy, but this seems so boxy and prim. Well, it did look nigh well freezing on the red carpet (lots of photos of shivering stars) so maybe the sleeves and the high neck came in handy?
For instance, Yoochun (Three Days) looks so cold he’s about to cry, and at least he’s totally covered up. Won’t somebody hold him and warm him up? I volunteer as tribute.
Y’know, I suppose I don’t really love what he’s wearing or find it extra-special enough to explain highlighting his picture here. I guess I just like looking at Yoochun, Chunface notwithstanding. (Or maybe it’s because of it?)
Han Ye-seul looks like she stepped right out of Birth of a Beauty and its exaggerated, stylized fashions, where she looks amazing in every frame. The show marks a nice return for her; the plot is utterly silly, but she’s bright and likable in it, and has fabulous chemistry with Joo Sang-wook.
I do fear for her ankles every time she skips along wearing monster heels like this in the show, even though she seems to be managing so far. The dress is twee and adorable, and that length is super cute on her (sadly, these designs do not work for the short, since then it just becomes a hoop skirt).
I had a weird head-tilty moment when I saw Kang So-ra and a bunch of other young stars in quick succession on the red carpet (directly below), because they’re much more known for their breakout roles in tvN shows this year and I was confused why they’d be here at SBS. But she did have an SBS drama with Doctor Stranger, even though everyone totally associates her with Misaeng right now. Normally I’d be all over this flower-patterned dress, but there’s something that feels not quite right, near the ribcage/bodice area, like it should either be more fitted or more draped. It also looks like a daytime tea dress more than a formal gown, though the red heels are a nice touch.
I saw Kang Haneul and immediately thought of Misaeng, and had to rack my brains to recall that he also did Angel Eyes earlier in the year. I like him lots, but I do not like his look here, with the long boxy jacket and the unkempt-looking hair. Meh.
Yay for Han Groo, who did garner a little notice with SBS’s A Warm Word earlier in the year before making a much bigger mark with Marriage Not Dating on cable. She’s proving to be quite the chameleon, which should serve her really well in the future. This dress looks familiar, but she’s rocking it. You hold your head up high and strut, girl. You’ve earned it.
Park Seo-joon also acted in A Warm Word, though again, it was a tvN cable drama that really broke him out (Witch’s Romance). I love the way he’s at once totally boyish (it’s the face, and his crinkly smile) but also totally manly. Rawr.
I do think this gown is lovely on Nam Bo-ra (Only Want to Love), and she’s styled well and looks great. It’s just that Nam Bo-ra often wears exactly this kind of princessy thing, all prettiness and full skirts. Even if all she did was try a slinkier cut like Han Groo’s gown, it would change things up a lot for her.
I think this is a step up for Han Sun-hwa (God’s Gift–14 Days) from the previous night, but only by a hair. I don’t understand the frilly feathery thing she’s wearing around her hips, which from a distance kind of resembles a hairy diaper.
On its own, I love this chic look for Seo Ji-hye (Punch). And on a night where everyone was wearing blue, for instance, it would have stood out nicely. It’s just that few people stood out in a sea of black and white this night.
That said, I do like Lee Young-ah (Run Jang-mi) in this black dress. I can’t quite figure out what it’s doing, but I like the loose draping and the layering in the back, which gives it a modern casual-glam silhouette.
What does it say that I kind of dig this crazy patterned thing on Oh Hyun-kyung (A Mother’s Choice), because at least it’s not boring? It’s part stuffy chaebol mother-in-law, part wild Victorian brothel owner.
I don’t really know how to feel about this number worn by So Yi-hyun (Three Days). On one hand, it’s different—it’s structured and sharp and the checkered top area, which goes around to the back, is interesting. On the other hand, it’s yet more black and white, and it looks like her skirt is wearing a miniskirt.
Oh, thank god for color. I’m sure Lee Yubi (Pinocchio) couldn’t have predicted that this electric fuschia dress would actually fade into the backdrop, but when she’s not posed against that wall, that dress is a breath of fresh air. It’s young and modern, and she makes it slightly edgy (slightly!) with the cuff and her bob.
My, isn’t her Pinocchio co-star Kim Young-kwang looking spiffy. I know he’s a tall guy, but somehow he looks extra-super-monstrously tall here, in his sleek lines and slim tux. He also seems much older all of a sudden. They grow up so fast.
Yay for more color, as worn by Choi Jung-yoon (Cheongdam-dong Scandal), even if I’m not quite as sold on it as with Lee Yubi’s. I like most of it, except those… bowtie-things at her waist, which seem unnecessary. But pink!
Im Sung-un, her co-star in the daily drama Cheongdam-dong Scandal, dials it up with a fire-engine red that looks like it was sewn onto her body, that sucker is so structured and tightly fitted.
Unfortunately, that is the last of the color for the night (I know! So little color), and we’re back to white for Jang Young-nam (Goddess of Marriage)…
…and also for Hwang Jung-eum (Endless Love), who, by the way, is way too young to look this frumpy. Wang Ji-won may have gotten away with this split-sleeve weirdness yesterday, but this is how I usually feel about the look, which is a big fat meh. With the buttoned cuffs at the end, it just looks like you’ve run afoul of a sharp corner on your way to the party, or maybe been attacked by an angry bird.
Here’s her co-star Jung Woong-in , who looked super happy to receive his acting award for Endless Love.
I think I like the overall effect of Clara’s (Emergency Couple) better than any of the individual parts, which feel a little messy. But it’s a dramatic look and stands out (and out, and out).
At first I was surprised that SBS would give Ahn Jae-hyun recognition for You’re All Surrounded when nobody else did, but then I remembered You From Another Star and figured that must be the reason he was given a New Star award. And why not get in a little movie promo while we’re at it, with him striking a model pose a la Fashion King.
Jin Kyung had a couple of SBS projects too, with It’s Okay, It’s Love and then Pinocchio. The dress is okay.
Aw, did Lee Kwang-soo pick up his It’s Okay, It’s Love co-star Sung Dong-il from his night job working security at an apartment building to make it to the ceremony? Or did Sung Dong-il just forget that there was a black-tie event he was supposed to rent a tux for, and decide to come anyway?
Yes, please. I don’t know who you are, Seo Ha-joon (Only Want to Love), but wow do you look fabulous. Normally I’d think brown tones are too casual for an awards ceremony, but I love this look, and it’s so well-tailored. Strut on.
I don’t watch Cheongdam-dong Scandal, as it’s a long-running daily drama, but I’ve heard about it here and there and it was named for a few awards. Here’s Seo Eun-chae in a black lacy gown; she looks pretty, but I feel like it might age her a little (she’s 27).
I almost thought Lee Joong-moon (Cheongdam-dong Scandal) was Cha Tae-hyun in that first picture; he’s not an actor I’m familiar with, but he sure looks happy to be there.
You can never cast Jang Hyun-sung and have me not think he’s gonna backstab our hero, or be a surprise twist (that isn’t actually a surprise), which is just his niche now in dramaland. It’s what he did in Three Days and Secret Door, and if dramas really wanted to surprise, they’d cast him as the suspicious good guy who never does anything evil. Now that would mess with our minds.
Aw, Kim Ji-young (Punch, Temptation, Doctor Stranger) makes me want to be a kid again so I can get away with wearing fancy party dresses with tights and Mary Janes. Of course, when I was actually a kid I hated dressing in fancy party dresses and always put up a fight, but that’s beside the point. What would adulthood be without the wistful regrets?
This boy! So adorable! You may recognize Lincoln as the little boy from Modern Farmer, and if these pictures are anything to go on, he’s got quite the spiffy future in store for him. Most debonair seven-year-old ever.
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