This article is literally the most obvious topic with zero surprise but it’s still nice to acknowledge the well-earned success of both talented actors. K-ent this week wrote an article on the “legendary level” of supporting male lead performances turned in by two actors in 2020: Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos and Itaewon Class. For Kim Sun Ho, industry insiders say his sweet smile, deeper side voice, and delicately nuanced emotional and steady acting really shone and won audiences over. Ahn Bo Hyun started the year playing a desperate character in Itaewon and is ending it as the antagonist in Kairos, varied and dynamically able to stretch his acting. Industry insiders acknowledge that for supporting male leads to shine does lay with the writer in how that character is written but needs great acting to bring it to life. In the end, these two actors succeeded on their own merits so super congrats!