2020 KBS Drama Awards Gives Veteran Actor Chun Ho Jin the Daesang for Weekend Hit Once Again

The 2020 KBS Drama Awards was a free for all as well, and a mix of face masks, social distancing, and still walking the red carpet. The bulk of the awards went to the various cast members of weekend drama Once Again and daily drama Homemade Love Story, as both were the sole shining ratings lights for the network. Daddy Chun Ho Jin of Once Again took home the Daesang, and the drama also gave a popularity resurgence for Lee Min Jung and Lee Sang Yeob, as well as vaulting to new levels supporting actors Lee Cho Hee and Lee Sang Yi. It wasn’t the best year for KBS but I really don’t want to Big Three networks to throw in the towel, there isn’t ever going to be a network that only produces successful dramas but the competition and variety is what makes it possible to find hits and also keep improving.

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Park Hae Jin Wins the 2020 MBC Drama Award Daesang for Kkondae Intern in Socially Distanced Ceremony

I searched and there are no pictures of the actors and actresses attending the 2020 MBC Drama Awards with their face masks off so kudos for the production really sticking with proper protective gear and social distancing. Everyone even wore … Continue reading

Suzy and Lee Dong Wook Picked as Actor and Actress Winners at the 2021 First Brand Awards

The 2021 First Brand Awards, celebrating the 19th year of giving out prizes for consumer faves, will forgo a ceremony this year but still announced the winners of the various category daesang prizes. The Actress Award goes to Suzy while … Continue reading

Lee Sung Kyung, Kim Sun Ho, Joo Ji Hoon and More Win Acting Side Prizes at the 2020 Asia Model Awards

The Asia Model Awards always has an acting and actor/actress category since so many South Korean models go into acting or do it concurrently. This year’s 2020 awards highlighted actors and actresses who had hit dramas or was quite buzzy … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Hosts the 2020 MAMA Awards in Seoul with Many K-acting Stars in Attendance

Aaaaahhhhh this feels nice, a sense of normalcy and nostalgia for how big this awards got in recent years and perhaps a nice slimming down to focus on just the core competencies. The 2020 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) went … Continue reading

Namgong Min and Park Eun Bin Win Drama Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2020 Grimae Awards Selected by Korean Director’s Association

The Grimae Awards is less prominent in the international audience as it’s a prestigious but smaller awards platform given by the South Korean Director’s Association. It’s the Korea equivalent of the DGA Awards in the US (Director’s Guild Association) and … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Takes Home the Acting Category Daesang at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards with Lots of Popular Stars Attending

I had heard the 2020 Asia Artist Awards may be postponed due to COVID-19 increasing in South Korea but it went on this weekend, without an audience but actually really nice to see many popular stars taking the time to … Continue reading

Top Stars Kim Hee Ae, Hyun Bin, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kang Ha Neul Receive Commendations at the 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards

The 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards took place this week in Seoul with an actual ceremony though very understated as it’s a government sponsored function. It’s organized by the government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the … Continue reading

2020 Asia Artist Awards Release Star Studded Attendees Including Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Jun Ki, Lee Jung Jae, Lee Sung Kyung, Seo Ye Ji and Many More

I figured the awards circuit was going to be toast this fall season but the upcoming 2020 Asia Artist Awards held on November 25th will certainly be worth checking out. The awards body released the names of the expected actor … Continue reading

Alice Ke and TW-drama Someday or One Day Wins at the 2020 Golden Bell Awards as Costar Greg Hsu Garners Fan Attention for His Handsome Suited Presence

Last year’s 2019 Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s television top awards) were all about the exceptional and very serious The World Between Us dealing with mass shooting and the aftermath. This year the high profile winner comes from the very popular … Continue reading