The 2014 MBC Drama Awards mostly went off without a hitch, other than the Jaejoong last minute inexplicable no-show hiccup and all the winners being as predicted to make the evening feel rather dull. The fashion parade was more interesting for me what with the sequins and lace everywhere and the stark contrast between white/gold versus black. The Daesang went to Lee Yoo Ri for her antagonist turn in Come! Jang Bori, a win that was not surprising once MBC decided that the public could vote for the Daesang winner from an MBC short list.
The weekend drama was MBC’s biggest ratings win of the year and having a lead actress win the Daesang from that show is pretty easy to swallow. Same goes for MBC choosing Come! Jang Bori as the best drama of the year, making me wonder if I skipped out too early because of the too makjang elements. The other big winners were Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara for Fated to Love You, winning acting awards and the popular couples award. Check out the fashions and full list of winners below. The highlights of the evening for me was the tribute and posthumous award given to the recently departed Kim Ja Ok and seeing Ha Ji Won show up to present the Daesang.
Lee Yoo Ri (Come! Jang Bori)
Drama of the Year
Come! Jang Bori
Top Excellence Award, Serial Drama
Actress: Oh Yeon Seo (Come! Jang Bori)
Actor: Kim Ji Hoon (Come! Jang Bori)
Top Excellence Award, Special Production Drama
Actress: Song Yoon Ah (Mama)
Actor: Jung Il Woo (Records of a Night Watchman)
Top Excellence Award, Miniseries
Actress:Jang Nara (Mr. Back, Fated to Love You)
Actor: Jang Hyuk (Fated to Love You)
Excellence Award, Serial Drama
Actress: Kim Ji Young (Everything Kimchi)
Actor: Lee Jang Woo (Rosy Lovers)
Excellence Award, Special Production Drama
Actress: Baek Jin Hee (Triangle, Pride and Prejudice)
Actor: Choi Jin Hyuk (Pride and Prejudice)
Excellence Award, Miniseries
Actress: Choi Sooyoung (My Spring Days)
Actor: Kim Sang Joong (A New Leaf)
Golden Acting Award
Actress: Kim Hye Ok (Come! Jang Bori)
Lee Mi Sook (Rosy Lovers, Miss Korea, Shining Romance)
Actor: Ahn Nae Sang (Come! Jang Bori)
Choi Min Soo (Pride and Prejudice)
Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara (Fated to Love You)
Sin Ha Kyun and Jang Nara (Mr. Back)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Kim Ja Ok (I Summon You, Gold!)
Producers’ Actor of the Year Award
Lee Yoo Ri (Come! Jang Bori)
Writer of the Year Award
Yoo Yoon Kyung (Mama)
Kim Soon Ok (Come! Jang Bori)
Child Actor Award
Yoon Chan Yung (Mama)
Kim Ji Yung (Come! Jang Bori)
New Actress Award
Go Sung Hee (Records of a Night Watchman, Miss Korea)
Han Sunhwa (Rosy Lovers)
New Actor Award
Im Shi Wan (Triangle)
Choi Tae Joon (Mother’s Garden)
Congrats FTLY couple and Lee Yu Ri
New actress award for Go Sung Hee? HA!!!!
I wonder why Ji Chang Wook didnt get any awards? Are you watching Healer btw, Ockoala? Its getting very good especially with the romance part. Their chemistry is so good!
Happy New Year and thank you very much for your recaps and posts!
ahmmmm Healer just started few weeks ago, if the ratings will do good for their next episodes next year, expect an award for them in MBC Drama Awards 2015. lol
anyway, i like Siwan Oppa’s speech! its like he is born to be an actor!!! SIWAN OPPA FIGHTING! if just tvN can have their own drama award it will be DAEBAK!
yeah and i remember HEALER on KBS! Deym!
Healer is on KBS.
Soo Young looked amazing!! Love all her dresses and glad she won. 🙂
Jang Bori was all kind of crazy but Lee Yoori was the best part of that trainwreck (along with Moon Ji Sang) because they gave everything to their roles.
What did Siwanie say?
aww, Siwan’s SO adorable! I really do think he should contemplate on becoming a full-time actor. I LOVED 2014 for the number of male actors who shone – Park Seo-joon, Seo In-guk, Siwan, Byun Yo-han, and now Ji Chang-wook!
Healer is on KBS
Currently stuck on Healer! I’ve lost count to the number of times I spazzed and flailed whilst watching E8!! ahhhhhh… AHHHHHHH!!
Lee Yoo Ri deserves it. Congratulations to her.
Sad Mama didn’t get a production award, such a high quality production.
I was disappointed when Go Sunghee won the rookie award over Sooyoung. Thanks to her performance in Miss Korea, I was at ease to continue on watching the awards. I was surprised when Sooyoung won the Excellence Award. Probably MBC was leaving that spot for her so they didn’t make her win the earlier awards. I keep on reading people praising Siwan’s winning speech. Anyone has the translation? I was touched reading Sooyoung’s winning speech this morning, I could tell how much My Spring Days means so much to her..
I am also curious with Siwan’s speech. Please, translate.
Er is it me or the foundation on everyone super thick? Especially on the actors.
Baek Jin Hee?! She totally ruined Pride and Prejudice for me.
Shitty scriptwriting ruined Pride and Prejudice for me.
Siwan looked fabulous~
He said :
Never thought I would be winning. Be able to get such an unexpected gift I am very happy. I will work harder and more aggressively acting. To those who have helped and cared about me I will personally call to express my gratitude . But I do not know the phone number of the fans, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell all fans who have supported me “thank you”.
If Healer is on KBS, then it will not appear on the MBC Drama Awards right? Healer is AWESOME! A must watch drama!
AY Congrats to Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee for winning the Excellent Actor Awards! They have been MBC’s Go-To Ratings Golden Boy and Golden Girl this year and it’s great that both MBC and their audience recognized that. I couldn’t be happier for Choi Jin Hyuk since he was completely shafted last year for Best Newcomer for his role as Gumihot Daddy. FOR SHAME. But really, P&P has been super enjoyable to watch because of the actors. Everybody is killing it in their respective roles, especially CJH and Choi Min Soo (who rejected his award because of the Sewol Ferry Tragedy).
Choi Jin Hyuk was aslo uber cute and nervous during his performance with the Royal Pirates.
I actually did not like Jang Bori in the beginning. Usually I like the child actors and then am disappointed in the adults, but that is not what happened here. I didn’t bother until I saw some interesting recaps (okay hilarious recaps) on another blog and decided to jump back in. I mainly watched for Lee Yoo Ri’s MiJung, who was so evil that I actually started to be impressed by her evil ways. I stayed tuned to see what her next move was going to be and her fantastic clothes.
Siwan is indeed a good actor but rarely people know him as an IDOL or SINGER. He is from ZE:A. and ZE:A’s songs are pretty legit. I can mention ZE:A’s song which will catch your ears after you listen to those songs: Someday, ONE, Only One 4 U, Aftermath Moon Leader version, Heart for 2, All Day Long, Man 2 Man, Ghost of the Wind, Phoenix. Just give it a try to listen to them. I am sure all of you will like those songs. Just search on youtube: ZE:A official youtube, you will find those songs there.
If you want to see crazy siwan in woman clothes, search Osaka concert 2013. You will be loling so much.
they all look very nice but the girls seem like they need to eat a sandwich, stat.