Park Sang Joong Takes Home MBC 2017 Drama Award Daesang for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People

MBC held its year end Drama Awards last night and the winner of the Daesang was surprisingly Park Sang Joong for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People. It’s a surprise because he wasn’t the male lead of that drama and didn’t have that much screen time for the entire run, but he’s such a critically acclaimed veteran giving it to him almost feels like a lifetime achievement award for all the fantastic performances he’s done for MBC dramas in the past. Rebel also took home the drama Daesang and the entire cast won various acting awards except curiously for male lead Yoon Kyun Sang who won nothing and wasn’t even in attendance. The fashion was white, white and more white for the ladies except for the rare smattering of other colors but overall everyone looked pretty enough. MBC really had a bad ratings year in 2017 so hopefully it’ll line up better drama projects in 2018.


Daesang – Acting
Kim Sang Joong (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)

Drama Daesang
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

Top Excellence Award – Monday-Tuesday Drama
Actor: Kim Ji Suk (20th Century Boy and Girl) & Jo Jung Suk (Two Cops)
Actress: Lee Honey (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)

Top Excellence Award – Daily Drama
Actor: Go Se Won (Return of the Lucky Pot)
Actress: Kim Mi Kyung (Person Who Gives Happiness)

Top Excellence Award – Miniseries
Actor: Yoo Seung Ho (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
Actress: Ha Ji Won (Hospital Ship)

Top Excellence Award – Weekend Drama
Actor: Jang Hyuk (Money Flower)
Actress: Lee Mi Sook (Money Flower)

Excellence Award – Monday-Tuesday Drama
Actor: Kim Seon Ho (Two Cops)
Actress: Chae Soo Bin (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)

Excellence Award – Daily Drama
Actor: Kang Kyung Joon (Sisters-in-law)
Actress: Song Seon Mi (Return of the Lucky Pot)

Excellence Award – Miniseries
Actor: Shin Sung Rok (Man Who Dies to Live)
Actress: Han Sun Hwa (Radiant Office)

Excellence Award – Weekend Drama
Actor: Jang Seung Jo (Money Flower)
Actress: Jang Hee Jin (You Are Too Much)

Popularity Award
Actor: INFINITE’s L (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
Actress: Kim So Hyun (Ruler: Master of the Mask)

Golden Acting – Monday-Tuesday Drama
Actor: Jung Bo Suk (The King Loves)
Actress: Seo Ik Soo (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)

Golden Acting – Daily Drama
Actor: Ahn Nae Sang (Golden Pouch)
Actress: Song Ok Soon (Person Who Gives Happiness)

Golden Acting – Miniseries
Actor: Oh Jung Sae from (Missing 9)
Actress: Kim Seon Kyeong (Ruler: Master of the Mask) & Jang Shin Young (Radiant Office)

Golden Acting – Weekend Drama
Actor: Ahn Gil Kang (Bad Thief, Good Thief)
Actress: Shin Dong Min (Father, I’ll Take Care of You)

Best Character – Comical
Jung Kyung Ho (Missing Nine)

Best Character – Most Wounded
INFINITE’s L  (Ruler: Master of the Mask)

Best Character – Villain
Choi Tae Joon (Missing Nine)

Best Scriptwriter Award
Hwang Jin Young (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)

Best Child Actor
Lee Ro Woon (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)
Nam Da Reun (The King Loves)

Best New Actress
Seohyun (Bad Thief, Good Thief)
Lee Seon Bin (Missing Nine)

Best New Actor
Kim Seon Ho (Two Cops)
Kim Jung Hyun (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)


Park Sang Joong Takes Home MBC 2017 Drama Award Daesang for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People — 25 Comments

  1. No offense but Lee Mi Sook looks like a witch. That hairstyle got to go, lady. And HJW normally effortlessly chic but this time, she looked washed out. As much as I dislike white on red carpet, I think Kim So Hyun pulled the best red carpet look.

  2. I’ve never watched Rebel, but I noticed that the supporting actors (Kim Sang-joong and Honey Lee) achieving greater recognition from various drama awards than the main leads (Yoon Kyunsang and Chae Soobin). It’s not common to see.

    • I am currently watcing rebel and chae soobin does’nt have a remarkable role for me so far but yoon kuyng sang is amazing here. They should have given an award to him he really deserved it.

      • YKS prolly didnt get award because they knew he wouldnt come. They are petty that because he did real good job there.

        The Daesang to Kim Sang Joong was worth it by far becuase he was heartbreaklingly good in his role. Small role or big doesnt matter he was best of the year in his channel awards.

    • i guess maybe it’s cos both are more senior and experienced. chae soobin is still pretty new and winning an excellence award is good recognition for her. but I really don’t understand the snub for Yoon Kyun Sang 🙁

    • Because there were really good in it, pretty much the performance of their lifetime. They were the evil, the leads were the nice guy so there were much more emotion depth,

    • Kim Sang-joong and Honey Lee both deserve all the attention and awards they are getting. They were incredible in “Rebel.”
      “Rebel” was Yoon Kyun-sang and Chae Soo-bin’s first prime time lead role.

  3. Kim So Hyun is working that rather plain dress. That hair and make up is icing on the cake. Girl is grown up. MBC has the most disappointing dramas this year. Didn’t enjoy a single show except Lookout which has curiously been left out of the awards distribution.

  4. Super glad Ruler took home only acting awards & not best writer or drama because it was a crap show. KSH and Seohyun have the best red carpet look especially Seohyun. That dress is fab!

  5. boring red carpet..did everyone shop at the bridal store? what happened to color? ha ji won, honey lee & kim so hyun are the only ones who look fine.

  6. Boring bland and more white dresses than a bridal store as usual for Korean Drama awards red carpet.

    Looking at who won you can see MBC had a terrible year for dramas.

    • no offense, but I don’t find HJW’s dress any better than the other ladies. It seems no one can afford a stylist judging by the dresses they wear. These dresses are the usual boring cheapy white dresses that can be worn over and over again to different events. The Koreans are known for wearing these to Award Events, unlike the Taiwanese, Mainland Chinese, Hollywood and European Events…

  7. I don’t care what anyone says LMS looks freaking amazing and I’m glad she won top excellence award she is such a great actress I watch shows just for her which doesn’t happen for a lot of “veteran” actors. … also whats up with 2nd leads getting such high awards while the lead didn’t get anything? was it because he wasn’t going to be there so they changed the awards or is there some behind the scenes drama going on?

  8. MBC had the worst awards show of the year and the red carpet proves it but still HJW Seohyun KSH manage to look beautiful & radiant. Everyone else is forgettable.

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