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 wins are definitely coveted and appreciated because it comes from the talented group that does all the directing behind the scenes so they can spot quality differently. This year 2020 the Grimae Awards on the drama side was a near sweep by SBS drama Stove League which took home Best Drama and the two leads Namgong Min won Best Actor and Park Eun Win was awarded Best Actress. A true newbie Shin Soo Hyun received Best Newcomer for her debut drama Woman of 9.9 Billion. Congrats to the winners and it’s really been a solid year for K-dramas in terms of quality and entertainment value.