Wow. Uh… wow. I’m quite speechless at the unexpected turn of events courtesy of MBC. Then again, it’s MBC. Sigh. But more on that a little later. Here are the winners of the 2012 MBC Drama Awards!
Daesang: Jo Seung-woo (Horse Healer)
Drama of the Year: The Moon that Embraces the Sun
Top Excellence Award Actor, Miniseries: Kim Soo-hyun (The Moon that Embraces the Sun)
Top Excellence Award Actress, Miniseries: Han Ga-in (The Moon that Embraces the Sun)
Top Excellence Award Actor, Special Project: Jo Seung-woo (Horse Healer)
Top Excellence Award Actress, Special Project: Sung Yuri (Feast of the Gods)
Top Excellence Award Actor, Serial Drama: Kim Jae-won (May Queen)
Top Excellence Award Actress, Serial Drama: Han Ji-hye (May Queen)
Excellence Award Actor, Serial Drama: Jae Hee (May Queen)
Excellence Award Actress, Serial Drama: Seo Hyun-jin (Feast of the Gods, Oh Ja-ryong is Going)
Excellence Award Actor, Miniseries: Park Yoochun (I Miss You)
Excellence Award Actress, Miniseries: Lee Yoon-ji (The King 2 Hearts)
Excellence Award Actor, Special Project: Lee Sang-woo (Horse Healer, Feat of the Gods)
Excellence Award Actress, Special Project: Son Dam-bi (Light and Shadows)
New Actor Award: Kim Jae-joong (Dr. Jin), Lee Jang-woo (I Do, I Do; Oh Ja-ryong is Going)
New Actress Award: Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), Oh Yeon-seo (Oh Ja-ryong is Going)
Actor of the Year Award: Lee Sung-min (Golden Time)
Best Couple Award: Lee Joon-ki, Shin Min-ah (Arang and the Magistrate)
Popularity Award: Kim Soo-hyun (The Moon that Embraces the Sun), Yoon Eun-hye (I Miss You)
Hallyu Star Award: Yoon Eun-hye (I Miss You)
Child Actor Award: Yeo Jin-gu (The Moon that Embraces the Sun, I Miss You), Kim Yoo-jung (The Moon that Embraces the Sun, May Queen), Kim So-hyun (The Moon that Embraces the Sun, I Miss You)
Golden Actor Award: Jeon Gwang-ryeol (Light and Shadows, I Miss You), Lee Deok-hwa (May Queen)
Golden Actress Award: Yang Mi-kyung (May Queen, The Moon that Embraces the Sun), Jeon In-hwa (Feast of the Gods)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jo Kyung-hwan
Writer of the Year Award: Son Yeong-mok (May Queen), Jin Soo-wan (The Moon that Embraces the Sun)
Radio Voice Actor Award: Choi Sang-gi (Fierce Struggle)
Thoughts and pictures update coming later today!
There are just so many things that went wrong at the 2012 MBC Drama Awards, but what really shocked me – and is creating an uproar amongst netizens – is the HUGE snub delivered to Ahn Jae-wook. I was a bit surprised Kim Soo-hyun didn’t win the Daesang, but I wasn’t surprised Jo Seung-woo won it. Twisty twisty, but totes makes sense, right? So, I want to make it clear that I don’t begrudge Jo Seung-woo his Daesang. The man’s an amazing actor, and I really don’t understand why some people are bashing on him. What does bother me is that Ahn Jae-wook didn’t get a SINGLE award. Zero. Zippo. Zilch. Seriously, MBC?!?! You created a “Special Award” for Lee Sung-min but didn’t give a single award to Ahn Jae-wook? He led a SIXTY-FOUR EPISODE drama that was at the top of the ratings pile for most of its run. And ratings are what matter to you, no? Because on the acting front, he was superb. So, what’s the reason? You tacked on FOURTEEN episodes to a drama already 50 episodes long, and he successfully carried it, and absolutely nothing at all?!?! Gah, my blood pressure’s out of control.
As for the rest of the awards, not too many surprises, though I was a bit shocked Jo Jeong-seok (The King 2 Hearts) didn’t win the New Actor Award. Eun Shi-kyuuuung! Lee Yoon-ji, though, dedicated her award to him, so I guess he got half a trophy? The King 2 Hearts just had a pretty bad outing at the ceremony this year. Nothing for Lee Seung-gi or Ha Ji-won, and even Lee Sung-min’s award was for his role in Golden Time.
The adooorable cuties Yeo Jin-gu, Kim Yoo-jung, and Kim So-hyun did a cute skit that gave me the tickles. Kim Yoo-jung and Yeo Jin-gu recited famous lines from MoonSun when Kim So-hyun suddenly showed up with her yellow umbrella and called out for “Jung-woo, Han Jung-woo.” Noona killer Yeo Jin-gu promptly took off his hanbok, under which he was wearing his Jung-woo school uniform, and joined Kim So-hyun. Kim Yoo-jung, though, couldn’t let go of her Jeon-ha, and Yeo Jin-gu deftly slipped his hanbok back on. LOLOL. Seriously, SO. CUTE. The boy’s gonna break hearts major time.
All in all, a pretty standard year-end drama awards ceremony, minus THE IDIOCY. What did you all think? Pleased? Distraught? Happy dance? Temper tantrum? Please share!! 😀