Lee Bo Young has been having a great year, and she was the undisputed star at yesterday’s 2013 SBS Drama Awards.
She took home the Daesang Award, the highest award given to an actor or actress, for her outstanding performance as public defender Jang Hye Sung in the drama “I Hear Your Voice.” This is her first Daesang Award since she made her acting debut in 2003.
Lee Bo Young also walked away with the Producers’ Award and the Top 10 Stars Award.
She was emotional in her acceptance speech, holding back tears as she said, “There were many outstanding nominees tonight so I’ll think of this as an award for the ‘I Hear Your Voice’ team. I never thought I’d be able to win a Daesang, but I got a little greedy since this was such a good drama. My husband said to me that I have to forget ‘I Hear Your Voice’ so that I can move forward, but it is a precious and happy memory for me that I will bury it in my heart and work hard to become a better actress.”
“I Hear Your Voice” clinched awards in 6 categories, including the Daesang Award. Lee Da Hee took home a New Star Award, while Lee Jong Suk received the Top 10 Stars Award and an Excellence Award for his efforts.
Lee Bo Young’s fellow contender for the Daesang Award, Jo In Sung, received the Special Award as recognition for his work in SBS dramas such as “Spring Days,” “Piano,” “What Happened in Bali” and “That Winter, The Wind Blows.” He made fond reference of the drama, saying, “Young-ie, who opened her eyes not too long ago, should be watching this so I want to say thank you to Young-ie. Young-ie, oppa got an award.” Jo In Sung also took home the Top 10 Stars Award. His Young-ie, “That Winter, The Wind Blows” co-star, Song Hye Gyo, who was not present, was given a Top Excellence Award.
“The Heirs” received multiple awards, proof of how well the drama has done with the TV audience. Kang Min Hyuk, Kim Ji Won and Choi Jin Hyuk took home New Star Awards, while event MC Kim Woo Bin received the Top 10 Stars Award.
Lee Min Ho received five awards, the Top 10 Stars Award, Popularity Award, Top Excellence Award, Best Dressed Award, and Best Couple Award with Park Shin Hye. Park Shin Hye didn’t fare too badlly herself; claiming a Top 10 Stars Award and Excellence Award for her role in “The Heirs” in addition to the Best Couple Award.
Celebrities who were noticeably absent included Go Soo (“Empire of Gold”), Gong Hyo Jin (“Master’s Sun”), Kim Tae Hee and Yoo Ah In (“Jang Ok Jang, Living By Love”), Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae (“Queen of Ambition”). They did not receive any awards that night.
I Hear Your Voice
- New Star – Lee Da Hee
- Mini-Series Drama – Jung Woong In
- Producer Award – Lee Bo Young
- Top 10 Stars – Lee Bo Young, Lee Jong Suk
- Excellence Award, Mini-Series Drama – Lee Jong Suk
- Daesang – I Hear Your Voice
- New Star – Kang Min Hyuk, Kim Ji Won, Choi Jin Hyuk
- Mid-Length Drama – Kim Sung Ryung
- Best Couple – Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye
- Top 10 Stars – Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin and Lee Min Ho
- Popularity Award – Lee Min Ho
- Excellence Award, Mid-Length Drama – Park Shin Hye
- Top Excellence Award, Mid-Length Drama – Lee Min Ho
- New Star – Seo In Guk, Kim Yoo Ri
- Mini-Series Drama – Kim Mi Kyung
- Top 10 Stars – So Ji Sub
- Top Excellence Award, Mini Series Drama – So Ji Sub
For the full list of award recipients, please click here.