A source from “Running Man” has offered an explanation for the evident lack of awards received by the SBS program compared to previous years.
On December 26, the staff of “Running Man” shared the show’s statement on their official Instagram.
🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻 [런닝맨 @ 2016SBS연예대상] 2016 SBS 연예대상 버라이어티 부문 최우수상을 수상한 #이광수. 런닝맨 멤버들은 최대한 조용히 2016 SBS 연예대상 행사에 참여하고 싶다며 상을 받지 않았으면 좋겠다는 의견을 피력해 온 바 있어, 런닝맨 프로그램에서는 1개 부문에서만 상을 수상하게 되었습니다. 🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻 [RunningMan @ 2016SBSEntertainmentAwards] #LeeKwangSoo won the first prize on variety program at 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards. RM members expressed their hopes of joining in the ceremony as calmly as possible without winning prizes so RM program just won 1 prize. ••• #RunningMan #RM #런닝맨 •••
The results of the ceremony contrasted vastly from the show’s previous winnings of Netizen and Popularity awards, as well as the Grand Award (Daesang) for Yoo Jae Suk.
As the issue started growing, the “Running Man” crew came forward to clarify, “The ‘Running Man’ members expressed their hopes of participating in the ceremony as quietly as possible without winning prizes, so the ‘Running Man’ program only won one award,” along with an English translation of the statement.
With responses from netizens that read, “Even if they were all given awards, it is still coming to a disappointing end,” the show remains in a controversial position.