Kim Hee Ae, Joo Ji Hoon, “Kingdom” Writer Kim Eun Hee, And More Win At 2020 Asia Contents Awards

The winners of the 2020 Asia Contents Awards were announced!

The Asia Contents Awards, which began in 2019, honors dramas from Asian countries. This year, there were 10 categories and 21 awards. 75 dramas from 17 countries were submitted, and of those, 28 dramas from 12 countries were selected as nominees.

On October 25, the 2020 Asia Contents Awards live streamed their ceremony, which was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the hosts (2PM’s Nichkhun and 2019 Miss Korea Kim Se Yeon) and performers (Lovelyz and Kim Jae Hwan) were present at the venue, and the presenters and winners all participated remotely via video.

Kim Hee Ae took home the honor of Best Actress for her acting in JTBC’s “The World of the Married.” She said, “Thank you. It was an honor to work with such great actors like Park Hae Joon and Han So Hee, and I hope to see them through another project again. Director Mo Wan Il and writer Joo Hyun created the best drama. I’ll look forward to their next one. I owe it to my fans who supported me, and I always know that you’re cheering me on. Thank you so much, and I love you all.”

Best Actor went to Joo Ji Hoon for his performance in Netflix’s “Kingdom S2.” He said in his speech, “First, I hope you are healthy. To Netflix, the staff, and actors who created ‘Kingdom,’ thank you so, so much. I’m currently filming for writer Kim Eun Hee’s ‘Mount Jiri‘ (working title), and since I was given such great news in the midst of it, I’ll work harder during the filming with a content heart. Please look forward to ‘Kingdom S3.'”

Director Mo Wan Il of “The World of the Married” won the Best Creative award, and he shared, “Last October, exactly at this time of the year, we began filming. At the time, we were nervous and unsure whether we’d be able to complete the drama well, but the many anxious hearts bore fruit and touched the viewers’ hearts, and I’m very glad about that. JTBC will continue to approach you with exciting dramas.”

Screenwriter Kim Eun Hee of “Kingdom S2” took home the Best Writer award, and she expressed, “Thank you for giving me such a great award. When I first thought up ‘Kingdom,’ I thought it would be impossible to bring it to life as a drama. I thank the staff at Netflix, who helped make that dream of mine come true. I’ve been creating ‘Kingdom’ for over three years. I thank the directors, and I hope that our precious actors, who are like a family now, will reach the finish line we’ve promised to reach. The most important zombie actors, thank you so much. I also thank the staff who work hard under difficult conditions on set, and I will work harder to write a script that is worthy of them.”

“When the Camellia Blooms” received Best Asian Drama, and the drama’s director Cha Young Hoon shared, “Thank you for giving us a big award. It’s been about a year since the drama finished airing, and receiving this great award is moving. I thank writer Kim Sang Choon who wrote a nice drama, the actors including Gong Hyo Jin and Kang Ha Neul, and the viewers who laughed and cried with our drama.”

Jeon Mi Do took home the Best Newcomer Award for her acting in tvN’s “Hospital Playlist.” The actress said, “To those who gave me this meaningful award and the viewers who loved the character Chae Song Hwa, thank you so much. I would also like to thank director Shin Won Ho, who allowed me to have a fantastic experience, writer Lee Woo Jung, the ’99s’ friends, and all other actors and staff.”

Check out the full list of winners here:

Best Creative: Dai Ying of “The Bad Kids” (China), Mo Wan Il of “The World of the Married” (Korea)

Best Asian Drama: “Last Madame” (Singapore), “When the Camellia Blooms” (Korea)

Best Actress: Kim Hee Ae of “The World of the Married” (Korea), Kuroki Haru of “Nagi’s Long Vacation” (Japan)

Best Actor: Joseph Chang of “The Victims’ Game” (Taiwan), Joo Ji Hoon of “Kingdom S2” (Korea)

Best Writer: Kim Eun Hee of “Kingdom S2” (Korea)

Best Newcomer (Female): Plearnpichaya Komalarajun of “One Year” (Thailand), Jeon Mi Do of “Hospital Playlist” (Korea)

Best Newcomer (Male): Rong Zi Shan of “The Bad Kids” (China), Paris Intarakomalyasut of “In Family We Trust” (Thailand)

Technical Achievement Award: MADMANPOST of “Kingdom S2” visual effects (Korea)

Best Rising Star: Dilireba of “Eternal Love of Dream” (China), Kirti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo, Gurbani Judge of “Four More Shots Please! S2” (India), Ririn Dwi Ariyanti of “Dewi” (Indonesia)

Lifetime Achievement Award: ABS-CBN (Philippines), AMUSE INC. of “Midnight Diner” (Japan)

Excellence Award: Araki Yuko (Japan)

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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