Winners Of The 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards
On December 19, SBS’s variety show stars celebrated each other and their programs at the 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards. The ceremony, which was hosted by Lee Seung Gi, Shin Dong Yup, and ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, took place with COVID-19 restrictions in place, such as not holding a red carpet event, having attendees wear masks in the audience, setting up plastic barriers between attendees, and handing out awards with minimal hand-to-hand contact.
The Daesang (Grand Prize) this year went to Kim Jong Kook, who is a fixed cast member on “Running Man,” which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and “My Ugly Duckling,” where he opened up about his healthy living habits and his thoughts on dating and marriage. This is his first Daesang at an Entertainment Awards, although he has won multiple times as a singer.
In his speech, he said, “I was so calm when I received the Daesang as a singer that I later regretted not enjoying myself to the utmost. That’s how valuable I think this award is. I didn’t prepare anything like a speech. As an ordinary human being, I couldn’t prepare a speech, but I also would have been disappointed if I hadn’t won. After the Producers’ Award was announced, I wondered if I could really win the Daesang. I originally appeared on variety shows to promote my career as a singer. I hated it at first, so if Yoo Jae Suk told me to do something, I would silently mouth, ‘Please don’t.’ But now I think variety has become my life.”
He continued, “The ‘Running Man’ members have worked hard. I dedicate this award to all the members.” He also shared his thanks to the cast of “My Ugly Duckling” and said, “I was surprised that people came to know our parents through work. The ‘My Ugly Duckling’ cast told me to mention Tak Jae Hoon if I won, so I’ll say that he won the Daesang once and fell into a slump, but I’m not going to do the same and keep working harder instead.”
Check out the full list of winners below!
Grand Award (Daesang): Kim Jong Kook (“Running Man,” “My Ugly Duckling”)
Top Excellence Award (Reality): Kim Heechul (“Delicious Rendezvous,” “My Ugly Duckling”), Lee Sang Min (“My Ugly Duckling”)
Top Excellence in Programming Award: “My Ugly Duckling”
Excellence Award (Reality): Jung In Sun (“Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant”), Kim Kwang Gyu (“Burning Youth”)
Excellence Award (Show/Variety): Kim Dong Hyun (“Master in the House,” “Telegna”), Jang Do Yeon (“Telegna,” “2020 Tail”)
Excellence in Programming Award: “Delicious Rendezvous,” “K-Trot in Town”
Hot Star Award (OTT): Lee Seung Gi (“Master in the House”), Park Na Rae and Jang Do Yeon (“PJ Date Consulting”)
Special Legend Award: Lee Sung Mi and Lee Kyung Shil (“Truth Game”), Lee Bong Won and Choi Yang Rak (“Good Friends”), Im Sung Hoon (“Capture the Moment How Is That Possible”), Choi Hwa Jung (“Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time”), Lee Hong Ryul (“Lee Hong Ryul Show”)
Golden Content Award: “Running Man,” “Law of the Jungle”
Best Entertainer: Shin Sung Rok (“Master in the House”), Park Sun Young (“Burning Youth”)
Best Teamwork: “Same Bed Different Dreams 2 – You Are My Destiny”
SBS Honorary Employee Award: Seo Jang Hoon (“My Ugly Duckling,” “Handsome Tigers,” “Same Bed Different Dreams 2”)
Public Interest Variety Award: Kim Sung Joo (“Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant”)
Scene Stealer Award: Tak Jae Hoon (“My Ugly Duckling”)
Screenwriter Award (Variety): Yook So Young (“My Ugly Duckling,” “K-Trot in Town”), Hwang Bo Kyung (“Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant,” “Delicious Rendezvous”), Lee Hae Yeon (“2020 Tail”)
Radio DJ Award: Kim Chang Wan (“This Beautiful Morning”)
Rookie Radio Award: Heo Ji Woong (“Heo Ji Woong Show”)
The 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards will be available on Viki. Check out a teaser below!