Winners Of The 2020 KBS Entertainment Awards

On December 24, KBS honored the variety stars and programs who lit up the network and brought viewers some much-needed laughter over the past year!

At the 2020 KBS Entertainment Awards, the network’s annual celebration of its greatest achievements in variety programming and entertainment, comedienne Kim Sook took home this year’s Daesang (Grand Prize).

Kim Sook, who became the second woman in KBS history ever to win the Daesang (Kim Young Ja was the first in 2018), teared up on stage as she accepted her award.

“Thank you so, so much to KBS for giving me such a huge award,” said the visibly emotional Kim Sook. “Actually, when I was standing on stage earlier, I thought to myself that this is where I received my very first award exactly 25 years ago, when I first became a [comedian at KBS]. So I’m extremely grateful to be receiving this huge award here 25 years later.”

“Honestly, I thought to myself beforehand that because KBS has given me so many amazing opportunities, and because I’m part of so many programs [here at the network], I’d already received plenty of things and experiences that are even more valuable than a Daesang,” she humbly continued.

Kim Sook went on to reveal with a smile, “I actually didn’t tell my family about this, because I was afraid that I would have to go home empty-handed again.”

After thanking her family members and many colleagues, the comedienne concluded, “I’d like to share this honor with the health care workers, small business owners, and many other people who are currently struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I will try to create variety programs that can make people smile, if even just a little. Thank you so much, everyone.”

Check out the full list of award winners below!

Daesang (Grand Prize): Kim Sook (“Boss in the Mirror,” “Problem Child in House”)

Viewers’ Choice for Best Program:2 Days & 1 Night Season 4

Top Excellence in Variety: Moon Se Yoon (“2 Days & 1 Night”)
Top Excellence in Reality: Poppin’ Hyun Joon, Park Ae Ri (“Mr. House Husband,” “Immortal Songs”), Hyun Joo Yeob (“Boss in the Mirror”)

Excellence in Show & Variety: DinDin (“2 Days & 1 Night”)
Excellence in Reality: Lee Yoo Ri (“Fun-staurant”)

Rookie Award for Show & Variety: Kim Seon Ho (“2 Days & 1 Night”)
Rookie Award for Radio: Kang Han Na (“Kang Han Na’s Volume Up”)
Rookie Award for Reality: Kim Il Woo (“Mr. House Husband”), Kim Jae Won (“Fun-staurant”)

Best Couple: Oh My Girl’s Arin & TXT’s Soobin (“Music Bank”), Choi Yang Rak & Paeng Hyun Sook, Kim Ye Rin & Yoon Joo Man (“Mr. House Husband”)
Best Teamwork: “Entertainment Weekly Live”
Best Challenge:Zombie Detective

Best Entertainer in Show & Variety: Hong Kyung Min (“The Return of Superman,” “Trot National Festival”), Yeon Jung Hoon (“2 Days & 1 Night”), Oh My Girl’s Seunghee (“Not Soccer or Baseball”)
Best Entertainer in Reality: Yang Chi Seung (“Boss in the Mirror”), Oh Yoon Ah, Ryu Soo Young (“Fun-staurant”)

Best Icon: the children of “The Return of Superman”

DJ of the Year: Jo Woo Jong
Digital Content Award: Kim Gura

Special Producer Award: Lee Young Ja (“Fun-staurant”), Song Eun Yi (“Problem Child in House”)
Special Program Award: “Korea Again Na Hoon Ah”
Hot Issue Variety Program: “Dogs Are Incredible”

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Watch the full 2020 KBS Entertainment Awards with English subtitles below!

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