Winners Of The 2020 APAN Star Awards

The 2020 APAN Star Awards were held on January 23 to honor some of the best and brightest in Korean TV.

The 2020 APAN Awards (including both the Music Awards and the Star Awards) had previously been scheduled to take place in November, but were postponed due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in South Korea. The 2020 APAN Star Awards took place on January 23 and the 2020 APAN Music Awards will take place on January 24.

Hyun Bin won the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his role as Ri Jung Hyuk in tvN’s “Crash Landing on You.” In his speech, he said, “Thank you. I’m happy to be starting off 2021 with such a big award. I feel like I should work even harder this year to repay this honor. Even now, ‘Crash Landing on You’ is receiving a lot of love. Thank you to the fans of ‘Crash Landing on You,’ not only in Korea but all over the world.”

He continued, “Many people worked hard in order to create ‘Crash Landing on You.’ I am grateful to the writer, the directors, and all the production staff. It was an honor to work with such amazing peers, seniors, and juniors, who all showed great acting. I am also grateful to Son Ye Jin, whose Yoon Se Ri was the perfect partner for Ri Jung Hyuk. It was thanks to her brilliant acting as Yoon Se Ri that Ri Jung Hyuk was able to shine. Thank you.”

He concluded, “I will continue to work hard so that I can show a better and more improved side of myself. I think that I will be releasing a movie this year, and I am cautiously hoping for the day that we can meet in the movie theater without masks and smile brightly. Please stay healthy and happy. I hope that this year will be much better than the last.”

Check out the full list of winners below!

Daesang (Grand Prize): Hyun Bin (“Crash Landing on You”)

Drama of the Year: “Itaewon Class”

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries: Kang Ha Neul (“When the Camellia Blooms”)

Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries: Kim Hee Sun (“Alice”)

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama: Lee Sang Yeob (“Once Again”)

Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama: Lee Min Jung (“Once Again”)

Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries: Park Hae Joon (“The World of the Married”)

Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries: Seo Ye Ji (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”)

Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama: Lee Sang Yi (“Once Again”) 

Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama: Shim Yi Young (“My Wonderful Life”)

Best New Actor: Lee Do Hyun (“18 Again”), Jang Dong Yoon (“Tale of Nokdu”)

Best New Actress: Jeon Mi Do (“Hospital Playlist”)

Best Supporting Actor: Oh Jung Se (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” “Stove League”), Kim Young Min (“The World of the Married,” “Crash Landing on You”)

Best Supporting Actress: Kim Sun Young (“Crash Landing on You,” “Backstreet Rookie”)

Best Writer: Lee Shin Hwa (“Stove League”)

Best Director: Cha Young Hoon (“When the Camellia Blooms”)

Best Manager: Kang Geon Taek (VAST Entertainment)

Web Drama Award: “Best Mistake”

Short-Form Drama Award: “Live Like That” (KBS 2TV)

The winners of the popularity awards were announced in advance. Seo Ye Ji and Kim Soo Hyun won for their roles in “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” BTS’s V won for the OST “Sweet Night” from “Itaewon Class,” and Son Ye Jin won the KT Seezn Star Award (Actor).

Congratulations to all the winners!

Check out “Stove League” below!

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