Winners Of 2023 Korea Popular Culture And Arts Awards

The Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards celebrated the achievements of many artists at this year’s annual ceremony!

The Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards are government prizes that recognize the work of artists in various fields who have contributed to the development of popular culture. This year’s awards ceremony was held on October 21 at the Haeoreum Grand Theater.

The ceremony was hosted by Jang Ye Won and Jang Dong Yoon, and congratulatory performances were give by various artists including Monika and her dance crew PROWDMON, 10CM, Chuu, and MeloMance.

In total, six artists received an Order of Cultural Merit, seven artists (including groups) received Presidential Commendations, eight artists (including groups) received Prime Minister’s Commendations, and 10 artists (including groups) received Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Commendations. Notably, singer Lee Mi Ja is the first pop musician to receive the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit, the highest Order of Cultural Merit.

See the list of winners below!

Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit (1st Class)

Singer Lee Mi Ja

Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit (2nd Class)

Voice actor Lee Geun Wook, actress Jung Hye Sun

Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (3rd Class)

Singer Kim Soo Chul, screenwriter Lee Hwan Kyung, lyricist Yang In Ja

Presidential Commendation

Actor Hwang Jung Min, entertainer Choi Yang Rak, entertainer Shin Dong Yup, director Yoo In Sik, screenwriter Jung Seo Kyung, musician Choi Yi Cheol, band Crying Nut

Prime Minister’s Commendation

Actor Namgoong Min, actress Park Eun Bin, singer 10CM, band Stray Kids, entertainer Kim Tae Gyun, voice actor Jang Gwang, sound director Go Hyun Jung, artistic director Kim Bo Ram

Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s Commendation

Actor Im Siwan, actress Joo Hyun Young, entertainer Hwang Je Sung, band IVE, band THE BOYZ, band MeloMance, singer Lee Chan Won, dancer Monika, musician 250, band NewJeans

Congratulations to all the winners!

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