Song Joong Ki made history this year for bagging the Daesang trophy at the 2022 APAN Star Awards. Curious who among your favorite actors, actresses, and dramas also received major awards? Then read on!
2022 APAN Star Awards: Song Joong Ki, Lee Junho Bag Major Awards
On September 29, the red carpet for the 8th annual APAN Star Awards was full of stunning stars nominated for their excellence in acting. The event was held at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) to honor actors and dramas released from March 2021 to July 2022.
One of the highlights of the prestigious event was Song Joong Ki receiving his first-ever Daesang Award this 2022 for his top-tier performance in the record-breaking tvN legal series “Vincenzo.”
He’s the show 😭💘
JOONGKI winning Daesang tonight 💙
— Joongki 송중기 🕊fan (@sjkwings1985) September 29, 2022
He mentioned during his speech that he was nervous and not that confident with “Vincenzo” before, but because of the staff members who looked upon him sincerely, he was able to become “Vincenzo.”
MBC’s megahit K-drama “The Red Sleeve” proved again its prominence as it bagged three major trophies: Drama of the Year and Top Excellence Award for lead actor Lee Junho.
Meanwhile, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” received the Best Writer Award.
See Full List of Winners Below:
- Daesang Award / Grand Prize: Song Joong Ki (tvN’s “Vincenzo”)
- Drama of the Year: “The Red Sleeve”
- Best Director: Jung Ji In and Song Yeon Hwa (MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)
- Best Writer: Moon Ji Won (ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)
- Web Drama: “Be My Boyfriend”
- Short Drama: “Deok Gu is Back” (tvN’s Drama Stage 2022)
- Best New Actress: Park Ji Hu (Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”)
- Best New Actor: Tang Jun Sang (Netflix’s “Move to Heaven / SBS’ “Racket Boys”), Yoon Chan Young (Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”)
- Best Supporting Actress: Baek Ji Won (Coupang Play’s “Anna” Attorney Woo”), Kim Shin Rok (Netflix’s “Hellbound”)
- Best Supporting Actor: Heo Sung Tae (Netflix’s “Squid Game”), Yoon Byung Hee (tvN’s “Vincenzo” Blues”)
- Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama: So Yi Hyun (“Red Shoes”)
- Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Dama: Han Sang Jin (“The All-Round Wife”)
- Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama: Park Jin Hee (“The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won”)
- Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama: Joo Sang Wook (“The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won”)
- Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries: Yoo Sun (tvN’s “Eve”)
- Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries: Jin Sun Kyu (SBS’ “Through the Darkness”)
- Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries: Shin Min Ah (tvN’s “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” Blues”)
- Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries: 2PM’s Lee Junho (“The Red Sleeve”)
- Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series: Han Sun Hwa (TVING’s “Work Later, Drink Now”)
- Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Series: Ahn Bo Hyun (TVING’s “Yumi’s Cells” / Netflix’s “My Name”)
- Top Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series: Kim Sung Ryung (wavve’s “Political Fever”)
- Top Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Series: Jung Hae In (Netflix’s “DP”)
- Golden Star Award: Ji Chang Wook
- Idol Champ Female Popularity Award: Park Eun Bin
- Idol Champ Male Popularity Award: Park Jae Chan
- Idol Champ Best Couple Award: Park Seo Ham & Park Jae Chan (“Semantic Error”)
- K-Pop Label Award: KONNECT Entertainment
- Best Manager Award: BH Entertainment’s CEO Son Seok Woo
Congratulations to all the winners!
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