South Korea’s biggest names in the entertainment industry, such as Youn Yuh Jung, Song Joong Ki, Lee Do Hyun, Hyeri, and more, won at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards.
Organized by the Korea Consumer Forum and hosted by the Korea Consumer Brand Committee, the organization unveiled the list of celebrities and programs that shined this year.
Through an annual public brand vote held from June 21 to July 4 and joined by over 610,000 consumers, the ceremony named the stars who bagged a specific category.
‘Minari’ Star Youn Yuh Jung and Song Joong Ki Bagged the Actor of the Year Award
To recall, the 74-year-old veteran actress made a massive impact in the industry after her historic achievement at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, where she took home the Best Supporting Actress.
This is for her performance in the critically acclaimed movie “Minari,” portraying the role of grandma Soonja, a member of a Korean American family who moves to an Arkansas farm in hopes to fulfill their American dream.
Apart from this, Youn Yuh Jung also won the same category at the 2021 BAFTA Awards. Not only that, but she also went viral after giving a hilarious acceptance speech, calling Brits snobs.
As for the 35-year-old South Korean heartthrob, Song Joong Ki created a huge buzz in the Hallyu community with his role as Vincenzo Cassano in tvN’s top-rating K-drama “Vincenzo.”
Interestingly, the crime series also won the Best Drama at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards.
In addition, he also led the blockbuster sci-fi movie “Space Sweepers” alongside Kim Tae Ri, Jin Seon Kyu, and more.
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‘Penthouse’ Stars Kim Young Dae, and Han Ji Hyun Hailed as Best New Actor
The beloved Joo twins from the mega-hit K-drama “Penthouse: War in Life” took home the best new actor award.
Moreover, this is also the duo’s breakthrough role after taking the characters Joo Seok Hoon and Joo Seok Kyung.
Lee Do Hyun and Lee Hyeri Voted as Best Rising Actor
The 2021 Brand of the Year Awards also named the rising actors of the year through Lee Do Hyun and singer-actress Lee Hyeri.
The up-and-coming actor recently headlined KBS’ melodrama “Youth of May” with his “Sweet Home” co-star, Go Min Si.
Prior to this, he also gained popularity in the drama “18 Again” and Netflix’s post-apocalyptic series.
As for Lee Hyeri, the Girl’s Day member just wrapped up her series “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” with Jang Ki Yong and is set to appear in an upcoming K-drama “When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon.”
‘You Quiz On The Block’ and ‘Love Call Center’ Bags Best Talk Show and Music Variety Category
Joining the list of winners at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards is “You Quiz On The Block,” hosted by Yoo Jae Suk and Jo Se Ho, where it took home the Best Talk Show of the Year.
Meanwhile, TV Chosun’s “Love Call Center” was hailed as the Best Music Variety.
Cha Eun Woo Wins Acting Idol of the Year
2021 is also the year for ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo after bagging the Acting Idol of the Year award.
Not only did he dominate the music industry, but he was able to successfully penetrate the K-drama world with his remarkable dramas including “Top Management,” “Soul Plate,” “True Beauty” and his upcoming series “Island” with versatile ActorActor Kim Nam Gil and “The Beauty Inside” star Lee Da Hee
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Written by Geca Wills.