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Gong Hyo Jin Wins Her First Daesang Award At The “2019 KBS Drama Awards” + Complete List Of Winners

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An award definitely deserved by the talented actress Gong Hyo Jin!

The beautiful Gong Hyo Jin achieves her first ever Grand Prize award for her portrayal in When The Camellia Blooms at the 2019 KBS Drama Awards.

Hosted by Jeon Hyun Moo and Shin Hye Sun the ceremony was held on December 31, at KBS New Wing Building in Yeouido Seoul.

The 2019 KBS Drama Awards is a year-end annual event honoring the achievement earned by dramas and actors that were aired in the aforementioned network.

At the awards show, When the Camellia Blooms bags twelve awards including the Daesang prize of its female lead.

Albeit starring in numerous famed and high-rating Korean dramas in the previous years, it is the first time for Gong Hyo Jin to receive the ultimate prize.

In her acceptance speech, Gong remarks how the drama is special to her and jokes that she is slightly bothered knowing she bested senior actor Yoo Joon Sang.

She shares spending quite a long time with the actors and staff for five to six months with the residents of Guryongpo, Pohang. She adds missing the place and feels grateful that the drama comforted many people.

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Spanning a career of two decades, Gong Hyo Jin has gained numerous awards in her career. Her notable works include Thank You, Crush and Blush, The Greatest Love, The Master’s Sun and It’s Okay, That’s Love to name a few.

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Gong’s on-screen partner Kang Ha Neul shares the Grand Actor Award with Yoo Joon Sang, who powered the agonizing life of the hero in Liver or Die. Moreover, Kang also receives the Netizen Award.

For Grand Actress Award, it is also a tie between Shin Hye Sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) and Cho Yeo Jeong (Woman of 9.9 Billion).

Expressing feeling honored to share the award with lauded actor Yoo Joon Sang, Kang thanks his family and associates.

“I will be a good person before becoming a good actor,” he said.

Likewise, Yoo Joon Sang is thankful for the honor received. He acknowledges the hard work without regrets.

Cho Yeo Jeong, who is still filming the drama, aims to put even more value to her role. Remarking her job has made her a better person, she feels blessed about it. She looks forward to be a better actor in 2020.

Meanwhile, Shin Hye Sun credits the big prize to her family.

Emerging victorious for their drama The Tale of Nokdu, Kim So Hyun and Jang Dong Yoon took home Excellence awards for Mini-Series category. Choi Won Young and Nana also achieve the same victorious feats.

Actors Kim Ji Seok, Choi Si Won, Lee Si Young and Lee Jung Eun are victors for Excellence awards for Mid-Length Drama category.

Bringing in their star power, Kim Myung Soo and Kim Se Jeong are both acknowledged with K-Drama Hallyu Star Awards.

Aside from the major awards, KBS also recognized special drama moments.

For the Big 3 Real Tears Moments, dramas Angel’s Last Mission: Love, When The Camellia Blooms and Liver or Die earn the special affirmation.

The “Girl Crush Drama Moments” go to When The Camellia Blooms, Doctor Prisoner and The Tale of Nokdu.

Lastly, The Tale of Nokdu and When The Camellia Blooms notch raves for the “Best Kissing Scene Drama Moments”

The 2019 KBS Drama Awards also presented the best love pairings in the series that aired this year.

Below is the complete list of awardees at the 2019 KBS Drama Awards

Daesang (Grand Prize) – Gong Hyo Jin (When the Camellia Blooms)

Grand Actor Award – Yoo Joon Sang (Liver or Die) and Kang Ha Neul (When the Camellia Blooms)
Grand Actress Award – Shin Hye Sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) and Cho Yeo Jeong (Woman of 9.9 Billion)

Excellence Awards

Excellent Actor Award in Miniseries – Jang Dong Yoon (The Tale of Nokdu) and Choi Won Young (Doctor Prisoner)
Excellent Actress Award in Miniseries – Kim So Hyun (The Tale of Nokdu) and Nana (Justice)

Excellent Actor Award in Mid-Length Drama – Kim Ji Seok (When the Camellia Blooms) and Choi Siwon (My Fellow Citizens)
Excellent Actress Award in Mid-Length Drama – Lee Jung Eun (When the Camellia Blooms) and Lee Si Young (Liver or Die)

Excellent Actor Award in Long Drama – Ki Tae Young (Mother of Mine) and Oh Min Suk (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life)
Excellent Actress Award in Long Drama – Kim So Yeon (Mother of Mine) and Seol In Ah (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life)

Excellent Actor in Daily Drama – Kim Jin Woo (Left-Handed Wife) and Seol Jung Hwan (Down the Flower Path)
Excellent Actress in Daily Drama – Lee Young Eun (Home for Summer), Cha Ye Ryun (Gracious Revenge)

Supporting Actor Awards

Best Supporting Actor in Miniseries – Kim Byung Chul (Doctor Prisoner) and Jung Woong In (Woman of 9.9 Billion)
Best Supporting Actress in Miniseries – Kim Jung Nan (Doctor Prisoner) and Ha Jae Sook (Perfume)

Best Supporting Actress in Mid-Length Drama –  Shin Dong Mi (Liver or Die) and Yeom Hye Ran (When the Camellia Blooms)
Best Supporting Actor in Mid-Length Drama – OhJung Se (When the Camellia Blooms)

Individual Honors

Best Writer –  Im Sang Choon (When the Camellia Blooms)

K-Drama Hallyu Star Award – Kim Myung Soo (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) & Kim Sejeong (I Wanna Hear Your Song)

Netizen Award – Kang Ha Neul (When the Camellia Blooms)

Best Actress in One-Act Special – Lee Joo Young (Jip Woo Jip Joo), Cho Soo Min (Birthday Letter)

Best Actor in One-Act Special – Jung Dong Hwan (That’s My Life) anf Lee Do Hyun (Scouting Report)

Best New Actor – Kang Tae Oh (The Tale of Nokdu), Kim Myung Soo (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) and Kim Jae Young (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life)
Best New Actress – Kwon Nara (Doctor Prisoner), Son Dambi (When the Camellia Blooms)

Best Child Actress – Park Da Yeon (The Tale of Nokdu) and Joo Ye Rim (Mother of Mine)
Best Child Actor – Kim Kang Hoon (When the Camellia Blooms)

Best Couple Awardees – Jang Dong Yoon and Kim So Hyun (The Tale of Nokdu), Yoo Joon Sang and Shin Dong Mi (Liver or Die), Kang Ha Neul and Gong Hyo Jin; Oh Jung Se and Yeom Hye Ran (When the Camellia Blooms), Jang Hyun Sung and Kim Jung Nan (Doctor Prisoner), Kim Myung Soo and Shin Hye Sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love)

A big warm of applause to the winners!

Source: Sports Chosun 1

Video Credit: KBS World TV YouTube channel

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2019 KBS Drama Awards