Hyun Bin, Kim Hee Ae, Kang Ha Neul, Gong Hyo Jin, SEVENTEEN & More Are Recipients Of “2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards”
2020 Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards announced the recipients of its four citations during the ceremony held on October 28.
Hyun Bin, Kim Hee Ae, Kang Ha Neul, Gong Hyo Jin, SEVENTEEN and a lot more artists were awarded in South Korea’s most prestigious government award in the field of pop culture and arts!
Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister Park Yang Woo), and organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency (Director Kim Young Joon), the Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards started its annual celebration since 2010 to recognize artists who have contributed to the development of pop culture and the spread of the Hallyu (Korean Wave).
The awards ceremony was hosted by actor Jang Dong Yoon and announcer Jang Ye Won. It featured variety of celebratory performances by pop culture artists representing the Korean Wave, including Kim Junsu and powerhouse idol group SEVENTEEN, and more.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected a total of 29 candidates, including six cultural merit awards, six presidential citations, eight prime minister citations, and nine minister of culture and tourism citations.
Below are the list of awardees:
Order of Cultural Merit (Grand Award)
- Ko Doo Sim (actress)
- Byun Hee Bong (actor)
- Yoon Hang Gi (singer)
- Song Do Soon (voice actress)
- Im Ha Ryong (actor/comedian)
- Song Ji Na (writer)
- Hyun Bin (actor)
- Kim Hee Ae (actress)
- Kang Ho Dong (entertainer)
- Cheon Ho Jin (actor)
- Kim Eun Hee (screenwriter)
- Kim Ki Pyo (musician)
Prime Minister Citation
- SEVENTEEN (K-Pop idol group)
- Kang Ha Neul (actor)
- Gong Hyo Jin (actress)
- Kim Yong Sik (voice actor)
- Park Mi Sun (comedian)
- Shin Chun Soo (pop culture and arts producer)
- Yoon Yoo Sun (actress)
- Choi Young Joon (choreographer)
Minister of Culture and Tourism Citation
- Kang Soo Jin (voice actor)
- No Brain (boy band)
- Ryu Soo Young (actor)
- Jo Jae Yoon (actor)
- Jung Sung Hwa (musical actor)
- Im Sang Chun (broadcast writer)
- Lim Young Woong (singer)
- Jang Do Yeon (comedian)
- Sungha Jung (musician)
The ceremony will have a re-run on SBS MTV channel on November 1 at 6 PM KST.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards!
Watch SEVENTEEN’s celebratory performance with their recent track “HOME; RUN”
Photo Credits: Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Facebook Page