KBS Drama Awards 2019: Gong Hyo-jin wins grand prize

The Big 3 networks (KBS, MBC, and SBS) hold an awards ceremony at the end of each year to honor their best dramas and stars. For the KBS Drama Awards 2019, When The Camellia Blooms became the biggest winner of the night, with its lead actress Gong Hyo-jin bagging the Daesang for the first time in her 20-year-long career.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Gong Hyo-jin

Daesang (Grand Prize): Gong Hyo-jin (When The Camellia Blooms)

Best Writer: Im Sang-choon (When The Camellia Blooms)

Top Excellence Award for an Actor: Kang Ha-neul (When The Camellia Blooms) & Yoo Joon-sang (Liver Or Die)

Top Excellence Award for an Actress: Shin Hye-sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) & Cho Yeo-jeong (Woman Of 9.9 Billion)

Excellence Award for an Actress in a Miniseries: Kim So-hyun (The Tale of Nokdu) & Nana (Justice)

Excellence Award for an Actor in a Miniseries: Jang Dong-yoon (The Tale of Nokdu) & Choi Won-young (Doctor Prisoner)

Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mid-Length Drama: Lee Jung-eun (When The Camellia Blooms) & Lee Si-young (Liver Or Die)

Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mid-Length Drama: Kim Ji-suk (When The Camellia Blooms) & Choi Si-won (My Fellow Citizens)

Excellence Award for an Actress in a Serial Drama: Kim So-yeon (Mother of Mine) & Seol In-ah (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life)

Excellence Award for an Actor in a Serial Drama: Ki Tae-young (Mother of Mine) & Oh Min-suk (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life)

Excellence Award for an Actress in a Daily Drama: Lee Young-eun (Home for Summer) & Cha Ye-ryun (Gracious Revenge)

Excellence Award for an Actor in a Daily Drama: Kim Jin-woo (Left-Handed Wife), Seol Jung-hwan (Down the Flower Path)

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries: Kim Jung-nan (Doctor Prisoner) & Ha Jae-sook (Perfume)

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries: Kim Byung-chul (Doctor Prisoner) & Jung Woong-in (Woman of 9.9 Billion)

Best Supporting Actress in a Mid-Length Drama: Shin Dong-mi (Liver Or Die) & Yeom Hye-ran (When The Camellia Blooms)

Best Supporting Actor in a Mid-Length Drama: Oh Jung-se (When The Camellia Blooms)

Best Actress in a One-Act Special: Lee Joo-young (Jip Woo Jip Joo) & Cho Soo-min (Birthday Letter)

Best Actor in a One-Act Special: Jung Dong-hwan (That’s My Life) & Lee Do-hyun (Scouting Report)

Best New Actress: Kwon Nara (Doctor Prisoner) & Son Dam-bi (When The Camellia Blooms)

Best New Actor: Kang Tae-oh (The Tale of Nokdu), Kim Myung-soo (Angel’s Last Mission: Love) & Kim Jae-young (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life)

Best Child Actress: Park Da-yeon (The Tale of Nokdu) & Joo Ye-rim (Mother of Mine)

Best Child Actor: Kim Kang-hoon (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 Couple Award:

  • 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 (When The Camellia Blooms)
  • 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)

The KBS Drama Awards 2019 was held on December 31 at KBS Hall and hosted by Jun Hyun-moo and Shin Hye-sun.

Also ReadMBC Drama Awards 2019 & SBS Drama Awards 2019

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