KBS2’s Saturday-Sunday drama Marry Me Now emerged as the biggest winner in the Korea Drama Awards 2018 which was held yesterday at the Gyeongnam Culture and Art Center in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province. The weekend series won Best Drama, Grand Prize for actor Yoo Dong-geun, Best Screenplay, and Best OST.
Kam Woo-sung bagged the Male Top Excellence Award for his impressive performance in Should We Kiss First while Wang Bit-na of Mystery Personal Shopper took home the Female Top Excellence Award.
Meanwhile, the Best New Actor and Best New Actress awards were given to Cha Eun-woo of My ID Is Gangnam Beauty and Seo Eun-soo of My Golden Life, respectively.
The Korea Drama Awards is an annual award ceremony organized by the Korea Drama Festival since 2007 that honors outstanding accomplishments in television. Out of the 19 dramas which received nominations this year, 12 are weekend series from KBS2, MBC, SBS, JTBC, and tvN. This year’s ceremony covers dramas which aired between October 2017 and September 2018.
Here is the complete list of winners.
- Grand Prize: Yoo Dong-geun (Marry Me Now)
- Best Drama: Marry Me Now
- Best Screenplay: Park Pil-joo (Marry Me Now)
- Male Top Excellence Award: Kam Woo-sung (Should We Kiss First)
- Female Top Excellence Award: Wang Bit-na (Mysterious Personal Shopper)
- Male Excellence Award: Chansung (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim) & On Joo-wan (Man Who Sets the Table)
- Female Excellence Award: Chae Jung-an (Suits)
- Best New Actor: Cha Eun-woo (My ID Is Gangnam Beauty)
- Best New Actress: Seo Eun-soo (My Golden Life)
- KDA Award: Park Jung-sook
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Young-ok
- Hallyu Star Award: Chansung & Cha Eun-woo
- Star of the Year Award: Jo Woo-ri (My ID Is Gangnam Beauty)
- Best OST: Monday Kiz (Marry Me Now)
- Male Popular Character Award: Jung Sang-hoon (My Husband Oh Jak-doo)
- Female Popular Character Award: Pyo Ye-jin (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim)