SBS Drama Awards 2019: Kim Nam-gil takes home grand prize

At the end of every year, KBS, MBC, and SBS honor their best dramas and stars in an awards ceremony. Kim Dong-wook and Gong Hyo-jin won the grand prize at the MBC Drama Awards and KBS Drama Awards, respectively. Kim Nam-gil, meanwhile, took home the highest award at the SBS Drama Awards 2019, which gave out a total of eight awards to his drama The Fiery Priest.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Kim Nam-gil at the 2019 SBS Drama Awards
Kim Nam-gil

Daesang (Grand Prize): Kim Nam-gil (The Fiery Priest)

Producer Award: Jang Na-ra (VIP)

Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mid-length Drama: Honey Lee (The Fiery Priest)

Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mid-length Drama: Jo Jung-suk (Nokdu Flower)

Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Miniseries: Suzy (Vagabond)

Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Miniseries: Lee Seung-gi (Vagabond)

Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Serial Drama: Shim Yi-young (Want a Taste?)

Top Excellence for an Actor in a Serial Drama: Seo Do-young (Want a Taste?)

Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mid-length Drama: Han Ye-ri (Nokdu Flower)

Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mid-length Drama: Kim Sung-kyun (The Fiery Priest)

Excellence Award for an Actress in a Miniseries: Lee Se-young (Doctor John)

Excellence Award for an Actor in a Miniseries: Lee Sang-yoon (VIP)

Supporting Actress Award: Moon Jung-hee (Vagabond) & Lee Chung-ah (VIP)

Supporting Actor Award: Go Joon (The Fiery Priest)

Child Actor Award: Yoon Chan-young (Seventeen-Year-Old’s Condition, Doctor John)

Best New Actress: Go Min-shi (Secret Boutique) & Geum Sae-rok (The Fiery Priest)

Best New Actor: Eum Moon-seok (The Fiery Priest)

Best Character Award: Jung Moon-sung (Haechi) & Pyo Ye-jin (VIP)

Best Couple Award: Lee Seung-gi & Suzy (Vagabond)

Best Supporting Cast: The Fiery Priest

Hallyu Contents Award: Vagabond

Wavve Award: The Fiery Priest

The SBS Drama Awards 2019 took place on December 31 and was hosted by Jang Na-ra and Shin Dong-yup.


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  • Suzy has never been an AZ actress better than Jang Nara. Biggest insult to the industry if you ask me. Whomever she signed with that represents her should think if the cash they put up to steal that award from Jang Nara is worth it. Nara getting the Direcors Award basically is a message to Suzy she’s not that great after all Directors matter.

    • Hi there, I got your point and agree with you. But since Jang Na-ra won the Producer Award, which I think is bigger than the Top Excellence Award, she was no longer considered to receive the latter and Suzy ended up getting it. Also, Suzy starred in a miniseries (Vagabond, = 16 episodes or less) while Jang Na-ra headlined a mid-length drama (The Last Empress, > 16 episodes), so they can’t compete with each other in either categories (unless we’ll consider Jang Na-ra’s performance in VIP, which is a miniseries). I don’t know how SBS select all the winners, but at least the grand prize goes to the one (well, most of the time) who actually deserves it.