On December 30, the 2018 MBC Drama Awards celebrated the many stars and MBC dramas that lit up viewers’ television screens this year!
The annual award ceremony took place at the MBC Media Center in the Sangam neighborhood of Seoul, with Kim Yong Man and Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun serving as MCs for the evening.
This year’s Daesang (grand prize) went to So Ji Sub, the star of MBC’s hit drama “Terius Behind Me”—which also claimed the award for Drama of the Year—marking the very first Daesang win of his accomplished 23-year career.
A visibly flustered So Ji Sub, who had already won a Top Excellence Award earlier that night, began his acceptance speech by saying with a laugh, “To be honest, I already said everything before, so I feel like [my mind] has become a blank slate. I was truly happy and grateful while filming ‘Terius [Behind Me],’ and I learned a lot.”
He went on, “I sincerely respect and admire all of my senior and junior actors, and I am always thankful to the staff who is constantly working hard outdoors, both day and night.”
So Ji Sub then teared up as he emotionally thanked the drama’s director and his fans “for always supporting me.” Fighting back his tears, he concluded, “I have so many people to thank, but I can’t think of anyone right now. Thank you so much.”
Check out the full list of winners below!
Daesang (Grand Prize): So Ji Sub (“Terius Behind Me”)
Drama of the Year: “Terius Behind Me”
Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama: Jung Jae Young (“Partners for Justice”), Shin Ha Kyun (“Less than Evil”)
Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama: Jung Yu Mi (“Partners for Justice”)
Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama: So Ji Sub (“Terius Behind Me”)
Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama: Kim Sun Ah (“Children of Nobody”)
Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Weekend Drama: Kim Kang Woo (“My Husband, Mr. Oh!”)
Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Weekend Drama: Chae Si Ra (“Goodbye to Goodbye”), Lee Yoo Ri (“Hide and Seek”)
Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a Weekend Drama: Jung Hye Young (“Goodbye to Goodbye”)
Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a Serial Drama: Jeon No Min (“Secrets and Lies”)
Best Child Actor: Kim Gun Woo (“Terius Behind Me”), Wang Suk Hyun (“A Pledge to God”)
Best Child Actress: Ryu Han Bi (“Come and Hug Me”), Shin Bi (“Goodbye to Goodbye”), Shin Eun Soo (“Bad Papa”), Ok Ye Rin (“Terius Behind Me”), Lee Na Yoon (“Hold Me Tight”), Jo Ye Rin (“Hide and Seek”)
Actor of the Year: Heo Joon Ho (“Come and Hug Me”)
Writer of the Year: Oh Ji Young (“Terius Behind Me”)
Congratulations to all of the winners!
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the show, the full 2018 MBC Drama Awards will soon be available with English subtitles here!
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