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APAN Star Awards 2022: Nominations Are Out, Here’s How to Vote

The award season is back in full swing! The nominees for the APAN Star Awards 2022 have been revealed. This year, the awards will be taking place at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province later on in September.

Keep reading further to know whether your favorite K-dramas and celebrities have been nominated or not.

The nominations for the APAN Star Awards 2022 have been announced

The APAN Star Awards 2022 will be taking place in person for the first time in the last two years, and it will be held for all K-dramas (long form, mini-series, and OTT shows) that have been released from March 2021 to July 2022.

This year, the APAN Star Awards will be held at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on September 29. For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you the APAN Star Awards started way back in the year 2012, and this will be the 8th edition of the award show.

The blockbuster show of Netflix, Squid Game, and this year’s sleeper-hit drama  Extraordinary Attorney Woo have been able to grab a spot in the nominations list of the APAN Star Awards 2022.

More details about the nominations for the APAN Star Awards 2022

MBC’s mega-hit drama The Red Sleeve, JTBC’s My Liberation Notes, Netflix’s Squid Game, tvN’s omnibus Our Blues, and this year’s sleeper hit Extraordinary Attorney Woo have been nominated for the category of Drama of the Year at the APAN Star Awards 2022.

When we talk about the Best Director Award, The Red Sleeve’s Jung Ji-in, Song Yeon-hwa, Kim Hee-won for VincenzoExtraordinary Attorney Woo’s Yoo In-sik, Han Joon-hee for D.P. and Squid Game’s PD Hwang Dong-hyuk have received nominations.

Nominations for the ‘Best Writer Award’ include Moon Ji-won for the “extraordinary”  Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Kim Min-seok for Netflix’s Juvenile Justice, Noh Hee-kyung for the sublime Our Blues, The Red Sleeve’s Jung Hae-ri and Park Hae-young for the mellow My Liberation Notes.

The category for ‘Male Best Actor’ also witnessed some interesting nominations. Yoo Ah-in for his terrific performance in Hellbound, Kim Soo-hyun for One Ordinary Day, Lee Jung-jae for Squid Game, Im Si-wan for Tracer and Jung Hae-in for D.P.

Idolchamp nominations for the APAN Star Awards 2022 have also been revealed

The fans can vote for their favorite celebs in four popular categories for APAN Star Awards 2022. See the categories in which fans can vote for their favorite celebrity.

Best OST

  • Christmas Tree by BTS V
  • With You by Jimin and Ha Sungwoon
  • Hush Hush by Kang Daniel ft Miyavi
  • Stardust by Jihyo
  • Go! by DK
  • Starlight by Taeil
  • Love Always Runs Away by Lim Youngwoong
  • Sweet by Lee Mujin
  • Love Maybe by Melomance
  • Tuning Into You by Wonstein

Best Couple

  • Park Seoham and Park Jaechan (Semantic Error)
  • Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Se Jeong (Business Proposal)
  • Park Eun Bin and Kang Tae Oh (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
  • Choi Wooshik and Kim Dami (Our Beloved Summer)
  • Lee Jun Ho and Lee Se Young (The Red Sleeve)
  • Park Jin Young and Kim Go Eun (Yumi’s Cells)
  • Song Joong Ki and Jeon Yeo Been (Vincenzo)
  • Son Sukku and Kim Ji Won (My Liberation Notes)
  • Kim Woo Bin and Han Ji Min (Our Blues)
  • Jung Il Woo and Kwon Yuri (Bossam Steal The Fate)

Popularity Award

Best Actor

  • Lee Junho
  • Park Jaechan
  • Rowoon
  • Ahn Hyo Seop
  • Kim Soo Hyun
  • Son Sukku
  • Song Joong Ki
  • Yim Siwan
  • Jeong Il Woo
  • Yoo Ah In

Best Actress

  • Park Eun Bin
  • Kim Se Jeong
  • Lee Se Young
  • Suzy
  • Kim Taeri
  • Kwon Yuri
  • Kim Go Eun
  • Han So Hee
  • Shin Mina
  • Jung Ho Yeon

How to vote for APAN Star Awards through Idolchamp?

You can vote for your favorite celeb by following a series of steps mentioned below:

  1. Download Idolchamp App on Android or iPhone.
  2. Sign in using your Google/ Facebook/ Apple or Kakao ID.
  3. Once, signed in click on the right shop option and go to Charging Station and begin collecting gems.
  4. To gain gems, users can watch videos or buy Chamsims using online payment mediums.
  5. As soon as you have gems in your kitty, you can start voting.

Scroll down to take a look at the nominees for the APAN Star Awards 2022

Drama of the Year: 

Netflix’s “Squid Game”

MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”

JTBC’s “My Liberation Notes”

tvN’s “Our Blues”

ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”

Best Director:

Kim Hee Won (tvN’s “Vincenzo”)

Yoo In Sik (ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)

Jung Ji In and Song Yeon Hwa (MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)

Han Joon Hee (Netflix’s “D.P.”)

Hwang Dong Hyuk (Netflix’s “Squid Game”)

Best Writer:

Kim Min Seok (Netflix’s “Juvenile Justice”)

Noh Hee Kyung (tvN’s “Our Blues”)

Moon Ji Won (ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)

Park Hae Young (JTBC’s “My Liberation Notes”)

Jung Hae Ri (“MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)

Web drama:

“Be My Boyfriend”

“Mad for Each Other”

“Heart.zip”

“Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?”

“Blue Birthday”

Short-form Drama:

“Drama Stage 2021 – Deok Gu is Back”

“Finding a Child”

“O’PENing: Shared Office Hookup”

“O’PENing – XX+XY”

“Drama Special 2021 – TV Cinema – Hee Soo”

Best New Actor:

Kang Young Suk (tvN’s “Military Prosecutor Doberman, JTBC’s “Insider”)

Park Seoham (Watcha’s “Semantic Error”)

Yoon Chan Young (Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”)

Choi Hyun Wook (SBS’s “Racket Boys,” tvN’s “Twenty Five, Twenty One”)

Tang Jun Sang (Netflix’s “Move to Heaven,” SBS’s “Racket Boys”)

Best New Actress:

Noh Yoon Seo (“tvN’s “Our Blues”)

Park Ji Hu (Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”)

Jung Ho Yeon (Netflix’s “Squid Game”)

Cho Yi Hyun (KBS2’s “School 2021,” Netflix’s “All Of Us Are Dead”)

Choi Sung Eun (JTBC’s “Beyond Evil”)

Best Supporting Actor:

Park Ji Hwan (tvN’s “Our Blues”)

Yoon Kyung Ho (Netflix’s “My Name”)

Yoon Byung Hee (tvN’s “Vincenzo,” tvN’s “Our Blues”)

Choi Young Joon (tvN’s “Our Blues”)

Heo Sung Tae (Netflix’s “Squid Game”)

Best Supporting Actress:

Kim Shin Rok (Netflix’s “Hellbound”)

Kim Ji Hyun (JTBC’s “Thirty-Nine”)

Baek Ji Won (Coupang Play’s “Anna,” ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)

Lee El (JTBC’s “My Liberation Notes”)

Cha Ji Yeon (SBS’s “Taxi Driver”)

Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama:

Kang Eun Tak (KBS2’s “Young Lady and Gentleman”)

Kim Kyung Nam (KBS2’s “Revolutionary Sisters”)

Oh Min Seok (KBS2’s “It’s Beautiful Now”)

Cha Seo Won (MBC’s “The Second Husband”)

Han Sang Jin (KBS1’s “The All-Round Wife”)

Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama:

Park Ha Na (KBS2’s “Young Lady and Gentleman”)

So Yi Hyun (KBS2’s “Red Shoes”)

Shin Dong Mi (KBS2’s “It’s Beautiful Now”)

Lee Ga Ryung (TV Chosun’s “Love (Ft. Marriage And Divorce) 2,” TV Chosun’s “Love (Ft. Marriage And Divorce) 3″)

Han Da Gam (KBS1’s The All-Round Wife”)

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama:

Uhm Ki Joon (SBS’s “The Penthouse 2,” SBS’s “The Penthouse 3”)

Yoon Si Yoon (KBS2’s “It’s Beautiful Now”)

Lee Tae Gon (TV Chosun’s “Love (Ft. Marriage And Divorce) 2”)

Joo Sang Wook (KBS1’s “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won”)

Ji Hyun Woo (KBS2’s “Young Lady and Gentleman”)

Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama:

Kim So Yeon (SBS’s “The Penthouse 2,” SBS’s “The Penthouse 3”)

Park Joo Mi (TV Chosun’s “Love (Ft. Marriage And Divorce) 2,” TV Chosun’s “Love (Ft. Marriage And Divorce) 3”)

Park Jin Hee (KBS1’s “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won”)

Uhm Hyun Kyung (MBC’s “The Second Husband”)

Choi Myung Gil (KBS2’s “Red Shoes”)

Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries:

SF9’s Rowoon (KBS2’s “The King’s Affection)

Son Suk Ku (JTBC’s “My Liberation Notes”)

Ahn Hyo Seop (SBS’s “Lovers of the Red Sky,” SBS’s “A Business Proposal”)

Jin Sun Kyu (SBS’s “Through the Darkness”)

Choi Woo Shik (SBS’s “Our Beloved Summer”)

Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries:

Kim Sejeong (SBS’s “A Business Proposal”)

Kim Ji Won (JTBC’s “My Liberation Notes”)

Shin Hyun Been (tvN’s “Hospital Playlist 2,” JTBC’s “Reflection of You”)

Yoo Sun (tvN’s “Eve”)

Lee Se Young (MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries:

Kim Nam Gil (SBS’s “Through the Darkness”)

Namgoong Min (MBC’s “The Veil”)

Song Joong Ki (tvN’s “Vincenzo”)

2PM’s Lee Junho (MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)

Lee Je Hoon (SBS’s “Taxi Driver”)

Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries:

Kim Tae Ri (tvN’s “Twenty Five, Twenty One)

Park Eun Bin (KBS2’s “The King’s Affection,” “ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)

Seo Hyun Jin (tvN’s “Why Her?”)

Shin Min Ah (tvN’s “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” tvN’s “Our Blues”)

Honey Lee (SBS’s “One the Woman”)

Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT (over-the-top) Series:

Goo Kyo Hwan (Netflix’s “D.P.”)

Park Jung Min (Netflix’s “Hellbound”)

Park Hae Soo (Netflix’s “Squid Game”)

Ahn Bo Hyun (TVING’s “Yumi’s Cells,” Netflix’s “My Name”)

Oh Young Soo (Netflix’s “Squid Game”)

Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series:

Kim Hyun Joo (Netflix’s “Hellbound”)

Lee Yoo Mi (Netflix’s “Squid Game,” Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”)

Lee Jung Eun (Netflix’s Juvenile Justice”)

Jung Eun Chae (Coupang Play’s “Anna”)

Han Sun Hwa (“Work Later, Drink Now”)

Top Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Series: 

Kim Soo Hyun (Coupang Play’s “One Ordinary Day”)

Yoo Ah In (Netflix’s “Hellbound”)

Lee Jung Jae (Netflix’s “Squid Game”)

Im Siwan (wavve’s “Tracer”)

Jung Hae In (Netflix’s “D.P.”)

Top Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series: 

Kim Go Eun (TVING’s “Yumi’s Cells,” TVING’s “Yumi’s Cells 2”)

Kim Sung Ryung (wavve’s “Political Fever”)

Kim Hye Soo (Netflix’s “Juvenile Justice”)

Suzy (Coupang Play’s “Anna”)

Han So Hee (Netflix’s “My Name”)

Are you looking forward to APAN Star Awards 2022? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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