2022 proved to be yet another good year for K-Dramas, with a number of shows and actors cementing their place in fans’ hearts. To mark the end of the year, many networks have organized awards to honor the best of their shows and performances.
The 2022 KBS Drama Awards also took place on December 31 at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul. The event was hosted by Jeon Hyun-moo, Lee Hye-ri and Jung Yong-hwa. Continue reading to know the list of winners.
KBS Drama Awards 2022 Winners
The Grand Prize (Daesang) was won by Joo Sang-wook for his performance in The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won, and Lee Seung-gi for his work in The Law Cafe. Here is the complete list of winners.
- Best Young Actor/Actress Award: Jeong Min Jun (Gold Mask), Yoon Chae Na (Love Twist)
- Best New Actor Award: Byeon Woo Seok (Moonshine), Lee You Jin (Three Bold Siblings) and Chae Jong Hyeop (Love All Play)
- Best New Actress Award: Kang Mina (Moonshine), Seohyun (Jinxed at First), and Jung Ji So (Curtain Call)
- Best Supporting Actor Award: Heo Sung Tae (Bloody Heart) and Sung Dong Il (Curtain Call)
- Best Supporting Actress Award: Park Ji Yeon (Bloody Heart) and Ye Ji Won (The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon)
- Excellence Award, Actor (Daily Drama): Baek Sung Hyun (The Love in Your Eyes) and Yang Byung Yeol (Bravo, My Life)
- Excellence Award, Actress (Daily Drama): Park Ha Na (Vengeance of the Bride) and Cha Ye Ryun (Gold Mask)
- Popularity Award, Actor: Kang Ha Neul (Curtain Call) and Doh Kyung Soo (aka D.O.) (Bad Prosecutor)
- Popularity Award, Actress: Lee Se Hee (Bad Prosecutor) and Jung Soo Jung (aka Krystal) (Crazy Love)
- Best Couple Award: Doh Kyung Soo and Lee Se Hee (Bad Prosecutor), Kang Ha Neul and Ha Ji Won (Curtain Call), Lee Seung Gi and Lee Se Young (The Law Cafe), Kim Seung Soo and Kim So Eun (Three Bold Siblings), Na In Woo and Seohyun (Jinxed at First), Yoon Shi Yoon and Bae Da Bin (It’s Beautiful Now) and Lee Joon and Kang Han Na (Bloody Heart)
- Excellence Award, Actor (Serial Drama): Yoon Shi Yoon (It’s Beautiful Now) and Lim Ju Hwan (Three Bold Siblings)
- Excellence Award, Actress (Serial Drama): Park Ji Young (It’s Beautiful Now) and Lee Ha Na (Three Bold Siblings)
- Excellence Award, Actor (Mini-Series): Lee Joon (Bloody Heart)
- Excellence Award, Actress (Mini-Series): Kang Han Na (Bloody Heart) and Lee Hyeri (Moonshine)
- Grand Actor Award: Kang Ha Neul (Curtain Call) and Doh Kyung Soo (Bad Prosecutor)
- Grand Actress Award: Park Jin Hee (The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon) and Ha Ji Won (Curtain Call)
- Grand Prize (Daesang): Lee Seung Gi (The Law Cafe) and Joo Sang Wook (The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon)
There was also a red carpet event before the awards ceremony, where a number of stars appeared, impressing fans with their looks. Byun Woo Seok, Krystal, Chae Jong Hyeop, Seohyun, and Na In Woo were the first ones to grace the red carpet.
Congratulations to all the winners! Stay tuned for more news and updates.