2022 APAN Star Awards: Air date, nominees, where to watch and all about the K-drama award show

From shows on networks like SBS, tvN, KBS, MBC, to OTT platforms like Netflix, Coupang Play, Tving, a list of all K-dramas nominated for the 2022 APAN Star Awards

2022 APAN Star Awards: Air date, nominees, where to watch and all about the K-drama award show
The 8th APAN Star Awards will be held on September 29, 2022 (@netflixkr, @tvn_drama, @tving.official/Instagram)
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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: As the year 2022 enters its last quarter, the onset of the best season in the Entertainment industry heralds. With one award show and music festival announcement after another, fans are excited to see which artists will take big wins for their performances in K-dramas that were released in 2022 at the APAN Star Awards as the show announced their nominees. APAN Star Awards is a show that awards excellent K-drama actors and shows that contributed to the spread of the Korean Wave.

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The show is organized by the Korea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA) and the eligibility criteria for the 2022 APAN Star Awards extends to K-dramas aired from March 2021 to July 2022. As shows like 'Squid Game' that became a worldwide phenomenon as well as other shows like 'My Name', 'The Red Sleeve', 'Liberation Notes' and many more took over the minds of fans over the past year, a lot of attention is focussed on the 2022 nominees as the award show will air in September 2022. 

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Air date and time

The 2022 'APAN Star Awards' will be held on September 29, 2022. The red carpet starts at 6 pm KST (5 am ET) and the main show will start at 8 pm KST (7 am ET).  

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Venue

The in-person event will be held at KINTEX Exhibition Center in Ilsan, Seoul, South Korea. The organizers are yet to reveal whether the show will have an audience attending the 2022 APAN Star Awards. 

Where to watch online

The 2022 APAN Star Awards will be broadcasted online for international fans on the show's official YouTube channel.

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Host/MC

The 8th APAN Star Award show will be hosted by actor Jung Il-woo and Girls' Generation member and actress Yoona. 

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Nominees

Here is the full list of nominees for the 2022 APAN Star Awards.

K-drama of the Year

'Squid Game'
'The Red Sleeve'
'My Liberation Notes'
'Our Blues'
'Extraordinary Attorney Woo'

Best Director

Kim Hee-won for 'Vincenzo'
Yoo In-sik for 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo'
Jung Ji-in and Song Yeon-hwa for 'The Red Sleeve'
Han Joo-hee for 'D.P.'
Hwang Dong-hyuk for 'Squid Game'

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Best Writer

Kim Min-seok for 'Juvenile Justice'
Noh Hee-kyung for 'Our Blues'
Moon Ji-won for 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo'
Park Hae-young for 'My Liberation Notes'
Jung Hae-ri for 'The Red Sleeve'

Best Web K-drama

'Be My Boyfriend'
'Mad for Each Other'
'Heart.zip'
'Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?'
'Blue Birthday'

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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 for 'Military Prosecutor Doberman and 'Insider'
Park Seoham for 'Semantic Error'
Yoon Chan-young for 'All of Us Are Dead'
Choi Hyun-wook for 'Racket Boys' and 'Twenty Five, Twenty One'
Tang Jun-sang for 'Move to Heaven' and 'Racket Boys'

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Best New Actress

Noh Yoon-seo for 'Our Blues'
Park Ji-hu for 'All of Us Are Dead'
Jung Ho-yeon for 'Squid Game'
Cho Yi-hyun for 'School 2021' and 'All Of Us Are Dead'
Choi Sung-eun for 'Beyond Evil'

Best Supporting Actor

Park Ji-hwan for 'Our Blues'
Yoon Kyung-ho for 'My Name'
Yoon Byung-hee for 'Vincenzo' and 'Our Blues'
Choi Young-joon for 'Our Blues'
Heo Sung-tae for 'Squid Game'

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Best Supporting Actress

Kim Shin-rok for 'Hellbound'
Kim Ji-hyun for 'Thirty-Nine'
Baek Ji-won for 'Anna' and 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo'
Lee El for 'My Liberation Notes'
Cha Ji-yeon for 'Taxi Driver'

Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama

Kang Eun-tak for 'Young Lady and Gentleman'
Kim Kyung-nam for 'Revolutionary Sisters'
Oh Min-seok for 'It’s Beautiful Now'
Cha Seo-won for 'The Second Husband'
Han Sang-jin for 'The All-Round Wife'

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Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama

Park Ha-ha for 'Young Lady and Gentleman'
So Yi-hyun for 'Red Shoes'
Shin Dong-mi for 'It’s Beautiful Now'
Lee Ga-ryung for 'Love (Ft Marriage And Divorce) Seasons 2 and 3
Han Da-gam for 'The All-Round Wife'

Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries

SF9’s Rowoon for 'The King’s Affection
Son Suk-ku for 'My Liberation Notes'
Ahn Hyo-seop for 'Lovers of the Red Sky' and 'A Business Proposal'
Jin Sun-kyu for 'Through the Darkness'
Choi Woo-shik for 'Our Beloved Summer'

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Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries

Kim Sejeong for 'A Business Proposal'
Kim Ji-won for 'My Liberation Notes'
Shin Hyun-been for 'Hospital Playlist 2' and 'Reflection of You'
Yoo Sun for 'Eve'
Lee Se-young for 'The Red Sleeve'

Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Series

Goo Kyo-hwan for 'D.P.'
Park Jung-min for 'Hellbound'
Park Hae-soo for 'Squid Game'
Ahn Bo-hyun for 'Yumi’s Cells' and Netflix’s 'My Name'
Oh Young-soo for 'Squid Game'

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Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series

Kim Hyun-joo for 'Hellbound'
Lee Yoo-mi for 'Squid Game' and 'All of Us Are Dead'
Lee Jung-wun for Juvenile Justice'
Jung Eun-chae for 'Anna'
Han Sun-hwa for 'Work Later, Drink Now'

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama

Uhm Ki-joon for 'The Penthouse 2' and SBS’s 'The Penthouse 3'
Yoon Si-yoon for 'It’s Beautiful Now'
Lee Tae-gon for 'Love (Ft Marriage And Divorce) 2'
Joo Sang-wook for 'The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won'
Ji Hyun-woo for 'Young Lady and Gentleman'

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Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama

Kim So-yeon for 'The Penthouse' Seasons 2 and 3
Park Joo-mi for 'Love (Ft Marriage And Divorce) Seasons 2 and 3
Park Jin-hee for 'The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won'
Uhm Hyun-kyung for 'The Second Husband'
Choi Myung-gil for 'Red Shoes'

Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries

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Kim Nam-gil for 'Through the Darkness'
Min Nam-goong for 'The Veil'
Song Joong-ki for 'Vincenzo'
2PM’s Lee Junho for 'The Red Sleeve'
Lee Je-hoon for 'Taxi Driver'

Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries

Kim Tae-ri for 'Twenty Five, Twenty One
Park Eun-bin for 'The King’s Affection' and 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo'
Seo Hyun-jin for 'Why Her?'
Shin Min-ah for 'Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha' and 'Our Blues'
Honey Lee for 'One the Woman'

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Top Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Series

Kim Soo-hyun for 'One Ordinary Day'
Yoo Ah-in for 'Hellbound'
Lee Jung-jae for 'Squid Game'
Im Siwan for 'Tracer'
Jung Hae-in for 'D.P.'

Top Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series

Bae Suzy for 'Anna'
Han So-hee for 'My Name'
Kim Go-eun for 'Yumi’s Cells' and 'Yumi’s Cells 2'
Kim Hye-soo for 'Juvenile Justice'
Kim Sung-ryung for 'Political Fever'

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