49th Korean Broadcasting Awards: List of winners including Park Eun-bin, (G)I-DLE, and more

49th Korean Broadcasting Awards: List of winners including Park Eun-bin, (G)I-DLE, and more
K-pop girl group, (G)I-DLE, K-drama, 'The Red Sleeve Cup' and actress Park Eun-bin were some of the winners at the 49th Korean Broadcasting Awards while New Jeans performed (@official_g_i_dle, @newjeans_official, @eunbining0904/Instagram; MB)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: The end of the year is usually a busy time for fans of K-pop and K-dramas as the Korean entertainment industry starts rolling out award shows one after the other. The 49th Korea Broadcasting Awards were held on September 5 this year and the in-person show saw performances from K-pop girl groups like (G)I-DLE and New Jeans. The show had nominations for 26 titles of films, news, variety, and survival programs as well as television shows broadcast in the country.

The 49th Korea Broadcasting Awards gave away 18 individual awards including a Daesang (Grand Prize) to 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo's Park Eun-min for her appearance in the KBS K-drama 'King's Affection' starring SF9's Rowoon as the main lead. The show also saw a big win for 2PM Junho starrer 'The Red Sleeve' while Cube Entertainment's girl group (G)I-DLE claimed the only K-pop award of the night. Find the full list of K-pop and K-drama winners from the 2022 show here. 


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List of Winners at the 2022 Korea Broadcasting Awards

1. Best Drama: MBC’s 'The Red Sleeve'

The 2PM Junho starrer K-drama was the most awarded release from 2022. The MBC show was so popular during its broadcast that the makers were asked to produce a special episode to meet fans' expectations. Based on a novel of the same name, the 17-episode show chronicles the court romance between the King of Joseon and his country lady. The king believes his duty is to his country first above love, and the court lady wants to protect the life she has chosen.

2. Best Video Graphics: Kim Soo-kyum (MBC 'The Red Sleeve')


3. Best Variety Star: Jun Hyun-moo (MBC’s 'The Manager')

Variety show star Jun Hyun-moo is a regular cast member on the MBC variety talk show ‘The Manager’, which is also known as ‘Point of Omniscient Interfere’. The program is an observational entertainment show from MBC that uses documentary-style techniques to observe the lives of the cast members who are famous celebrities and their managers.

4. Best Singer: (G)I-DLE (MBC’s 'Music Core')

The five-member Cube Entertainment girl group took to Instagram to express their gratitude for winning the award as they said, "(G)I-DLE won the Best Singer Award. Congratulations to us on winning the title thanks to Neverland (fans of (G)I-DLE). Thank you for the great love you sent. We will grow up to become greater singers for our Neverland."


5. Best Actor: Park Eun-bin (KBS’s 'The King’s Affection')

Before ENA's 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo', Park Eun-bin appeared in the 2022 K-drama, 'The King's Affection'. The 49th Korea Broadcasting Awards felicitated Park Eun-bin with a grand prize for her acting in the KBS show. She said, "I’ve taken time to remember how the period was that I spent last year with ‘The King’s Affection.’ This show was a dream that gave me the chance to live as a king in the Joseon Dynasty and is both a character and project that I will remember and preciously cherish in the future."


6. Judge’s Special Award: Song Hae

The show also awarded later host Song Hae unanimously for a Special Jury Prize. Shin Jae-dong, the head of the KBS 'National Singing Contest', took the stage as a substitute to receive the award on behalf of the late singer and host, saying, "I thought how great it would have been if Song Hae would have received the award in person. Teacher Song Hae has been cherishing 'National Singing Pride' like it was his own body." The veteran singer Song Hae, who passed away in June, was an MC of KBS’s 'National Singing Contest' for 34 consecutive years since 1988.

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