Red carpets were rolled out for some of the most anticipated year-end award ceremonies, and top stars, including Ko Hyun-jung, Lee Hyo-ri and Yoo Jae-suk, took home grand prizes.
MBC Drama Awards
Ko Hyun-jung who rose back to superstardom as a femme fatale in the epic soap opera “The Great Queen Seondeok,” won the Grand Prize at the MBC Drama Awards, Wednesday.
“When I took the role of Misil in `Queen Seondeok,’ I was nervous because it was my first period piece. … I hope my children are watching this,” she said, wanting to share the honor.
The 38-year-old actress is set to appear as the nation’s first female president in the upcoming SBS TV series, “Daemul,” reported by Yonhap News, quoting Ko’s management agency. The production date for the show has not yet been decided.
Meanwhile, Ko’s “Queen Seondeok” co-stars Eum Tae-woong and Lee Yo-won were named Best Actor and Actress, respectively.
“My Wife Is a Superwoman” stars Yoon Sang-hyun and Kim Nam-joo also won the Best Actor and Actress awards. Yoon, who became widely popular through his role in the drama, is also debuting in Japan as a singer.
“Queen Seondeok” was chosen by TV viewers as the Drama of the Year. The show’s explosive popularity has led to a musical adaptation, which will be staged Jan. 5 to 31 at Olympic Park, Seoul.
SBS Entertainment Awards
The Grand Prize for the SBS Entertainment Awards, held Wednesday evening, went to comedian Yoo Jae-suk, 37, and singer Lee Hyo-ri, 30, for their work on the popular show “Family Outing.”
Yoo received the honor for the second consecutive year; he also grabbed the Grand Prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards on Tuesday, becoming the first celebrity to win a grand prize from a major network for five years in a row.
Lee, who is simultaneously a top sex symbol and a tomboyish TV personality, teamed up with Yoo and other stars to get back in touch with nature by working on farms and cooking for themselves in the countryside. The makers of the program also won the Best Teamwork Award.
The awards for Best MC went to comedians Kim Won-hee and Kim Yong-man while the awards for the Variety Show section went to comedians Shin Bong-sun and Cho Hae-ryun, and singer Jang Yoon-jung, hosts of “The Gold Misses Are Coming.”
고현정 MBC 연기대상
MBC ‘선덕여왕’의 미실 고현정 (38)이 2009 MBC 연기대상의 대상을 차지하며 최고 여왕 자리에 올랐다.
고현정은 30일 서울 여의도 MBC 방송센터 공개홀에서 열린 시상식에서 막강한 경쟁 상대로 거론되던 김남주와 이요원을 제치고 대상의 영예를 안았다.
고현정은 “‘처음 출연하는 사극이라 많이 떨렸는데 많은 사랑을 주셔서 감사하다. 아이들도 보고 있으면 좋겠다”고 밝혔다.
고현정의 짧은 소감에 진행자 이휘재가 좀 더 소감을 전해달라고 하자 그녀는 “아이들도 보고 있으면 좋겠다”고 말해 눈길을 모았다.
고현정은 그 동안 ‘선덕여왕’에서 카리스마 있는 여걸 미실 역을 맡아 드라마의 인기에 큰 몫을 했다. 특히 주인공인 덕만 이요원을 압도하는 연기로 자신의 존재감을 과시하며 2009년 연기대상으로 화려하게 장식했다.
고현정은 차기 작품으로 SBS의 `대물’에서 한국의 첫 여성대통령 역할을 맡았다.
고현정과 끝까지 대상 자리를 놓고 선의의 경쟁을 펼쳤던 김남주와 이요원은 공동 최우수상으로 아쉬움을 달래야 했다.
`선덕여왕’은 시청자들이 뽑은 최우수 드라마에 뽑혔다. 이 드라마는 뮤지컬로도 만들어져 1월 5일부터 31일까지 올림픽 공원 무대에 올려진다. (Korea Times)