2012 MBC Drama Awards – Nominees for All Categories

(HEALING with Seunggi’s invitationnew year message, Gu Family Book anticipation!)

Typically, only the FINAL winners are listed in the press for the obvious reason that it’s just not really necessary at that point; that is, unless there’s a lot of controversy over the winner selections!~~ which we know well that controversy over award selections are almost a given with year-end awards in Korea!  We’re used to it now!

This is all why, JUST winning an award becomes super important for stars and their management agencies.  After watching the MBC Drama Awards in its entirety, I can totally see why the MBC Drama Awards caused a lot more uproar and backlash than the other broadcast awards, which aren’t that much different in terms of ‘other factors’ contributing to nominations, category selections, and wins.

So, here’s a list of ALL nominees, for ALL categories.  Of course I wanted the actors and actresses and dramas I felt deserving to win, but if you know Korean awards by now, it was a given that Seunggi and Jiwon would not be attending.  Top stars typically don’t attend year-end awards unless they receive an acting award.  That’s just the way it is.  Especially considering the politics involved in the awarding process.

While some of these nominee lists for certain categories are seriously unbelievable, and the sorta blatant awarding of certain drama projects that have registered or are currently bringing in mediocre tv ratings…  still congrats to all the winners.  It’s a great feeling to win an award and they worked hard too.

And while it still momentarily breaks my heart to think that Seunggi and Jiwon and The King 2 Hearts cast and crew, in addition to other MBC dramas, were not properly recognized (in comparison to some of the questionable dramas and actors/actresses that were)… that was all SO last year!  2013 has begun!  And Seunggi’s new drama ‘Gu Family Book’ looks slated to be on MBC, so let’s hope MBC will be reflective about all that went down.

Thanks to The King 2 Hearts for bringing us topnotch acting and a drama that all the actors, actresses, production team (and Hearties!) can be proud of for a long time!

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DAESANG Award nominees

DAESANG for Acting
Jo Seungwoo – Horse Doctor (Award)
Han Jihye – May Queen
Kim Jaewon – May Queen
Kim Soohyun – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Han Gain – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Sung Yuri – Feast of the Gods

DAESANG for Drama
Golden Time
May Queen
Horse Doctor
Moon that Embraces the Sun (Award)
Light and Shadow

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TOP EXCELLENCE Award nominees

TOP EXCELLENCE for mini-series – Actors
Lee Sunkyun – Golden Time
Lee Seunggi – The King 2 Hearts
Lee Junki – Arang and the Magistrate
Kim Soohyun – Moon that Embraces the Sun (Award)
Song Seunghun – Dr Jin

TOP EXCELLENCE for mini-series – Actress
Kim Sunah – I Do I Do
Ha Jiwon – The King 2 Hearts
Shin Mina – Arang and the Magistrate
Han Gain – Moon that Embraces the Sun (Award)
Yoon Eunhye – I Miss You

TOP EXCELLENCE for special project – Actors
Son Changmin – Horse Doctor
Ahn Jaewook – Light and Shadow
Jo Seungwoo – Horse Doctor (Award)
Joo Sangwook – Feast of the Gods

TOP EXCELLENCE for special project – Actresses
Yusun – Horse Doctor
Nam Sangmi – Light and Shadow
Lee Yowon – Horse Doctor
Sung Yuri – Feast of the Gods (Award)

TOP EXCELLENCE for serial drama – Actors
Kim Jaewon – May Queen (Award)
Kim Joohyun – God of War
Kim Hojin – I Can’t Live Without You
Lee Sungjae – Rascal Sons
Jung Bosuk – God of War

TOP EXCELLENCE for serial drama – Actresses
Kim Kyuri – God of War
Myung Saebin – Rascal Sons
Park Sunyoung – I Can’t Live Without You
Park Eunhye – I Can’t Live Without You
Han Jihye – May Queen (Award)

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EXCELLENCE Award nominees

EXCELLENCE for mini-series – Actors
Yoon Jaemoon – The King 2 Hearts
Park Yoochun – I Miss You (Award)
Yoo Seungho – I Miss You
Jung Ilwoo – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Lee Sungmin – Golden Time, The King 2 Hearts

EXCELLENCE for mini-series – Actress
Lee Soyun – Dr Jin
Lee Yoonji – The King 2 Hearts (Award)
Hwang Bora – Arang and the Magistrate
Hwang Jungeom – Golden Time

EXCELLENCE for special project – Actors
Lee Sangwoo – Feast of Gods, Horse Doctor (Award)
Lee Jongwon – Light and Shadow
Lee Pilmo – Light and Shadow
Han Sangjin – Horse Doctor

EXCELLENCE for special project – Actresses
Kim Boyun – Feast of Gods
Kim Haesun – Horse Doctor
Son Dambi – Light and Shadow (Award)
Shin Daeun – Light and Shadow

EXCELLENCE for serial drama – Actors
Yoo Sooyoung – Rascal Sons
Park Sangmin – God of War
Lee Joohyun – God of War
Jaehee – May Queen (Award)
Jo Yeonwoo – I Can’t live Without You

EXCELLENCE for serial drama – Actresses
Suh Hyunjin – Feast of Gods, Oh Jaryeong is Coming (Award)
So Yoojin – I Can’t live without you
Choi Jungyoon – Angel’s Choice
Hong Ahreum – God of War
Hwang Inyoung – I Can’t Live Without You

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OTHER Award nominees

PD SELECTION
Lee Sungmin – Golden Time, The King 2 Hearts (Award)

NEWCOMER – Actors
Kim Jaejoong – Dr Jin (Award)
Seo Inguk – Rascal Sons
Yeon Woojin – Arang and the Magistrate
Lee Jangwoo – I Do I Do (Award)
Im Shihwan – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Jo Jeongsuk – The King 2 Hearts

NEWCOMER – Actresses
Kim Minsuh – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Kim Soeun – God of War (Award)
Nam Bora – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Son Eunseo – May Queen
Oh Yeonsuh – Oh Jaryeong is Coming (Award)

CHILD – Actors
Park Jibin – May Queen
Ahn DoKyu – Horse Doctor
Yeo Jinku – Moon that Embraces the Sun, I Miss You (Award)
Wang Sukhyun – I can’t Live Without You
Lee Minho – Moon that Embraces the Sun

CHILD – Actresses
Kim Sohyun – Moon that Embraces the Sun, I Miss You (Award)
Kim Youjung – Moon that Embraces the Sun, May Queen (Award)
No Jungee – God of War
Jin Jihee – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Hyun Sungmin – May Queen

GOLD – Actors
Kim Kapsoo – Just be like Today
Kim Weungsoo – Moon that Embraces the Sun, Dr Jin
Lee Dukhwa – May Queen (Award)
Jun Kwangyeol – Light and Shadow, I Miss You (Award)
Jung Eunpyo – Moon that Embraces the Sun, Dr Jin

GOLD – Actresses
Kim Haesook – I Can’t live Without You
Yang Mikyung – Moon that Embraces the Sun, May Queen (Award)
Lee Hweehyang – Light and Shadow, Oh Jaryeong is Coming
Jun Misun – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Jun Inhwa – Feast of Gods (Award)

NETIZEN POPULARITY – Actors
Kim Soohyun – Moon that Embraces the Sun (Award)
Kim Jaewon – May Queen
Kim Jaejoong – Dr Jin
Park Yoochun – I Miss You
Lee Junk i- Arang and the Magistrate

NETIZEN POPULARITY – Actresses
Shin Mina – Arang and the Magistrate
Yoon Eunhye – I Miss You (Award)
Ha Jiwon – The King 2 Hearts
Han Gain – Moon that Embraces the Sun
Han Jihye – May Queen

NETIZEN POPULARITY – Best Couple
Lee Junki, Shin Mina – Arang and the Magistrate (Award)

HALLYUSTAR (newly created)
Yoon Eunhye  – I Miss You (Award)

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8 Responses

  1. Interesting………..

  2. As far as I know all of those winners are just because the ratings? is it true?

  3. They should do ‘Best Lead/Main Actor’, ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category instead of this. So there won’t be Yoo Chun winning against Yoon Je Moon and Lee Sung Min which is totally ridiculous. And Han Ga In, I don’t blame her, she did her best she could, but for MBC to put her under Daesang makes this award laughable.

    In the past, I remember there were a few couples winning the Best Couple category. So, I’m at least expecting our Ah-Ha to win that. But really, while I want to see Seunggi wins something, I’ll be completely fine if he goes home empty handed as long as the one who wins totally makes sense and the categories are not questionable like this.

    • I totally agree with you, they should have separate category for Lead Actor and Supporting Actor. When I watched the ceremony, I was shocked when I saw that PYC was nominated alongside the supporting / second lead actors. But I’m relieved that Seung Gi was nominated in the Top Excellence category with the other lead actors.

      For Best Couple category, I started following Korean drama & year-end awards since 2008. From what I know, MBC only hands out 1 Best Couple Award, the couple who received the most votes (even though I always question the final results, as it usually never makes sense) would win the award. The other broadcasting stations are more generous to give more than 1 best couple award.

  4. Just want to add : Shin Min A & Lee Jun Ki which is win the best couple award, also didn’t attend the ceremony, and read somewhere people also wonder if its because schedule conflict or b’cos the ridiculousness of the panel’s choice…

    • actors/actressess at a certain level do not attend year end awards to receive only a popular couple fan vote award.

    • actors/actresses at a certain level don’t go to tv year end awards shows to receive only a popular couple voted by fans award (baeksang awards or some awards show involving all channels is different).

  5. The more I think about it, the more laughable and ridiculous all of this becomes.

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