The 2022 APAN Star Awards have announced this year’s winners!
On September 29, the 8th annual APAN Star Awards opened at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) to honor all drama content released between March 2021 and July 2022.
The coveted rookie awards went to Yoon Chan Young, Tang Jun Sang, and Park Ji Hu, while Park Seo Ham and DKZ’s Park Jae Chan won the Best Couple award for their BL drama “Semantic Error.” The popularity awards were determined through votes alone and these went to Park Jae Chan and Park Eun Bin. Park Eun Bin’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” was also awarded for Best Writer. MBC’s hit drama “The Red Sleeve” took home three awards, including Drama of the Year and Top Excellence Award for lead actor Lee Junho.
The evening’s grand prize went to Song Joong Ki for tvN’s “Vincenzo.” The actor shared in his acceptance speech, “During the first [APAN Star] awards, I sat in this seat and watched my seniors win awards. I didn’t think I’d be nervous but I am. I wasn’t confident with ‘Vincenzo’ but because my staff members looked upon me so sincerely, I was able to become ‘Vincenzo.’”
Check out the full list of winners below!
Grand Prize: Song Joong Ki
Drama of the Year: MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”
Best Director: Jung Ji In and Song Yeon Hwa (MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)
Best Writer: Moon Ji Won (ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)
Web drama: “Be My Boyfriend”
Short-form Drama: tvN’s Drama Stage “2021 – Deok Gu is Back”
Best New Actor: Yoon Chan Young (Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”), Tang Jun Sang (Netflix’s “Move to Heaven,” SBS’s “Racket Boys”)
Best New Actress: Park Ji Hu (Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead”)
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Shin Rok (Netflix’s “Hellbound”), Baek Ji Won (Coupang Play’s “Anna,” ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”)
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama: Joo Sang Wook (KBS1’s “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won”)
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama: Park Jin Hee (KBS1’s “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won”)
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries: 2PM’s Lee Junho (MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”)
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries: Shin Min Ah (tvN’s “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” tvN’s “Our Blues”)
Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series: Han Sun Hwa (TVING’s “Work Later, Drink Now”)
Top Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Series: Jung Hae In (Netflix’s “D.P.”)
Top Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT Series: Kim Sung Ryung (wavve’s “Political Fever”)
Global Star Award: Ji Chang Wook
Best Manager Award: BH Entertainment’s CEO Son Seok Woo
K-pop Label Award: KONNECT Entertainment
Idol Champ Best Couple Award: Park Seo Ham and Park Jae Chan (“Semantic Error”)
Idol Champ Female Popularity Award: Park Eun Bin
Idol Champ Male Popularity Award: Park Jae Chan
Congratulations to all the winners! Check out some of their red carpet looks here.
Start watching “The Red Sleeve” with subtitles here!
Top Photo Credit: Xportsnews
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