The SBS Prism Tower, where the 2020 SBS Drama Awards was broadcast live on Dec 31, was filled with gratitude and love.
On this day, Namgung Min took home the grand prize for the first time in his 19 years of career with the drama Hot Stove League, beating out some of the industry’s biggest names like Ju Ji Hoon, Kim Hye Soo. Kim So Yeon, Han Suk Kyu, Jo Won and Kim Hee Sun.
In his acceptance speech, the actor said, “Hot Stove League was a drama that meant a lot to me. Everyone on the project is so precious to me, and while watching the drama, all the staff and actors looked beautiful and I was just so grateful. When I think about dramas, the most important thing is teamwork, and (Hot Stove League) was the most perfect team.” Namgung Min then showed his love for his girlfriend Jin Ah Reum, who he has been dating for 6 years.
Kim So Yeon, who won the Top Excellence Award, and Bong Tae Gyu, who took home the Excellence Award, also thanked their spouses.
Here is the list of the winners.
Grand Prize: Namgoong Min (Hot Stove League)
Producers’ Award (chosen by producing directors): Joo Won (Alice)
Top Excellence in Mid-Length/Long Drama: Uhm Ki Joon, Kim So Yeon, Eugene, Lee Ji Ah (The Penthouse: War in Life)
Top Excellence in Miniseries (Genre/Action): Ju Ji Hoon (Hyena), Kim Seo Hyung (Nobody Knows)
Top Excellence in Miniseries (Fantasy/Romance): Lee Min Ho (The King: Eternal Monarch), Park Eun Bin (Do You Like Brahms?)
Best Character Award: Oh Jung Se (Hot Stove League), Choi Kang Hee (Good Casting)
Excellence in Mid-Length/Long Drama: Bong Tae Gyu, Yoon Jong Hoon, Shin Eun Kyung (The Penthouse: War in Life)
Excellence in Miniseries (Genre/Action): Ahn Hyo Seop (Dr. Romantic 2), Lee Sung Kyung (Dr. Romantic 2)
Excellence in Miniseries (Fantasy/Romance): Kim Min Jae (Do You Like Brahms?), Kim Yoo Jung (Backstreet Rookie)
Best Couple Award: Park Eun Bin & Kim Min Jae (Do You Like Brahms?)
Supporting Actor Team Award: Hot Stove League team
Supporting Actor Awards: Kim Joo Hyun (Dr. Romantic 2), Park Eun Suk (The Penthouse: War in Life), Jin Kyung (Dr. Romantic 2)
Best New Actor Awards: Jo Byeong Gyu (Stove League), So Ju Yeon (Dr. Romantic 2)
Child Actor Awards: Kim Hyun Soo (The Penthouse: War in Life), Ahn Ji Ho (Nobody Knows)