Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards

Ha Ji-won

Korean actress Ha Ji-won poses with her trophy at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards, held in Seoul, Korea on December 30, 2013. [MBC]

 

Korean actress Ha Ji-won has grabbed the top honor with successful historic epic “Empress Ki” at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards.

At the awards ceremony held at MBC’s Broadcasting Station located in Seoul last night, actress Ha Ji-won went on stage to claim the top prize for her acclaimed acting in the period-set epic.

“Thank you,” Ha began her acceptance speech, “Although this trophy is in my hand, there are so many staff members who work hard to make one drama. I’d like to contribute this award for them, namely directors, staff members and actors, all of who devote themselves on the filming set of ‘Empress Ki’.”

The 35-year-old actress continued that, “this trophy is heavy indeed. I will be an actor who can embrace more than this award. I’ll make my best effort to be an actor who can tell stories of numerous people out there. Many of my fans are here tonight. I love you so much……Today is the last day of year 2013 [as the show ended past midnight]. I will give more and do good things more in 2014 to repay all the support for me.”

The awards ceremony’s co-host and popular singer-and-actor Lee Seung-gi brought home three trophies, including Top Excellence Award for Actor with his hit period-set fantasy miniseries “Kang Chi, the beginning,” Popularity Award and Best Couple Award.

 

Award receivers pose at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards, held in Seoul, Korea on December 30, 2013. [MBC]

Award receivers pose at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards, held in Seoul, Korea on December 30, 2013. [MBC]

 

- List of Winners for the 2013 MBC Drama Awards

▲ Actor of the Year : Ha Ji-won (“Empress Ki”)
▲ Drama of the Year : “A 100-year Legacy”

▲ Top Excellence Award for Actor (Miniseries) : Lee Seung-gi (“Kang Chi, the Beginning”)
▲ Top Excellence Award for Actress (Miniseries) : Bae Suzy (“Kang Chi, the Beginning”)
▲ Top Excellence Award for Actor (Special Series) : Kim Jae-won (“The Scandal”), Joo Jin-mo (“Empress Ki”)
▲ Top Excellence Award for Actress (Special Series) : Shin Eun-gyeong (“The Scandal”)
▲ Top Excellence Award for Actor (Drama): Lee Jung-jin (“A 100-year Legacy”)
▲ Top Excellence Award for Actress (Drama): Han Ji-hye (“Pots of Gold”)

▲ Excellence Award (Miniseries): Joo Won (“Level 7 Civil Servant”), Shin Se-gyeong (“When a Man Falls in Love”)
▲ Excellence Award (Special Series): Ji Chang-wook (“Empress Ki”), U-ie (“Golden Rainbow”)
▲ Excellence Award (Drama): Yeon Jeong-hoon (“Pots of Gold”), Hong Soo-hyun (“A Little Love Never Hurt”)
▲ Golden Actor Award for Actor: Kim Sang-joong (“Golden Rainbow”), Jung Bo-seok (“A 100-year Legacy”), Cho Jae-hyun (“The Scandal”)
▲ Golden Actor Award for Actress: Kim Bo-yeon (“Princess Aurora”), Lee Hye-sook (“Pots of Gold”), Cha Hwa-yeon (“A Little Love Never Hurt”)

▲ Best Newcomer Award for Actor: Oh Chang-seok (“Princess Aurora”), Lee Sang-yeob (“A Little Love Never Hurt”)
▲ Best Newcomer Award for Actress: Baek Jin-hee (“Empress Ki”), Jeon So-min (“Princess Aurora”)
▲ Popularity Award: Lee Seung-gi, Ha Ji-won
▲ Best Couple Award: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy (“Kang Chi, the Beginning”)
▲ Achievement Award: Park Won-sook (“A 100-year Legacy”), Han Jin-hee (“Pots of Gold”)
▲ Writer Award: Jang Yeong-chul, Jeong Gyeong-soon (“Empress Ki”), Goo Hyun-sook (“A 100-year Legacy”)
▲ Child Actor Award: Kim Sae-ron, Kim Hyang-gi, Seo Sin-ae, Lee Young-you, Cheon Bo-geun (“Queen’s Classroom”)

Reporter. Cory Lee

Courtesy of MBC