The 2020 APAN Star Awards were presented in a big way to celebrate the best of K-Drama and K-Pop Art. Organized by the Korea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA), the Apan Awards were first presented in 2012 and the tradition has continued over the years.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the seventh APAN Star Award was scheduled for November through December, but had to be postponed to 2021. This year, the awards feature will highlight the global cultural wave of K-Drama and K-Pop that has gained recognition worldwide.
Wondering who won the top prizes? We’ll cover you.
According to Korean media reports, this year the Apan Star Awards have a total of 18 categories in which the successes of K-dramas are highlighted. Here are the nominations for some of the main categories.
Here is the list of all the winners at the prestigious awards show, which featured top K-pop stars on the nomination list, including Record of Youth star Park Bogum, The World of the Married with Park Hae-jun and Alice “Actor Won Joo.
FULL WINNERS LIST
Popularity award: female
Seo Ye Ji
A tweet shared the translation of her speech: “Hello, I’m Seo Ye Ji. Many thanks to many viewers and fans for the love for IOTNBO. I know the popularity award is given by the fans, thank you for giving me such a valuable award in the new year. I also thank the actor Kim Soo Hyun who received this blessing together. “
“Hello, I’m seo yeaji. Many thanks to many viewers and fans for the love of iotnbo. I know that the fans give the popularity award, thank you for giving me such a valuable award in the new year. I thank them too Actor Kim Soohyun who received this blessing together. “Pic.twitter.com/XFB4lDbC6O
– 채 빈스 (@chaebinseu) January 23, 2021
Popularity Award: Male
Kim Soo Hyun
Although he was unable to attend the event, he expressed his gratitude in a video and said, “I am so happy. It feels more meaningful because it’s the award the fans received. I should have thanked the fans who participated and voted, but it’s unfortunate to say hello through the video. I will prepare myself hard so that I can show you good acting. “
Another tweet congratulated Kim Soo Hyun and wrote: “Congratulations #KimSooHyun on winning the Popularity Award at # APANStarAwards2020. Words cannot describe how proud we are of you and how happy we are that we can be part of this award, a way for us to welcome you again. We love you and can’t wait to see you at work! “
Congratulations #KimSooHyun on winning the Popularity Award at # APANStarAwards2020❤️ Words cannot describe how proud we are of you and how happy we are that we can be part of this award to welcome you again. We love you and can’t wait to see you in your work! pic.twitter.com/2MRRMOUlSV
– Annie come on Hyunsoo Kim! (@itsokaytolove) January 23, 2021
Popularity Award: Best OST
‘Itaewon Class’ OST ‘Sweet Night’ by BTS
A tweet said: “Sweet Night by #V (@BTS_twt) for the drama” Itaewon Class “won” Best OST “at the Apan Star Awards! Congratulations Taehyung.”
Best new actor
Jang Dong Yoon and Lee Do Hyun
One tweet read: “Congratulations to #LeeDoHyun and #JangDongYoon for winning the Best New Actor Award at # APANStarAwards2020!”
The APAN Star Awards kicked off with a red carpet ceremony on January 23, 2021 at 6 p.m. KST, and the main event was followed at 8 p.m. KST.