Winners Announced at 2012 KBS Entertainment Awards

Korea`s top emcee Shin Dong-yup took home the Grand prize for the second time in ten years at the KBS Entertainment Awards .

At the awards ceremony at the KBS New Hall in Seoul last Saturday, Shin received the top honor as the host of popular variety shows “Hello Counselor” and “Immortal Song 2.”

“When the KBS Entertainment Awards launched in 2002, I hosted the ceremony and received the Grand Prize. After 10 years, I am much happier than at that time. I’m truly thankful for all staff of my previous and ongoing programs.”

Meanwhile, “Gag Concert,” one of the most-watched comedy shows in Korea, was chosen as the Viewer’s Choice Program by netizens two years in a row. Kim Joon-hyun and Shin Bora, currently showing good comedy in the long-running program, received the Best in Comedy prizes.

Big winners in entertainment programs category were actor Kim Seung-woo of variety show “Two Nights One Day” and Lee Young-ja of “Hello Counselor.”

The ceremony last Saturday also featured performances of K-pop stars BEAST, SISTAR`s Hyolin, Aielee and Huh Gak.

2012 KBS Entertainment Awards – List of Winners

▲ Grand Prize : Shin Dong-yup
▲ Viewer`s Choice Program : “Gag Concert”
▲ Best in Comedy (Female/Male) : Shin Bora/Kim Joon-hyun
▲ Excellence Award in Comedy (Female/Male): Kim Ji-min/Heo Gyung-hwan, Jung Tae-ho
▲ Best in Show/Entertainment MC (Female/Male) : Lee Young-ja/Kim Seung-woo
▲ Excellence Awards in Show/Entertainment MC (Female/Male) : Hwang Shin-hye/Cultwo
▲ Achievement Award : Kim In-hyup (“Korea Sings”)
▲ Special Award : Kim Young-ho
▲ Best Idea Award : “Gag Concert”-“Brave Guys”
▲ Best Teamwork Award : “Happy Sunday – What Makes a Man”
▲ Best Entertainer Award : Shin Hyun-joon, Yu Hui-yeol, Cha Tae-hyun
▲ Best Radio DJ Award : Lee Hyun-woo
▲ Best Scriptwriter Award (Comedy/Entertainment) : Jo Yae-hyun (“Gag Concert)/Choi Jae-young (“Two Nights One Day”)
▲ Best Newcomer in Show/Entertainment (Female/Male) : Suzy of miss A/Joo Sang-wook, Joo Won
▲ Best Newcomer Comedian (Female/Male) : Park So-young/Kim Gi-ri

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