Lee Bo-young

Korean actress Lee Bo-young poses during the red carpet event of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards, held in Seoul, Korea on December 31, 2013. [TenAsia/ Paeng Hyun-joon]

Korean actress Lee Bo-young has taken the top prize at SBS’s annual drama awards which closed the last day of 2013 with star-studded awards ceremony.

Lee, one of the three co-hosts of Tuesday night, took the Grand Prize of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards held at SBS’s Prism Tower in Seoul Tuesday night for her role as bad-mannered yet righteous attornety Jang Hye-sung in fantasy thriller “I Can Hear Your Voice.”

“I Can Hear Your Voice” has garnered much positive response throughout its two months run last summer, staying at the top spot of ratings charts throughout its airing as well as winning Lee much praise from both critics and TV viewers.

“I’ll receive this award as the one for the ‘I Can Hear Your Voice’ team. Honestly, I had never dream of winning the top prize since I started acting, but this time the desire came to me because the series was such a wonderful drama. I appreciate to the filming crew who made so much effort in hot summer and my fellow actors,” Lee said in her acceptance speech with a quivering voice.

The 34-year-old actress went on to show her eternal affection toward the series that, “My husband [actor Ji Sung] told me that you would progress after forgetting about ‘I Can Hear Your Voice.’ But it was too precious and happy memory for me to just forget like that. I’ll let it stay in my heart and do my best from now on. Thank you.”

Lee Min-ho, the hero of SBS’s another popular TV series “The Inheritors,” came home with a total of four trophies including the Best Actor Awards.


– List of Winners for 2013 SBS Drama Awards

▶Grand Prize: Lee Bo-young (“I Can Hear You Voice”)
▶Special Award : Zo In-sung
▶Achievement Award: Kim Soo-mi

▶Best Actor/Actress (Feature Series): Jeon Kwang-ryeol (“Madly In Love”), Nam Sang-mi (“Goddess of Marriage”)
▶Best Actor/Actress (Drama Novella): Lee Min-ho (“The Inheritors”), Lee Yo-won (“Empire of Gold”)
▶Best Actor/Actress (Mini Series): So Ji-sub (“Master’s Sun”), Song Hye-kyo (“That Winter, the Wind Blows”)
▶Excellent Actor/Actress (Feature Series): Kim Ji-hoon (“Goddess of Marriage”), Wang Bit-na (“Two Women’s Room”)
▶Excellent Actor/Actress (Drama Novella): Seong Dong-il (“Jang Ok-jung”), Park Shin-hye (“The Inheritors”)
▶Excellent Actor/Actress (Mini Series): Lee Jong-suk (“I Can Hear Your Voice”), Sung Yoo-ri (“Secret of Birth”)
▶Speical Actor/Actress (Feature Series): Jang Hyung-seong, Jang Yeoung-nam (“Goddess of Marriage”)
▶Special Actor/Actress (Drama Novella): Lee Hyo-jeong (“Jang Ok-jung”), Kim Seong-ryeong (“The Inheritors”)
▶Special Actor/Actress (Mini Series): Jeong Woong-in (“I Can Hear Your Voice”), Kim Mi-gyeong (“Master’s Sun”)
▶Special Actor/Actress (Drama Special): Kim Mi-sook, Jeong Eun-woo

▶Popularity Award: Lee Min-ho (“The Inheritors”)
▶New Star Award: Lee Da-hee, Kim So-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk, Seo In-guk, Kim Yoo-ri, Jung Eun-ji, Lim Joo-hwan, Kim Ji-won, Choi Jin-hyuk, Kang So-ra
▶10 Star Award: Kim Woo-bin, Lee Yo-won, Lee Min-ho, Lee Bo-young, Song Hye-kyo, Nam Sang-mi, Zo In-sung, Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye, So Ji-sub
▶Producer Award: Lee Bo-young (“I Can Hear Your Voice”)
▶Best Couple Award: Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye (“The Inheritors”)
▶Best Dresser Award: Lee Min-ho


Lee Min-ho

Korean actor Lee Min-ho poses during the red carpet event of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards, held in Seoul, Korea on December 31, 2013. [TenAsia/ Paeng Hyun-joon]

Reporter. Cory Lee
Photographer. Paeng Hyun-joon pangpang@tenasia.co.kr