By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
K-pop groups f(x) and EXO were honored at the 20th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards held at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House.
The two bagged the Best Group awards. F(x)’s Krystal accepted the award while all EXO members were in attendance.
|(Clockwise from top left) F(x)’s Krystal, EXO, Jung Won and Boys Republic (Photos by www.newsen.com)|
In last year’s ceremony, f(x) won the same award while EXO won the Rookie Artist award.
Boys Republic and Ladies’ Code won the Rookie Artist award while Huh Gak and Kim Ye Rim won the Ballad Artist award.
Male singer Jung Won won the daesang or grand prize. Girl group A Pink won the Netizen Award.
For TV, “Grandpas Over Flowers” won Best Variety Show and “KBS Gayo Stage” won Best TV Program.
Kim Jim Min and Kim Jun Hyun won the Comedian award while Hwang Shin Young and Choi Baek Sun won the Rookie Comedian award.
Noh Hong Chul and Baek Seung Joo took home the TV Host award and Kim Shin Young and Jun Hyun Moo won the Radio Host award.
The Special Achievement Award was given to Lee Dong Gi.
Recipients of the Entertainment Arts Achievement award were Kwon Deuk Hyun, Yoo Sung Jo, Ahn Jong Nam, Lee Jae Sung, Lim Boo Hee, Joo Jung Kwan, Yoon Ho Man, Kang Chul, Yeom Bo Ri, Noh Wang Geum, Jang Min, Digital Seoul Culture and Arts University.
Entertainment Arts Achievement award went to Yun Dae Oh, Kim Hee Kab, Cha Dae Young, Shin Sang Ho, Ryu Jae Suk and Geum Ba Ohl Ja Mae.
Lim Jim Hoon and Yang Ha Young won the Folk Artist award.
Adult Pop Artist award went to Moon Hee Ok and Park Jin Do and Adult Pop Artist Rookie Award went to Shin Yoo Sung, Jo Eun Gil, Han Soo Young, Yeon Ji Hoo.
Jung Hye Jin won the Dancer award and Jo Nam Kyu bagged the Choreographer award.Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online:
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