2016 KBS Entertainment Awards

2016 KBS Entertainment Awards
2016 KBS Entertainment Awards: December 24, 2016

*Note: For the acceptance speeches, I only wrote down the highlights and not the full speeches since it takes too much time to translate the full thank you lists. 

Part One

The show starts off with a performance of Unnies’ “Shut Up.” It’s a good choice because KBS gets to kill two birds with one stone here. They get an upbeat performance to set the atmosphere, and they also get to showcase one of their variety shows. The only thing that’s strange is that Tiffany is on stage performing too. I thought she got kicked off the show after her rising flag scandal? I don’t watch <Sister’s Slam Dunk> though, so I’m not too sure if she’s still on the show or not.

Ra Mi-ran then introduces the three hosts for the KBS Entertainment Awards. They are Lee Hwi-jae, Yoo Hee-yeol, and Hyeri (Girl’s Day). 

Lee Hwi-jae is currently hosting three KBS programs, so he jokes that he’s an unofficial KBS employee. Yoo Hee-yeol is talking about his own show on KBS, which is <Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook> when Seo-jun and Seo-un suddenly run on stage. Lee Hwi-jae, “You guys this is live!!! Ah! Please go back to your seats!” Of course they don’t listen to him and hang on to their daddy’s pants. Yoo Jae-suk tries to coax them back to their seats, but he fails too. Eventually, Lee Young-ja has to come on stage and carry them back to their seats. 

With that out of the way, the hosts then introduce the six shows up for Best Program which will be chosen by text messages (40%), audience vote (30%), and PD vote (30%). They are: 

  • 1 Night 2 Days
  • Gag Concert
  • Immortal Songs
  • Return of Superman
  • Hello Counselor
  • Happy Together

The first award is the Female Rookie Award (Comedy Show). It’s presented by Yoo Jae-suk and child actress Lee Soo-min. 

Female Rookie Award (Comedy Show)

  • Kim Nina – Beware, Flower Teacher
  • Kim Min-hee – Zoom In, Zoom Out
  • Kim Seung-hye – The Most Sensitive People
  • Jang Hana – Despicable Train

Kim Seung-hye, “Thank you mom and dad. Also, my voice always sounds weird like this, so that’s why I sound strange. I retook the gagmen test at an old age, so I was worried about what I’d do if I failed, so thank you very much for picking me.”

The next award is the Male Rookie Award (Comedy Show).

Male Rookie Award (Comedy Show)

  • Shim Mun-gyu –  Confusing News
  • Im Jong-hyuk – Beware, Flower Teacher
  • Lee Chang-ho – Confusing News
  • Hong Hyun-ho – You are Somewhere Else

Hong Hyun-ho, “Thank you for giving such a big award to me even though I don’t deserve it. Thank you all my seniors, . . . and thank you, thank you!”

The Rookie Award (Talk Show) is presented by Kim Seung-woo and Bong Tae-gyu. Kim Seung-woo actually won this award in the past for Win Win. He says this is a really prestigious and difficult to win award. There is one male winner, and one female winner. 

Rookie Award (Talk Show)

  • San E – Battle Trip
  • Solbin – Music Bank
  • Uhm Hyun-kyung – Happy Together
  • Choi Tae-joon – Hello Counselor

Uhm Hyun-kyun, “Thank you to all the production staff . I don’t think I would be able to win this award without Happy Together so thank you Yoo Jae-suk, Park Myung-soo, Jeon Hyun-moo and Jo Se-ho. ” 

Choi Tae-joon, “Thank you my parents and have a happy new year.”

For the Rookie Award (Variety Show) there is one male, and one female winner. Unlike the talk show award, all of the nominees are strong contenders.

Rookie Award (Variety Show)

  • Kim Se-jung – Talents for Sale
  • Min Hyo-rin – Sister’s Slam Dunk
  • Yoon Shi-yoon – 1 Night 2 Days
  • Jessi – Sister’s Slam Dunk

Yoon Shi-yoon, “Wow! This is really unexpected. They suddenly came to my house in April, and suddenly gave me happiness, and suddenly gave me this award. I don’t call them hyungs, I call them my team members. *cries* I saw a lot of “Yoon Shi-yoon nojjaem” on search engine rankings, so I’ll work hard to get rid of that. If you think I’m Tak-gu, I’ll be your Tak-gu. If you want me to be Dong-gu, I’ll be your Dong-gu.” 

Min Hyo-rin, “Thank you my Unnies. I love you my family. Thank you.”

Hyeri notes that she got a rookie award at MBC for Real Men. She does her infamous aegyo to Lee Hwi-jae. 

Park Na-rae and Jeon Do-yeon present the Radio DJ Award. They’re dressed in black and white. Jeon Do-yeon says she’s a fan of Lee Kwang-soo since they’re both giants. Park Na-rae likes Yoon Shi-yoon. There’s only one radio DJ attending the event, so it’s obvious to everyone who the winner is. The award goes to Park Myung-soo. 

Park Myung-soo, “I’m really good at radio. Radio is really awesome. Also, I have something I want to say. At 47 years old, I am about to be a father again to my second child. My wife is very sick right now with morning so I’m sorry to her. I’ll take good care of you and I love you.”

Next is the Writer Award, which goes to three people. 

  • Yoon Ki-yeon – Gag Concert
  • Jung Sun-young – 1 Night 2 Days
  • Ji Hyun-sook – Sister’s Slam Dunk

Yoo Ki-yeon, “Thank you god. I’m very nervous, so I want to say thank you to the performers of Gag Concert who must be nervous too performing on stage all the time”

Jung Sun-young, “1 Night 2 Days is mentally and physically demanding, but I get strength during filming. Thank you to the production team and cast members who do such a good job. Next year is our 10th year anniversary. Thank you to our fans.”

Ji Hyun-sook, *takes out a piece of paper with names and reads through it really quickly* “Please look forward to season two.”

Kim Sook and Hong Jin-kyung present the Hot Issue Variety Show Award. Kim Sook talks about her second wind and how last year she was just at home watching this on TV.

Hot Issue Variety Show Award.

  • Kim Byung-ok, Kim Mi-kyung, Kim Dae-myung, Lee Kwang-soo, and Jung So-min (for the webdrama – The Sound of Your Heart).

It seems like this should be part of the Drama Awards? Webdramas aren’t variety . . .

Drama couple Ji Hyun-woo and Lee Se-young present the Best Teamwork Award.

Best Teamwork Award

  • Happy Together

Yoo Jae-suk, “If there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s teamwork. We haven’t been able to give our viewers a lot of laughter yet, so we’ll work harder in the new year.”

Jun Hyun-moo, “It’s a miracle that we managed to have such good teamwork with Park Myung-soo.”

The Best Entertainer Award goes to 

  • Nam Goong-min – Singing Battle.

Nam Goong-min, “I’m not good at talking, but somehow I ended up as the MC. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I’m used to dramas so I said I wanted 15% ratings, but now I’ll settle for 10%.”

We get a song break with Jo Se-ho’s “Only You.” which he dedicates to Yoo Jae-suk. Then we get a skit with Kim Jun-ho’s juniors doing impressions of his best Gag Concert skits and explaining why he deserves the Daesang. It looks like we’ll get little performances dedicated to each ot the Daesang candidates throughout the show. 

There’s a half time score report of the Best Program votes. 

Actors Jin-yeon and Kwak Dong-yeon present the Popularity Award which goes to

  • the children of The Return of Superman.

Lee Hwi-jae is busy being host, award recipient, and baby wrangler. 

The original best couple? Lee Kyung-kyu and Park Myung-soo present the Best Couple Award. Lee Kyung-kyu says he doesn’t have a KBS show right now, but there are plans for him to host one next spring.

Best Couple Award

  • Lee Kwangsoo and Jung So-min – The Sound of Your Heart

 Meh. I can’t believe a drama is winning so many awards at the Entertainment Awards Show.

Lee Kwang-soo, “I wasn’t expecting anything from KBS, so thank you very much.”

Jung So-min, “It’s very cold, so I hope our drama can bring some warmth to our viewers. 

Next, Lee Kyung-kyu and Park Myung-soo present the Best Idea Award. They start bickering. Lee Kyung-kyu suddenly yells at Park Myung-soo that they don’t get along. Park Myung-soo, “So what am I supposed to do!” It’s really weird. I’m sure it was scripted, but the comedic timing is so off that Lee Kyung-kyu just comes off as rude.

Best Idea Award.

  •  Gag Concert – The Most Sensitive People

Part one ends with a collaboration between Heo Kyung-hwan and I.O.I. for “Pick Me.” 

Part Two

Part Two starts off with a magic performance by Jeon Hyun-moo.He brings out an empty red box then lights some paper on fire to turn it into a rose. He then puts the rose in the empty box which now contains AOA’s Choa.

The magic show is followed by AOA’s “Heart Attack.”

AOA also does a collaboration with Gag Concert’s Kim Min-kyung, Lee Su-ji, and Lee Hyun-jeong for “Good Luck.”

Jun Hyun-moo does another magic trick where he asks the hosts to each cute a rope one. He then asks Hyeri to throw the cut pieces of rope onto a blackboard which someone magically stick to it and spell out “Twice.”

The next performance is Twice’s “Cheer Up” and “TT” with comedians Kwon So-young, Song Young-kil, and Lee Sang-hoon. 

I didn’t watch the red carpet entrances before, but there was a vote for the most photogenic which is Lee Hwi-jae, Seo-jun, and Seo-eun. All the kids of The Return of Superman already left the building though to go to bed. 

Park Bo-geum and Irene present the Female Excellence Award (Comedy). Park Bo-geum says he wants to work with Cha Tae-hyun and Irene says she wants to work with Ra Mi-ran. 

Female Excellence Award (Comedy)

  • Park So-ra – Despicable Train, Can’t Take It Back
  • Park So-young – Beware, Flower Teacher, Like A Family, 
  • Lee Hyun-jung – You are Somewhere Else, Like A Family
  • Heo Min – Zoom In Zoom Out, She Was Pretty

Lee Hyun-jung, “Thank you class of 29. I’m the only female in our sketch, so thank you to my male coworkers for treating me as equals.”

Male Excellence Award (Comedy)

  • Kim Daesung – You are Somewhere Else, President Hyung
  • Seo Tae-hun President Hyung, 1 vs 1
  • Song Young-gil – Despicable Train, My Little Motel
  • Lee Sejin – 1 vs 1, Appear

Song Young-gil, “My wife wrote me a speech, but I don’t remember, also thank you my mother in law and parents and son.”

Lee Young-ja and Choi Tae-hoon present the next awards. They talk about how Lee Young-ja recently interviewed Tom Cruise again after 22 years. You can read about that episode of the talk show Taxi here. During his interview, Tom Cruise succeeded in lifting up Lee Young-ja, so Choi Tae-hoon makes an attempt but barely gets her feet off the ground before he gives up. 

Excellence Award (Talk Show)

  • Kim Joon-hyung – Trick and True
  • Moon Hee-jun – Immortal Songs
  • Lee Sang-min – Song Battle
  • Jun Hyun-moo – Happy Together, Trick and True
  • Jo Se-ho – Happy Together

Jun Hyun-moo, “I just came here to do magic, I wasn’t expecting an award. It’s been a year since I’ve been doing Happy Together, but it’s more of a learning experience for me. Thank you to Yoo Jae-suk, Park Myung-soo, and Jo Se-ho, and Uhm Hyun-kyung for teaching me so much. Please watch Trick and True too.”

Lee Young-ja and Choi Tae-hoon also present the Excellence Award (Variety).

  • Ki Tae-young – The Return of Superman
  • Bong Tae-gyu – Men Who Do Housework
  • Lee Bum-soo – The Return of Superman
  • Hong Jin-kyung – Sister’s Slam Dunk

Lee Bum-soo, “It’s strange standing here as an actor but thank you. I’ve learned through this program that family isn’t a passive thing, it’s a precious thing you need to work for.”

Ki Tae-young, “I don’t know when I’ll get another award, so I’d like to speak for a bit. It’s my first award so I realized how deep a parents love, thank you my parents and my in-laws, and also my Eugene.” *Eugene cries*

We get another half-time report for Best Program. 

There’s some more performances for the Daesung Candidates. San-E sings about, “A Person I Know” for his Battle Trip co-star Lee Hwi-jae.

Yoon Shi-yoon does a lecture on Kim Jong-min. He says a lot of people ask him if Kim Jong-min really is stupid or if he just pretends to be. He asks Kim Jong-min if he thinks he’ll win. Kim Jong-min responds that he’s just happy to be nominated. They do bok-bul-bok with real coffee and fake coffee to predict whether he’ll win. He picks the fake coffee. Does this mean he isn’t getting the Daesang?

Defconn and PD Park Ji-eun present the Producer’s Choice Award  

  • Park Jin-young (Sister’s Slam Dunk)

Park Jin-young, “This is my first time at the entertainment awards, so I thought I had to dress comically, (he’s wearing a Santa suit) but it looks like I’m the only one.”

He ends his speech by bringing out a guitarist and singing “All I Want for Christmas.”

The next presenters are Seo Jang-hoon and Seolhyeon. Seo Jang-hoon says that usually on Christams Eve, he stays home by himself, but he’s happy to be here with Seolhyeon. 

Female Top Excellence (Comedy)

  • Kim Min-kyung – Love is Large
  • Park Ji-sun – Like a Family
  • Lee Su-ji – The Most Sensitive People, Beware Flower Teacher
  • Kim Min-kyung – Love is Large

Lee Su-ji, “I love you all coworkers and family.”

Male Top Excellence (Comedy)

  • Song Jun-geun – I Knew This Would Happen, The Most Sensitive People
  • Yoo Min-sang – Love is Large, The Most Sensitive People, 
  • Lee Sang-hoon – Leave, My Little Motel

Yoo Min-sang, “I got this award last year, so I wasn’t expecting it. I think it might be because I’m the oldest.” 

Cha Tae-hyun and Kim Jong-kook are the next two presenters for the Top Excellence Award (Talk Show). Cha Tae-hyun asks when he’s getting married, “Don’t you have a secret girlfriend.” Kim Jong-gook just grabs his collar. LOL. There is one female and male winner. 

Top Excellence (Talk Show)

  • Kim Sook – Battle Trip, Sister’s Slam Dunk
  • Park Myung-soo – Happy Together
  • Yoo Hee-yeol – Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook
  • Lee Young-ja – Hello Counselor
  • Jung Jae-hyung – Immortal Songs

Jung Jae-hyung, “Thank you, I’m very happy. Also thank you to Moon Hee-jun who is out on a date right now.”

Kim Sook, “It’s been 20 years since I’ve won an award from KBS. *cries* Let’s not cry.” *reads off a list of names to thank*

Top Excellence (Variety)

  • Kim Seung-woo – Men Who Do Housework
  • Defconn – 1 Night 2 Days
  • Ra Mi-ran – Sister’s Slam Dunk
  • Lee Dong-gook – The Return of Superman

Lee Dong-gook, “I feel strange as an athlete winning this award. I’m grateful for the production to be able to give me this opportunity to spend precious time with my family. I will work hard towards my family. Thank you to my wife for raising five children.”

Ra Mi-ran, “I don’t know if I was able to give my viewers a lot of laughter. I’m a bit embarrassed to receive this award, but thank you.”

We get a skit of the last Daesang candidate, Shig Dong-yup. Musical actors Kim So-hyun and Son Jun-ho sing “This is the Moment.”

The best program is presented by and KBS’s Jo In-suk and Hani. 

  • 1 Night 2 Days
  • Gag Concert
  • Immortal Songs
  • Return of Superman
  • Hello Counselor
  • Happy Together

PD Yoo Il-young, “Thank you.”

The hosts go out and talk to all the Daesang candidates. Yoo Jae-suk says that he hopes Kim Jong-min gets it. Kim Jong-min just reiterates that he’s just happy to be nominated.

KBS CEO Go Dae-young and acressSon Tae-young present the Daesang (Grand Prize) which goes to

  • Kim Jong-min – 1 Night 2 Days
  • Kim Jun-ho – Gag Concert 1 Night 2 Days, 
  • Shin Dong-yup – Immortal Songs, Hello Counselor
  • Yoo Jae-suk – Happy Together
  • Lee Hwi-jae – Battle Trip, Vitamin, The Return of Superman

Kim Jong-min, “I first started variety through Yoo Jae-suk, then Kang Ho-dong helped me a lot, and finally I think I got this award because Cha Tae-hyun helped me so much. Season three had a rough start, but I can’t belive we’ve gotten so far. Also stop hating on PD Yoo Il-young. Thank you my teacher, Shin-ji. Thank you Kang Ho-dong, Lee Soo-geun, and Lee Seung-gi who’s in the military.”



  1. Anna Cheang

    kim jongmin :”)

  2. Ahbaj

    Super happy that KJM won the daesang. No matter what people call him, nobody can take his smile and the title of Daesang winner away from him. 🙂

  3. jane

    it is actor kim hyun woo who present the best variety teamwork with lee se young not ji hyun woo.hope to take note of that.thank you.



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