Actor Kim Soo-hyun, left, and actress Gong Hyo-jin pose for a photo after winning the Best Actor and Actress for television award at the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul, Thursday. / Yonhap
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Actor Kim Soo-hyun, 24, won the Best Actor for Television award at the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards at Olympic Hall in eastern Seoul, Thursday.
Kim played the role of a gentle yet passionate king on the MBC drama "Moon Embracing the Sun" earlier this year and was praised for his delicate portrayal of the fictional rular of the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910).
He was the youngest and newest among the candidates, but he beat heavyweight contenders including Han Seok-gyu from "Tree with Deep Roots," Shin Ha-kyun of "Brain" and Cha Seung-won from "The Greatest Love."
“I am very grateful for this moment, but I am ashamed as well. It’s like getting a lot of homework. I’ll do even better in the future,” he said after receiving the trophy.
The Grand Prize for Television went to SBS “Tree with Deep Roots” and actress Gong Hyo-jin won the Best Actress award for her appearance in “The Greatest Love.”
"Nameless Gangster: Rules of Time" was awarded the Grand Prize for Movie and director Byun Young-joo of "Helpless" won the Best Director award. An Sung-ki of "Unbowed" and Uhm Jung-hwa of "Dancing Queen" won the Best Actor and Actress award, respectively. Suzy of girl band Miss A won the Best New Actress award for movies with her first movie "Architecture 101."