Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Win ‘Best Couple’ KBS Award
Ben Cho, Jan. 3, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
As many foresaw, the crown of 2016 KBS Drama Awards went to Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo of “Descendants of the Sun,” on Saturday. Song Joong-ki, who tugged at the hearts of many Asian fans with his role as the charismatic yet romantic army captain Yoo Shi-jin, was so overwhelmed by the award that he had trouble giving his acceptance speech.
“I first received the script (for ‘Descendants of the Sun’) while I was still in the army. I give my thanks to those who trusted the fresh-out-of-army me. I started with nothing. Thank you for bringing me here,” Song said between tears.
“I cried a lot during filming whenever I got stressed, so much so that my nickname was crybaby. I give all credit and honor of this award to my partner Hye-kyo nuna, who is a great senior and the most beautiful and lovely partner. Thank you, Hye-kyo nuna.”
Song Hye-kyo, who played the warmhearted doctor Kang Mo-yeon, said “Although our drama was an immense success, it embarrassed me that I lacked acting skills.”
“When I was first approached with the role, it personally concerned me if it was right to take this work. I thank the people who have trusted me with the role. I was very happy during the time we filmed this,” Song said.
“Most of all, I believe I am able to receive this award thanks to having met the best partner I could hope for, Mr. Song Joong-ki. I thank him once again.”
The Song-Song couple also nabbed “Asia’s Best Couple Award,” which was voted for by the public overseas, particularly those in Southeast Asia.
The 2016 KBS Drama Awards took place at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.
Top excellence awards went to Park Bo-gum of “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds,” Park Shin-yang of “Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho” and Kim Ha-neul of “On the Way to the Airport.”