It was the first time for a whole team, instead of an individual entertainer, to receive the top prize at the annual awards.
Five members of the team ― singers Lee Seung-ki, Kim Jong-min and Eun Ji-won, comedian Lee Su-keun, and actor Eom Tae-woong ― went on stage together, saying they were both “surprised and thrilled” with the result.
“I really thought that the grand prize was not something for me. I am so glad that our team received the prize together,” said Lee Seung-ki, the only member of the team who was included in the list of candidates for the prize.
|Comedian Lee Su-keun (center) makes an acceptance speech on behalf of the ‘One Night, Two Days’ team members who together received the grand prize at the KBS Entertainment Awards. (Yonhap News)|
Disputes linger over the unexpected result as the team was not even listed among the grand prize winner candidates.
Insiders say KBS probably had a hard time finding a “suitable winner” after star entertainer Kang Ho-dong, a former member of “One Night, Two Days,” left the program because of tax evasion allegations. Kang was named the top winner of the KBS annual awards in 2009.
Other best prize winners included Jeong Gyeong-mi and Kim Jun-ho in the comedy section, and Lee Young-ja and Lee Su-keun in the show-entertainment section. Kim Tae-won, leader of rock band Buhwal, currently appearing in the weekend entertainment show “Qualifications of a Man,” took home the special prize.
By Park Min-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)