On January 23th Son Ye-jin won the KT Seezn Star Award at the ASAN Star Awards, which is a popularity prize. Son Ye-jin earned by receiving the most votes from fans. Consequently, Son Ye-jin was sure to thank her fans in the relevant acceptance speech. The APAN Star Awards, which have had seven iterations since 2012, are notable for including the domestic South Korean dramas of all networks in direct competition with each other for the top prizes.
In Son Ye-jin's acceptance speech, she mentioned feeling emotional thinking about how so many fans made a decision on a one-by-one basis that Son Ye-jin was their favorite actress. Son Ye-jin said she felt validated so long as her work provided comfort to a single person. Son Ye-jin expressed hope that she could one day meet her fans again healthily in person, an apparent reference to COVID-19. Son Ye-jin closed by telling her fans she truly loved them.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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