At the 55th Baeksang Awards on May 1st Jang Ki-yong won the best new actor role for his work on "My Mister" and "Come and Hug Me". Of course, in current popular consciousness Jang Ki-yong is better known for his leading role in "Kill It", which recently ended.
Jang Ki-yong accepted the award first by saying that he was truly thankful to be honored in such a way. He claimed to still be trembling quite a bit in front of the camera, but feels his work has steadied thanks to the influence of older mentor figures involved in his productions. He then promised to work hard to continue to transform and transcend his current work in the future.
This is the fifth major award for Jang Ki-yong this season. He was also named best new actor at the APAN Star Awards, the Asia Artists Awards, and the Korean Wave Awards. Jang Ki-yong also received top honors at the MBC Drama Awards. The acclaim is setting high hopes for Jang Ki-yong's next drama, "Search: WWW".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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