MANILA, Philippines - Top drama stars were honored in an inaugural awards ceremony in South Korea.
The first K-Drama Star Awards was held to recognize stars who appeared in Korean dramas covering the period Oct. 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2012.
The awarding ceremony was held at the DCC Convention Center in Daejon, South Korea.
Veteran actor Son Hyun Joo of "The Chaser" won the daesang or grand prize.
Heartthrob Song Joong Ki bagged the best actor award for "The Innocent Man" while Kim Nam Joo won as best actress for her role in "Unexpected You."
Kim Soo Hyun of "The Moon Embracing the Sun" and Yoo Joon Sang for "Unexpected You" won the excellent actor awards and Han Ji Min won the excellent actress award for "Rooftop Prince."
Lee Sung-min of "Golden Time" and Kim Jung Nan of "Gentleman's Dignity" won as male and female actors.
Recognized as best child actors are Park Gun Tae, Kim Yoo Jung and Kim So Hyun.
Yoon Yong-hyeon won the villain award for "Salaryman."
Recognized as best director is Jo Nam Kook for "The Chaser." Scripwriter Park Ji-eun also received an award for "Unexpected You."
Veteran actor Lee Soon-jae, who starred in dramas such as "High Kick Through The Roof" and "Good Morning President," received the achievement award.
Singers Seo In Gook and Jung Eun Ji of A Pink, who starred in the drama "Reply 1997," bagged three awards. They won as best couple, rising stars and their song as best official soundtrack (OST).
Jung Yonghwa of boy band CNBlue won the Hallyu Star award.
Eun Ji of A Pink, Yoon Jin Yi of "Gentleman's Dignity," Seo In Gook, Yoo In Na and Kim Hyung Jun of SS501.
Ko Se Won of "Moon and Stars For You" and Jeon Hye Bin of "Queen In-Hyun's Man" won the fashionista awards.
Yoo Joon Sang of "Unexpected You" won the popularity award. "Bridal Mask" won the stunt award.