Korean comedian Lee Kyung-kyu won the grand prize at the KBS Entertainment Awards held over the weekend.
At the awards ceremony held at KBS' Open Hall on Saturday, Lee was awarded the top honor for his role as emcee of KBS variety show segment "What Makes A Man," part of entertainment program "Happy Sunday," which is one of the most-watched shows in the country.
"I was given the honor even though I was competing against my distinguished juniors Shin Dong-yup, Yoo Jae-seok, Kang Ho-dong and Kim Byung-man," said Lee in his acceptance speech. "All of them are incredible juniors but you win awards with luck."
"I went through hard times personally and so did the overall team so I don't think I can ever forget this honor since I overcame many hardships to win it," the veteran comedian added.
The prize for best program went to "Happy Sunday" for the third consecutive year and singer and actor Lee Seung-gi won the prize for best in the show/entertainment category.
"I didn't think that I would win and I feel bad seeing the face of Park Myung-soo," Lee jokingly remarked of his competing nominee during his acceptance speech. "I am honored that I have this opportunity to be a part of an entertainment program on KBS and I also want to thank the other members [from Two Days and One Night]."
The ceremony featured a musical performance from the "What Makes A Man" choir and a parody of the popular segment "2 Minute Forum" from "Gag Concert."
"2010 KBS Entertainment Awards - List of Winners"
- Grand Prize : Lee Kyung-kyu
- Grand Prize (Female and Male Comedian) : Park Ji-sun/Kim Byung-man
- First Prize (Female and Male Comedian) : Heo An-na/Park Young-jin
- Best in Show/Entertainment Category (Female/Male) : Hwang Soo-kyung/Lee Seung-gi
- Best Newcomer (Female/Male) : Kim Young-hee/Choi Hyo-jong
- Best Newcomer in Show/Entertainment (Female/Male) : Lee Si-young/Kim Seung-woo
- Best Idea Award : Kim Ki-yul, Park Young-jin, Kim Young-hee
- Best Entertainer Award : Park Myung-soo
- Special Producer Award : Kim Sang-min
- Special Award : Kolleen Park
- Achievement Award : Jeon Kwang-ryeol
- Best Teamwork Award : Happy Together Season 3
- Best Emcee in Show/Entertainment (Female/Male) : Gu Hara/Lee Soo-geun
- Viewer's Choice Program : Happy Sunday
- Producer Award in Comedy : Lee Sang-deok (Gag Concert)
- Producer Award in Show/Entertainment : Lee Don-kyung (Love Request)
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