On the 2020 Seoul Drama Awards held by MBC on the 15th of September, popular actors Son Ye Jin and Kang Ha Neul swept the female and male awards respectively for the category of Hallyu Drama Best Actor.

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, the awards this year was held via “ontact”, and was broadcasted online. Son Ye Jin thanked fans for giving so much love to her hit drama, Crash Landing On You.

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Thank you for loving Crash Landing On You, not only locally but also from international fans. I think that due to the love I’ve received, I was able to win such an amazing award. More than anything, I believe that everyone is tired and going through a rough time now. I hope we can all cheer each other on and find strength. I hope we can meet again, smiling.

— Son Ye Jin

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Kang Ha Neul won the award for his stellar performance in When the Camellia Blooms, a drama that did well in international and local waters. He made sure to thank the other cast and crew for contributing to the award as well as cutely declaring his love, in-character, to Dong Baek-ssi! He also humorously referred to his beard and shared that it was for a movie, not that he woke up and decided to show up ungroomed.

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I don’t know if I will be able to meet another drama that will be like this one. That was how great and happy I was with it. Thank you to the producer, writer of the drama, to Jung Se hyung, Jung Eun noona, as well as Hyo Jin noona that helped me the most for this. Dong Baek-ssi, I love you! Thank you to everyone that helped me carve my name here as well. Thank you for this honor.

— Kang Ha Neul

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