List of APAN Star Awards 2023 winners, Lee Junho wins Daesang

King the Land wins multiple awards at APAN Star Awards

Yoona, Junho, and Lee Sung Kyung at the APAN Star Awards 2023 (doc. OSEN)

APAN Star Awards 2023 was held on Saturday (30/12/2023) at Dongdaemun Design Plaza Arthall 2, Seoul, South Korea. The award ceremony was organized by the Korea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA) to appreciate the artists and production teams of Korean dramas.

On the night of the APAN Star Awards 2023, there were many Korean artists and dramas that won awards. Curious who the winners are this year? Check out the list of APAN Star Awards 2023 winners below!

1. The lineup of artists who attended the APAN Star Awards 2023

Yeri, Moon Sang Min, and Uhm Jung Hwa at the APAN Star Awards 2023 (doc. OSEN)

The year 2023 marks the 9th time the APAN Star Awards have been held. The award ceremony was attended by so many famous artists, especially those who have starred in Korean dramas throughout the year. Here's a list of artists who enlivened the APAN Star Awards 2023 red carpet:

  • Shin Eun Soo
  • Shin Ye Eun
  • Lee Han Byul
  • Kim Shin Rok
  • Lim Yoona
  • Kim Yerim
  • Jo A Ram
  • Moon Sang Min
  • Jang Ye Won
  • Kim Ok Bin
  • Uhm Ji Won
  • Yeom Hye ran
  • Uhm Jung Hwa
  • Lee Sung Kyung
  • Park Hae Soo
  • Jo Han Chul
  • Lee Junho
  • Son Ho Jun
  • Young Tak
  • Go Soo
  • Jo Jong Hyuk
In addition, this year's APAN Star Awards was also enlivened by two KPop groups who performed. They are the rookie group, CLASSy, and Fantasy Boys.

2. Lee Junho won this year's Daesang

Lee Junho at APAN Star Awards 2023 (twitter.com/playground_nata)

Lee Junho's name soared in 2023 thanks to the popularity of the drama King the Land that he played with Lim Yoona. The drama also won him a number of awards at the 2023 APAN Star Awards. 

Even the peak, Junho won the Daesang or main award. This is his second Daesang in 2023, you know. Previously, Junho was also named Actor of the Year (Daesang) at the Asia Artist Awards 2023.

3. Full list of winners of the APAN Star Awards 2023

Junho and Yoona at APAN Star Awards 2023 (doc. Naver TV/APAN Star Awards 2023)

Here is the full list of winners of the APAN Star Awards 2023.

  • Best Child Actor: Jung Hyun Joon (Twinkling Watermelon and See You in My 19th Life)
  • Best Child Actress: Yu Na (The Kidnapping Day)
  • Best New Actor: Moon Sang Min (Under the Queen's Umbrella), Lee Dong Hwi (Missing: The Other Side 2)
  • Best New Actress: Lee Han Byul (Mask Girl)
  • Best OST: Young Tak - "Go Your Own Way" (Live Your Own Life)
  • Popularity Star Award (Male): Lee Junho (King the Land)
  • Popularity Star Award (Female): Lim Yoona (King the Land)
  • Best Couple: Lee Junho and Lim Yoona (King the Land)
  • Global Creator of the Year Award:
  1. Anushka Sen
  2. Cassandra Bankson
  3. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
  4. Karimova Elina
  5. Kristel Fulgar
  6. Kika Kim
  • Seoul League Actor Award: Lee Sung Kyung (Dr. Romantic 3)
  • Best Actor: Jung Suk Yong (D.P. 2), Lee Dong Hwi (Big Bet)
  • Best Actress: Shin Ye Eun (Revenge of Others and The Secret Romantic Guesthouse), Yeom Hye Ran (The Uncanny Counter 2 and Mask Girl)
  • Best Actor in a Short Drama: Joo Jong Hyuk (Do You Know Ashtanga?)
  • Best Actress in a Short Drama: Shin Eun Soo (Nineteen Otters)
  • Best Actor in a Web Drama: Choo Young Woo (Once Upon a Small Town)
  • Best Actress in a Web Drama: Yeri (Bitch X Rich)
  • Best Manager: CEO Baek Chang Ju (C-JeS Studio)
  • Best Actor in a Serial Drama (Long): Son Ho Jun (The First Responders 2)
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series (Long): Kim Ok Vin (Arthdal Chronicles)
  • Best Actor in a Medium Length Drama: Park Hae Soo (Narco Saints), Jo Han Chul (Reborn Rich and Stealer: The Treasure Keeper)
  • Best Actress in a Medium Length Drama: Uhm Ji Won (Little Women), Kim Seo Hyung (Pale Moon)
  • Best Screenwriter: Kang Yoon Sung (Big Bet)
  • Best Director: Park In Je (Moving)
  • Best Actor in a Serial Drama (Long): Go Soo (Missing: the Other Side)
  • Best Actress in a Serial Drama (Long): Lee Sung Kyung (Dr. Romantic 3)
  • Best Actor in a Long Drama: Ryu Seung Ryong (Moving)
  • Best Actress in a Long Drama: Uhm Jung Hwa (Doctor Cha)
  • Best Short Drama: Little Woman
  • Best Actor Daesang: Lee Junho (King the Land)
The APAN Star Awards 2023 was successfully held and honored the artists and production teams of Korean dramas throughout the year. Congratulations to all the winners!

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