December 30, 2023

Celebrity

My Demon bags major awards at the SBS Drama Awards following controversy

Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung are the leading stars of the rom com-action packed drama My Demon

By Javeria Shahid December 30, 2023
My Demon is an ongoing drama premiered on November 25 and airs every Friday and Saturday
My Demon is an ongoing drama premiered on November 25 and airs every Friday and Saturday

My Demon took home five awards from the 2023 SBS Drama Awards night.

The rom com-thriller saga led lead actors Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung to major wins in several categories including a clear sweep in the best couple title.

The awards night, which kicked off on Friday, December 29, concluded with the costars garnering the following awards.

In the romance or rom-com miniseries Kang, 29, and Jung, 24, got the coveted top excellence award for their role in the series.

Best supporting actors accolade was awarded to actor Jung Soon Won and actress Seo Jung Yeon who played secretary Shin Da-jeong– Do-hee's secretary.

In spite of the controversy that was stirred previously over the best couple criteria, the award was bagged by My Demon’s frontrunners, Kang and Jung.

For the unversed, earlier this month SBS opened the online voting line for this year’s best couple award from December 18 to 27.

Meanwhile among other nominees that included, leading couples from The Secret Romantic Guesthouse and Dr Romantic 3, My Demon couple garnered thrice as many votes as the runner ups.

After the voting came to an end, SBS released a statement on December 27 to share the winning criteria.

The statement read,"Aside from the online voting results, the Best Couple award is also determined based on the votes of each drama’s production team, the internal votes of SBS and Studio S employees, viewership ratings, online buzz, and other factors."

However, this led to speculations that the network changed the criteria in order to avoid giving the award to Song Kang due to swirling rumors that he won’t attend the SBS awards.

To clear the air, the broadcasting system denied such speculations via another statement released on December 29, saying, "The criteria for the Best Couple award have been the same every year, and we put them in writing this year because we’d received many inquiries about the award criteria."