14 Korean Actors Who Achieved Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

The Grand Prize (Daesang) Award at Korean Award Ceremonies is considered to be the highest and most prestigious win an actor can achieve. When an artist is honored with this award, it means that his/her performance in a film or TV series is highly recognized to be outstanding above all.

Many Korean actors have already received the Grand Prize Award, once or twice. But did you know that some actors have achieved more than 3 Daesang Awards? Check this out:


1. Kim Hye-ja: 8 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

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  • 1979 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, I Sell Happiness (1978)
  • 1988 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Sand Castle (1988)
  • 1989 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, Winter Mist (1989) and Sand Castle (1988)
  • 1992 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, What Is Love? (1991)
  • 1999 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Roses and Beansprouts (1999)
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Mom’s Dead Upset (2008)
  • 2009 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, Mom’s Dead Upset (2008)
  • 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, The Light In Your Eyes (2019)

2. Go Doo-shim: 7 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

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  • 1989 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Fetters of Love (1989)
  • 1990 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, The Dancing Gayageum (1990) and The House with a Deep Yard (1990)
  • 1993 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, My Husband’s Woman (1992)
  • 2000 SBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Virtue (2000)
  • 2004 Korea Catholic Mass Communication Awards for the TV series, More Beautiful Than a Flower (2004)
  • 2004 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, More Beautiful Than a Flower (2004)
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, All About My Mom (2015)

3. Lee Byung-hun: 6 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2003 SBS Drama Awards for the TV series, All In (2003)
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Iris (2009)
  • 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards for the film, I Saw The Devil (2010)
  • 2018 APAN Star Awards for the TV series, Mr. Sunshine (2018)
  • 2018 Asia Artist Awards for the TV series, Mr. Sunshine (2018)
  • 2018 Golden Cinema Film Festival for the film, Keys To The Heart (2018)

4. Kim Hee-ae: 6 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 1991 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Beyond The Mountains (1991)
  • 1993 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, Sons And Daughters (1992)
  • 1993 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Sons And Daughters (1992)
  • 2004 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, Perfect Love (2003)
  • 2007 Korea Drama Awards for the TV series, My Husband’s Woman (2007)
  • 2007 SBS Drama Awards for the TV series, My Husband’s Woman (2007)

5. Kim Soo-hyun: 5 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2014 Korea Drama Awards for the TV series, My Love From The Star (2013-2014)
  • 2015 APAN Star Awards for the TV series, The Producers (2015)
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, The Producers (2015)
  • 2015 Korea Drama Awards for the TV series, The Producers (2015)
  • 2020 Asia Artist Awards for the TV series, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

6. Kim Nam-joo: 5 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

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  • 2010 CETV Awards for the TV series, Queen Of Housewives (2009)
  • 2010 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Queen of Reversals (2010)
  • 2012 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards for the TV series, My Husband Got A Family (2012)
  • 2012 Korea Drama Awards for the TV series, My Husband Got A Family (2012)
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, My Husband Got A Family (2012)

7. Kim Hye-soo: 4 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 1996 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Partner (1994-1998)
  • 2003 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Jang Hee-bin (2002-2003)
  • 2013 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards for the TV series, The Queen Of Office (2013)
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, The Queen Of Office (2013)

8. Song Kang-ho: 4 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2007 Golden Cinematography Awards for the film, The Host (2006)
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards for the film, The Attorney (2013)
  • 2016 SACF Artists of the Year Awards for the film, The Age Of Shadows (2016)
  • 2021 Golden Cinema Film Festival for the film, Parasite (2019)

9. Kim Myung-min: 4 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2005 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-shin (2004)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Beethoven Virus (2008)
  • 2008 Korea Drama Awards for the TV series, Beethoven Virus (2008)
  • 2018 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, The Miracle We Met (2018)

10. Choi Soo-jung: 4 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 1998 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Legendary Ambition (1998)
  • 2001 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Emperor Wang Gun (2000)
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Dae Jo Yeong (2006)
  • 2019 Korea Drama Awards for the TV series, My Only One (2018)

11. Sol Kyung-gu: 3 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2002 Baeksang Arts Awards for the film, Public Enemy (2002)
  • 2009 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards for the film, Haeundae (2009)
  • 2014 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards for the film, My Dictator (2014)

12. Go Hyun-jung: 3 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2009 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, Queen Seondeok (2009)
  • 2010 Baeksang Arts Awards for the TV series, Queen Seondeok (2009)
  • 2010 SBS Drama Awards for the TV series, Daemul (2010)

13. Lee Jong-suk: 3 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 2013 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards for the TV series, I Can Hear Your Voice (2013)
  • 2015 Korea Brand Stars
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, W (2016)

14. Chae Shi-ra: 3 Grand Prize (Daesang) Awards

  • 1994 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, The Moon of Seoul (1994)
  • 1995 MBC Drama Awards for the TV series, The Girl of My Son (1994)
  • 1999 KBS Drama Awards for the TV series, The King and Queen (1998)