2022 Winners | Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards

The Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards has officially announced this year’s winners. It is a government-run awards ceremony that recognizes the work of artists who made a contribution to contemporary pop culture and the arts, including actors, singers, comedians, and models. This year’s event was held at the National Theater of Korea on November 24th, and was hosted by actor Park Sun-ho and former announcer Jang Ye-won.

Here are the winners who received the government prizes:


Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit (2nd Class)

  • Director Park Chan-wook in Decision To Leave (2022)
  • Actress Kang Soo-yeon (deceased)

Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (3rd Class)

  • Actor Song Kang-ho in Broker (2022) and Emergency Declaration (2022)
  • Screenwriter Park Jin-sook
  • Cartoon artist Heo Young-man

Presidential Commendation

  • Actor Kim Yoon-seok in Escape From Mogadishu (2021)
  • Screenwriter Park Hae-young in My Liberation Notes (2022)
  • Voice actress Hong Seung-ok
  • Film score composer Byun Sung-yong
  • Singer Kim Hyun-chul
  • Music director Bang Joon-seok (deceased)

Prime Minister’s Commendation

  • Actor Lee Sung-min in Juvenile Justice (2022), Shadow Detective (2022), and Reborn Rich (2022)
  • Director Yeon Sang-ho in Hellbound (2021)
  • Comedian Park Myung-soo
  • Cartoon artist Kim Bo-tong
  • Producer Kim Ji-yeon
  • Singer Jang Pil-soon
  • Singer Zico
  • Band Jaurim

Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s Commendation

  • Actress Jeon Mi-do in Hospital Playlist (2020-2021) and Thirty-Nine (2022)
  • Voice actor Kim Young-sun
  • Musical actress Kim Sun-young
  • Comedian Hong Hyun-hee
  • Producer Han Seung-won
  • Choreographer Aiki
  • Singer Paul Kim
  • TXT
  • Aespa

Congratulations to all the winners!

Source: Star Today | Images: k.culture.awards, HanCinema