Every time they're recognized during awarding ceremonies, Korean actors never forget to thank the people who have helped them along the way. This includes their family, friends, staff, fans, and in some situations, the ~love of their life.~ There are those who reveal their name while others give an indirect reference! No matter how they say it, the kilig is just beyond compare.
Here are Korean actors who mentioned their significant other during their acceptance speeches:
1. Hyun Bin during the 2020 APAN Star Awards
'I'm happy to be starting off 2021 with such a big award. I feel like I should work even harder this year to repay this honor. Even now, Crash Landing On You is receiving a lot of love. Thank you to the fans of Crash Landing On You, not only in South Korea but all over the world. Many people worked hard in order to create Crash Landing On You. I am grateful to the writer, the directors, and all the production staff. It was an honor to work with such amazing peers, seniors, and juniors, who all showed great acting."
"I am also grateful to Son Ye Jin, whose Yoon Se Ri was the perfect partner for Ri Jung Hyuk. It was thanks to her brilliant acting as Yoon Se Ri that Ri Jung Hyuk was able to shine. Thank you. I will continue to work hard so that I can show a better and more improved side of myself."
2. Lee Jong Suk during the 2022 MBC Drama Awards
"After completing my military service, I had a lot of worries, fears, and troubles plaguing me. But at that time, there was someone who helped me to find a good direction as a human being and to think positive thoughts. There's something I really wanted to tell that person using this opportunity. I want to tell that person that I'm thankful to them for always being so admirable, that I've liked them a lot for a very long time, and that I respect and admire them greatly."
"Seeing that person, I very often thought to myself, 'I should have lived a little more diligently before now,' or 'I should have become a better person.' I spent a lot of time reflecting on my past. I'm going to work harder in the future to become a better person."
3. Lee Seung Gi during the SBS Entertainment Awards
"This year hasn't been easy for me. I felt exhausted and had lots of worries in my head. During those times, there was this precious friend who had helped me overcome my struggles, and been very supportive. There were also many others around me who have given me a lot of support. I would like to thank them all. Thanks to them, I was able to come this far this year."
4. Song Joong Ki during the 8th APAN Star Awards
"...and my beloved Katy, Nalla, Maya, Antes. All of our friends who blessed us. I want to say, I sincerely love you."
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.