Actress Jeon Mido mentioned her mother in her winning speech.
The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s commendation was won by nine individuals and teams, including voice actress Kim Young Sun, musical actor Kim Sun Young, producer Han Seung Won, actress Jeon Mido, comedian Hong Hyun Hee, dancer and choreographer Aiki, singer Paul Kim, boy group TXT, and girl group aespa.
After receiving the award, Jeon Mido delivered her acceptance speech, saying, “My mother underwent surgery yesterday, and I think she will recover quickly knowing that I won an award. Thank you for allowing me to be a filial daughter unexpectedly. I’m grateful.”
Meanwhile, the Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised by the Korea Creative Content Agency has contributed to the development of the popular culture industry and the spread of the Hallyu Wave, raising the social status of popular culture and arts. It has taken place every year since 2010.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selects candidates for the award through a public contest and recommendation by experts, and comprehensively evaluates various criteria such as the duration of the nominations, domestic and overseas performance, contribution to related industries, and social contribution. A total of 28 winners include Cultural Medal of Merit (5 individuals), Presidential Citation (6 individuals/teams), Prime Minister’s Commendation (8 individuals/teams), and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Commendation (9 individuals/teams).