Some netizens expressed doubts about the prizes received by Kim Young Dae, Park Joo Hyun, and Kim Min Ju at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards.
In addition, the Excellence Award in the mini-series category was received by Park Joo Hyun and Kim Young Dae, who are playing leading characters in “The Forbidden Marriage”. Meanwhile, Kim Min Ju, a former member of IZ*ONE, won “Best New Actress” thanks to her appearance in “The Forbidden Marriage”.
This means that cast members of “The Forbidden Marriage” have earned awards in 3 separate categories.
However, some netizens who watched the awards ceremony raised questions about the Excellence Award and Best New Actress Award.
In particular, they pointed out that Kim Min Ju, who assumed the role of Crown Princess Ahn in “The Forbidden Marriage”, has very little screen time. Since her character died 7 years ago in the series, she was featured in very few scenes, so these netizens feel that Min Ju shouldn’t have won the rookie award.
At the same time, some also had an issue that Kim Young Dae and Park Joo Hyun were named for the Excellence Award. They believed that the two should have been crowned the Best New Actor and Best New Actress Awards instead.
According to these netizens, “The Forbidden Marriage” is Park Joo Hyun’s first appearance in an MBC drama, while Kim Yong Dae has only appeared as a supporting character in the 2019 series “Extraordinary You”.
Finally, these people claimed that since “The Forbidden Marriage” has only aired up to 6 episodes, it’s a little early for its cast members to be named for the Excellence Award.
On the other hand, “The Forbidden Marriage” takes place in a setting where marriages where banned after King Lee Heon (Kim Young Dae) lost his wife. Meanwhile, female lead Ye So Rang (Park Joo Hyun) claims to be possessed by the late crown princess.
The drama is broadcast on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:50 PM (KST).