The 6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards held at the Banyan Club & Spa Seoul in Korea on June 28 [Mnet]
Into its sixth edition, the winners of the Mnet 20's Choice Awards have been announced at an urban spa resort located in Seoul.
Acknowledging the most popular Korean stars in the entertainment industry, the 2012 Mnet 20's Choice Awards pulled up its curtains at the Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul on June 8.
The flamboyant evening pool party gave out prizes to winners of 20 categories this year, such as 20's Movie Star, 20's Drama Star, 20's Music, 20's Style and 20's Global Star.
The finalists have been chosen by online votes, pop culture critics' votes and popularity surveys tolled by a research firm hired by Mnet.
During the 20 days of the online voting period, between June 7 and 27, around 6.7 million people from over 160 countries cast their votes for their favorite stars to take home the awards.
Actor Kim Soo-hyun during his acceptance speech at the 6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards held at the Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul in Seoul, South Korea on June 28, 2012. [Mnet]
The big winner of the evening was actor Kim Soo-hyun, who was honored double wins for 20's Popular Star and 20's Drama Star (actor).
His portrayal of the King Lee Hwon in MBC's historical series "The Moon Embracing the Sun" was certainly an impressing one and over 31 percent of the online voters supported the actor to win the 20's Movie Star segment.
"I'm honored to be here at such a great ceremony. I feel that this year has undoubtfully been a great period for me (as an actor) and I hope to do my best in everything. Thank you so much," Kim said during his acceptance speech.
Meanwhile, actress Han Ji-min, who starred in SBS' "Rooftop Prince" alongside JYJ's Park Yuchun, beat out another strong candidate, Girls' Generation's Yoona, to win the 20's Drama Star (actress) category.
Other honorable mentions for Mnet's 20's Choice Awards include "Architecture 101" casts, Lee Je-hoon and Bae Suzy, in the 20's Movie Star section, Girls' Generation-TTS' "TWINKLE" in 20's Trendy Music, top model Jang Yoon-ju in 20's Style and Super Junior in 20's Global Star.
Busker Busker and miss A's Suzy performing at Mnet 20's Choice Awards held at the Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul in Seoul, South Korea on June 28, 2012. [Mnet]
A number of artists took center stage during the ceremony for musical performances such as an electrifying show of "Electric Shock" by f(x), 2PM member Wooyoung's first solo performance and SISTAR's "LOVING U," the title off their special summer album.
Indie trio band Busker Busker sang their hit "Cherry Blossom Ending" with miss A's Suzy, who also gave a solo performance of the ballad "So Many Tears," while Girls' Generation-TTS danced around for their song "TWINKLE" and Super Junior's Lee Teuk, Donghae, Shindong and Eunhyuk brought fans to their feet for their disco tune "OPPA, OPPA."
The annual award festivity ended with Lee Je-hoon shouting, "the party will go on!" and DJ Koo and rocker YB wrapped gave an impressing ending performance with the rock rendition of "Party Will Go On."
DJ Koo and YB performing at Mnet 20's Choice Awards held at the Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul in Seoul, South Korea on June 28, 2012. [Mnet]
List of Winners of 6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards
▲ 20's Movie Star: Lee Je-hoon, Bae Suzy ("Architecture 101")
▲ 20's Band Music: The Koxx
▲ 20's Click: Keean84 ("Fashion King")
▲ 20's Trendy Music: Girls' Generation-TTS "TWINKLE"
▲ 20's Sexist Performance: SISTAR
▲ 20's Do's Dont's: Park Jin-young
▲ 20's Global Star: Super Junior
▲ Upcoming 20's: Yeo Jin-goo ("Moon Embracing the Sun")
▲ 20's Style: Jang Yoon-ju
▲ 20's Booming Star: Jo Jeong-seok ("Architecture 101," "The King2Hearts")
▲ 20's Gag Character: Raitto ("Comedy Big League")
▲ 20's Popularity Award: Kim Soo-hyun ("Moon Embracing the Sun")
▲ 20's Drama Star (actress): Han Ji-min ("Rooftop Prince")
▲ 20's Drama Star (actor): Kim Soo-hyun ("Moon Embracing the Sun")
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