With just few hours left for the KBS Entertainment Awards to kick-start this year, the broadcasting network has released some new details about the annual award ceremony. Along with the nomination list, KBS also revealed the names of celebrities who are going to host the show.
The 27th annual award ceremony is expected to feature performances by popular K-Pop bands such as BTS, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, MAMAMOO and MONSTA X. It could also feature special music parodies by the members of Gag Concert.
Here are five things to know about KBS Entertainment Awards 2019:
Date and venue: The 17th annual award ceremony will be held on December 21 from 9.15 pm (KST) onwards at the KBS New Hall in Seoul.
Host: The star-studded award ceremony will be hosted by Jun Hyun Moo, who is the main host of the popular KBS talk show Happy Together. She will be sharing the stage with When the Camellia Blooms actress Son Dam Bi and The Tale of Nokdu actor Jang Dong Yoon.
Hyun Moo will be the leading host for the first half of the show. She has experience of hosting several reality shows and live events. But Dam Bi and Dong Yoon are doing it for the first time. Meanwhile, the second half of the ceremony will be lead by Kim Joon Hyun. He is currently hosting the popular variety show Battle Ship.
Celebrity lineup: The organizers are yet to announce the celebrity line-up for this year. But K-Pop fans can expect some of the best performances from their favorite bands at the event.
Nomination list: During the 17th annual award ceremony, popular actors, singers and behind-the-scene talents from the Korean entertainment industry will be recognized for their outstanding contribution in various fields this year.The award category includes the Newcomer Award, Excellence Award, Top Entertainer Award, Variety Show Writer Award and Best Teamwork Awards.
Recently, KBS revealed the nominees for grand prize (Daesang). The celebrities who are going to compete with each other for the Grand Prize are the family members of Kim Seung Hyun, fathers of young participants in the popular variety show The Return of Superman, Jun Hyun Moo, Kim Sook, Lee Young Ja and Lee Kyung Kyu.
Live streaming details: The 17th annual KBS Entertainment Awards will kick-start from 9.15 pm KST on December 21. The event will be live-streamed in Korea through the KBS 2TV. The official website for KBS will also stream the event live online for other parts of the world, including Singapore, China, the US, and the UK.