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APAN (Asia Pacific Actors Network) Star Awards 2016 nominees have been announced and the list includes popular South Korean drama, such as Cheese in the Trap, Uncontrollably Fond and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.

While KBS drama Descendants of the Sun has topped the list with eight nominations, TVN series Reply 1988 and MBC show W bagged four nominations each.

The popular onscreen power couples Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo from MBC period drama W and Kim Rae Won and Park Shin Hye from SBS series Doctors are among the best couple nominees.

Meanwhile, the lead cast members of TVN show Reply 1988, Choi Moo Sung and Kim Sun Young, are being chosen under best actor and actress category. The drama has even received nominations for its lead stars in best new actor and actress category.

APAN Star Awards is an annual event organised to honour the creative team behind Korean dramas for their excellence. It is held during the Daejeon Drama Festival since 2012.

Here is the complete list of nominees for APAN Star Awards 2016:

Top Excellence Award

Best actor in a serial drama

  • Go Soo for MBC show The Flower in Prison
  • Kim Myung Min for SBS series Six Flying Dragons
  • Ahn Jae Wook for KBS show Five Children
  • Choi Min Soo for SBS drama Jackpot

Best actress in a serial drama

  • Kim So Yeon for MBC series Happy Home
  • So Yoo Jin for KBS show Five Children
  • Shin Se Kyung for SBS drama Six Flying Dragons
  • Choi Kang Hee for MBC series Glamorous Temptation

Best actor in a miniseries

  • Kim Rae Won for SBS drama Doctors
  • Song Joong Ki for KBS show Descendants of the Sun
  • Lee Jong Suk for MBC series W
  • Jo Jin Woong for tvN show Signal

Best actress in a miniseries

  • Kim Hye Soo for tvN drama Signal
  • Park Shin Hye for SBS series Doctors
  • Song Hye Kyo for KBS show Descendants of the Sun
  • Han Hyo Joo for MBC drama W

Excellence Award

Best actor in a serial drama

  • Kang Ji Hwan for MBC series Monster
  • Sung Hoon for KBS drama Five Children
  • Lee Pil Mo for MBC show Happy Home
  • Jang Geun Suk for SBS series Jackpot

Best actress in a serial drama

  • So Yi Hyun for KBS series Secrets of Women
  • Won Mi Kyung for MBC drama Happy Home
  • Jung Yoo Mi for SBS show Six Flying Dragons
  • Hong Eun Hee for MBC series Working Mom Parenting Daddy

Best actor in a miniseries

  • Kim Woo Bin for KBS show Uncontrollably Fond
  • Namgoong Min for SBS drama Remember
  • Park Hae Jin for tvN series Cheese in the Trap
  • Eric for tvN drama Another Oh Hae Young

Best actress in a miniseries

  • Kim Ah Joong for SBS drama Wanted
  • Suzy for KBS series Uncontrollably Fond
  • Seo Hyun Jin for tvN show Another Oh Hae Young
  • Uee for MBC drama Marriage Contract

Best couple

  • Kim Rae Won and Park Shin Hye for SBS series Doctors
  • Eric and Seo Hyun Jin for tvN drama Another Oh Hae Young
  • Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo for KBS series Descendants of the Sun
  • Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won for KBS show Descendants of the Sun
  • Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo for MBC drama W

Best actor

  • Kim Ui Sung for MBC drama W
  • Ma Dong Seok for OCN series Squad 38
  • Lee Seung Joon for KBS show Descendants of the Sun
  • Jin Goo for KBS drama Descendants of the Sun
  • Choi Moo Sung for tvN series Reply 1988

Best actress

  • Kim Sun Young for tvN show Reply 1988
  • Kim Ji Won for KBS drama Descendants of the Sun
  • Ye Ji Won for tvN series Another Oh Hae Young
  • Oh Yeon Seo for SBS show Please Come Back, Mister
  • Jeon Hye Bin for tvN drama Another Oh Hae Young

Best new actor

  • Kang Min Hyuk for SBS series Entertainer
  • Kwak Si Yang for SBS show Second to Last Love
  • Kim Min Suk for KBS series Descendants of the Sun
  • Park Bo Gum for tvN show Reply 1988
  • Yoon Kyun Sang for SBS drama Doctors

Best new actress

  • Kim Go Eun for tvN series Cheese in the Trap
  • Kim Yoo Jung for KBS show Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
  • Nana for tvN drama The Good Wife
  • Park So Dam for tvN series Cinderella With Four Knights
  • Hyeri for tvN show Reply 1988 
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