[News] Yoo Ah In to be honored at the 2010 A-Awards

The team from MBC’s entertainment program ‘Infinity Challenge,’ actors Jang Hyuk and Yoo Ah In, and others have been chosen as 2010’s top ‘Black Collar Workers.’

On the 30th, fashion magazine Arena Homme Plus reported that the ‘Infinity Challenge’ team, actors Jang Hyuk and Yoo Ah In, soccer coach Huh Jeong Mu, movie director Ryu Seung Wan, architect Seung Hyo Sang, and Mnet representative Park Kwang Won had been selected by Arena Homme Plus and Audi Korea as 2010’s top ‘Black Collar Workers’ for the 5th annual A-Awards.

This year, the winners will grace the pages of Arena Homme Plus’s January 2011 issue, and each winner will also have an individual photo spread.

This year, the 5th A-Awards received nominations from various fields, including culture, art, fashion, publishing, and sports. The first round of candidates were stringently vetted by an internal committee before the final group of winners was selected.

Arena announced that a ‘Black Collar Worker’ is someone who strives to give his utmost in his field, knows how to take care of his family and spend his leisure time [well], has a sense of duty toward society, is not lazy, and knows how to cultivate both his inside character and outside appearance. [In short], he is a true man of this generation.

The awards ceremony will take place on December 1st at 7PM at Seoul’s Han River Park Jamwon District’s Fradia.

All of this year’s winner’s, as well as last year’s winners movie director Park Chan Wook, designer Song Ji Oh, singer Tiger JK, and MBC PD Kim Tae Ho are expected to attend.

This year’s winners will donate 14 million KRW [~$12,000 USD] to the Seoul Cinémathèque Private Theater Steering Committee to support the construction of a theater exclusively for the showing of art films.

Source: Star.mt.co.kr
Translated by jaeshinah


[The following information is translated from Seider’s Naver blog (purpledoll3)]

Hang on a sec! Here’s an explanation for those who aren’t familiar with the Arena Awards.

Explanation of the Arena Awards

“The Arena-Audi A-Award chose Korea’s top Black Collar Workers by soliciting nominations for the top leaders in the economy, culture, fashion, publishing, and other fields. Through a rigorous internal screening process, the final eight men were selected.

Moving away from the terms ‘white-collar worker’ and ‘blue-collar worker,’ the new phrase ‘Black Collar Worker’ indicates a man who does his absolute best in his field, is upright in his style, knowledge, and emotions; in other words, a true man of this generation who knows how to cultivate both his inside and outside self.”

<2009 winners>
Leadership: Movie director Park Chan Wook
Charisma: Baseball athlete Chu Shin Soo
Intelligence: Infinity Challenge PD Kim Tae Ho
Innovation: Psychiatrist/representative of classical music distributor Pungwoldang Park Jong Ho
Confidence: Professional golfer Yang Yong Eun
Creativity: Designer Song Ji Oh
Passion: Singer Tiger JK
Style: Actor Lee Byung Hun

<2008 winners>
Leadership: Doosan Bears coach Kim Kyung Moon
Charisma: Movie director Kim Ji Woon
Intelligence: Actor Ha Jung Woo
Innovation: Novelist Lee Weh Soo
Confidence: Chuncheon Mime Festival Art Director Yoo Jin Kyu
Creativity: Fashion designer Jung Ok Joon
Passion: aA design museum representative Kim Myung Han
Style: Singer G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong)

Looking at the past winners, you can really feel what an amazing award this is, can’t you?^^

Source [winners’ lists & all comments above]: Seider@Naver
Translated by jaeshinah

26 thoughts on “[News] Yoo Ah In to be honored at the 2010 A-Awards

  1. knows how to cultivate both his inside character and outside appearance
    – I agree~

    Congratulations Ah In! ^^

    Thanks for the translation, as always ♥

  2. Awesome!! Congratulations to Ah-in ssi for winning “Black Collar Workers” award~
    Not only that… something caught my attention too:

    “…each winner will also have an individual photoshoot.”

    Can’t wait for that to happen. :DDD

  3. am wondering which award Ah-In is going to be awarded..
    Charisma? Intelligence? Passion? Style? mmn…. i think he should be awarded with all~!

  4. Yes! YAI is TOP black collar worker.. “HE IS a true man of this generation”. I couldn’t agree more with this statement.. IT IS soooo trueee. He Is charismatic, intelligent, creative, passionate, stylish.. he should be rewarded all those categories. 😀
    Yoo AH In I am waiting for you to grace the pages of Arena Homme and of course your full photograph spread *dies*. Can’t really wait seeing you on the award tomorrow!!! Yoo Ah In FTW!

  5. Wah … can’t decide under which category YAI should win this award. My best bet is charisma or style or passion. Can’t wait for more news. Thanks jaeshinah!!

  6. ah i remember GD win this awards! (a huge fan of BIGBANG myself) 🙂 so there will be photo spread and everything??! wow can’t wait, 1st desember is like hours away! can’t wait to see ain!

  7. Yeah!! You’re very well deserved this A-Awards; ONE of the TOP “Black Collar Workers”….. aaah!! your voice is very well heard ~CONGRATULATION~ Yu Ah-in…
    Woooooooh!! we’re dying for more photossss and interview for this event, our soooo goooood late New Year’ present.
    Thank you jaeshinah ^‿^!!

  8. he could, he deserves, he works so hard, he’s dedicated, he did it from the heart … of course he was the winner for me …. whatever the outcome … but still I can’t wait for the results …. picture … and the interview … because only with that I could see him.>, <… (cross my finger for him… gosh, lately I pray a lot for him ….)

  9. It looks like YAI is the youngest among the rest. He really shows to the world that the youngest celebrity like him has what it takes to be a true man of the generation.

    He totally deserves to grab either Passion, Intelligence or Style as those awards speak volume about his capability and accountability as a black collar worker…

    Can hardly wait for the outcome…

  10. Awesome! Congrats to our YAI, the award is so fitting… “has a sense of duty toward society, is not lazy, and knows how to cultivate both his inside character and outside appearance. [In short], he is a true man of this generation!”. More awards to come! Fighting!

    • Goodluck dear Tiny! Sure you can! You have a Very Gorgeous inspiration! hehehhe ! Here, to pump up your blood ! 🙂

      Merry Christmas! (24 days to go!)

      • LOL Asha, you just gave me a nose bleed. Now not only my heart but other body parts are also beating fast lmao! Love your gorgeous headers on soompi. Thanks a bunch. The second one is just mind-blowingly hot lol. If you still have the psd file, can I request a simpler version of it too (without the words and just the pic and the blog title)? The whole body needs to go on exhibition hehehe.

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