Wen Junhui, also known as Jun van Seventeenwas named as one of the biggest winners at the Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards 2023, held last October 8 at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea.
Jun received the Rising Star of the Year award for his performance in the Chinese drama ‘Exclusive Fairy Tale’, an adaptation of the novel ‘Once We Come Across Love’, alongside Taiwanese actress Buffy Chen.
The Chinese singer-actor played the role of Ling Chao who falls in love with his childhood friend Xiao Tu (Zhang Miao Yi), whom he considered his only friend.
After the award ceremony, Jun continued Seventeen‘s official X (formerly Twitter) to express his gratitude to fans for their support.
“I got this award because of Carats,” he said, referring to the K-pop boy group’s devoted legion of fans. “Thank you to all Carats who supported me. Thank you. It is an honor that Carats has given me. From now on I will continue to work hard.”
(17’S JUN) from 2023 to 2023
— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) October 8, 2023
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— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) October 9, 2023
Jun, a former child actor, debuted as the lead dancer and singer of Seventeen in May 2015. He is also part of the group’s Performance Team with Hoshi, The8 and Dino. He also released solo songs such as ‘Psycho’, ‘Crow’ and ‘Silent Boarding Gate’, among others.
Here is the full list of winners of the Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards 2023:
Dear creative person: “Moving”
Best OTT Original: “Weak Hero Class 1”
Best Asian TV Series: “Spoon”
Best Reality and Variety: “Let’s Celebrate Vietnam” and “Physical: 100”
Best director: Xin Shuang for “The Long Season”
Dear writer: Kang Full for “Moving”
Best Lead Actor: Ryu Seung-ryong for “Moving”
Best leading actress: Karishma Tanna for “Scoop”
Best Supporting Actor: Hsueh Shih-ling for “Taiwan Crime Stories”
Best Supporting Actress: Lim Ji-yeon for “The Glory”
Best Newcomer Actor: Lee Jung-ha for “Moving”
Best Newcomer Actress: Go Youn-jung for “Moving”
Best Visual Effects: “Moving”
Rising Star of the Year: Wen Junhui for “Exclusive Fairy Tale”; Buffy Chen for “Wave Makers”
Excellence Award: Yuya Yagira for “Gannibal”
Special contribution for the OTT industry: “Watcha”
Special contribution for K-Content: Viu; Wave America
Creative across the border: “EXchange Season 2”; “A day off”
New technology: TVING
Lifetime performance price: Kim Jong Hak