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17 Baeksang Arts Award-Winning K-Dramas And Movies You Can Watch On Netflix And Viu

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The Oscars of South Korea, aka the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards just wrapped up and it was one impressive event! A lot of your favorite Korean stars have attended the awarding ceremony and had the most heartwarming interactions, not mention the emotional speeches.

To give you a brief background, the Baeksang Arts Awards is a distinguished ceremony hosted by TV network JTBC and newspaper Ilgan Sports. It's held every second quarter of the year and for 2021, the event was broadcasted via JTBC and TikTok. Similar to last year, there was no audience participating in the venue this time.

How do they select the best of the best, you ask? According to The Korea Times, there's a "rigorous process" that happens before a winner is chosen. The nominees and nominated shows are presented to a diverse group of critics to allow a broader viewpoint.

If you're wondering what are the K-dramas and Korean movies that took home trophies from the Baeksang Arts Awards, here's a list of them that you can watch on Netflix and Viu:

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1. Beyond Evil (2021)

The award: Grand Prize

Who's in it: Shin Ha Kyun, Yeo Jin Goo

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu"One man who used to be a Violent Crimes inspector is injured in both body and soul. He returns home to work at the local substation, but a series of murders start up again. The village that stood quiet for the past 20 years begins to quake once again."

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2. Space Sweepers (2021)

The award: Best Technical Achievement in Film - Visual Effects

Who's in it: Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri, Jin Seon Kyu

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: "Chasing after space debris and faraway dreams in the year 2092, four misfits unearth explosive secrets during the attempted trade of a wide-eyed humanoid."

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3. It's Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

The award: Best Technical Achievement in TV Drama - Costume

Who's in it: Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji, Oh Jung Se

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: "An extraordinary road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths."

4. Parasite (2020)

The award: Best Film

Who's in it: Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Cho Yeo Jeong, Lee Sun Gyun, Song Kang Ho, Jang Hye Jin

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu: "An unstoppable string of mishaps awaits when greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan."

5. When The Camellia Blooms (2020)

The award: Grand Prize

Who's in it: Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul, Oh Jung Se, Kim Ji Seok

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Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: "Dongbaek is a single mother. When a potential new love enters her life, she finds ways to defy the social stigmas surrounding her."

6. Hot Stove League (2020)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Namgoong Min, Park Eun Bin, Oh Jung Se, Jo Byeong Gyu

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The plot, according to Netflix: "During off-season, a professional basketball team ranked dead last in the leagues hires an unorthodox manager who's determined to push it to the top."

7. My Mister (2019)

The award: Grand Prize

Who's in it: IU, Lee Sun Kyun

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The plot, according to Viu: "Dong Hun has a wife, a son, two trouble-making brothers, and a mother. The kind-hearted son who works as a structural engineer at a large company is the pride of his mother. On the outside, he seems like a perfectly happy man who has everything he’d ever wish for. But Ji An, who lives a miserable and painful life, sees him differently."

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8. Stranger/Secret Forest (2018)

The award: Grand Prize

Who's in it: Bae Doona, Cho Seung Woo, Lee Joon Hyuk

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The plot, according to Netflix: "With the help of a gutsy female detective, a prosecutor who has lost the ability to feel empathy tackles a murder case amid political corruption."

9. Mother (2018)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Lee Bo Young, Heo Yool, Lee Hye Young

Where you can watch it: Viu

The plot, according to Viu: "This is the story of a woman becoming a mother. Soo Jin is a teacher at an elementary school. She plans to go abroad to study and teaching is just a temporary job. However, she notices that one of her students, Hye Na, is being abused by her mother and uncle at home."

10. Along With The Gods: Two Worlds (2018)

The award: Best Technical Achievement in Film - Visual Effects

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Who's in it: Ju Ji Hoon, Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Hyang Gi, Ha Jung Woo

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: "They think he's a paragon of virtue. But he knows himself. Can anyone say with certainty who has lived a noble life?"

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11. Dear My Friends (2017)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Youn Yuh Jung, Shin Gu, Kim Yeong Ok, Kim Hye Ja, Na Moon Hee, Joo Hyun, Park Won Sook, Go Du Sim, Go Hyun Jung

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: "Life is ever-delightful—and ever-changing—for a group of friends in their twilight years as they rediscover themselves through love and family."

12. Descendants Of The Sun (2016)

The award: Grand Prize

Who's in it: Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Ji Won, Jin Goo

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Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The plot, according to Viu: "This drama is about how young doctors and soldiers overcome hardships and build their relationships in the war-torn country of Uruk."

13. Signal (2016)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Kim Hye Soo, Lee Je Hoon, Cho Jin Woong

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The plot, according to Netflix: "Communicating via a walkie-talkie that transcends time, a profiler from 2015 and a detective from 1989 join forces to tackle crimes and injustice."

14. The Good Doctor (2014)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Joo Won, Moon Chae Won, Joo Sang Wook, Cheon Ho Jin

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot, according to Netflix: "A savant-like pediatric surgeon is in constant conflict with a fellow doctor—a rivalry that heats up when they develop feelings for the same woman."

15. The Moon Embracing The Sun (2012)

The award: Best Drama

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Who's in it: Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, Kim So Hyun, Kim Yoo Jung

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot, according to Viu: "Crown Prince Lee Hwon's first love was Yeon Woo, who was framed by Queen Dowager and lost her memory after she was chosen as the Crown Princess. Years later, destiny brought Lee Hwon and Yeon Woo back together again and they finally got married after overcoming countless obstacles."

16. Secret Garden (2011)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won, Yoon Sang Hyun

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

The short plot, according to Netflix: "A wealthy man and a poor stunt girl fall in love. But things get complicated when their souls become inexplicably swapped and dark secrets surface."

17. Iris (2010)

The award: Best Drama

Who's in it: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Hee, Jung Joon Ho, BIGBANG's T.O.P

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Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot, according to Netflix: "Two friends' lives are changed forever when they are recruited by a top-secret organization tasked with protecting the country for foreign threats."

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