What is the Baeksang Arts Awards?
Every second quarter of the year, the prestigious Baeksang Arts Awards is held in South Korea to acknowledge not only the top Korean actors but also the leading K-dramas, Korean movies, and Korean variety shows. In an article published by The Straits Times, it was said that the awards ceremony was initiated by "Chang Key Young, founder of the Hankook Ilbo, who was known by his pen name Baeksang."
Last year, the Baeksang Arts Awards was rescheduled from May to June due to the pandemic and did not accommodate any audience. Actors Kang Ha Neul and Kim Hee Ae won the top prizes while the K-drama When The Camellia Blooms took home the Daesang (grand) Award. As for the Best Drama and Best Movie, Stove League and Parasite were honored.
Who are the nominees in the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards?
This year's awards ceremony is *intense* with its list of top-tier Korean stars who all deserve a trophy. Song Joong Ki (Vincenzo), Kim Soo Hyun (It's Okay To Not Be Okay), Lee Joon Gi (Flower Of Evil), Uhm Ki Joon (The Penthouse), and Shin Ha Kyun (Beyond Evil) are nominated for the Best Actor for Drama award. On the other hand, the Best Actress nominees are Seo Ye Ji (It's Okay To Not Be Okay), Kim So Yeon (The Penthouse), Shin Hye Sun (Mr. Queen), Kim So Hyun (River Where The Moon Rises), and Uhm Ji Won (Birthcare Center).
For the Best Supporting Actor for Drama, former Baeksang Arts Awards winner Oh Jung Se (It's Okay To Not Be Okay) is nominated once again. Joining him on the list are Kim Seon Ho (Start-Up), Kim Ji Hoon (Flower Of Evil), Lee Hee Joon (Mouse), and Choi Dae Hoon (Beyond Evil). The nominees for the female category are Yeom Hye Ran (The Uncanny Counter), Cha Chung Hwa (Mr. Queen), Jang Young Nam (It's Okay To Not Be Okay), Park Ha Sun (Birthcare Center), and Shin Eun Kyung (The Penthouse).
Here's the full list of nominees for the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards for your reference:
Best New Actor for Drama
- Kim Young Dae – The Penthouse
- Song Kang – Sweet Home
- Lee Do Hyun – 18 Again
- Na In Woo – River Where The Moon Rises
- Nam Yoon Su – Extracurricular
Best New Actress for Drama
- Park Gyu Young – Sweet Home
- Park Ju Hyun – Extracurricular
- Kim Hyun Soo – The Penthouse
- Lee Joo Young – Times
- Choi Sung Eun –Beyond Evil
- Voice Of Silence
- Samjin Company English Class
- Moving On
- Deliver Us From Evil
- The Book Of Fish
Best Actor for Film
- Yoo Ah In – Voice Of Silence
- Sol Kyung Gu – The Book Of Fish
- Byun Yo Han – The Book Of Fish
- Lee Jung Jae – Deliver Us From Evil
- Jo Jin Woong – Me And Me
Best Actress for Film
- Jeon Jong Seo – The Call
- Kim Hye Soo – The Day I Died: Unclosed Case
- Go Ah Sung – Samjin Company English Class
- Moon So Ri – Three Sisters
- Ye Soo Jung – An Old Lady
Best Supporting Actor for Film
- Yoo Jae Myung – Voice Of Silence
- Heo Joon Ho – Innocence
- Goo Gyo Hwan – Peninsula
- Park Sung Min – Deliver Us From Evil
- Shin Jung Geun – Steel Rain 2: Summit
Best Supporting Actress for Film
- Bae Jong Ok – Innocence
- Lee Jung Eun – The Day I Died: Unclosed Case
- Kim Sun Young – Three Sisters
- Lee Re – Peninsula
- Esom – Samjin Company English Class
Best New Actor for Film
- Kim Do Yoon – Peninsula
- Park Seung Joon – Moving On
- Hong Kyung – Innocence
- Lee Bong Geun – The Singer
- Ryu Soo Young – Steel Rain 2: Summit
Best New Actress for Film
- Shin Hye Sun – Innocence
- Krystal Jung – More Than Family
- Park So Yi – Deliver Us From Evil
- Jang Yoon Joo – Three Sisters
- Choi Jung Woon – Moving On
Best Variety Show
- How Do You Play?
- You Quiz On The Block
- Sing Again
- March Of The Ants
- Legendary Stage Archive K
Best Educational Show
- Battle Of The Century: AI Vs. Human
- Architectural Exploration – House Season 3
- The Story Of That Day In Which The Tail Bites The Tail
- Differential Class
- Archive Project – Modern Korea 2
Best Male Entertainer
- Lee Seung Gi – Master In The House, Busted Season 3
- Yoo Jae Suk – How Do You Play?, Sixth Sense
- Moon Se Yoon – 2 Days And1 Night, Delicious Guys
- Shin Dong Yup – Immortal Song, My Ugly Duckling
- Jo Se Ho – Yoo Quiz On The Block
Best Female Entertainer
- Jang Do Yeon – I Live Alone, Don’t Be The First One!
- Hong Hyun Hee – The Manager, My Golden Kids
- Kim Sook – Where Is My Home, Love Naggers
- Song Eun Yi – Nice Alone, Problem Child In House
- Jaejae – Nice Alone, Girls’ High School Mystery Class
When will the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony happen?
The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 13 and will air on JTBC.
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