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Park Eun Bin, Song Hye Kyo, Bae Suzy + More Actors Nominated For The 59th Baeksang Arts Awards

Bae Doona and Yum Jung Ah are both nominated twice, for 'Best Actress' and 'Best Supporting Actress'!
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Hallyu fans, the *most awaited* event of the year is happening soon! The Baeksang Arts Awards just announced the nominees for their 59th year. If you're new to Korean awards ceremonies, here's a quick guide on the highly talked-about event.

What is the Baeksang Arts Awards?

If Hollywood has the Oscars, South Korea has the Baeksang Arts Awards. The annual event is hosted by TV network JTBC and newspaper Ilgan Sports. From K-dramas, Korean movies, Korean variety shows, and Korean plays, it recognizes the best of the best in the entertainment industry. The Baeksang Arts Awards was initiated by Hankook Ilbo founder Chang Key Young, whose pen name is Baeksang.

According to The Korea Times, selecting the winners for the Baeksang Arts Awards requires a "rigorous process." The nominees and nominated shows are presented to a diverse group of critics to allow for a broader viewpoint.

Who are the nominees for the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards?

We're not entirely sure how the judges selected the winners for this year's Baeksang, because all of the nominees deserve the recognition! For the Best Actor for Drama, Son Suk Ku (My Liberation Notes), Lee Byung Hun (Our Blues), Lee Sung Min (Reborn Rich), Jung Kyung Ho (Crash Course in Romance), and Choi Min Sik (Casino) are nominated.

59th Baeksang Arts Awards best actor tv drama nominees
59th Baeksang Arts Awards

Additionally, the Best Actress for Drama nominees are Kim Ji Won (My Liberation Notes), Kim Hye Soo (Under the Queen’s Umbrella), Park Eun Bin (Extraordinary Attorney Woo), Song Hye Kyo (The Glory), and Bae Suzy (Anna).

59th Baeksang Arts Awards best actress tv drama nominees
59th Baeksang Arts Awards
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Here are the rest of the nominees for the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards:

Best Supporting Actor for Drama

Best Supporting Actress for Drama

Best New Actor for Drama

  • Kim Gun Woo (The Glory)
  • Kim Min Ho (New Recruit)
  • Moon Sang Min (Under the Queen’s Umbrella)
  • Joo Jong Hyuk (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
  • Hong Kyung (Weak Hero Class 1)

Best New Actress for Drama

  • Kim Hieora (The Glory)
  • Roh Yoon Seo (Crash Course in Romance)
  • Lee Kyung Sung (My Liberation Notes)
  • Joo Hyun Young (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
  • Ha Yun Kyung (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)

Best Director For Drama

  • Kim Kyu Tae (Our Blues)
  • Kim Seok Yoon (My Liberation Notes)
  • Kim Hee Won (Little Women)
  • Yoo In Shik (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
  • Lee Joo Young (Anna)

Best Screenwriter For Drama

Best Drama

Best Actor for Film

Best Actress for Film

Best Supporting Actor for Film 

Best Supporting Actress for Film 

  • Park Se Wan (6/45)
  • Bae Doona (Broker)
  • Ahn Eun Jin (The Night Owl)
  • Yum Jung Ah (Alienoid)
  • Lee Yeon (Kill Boksoon)

Best New Actor for Film

  • Noh Jae Won (Missing Yoon)
  • Jinyoung (Christmas Carol)
  • Byun Woo Seok (20th Century Girl)
  • Seo In Guk (Project Wolf Hunting)
  • Ong Seong Wu (Life Is Beautiful)

Best New Actress for Film

  • Go Yoon Jung (Hunt)
  • Kim Si Eun (Next Sohee)
  • Kim Hye Yoon (The Girl On a Bulldozer)
  • IU (Broker)
  • Ha Yun Kyung (Gyeong Ah’s Daughter)

Best Director For Film

  • Kim Han Min (Hansan: Rising Dragon)
  • Park Chan Wook (Decision to Leave)
  • Ahn Tae Jin (The Night Owl)
  • Lee Jung Jae (Hunt)
  • Jung Ju Ri (Next Sohee)

Best Screenwriter For Film

  • Park Kyu Tae (6/45)
  • Lee Jung Jae, Jo Seung-hee (Hunt)
  • Jeong Seo Kyeong, Park Chan Wook (Decision to Leave)
  • Jung Ju Ri (Next Sohee)
  • Ryu Jun Yeol, Yoo Hae Jin (The Night Owl)

Best Film

Best Male Entertainer

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  • Kim Kyung Wook
  • Kim Jong Kook
  • Jun Hyun Moo
  • Hwang Jae Sung

Best Female Entertainer

Best Variety Show

Best Educational Show

  • National Office of Investigation (literal title)
  • In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal
  • Your Literacy Skills+ (literal title)
  • Adult Kim Jang Ha (literal title)
  • Hidden Earth: 3 Billion Years on the Korean Peninsula

When is the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards?

Save the date: The 59th Baeksang Arts Awards will happen on Friday, April 28 at Paradise City in Incheon starting at 5:30 p.m. KST. The program will be broadcast live on television via JTBC, JTBC2, and JTBC4, and it will also be broadcast live via TikTok.

As of 11AM KST on Tuesday, April 18, the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards (Popularity Awards) official fan vote has opened! The voting period runs from April 18th until 4PM KST on April 26th, so show your faves some ~love~.


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