The Baeksang Arts Awards evening guarantees to ship enjoyable and main star energy each single yr. This yr was no totally different, regardless of the occasion having no in-person attendance because of pandemic-related restrictions. The present was hosted by comedian Shin Dong-yup and “Baeksang Goddess” Bae Suzy for the fifth consecutive yr in a row. It was broadcast domestically by JTBC and internationally by way of TikTook, letting worldwide followers meet up with the thrill and surprises.
JTBC’s Beyond Evil emerged as the one largest winner of the evening, snagging three of probably the most prestigious awards. Scriptwriter Kim Su-jin started the profitable streak by taking house Best Screenplay for crafting the the exquisitely thrilling plot of the present. Veteran actor Shin Ha-kyun snagged the much-coveted Best Actor award, regardless of the powerful competitors like Kim Soo-hyun, Song Joong-ki, Lee Joon-gi, and Uhm Ki-joon. It is a testomony to Shin’s gorgeous portrayal of the flawed anti-hero within the present that he managed to beat out a lot youthful and standard actors for the award. Finally, the present snagged Best Drama over score monsters It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, My Unfamiliar Family, Flower of Evil, and the gritty Netflix authentic sequence Extracurricular. What an evening for this underrated gem of a present!
Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Yea-ji’s It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, regardless of incomes probably the most variety of nominations within the TV class with eight, solely managed to win two awards—the very well-deserved Best Supporting Actor award for Oh Jung-se, who received each hearts and important acclaim as Kim Soo-hyun’s autistic older brother Moon Sang-tae. Coincidentally, Oh was additionally final yr’s winner for When the Camellia Blooms, which meant he ended up asserting his personal win, incomes fairly just a few laughs within the course of. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay‘s costume director Cho Sang-kyung won the show’s second award within the Technical Awards class for placing the present’s breakout star Seo Yea-ji in gorgeous designer clothes. Unfortunately, because of a barrage of controversies, Seo Yea-ji ended up skipping the show.
The main star of SBS’s Penthouse, Kim So-yeon, who performs the unhinged and ruthless Cheon Seo-jin, received Best Actress. The actress has change into iconic because of her exaggerated however sensible efficiency within the makjang drama (dramas with exaggerated parts), which is nicely on its technique to air a third season this coming June. Kim So-yeon beat Birthcare Center‘s Uhm Ji-won, Mr. Queen‘s Shin Hye-sun, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay‘s Seo Yea-ji, and River Where the Moon Rises‘ Kim So-hyun in claiming the award.
Another much-deserved win of the evening was The Uncanny Counter‘s Yeom Hye-ran, who won her very first Baeksang Arts Award for Best Supporting Actress. This is surprising, especially because the beloved Yeom has done iconic roles in shows like When the Camellia Blooms, Hospital Playlist (2020), and Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020). With Oh Jung-se winning Best Supporting Actor, fans joked that the secondary couple of last year’s Daesang-winner (Grand Prize winner) When the Camellia Blooms had reunited.
Flower of Evil was nominated in as many as 5 classes however received solely one among them—Best Director for Kim Cheol-kyu. Kim is finest recognized for guiding the Lee Bo-young starrer Mother (2018), which received Best Drama on the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards. This time, too, he directed tvN’s Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won-led household drama thriller with a scrumptious stability of thrill and melo.
When is involves rookies, star of the presently airing KBS2 drama Youth of May Lee Do-hyun took house his maiden Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actor. The well-deserved win was for his efficiency within the fantasy coming-of-age drama 18 Again, the place he performed a failing 37-year-old caught in an 18-year-old’s physique with attraction and finesse. Best New Actress went to the star of the Netflix authentic sequence Extracurricular, Park Ju-hyun, who made a powerful first impression because the morally grey Bae Gyu-ri. The younger actress is presently starring within the Lee Seung-gi-led thriller Mouse.
Baeksang Arts Awards are generally known as Korea’s model of the Oscars, honoring the very best in tv, movies, and theater. For the complete listing of this yr’s nominees within the TV and movie classes, click on here.
57th Baeksang Arts Awards Winners for Television (Drama):