The biggest artists of the Korean entertainment industry walked down the red carpet at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards last night. The Baeksang Arts Awards celebrate excellence in streaming TV content, cable TV, broadcast, movies and theatrical productions. With 2020 releasing incredible shows and movies, in addition to getting huge exposure overseas, this year’s awards hold all the more value.
Here’s a list of the winners along with the highlights of the ceremony. The award show was held without an audience, following the Covid-19 protocol.
The 57th Baeksang Awards
The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards celebrated the accomplishments of broadcast, cable, and streaming TV content, as well as domestic films and theatrical productions, that were released between May 1, 2020 and April 11, 2021. Following the list of award presenters, the Baeksang Arts Awards has now also revealed which of the nominees will be attending the ceremony.
Several winners of last year’s awards attended the ceremony once again. Director Bong Joon Ho, Kim Hee Ae, Kang Ha Neul, Lee Byung Hun, Jeon Do Yeon, Oh Jung Se, Kim Sun Young, Yoo Jae Suk, Park Na Rae, Baek Seok Gwang, Kim Jung, Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Da Mi, Park Myung Hoon, and Kang Mal Geum will be returning to present awards.
Hosted by Suzy and Shin Dong Yup, the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 13 at 9 p.m. KST. It will be broadcast live via JTBC and TikTok.
LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 57TH BAEKSANG AWARDS
Grand Prize: Yoo Jae Suk
Best Drama: “Beyond Evil”
Best Variety Show: “How Do You Play?”
Best Educational Show: “Archive Project – Modern Korea 2”
Best Director: Kim Chul Gyu (“Flower of Evil”)
Best Actor: Shin Ha Kyun (“Beyond Evil”)
Best Actress: Kim So Yeon (“The Penthouse”)
Best Supporting Actor: Oh Jung Se (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”)
Best Supporting Actress: Yeom Hye Ran (“The Uncanny Counter”)
Best New Actor: Lee Do Hyun (“18 Again”)
Best New Actress: Park Ju Hyun (“Extracurricular”)
Best Male Entertainer: Lee Seung Gi
Best Female Entertainer: Jang Do Yeon
Best Screenplay: “Beyond Evil” (Kim Soo Jin)
Best Art Direction: “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” (Cho Sang Kyung)
TikTok Popularity Award: Kim Seon Ho (“Start-Up”), Seo Ye Ji (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”)
Grand Prize: “The Book of Fish”
Best Film: “Samjin Company English Class”
Best Director: Hong Eui Jeong (“Voice of Silence”)
Best Actor: Yoo Ah In (“Voice of Silence”)
Best Actress: Jeon Jong Seo (“The Call”)
Best Supporting Actor: Park Jung Min (“Deliver Us from Evil”)
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Sun Young (“Three Sisters”)
Best New Actor: Hong Kyung (“Innocence”)
Best New Actress: Choi Jung Woon (“Moving On”)
Best New Director: Yoon Dan Bi (“Moving On”)
Best Screenplay: “The Day I Died: Unclosed Case” (Park Ji Wan)
Best Art Direction: “Space Sweepers” (Jung Sung Jin and Jung Chul Min
Kim Soo Hyun Tears Up Watching Oh Jung Se Win a Baeksang Award
Oh Jung Se won the award for the Best Supporting Actor at this year’s ceremony for his portrayal as Moon Sang Tae in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. The actor received endless praise for his incredible acting abilities within the series, as his character lived with autism. Oh Jung Se stole the scene every time he appeared in the K-drama and delivered many heartfelt moments throughout the duration of the series.
As Oh Jung Se accepted his award for the Best Supporting Actor, his acceptance speech began to make waves online.
“Thank you. I have been given the honor of receiving this precious award again. I have been receiving a lot of love, which has been making me wonder if I am worthy of receiving such love.
I am a person with many faults who lacks in many ways, but I am grateful to the people who help me in the areas that I lack.
People always say that the supporting actors are there to ‘help’ the main actors. The truth is, the main actors always do well, but the supporting actors can’t do anything without the main actors. I should have helped more in my role, but I ended up receiving so much more in this production.
The dongsaeng that I love so much, Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun’s character.) Just looking at his eyes made me overflow with emotions.”
Daesang Winner Yoo Jae Suk’s Acceptance Speech At The “57th Baeksang Arts Awards” Receives National Praise From Koreans
At the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, comedian and television personality Yoo Jae Suk made history, taking home the Television Category Daesang (Grand Prize) for the second time since 2013!
He spoke up about the urgent need for an “active preservation of the Korean culture.” Though he did not specify what he may have been referring to, Koreans immediately made the connection and assumed his comment to be about the recent tension between Korea vs. China.
“I’m a bit surprised… but thank you so much for such a huge award. I took home a big win last year, so I told everyone I’ll be back in seven years. I’m beyond honored that I’m back here tonight though. I’m so grateful that I’m speechless.
I accept the award on behalf of everyone. This award is not for me only. It’s for everyone on the production teams of programs like Hangout With Yoo, You Quiz On The Block, Running Man, Come Back Home, and Sixth Sense. I’m extremely grateful for the staff who make those shows possible, as well as all my sunbae and hoobae co-stars and guests…
… and though nowadays I’m often introduced as a show host and television personality, I’m always going to be a comedian who debuted in 1991. And I look forward to continue bringing more entertainment and laughter to you as a comedian. Thank you for watching my programs.”