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Final Nominees for The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards Revealed

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The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards unveiled its nominees for the categories of Television, Movies, and Plays.

In other words, Baeksang Arts Awards’ executive office announced each category’s final list on the 12th through their official website. They selected the nominees based on their career in the past year in TV, movies, and plays.

Listed for Television series are Beyond Evil (JTBC), It’s Okay to Not Be OkayFlower of EvilMy Unfamiliar Family (tvN), and Extracurricular (Netflix). Nominees for Best Entertainment Program were evenly distributed, including March of the Ants (KakaoTV), Hangout with Yoo (MBC), Sing Again (JTBC), You Quiz on the Block (tvN), and Legendary Stage – Archive K (SBS).

Furthermore, Architectural Exploration – Home season 3 (literal translation) (EBS), The Story of the Day Biting the Tail (SBS), Archive Project – Modern Korea 2 (KBS 1TV), Differential Class (JTBC), and Battle of the Century AI vs. Human (SBS) were the nominees for the Best Educational Show Award.

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The Best Actor/Actress (TV Series)

The competition for the best actor awards is fierce, as always. Nominated for Best Actor are Kim Soo Hyun (tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), Song Joong Ki (tvN’s Vincenzo), Shin Ha Kyun (JTBC’s Beyond Evil), Uhm Ki Joon (SBS’ The Penthouse), and Lee Joon Ki (tvN’s Flower of Evil).

The nominees for the Best Actress Award is as following: Kim So Yeon (SBS’ The Penthouse), Kim So Hyun (KBS 2TV’s River Where the Moon Rises), Seo Ye Ji (tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), Shin Hye Sun (tvN’s Mr. Queen), and Uhm Ji Won (tvN’s Birthcare Center).

The Best Supporting Actor/Actress (TV Series)

Candidates for supporting actors are also jaw-dropping. For instance, Kim Sun Ho (tvN’s Start-Up), Kim Ji Hoon (tvN’s Flower of Evil), Oh Jung Se (tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), Lee Hee Jun (tvN’s Mouse), and Choi Dae Hoon (JTBC’s Beyond Evil) are up for the Best Supporting Actor Award.

Meanwhile, Park Ha Sun (tvN’s Birthcare Center), Shin Eun Kyung (SBS’ The Penthouse), Yeom Hye Ran (OCN’s The Uncanny Counter), Jang Yeong Nam (tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), and Chan Jung Hwa (tvN’s Mr. Queen) are nominated to be the Best Supporting Actress Award.

The Best New Actor/Actress (TV Series)

Who will take the once-in-a-life-time Best New Actor’s honor? Kim Young Dae (The Penthouse), Na In Woo (River Where the Moon Rises), Nam Yoon Soo (Extracurricular), Song Kang (Netflix’s Sweet Home), and Lee Do Hyun (JTBC’s 18 Again) are competing for the award.

For Best New Actress are Kim Hyun Soo (The Penthouse), Park Gyu Young (Sweet Home), Park Joo Hyun (Extracurricular), Lee Joo Young (OCN’s Times), and Choi Sung Eun (Beyond Evil).

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The Best Variety Performer

The Male and Female candidates for Best Variety Performer are also noteworthy. For example, Moon Se Yoon (2 Days & 1 Night, and Tasty Guys), Shin Dong Yup (Immortal Songs, and My Little Old Boy), Yoo Jae Suk (Hang Out with Yoo, and Sixth Sense), Lee Seung Gi (All the Butlers, and Busted! 3’s) and Jo Se Ho (You Quiz on the Block) became nominees. 

For female nominees, there are Kim Sook (Where is My Home, and Love Naggers), Jang Do Yeon (Problem Child in House’s Song Eun I, and I Live Alone), Jae Jae (Girls High School Mystery Class), and Hong Hyun Hee (Omniscient Interfering View’s).

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Up for the Film Category are Moving OnDeliver Us from EvilSamjin Company English ClassVoice of Silence, and The Book of Fish. The directors of the works became nominees for Best Director Award, as well.

The Best Film Actor/Actress

Nominated for The Best Film Actor include Byun Yo Han (The Book of Fish), Sol Kyung Gu (The Book of Fish), Yoo Ah In (Voice of Silence), Lee Jeong Jae (Deliver Us from Evil), Cho Jin Woong (Me and Me). The Best Actress candidates are Go Ah Sung (Samjin Company English Class), Kim Hye Soo (The Day I Died: Unclosed Case), Ye Soo Jung (An Old Lady), and Jeon Jong Seo (Call).

The Best Supporting Film Actor/Actress

This year’s supporting actor nominees have also made their presence as solid as leading actors. For instance, this includes Koo Kyo Hwan (Peninsula), Park Jung Min (Deliver Us from Evil), Shin Jung Geun (Steel Rain 2: Summit), Yoo Jae Myung (Voice of Silence), and Heo Joon Ho (Innocence). The candidates for The Best Supporting Actress are Kim Sun Young (Three Sisters), Baek Jong Ok (Innocence), Lee Re (Peninsula), Esom (Samjin Company English Class), and Lee Jung Eun (The Day I Died: Unclosed Case).

The Best New Film Actor/Actress

The lineup for Best New Actor in the Film section includes all generations. For example, Kim Do Yoon (Peninsula), Ryu Soo Young (Steel Rain 2: Summit), Park Seung Joon (Moving On), Lee Bong Geun (The Singer), Hong Kyung (Innocence) are up for the Best New Actor Award. Meanwhile, Park So Yi (Deliver Us from Evil), Shin Hye Sun (Innocence), Jang Yoon Ju (Three Sisters), Jung Soo Jung (More Than Family) are listed as the candidates for the Best New Actress Award.

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This year’s Baeksang Arts Awards will take contents released between May 1st of 2020 to April 11th of 2021 into their consideration. It includes all Korean media from terrestrial, cable, OTT, and web channels. Furthermore, forty members of the professional judging committee within the industry conducted a preliminary survey to select the final candidates.

The Baeksang Arts Awards will be held live without audiences due to the COVID-19 situation on JTBC from 9 PM KST on May 18th.

 

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  • This is serious how was this nomination process, where is. Moon Chae Won’s name, her acting in flower of evil was fantastic and second to none, what has happened, this list is incomplete without her name. So sad

  • Oh Jung Se. Was outstanding.!!!!!! His award should be given as Actor not supporting actor. The award is for a performance, and his was off the scale for pure portrayal of his character. His part in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay was talked about in great volumes here in the West. Thank you Netflix for recognising a good series.

    • Yes he was amazing in that role ! Second only to Ms. Seo Ye-Ji (maybe I’m a bit prejudiced here).
      One of the things I liked the most in the series were the exchanges between those two, always either very moving or hilarious. Or both.

  • Personally I’m rooting for all those involved with “It’s ok to not be okay”. And yes, that definitely includes Seo Ye-Ji. She was nothing short of unbelievably amazing in that show. Whatever one thinks of these “scandals”, that performance should be rewarded.