The two Grand Prizes went to Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Joon Ik.
The 57th Baeksang Art Awards, hosted by Shin Dong Yup, was held at KINTEX on the 13th. And this star-studded event honored some of the greatest achievements in TV, film, and theater last year.
Last night, Yoo Jae Suk became the first comedian to win two Baeksang Grand Prizes. In his acceptance speech, he shared, “I debuted as a comedian back in 1991. I will continue to focus on my career and try to make more people laugh in delight.” He then added, “I think we’ve reached a time when we need to show more interest and love in our culture and tradition that we take for granted.”
The Book of Fish director Lee Joon Ik was honored with the Grand Prize for the film category. “So many staff devoted and sacrificed themselves to reduce the production cost. We got the award because actors prioritized devotion and sacrifice before their profits.”
Awards for Best Drama and Best Film went to Beyond Evil and Samjin Company English Class. But this wasn’t the end of Beyond Evil’s glowing achievements. It took a total of three awards, Best Drama, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay. Voice of Silence actor Yoo Ah In and The Call actress Jeon Jong Seo each picked up the Best Actor and the Best Actress trophies.
You can check the full list of winners below!
Grand Prize: Yoo Jae Suk
Best Drama: Beyond Evil
Best Variety Show: Hangout with Yoo
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: War in Life)
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)
Baeksang Play Award: We Are (Not) a Joke (literal translation)
Best Actor: Choi Soon Jin (We are [Not] a Joke)
Best Actress: Lee Bong Ryeon (Hamlet)
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