The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards was a feast for the OTT series.
On the 6th, the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards opened at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Ilsan. The hosts of the event were Shin Dong Yup, Suzy, and Park Bo Gum, who had been released from his military duty.
The Grand Prizes of the TV and movie categories went to Squid Game and Escape from Mogadishu director Ryu Seung Wan. Especially this year, the popularity of OTT content was reflected in the results. Besides Squid Game, Best Drama went to D.P., whose stars Cho Hyun Chul and Koo Kyo Hwan won Best Supporting Actor and Best New Actor.
Winning the Best Actor and Best Actress (TV) were 2PM’s Junho for The Red Sleeve and Kim Tae Ri for Twenty-Five Twenty-One, who also won the TikTok Popularity Award. Moreover, King Maker actor Sol Kyung Ku and In Front of Your Face actress Lee Hye Young took home the trophies for the Best Actor and Best Actress (movie).
Below is the full list of winners.
Grand Prize: Squid Game
Best Drama: D.P.
Best Variety Show: Street Woman Fighter
Best Educational Show: Documentary Insight National Team (literal title)
Best Director: Hwang Dong Hyuk (Squid Game)
Best Actor: Lee Junho (The Red Sleeve)
Best Actress: Kim Tae Ri (Twenty Five, Twenty One)
Best Supporting Actor: Cho Hyun Chul (D.P.)
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Shin Rok (Hellbound)
Best New Actor: Koo Kyo Hwan (D.P.)
Best New Actress: Kim Hye Joon (Inspector Koo)
Best Male Entertainer: Lee Yong Jin
Best Female Entertainer: Joo Hyun Young
Best Screenplay: Kim Min Seok (Juvenile Justice)
Best Art Direction: Jung Jae Il (Squid Game)
TikTok Popularity Award: Lee Junho (The Red Sleeve), Kim Tae Ri (Twenty Five, Twenty One)
Grand Prize: Ryu Seung Wan (Escape from Mogadishu)
Best Film: Escape from Mogadishu
Best Director: Byun Sung Hyun (King Maker)
Best New Director: Jo Eun Ji (Perhaps Love)
Best Actor: Sol Kyung Gu (King Maker)
Best Actress: Lee Hye Young (In Front of Your Face)
Best Supporting Actor: Jo Woo Jin (King Maker)
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Soo Kyung (The Miracle)
Best New Actor: Lee Hong Nae (Hot Blooded)
Best New Actress: Lee Yoo Mi (Young Adult Matters)
Best Screenplay: Director Jung Ga Young, screenwriter Wang Hye Ji (Romance Without Love”
Best Art Direction: Choi Young Hwan (Escape from Mogadishu)
Baeksang Play Award: Turkish March
Best Short Play: Director Kim Mi Ran (This May Be a Failed Story)
Best Actor: Park Wan Gyu (Red Leaves)
Best Actress: Hwang Soon Mi (Hongpyung Gukjeon)
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