Here are the Korean stars currently leading Baeksang Arts Awards popularity vote

Published May 4, 2021, 1:07 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

(Clockwise from top left) Kim Seon-ho, Song Joong-ki, Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Young-dae, Na In-woo, Kim So-yeon, Krystal, Kim So-hyun, Shin Hye-sun and Seo Ye-ji (Instagram) 

The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 13 to honor outstanding Korean works on TV, movies and theater.

Part of the ceremony is the Popularity Award where fans can vote their favorite Korean male and female stars on Tiktok from May 3 to 10.

As of writing, the leading Korean male star is Kim Seon-ho, star of the drama “Start-Up,” with about 166,430 votes followed by “Vincenzo” star Song Joong-ki with 113,780 votes and “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” actor Kim Soo-hyun with 71,830 votes.

In the female star category, “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” actress Seo Ye-ji is currently leading the pack with 96,930 votes followed by “Mr. Queen” star Shin Hye-sun with 74,630 votes and “River Where the Moon Rises” actress Kim So-hyun with 48,450 votes.

Kim Seon-ho is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at Baeksang Arts Awards for “Start-Up” while Kim Soo-hyun and Song Joong-ki are up for best actor for “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” and “Vincenzo,” respectively.

Seo Ye-ji, Shin Hye-sun and Kim So-hyun are vying for best actress along with Kim So-yeon of “The Penthouse: War in Life’ and Uhm Ji-won of “Birthcare Center.”

To vote for the Popularity Award, go to

Here are the current standings of the popularity award on Tiktok for the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards:


Kim Seon-ho – 166,430 votes

Song Joong-ki – 113,780

Kim Soo-hyun – 71,830

Kim Young-dae – 18,200

Na In-woo – 17,520


Seo Ye-ji – 96,930

Shin Hye-sun – 74,630

Kim So-hyun – 48,450

Jung Soo-jung (Krystal) – 17,770

Kim So-yeon – 17,570