Winners at 57th Baeksang Arts Awards

Published May 14, 2021, 7:24 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

(Clockwise from top left) Best actor (drama) Shin Ha-kyun, best actress (drama) Kim So-yeon, best new actor (drama) Lee Do-hyun, TikTok Popularity Award winner Kim Seon-ho, nominee Song Joong-ki, nominee Kim So-hyun, nominee Shin Hye-sun, best new actor (film) Hong Kyung, best actress (film) Jeon Jong-seo and best actor (film) Yoo Ah-in (Baeksang Arts Awards) 

“Beyond Evil” (aka “Monster”) won best drama while “Samjin Company English Class” was chosen best film at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards held on May 13 to honor outstanding works in TV, film and theater. 

Popular host and entertainer Yoo Jae-suk and film director Lee Joon-hik, who helmed “The Book of Fish,” won the daesang, or grand prizes, for TV and film, respectively. 

In the TV category, the best actor award went to Shin Ha-kyun of the drama “Beyond Evil,” beating fan favorites Song Joong-ki of “Vincenzo” and Kim Soo-hyun of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” Lee Joon-gi of “Flower of Evil” and Uhm Ki Joon of “The Penthouse.”

Kim So-yeon won best actress for “The Penthouse,” edging out Seo Ye-ji of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” Shin Hye-sun of “Mr. Queen,” Kim So-hyun of “River Where the Moon Rises” and Uhm Ji-won of “Birthcare Center.”

In the best supporting actor category, Oh Jung-se of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” emerged as the winner over Kim Seon-ho of “Start-Up,” Lee Hee-joon of “Mouse,” Choi Dae-hoon of “Beyond Evil” and Kim Ji-hoon of “Flower of Evil.” 

Yeom Hye-ran of “The Uncanny Counter” took home the best supporting actress trophy, beating Cha Chung-hwa of “Mr. Queen,” Shin Eun-kyung of “The Penthouse,” Park Ha-sun of “Birthcare Center” and Jang Young-nam of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.”

Lee Do-hyun of “18 Again” bagged the best new actor award, defeating Na In-woo of “River Where the Moon Rises,” Song Kang of “Sweet Home,” Kim Young-dae of “The Penthouse” and Nam Yoon-su of “Extracurricular.” 

Park Ju-hyun of “Extracurricular” won best new actress over Lee Joo-young of “Times,” Kim Hyun-soo of “The Penthouse,” Park Gyu-young of “Sweet Home” and Choi Sung-eun of “Beyond Evil.” 

Kim Seon-ho accepted the TikTok Popularity Award, which was voted for by fans. He won the award with 1.3 million votes. Seo Ye-ji, who won the popularity award in the female category, did not attend the ceremony. 

Here are the winners at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards: 

TV 

Daesang (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 – Kim Soo-jin, “Beyond Evil” 

Best Art Direction – Cho Sang-kyung, “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” 

FILM

Daesang (Grand Prize) –  director Lee Joon-hik, “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 – Park Ji-wan, “The Day I Died: Unclosed Case” 

Best Art Direction – Jung Sung-jin and Jong Chul-min, “Space Sweepers” 

Special Awards

TikTok Popularity Award (Male Category): Kim Seon-ho 

TikTok Popularity Award (Female Category): Seo Ye-ji 

 
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