‘Squid Game,’ ‘D.P.,’ ‘Escape from Mogadishu' bag top prizes at 58th Baeksang Arts Awards

Published May 7, 2022, 8:39 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Netflix shows dominated the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards, the Korean awards ceremony honoring shows on TV, films and theater that were released from April 12, 2021 to March 31, 2022

The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony was held on May 6 at the Korea International Exhibition Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province and hosted by Shin Dong-yup, Suzy and Park Bo-gum.

The winners at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards held on May 6 (Photo courtesy of Baeksang Arts Awards)

(From left) “Squid Game” won the daesang, “D.P.” bagged best drama and “Escape from Mogadishu” took home best film at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards (Baeksang Arts Awards)

In the TV category, Netflix’s “Squid Game,” which garnered 1.65 billion hours viewed in the first 28 days on the platform, won the “daesang” or grand prize.

In addition, Hwang Dong-hyuk, who helmed “Squid Game,” took home the best director award while Jung Jae-il of “Squid Game” won the technical award for music.

On the other hand, Netflix’s “D.P.,” which starred Jung Hae-in and Koo Kyo-hwan, won three awards.

“D.P.,” which stands for deserter pursuit, is about a team in the Korean military police which catches those who abandon their military duty and not returning to their units.

“D.P.” bagged the best drama award, Koo Kyo-hwan won best new actor and the powerful performance of Cho Hyun-chul earned him the best supporting actor award.

2PM’s Lee Jun-ho won best actor for “The Red Sleeve” while Kim Tae-ri of “Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” bagged the best actress award.

Lee Jun-ho (left) won best actor for the drama “The Red Sleeve” while Kim Tae-ri of “Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” bagged the best actress award (Photo courtesy of Baeksang Arts Awards)

In the film category, Ryoo Seung-wan, the director of “Escape from Mogadishu,” won the grand prize.

“Escape from Mogadishu,” starring Kim Yoon-seok, Jo In-sung, Heo Joon-ho and Kim So-jin, took home the best film award. “Escape from Mogadishu” emerged as the No. 2 top-grossing film in 2021 in South Korea.

Sol Kyung-gu of “Kingmaker” won best actor while Lee Hye-young of “In Front of Your Face” received the best actress award.

In the film category, Sol Kyung-gu of “Kingmaker” (left) won best actor while Lee Hye-young of “In Front of Your Face” won best actress at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards (Photo courtesy of Baeksang Arts Awards)

Here are the winners at the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards:

TV

Daesang (Grand Prize) – “Squid Game” (Netflix)

Best Drama – “D.P.” (Netflix)

Best Director – Hwang Dong-hyuk, “Squid Game”

Best Actor – Lee Jun-Ho, “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” (Netflix)

Best New Actor = Koo Kyo-Hwan, “D.P.”

Best New Actress – Kim Hye-jun, “Inspector Koo”

Best Entertainment Program – “Street Woman Fighter”

Best Educational Show – “Docu Insight: National Representative”

Best Screenplay – Kim Min-seok, “Juvenile Justice”

Technical Award (Music) – Jung Jae-il, “Squid Game”

Best Male Variety Entertainer – Lee Yong-jin

Best Female Variety Entertainer – Joo Hyun-young

FILM

Daesang (Grand Prize) – Ryoo Seung-wan, director, “’Escape from Mogadishu”

Best Film – “Escape from Mogadishu”

Best Director – Byun Sung-hyun – “Kingmaker”

Best New Director – Jo Eun-ji – “Perhaps Love”

Best Actor = Sol Kyung-gu, “Kingmaker”

Best Actress – Lee Hye-young – “In Front of Your Face”

Best Supporting Actor – Jo Woo-jin, “Kingmaker”

Best Supporting Actress – Lee Soo-kyung, “Miracle: Letters to the President”

Best New Actor – Lee Hong-nae “Hot Blooded”

Best New Actress – Lee Yoo-mi, “Young Adult Matters”

Best Screenplay – Jeong Ga-young, Wang Hye-ji, “Romance Without Love”

Technical Award (Cinematography) Choi Young-hwan, “Escape from Mogadishu”

THEATER

Baeksang Play – “Jakdang Mock”

Best Short Play – “This May Be a Failed Story,” Kim Mi-ran (director)

Best Actor – Park Wan-gyu, “Red Leaves”

Best Actress – Hwang Sun-mi. “Hongpyeong Gukjeon”

SPECIAL AWARDS

Tiktok Popularity Award (Male) – Lee Jun-Ho

Tiktok Popularity Award (Female) – Kim Tae-ri

 
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