Korea’s Baeksang Awards Topped by Lee Joon-ik and Yoo Jae-suk

Feelgood movie “Samjin Company English Class” was named as the top movie at South Korea’s annual Baeksang Arts Awards, which were held behind closed doors for the second year running, due to COVID-19 restrictions. JTBC’s “Beyond Evil” was named as the top TV drama.

The grand prizes went to Lee Joon-ik for his unconventional story telling in movie “The Book of Fish,” and to variety performer Yoo Jae-suk in the TV section. The show was broadcast live by JTBC in Korea and streamed internationally on TikTok.

Baeksang Art Awards 2021
Feature film
Grand prize (Daesang)
Lee Joon-Ik (“The Book of Fish”)
Best film
“Samjin Company English Class”
Best director
Hong Ui-Jung (“Voice of Silence”)
Best screenplay
Park Ji-Wan (“The Day I Died: Unclosed Case”)
Best actor
Yoo Ah-In (“Voice of Silence”)
Best actress
Jun Jong-Seo (“The Call”)
Best supporting actor
Park Jung-Min (“Deliver Us From Evil”)
Best supporting actress
Kim Sun-Young (“Three Sisters”)
Best new director
Yoon Dan-Bi (“Moving On”)
Best new actor
Hong Kyung (“Innocence”)
Best new actress
Choi Jung-Woon (“Moving On”)
Art award
Jung Sung-Jin & Jung Cheol-Min (“Space Sweepers”)

TV Dramas
Grand prize (Daesang)
Yoo Jae-Suk
Best drama
“Beyond Evil” (JTBC)
Best director
Kim Cheol-Kyu (“Flower of Evil”)
Best screenplay
Kim Soo-Jin (“Beyond Evil”)
Best actor
Shin Ha-Kyun (“Beyond Evil”)
Best actress
Kim So-Yeon (“Penthouse”)
Best supporting actor
Oh Jung-Se (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”)
Best supporting actress
Yum Hye-Ran (“The Uncanny Counter”)
Best new actor
Lee Do-Hyun (“18 Again”)
Best new actress
Park Ju-Hyun (“Extracurricular”)
Art award
Jo Sang-Kyeong (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”)
Best male entertainer
Lee Seung-Gi
Best female entertainer
Jang Do-Yeon
Best variety show
“Hangout with Yoo” (MBC)
Best Educational Show
“KBS Archive Project-Modern Korea 2” (KBS)
Most popular actor
Kim Sun-Ho
Most popular actress
Seo Yea-Ji.

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