57th Baeksang Arts Awards Winners


We’ve seen many spectacular movies, dramas and entertaining variety shows released from May 2020 till April this year. Amongst the many contenders nominated, only some are shortlisted as potential winners in the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards.

If you missed the awards ceremony, check out the list of winners below.


– TV category –


Daesang Award (Grand Prize)


Winner: Yoo Jae-suk

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Image credit: @yoojaeseok72


Best Drama


Winner: JTBC’s Beyond Evil

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best drama award
Images adapted from: tvN, JTBC, tvN, tvN, and Netflix

  • JTBC’s Beyond Evil
  • tvN’s Flower of Evil
  • tvN’s My Unfamiliar Family
  • Netflix’s Extracurricular

Best Actor


Winner: Shin Ha-kyun in Beyond Evil

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Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best actor award 1
Images adapted from: tvN, SBS, @tvndrama.official, tvN, and JTBC

  • Kim Soo-hyun in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • Uhm Ki-joon in The Penthouse: War in Life
  • Song Joong-ki in Vincenzo
  • Lee Joon-gi in Flower of Evil
  • Shin Ha-kyun in Beyond Evil

Best Actress


Winner: Kim So-yeon in The Penthouse: War in Life

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Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best actress award 1
Images adapted from: tvN, SBS, tvN, KBS, and tvN

  • Shin Hye-sun in Mr. Queen
  • Kim So-yeon in The Penthouse: War in Life
  • Uhm Ji-won in Birthcare Center
  • Kim So-hyun in River Where the Moon Rises
  • Seo Ye-ji in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Best New Actor


Winner: Lee Do-hyun in 18 Again

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Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best new actor 1
Images adapted from: JTBC, SBS, Netflix, Netflix, and KBS

  • Lee Do-hyun in 18 Again
  • Kim Young-dae in The Penthouse: War in Life
  • Song Kang in Sweet Home
  • Nam Yoon-su in Extracurricular
  • Na In-woo in River Where the Moon Rises

Best New Actress


Winner: Park Ju-hyun in Extracurricular

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Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best new actress 1
Images adapted from Netflix, JTBC, Netflix, SBS, and OCN

  • Park Gyu-young in Sweet Home
  • Choi Sung-eun in Beyond Evil
  • Park Ju-hyun in Extracurricular
  • Kim Hyun-soo in The Penthouse: War in Life
  • Lee Joo-young in Times

Best Supporting Actor


Winner: Oh Jung-se in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best supporting actor 1
Images adapted from: tvN, @tvndrama.official, tvN, tvN, and @jtbcdrama

  • Kim Seon-ho in Start-Up
  • Lee Hee-joon in Mouse
  • Oh Jung-se in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • Kim Ji-hoon in Flower of Evil
  • Choi Dae-hoon in Beyond Evil

Best Supporting Actress


Winner: Yeom Hye-ran in The Uncanny Counter

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best supporting actress 1
Image credit: OCN, tvN, SBS, tvN, and tvN

  • Yeom Hye-ran in The Uncanny Counter
  • Park Ha-sun in Birthcare Center
  • Shin Eun-kyung in The Penthouse: War in Life
  • Jang Young-nam in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • Cha Chung-hwa in Mr. Queen

Best Male Entertainer


Winner: Lee Seung-gi from SBS’ Master in the House and Netflix’s Busted Season 3

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best male entertainer
Images adapted from: FNC Entertainment, SM C&C, FNC Entertainment, @leeseunggi.official, and @chosaeho

  • Moon Se-yoon from KBS 2TV’s 2 Days and 1 Night and Comedy TV’s Delicious Guys
  • Shin Dong-yup from KBS 2TV’S Immortal Song and SBS’ My Ugly Duckling
  • Yoo Jae-suk from MBC’s How Do You Play? And tvN’s Sixth Sense
  • Lee Seung-gi from SBS’ Master in the House and Netflix’s Busted Season 3
  • Jo Se-ho from tvN’s Yoo Quiz on the Block

Best Female Entertainer


Winner: Jang Do-yeon from MBC’s I Live Alone and JTBC’s Don’t Be the First One!

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best female entertainer
Images adapted from: Vivo TV, @jang.doyoun, @happy_jae_jae, @hyunheehong, and @4000man_

  • Song Eun-yi from JTBC’s Nice Alone and KBS 2TV’s Problem Child in House
  • Jang Do-yeon from MBC’s I Live Alone and JTBC’s Don’t Be the First One!
  • Jaejae from JTBC’s Nice Alone and TVING’s Girls’ High School Mystery Class
  • Hong Hyun-hee from MBC’s The Manager and Channel A’s My Golden Kids
  • Kim Sook from MBC’s Where Is My Home and KBS Joy’s Love Naggers

Best Variety Show


Winner: MBC’s How Do You Play?

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best variety show
Images adapted from: KakaoTV, MBC, JTBC, tvN and SBS

  • KakaoTV’s March of the Ants
  • MBC’s How Do You Play?
  • JTBC’s Sing Again
  • tvN’s You Quiz on the Block
  • SBS’ Legendary Stage Archive K

Best Educational Show


Winner: KBS’ Archive Project – Modern Korea 2

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best educational show
Images adapted from: SBS, JTBC, SBS, EBS, and KBS

  • SBS’ The Story of That Day In Which The Tail Bites The Tail
  • JTBC’s Differential Class
  • SBS’ Battle of the Century: AI vs Human
  • EBS’ Architectural Exploration – House Season 3
  • KBS’ Archive Project – Modern Korea 2

Other awards


Best Director (TV)

Winner: Kim Cheol-gyu – Flower of Evil

Nominees:

  • Kwon Young-il – My Unfamiliar Family
  • Kim Cheol-gyu – Flower of Evil
  • Kim Hui-won – Vincenzo
  • Park Shin-woo – It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  • Shim Na-yeon – Beyond Evil

Best TV Script

Winner: Kim Su-jin – Beyond Evil

Nominees:

  • Kim Su-jin – Beyond Evil
  • Ha Myung-hee – Record of Youth
  • Yoo Jung-hee – Flower of Evil
  • Cho Yong – It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  • Kim Eun-jeong – My Unfamiliar Family

Technical Award

Winner: Cho Sang-kyung (Costume design) – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Nominees:

  • Lee Byung-joo (VFX) – Sweet Home
  • Jang Jong-kyung (Fliming) – Beyond Evil
  • Choi Jung-yoon (Music) – Legendary Stage Archive K
  • Cho Sang-kyung (Costume design) – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • MBC Design Center VFX Team (VR) – VR Documentary “Meeting You Season 2”

– Film category –


Daesang Award (Grand Prize)


Winner: Lee Joon-ik

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Best Film


Winner: Samjin Company English Class

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best film
Images adapted from: IMDB, IMDB, IMDB, IMDB, and IMDB

  • Moving On
  • Deliver Us from Evil
  • The Book of Fish
  • Samjin Company English Class
  • Voice of Silence

Best Actor


Winner: Yoo Ah-in in Voice of Silence

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best actor award 2
Images adapted from: Saram Entertainment, C-JeS Entertainment, @hongsick, Artist Company, and Saram Entertainment

  • Byun Yo-han in The Book of Fish
  • Sol Kyung-gu in The Book of Fish
  • Yoo Ah-in in Voice of Silence
  • Lee Jung-jae in Deliver Us from Evil
  • Jo Jin-woong in Me and Me

Best Actress


Winner: Jeon Jong-seo in The Call

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best actress award 2
Images adapted from: Key East, @hs_kim_95, C-JeS Entertainment, S&A Entertainment, and MY Company

  • Go Ah-sung in Samjin Company English Class
  • Kim Hye-soo in The Day I Died: Unclosed Case
  • Moon So-ri in Three Sisters
  • Ye Soo-jung in An Old Lady
  • Jeon Jong-seo in The Call

Best New Actor


Winner: Hong Kyung in Innocence

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best new actor 2
Images adapted from: Just Entertainment, El Rise, Naver, Level 9 Company, and J.Wide Company

  • Kim Do-yoon in Peninsula
  • Ryu Soo-young in Steel Rain 2: Summit
  • Park Seung-joon in Moving On
  • Lee Bong-geun in The Singer
  • Hong Kyung in Innocence

Best New Actress


Winner: Choi Jung-woon in Moving On

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best new actress 2
Image credit: YG Entertainment, YNK Entertainment, @yoonjujang, H& Entertainment, and IKKLE Entertainment

  • Park So-yi in Deliver Us From Evil
  • Shin Hye-sun in Innocence
  • Jang Yoon-joo in Three Sisters
  • f(x)’s Krystal in More Than Family
  • Choi Jung-woon in Moving On

Best Supporting Actor


Winner: Park Jung-min in Deliver Us from Evil

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best supporting actor 2
Images adapted from: Cine 21, Sem Company, Artist Company, Ace Factory, and Story J Company

  • Goo Gyo-hwan in Peninsula
  • Park Jung-min in Deliver Us from Evil
  • Shin Jung-geun in Steel Rain 2: Summit
  • Yoo Jae-myung in Voice of Silence
  • Heo Joon-ho in Innocence

Best Supporting Actress


Winner: Kim Sun-young in Three Sisters

Nominees:57th baeksang awards winners - best supporting actress 2
Images adapted from: Kang Entertainment, J.Wide Company, @leere0312, @esom_, and Will Entertainment

  • Kim Sun-young in Three Sisters
  • Bae Jong-ok in Innocence
  • Lee Re in Peninsula
  • Esom in Samjin Company English Class
  • Lee Jung-eun in The Day I Died: Unclosed Case

Other awards


Best Director

Winner: Hong Ui-jeong – Voice of Silence

Nominees:

  • Hong Ui-jeong – Voice of Silence
  • Park Ji-wan – The Day I Died: Undisclosed Case
  • Yoon Dan-bi – Moving On
  • Lee Chung-hyun – The Call
  • Lim Sun-ae – An Old Lady

Best Screenplay

Winner: Park Ji-wan – The Day I Died: Undisclosed Case

Nominees:

  • Kim Se-kyum – The Book of Fish
  • Yoon Dan-bi – Moving On
  • Park Ji-wan – The Day I Died: Undisclosed Case
  • Lee Jong-pil – Samjn Company English Class
  • Hong Eui-jeong – Voice of Silence

Technical Award

Winner: Jeong Seong-jin, Jong Chol-min (VFX) – Space Sweepers

Nominees:

  • Lee Ui-tae (Filming) – The Book of Fish
  • Lee Jin-hyung, Choi Jae-jin, Jung Hwang-soo (VFX) – Peninsula
  • Jang Geun-young (Art) – Space Sweepers
  • Hong Kyung-pyo (Filming) – Deliver Us From Evil
  • Jeong Seong-jin, Jong Chol-min (VFX) – Space Sweepers

– TikTok Popularity Award –


Winners of the TikTok Popularity Award were decided based on fan votes over TikTok from 3rd May to 10th May 11:59PM KST. Over 45 million votes were cast by fans to vote for their favourite star.

Here are the winners.


Most Popular Actor


Winner: Kim Seon-ho
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Image credit: @kimseonho_staff.diary

About 1.3 million votes were cast for the beloved second male lead of Start-Up – Kim Seon-ho. The efforts of his strong fanbase, Seonhohada, have paid off. 

Seon-ho made his small screen debut in 2017 with a supporting role in Good Manager, and he soon took up his first lead roles in Strongest Deliveryman and Two Cops. His performance in Two Cops bagged him two awards in the 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama and Best New Actor. He was also nominated for the Best New Actor in the KBS Drama Awards that same year for his role in Strongest Deliveryman. 

More recently, in 2020, he won the Rookie Award in the Show/Variety Category at the KBS Entertainment Awards for his participation in 2 Days & 1 Night, a variety show that recommends places in South Korea to visit. 2

Other actors in the Top 6 include Song Joong-ki in 2nd place, who lost to Kim Seon-ho by 343,220 votes, Kim Soo-hyun in 3rd place with 364,990 votes, Lee Joon-gi in 4th, Na In-woo in 5th, and Song Kang in 6th.


Most Popular Actress


Winner: Seo Ye-ji
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Image credit: @goldmedalist_official

Despite her recent controversy with her then-boyfriend actor Kim Jung-hyun, where she had allegedly asked him to amend scenes in the drama Time so that he would have minimal physical contact with the female lead, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, Seo Ye-ji came out tops as the Most Popular Actress. 

Since her sitcom debut in 2013 with Potato Star 2013QR3, she has been praised for her acting skills. She later landed the lead role in the cult-thriller Save Me. In 2020, she gained even more recognition of her portrayal of a children’s book author, Go Moon-young, in tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

A whopping 789,170 votes were cast for her, with Shin Hye-sun coming in 2nd place with 678,800 votes, Kim So-hyun in 3rd with 212,990 votes, and f(x)’s Krystal in 4th place with 76,780 votes.


Winners of the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards


Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Baeksang Arts Awards – their efforts have surely not gone unnoticed. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in the future, and how the Korean TV and film industry will change after this.

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