The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and actresses (since many of the best were not even nominated to begin with), but at least the final prizes went to the ones in the nominated bunch that I could accept and even nod my head approvingly at some of the choices. The big all-around winner of the night was Jeon Ji Hyun who bagged the Daesang (top prize) in the television category for You From Another Stat while simultaneously being the best dressed of the night (by a long shot). She was joined at the top by acclaimed veteran Song Kang Ho who took home the Daesang (top prize) on the movie side with The Attorney. The Attorney also won the Best Movie award while completely out of the blue was the win by the KBS drama Good Doctor for Best Drama. Buh?
The Baeksang also appeared to want to split the baby and spread the wealth because Snowpiercer lost out on Best Movie but director Bong Joon Ho won for Best Director. Over on the television side, Ahn Pan Seok got a very deserving win as Best Director for Secret Love Affair. The Best Actor and Best Actress in the film category went to Sol Kyung Gu for Wish and Shim Eun Kyung for The Granny, while the Best Supporting Actor was awarded to Lee Jung Jae for The Face Reader while Best Supporting Actress was Jin Kyung for Cold Eyes. The Best Actor in the television category was like four pretty boys and one respected veteran and the selection committee probably realized it went overboard on the fanservicey nominations in the end Jo Jae Hyun took home Best Actor for sageuk Jeong Do Jeon. Lee Bo Young continued her meteoric awards sweep with I Hear You Voice and easily won in the Best Actress category. Check out the full list of winners below as well as the fashion parade which was very toned down this year and went for understated and classy.
The Daesangs going to Song Kang Ho in the film category and Jeon Ji Hyun in the television category is something I can totally live with. Good job in not pissing me off this year, Baeksang!
Jeon Ji Hyun. SHE IS A GODDESS.
Lee Jung Jae. Can I get an Il Mare sequel at some point before these Lee Jung Jae and Jeon Ji Hyun become grandparents?
Kim Soo Hyun. The Baeksang also wants to keep heaping the awards on Kim Soo Hyun who was the proud owner of three new wins at this year’s award by winning Best New Actor in film with his performance in Covertly Grandly as well as the winner of the fan vote for Most Popular Actor in the television side for You From Another Star as well as Most Popular Actor in movies for Covertly Grandly.
Kwon Yuri. She won the Most Popular Actress in the movie section for No Breathing.
Park Seo Joon.
Kim Hee Ae. She makes looking exquisite seem so effortless. Like breathing. I’m not sad she wasn’t nominated for SLA since she won last year for A Wife’s Credentials. She needs no awards to validate her sheer awesomeness.
Lee Byung Hun.
Jung Eun Ji and Shin Sung Rok.
Im Shi Wan.
Kim Ah Joong.
Kim Hyang Gi.
Lee Bo Young.
Son Tae Young.
Son Hyun Joo.
Park Shin Hye. Heirs also won its only award of the night with Park Shin Hye getting the Most Popular Actress television prize.
Baek Jin Hee.
Choi Jin Hyuk.
Shim Eun Kyung.
Jo Jae Hyun.
Daesang Grand Prize – Song Kang Ho “The Attorney“
Best Film – “The Attorney”
Best Director – Bong Joon Ho “Snowpiercer“
Best Lead Actor – Sol Kyung Gu “Wish”
Best Lead Actress – Shim Eun Kyung “Miss Granny”
Best Supporting Actor – Lee Jung Jae “The Face Reader“
Best Supporting Actress – Jin Kyung “Cold Eyes”
Best New Actor – Kim Soo Hyun “Covertly Grandly”
Best New Actress – Kim Hyang Gi “Elegant Lies”
Best New Director – Yang Woo Seok “The Attorney”
Best Screenplay – Kim Ji Hye, Jo Joong Hoon “Wish”
Most Popular (Male) – Kim Soo Hyun “Covertly Grandly”
Most Popular (Female) – Kwon Yuri “No Breathing”
Daesang Grand Prize – Jeon Ji Hyun “You From Another Star”
Best TV Drama – “Good Doctor”
Best Educational/Cultural Show – “The Its Know”
Best Entertainment Program – “Grandpas Over Flowers”
Best Director – Ahn Pan Seok “Secret Love Affair”
Best Lead Actor – Jo Jae Hyun “Jeong Do Jeon”
Best Lead Actress – Lee Bo Young “I Hear Your Voice”
Best New Actor – Jung Woo “Answer Me1994″
Best New Actress – Baek Jin Hee “Empress Ki”
Best Writing – Jung Sung Joo “Secret Love Affair”
Most Popular (Male) – Kim Soo Hyun “You From Another Star”
Most Popular (Female) – Park Shin Hye “Heirs”
Best Variety Performer (Male) – Shin Dong Yup “Witch Hunt”
Best Variety Performer (Female) – Kim Young Hee “Gag Concert”
Best OST – Lyn “You From Another Star”