The 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards is a wrap and this year’s award winners can call it a day to celebrate their walking home with an shiny trophy. The production team released the voting tallies after the ceremony and some of the categories were landslides while other’s close calls, but no matter what each category came down to 7 voters so it wasn’t a huge pool of votes. In the television group which is were I’ve actually watched nearly all the dramas, the Daesang went to Kim Eun Sook but in the voting she got 5 votes to her Goblin male lead Gong Yoo with 2 votes. Best Drama was a landslide for Dear My Friends with 5 votes, and Goblin and Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim each got 1 vote. Gong Yoo’s Best Actor win came with 4 votes, while Jo Jung Seok got 2 votes for Incarnation of Jealousy and Han Seok Kyu 1 vote in Romantic Teacher. It was the Best Actress category that was the closest, with winner Another Oh Hae Young‘s Seo Hyun Jin with 4 votes to runner up Park Bo Young‘s 3 votes as Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.
Kim Min Suk swept Best New Actor (drama) with all 7 votes and Lee Se Young‘s 5 votes in Best New Actress (drama) was a strong win with Nana getting 2 votes.
Famed screenwriter No Hee Kyung’s Dear My Friends took home Best Drama but she also won Best Screenplay with 6 votes and a lone 1 vote going to Kim Eun Sook for Goblin, making me know that Kim Eun Sook’s Daesang win for Goblin was less on the writing or directing per se but on the strength of how she keeps creating massive mainstream hits that bring views and buzz.
The votes were much more spread out in the Movie group, with all the winners in each category getting 4 or even 3 votes to win.