The Baeksang Awards remains the the most high profile of all television and film awards shows in South Korea but it still comes with plenty of criticism and commentary for winners each year. The award does have one fan voted category the Popularity Award and every year it goes to whichever idol/actor/actress with a huge Hallyu fan base as it’s usually the international fans that mobilize big online voting drives. That’s fine, popularity is whomever has a lot of fans and/or the most hustling crew to vote day and night. Right now the 2021 Baeksang Popularity voting is open to the public so check out the vote totals as of this Monday night. Leading the male side is Kim Sun Ho by a large margin, followed by Song Joong Ki and Kim Soo Hyun. On the female side it might be a problem of optics as Seo Ye Ji is leading the votes followed by Shin Hye Sun and then Kim So Hyun. K-media isn’t sure if she’s attending to begin with and having her win the Baeksang Popularity vote while her scandal remains unaddressed by her side and she’s just laying low for it to pass would be quite awkward. The voting will continue up through before the ceremony takes place on May 13th.