A nicely laudatory ceremony for the 2021 Baeksang Awards wrapped up tonight in South Korea and I’m pretty happy with the results. The Daesang went to Yoo Jae Suk for his continued exemplary work as a variety star and host, so it wasn’t given to the drama side. Beyond Evil took home Best Drama and male lead Shin Ha Kyun won Best Actor, and queen Kim So Yeon got the Best Actress prize for Penthouse. The biggest surprise not based on award worthiness (he was!) question is Oh Jung Se repeating as Best Supporting Actor for It’s Okay to Not be Okay after winning last year for When the Camellia Blooms in a super packed category of all worthy nominees. Yeom Hye Ran was the first OCN win as the Best Supporting Actress for The Uncanny Counter. The Best New Actor and Best New Actress went to Lee Do Hyun and Park Joo Hyun respectively so also great choices. On the movie side, Best Movie is Samjin Company English Class and Yoo Ah In won Best Actor for Voice of Silence and Jeon Jong Seo is the second 20-something to win Best Actress for her turn in Call.