Well this will put naysayers and conspiracy theorists to rest (I hope). The 2021 Baeksangs Awards released tons of behind the scenes information related to the voting for the winners and hold your horses because this stuff is super illuminating. Yoo Jae Suk was given the Daesang with 6 votes in the fast voting time this year in any category, but Beyond Evil did get 1 vote. Drama Best Actor went two rounds, with the three finalists in the second round being Shin Ha Kyun with 5 votes, while Lee Joon Ki and Kim Soo Hyun each got 1 vote. Drama Best Actress was a two-way between Kim So Yeon and Shin Hye Sun, each getting 50% of the votes in the first round, but Kim So Yeon pulled away in the second round 5 votes to 2 votes. Beyond Evil won Best Drama in the second round.
Drama Best Director was a tough call finally the Flower of Evil PD winning with 4 votes as the Beyond Evil PD got 3 votes so close race. The most heated race was Drama Best Supporting Actor, took the long period of voting and discussion, and in the second round it was still Oh Jung Se, Choi Dae Hoon, and Lee Hee Joon neck to neck. The final votes went Oh Jung Se 4 votes to Choi Dae Hoon with 3 and Lee Hee Joon 1. Yeom Hye Ran swept every vote in Drama Best Supporting Actress. Drama Best New Actor was super close every nominee got 1 vote in the first round and in the second round Lee Do Hyun won with 3 votes. Drama Best Supporting actress was a two-way race between Park Joo Hyun and Choi Sung Eun and in the second round Park Joo Hyun won with 4 votes. On the movie side, Yoo Ah In won over Byun Yo Han by just one vote for Film Best Actor, and Jeon Jong Seo took home Film Best Actress with unanimous votes. And finally Lee Seung Gi took him Best Variety Star in the second round with 4 votes over Moon Se Yoon with 3 votes.
It seemed ill-fitting to congratulate Lee Seung Gi‘s big night at the 2021 Baeksang Awards with my earlier post covering the acting/drama/movie sides since he was there not for his excellent performance in the not excellent Mouse but for his … Continue reading →
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, … Continue reading →
It’s such a wild ride this year with the behind-the-scenes shenanigans over the popularity voting in the 2021 Baeksang Awards, to be held later this week. It was only three years ago that the Baeksang’s combined the Popularity Award given … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
It was yet another historic year for the Korean film industry at the Academy Awards, after last year Parasite winning Best Movie and Bong Joon Ho taking home Best Director, this year it was on the acting side as veteran … Continue reading →
The 2021 Baeksang Arts Award nominations came out five days ago but I didn’t have a chance to write about it since the news was overshadowed by the hullabaloo that was the production of MBC drama Time and things surrounding … Continue reading →
It’s been some time since I saw so much glitz and glamour and this time it’s courtesy of C-ent which held the 2020 Weibo Night Awards despite it already being 2021. Better late than never and the ceremony feted popular … Continue reading →
The 2020 KBS Drama Awards was a free for all as well, and a mix of face masks, social distancing, and still walking the red carpet. The bulk of the awards went to the various cast members of weekend drama … Continue reading →
I searched and there are no pictures of the actors and actresses attending the 2020 MBC Drama Awards with their face masks off so kudos for the production really sticking with proper protective gear and social distancing. Everyone even wore … Continue reading →
The 2021 First Brand Awards, celebrating the 19th year of giving out prizes for consumer faves, will forgo a ceremony this year but still announced the winners of the various category daesang prizes. The Actress Award goes to Suzy while … Continue reading →
South Korean cable networks continue to dominate in both ratings and award wins. This week the Asian Academy Creative Awards was held in Singapore and two K-dramas received prizes both airing on tvN. Crash Landing on You won Best Drama … Continue reading →
The Asia Model Awards always has an acting and actor/actress category since so many South Korean models go into acting or do it concurrently. This year’s 2020 awards highlighted actors and actresses who had hit dramas or was quite buzzy … Continue reading →