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.
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