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.
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 →
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It’s finale weekend for weekend drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay, and it’s been a fantastic ride even with the rather unorthodox turn in last weekend’s episodes. Since it’s live streamed on Netflix I watch it on TV rather … Continue reading →
This was a rough episode of It’s Okay to Not be Okay to watch, probably as dark as it gets with both the narrative and the title fairy tale written by Moon Young of The Hand, The Monkfish,. There is … Continue reading →
Grah, freaking July feels like a slog made worse than the usual dog days of summer by COVID-19 ennui and the never ending stay at home as much as you can self-preservation game plan. For the entirety of its 5-week … Continue reading →
Hoo boy was there was lot to unpack and digest in episode 12 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay. The signs where there all along that Moon Young’s mom may (1) not be dead, and (2) may be more … Continue reading →
Oh boy, I crazy loved episode 6 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay, yesterday’s slower episode felt like it was conserving a lot of emotional heft to unleash today. With a slight increase to 5.647% ratings on tvN, the … Continue reading →
Long time supporting actor Oh Jung Se is getting his long overdue lime light this year despite still playing supporting roles. Like, best development EVAR! He’s winning raves for his second male lead role in It’s Okay to Not be … Continue reading →
It’s hard to keep track of so many production teams and I didn’t fully connect the visuals of just premiered tvN drama It’s Okay to Not Be Okay with the PD until I double checked and confirmed that it’s the … Continue reading →