Baeksang Awards 2022 Voting Results are Out with Squid Game the Unanimous Pick for Daesang and Competition Fierce in the Male Lead Category with Junho Victorious

Oh I love seeing how the cheese is made! This also gives more legitimacy so here goes – the 2022 Baeksang Awards was last Friday and the judges have announced how the voting went. I’m only covering the television side, and the Daesang there went to the Netflix drama Squid Game and after the first round of voting in the second round it unanimous and decided easily. After that from the remaining dramas, it was also unanimous that the Best Drama would go to D.P. The tightest voting was in the Best Actor category which went to the final round where the three finalist votes went Junho (4), Lee Jung Jae (2), and Kim Nam Gil (1). In the Best Actress category, the final votes were Kim Tae Ri (5), Kim Hye Soo (1), and Han So Hee (1). Another big winner was Koo Kyo Hwan who took Best New Actor with unanimous votes from the first round while Best New Actress was a tight race with Kim Hye Jin (4) over Lee Yoo Mi (3), and I’m surprised to see Jung Ho Yeon with no votes since she trended the highest in Squid Game. Alrighty, here’s your vote breakdown so have fun noodling over why.

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Junho, Kim Tae Ri, Squid Game, and D.P. are the Big Television Side Winners at the 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards

The annual Baeksang Arts Awards was held this Friday night in Seoul and the 2022 edition totally dropped some surprises and some expected wins. In a first, the winner of the Popularity Awards Junho and Kim Tae Ri also won … Continue reading

Squid Game #1 in Netflix Shows in Terms of Total Hours Watched, Hometown Cha Cha Cha in 10th Place and Newly Premiered All of Us are Dead Hits 37th in One Week

Well this is an interesting tabulation of Netflix shows in terms of popularity. A new list is out through January 30, 2022 showing the cumulative hours watched of each Netflix show. I think it’s more accurate in some ways than … Continue reading

Netflix 2021 List of Most Watched K-dramas Worldwide Dominated by Fall Releases Squid Game, Hellbound, My Name then Vincenzo and Sweet Home

The phenomenon known as Squid Game really lifted the K-dramas that came after it, as evidenced by the Netflix most watched K-dramas worldwide top 10 list of 2021. Squid Game is number 1 of course, then it’s Hellbound in second … Continue reading

Squid Game and Kim Sun Ho Make the List of Top 10 Most Searched Terms on Korean Google for 2021

The helpful Google search engines continues to be the go to platform for anyone seeking information and the Korean search words in 2021 helps understand what was on people’s minds in Korea. Without splitting by category or top, only 2 … Continue reading

Squid Game Stars Lee Jung Jae and Jung Ho Yeon Represent at Various US Events Including The Gotham Awards, LACMA Gala, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The year 2021 is definitely the yet of Netflix K-dramas, and if you asked me in January which of the K-dramas Netflix produced that would be the big breakout hit I would not have necessarily picked Squid Game. I’m still … Continue reading

Netflix Japan Daily Top 10 Dominated by K-dramas Led by The King’s Affection and Squid Game

Every few years K-drama will get super popular in Japan, the trend starting with the granddaddy of them all Winter Sonata and continuing most recently into Crash Landing on You, with plenty in between. But those standalone hits did not … Continue reading

Squid Game and then D.P. Selected by Joynews Insider Poll of Best Streaming Shows of 2021

Looks like the Joynews Best Of insider poll this year has split the television programs with the streaming only programs. That’s fine though it would be interesting to see the same program stacking up against each other since where it … Continue reading