Baeksang Arts Awards is well known as Korea’s Golden Globe Award. This award promotes Korea art & culture, Korea’s only award ceremony which honors Korean movies’ and Korean dramas’ outstanding achievements. Celebrating their 52nd anniversary, this year award ceremony will be held on 3 June 2016 at Hall of Peace Kyung Hee University and will be broadcast live on JTBC starting from 8:30 PM KST. Shin Dong Yup will be back as host of the ceremony and will be joined by Miss A’s Suzy.
Dramas & movies aired / premiered between 16 April 2015 – 13 April 2016 are eligible to be included in the first nomination round, the judges then selected five of the best in each category to round up this year’s nomination list.
Descendants of the Sun, Signal, Six Flying Dragons, Reply 1988 are the strongest contenders, dominating most categories starting from best drama up to best scriptwriter.
Best friends Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In are competing against veteran actor Jo Jin Woong who showed his impeccable acting in Signal, Nam Goong Min who received lavish praise acting as a villain in Remember and Joo Won who received Daesang award for his impressive acting in Yongpal. For Best Actress, the strongest nominees (imho) are Kim Hyun Joo and Kim Hye Soo. 5 Reply 1988 casts are nominated in newcomer awards, a friendly competition between these tight-knit casts.
For Best Drama, it’s incredibly hard to choose only one because all five are great in their own ways. But if I have to choose based on acting, directing and writing; Signal comes on top. But I’m not one of the judges 😀 I’m excited to see who’ll take home the trophy next month! May the most deserving winner will get the most deserving recognition.
52nd Baeksang Award Nominees List (for Drama TV Awards Only)
- She Was Pretty (MBC)
- Signal (tvN)
- Six Flying Dragons (SBS)
- Reply 1988 (tvN)
- Descendants of the Sun (KBS2)
Best Production Director (PD)
- Kim Won Suk (tvN Signal)
- Shin Kyung Soo (SBS Six Flying Dragons)
- Shin Won Ho (tvN Reply 1988)
- Lee Eung Bok & Baek Sang Hun (KBS2 Descendants of the Sun)
- Jung Dae Yoon (MBC She Was Pretty)
- Nam Goong Min (SBS Remember)
- Song Joong Ki (KBS2 Descendants of the Sun)
- Yoo Ah In (SBS Six Flying Dragons)
- Jo Jin Woong (tvN Signal)
- Joo Won (SBS Yongpal)
- Kim Hyun Joo (SBS I Have a Lover)
- Kim Hye Soo (tvN Signal)
- Ra Mi Ran (tvN Reply 1988)
- Song Hye Kyo (KBS2 Descendants of the Sun)
- Hwang Jung Eum (MBC She Was Pretty)
Best New Actor
- Ryu Jun Yeol (tvN Reply 1988)
- Byun Yo Han (SBS Six Flying Dragons)
- Ahn Jae Hong (tvN Reply 1988)
- Yook Sung Jae (KBS2 School 2015)
- Lee Dong Hwi (tvN Reply 1988)
Best New Actress
- Kim Go Eun (tvN Cheese in the Trap)
- Ryu Hye Young (tvN Reply 1988)
- Park So Dam (OnStyle Because It’s the First Time)
- Lee Sung Kyung (MBC Queen of Flower)
- Hyeri (tvN Reply 1988)
- Kim Eun Sook & Kim Won Suk (KBS2 Descendants of the Sun)
- Kim Young Hyun & Park Sang Yeon (SBS Six Flying Dragons)
- Kim Eun Hee (tvN Signal)
- Lee Woo Jung (tvN Reply 1988)
- Yang Hee Seung (tvN Oh My Ghost)
Note: voting for most popular actor & actress starts today until midnight 31st of May. To vote, go to http://me2.do/F6wY1zRn and install 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards application on your android phone.
Update 2 June 2016
Voting is now closed. SongSong couple Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo are slaying, getting the most votes in both TV actor & TV actress category with 71% & 83% votes respectively – crowning them as 52nd Baeksang Most Popular TV Actor & Actress. DotS fans (me included) are looking forward to see them walking the red carpet (hopefully together) & receiving their award tomorrow.
Do Kyung Soo and Suzy will receive most popular movie actor & actress award after winning the voting in movie category with 51% votes.