59th Baeksang Arts Awards: ‘The Glory,’ ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ and other winners unveiled
The 59th Baeksang Arts Awards finally named its 2023 winners in film, television, and theater categories on Friday, April 28.
The awarding ceremony for one of South Korea’s most prestigious price-giving events was hosted by MC Shin Dong Yup, singer-actress Bae Suzy, and actor Park Bo Gum. The event occurred at Incheon Paradise City, with simultaneous broadcast through JTBC Network.
Moreover, nominees for the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards include the projects launched from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023. The entries underwent a screening process led by 60 professional evaluators composed of experts in the entertainment industry.
This year, the revenge-tragedy serial The Glory took home the most wins, including the Best Drama title. Its lead actress Song Hye Kyo cliched the acknowledgment for Best Actress, while co-star Lim Ji Yeon was recognized as Best Supporting Actress.
Ultimately, Park Eun-Bin received the Best Drama Daesang or the grand prize for the legal television series Extraordinary Attorney Woo. On the other hand, Park Chan Wook, who helmed the show, received the trophy for Best Director.
Here is the complete list of winners of the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards:
- TikTok Popularity Award (Male): Park Jinyoung
- TikTok Popularity Award (Female): IU
- Male Rookie (TV): Moon Sang Min (Under The Queen’s Umbrella)
- Female Rookie (TV): Roh Yoon Seo (Crash Course in Romance)
- Male Rookie (Film): Park Jinyoung (Christmas Carol)
- Female Rookie (Film): Kim Sei Eun (Next Sohee)
- Rookie Director: Ahn Tae Jin (The Night Owl)
- Youth Award for Theater: We Now Archive
- Best Technical Achievement: Little Women (TV), Hunt (Film)
- Best Write: My Liberation Notes (TV)
- Best Screenplay: Next Sohee (Film)
- Best Supporting Actor (TV): Jo Woo Jin (Narco-Saints)
- Best Supporting Actress (TV): Lim Ji Yeon (The Glory)
- Best Supporting Actor (Film): Byun Yohan (Hansan: Rising Dragon)
- Best Supporting Actress Film: Park Se Wan (6/45)
- GUCCI Impact Award: Next Sohee
- Best Entertainment Program: Psick Univ Psick Show
- Best Entertainer (Male): Yoon Sieun
- Best Entertainer (Female): Lee Eunji
- Best Director (TV): Yoo Insik (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
- Best Director (Film): Park Chan Wook (Decision to Leave)
- Best Actor (Film): Ryu Jun Yeol (The Night Owl)
- Best Actress (Film): Tang Wei (Decision to Leave)
- Best Educational Show: A Man Who Heals The City
- Best Film: The Night Owl
- Best Drama: The Glory
- Baeksang Play Award: No Elected
- Best Actor (TV): Lee Sung Min (Reborn Rich)
- Best Actress (TV): Song Hye Kyo (The Glory)
- Best Film Daesang: Decision To Leave
- Best Drama Daesang: Park Eun Bin (Extraordinary Attorney Woo)
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