53rd Baeksang Arts Awards

I was able to see some celebrities who attended the prestigious 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards. It was a series of fortunate events. I wasn’t able to buy a ticket but I’m came early to the venue to secure a good spot near the red carpet. 

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I usually work on Wednesdays but it was May 3 — Buddha’s Birthday. It was a holiday in Korea! I felt that the universe conspired to help me in attending this event.

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Ji Chang Wook

I had a good spot to see them but I’m not equipped with a professional camera. I only took some videos using my phone. Fortunately, a met another Filipino named Man Ong. The Filipino photographer was kind enough to send me the pictures that he took.

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Park Bo Young

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Park Shin Hye

My original plan was to make a vlog but my hands became shaky when I was taking the videos. It’s not everyday that you meet the people you watch in dramas. I decided to stop taking pictures and enjoy the moment. I joined the girls who were shouting Oppa! Saranghaeyooo! and giggled with them whenever the oppa smiles and waves back at us.

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The red carpet only lasted for an hour. As soon as it was finished, I rushed to the place where the celebrities have their pictures taken. This may sound weird but I can still feel their presence there. HAHAHAHA! I was really starstruck! I was lucky to have my picture taken there because the dismantled it right away after few minutes.

Among the gentlemen, I saw Ji Soo, Jo Jung Suk, Ji Chang Wook, Park Bo Gum, Do Kyung Soo, Jinyoung, and Ryu Jun Yeol. Among the ladies, I saw Kim Go Eun, Park Shin Hye, Song Ye Jin, Kim Yoo Jung, Park Bo Young, Suzy, Yoona, and Seo Hyun Jin.
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53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Winners

Here is the complete list of winners of the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards.

 TV Category

DAESANG : Kim Eun Sook (Writer,Goblin)

Best Drama: Dear My Friends (tvN)

Nominees:
W (MBC)
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (KBS)
Romantic Doctor Kim (SBS)
Goblin (tvN)

Best Educational Program: Ssulzun (JTBC)

Nominees:
I Would Like to Know (SBS)
Docuprime Democracy (EBS)
Japanese Invasion 1952 (KBS)
Special Knowledge (KBS)

Best Variety Program: My Ugly Duckling (SBS)

Nominees:
I Live Alone (MBC)
Show Me The Money 5 (Mnet)
Knowing Bros (JTBC)
Phantom Singer (JTBC)

Best Director: Yoo In Shik (SBS’ Romantic Doctor Kim)

Nominees:
Song Hyun Wook (tvN’s Oh Hae Young Again)
Lee Eung Bok (tvN Goblin), Jung Dae Yoon (MBC ‘W’)
Hong Jong Chan (tvN ‘Dear My Friends’)

Best Actor: Gong Yoo (tvN – Goblin)

Nominees:
Namgoong Min (KBS – Chief Kim)
Park Bogum (KBS – Moonlight Drawn By Clouds)
Jo Jung Seok (SBS – Jealousy Incarnate)
Han Seok Kyu (SBS – Romantic Doctor Kim)

Best Actress: Seo Hyun Jin (tvN – Oh Hae Young Again)

Nominees:
Kim Go Eun (tvN – Goblin)
Kim Ha Neul (KBS – On the Way to the Airport)
Park Bo Young (JTBC – Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)
Park Shin Hye (SBS – Doctors),

Best New Actor: Kim Min Seok (SBS – Doctors)

Nominees:
Gong Myung (tvN – Drinking Solo)
Kim Min Jae (SBS – Romantic Doctor Kim)
Ji Soo (JTBC – Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)
Jinyoung (KBS – Moonlight Drawn By Clouds)

Best New Actress: Lee Se Young (KBS – Laurel Tree Tailors)

Nominees:
Kang Hanna (SBS – Moon Lovers)
Gong Seung Yeon (KBS – God of Noodles)
Nana (tvN – Good Wife)
Minah (SBS – Beautiful Gong Shim)

Variety Award (Male): Yang Se Hyung (SBS – Mobidic)

Nominees:
Kim Guk Jin (SBS – Flaming Youth)
Kim Jong Min (KBS – 1N2D)
Park Soo Hong (SBS – My Ugly Duckling)
Yoo Min Sang (KBS – Gag Concert)

Variety Award (Female): Park Na Rae (MBC – I Live Alone)

Nominees:
Kim Sook (KBS – Unnies Slam Dunk)
Lee Soo Ji (KBS – Gag Concert)
Jang Do Yeon (tvN – Comedy Big League)
Hong Yoon Hwa – (SBS – People Looking for Laughter)

Best Script: Noh Hee Kyung’s Dear My Friends (tvN)

Nominees:
Kang Eun Kyung’s Romantic Doctor Kim (SBS)
Kim Eun Sook’s Goblin (tvn)
Park Hae Young’s Oh Hae Young Again (tvN)
Song Jae Jung’s W (MBC)

Film Category

DAESANG :Park Chan Wook (Director, The Handmaiden)

Best Film: The Wailing

Nominees:
The Age of Shadows
Train to Busan
The Handmaiden
Asura

Best Director : Kim Ji Woon (The Age of Shadows)

Nominees:
Kim Sung Soo (Asura)
Na Hong Jin (The Wailing)
Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
Hong Sang Soo (On the Beach at Night Alone)

Best New Director: Yeon Sang Ho (Train to Busan)

Nominees:
Yoon Ga Eun (The World of Us)
Lee Yo Seob (The Queen of Crime)
Lee Joo Young (A Single Rider)
Lee Hyun Joo (Our Love Story)

Best Actor: Song Kang Ho (The Age of Shadows)

Nominees:
Kwak Do Won (The Wailing)
Yoo Hae Jin (Luck Key)
Lee Byung Hun (Master)
Ha Jung Woo (Tunnel)

Best Actress: Son Ye Jin (The Last Princess)

Nominees:
Kim Min Hee (The Handmaiden)
Kim Hye Soo (Familyhood)
Yoon Yeo Jung (The Bacchus Lady)
Han Ye Ri (Worst Woman)

Best Supporting Actor: Kim Eui Sung (Train to Busan)

Nominees:
Ma Dong Seok (Train to Busan)
Bae Sung Woo (The King)
Eom Tae Gu (The Age of Shadows)
Jo Jin Woong (The Handmaiden)

Best Supporting Actress: Kim So Jin (The King)

Nominees:
Ra Mi Ran (The Last Princess)
Bae Doo Na (Tunnel)
Chun Woo Hee (The Wailing)
Han Ji Min (The Age of Shadows)

Best New Actor: Ryu Jun Yeol (The King)

Nominees:
Do Kyungsoo (Brother)
Woo Do Hwan (Master)
Ji Chang Wook (Fabricated City)
Han Jae Young (New Trial)

Best New Actress: Lee Sang Hee (Our Love Story)

Nominees:
Kim Tae Ri (The Handmaiden)
Kim Hwan Hee (The Wailing)
Yoona (Confidential Assignment)
Choi Soo In (The World of Us)

Best Screenplay: The World of Us (Yoon Ga Yoon)

Nominees:
The Wailing (Na Hong Jin)
The Age of Shadows (Lee Ji Min /Park Jong Dae)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook/Jung Seo Jung)
Asura (Kim Sung Soo)

Special Awards

Instyle’s Best Style : Kim Ha Neul

Star Century Award-TV : Park Bo Gum (Male) ; Kim Yoo Jung (Female)

Star Century Award-Film : Do Kyung Soo (Male) ; Yoona (Female)

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