The 59th Baeksang Arts Awards' Full List Of Winners
Park Eun-bin took home the grand prize for her role in 'The Peculiar Attorney Woo Young-woo' at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Hosted by Shin Dong-yeob, Bae Suzy, and Park Bo-gum on the afternoon of the 28th, the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards honored a variety of film and television talent.
Following the film category's top winner 'A Resolution to Break Up,' the TV category's highest honor went to Park Eun-bin for her portrayal of Woo Young-woo.
Tearfully, Park expressed her gratitude, saying, "I am truly grateful. I feel like I'm receiving this award on behalf of the entire 'Peculiar Attorney Woo Young-woo' team."
She went on to thank the many people who loved the show, adding, "Without your love, I wouldn't be standing here today."
Park also expressed her surprise at receiving the award and shared how she hoped her portrayal of Woo Young-woo would help people better understand those on the autism spectrum. She thanked everyone who supported her journey and showed interest in the character's development.
Recalling her initial hesitations in taking on the role, Park said she needed time to decide how to portray Woo Young-woo, as her portrayal could potentially hurt someone. She emphasized the importance of constantly checking her own prejudices and thanked the director and writer for their support.
Other notable award recipients included Lee Sung-min for Best Actor in a TV Drama for his role in 'The Youngest Son of a Chaebol Family' and Song Hye-kyo for Best
Actress in a TV Drama for her performance in 'The Glory.' Both actors expressed their gratitude and excitement for the recognition.
In her speech, Park Eun-bin reflected on the challenges she faced while portraying Woo Young-woo and expressed gratitude to the staff, fellow actors, and the many individuals who supported the production. She shared her favorite line from the show, "'My life is peculiar and extraordinary, but it is valuable and beautiful.'" Park added that she learned a lot from her character and wished to hold onto the lessons she gained from Woo Young-woo's journey for a long time.
In her closing remarks, Park said, "I will cherish the beautiful moments I spent with Woo Young-woo forever. I have great respect for everyone involved, and I will continue to work hard and improve."
Lee Sung-min, who won the Best Actor award for his role in 'The Youngest Son of a Chaebol Family,' thanked the staff, fellow actors, and especially his on-screen grandson, Song Joong-ki. He also expressed gratitude to his wife and daughter, who supported and cheered him on.
Song Hye-kyo, who received the Best Actress award for her performance in 'The Glory,' expressed her joy and excitement, saying, "I really wanted this award." She went on to thank the talented staff and fellow actors who helped bring her character, Moon Dong-eun, to life. Song also expressed her gratitude to her fans for their unwavering support and love.
She concluded her speech by acknowledging the love she received for her two projects with writer Kim Eun-sook, stating, "I think working with Kim Eun-sook is truly an honor for me. I am sincerely grateful for entrusting me with the role of Moon Dong-eun. Acting in this role made me happy, challenged, and even hurt, but it also made me want to work even harder in the future. Thank you so much, and I will continue to work hard."
Ryu Jun-yeol, who won the Best Actor award in the film category for "Owl," said, "When I made my debut with the movie 'The King,' I received the Best New Actor award in this place, and I don't know how to express my feelings since senior Woo-sung, who was also nominated, is here." He then expressed his gratitude to the staff and fellow actors of "Owl."
He continued, "Every time a project ends, I reflect on the gratitude I feel for my colleagues and staff. Recently, I think that knowing the feelings of support and forgiveness when I make mistakes is a grateful heart. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has cherished and forgiven me and supported me so far."
Tang Wei, who won the Best Actress award in the film category for "The Decision to Break Up," said, "I came here in 2011 with the movie 'Late Autumn.' It is now 2023, and it is the Year of the Rabbit again. I don't know how to describe the feeling of coming to the Baeksang stage with the movie 'The Decision to Break Up' and filming two Korean movies, both of which were at the awards ceremony. I think it's an incredible connection. Thank you."
She added, "I want to express my gratitude to everyone who worked with me on the project, all Korean filmmakers. Thank you to the Korean audience, fans, and director Park Chan-wook. I also want to thank Park Hae-il, the writer, the director of photography, and everyone involved in the movie. It seems like those who didn't come to this place decided to break up with me," she concluded humorously.
IU and Park Jin-young won the TikTok Popularity Award.
Park Jin-young said, "It feels like my birthday today. I heard that the Popularity Award is given to those who have fans voting day and night. I am so grateful to my fans, and I feel like I did my best to receive an award before going to the military. I will greet you with good works, a GOT7 album, and a solo album after returning from the military in good health since I received a big award."
IU said, "I know that the Popularity Award is determined by fans who vote hard even at the expense of their sleep. I am so grateful to UAENA who voted diligently. I am working hard on filming a drama these days, and recently the movie 'Dream' was released, so I am meeting the audience frequently. Please show a lot of interest and love for 'Dream.'"
Lee Eun-ji won the Best Female Entertainer award in the TV category. With tears in her eyes, she said, "I have never thought, 'I did well today. I was friendly. I am so satisfied,' after finishing shooting a variety show. Every night, I regret why I did that or why I said that. But thank you for giving me this award. I feel ashamed in a way. As you seniors know better, there is nothing I can do alone in a variety show."
She continued, "I think I was able to receive this award because there were many colleagues, seniors, and juniors who supported me, laughed with me, cried with me, danced with me, and reacted more when I was tired. I will never take this award lightly and use it as a good source of energy for my life's pain, sadness, and difficult days. Nowadays, many people tell me that they can laugh a lot because of me. I am more grateful for those who thank me for that."
Kim Jong-kook, who won the Best Male Entertainer award in the TV category, said, "I am originally a singer, but I have been doing entertainment programs for a long time. Sometimes, I wonder if I should continue doing entertainment shows, but I am grateful for the award, which gives me the motivation to continue."
Kim Jong-kook continued, "I want to express my gratitude to my family, my fans who have been with me for a long time, and my colleagues who have been working together in various entertainment programs. I also want to thank the production teams and staff who have been supporting me behind the scenes. I will continue to work hard to make people laugh and give them joy through my work."
The Grand Prize (Daesang) for the film category went to Park Hae-il for his performance in "The Decision to Break Up." Overwhelmed with emotion, he said, "I would like to thank the director, screenwriter, and all the staff who worked on the film, as well as my fellow actors. I also want to thank my family and fans for their unwavering support."
He added, "As an actor, I always strive to deliver my best work to the audience. I am deeply grateful for this recognition, and it gives me the courage to keep pushing forward in my career. Thank you once again to everyone who has supported me, and I promise to continue to do my best in the future."
The Grand Prize (Daesang) for the TV category was awarded to Kim Soo-hyun for his outstanding performance in the drama "One Ordinary Day." Kim Soo-hyun said,
"I am honored and grateful to receive such a prestigious award. I want to express my deepest gratitude to the director, writer, and all the staff members who worked on the drama."
He continued, "I also want to thank my fellow actors for their incredible support and collaboration. I am truly blessed to have been able to work with such talented individuals. Finally, I would like to thank my family, friends, and fans for their unwavering love and support. This award is a testament to their belief in me, and I promise to continue to work hard and deliver the best performances I can."
The 58th Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony was a night filled with gratitude, laughter, and tears as the brightest stars in Korean entertainment came together to celebrate their achievements. The winners' heartfelt acceptance speeches and memorable moments will undoubtedly be cherished by their fans and fellow artists alike.
He then continued, "This was a challenging work and character for me. I will take this as a sign to take on newer and bolder challenges and, as always, do my best."
Lim Ji-yeon, who won the Best Supporting Actress in the TV category for "The Glory," said, "I am very grateful for this significant award. I would like to thank writer Kim
Eun-sook, the director, and everyone who gave me the opportunity to be part of 'The Glory.' It was an honor just to participate. I am also very thankful for Hye-kyo and Yeom Hye-ran, who warmly accepted my flaws, as well as my on-screen assailant friends and Dohyun."
She added, "Playing Park Yeon-jin was a challenge and a fear of failure for me. I am still afraid of acting and always feel discouraged and blame myself. Sometimes, I wonder if I am unhappy because I want to do something different or if I am good at something else. So today, I want to tell myself in front of my respected seniors and colleagues that I worked hard as Yeon-jin, and I am doing well enough. You are amazing, Yeon-jin," she said with a smile.
Lim Ji-yeon vowed to become an actress who does her best with any given work and role, no matter what the effort.
The Best New Actor in the film category went to Park Jin-young for "Christmas Carol." Park Jin-young thanked the director of "Christmas Carol" for trusting him with the character and expressed gratitude to the staff and fellow actors.
He said, "I think this is just the beginning. I will continue to act for a long time like my respected seniors. I love you, Mom and Dad."
The Best New Actress in the film category went to Kim Si-eun for "Next Sohee." Kim Si-eun said, "I think it is an honor just to be in this room with so many shining people. I want to say thank you so much to my parents, who will be surprised at home," and she thanked the staff, including Bae Doona.
She continued, "As you can tell from the title 'Next Sohee,' it could be a concern for the next Sohees. I think there are many Sohees in Korea and all over the world. As one of the Sohees, sometimes I think the world is too hard and cruel, and I struggle more than I am happy, just trying to get through each day. But then, I receive an award and it feels great. To all the Sohees out there, if you're struggling, tell the adults you're hurting, and let's live a life of giving and receiving love and being healthy."
The Best New Actor in the TV category went to Moon Sang-min for his role as Seongnam Daegun in "Shurup."
Moon Sang-min said, "I would like to thank the viewers who loved 'Shurup' and allowed me to attend this honorable event," and he expressed his gratitude to the director and writer.
He said, "I had a happy and grateful time working on 'Shurup' with many seniors and actors. Kim Hye-soo, who always warmly embraced the scene and was the pillar, I wouldn't be here without you. I won the award, senior. Thank you. I will work hard."
The Best New Actress in the TV category went to No Yoon-seo for "One Shot Scandal."
No Yoon-seo said, "I was happy throughout the shooting as the character Haee, who received support for 'One Shot Scandal.' I think I am in this position because of all the precious connections," and she added, "I greatly respect and love Jung Kyung-ho and Jeon Do-yeon. Thank you so much to the staff as well."
She concluded, "I will not forget the gratitude for this award and will continue to develop and work hard as an actress. Thank you for the award."
See the full list of winners below!
Grand Prize: Park Eun Bin ("Extraordinary Attorney Woo")
Best Drama: Netflix's "The Glory"
Best Director: Yoo In Shik ("Extraordinary Attorney Woo")
Best Actor: Lee Sung Min ("Reborn Rich")
Best Actress: Song Hye Kyo ("The Glory")
Best Supporting Actor: Jo Woo Jin ("Narco-Saints")
Best Supporting Actress: Lim Ji Yeon ("The Glory")
Best New Actor: Moon Sang Min ("Under the Queen's Umbrella")
Best New Actress: Noh Yoon Seo ("Crash Course in Romance")
Best Variety Show: Psick University "Psick Show"
Best Educational Show: MBC Gyeongnam "Adult Kim Jang Ha" (literal title)
Best Male Entertainer: Kim Jong Kook
Best Female Entertainer: Lee Eun Ji
Best Screenplay: Park Hae Young ("My Liberation Notes")
Technical Award (Art Direction): Ryu Seong Hee ("Little Women")
TikTok Popularity Award: Jinyoung, IU
Grand Prize: "Decision to Leave"
Best Film: "The Night Owl"
Best Director: Park Chan Wook ("Decision to Leave")
Best New Director: Ahn Tae Jin ("The Night Owl")
Best Actor: Ryu Jun Yeol ("The Night Owl")
Best Actress: Tang Wei ("Decision to Leave")
Best Supporting Actor: Byun Yo Han ("Hansan: Rising Dragon")
Best Supporting Actress: Park Se Wan ("6/45")
Best New Actor: Jinyoung ("Christmas Carol")
Best New Actress: Kim Si Eun ("Next Sohee")
Best Screenplay: Jung Ju Ri ("Next Sohee")
Technical Award (Cinematography): Lee Mo Gae ("Hunt")
Gucci Impact Award: "Next Sohee"
Baeksang Play Award: "None Elected"
Best Short Play: "A Little Lonely Monologue and Always Friendly Songs"
Acting Award: Ha Ji Seong ("Teenage Dick")
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