Meet The Baeksang Arts Awards 2021 Winners

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Last updated on May 14th, 2021 at 09:30 pm


Here’s a list of all the winners of the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards.


The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards was held on May 13, 2021, at the KINTEX Hall in Ilsan.

The Baeksang Awards is South Korea’s most prestigious awards ceremony instituted by Ilgan Sports and JTBC Plus to honour excellence in South Korea’s film, television and theatre industry. The ceremony was attended by South Korea’s best Actors and was held without an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions for the second time in a row. The award ceremony was broadcasted  live on JTBC and TikTok.


Red Carpet


Actress Bae Suzy and comedian Shin Dong-yup hosted the ceremony for the fourth consecutive year.



In the television category, the Grand Prize (Daesang) went to Yoo Jae-suk. His MBC variety show, How Do You Play? won the award for Best Variety Show.



The Grand Prize for film was claimed by The Book of Fish, while JTBC’s Beyond Evil won both Best Drama and Best Screenplay, and its lead Shin Ha Kyun took away the award for Best Actor in the television category. Actress Kim So Yeon, won the Best Actress (Television) for her role in the drama, The Penthouse. In the film category, Yoo Ah In and Jeon Jong Seo received top awards for acting in Voice of Silence and The Call, respectively.


Best Actor & Actress (Film & Television)


The best New Actor and Actress (Television) was won by Lee Do Hyun (18 Again) and Park Ju Hyun (Extracurricular) respectively.


Best New Actor and Actress


Actor Oh Jung Se (‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’) for the Best Supporting Actor (Television) and Yeom Hye Ran (‘The Uncanny Counter’) won the Best Supporting Actress (Television).


Although there has been controversy surrounding around Actress Seo Ye Ji, the talented actress showed her popularity by winning the TikTok Popularity Award (Actress) for her role in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay while Actor Kim Seon Ho won the same award in the Actor category for his role in Start-Up.



Check out the full list of 57th Baeksang Arts Awards winners below!


Television Category

Daesang: Yoo Jae Suk

Best Drama: Beyond Evil

Best Variety Show: How Do You Play?

Best Educational Show: Archive Project – Modern Korea 2

Best Director: Kim Chul Gyu (Flower of Evil)

Best Actor: Shin Ha Kyun (Beyond Evil)

Best Actress: Kim So Yeon (The Penthouse)

Best Supporting Actor: Oh Jung Se (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay)

Best Supporting Actress: Yeom Hye Ran (The Uncanny Counter)

Best New Actor: Lee Do Hyun (18 Again)

Best New Actress: Park Ju Hyun (Extracurricular)

Best Male Entertainer: Lee Seung Gi

Best Female Entertainer: Jang Do Yeon

Best Screenplay: Kim Soo Jin (Beyond Evil)

Best Art Direction: Cho Sang Kyung (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay)


Film Category

Daesang: Lee Joon Ik (The Book of Fish)

Best Film: Samjin Company English Class

Best Director: Hong Eui Jeong (Voice of Silence)

Best Actor: Yoo Ah In (Voice of Silence)

Best Actress: Jeon Jong Seo (The Call)

Best Supporting Actor: Park Jung Min (Deliver Us from Evil)

Best Supporting Actress: Kim Sun Young (Three Sisters)

Best New Actor: Hong Kyung (Innocence)

Best New Actress: Choi Jung Woon (Moving On)

Best New Director: Yoon Dan Bi (Moving On)

Best Screenplay: Park Ji Wan (The Day I Died: Unclosed Case)

Best Art Direction: Jung Sung Jin and Jung Chul Min (Space Sweepers VFX)


Theatre Category

Baeksang Play Award: We Are (Not) a Joke (literal translation)

Best Actor: Choi Soon Jin (We Are (Not) a Joke)

Best Actress: Lee Bong Ryeon (Hamlet)

Small Theater Award: Jung Jin Sae (College Scholastic Ability Test)


Special Category

TikTok Popularity Award (Actor): Kim Seon Ho (Start-Up)

TikTok Popularity Award (Actress): Seo Ye Ji (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay)



Congratulations to all the winners!

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