Socially-Distanced 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Held

And the awards night must go on and so they did! The 56th Baeksang Arts Awards held June 5, 2020 in Goyang, South Korea went on despite not having their usual huge crowd of audience to cheer for their Korean actors and actresses in the  movie and television categories.

Considered as South Korea’s counterpart of the Oscar’s, competition was tight among it’s popular nominees who are no strangers to major acting events. Present in their handsome suits and gorgeous elegant gowns were, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Hye-soo, Kim Hee-ae, Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Kwon Nara, Jung Hae-in, Namgoong-min, Gong Hyo-jin, Son Ye-jin, Hyun Bin, Kim Soo-hyun, Jo Jung-suk, Seo Ji-hye, Kang Ha-neul, and Han So-hee with Hae Jun-park.

Fans and supporters viewed the awards night via YouTube and Twitter livestreaming.

Congratulations to the Honor Roll of this year’s 56th Baeksang Arts Awards:

Best TV Drama: Hot Stove League

Best Actress: Kim Hee-ae for World of the Married

Best Actor: Kang Ha-neul for When The Camellia Blooms

Best Supporting Actress: Kim Sun-young for Crash Landing On You

Best Supporting Actor: Oh Jung-se for When The Camellia Blooms

Best New Actress: Kim Da-mi for Itaewon Class

Best New Actor: Ahn Yeo-seop for Dr. Romantic 2

Most Popular Actor and Actress: Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin

Best Director: Mo Wan-il for The World of the Married

Best Screenplay: When The Camellia Blooms

Bazaar Icon Award: Seo Ji-hye

Best Variety Performer, Male: Yoo Jae-suk

Best Variety Performer, Female: Park Na-rae

Best Technical Achievement: Jang Yeon-ok for The Great Escape

The Daesang or Grand Prize for drama went to When The Camellia Blooms

Best Film: Parasite

Best Film Director: Bora Kim (Kim Bora) for House of Hummingbird.

Best New Film Director: Kim Do-young for Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982

Best Film Screenplay: Lee Sang-geun for Exit

Best Actor: Lee Byung Hun for The Man Standing Next

Best Actress: Jeon Do-yeon for Happy Birthday

Best Supporting Actor, Film Category: Lee Kwang-soo for Inseparable Bros

Best Supporting Actress, Film Category: Kim Sae-byuk for House of Hummingbird

Best New Actress: Kang Mal-geum for Lucky Chan Sil

Best New Actor: Park Myung-hoon for Parasite

Best Technical Achievement: Kim Seo-hee for The Man Standing Next

The Daesang or Grand Prize for film: Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
Hosting the awards night for the 3rd straight year were Shin Dong Yup, Suzy and Park Bo Gum.

It was also notable that due to the ongoing pandemic on CoVid-19, the Baeksang Arts Awards could be considered as the first award-giving body who carefully observed and adhered to the new normal of social distancing protocol by the WHO World Health Organization.