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South Korea’s Version Of The Oscars, Baeksang Arts Awards, Just Returned!

Squid Game for best film. Photo by CNN Indonesia.

For Korean drama or film fans out there Baeksang Arts Awards is one of the most awaited annual events in the Korean entertainment industry. It is indeed the Oscars version of South Korea, where exceptional Korean variety shows, K-dramas, K-movies, and even Korean theater productions get recognized.

Famous Korean celebrities- Bae Suzy, Shin Dong-yup, and Park Bo-gum hosted the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards for this year 2022.

From left: Shin Dong-yup, Bae Suzy, and Park Bo-gum hosted the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards. Photo by The Korea Herald.

For the television category, Squid Game garnered the grand prize award, and its director, Hwang Dong-hyuk won the best director. Actor Lee Jun-ho of The Red Sleeve got the best actor award while actress Kim Tae-ri of Twenty-Five Twenty-One was awarded best actress.

(Top) Squid Game cast and crew and Escape from Mogadishu film director, Ryu Seung-wan on stage. Photos by Yonhap News Agency.

(Bottom) Lee Jun-ho and Kim Tae-ri won best actor and actress respectively. Photo by India Today.

Escape from Mogadishu film director, Ryu Seung-wan accepted the grand prize for the film. The film, King Maker also garnered several awards including the best director won by Byun Sung-hyun, Sol Kyung-gu for best actor, and Jo Woo-jin for the supporting actor award.

Did your favorite K-drama, film, actor, and actress make it to the podium? Let us know who your bets are to win the awards for the next Baeksang Arts Awards.


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