Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Receive Highest Honors at the ‘Baeksang Arts Awards’
It was a night of sparkle, eye candy, honors and humility as a countless number of stars walked down the red carpet, nervously hoping that their talents and efforts would be recognized at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards on May 27.
From rookies to veterans to production team members, winners were called out one by one, some with tears and some with nothing but gratitude.
Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho ended up taking the highest honors of the night in the Television and Movie Categories for their respective roles in SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars and the movie The Attorney.
Jun Ji Hyun expressed her gratitude, saying, “Whenever I start a new project, I always think that this is only the beginning but it could also be my last. With those two thoughts in mind, my heart that was stopped beats again. After receiving this award, I’m moved and happy to think that my beating heart from filming You Who Came From the Stars was felt by the viewers.”
“It wasn’t a warm winter, but a hot winter that we spent [filming],” said Song Kang Ho in his thank you speech. “They weren’t able to receive any awards tonight, but I’ll believe that I received this award because Kwak Do Won, Im Si Wan, and Kim Young Ae passed it along to me.”
After saying that he loves his family, Song Kang Ho then added, “Finally, I want to pay my condolences to all the victims who died in that tragedy that I wish to forget but cannot. I hope that the families will not lose strength and courage.”
One of the highlights of the nights was when 19-year old Shim Eun Kyung won the Actress Top Excellence Award for her performance in Miss Granny. As soon as she stood on stage, the emotional tears fell as she wailed into the microphone, drawing laughter from the crowd.
“I was nominated amongst such amazing people that I didn’t even think that I would win. I didn’t even prepare a speech. It’s an honor to even be here in this place. I’m sorry that I am the one receiving this award,” said Shim Eun Kyung, as her fellow nominees and seniors all smiled at her proudly.
Best Picture to The Attorney while Best Drama went to KBS’ Good Doctor.
Complete List of Winners
Daesang: Song Kang Ho (The Attorney)
Best Picture: The Attorney
Director: Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer)
Actor Top Excellence: Suhl Kyung Gu (Hope)
Actress Top Excellence: Shim Eun Kyung (Miss Granny)
Supporting Actor: Lee Jung Jae (Face Reader)
Supporting Actress: Jin Kyung (Cold Eyes)
New Actor: Kim Soo Hyun (Secretly, Greatly)
New Actress: Kim Hyang Gi (Elegant Lie)
New Director: Yang Woo Seok (The Attorney)
Screenplay: Kim Ji Hye, Jo Joong Hoon (Hope)
Actor Popularity Award: Kim Soo Hyun (Secretly, Greatly)
Actress Popularity Award: Kwon Yuri (No Breathing)
Daesang: Jun Ji Hyun (You Who Came From the Stars)
Best Drama: Good Doctor
Variety Program: Grandpas Over Flowers
Education Program: I Want to Know
Directing: Ahn Pan Seok (Secret Love Affair)
Actor Top Excellence: Jo Jae Hyun (Jeong Do Jeon)
Actress Top Excellence: Lee Bo Young (I Hear Your Voice)
New Actor: Jung Woo (Reply 1994)
New Actress: Baek Jin Hee (Empress Ki)
Male Variety Award: Shin Dong Yeop (Witch Hunt)
Female Variety Award: Kim Young Hee (Gag Concert)
Scriptwriting: Jung Sung Joo (Secret Love Affair)
Actor Popularity Award: Kim Soo Hyun (You Who Came From the Stars)
Actress Popularity Award: Park Shin Hye (The Heirs)
OST Award: Lyn – My Destiny (You Who Came From the Stars)
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