53rd Baeksang Arts Awards

53rd Baeksang Arts Awards – I was able to see some celebrities who attended the prestigious 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards. It was a series of fortunate events. However, I wasn’t able to buy a ticket but I’m came early to the venue to secure a good spot near the red carpet. 

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I usually work on Wednesdays but it was May 3 — Buddha’s Birthday. It was a holiday in Korea! I felt that the universe conspired to help me in attending this event.

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Ji Chang Wook

I had a good spot to see them but I’m not equipped with a professional camera. I only took some videos using my phone. Fortunately, a met another Filipino named Man Ong. The Filipino photographer was kind enough to send me the pictures that he took.

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Park Bo Young
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Park Shin Hye

My original plan was to make a vlog but my hands became shaky when I was taking the videos. It’s not everyday that you meet the people you watch in dramas. I decided to stop taking pictures and enjoy the moment. I joined the girls who were shouting Oppa! Saranghaeyooo! and giggled with them whenever the oppa smiles and waves back at us.

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The red carpet only lasted for an hour. As soon as it was finished, I rushed to the place where the celebrities have their pictures taken. This may sound weird but I can still feel their presence there. HAHAHAHA! I was really starstruck! I was lucky to have my picture taken there because the dismantled it right away after few minutes.

Among the gentlemen, I saw Ji Soo, Jo Jung Suk, Ji Chang Wook, Park Bo Gum, Do Kyung Soo, Jinyoung, and Ryu Jun Yeol. Among the ladies, I saw Kim Go Eun, Park Shin Hye, Song Ye Jin, Kim Yoo Jung, Park Bo Young, Suzy, Yoona, and Seo Hyun Jin.

53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Winners

Here is the complete list of winners of the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards.

 TV Category

DAESANG : Kim Eun Sook (Writer,Goblin)

Best Drama: Dear My Friends (tvN)

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (KBS)
Romantic Doctor Kim (SBS)
Goblin (tvN)

Best Educational Program: Ssulzun (JTBC)

I Would Like to Know (SBS)
Docuprime Democracy (EBS)
Japanese Invasion 1952 (KBS)
Special Knowledge (KBS)

Best Variety Program: My Ugly Duckling (SBS)

I Live Alone (MBC)
Show Me The Money 5 (Mnet)
Knowing Bros (JTBC)
Phantom Singer (JTBC)

Best Director: Yoo In Shik (SBS’ Romantic Doctor Kim)

Song Hyun Wook (tvN’s Oh Hae Young Again)
Lee Eung Bok (tvN Goblin), Jung Dae Yoon (MBC ‘W’)
Hong Jong Chan (tvN ‘Dear My Friends’)

Best Actor: Gong Yoo (tvN – Goblin)

Namgoong Min (KBS – Chief Kim)
Park Bogum (KBS – Moonlight Drawn By Clouds)
Jo Jung Seok (SBS – Jealousy Incarnate)
Han Seok Kyu (SBS – Romantic Doctor Kim)

Best Actress: Seo Hyun Jin (tvN – Oh Hae Young Again)

Kim Go Eun (tvN – Goblin)
Kim Ha Neul (KBS – On the Way to the Airport)
Park Bo Young (JTBC – Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)
Park Shin Hye (SBS – Doctors),

Best New Actor: Kim Min Seok (SBS – Doctors)

Gong Myung (tvN – Drinking Solo)
Kim Min Jae (SBS – Romantic Doctor Kim)
Ji Soo (JTBC – Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)
Jinyoung (KBS – Moonlight Drawn By Clouds)

Best New Actress: Lee Se Young (KBS – Laurel Tree Tailors)

Kang Hanna (SBS – Moon Lovers)
Gong Seung Yeon (KBS – God of Noodles)
Nana (tvN – Good Wife)
Minah (SBS – Beautiful Gong Shim)

Variety Award (Male): Yang Se Hyung (SBS – Mobidic)

Kim Guk Jin (SBS – Flaming Youth)
Kim Jong Min (KBS – 1N2D)
Park Soo Hong (SBS – My Ugly Duckling)
Yoo Min Sang (KBS – Gag Concert)

Variety Award (Female): Park Na Rae (MBC – I Live Alone)

Kim Sook (KBS – Unnies Slam Dunk)
Lee Soo Ji (KBS – Gag Concert)
Jang Do Yeon (tvN – Comedy Big League)
Hong Yoon Hwa – (SBS – People Looking for Laughter)

Best Script: Noh Hee Kyung’s Dear My Friends (tvN)

Kang Eun Kyung’s Romantic Doctor Kim (SBS)
Kim Eun Sook’s Goblin (tvn)
Park Hae Young’s Oh Hae Young Again (tvN)
Song Jae Jung’s W (MBC)

Film Category

DAESANG :Park Chan Wook (Director, The Handmaiden)

Best Film: The Wailing

The Age of Shadows
Train to Busan
The Handmaiden

Best Director : Kim Ji Woon (The Age of Shadows)

Kim Sung Soo (Asura)
Na Hong Jin (The Wailing)
Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
Hong Sang Soo (On the Beach at Night Alone)

Best New Director: Yeon Sang Ho (Train to Busan)

Lee Yo Seob (The Queen of Crime)
Yoon Ga Eun (The World of Us) Lee Joo Young (A Single Rider)
Lee Hyun Joo (Our Love Story)

Best Actor: Song Kang Ho (The Age of Shadows)

Kwak Do Won (The Wailing)
Yoo Hae Jin (Luck Key)
Lee Byung Hun (Master)
Ha Jung Woo (Tunnel)

Best Actress: Son Ye Jin (The Last Princess)

Kim Min Hee (The Handmaiden)
Kim Hye Soo (Familyhood)
Yoon Yeo Jung (The Bacchus Lady)
Han Ye Ri (Worst Woman)

Best Supporting Actor: Kim Eui Sung (Train to Busan)

Ma Dong Seok (Train to Busan)
Bae Sung Woo (The King)
Eom Tae Gu (The Age of Shadows)
Jo Jin Woong (The Handmaiden)

Best Supporting Actress: Kim So Jin (The King)

Ra Mi Ran (The Last Princess)
Bae Doo Na (Tunnel)
Chun Woo Hee (The Wailing)
Han Ji Min (The Age of Shadows)

Best New Actor: Ryu Jun Yeol (The King)

Do Kyungsoo (Brother)
Woo Do Hwan (Master)
Ji Chang Wook (Fabricated City)
Han Jae Young (New Trial)

Best New Actress: Lee Sang Hee (Our Love Story)

Kim Tae Ri (The Handmaiden)
Kim Hwan Hee (The Wailing)
Yoona (Confidential Assignment)
Choi Soo In (The World of Us)

Best Screenplay: The World of Us (Yoon Ga Yoon)

The Wailing (Na Hong Jin)
The Age of Shadows (Lee Ji Min /Park Jong Dae)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook/Jung Seo Jung)
Asura (Kim Sung Soo)

Special Awards

Instyle’s Best Style : Kim Ha Neul

Star Century Award-TV : Park Bo Gum (Male) ; Kim Yoo Jung (Female)

Star Century Award-Film : Do Kyung Soo (Male) ; Yoona (Female)

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  1. Can you give use the last drama with Ji Chang Wook ” suspicious partener”

  2. Hi Ms. Karla.

    I know it’s out of topic .. but did you also experience BIFF? Me and my friend are planning to go to Busan for BIFF specifically in attending the Opening Ceremony wherein we can have the chance to see artists and fiim makers alike. Can you please give us some tips on how to score tickets and be in the audience for the red carpet etc. Thanks 🙂

    1. Hello! I haven’t been to Busan. Tickets can be bought in Interpark.com or Yes24.com, sometimes you can also find them in the Facebook Page of the event. The tickets sell like pancakes! There are lots of scalpers around.

  3. Wowwwwww… you are so lucky Ms. karla ???????????? plan ko din pumunta dyan kahapon… nakaprepared na ko eh gabi palang … kaso si sajangnim ang bait pinapasok ako ????????????????… atleast nakita mo sila Ms. karla ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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