“The Handmaiden” And “Goblin” Take Home Grand Prizes At The 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards + Full List Of Winners

The 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards were held on May 3 to celebrate the best and brightest of Korean films and dramas. Actors, entertainers, directors, and screenwriters arrived to a dazzling red carpet event before participating in the prestigious awards ceremony. Suzy returned to MC the event and was joined by actor Park Joong Hoon.

The grand award in film was awarded to Park Chan Wook for his movie, “The Handmaiden” while Kim Eun Sook took home the grand award in television for her widely-popular drama, “Goblin.”

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Park Chan Wook, like many of the other winners of the night, took his time on stage as an opportunity to make a meaningful statement as South Korea nears its 19th presidential elections. He said, “I think I should be able to say this since I won this award for ‘The Handmaiden.’ I hope that when people are voting for who will be the next president, they will take into consideration whether that candidate will be able to create a society where people are not discriminated against for their gender, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.”

Other notable winners included Song Kang Ho and Son Ye Jin for Best Actor and Actress in film, while Gong Yoo and Seo Hyun Jin won the same award for television. Do Kyung Soo (EXO’s D.O.), girls’ Generation’s YoonA, Park Bo Gum, and Kim Yoo Jung took home the Popularity Award for their respective productions.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Movie Categories:

Grand Award – Park Chan Wook for “The Handmaiden”
Best Film – “The Wailing
Best Director -Kim Ji Woon for “The Age of Shadows”
Best New Director – Yeon Sang Ho for “Train to Busan
Best Actor – Song Kang Ho for “The Age of Shadows”
Best Actress – Son Ye Jin for “The Last Princess”
Best Supporting Actor – Kim Ui Sung for “Train to Busan”
Best Supporting Actress -Kim So Jin for “The King
Best New Actor – Ryu Jun Yeol for “The King”
Best New Actress – Lee Sang Hee for “Our Love Story”
Best Screenplay – Yoon Ga Eun for “The World of Us”
Male Popularity Award – Do Kyung Soo (EXO’s D.O.) for “My Annoying Brother”
Female Popularity Award – YoonA (Girls’ Generation) for “Confidential Assignment”

Television Categories:

Grand Award – Kim Eun Sook for “Goblin”
Best TV Drama – tvN’s “Dear My Friends”
Best Entertainment Program – SBS’s “My Ugly Duckling”
Best Educational/Cultural Show – JTBC’s “War of Words”
Best Director – Yoo In Sik for “Romantic Doctor Kim”
Best Actor – Gong Yoo for “Goblin”
Best Actress – Seo Hyun Jin for “Another Oh Hae Young
Best New Actor – Kim Min Suk for “Doctors
Best New Actress – Lee Se Young for “Laurel Tree Tailors”
Best Screenplay – No Hee Kyung for “Dear My Friends”
Best Variety Star (Male) – Yang Se Hyung for “Moby Dick Yang Se Hyung’s Short-erview”
Best Variety Star (Female) – Park Na Rae for “I Live Alone”
Male Popularity Award – Park Bo Gum for “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”
Female Popularity Award – Kim Yoo Jung for “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”
Best Style Award – Kim Ha Neul for “On the Way to the Airport
Lifetime Achievement Award – Kim Young Ae

Congratulations to everyone!

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