The 59th Baeksang Arts Awards 2023 ((59)) revealed the final winners’ list on April 28, 2023, in Incheon Paradise City, recognizing the artistic freedoms taken by performers, directors, and other significant staff members of a film. Hosted by MC Shin Dong-yup, singer and actress Bae Suzy, and popular actor Park Bo-gum, the ceremony was organised by Ilgan Sports and JTBC Plus. The broadcast of the event was live-streamed on TikTok for audiences around the world.
The Baeksang Arts Awards’ official website unveiled its outstanding nominations on April 7, packing a fierce fight among the best of the best. The Baeksang Arts Awards have risen high as one of the most prominent events that recognize the work put into creating Korean movies, TV shows, and theater plays.
The 59th Baeksang Arts Awards 2023 celebrated artistic liberties by actors, directors, and crew members.
Now that the winners have finally earned their much-deserved accolades, the titles they worked on have become buzzing and trending keywords yet again. We’ve curated a list to put your doubts to ease by putting together a list of all the winning titles and where you can watch them.
Where to Watch 59th Baeksang Arts Awards 2023 Winning Titles
Extraordinary Attorney Woo
With all 16 episodes of the legal drama series streaming on Netflix, the K-drama stars Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh, Kangri-young and others in the lead. At today’s award ceremony, the series won a long list of awards with the leading star Park Eun-bin winning the Daesang (Grand Prize), and Yoo In-shik bagging the Best Director category award.
Recently, this particular K-drama starring Song Hye-kyo, Lee Do-hyun, Lim Ji-yeon, and others became a hot topic of debate among lovers of K-content as the second season of the show debuted on Netflix in tandem with the first one. Additionally, the same resulted in a total of 9 nominations for today’s awards. Ultimately, the series’ overall wins at the ceremony included the following categories – Best Actress (Song Hye-kyo) and Best Supporting Actress (Lim Ji-yeon).
Lee Sung-min’s win under the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Jin Yang-chul in the revenge tragedy series again brings the show, also starring Song Joong-ki, back in the limelight. The series, which was adapted from the same-named web novel and was directed by Jung Dae-yoon, is currently available to stream on TVING, Netflix, and Disney+ in some regions. For other international territories, it’s also streaming on Viu and Viki.
Starring an ensemble cast including the likes of Ha Jung-woo, Hwang Jung-min, Park Hae-soo, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jo Woo-jin and others, the thriller series insured by the American crime drama series Narcos is streaming on Netflix. Today’s victory for the program was recorded in the Best Supporting Actor category as Jo Woo-jin’s skill in portraying Byeon Ki-tae was officially acknowledged.
Under the Queen’s Umbrella
The much-love sageuk or historical drama starring Kim Hye-soo, Kim Hae-sook, Moon Sang-min, Bae In-hyuk, Yoo Seon-ho, Kang Chan-hee and others wrapped up its 16 episode-run in December 2022. While the Korean public watched the show’s broadcast on their local TV network tvN, international audiences can still stream the series on Netflix. The award for Best New Actor went to Moon Sang-min.
Crash Course in Romance
Roh Yoon-sei clinched the Best New Actress title for her portrayal of Nam Hae-yi in the romantic comedy series now streaming on Netflix. The show’s primary duo, Jung Kyung-ho and Jeon Do-yeon, are also featured.
My Liberation Notes
While the leading actor of the show, Son Suk-ku wasn’t able to take home the trophy for his nomination in the Best Actor category, the show won otherwise for the Best Screenplay title. Park Hae-young, the South Korean screenwriter took the award home proudly.
In a darker, loose and modern-day adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s English novel of the same name, the South Korean series is directed by Kim Hee-won, and stars Kim Go-eun, Nam Ji-hyun, and Park Ji-hu. Having claimed 4 nominations dune various categories like Best Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Technical Award, the series finally registered its win in the last category mentioned as Ryu Seong-hee was applauded for their Art direction on the show.
Psick Show Season 3
Winning Category: Best Entertainment Show
Streaming Platform: YouTube
The Night Owl
Winning Categories: Best Film, Best New Director (Ahn Tae-jin) and Best Actor (Ryu Jun-yeol)
Streaming Platform: Viki (select locations)
Decision to Love
Winning Categories: Daesang (Grand Prize), Best Director (Park Chan-wook), Best Actress (Tang Wei)
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video, MUBI
Hansan: Rising Dragon
Winning Category: Best Supporting Actor (Byun Yo-han)
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5
Winning Category: Best Supporting Actress (Yeon-hee)
Streaming Platform: Disney+ (select locations)
Winning Category: Best New Actor (Park Jin-young)
Streaming Platform: N/A
Winning Category: Technical Award [Lee Mo-gae (Cinematography)]
Streaming Platform: Netflix (select locations), Amazon Prime Video
Winning Category: New Best Actress (Kim Si-eun) and Best Screenplay (Jung Joo-ri)
Streaming Platform: MUBI
Congratulations to all the winners!
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