57th Baeksang Arts Awards

The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards (Korean제57회 백상예술대상) ceremony, organised by Ilgan Sports and JTBC Plus, was held on May 13, 2021, at KINTEX, Ilsanseo-gu, Gyeonggi Province, beginning at 9:00 p.m. KST. It was hosted by Shin Dong-yup and Bae Suzy, and was broadcast live in South Korea by JTBC and internationally by TikTok.[2][3] The event was held with no on-site audience, due to COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. The annual awards ceremony is one of South Korea's most prestigious award shows, recognizing excellence in film, television, and theatre.[4]

57th Baeksang Arts Awards
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Title card
DateMay 13, 2021
SiteKINTEX, Ilsanseo-gu, Gyeonggi Province
Hosted byShin Dong-yup
Bae Suzy
Organised byIlgan Sports
Most awardsFilm:
Moving On (2)
Voice of Silence (2)
Beyond Evil (3)
Most nominationsFilm:
Deliver Us from Evil (6)
Moving On (6)
The Book of Fish (6)
Voice of Silence (6)
Beyond Evil (8)
It's Okay to Not Be Okay (8)
Grand Prize – FilmLee Joon-ik (director) – The Book of Fish
Grand Prize – TVYoo Jae-suk (variety performer)
Television/radio coverage
TikTok (international)
Viewership2.2% (Nielsen Korea)[1]
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The nominees for the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards were announced on April 12, 2021, through its official website.[5] All works released between May 1, 2020, and April 11, 2021, were eligible for nominations.[note 1] The final candidates for Grand Prize – Television were variety performer Yoo Jae-suk and drama series Beyond Evil.[7]

The highest honors of the night, Grand Prize (Daesang), were awarded to director Lee Joon-ik of The Book of Fish in the film division and variety performer Yoo Jae-suk in the television division. With three wins, Beyond Evil won the most awards at the ceremony, including the Best Drama, while, It's Okay to Not Be Okay won two awards. In the film division, Voice of Silence and Moving On won two awards each, while with one win, Samjin Company English Class was awarded as the Best Film.

Winners and nomineesEdit

  • Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ( ).[8]


Technical Award

Films with multiple winsEdit

The following films received multiple wins:

Wins Films
2 Moving On
Voice of Silence

Films with multiple nominationsEdit

The following films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Films
6 Deliver Us from Evil
Moving On
The Book of Fish
Voice of Silence
5 Samjin Company English Class
4 Innocence
The Day I Died: Unclosed Case
3 Three Sisters
2 An Old Lady
The Call
Steel Rain 2: Summit
Space Sweepers


Yoo Jae-suk (variety performer)  
Beyond Evil (drama) (JTBC)
  • Archive Project - Modern Korea season 2 (KBS)  
    • Architectural Exporation - House 3 (EBS)
    • A Tied Tail's Story (SBS)
    • Curious Class (JTBC)
    • Battle of the Century: AI vs. Human (SBS)
Technical Award
  • Cho Sang-kyung (Costume design) – It's Okay to Not Be Okay  
    • Lee Byung-joo (Visual effects) – Sweet Home
    • Jang Jong-kyung (Cinematography) – Beyond Evil
    • Choi Jung-yoon (Music) – The Stage of Legends: Archive K
    • MBC Design Center VFX Team (Virtual reality) – VR Documentary Meeting People season 2

Television programs with multiple winsEdit

The following television programs received multiple wins:

Wins Television programs
3 Beyond Evil
2 It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Television programs with multiple nominationsEdit

The following television programs received multiple nominations:

Nominations Television programs
8 Beyond Evil
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
5 Flower of Evil
The Penthouse: War in Life
3 Extracurricular
My Unfamiliar Family
Sweet Home
2 Birthcare Center
Hangout with Yoo
Mr. Queen
River Where the Moon Rises
The Stage of Legends: Archive K
You Quiz on the Block


Baeksang Play
Best Short Play
  • We are (No) Jokes – Theatre Company Geugdan  
    • Heads With Hieroglyphic Hats – Theatre Company Dong
    • The Story of Wang Seogae – Theatre Company Baeda
    • Yoon Hye-suk (director) – Dry Land
    • Lee Yang-gu (writer) – Unavoidable Curtain, On Another Road
  • Jeong Jin-sae (director and writer) – 2021 University Academic Proficiency Test Integrated Social Exploration Area  
    • Ko Joo-young (planning) – Drama Practice 3 Playwriting Practice: Dying with a Fish
    • Kim Pung-nyeon (director and writer) – I Scratched My Knee and My Armpit was Sore
    • I'm Not Sorry If It Hurts – Theatre Company Dareunmomdeul
    • 2020 Daughters of Megalia – Theater Company Medusa
Best Actor
Best Actress
  • Choi Soon-jin – We are (No) Jokes  
    • Park Wan-kyu – Faust Ending
    • Ahn Byung-sik – XXL Leotard Anna Sui Hand Mirror
    • Lee Sang-hong – Tragedy of X
  • Lee Bong-ryunHamlet  
    • Kim Moon-hee – Heads With Hieroglyphic Hats
    • Kim Jong-eun – Painter
    • Jo Kyung-ran – We are (No) Jokes
    • Choi Hee-jin – Love Letter to Stalin

Special awardsEdit

Awards Recipient
Tiktok Popularity Award (Male) Kim Seon-ho
Tiktok Popularity Award (Female) Seo Yea-ji

Presenters and performersEdit

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.


Name(s) Role
Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Da-mi Presented awards for the Best New Actor – Television and Best New Actress – Television
Park Myung-hoon and Kang Mal-geum Presented awards for the Best New Actor – Film, Best New Actress – Film and Best New Director – Film
Kim Ji-seok and Jung So-min Presented awards for the Technical Award – Television and Technical Award – Film
Jung-woo and Oh Yeon-seo Presented awards for the Best Screenplay – Television and Best Screenplay – Film
Kim Je-Hyung Presented award for the Best Short Play
Oh Jung-se and Kim Sun-young Presented awards for the Best Supporting Actor – Television and Best Supporting Actress – Television
Lee Kwang-soo and Kim Sae-byuk Presented awards for the Best Supporting Actor – Film and Best Supporting Actress – Film
Lee Jun-ho and Lee Se-young Presented awards for the Best Entertainment Program and Best Educational Show
Seo In-guk and Park Bo-young Presented awards for the Best Director – Television and Best Director – Film
Jung Il-woo and Kwon Yu-ri Presented Tiktok Popularity Awards for Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Actress
Yoo Jae-suk and Park Na-rae Presented awards for the Best Male Variety Performer and Best Female Variety Performer
Baek Suk-gwang and Kim Jung Presented awards for the Best Actor – Theatre and Best Actress – Theatre
Kang Ha-neul and Kim Hee-ae Presented awards for the Best Actor – Television and Best Actress – Television
Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon Presented awards for the Best Actor – Film and Best Actress – Film
Shin Yoo-chung Presented the Baeksang Play Award
Yoo Jae-myung and Han Ye-ri Presented awards for the Best Drama and Best Film
Go Hyun-jung Presented Grand Prize – Television
Jeongdo Hong and Bong Joon-ho Presented Grand Prize – Film


Name(s) Role Performed
Choi Baek-ho and Lee Do-hyun Performers "Two Hands, to You (feat. Choi Baek-ho)" (두 손, 너에게 (Feat. 최백호))


  1. ^ At least four episodes of a series online or offline needed to have been available by April 11, or else one-third of the entire series. Candidates that competed for previous year's awards were not applicable to be nominated this year.[6]


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