Baeksang Arts Awards

The Baeksang Arts Awards (Korean백상예술대상; RRBaeksang yesul daesang), also known as the Paeksang Arts Awards, are awards for excellence in film, television and theatre in South Korea.[1] The awards were first introduced in 1965 by Chang Key-young, the founder of the newspaper Hankook Ilbo, whose pen name was "Baeksang".[2][3] It was established for the development of Korean popular culture and art and for enhancing the morale of artists.[4] They are regarded as one of the most prestigious entertainment awards in South Korea.[5][6]

Baeksang Arts Awards
Current: 59th Baeksang Arts Awards
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The Baeksang Arts Award statuette (since 2019)
Awarded forExcellence in film, television and theatre
CountrySouth Korea
Presented byIlgan Sports
First awardedJanuary 18, 1965; 58 years ago (1965-01-18)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBaeksang Yesul Daesang
McCune–ReischauerPaeksang Yesul Yaesang
Most recent Baeksang Arts Award winners
← 2021 2022 2023 →
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Award Grand Prize (Film) Grand Prize (Television)
Winner Ryoo Seung-wan
(Escape from Mogadishu)
Squid Game
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Award Best Actor (Film) Best Actor (Television)
Winner Sol Kyung-gu
Lee Jun-ho
(The Red Sleeve)
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Award Best Actress (Film) Best Actress (Television)
Winner Lee Hye-young
(In Front of Your Face)
Kim Tae-ri
(Twenty-Five Twenty-One)

Baeksang Arts Awards are annually presented at a ceremony organised by Ilgan Sports and JTBC Plus, affiliates of JoongAng Ilbo, usually in the second quarter of each year, in Seoul.[5] It is the only comprehensive awards ceremony in the country, recognising excellence in film, television and theatre.[6][7]

Current awardsEdit




  • Baeksang Play
  • Best Short Play
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress


Retired awardsEdit

Special awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dong, Sun-hwa (May 1, 2020). "Baeksang Arts Awards to take place without audience". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on March 1, 2021. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Film Awards Ceremonies in Korea". Archived from the original on January 16, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Kim Soo Hyun wins three awards, Gianna Jun gets top nod at Korean film and TV awards". The Straits Times. May 28, 2014. Archived from the original on January 18, 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Baeksang Arts Awards: About" (in Korean). Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ a b Kim, Yeon-ji; Kim, Jin-Seok (May 9, 2016). "Top stars in line for acting awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Lee, Gyu-lee (April 5, 2021). "Baeksang Arts Awards for film, television and theater to be held May 13". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on April 5, 2021. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  7. ^ Kil, Sonia (May 3, 2017). "Top Filmmakers Share Prizes at Korea's Baeksang Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on September 15, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  8. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. (April 30, 2014). "Nominees in 50th Baeksang Art Awards revealed". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2021.


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