47th Baeksang Arts Awards – Nominees and Blue’s predictions

As the only award ceremony in Korea for both television and films, Baeksang Arts Awards is considered one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry. The event is scheduled to be held on May 26 this year, and earlier this month, the official nominees for the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards were announced.

Here is the list of all the nominees:


Best Picture: The Unjust, Poetry, Ahjussi (a.k.a. The Man from Nowhere), Moss, The Yellow Sea
Blue’s pick: Poetry (I can also foresee Poetry winning the Daesang. If so, Moss might take the Best Picture instead.) 

Best Director: Kang Woo Suk (Moss), Na Hong Jin (The Yellow Sea), Ryu Seung Wan (The Unjust), Lee Jung Bum (Ahjussi), Lee Chang Dong (Poetry)
Blue’s pick: Kang Woo Wuk (Moss

Best New Director: Kim Gwang Shik (My Gangster Boyfriend), Kim Young Tak (Hello Ghost), Kim Jung Hoon (Petty Romance), Jang Yoo Jung (Finding Kim Jong Wook), Jang Chul Soo (Bedevilled)
Blue’s pick: Jang Chul Soo (Bedevilled

Top Excellence, Actor: Ryu Seung Bum (The Unjust), Won Bin (Ahjussi), Lee Byung Hun (I Saw the Devil), Cha Tae Hyun (Hello Ghost), Ha Jung Woo (The Yellow Sea)
Blue’s pick: Won Bin (Ahjussi

Top Excellence, Actress: Seo Young Hee (Bedevilled), Soo Ae (Midnight FM), Yoon Jung Hee (Poetry), Jo Yeo Jung (The Servant), Tang Wei (Late Autumn)
Blue’s pick: Yoon Jung Hee (Poetry

Best New Actor: Song Sae Byuk (The Servant), Eom Ki Joon (The Demolished Man), Jo Jin Woong (Glove), Choi Daniel (Cyrano Dating Agency), Choi Seung Hyun (71: Into the Fire)
Blue’s pick: Song Sae Byuk (The Servant

Best New Actress: Kim Sae Ron (Ahjussi), Shin Hyun Bin (He’s On Duty), Shim Eun Kyung (Happy Killers), Lee Min Jung (Cyrano Dating Agency), Ji Sung Won (Bedevilled)
Blue’s pick: Lee Min Jung (Cyrano Dating Agency) or Kim Sae Ron (Ahjussi)

Best Screenplay: Kim Dae Woo (The Servant), Kim Hyun Suk (Cyrano Dating Agency), Park Hoon Jung (The Unjust), Yook Sang Hyo (He’s On Duty), Lee Chang Dong (Poetry)
Blue’s pick: Lee Chang Dong (Poetry

Popularity Award, Actor: Kang Dong Won (Psychic), Go Soo (Psychic), Gong Yoo (Finding Kim Jong Wook), Kim Myung Min (Detective K), Kim Yoon Suk (The Yellow Sea), Kim Ju Hyuk (The Servant), Ryu Seung Bum (The Unjust), Song Sae Byuk (The Servant), Song Seung Hun (The Invincible), Song Joong Ki (Heart is… 2), Eom Ki Joon (The Demolished Man), Uhm Tae Woong (Cyrano Dating Agency), Won Bin (Ahjussi), Yoo Ji Tae (Midnight FM), Lee Byung Hun (I Saw the Devil), Lee Seon Kyun (Petty Romance), Lee Jung Jae (The Housemaid), Jung Jae Young (Moss), Jo Jin Woong (Glove), Joo Jin Mo (The Invincible), Cha Tae Hyun (Hello Ghost), Choi Daniel (Cyrano Dating Agency), Choi Seung Hyun (71: Into the Fire), Ha Jung Woo (The Yellow Sea)
Blue’s pick: VIPers… I mean, Choi Seung Hyun (71: Into the Fire

Popularity Award, Actress: Kang Ye Won (Hello Ghost), Gong Hyo Jin (Rolling Home With a Bull), Kim Hae Ron (Ahjussi), Park Shin Hye (Cyrano Dating Agency), Seo Young Hee (Bedevilled), Soo Ae (Midnight FM), Shin Hyun Bin (He’s On Duty), Shim Eun Kyung (Happy Killers), Uhm Jung Hwa (Best Seller), Eom Ji Won (Bad Couple), Yoo Seon (Glove), Yoon Jung Hee (Poetry), Yoon Jin Seo (Secret Love), Lee Min Jung (Cyrano Dating Agency), Im Soo Jung (Finding Kim Jong Wook), Jeon Do Yeon (The Housemaid), Jo Yeo Jung (The Servant), Ji Sung Won (Bedevilled), Jiyeon (Death Bell 2), Choi Kang Hee (Petty Romance), Tang Wei (Late Autumn), Han Ji Min (Detective K), Han Ji Hye (Blades of Blood)
Blue’s pick: Lee Min Jung (Cyrano Dating Agency


Best Drama: Dong Yi (MBC), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS), Secret Garden (SBS), Giant (SBS), Baker King Kim Tak Gu (KBS)
Blue’s pick: Errgg…. Baker King Kim Tak Gu 

Best Cultural Program: Documentary 3 Days (KBS), Tears of Africa (MBC), The Last Tundra (SBS), What is School? (EBS), Road for Hope (KBS)
Blue’s pick: What is School? 

Best Entertainment Program: Strong Heart (SBS), Gag Concert (KBS), Come to Play’s C’est Si Bon Concert (MBC), Quiz That Changes the World (MBC), Qualifications of Men (KBS)
Blue’s pick: Come to Play’s C’est Si Bon Concert

Best Director: Shin Woo Chul (Secret Garden), Yoo In Shik (Giant), Lee Byung Hoon (Dong Yi), Lee Jung Sub (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Jung Eul Young (Life is Beautiful)
Blue’s pick: Yoo In Shik (Giant) or Jung Eul Young (Life is Beautiful)

Best New Director: Kim Dae Jin (Enjoy Life), Kim Won Suk (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Lee Dong Hoon (Daring Woman), Lee Eung Bok (Dream High)
Blue’s pick: Kim Won Suk (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)

Top Excellence, Actor: Kwon Sang Woo (Daemul), Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Lee Bum Soo (Giant), Jung Bo Suk (Giant), Hyun Bin (Secret Garden)
Blue’s pick: Lee Bum Soo (Giant) or Jung Bo Suk (Giant)

Top Excellence, Actress: Kim Ah Joong (Sign), Park Min Young (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Jeon In Hwa (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Ha Ji Won (Secret Garden), Han Hyo Joo (Dong Yi)
Blue’s pick: Ha Ji Won (Secret Garden)

Best New Actor: Kim Sung Oh (Secret Garden), Kim Soo Hyun (Dream High), Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Park Jin Young (Dream High), Ok Taecyeon (Cinderella’s Sister)
Blue’s pick: Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)

Best New Actress: Nam Gyu Ri (Life is Beautiful), Park Ha Seon (Dong Yi), Bae Suzy (Dream High), Yoo In Na (Secret Garden), Lee Si Young (The Birth of the Rich)
Blue’s pick: Park Ha Seon (Dong Yi)

TV Entertainment Award (Male): Kim Tae Won (Qualifications of Men), Park Young Jin (Gag Concert), Lee Kyung Kyu (Qualifications of Men), Lee Su Geun (1 Night 2 Days), Lee Seung Gi (1 Night 2 Days)
Blue’s pick: Lee Kyung Kyu (Qualifications of Men)

TV Entertainment Award (Female): Ga In (We Got Married), Kim Young Hee (Gag Concert), Kim Won Hee (Come to Play), Jung Juri (Strong Heart), Jo Hye Ryun (Quiz That Changes the World)
Blue’s pick: Ga In (We Got Married)

Scriptwriting Award: Kang Eun Kyung (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Kim Kyu Wan (Cinderella’s Sister), Kim Eun Sook (Secret Garden), Jang Young Chul (Giant), Jung Ha Yeon (Flames of Ambition)
Blue’s pick: Jung Ha Yeon (Flames of Ambition)

Popularity Award, Actor: Kwon Sang Woo (Daemul), Kim Sung Oh (Secret Garden), Kim Soo Hyun (Dream High), Kim Hyun Joong (Playful Kiss), Park Shi Hoo (Prosecutor Princess), Park Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Park Jin Young (Dream High), So Ji Sub (Road No. 1), Song Seung Hun (My Princess), Song Joong Ki (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Song Chang Eui (Life is Beautiful), Ok Taecyeon (Cinderella’s Sister), Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Yoon Doo Joon (All My Love), Yoon Sang Hyun (Secret Garden), Yoon Si Yoon (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Lee Bum Soo (Giant), Lee Seung Gi (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho), Jang Geun Suk (Mary Stayed Out All Night), Jung Bo Suk (Giant), Jung Ji Hoon/Rain (Runaway: Plan B), Jo Kwon (All My Love), Joo Sang Wook (Giant), Joo Won (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Hyun Bin (Secret Garden)
Blue’s pick: Hyun Bin (Secret Garden)

Popularity Award, Actress: Ga In (All My Love), Go Hyun Jung (Daemul), Kim Sa Rang (Secret Garden), Kim So Yeon (Prosecutor Princess), Kim Ah Joong (Sign), Kim Jung Eun (I Am Legend), Kim Tae Hee (My Princess), Nam Gyu Ri (Life is Beautiful), Moon Geun Young (Cinderella’s Sister), Park Min Young (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), Park Ha Seon (Dong Yi), Bae Suzy (Dream High), Seo Woo (Flames of Ambition), Seo Ji Hye (Kim Soo Ro), Soo Ae (Athena), Shin Min Ah (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho), IU (Dream High), Yoo In Na (Secret Garden), Lee Na Young (Runaway: Plan B), Lee So Yeon (Dong Yi), Lee Si Young (The Birth of the Rich), Jeon In Hwa (Baker King Kim Tak Gu), Ha Ji Won (Secret Garden), Han Hyo Joo (Dong Yi), Ham Eun Jung (Dream High), Hwang Jung Eum (Giant)
Blue’s pick: Moon Geun Young (Cinderella’s Sister) – Has Moon Geun Young ever NOT won a popularity award that she was nominated for?

So, who do you think will walk away with the prizes come May 26th? Guess away!

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17 Responses to 47th Baeksang Arts Awards – Nominees and Blue’s predictions

  1. sandy says:

    I am not interested in korean awards cause they are known to be utterly commercial and has nothing to do with whats really good like for ex the critically acclaimed dramas of last year were comrades / harvest villa /Secret Investigation Record and giant really thOSE nominationS ARE a joke and what about the popularity award I mean Nam Gyu Ri !! SERIOUSLY READING THIS STUFF MAKES ME FEEL SORRY FOR THE TALENTED PPL IN KOREA

    • blue says:

      True, but the secret to enjoying these award ceremonies is to not take them too seriously. Some projects that really deserve to win (or at the very least get nominated) get snubbed, but at other times, they win too. Harvest Villa and Secret Investigation Record had zero chance of getting nominated because they’re cable shows, unfortunately. I haven’t watched Comrades, but I’ve heard good things about it, and if it’s as good as everyone says it is, it’s really unfortunate that it didn’t have high enough ratings to get the nod it deserves. Personally, I’m most upset that Jejoongwon (and Park Yong Woo!!!) got snubbed by all the awards shows it was eligible for (SBS Awards and Baeksang), but otherwise, the nomination list this year doesn’t look too bad honestly. There are a couple of outliers nominated, but they have no chance of winning anyway. (Well, at least they better not!) Now as long as Baker King and Han Hyo Joo don’t win anything, I’d call it a satisfactory Baeksang year. =)

      • kcomments says:

        PYW too! *just finished JJW again today for the …times*
        Baker King?HHJ?Why do I have to go through this again?

  2. supah says:

    These are an absolute Joke! I’ve already ranted about them. 2010 was a solid year for kdrama, so what are all these? It’s clear they only went for the ratings-cinchers. And I thought the individual broadcaster awards earlier were a joke, but the Baeksangs have gone and outdone even those.
    Only Giant stands out, the rest are mockworthy. It would be fair if Giant had some healthy competition with other solid shows like say, Comrades, Joseon X-Files… I’ve heard Jejoongwon was solid too, and that’s also been snubbed.

    And where is the child actor category? Is there none?
    That’s it, I’m going to go into a little corner and wail my heart out for Yeo Jin-gu.

    • blue says:

      No, there’s no child actor category for Baeksang. But speaking of YJG, he and Nam Ji Hyun will be reuniting to play the children version of the main leads in Warrior Baek Dong Soo. Thought you’d appreciate it! =)

      • supah says:

        OMG!! *screeams*
        *Runs across room arms flailing*

        I can’t even begin to explain how happy you’ve just made me!

  3. couchkimchi says:

    I just have one pick.. I hope KIM SOO HYUN wins for BEST NEW ACTOR.. he deserves it!!

    • deedrama says:

      Nope! Park Yoo Chun! Park Yoo Chun! Park Yoo Chun! 🙂
      My fangirlness said Park Yoo Chun, though Kim Soo Hyun was doing awesome in Dream High.
      So : heart says Park Yoo Chun, brain says Kim Soo Hyun. But arm dan leg says JYP. He was doing great on MC Hammer’s style and the Data’s scanning.

    • blue says:

      Hmm, I do think Kim Soo Hyun is a better actor than Micky, but I was more impressed with Micky’s performance in SKKS than KSH’s in Dream High.

      Now, if Kim Soo Hyun was nominated for his role in Giant, that would be a whole another story.

  4. kcomments says:

    The fact that SKKS is nominated in more than one category, I’m quite satisfied. Me too with Micky. The Scriptwriting, I was kind of hope for SKKS to get nominated but oh well, and PYW in Jejoongwon deserves reconition too. I searched for awards on Jejoongwon, to my surprise, there was none so far. T_T

  5. D says:

    if Hyun Bin doesn’t get that popularity award, I’m a shoe…..lol…like that a serious given since they simply refuse to let go of the guy even after he’s entered his MS…what with that documentary and even talking about what he does there even now…..as a Binnie fan I’m really miffed that they wont let him do his MS in peace

  6. ripgal says:

    Not feeling the drama sections.
    Rooting for Ha Jung Woo in whatever he’s in! =D

  7. Kichie says:


  8. adele says:

    I want Ha ji Won ?? :)))

  9. eshi says:

    if baker king wins best drama, best script or best actor…im going to hit something…..jeez it was so bad and yes i watched it!…..i cant believe yoo ah in wasn’t nominated for anything….and giant thoroughly deserves each category it was nominated for

    and though i love HHJ and can call myself her fan…..i dnt think she should win best actress….shes got a way to go yet

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