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Nominees announced for Baeksang Arts Awards

In the past, I haven’t posted up full nominee rosters for the big awards ceremonies—sometimes I miss the nomination announcements and sometimes I just want to wait to see the winners list. But I figure it may be a point of interest for y’all, so here you go: the nominees for the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards, whose ceremony will be held on May 27.

To give you a general idea of what the Baeksangs are, it’s an award ceremony first established by a newspaper founder and is presented annually in the spring by IS Plus Corp, which is the publisher of a newspaper. It’s the only major award ceremony to honor both film and television, so in that regard it’s a bit like the Golden Globes. The film world has numerous other awards (various film festivals and the Blue Dragons, for instance) but television doesn’t have much outside of its own broadcaster-hosted awards (i.e., the end-of-year ceremonies from KBS, MBC, and SBS)—but as those events are self-congratulatory and designed to spread the love around strategically, I tend not to take them that seriously.

So I do look forward to the Baeksangs with curiosity, because I’m interested in seeing what stood out across the board (and namely, across multiple broadcasters, including cable stations like tvN and JTBC, which have some great programming deserving of recognition). I don’t take any award show that seriously because yes, they do tend to be highly subjective at best and blatantly political at worst, but they’re fun to look at.

That said, this year’s Baeksang list is utter crap. I won’t argue too much with the film side, but lordy who the hell compiled the TV list? Was it a person who watches television? Because Imma say maybe it was compiled by a person who doesn’t watch television. I won’t even take issue with glaring omissions because okay, there were a LOT of shows to consider and Baeksangs fall in a weird part of the year where last year’s shows are competing with current shows, and it’s understandable if people get forgotten in the shuffle. But Good Doctor as best drama or best directing, really? Shark for anything at all, but specifically good writing? And fine, I will take issue with an omission after all because somehow Baro got on the list twice for God’s Gift (but not Answer Me), yet Jo Seung-woo’s name is nowhere to be found. For shame.

So basically, now this list holds no water with me. I will look forward to the awards show for the red carpet, but that’s all. That carpet had better be rockin’.

 

FILM CATEGORY

Best Picture Nominees

The Snowpiercer (dir. Bong Joon-ho)
The Terror Live (dir. Kim Byung-woo)
Hope (dir. Lee Jun-ik)
The Attorney (dir. Yang Woo-seok)
The Face Reader (dir. Han Jae-rim)

Director Award Nominees

Kim Byung-woo (The Terror Live)
Hong Sang-soo (Our Sunhi)
Jo Eui-seok (Cold Eyes)
Bong Joon-ho (The Snowpiercer)
Kim Byung-seo (Cold Eyes)
Lee Jun-ik (Hope)

Actor Top Excellence Award Nominees

Ha Jung-woo (The Terror Live)
Song Kang-ho (The Attorney)
Jung Woo-sung (Cold Eyes)
Sol Kyung-gu (Hope)
Sohn Hyun-joo (Hide and Seek)

Actress Top Excellence Award Nominees

Jeon Do-yeon (Way Back Home)
Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny)
Kim Hee-ae (Elegant Lie)
Eom Ji-won (Hope)
Moon Jung-hee (Hide and Seek)

Supporting Actor Award Nominees

Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader)
Kim Eui-sung (The Face Reader)
Jo Sung-ha (The Suspect)
Lee Kyung-young (Venus Talk)
Kwak Do-won (The Attorney)

Supporting Actress Award Nominees

Yeh Ji-won (Our Sunhi)
Kim Young-ae (The Attorney)
Jin Kyung (Cold Eyes)
Ra Mi-ran (Hope)
Go Ah-sung (The Snowpiercer)

New Actor Award Nominees

Im Shi-wan (The Attorney)
Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi: A Monster Boy)
Kim Soo-hyun (Covertly, Grandly)
Lee Joon (Rough Play)
Kim Woo-bin (Friend 2)

New Actress Award Nominees

Park Ji-soo (Mai Ratima)
Lee Jae-hye (The Russian Novel)
Seo Joo-ah (Pluto)
Kim Hyang-gi (Elegant Lie)
Lee Re (Hope)

New Director Award Nominees

Ha Jung-woo (Roller Coaster)
Eom Tae-hwa (INGtoogi: The Battle of Surpluses)
Heo Jung (Hide and Seek)
Lee Jong-pil (Born To Sing)
Yang Woo-seok (The Attorney)

Screenplay Award Nominees

Hide and Seek, Heo Jung
Miss Granny, Shin Dong-ik
The Terror Live, Kim Byung-woo
The Attorney, Yang Woo-seok
Hope, Kim Ji-hye

Actor Popularity Award

Ha Jung-woo (The Terror Live)
Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi: A Monster Boy)
Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader)
Kim Soo-hyun (Covertly, Grandly)
Im Shi-wan (The Attorney)
Gong Yoo (The Suspect)
Lee Joon (Rough Play)
Yoo Ah-in (Kkangchulie)
Sung Joon (Pluto)
Jin Young (Miss Granny)
Seo In-gook (No Breathing)
Jo Jung-seok (The Face Reader)
Kim Woo-bin (Friend 2)
Jung Kyung-ho (Roller Coaster)
Kim Sung-kyun (Hwa-yi: A Monster Boy)
Lee Hyun-woo (Covertly, Grandly)
Go Soo (Way Back Home)
Lee Jong-seok (Hot Blooded Youth)
Lee Min-ki (Monster)
Ok Taecyeon (Marriage Blue)
Hwang Jung-min (When a Man Loves)
Song Kang-ho (The Attorney)
Choi Seung-hyun (TOP) (Commitment)
Sol Kyung-gu (Hope)
Joo-won (Catch Me)
Kim Yoon-seok (Hwa-yi: A Monster Boy)
Jung Woo-sung (Cold Eyes)

Actress Popularity Award

Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny)
Park Bo-young (Hot Blooded Youth)
Kim Ah-joong (Catch Me)
Kwon Yuri (No Breathing)
Go Ah-sung (The Snowpiercer)
Jeon Do-yeon (Way Back Home)
Uhm Jung-hwa (Venus Talk)
Sohn Ye-jin (Accomplice)
Kim Hye-soo (The Face Reader)
Kim Go-eun (Monster)
Gong Hyo-jin (Boomerang Family)
Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes)
Lee Yeon-hee (Marriage Blue)

 

TELEVISION CATEGORY

Drama Series Award Nominees

I Hear Your Voice
Answer Me 1994
You From Another Star
Secret Love Affair
Good Doctor

Variety Program Award Nominees

Real Men
Immortal Song
Hidden Singer
Superman Returns
Grandpas Over Flowers

Educational Program Award Nominees

I Want To Know That
The Physics of Light
Food X-Files
Parent vs. School Parents
Ssul Jeon

Directing Award Nominees

Jo Soo-won (I Hear Your Voice)
Ahn Pan-seok (Secret Love Affair)
Ki Min-soo (Good Doctor)
Jang Tae-yoo (You From Another Star)
Shin Won-ho (Answer Me 1994)

Actor Top Excellence Award Nominees

Jo Jae-hyun (Jung Do-jeon)
Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair)
Joo-won (Good Doctor)
Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice)
Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star)

Actress Top Excellence Award Nominees

Kim Hye-soo (God of the Office)
Go Ara (Answer Me 1994)
Lee Bo-young (I Hear Your Voice)
Kim Ji-soo (A Warm Word)
Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star)

New Actor Award Nominees

Choi Jin-hyuk (Gu Family Book)
Park Seo-joon (A Warm Word)
Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1994)
Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994)
Baro (God’s Gift – 14 Days)

New Actress Award Nominees

Sohn Yeo-eun (Thrice Married Woman)
Do-hee (Answer Me 1994)
Han Groo (A Warm Word)
Baek Jin-hee (Empress Ki)
Kyung Su-jin (Eun-hee)

Male Variety Award Nominees

Shin Dong-yub (Witch Hunt)
Kim Gu-ra (Radio Star)
Yoo Hee-yeol (SNL Korea)
Kim Sung-joo (Dad Where Are We Going?)
Jeon Hyun-moo (Hidden Singer)

Female Variety Award Nominees

Lee Young-ja (Hello)
Park Mi-sun (SeBaKwi)
Kim Young-hee (Gag Concert)
Park Ji-yoon (God of Food Road)
Kim Ji-min (Gag Concert)

Scriptwriting Award Nominees

Ha Myung-hee (A Warm Word)
Lee Woo-jung (Answer Me 1994)
Park Ji-eun (You From Another Star)
Jung Sung-joo (Secret Love Affair)
Kim Ji-woo (Shark)

Actor Popularity Award

Kim Woo-bin (Heirs)
Lee Jin-wook (Nine)
Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1994)
Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice)
Lee Min-ho (Heirs)
Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair)
Sohn Hyun-joo (Empire of Gold)
Park Hyung-shik (Heirs)
Choi Min-ho (Medical Top Team)
Park Yoochun (Three Days)
Jo Jae-hyun (Jung Do-jeon)
Kim Jae-won (Scandal)
Jung Yong-hwa (Mi-rae’s Choice)
Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star)
Lee Jun-ki (Two Weeks)
Kim Nam-gil (Shark)
Lee Seung-gi (G Family Book)
Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994)
Ok Taecyeon (Wonderful Season)
So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun)
Park Hae-jin (You From Another Star)
Joo-won (Good Doctor)
Baro (God’s Gift – 14 Days)
Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994)

Actress Popularity Award Nominees

Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki)
Kim Ji-soo (A Warm Word)
Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star)
Go Hyun-jung (Queen’s Classroom)
Lee Bo-young (I Hear Your Voice)
Kang So-ra (Ugly Alert)
Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I)
Sohn Ye-jin (Shark)
Park Ha-sun (Three Days)
Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor)
Da-som (Melody of Love)
Hwang Jung-eum (Secret)
Kim Tae-hee (Jang Ok-jung, Live For Love)
Choi Ji-woo (Suspicious Housekeeper)
Gong Hyo-jin (Master’s Sun)
Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea)
Go Ara (Answer Me 1994)
Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice)
Shin Se-kyung (When a Man Loves)
Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book)
Park Shin-hye (Heirs)
Do-hee (Answer Me 1994)
Kim Hye-soo (God of the office)

OST Award Nominees

Secret – Ailee, “Tears Steal My Heart”
You From Another Star – Lyn, “My Destiny”
Heirs – Lee Chang-min, “Moment”
Answer Me 1994 – Sung Shi-kyung, “To You”
Answer Me 1994 – Roy Kim, “This Place, Seoul”

Via Baeksang

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Hahaha I really don't understand how they pick one or two people for the Popularity Awards... Well true, they usually call like 5 to 10 names for it. Who wants that popularity award really?

I haven't seen any of the movies that were nominated for Best Picture. As for the others, I've only watched Covertly Grandly (and loved it!)...
I bet My Love from the Stars is going to get almost all the awards for the drama categories where it's nominated haha...

Thanks for sharing javabeans!

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Hohoho...the lists are better known as GARBAGE LISTS, most of them cant act!

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So, you are a fan of kim soohyun .ja ja ja I am too.

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I agree completely! Jo Seung Woo not being nominated for Best Actor was ridiculous! But I heard they edited the popularity award list (what award show does that) to include Jo Seung Woo's name when he was completely ignored previously...

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maybe Jo Seung Woo nominated on 51th baeksang award.

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I vote for "Love is the moment"...

;--)

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LOL... you must be kidding ;)
Such a terrible glued song to my ears. I wish I

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.. could forget that song forever. Sorry, to reply to my own comment

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I lol'd so much when I saw the song being nominated ! ?

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I know where you live....

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Seriously??? I actually laughed when I saw that song on the list lol. No...just no. I actually watched Heirs and didn't hate all of it, but that song...just no, it was too obvious.

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Well, I just think this lovely song nicely represents the high quality of the nominnee lists...

(Of course I'm kidding, I thought it was obvious.
I laughed so much when I saw that song on the list... couldn't resist the joke. :--) )

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WHERE IS THE NAME OF THE NEW HALLY STAR? JI CHANG WOOK! for me best actor, actress best director.best ost GOES TO EMPRESS KI.

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Sadly they didn't include Empress Ki...Man from teh Stars and Kim So Hyul will take many wins home i think

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...Kim Soo Hyun...Yeah saw after they included as suporting and popularity...not enough...curious if Lee Minho will get something here...at least they didn't put Heirs as best drama along side the really good ones....Curious if Love is The Moment win's or is just not the moment for them

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Koreans love Gays...Hohoho

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sad to see empress ki not being nominated... and secret love affair...of all the dramas..???!!! thats one drama that i couldnt stand watching more than 10 min per episode...wonder why its chosen..

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Secret Love Affair is simply the best drama of this year. Too bad you can't stand watching it, that's your loss.

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If it's not your cup of coffee, doesn't mean it sucks. Keep on wondering but I tell you one simple reason, SLA is amazing.

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You don't have to say other show bad for you to make your faves stand out. And the fact is Secret Love Affair is touted in Korea as the best drama this year. It's not from random fans talking. That's why it gets nominated even before it ends, just like God's Gift.

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Agree! Judging from the nomination lists for Best Actor and Actress awards, they are garbage! JJM and HJW should be included in the lists, both are top notch Korean artistes! Empress Ki is the best Korean drama in 2014 with skilful and impressive actings by HJW and JJM!

Anyway, HJW had won several Baeksang Best Actress awards before, she’s not hard up!

Koreans prefer Gays than talented artistes…Bloop! Its shameful to Korea! Overseas viewers have good taste…Cheers!

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i was skeptical because some of these dramas had not completed airing yet but I see why Secret Love Affair is there. I usually prefer lighter dramas because the fluffiness makes it easier to watch but once in a while something though-proking is necessary. I didn't think I'd be able to stand watching it but there is great chemistry between the leads and the soundtrack is simple yet emotionally engaging. I enjoyed it and will likely rewatch it again soon.

I really do believe it deserves the drama series award.

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You want to know the most ridiculous part?? Ji Chang Wook was not on the list before, but suddenly at night they change the nominations to include him in popularity award. I'm really mad at them even though JCW deserved to be on the list or even the Best Actor list!! See here:
http://isplus.live.joins.com/100sang/Candidate/c_sub1.aspx?tp=1&nr=50&pidx=1717

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yes i'm really dissapointed that the cast of empress ki didn't nominated, i think it's about distortion history, they didn't dare include the drama or the cast in the main category. Actually i think JJM deserve daesang for his acting in empress ki. For best actor i think joo won deserve it, but i only didn't know the actor of Jung do joen haven't see his drama thought. Joowon got many award for his role including pd award so he already appreciate by many so i think his chance is hight

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Agree! Judging from the nomination lists for Best Actor and Actress awards, they are garbage! JJM and HJW should be included in the lists, both are top notch Korean artistes! Empress Ki is the best Korean drama in 2014 with skilful and impressive actings by HJW and JJM!

Anyway, HJW had won several Baeksang Best Actress awards before, she's not hard up!

Koreans prefer Gays than talented artistes...Bloop! Its shameful to Korea! Overseas viewers have good taste...Cheers!

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Agree! Judging from the nomination lists for Best Actor and Actress awards, they are garbage! JJM and HJW should be included in the lists, both are top notch Korean artistes! Empress Ki is the best Korean drama in 2014 with skilful and impressive actings by HJW and JJM!

Anyway, HJW had won several Baeksang Best Actress awards before, she’s not hard up!

Koreans prefer Gays than talented artistes…Bloop! Its shameful to Korea! Overseas viewers have good taste…Cheers!

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Some of the new actors and actresses have been around for a while. How are they considered new?

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My thoughts exactly!
How can Jung Woo be nominated in the new actor category when he's been in movies and television shows since the early 2000's? They should really rename it for what it really stands for, finally reaching stardom and being "new" to the masses regardless of how many years of experience or projects you've been in.

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Yeah. I mean, I understand that Kim SungKyun is film and theatre focused and only recently popped up on dramas, but New Actor Award? Whut? Didn't he already get a best actor award (in film) from this same Award show in 2012? Don't ger me wrong. I love the guy, but... but... How does this work...

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You can be a rookie in one (drama/movie industry) and a veteran in the other (drama/movie industry). Kim Soo Hyun's still considered to be a rookie in the movie industry so he's nominated for the best new actor award, but he's considered to be a veteran in the drama industry so he's nominated for the best actor award.

In Kim Sung Kyun's case, he was a rookie in both, but since he's already won the best new actor award for a movie, he'll be in the best actor category next time (if there is ever a next time).

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Koreans admire Gays not good acting....Hahaha

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when actors hit big with a role and became popular, they often appear in the ''new come actor'' even though they did works in the past. This always happens, plus I think they didn't want to put Jung Woo and KS against KSH and LJS etc.

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The irony is, Jung Woo's acting is far better than any nominees (except Jo jae Hyun) in the best actor category. It's as ridiculous as Joo Jin Mo getting the rookie award in MBC award last year.

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Jung Woo should be in the best actor category along with Joo Jin Mo. By the way, Joo Jin Mo got top excellence at MBC awards, not the rookie one.

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I totally agree with you guys .
Jung Woo really nailed his role in Reply 1994 .

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If they've never been nominated ever no matter how long they've worked in the industry, then they can be nominated. It's a weird criteria, I know.

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i quite agree! the list was a lot ridiculous. maybe it should be named something else...

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Thanks!

Jo Seung-woo probably need a powerful Agency to back him up. I dunno, that's just my opinion. Huuu.

I do think that Good Doctor is not a great drama but it is serviceable. I like it but I totally skipped the part of the hospital management talking, it's boring.

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Talented movie actors have to deal with crap like that in dramas. Dramaland is all about popularity, they hardly acknowledge real talents. I hope Jo Seung-woo goes back to doing films and musicals.

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but he already did lol, his new
musical will air soon.

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That's nothing new he was in Man of La Mancha and Hedwig since 2005/2006. Looks like he going back to do Hedwig for the 5th time.

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Well JSW is going to be in 'Hedwig' again as of May but I really hope seeing him in a movie soon too! He's just such a talented actor and he never fails to make me care about the characters he's playing.

Though I also wouldn't mind another drama bc that would mean we could see him longer^^

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I want to see him in another "Jekyll & Hyde" musical because its my favorite :). I totally fell head over heels for him in it.

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I wonder why there're many comments in here dissapointed about Jo seungwoo not being chosen as best actor. I agree he' done good job in God's gift but his role in here as supporting role at first eventough he got more screen time later so I understand why he doesn't get nominated. Also I have same feeling with @SS so I'm sad when read comment about Good Doctor. I have feeling that joowon will bring best actor award this time because he's done fantastic job in good doctor

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Jo Seung Woo was the male lead (not just some supporting cast member) to Lee Bo Young's female lead...

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Well, but I think he's supporting actor which scene stealer. The lead in God gift are Lee boyoung and her child if you read the synopsis at first

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Th synopsis was purposely vague on JSW's character, DC, and how his character tied into the overall mystery of the show since GG14D is all about the reveals.

There's no way a show that managed to cast JSW (a highly sought after film and musical actor) would even think about making him a "supporting" actor. He was always intended as the male lead to LBY's female lead counterpart.

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Did you really believe that a top actor who has won numerous awards will play second lead to Lee Bo Young, as soon as he was casted I knew he would not play second fiddle to anyone and he will be the lead, LBY was the female lead and JSW was the male lead, anyway JSW has won this award before for Best Actor Category in 2004, he was nominated again in 2007 for Best Actor but lost that time, he has also won Best Actor in Grand Bell Awards, GBA is the Korean equivalent to Academy Awards.

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lol c'mon, it's Jo SeungWoo.. there's no way he's cast as a supporting role.. his name as supporting role doesnt seems to match... he's indeed the lead character in GG14...

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LOVE IS THE MOMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT sigh. I have a feeling that You Star is gonna sweep everything. I pray that it won't be Heirs though...

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If that song wins, I will never watch TV again.

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I lolled so hard...can't stop laughing

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Really? Can you be held to that threat? But we won't know if u watch, will we? LOL.

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All I see that at least deserve something is you from another star ...................that's about it ..........lol Kim soo Hyun better bring a big Wheel barrow for all those awards he going to get ?

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Good Doctor?!Seriously?Where is Nine and Queen of Classroom?
And Go Ara for TE actress? At the expense of Ha Ji Won, Hwang Jung Eum and Go Hyun Jung. Go Ara did improve and she was quite good in AM94 but it is nowhere near the level of the performances of the actresses I just mentioned.
One thing I notice about Korean awards for television they don't have supporting actor and actress category.

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I know what you mean. I was looking for NINE for best actor or at least best writing category... same withCRUEL CITY and also END OF THE WORLD needs to be on that list!!!

I know, I may also be biased but,
having SHARK in there for writing when NINE, CRUEL CITY, QUEEN OF CLASSROOM and END OF THE WORLD or MISS KOREA is not there, just spells BOGUS! I guess it is all about rating? which is just.. whatever!!!

I also loved GO ARA after Answer Me 1994 but to not nominate Ha Ji Won, Gong Hyo Jin and Kim HyeSun over her?
and for actor in a supporting role, they put in Baro as opposed to Park Sae Joo in Warm Words.
and I love the dramas and the actor in the actor category but they should have made room for at least Ji chang wook in the best actor category cause he was awesome in Empress ki...!

The film category seems okay, I guess it is pretty hard to really put in all movies but I like that the best picture went to all the movies listed, as well as the best actor category...
I am hoping Ha Jung Woo wins best actor cause this would be his 2nd consecutive wins in BAEKSANG (he won in 2010 then 2011, and 2013). But I think Song Kang Ho will get this one!
All of the list in the FILM is pretty solid, well okay maybe except Venus talk, but omonah look at the new actor list, the fans are gonna go gaga who ever is gonna bag that one: Im siwan vs Kim Wonbin vs Lee Joon vs Kim Soo Hyun vs Yeo Jingu.

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I don't really have an issue with the nominees for the film part of Baeksang. Except for the new actor/actress category since those actors are not actually new in Chungmuro.
It is the nominees for the TV categories that I have an issue.Good Doctor was absurd. It winning in Korean PD award is ridiculous. The production team could have given us a School 2013 and Bleak Night type of drama about Savant Syndrome and Autism. Instead, the drama gave the viewers story about hospital politics. The drama was never about Savant Syndrome and Autism. The mental disorder was used to lure viewers. It was underserving of the ratings that it received. The awards for best drama and best writing are ridiculous.
Lastly, I don't really expect much from the TV category part of Baeksang. Award-buying, under the table discussion (time-slot buying, etc.( and favoritism are rampant in dramaland
Not that Chungmuro is any better compared to dramaland. The kdrama world is a bit mess and you can actually see it on the productions that they release.

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TRUE.... Jung Kyung Ho definitely deserves an award for Doctor's son in Cruel City! if not an award, he needs to be nominated!
Additionally I wish they nominated Lee Je Moon, he was really awesome in End of the World, and well Ji Chang Wook from Empress Ki...
JooWon in Good doctor is good as a savant but I think the best savant I saw in Kdrama was the younger brother of Han Hyo Joo in Shining Inheritance. (He is Baro's Younger bro in Answer Me 1994!)

The actress category is just urghhh...

I actually liked Good Doctor but I agree that it really is not a savant story that they advertised, it is hospital politics like Golden Time... But between the two, in my opinion Golden Time better, Lee Sung Min was just awesome in that drama!

And the Film, as I've written above, I just wish against all odds that Ha Jung Woo wins... but then of Song Kyung Ho or Sohn Hyun Joo are also equally awesome!

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It is completely frustrating that Cruel City did not win any awards or even be nominated for that matter, when it's got brilliant writing and directing going on. Not to mention, Jung Kyung Ho's stellar performance as Doctor's son.

Nine was intelligently written too. Though at times it gives you a head-splitting headache when you're trying to figure things out.

I guess at the end of the day it all comes down to popularity. Unfortunately.

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Copy paste what you wrote...

Ahh Cruel City and Nine!!! urghh...
Baeksang awards.. wae..?!?!?1

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totally agree...empress ki is left out..ha ji won and ji chang wook demanded a nomination for their performances.. nine and heartless city were better scripted...

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The lists for Best Drama, Actress and Actor are tickling my feet...they are stupid and baseless!

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man that Top Excellence Award for the male category in movies are so tough, look at the names, Ha Jung Woo, Song Kang Ho, Sol Kyung Gu, Sohn Hyun Joon and Jung Woo Sung, i think the least likely to win among them are JSW for 'Cold Eyes' and SHJ for 'Hide and Seek', i loved both movies to be honest, the remaining three actors are all legends of Kmovie industry, who are you gonna award, Ha Jung Woo for 'The Terror Live', Song Kang Ho for 'Snowpiercer', 'The Face Reader' and 'The Attorney' or Sol Kyung Gu for 'The Hope' which was an excellent movie, my bet is on Song Kang Ho to win it because in my eyes he is the best but I wouldn't mind if the others manage to snatch it from him.

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Jeon Ji Hyun as best actress is all I need. I will be on cloud nine if she takes home daesang, but that's only if her performance really was the best among other nominees.

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agreed :). I will feel content indeed

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Yes, totally agree. Jeon Ji Hyun ftw!

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Agree. Jeon Ji Hyun ftw!

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Did they include on the popularity award list the entire actors & actresses of last year's shows? Talk about giving a person a hard time to vote.

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Basically, Baeksang didn't quite forget about the other dramas since most are nominated in the popularity awards.

Yet for the main awards: No Ha Ji-won or Go Hyun-jung in the female category. And they actually nominate Lee Jong-suk (LOL) but don't bother putting in Lee Jin-wook or Lee Jun-ki's name. And 'love is the moment' for OST without 'touch love'. This is probably the worst list of Baeksang nominees since I started watching K-dramas...

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Frankly I'm more bothered with the OST list...no touch love anywhere by yoon mirae. That song was AMAZING and it charted well even in Korea.

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Count me in for the "Touch Love" love. I still listen to it now. It is so beautiful. I really do not understand why it would be ignored.

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no Ha Ji Won?
no Jo Seung Woo?
Baeksang's list is so laughable.
this is just unfair to the real talent.

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Those are exactly the two names I was looking for in the Best Actor and Actress section...wth.

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Ha Ji Won was on the list.

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Yes, but for the popularity award...which doesn't count for much.

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man these crazes around dramas actually drive me bloody crazy. i mean if there was more substance to it than a hot alien meeting a hot older chick and it resulting to push and pull thre whole way through, then yeah, maybe i would feel otherwise. i mean i watched some of the eps of ywcfs but kind of lost interest eventually. i'll admit that it was funny and charming but so are many other shows. it deffo doesn't deserve all this hype and nor all the nominations.

i mean it's the most amazing feeling when something gets the attention it deserves. like i remember watching bleak night for the first time and being absolutely blown away. but i knew that it was a risk. because it's the kind of thing not many want to sit through. especially when it's very gloomy with not many laughs to lighten the mood. it didn't have the 'hottest actors of the moment ' in there to make it instantly appealing to the youngsters but the fact that so many people connected with it made it so much rewarding for me when i found out that people had connected with it like i had and it had been recognised.

i was kind of hoping the girls would have been more specific on what shows or movies they didn't think deserved to be on the list because i doubt only two or three made them not take the whole awards seriously. but since i haven't seen a lot of the movies or some of the dramas, it's hard for me to know :/ i needed more yeo jin goo and for hawyi to have more nominations on that list though. he totally got robbed there. such an amazing movie. happy to see reply 1994 on there though

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you dont want 'unheard of dramas' to be on the lists, so rating is very important. No matter how good the drama if it bombed... nobody cares!

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That is an issue I had with most award-giving bodies. People saying that Korean PD Award is more credible than Baeksang must be joking. Look at the nominees and winners of KPD Award (past and present) it was all about popular and high-rating dramas and actors and actresses who starred in such popular dramas. It is a reality that it when it comes to awards it is based on popularity,ratings and hype. It is prevalent in the film and tv industry. No award giving body is better than the other.

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Popularity awards fans have to pay to vote. Way to milk the fans.

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Wow, this list is a mess.

How is Kim Hee Ae not nominated for Secret Love Affair? She blows everyone else out of the water imo.

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I was thinking of the exact same thing. I mean, Secret Love Affair is up for best drama, her co-star is up for Top Excellence and the real focus of the whole show Kim Hee-ae isn't freaking nominated for an acting award? Laughable really.

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Imo, maybe because Yoo Ah In's acting is a little bit stronger than her, her subtleness is a little bit overshadowed by him. And/or because she already got nominee for best actress in the film category, these awards tend to want to spread the love around.

I was so glad Secret Love Affair got several mentioned, it deserves this, Ahn Pan Seok & Jung Song Joo as well.

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I can understand why Kim Hee Ae didn't get nominated. She fared much better in Wife's Credentials than in Secret Love Affair. I guess that they are also looking for improvement and breakthrough. I actually think that the list for TV best actress is good, compared to the ludicrous list for best actor.

That being said, Yoo Ah In shouldn't be nominated, even though I am his fan. He does not even have so much screen time in SLA, and his character is only a catalyst, not one with layers and complexities as Kim Hee-ae's HW. He managed to breathe life into the character. But does he showcase half of what he is capable of? Not at all.

In the similar logic, Kim Hee Ae shouldn't be nominated for Elegant Lies either. She is more like a supporting role to Go Ah-sung, whose character drives the main plot and emotion of the story.

This Baeksang nomination is truly a joke.

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I beg to differ, but Yoo Ah In gets same screen time as much as KHA. Yes, he's the catalyst but KHA's character is also his propel and his muse to reach where his character is now. They complete each other.

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Yoo Ah In gives strong acting impressions and presence in SLA. He's able to make a par with KHA. Both of them make perfect acting and deserve to be the nominees.

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This list is crummy. How did someone overlook Miss Korea? I know not to take these awards shows seriously, but this list is so half-assed I just can't...

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Who else thinks they chose the best TV shows/actors from a hat? "We need to pick 5 names per category. Go."
And then whoever was left over was put into the popularity category? "Oh, crap we have 25 names left, let's just put them in popularity, we give out like 10 anyway." Except for Jo Seung Woo...THE FUQ.

Anyway. I actually loved Good Doctor...but I agree, best drama? It was cute but bland, there wasn't anything dramatic and it wasn't exactly a rom-com. Maybe they chose it because of Joo Won and Moon Chae Won? I luff both of them so I can't seriously complain, but...man all of these categories are all about popularity lol.

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TV shows/actors/actresses" :D

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Yes,this is indeed popularity awards..LOL..Now I know why Moon Chae Won fans does not really care about BAeksang Arts Award..Last year instead of voting MCW they did donations..It's just a waste of money...

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This list is a travesty. Baeksang is getting worse and worse. No Lee Jun Ki, no Go Hyun Jung(wrong Go on the list...), no Lee Sun Kyun. Praying that a miracle will happen and Jo Jae Hyun and Kim Hye Soo/Kim Ji Soo will win and salvage this mess.

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Big fat yes to Jo Jae Hyun and Kim Hye Soo. I never thought of Kim Ji Soo as a great actress but I didn't watch "Warm Words".
Jo Jae Hyun is a clear winner in my book. I'm torn between Kim Hye Soo and Jeon Ji Hyun but leaning towards Ji Hyun because I really enjoyed her comeback and she was amazing in YFAS.

I used to look forward to the Baeksang awards for the film part of it but popularity is starting to rear its ugly head in it too especially with best actor categories.

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+1 on your remark about the wrong Go...GA definitely improved her acting, but improving in no way equates to being given the nod for Best Actress. I'm sorry but she pales in comparison to the likes of GHJ...or JJH, for that matter.

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LOL ... The wohle list is a joke. Some of the greatest shows are left out. Other are included, which shouldn't be for various reasons (SLA? not bashing here, but halfway through its run?).
Go Ara included, but Ha Ji Won, Jung Kyung Ho ... not?
Redicoulous scripts: check
Overrated dramas: check
Pretty faces: check ...
Of course, there are nominees, who deserve their nomination. But most of it sound like political or strategic choices based merely on popularity and not on the skills show casted (in comparison to others and sometimes even to the work of the same nominee in other dramas)

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I think Love is the Moment and Almost Paraaaadiisssee go in the category of most annoying and overplayed song in one series...both coincidentally have lee min ho in them lol

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it's funny but i actually love both those songs (i like love is the moment a lot more though)!! i guess both of them are acquired tastes... acquired in the sense that even after listening to them non stop for like a zillion times, you still have a special spot in your heart for them :D

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Not that I'm a big fan of all these dog-and-pony awards shows, but I've gotta give a shout-out to My Precious Ji Chang Wook (Empress Ki), who was also nominated for Actor Popularity Award - Television... and accidentally left off the website due to a PR production glitch at the Baeksang Headquarters. *tsk tsk*

But he's now listed on there and I'm a happy little fangirl. JIBAEWOONIM FIGHTING!!! :D

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This is a ridiculous list. No Jo Seung-woo?! Or Jung Kyung-ho or Kim Hee-ae?? How is this even possible??? Big fat epic fail.

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I still can't get over that fans have to pay to vote (for the popularity award). I mean, I'd be too lazy to do it even if it was free, but to pay? Are they completely shameless? If fans had any sense, they'd boycott the category.

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Yes it is insane but there are fans who are still willing to pay for that 'elusive' vote. Last year, Moon Chae Won fans did not vote for her when she was nominated for "Popular Actress". Her fans held a fund-raising project and the money they accumulated was then use to buy books. The books then were given to a schools. It is quite awesome. Hope some fandoms will do the same thing.

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See, that is the kind of "fans spending money for their bias" project I wholeheartedly approve of :).

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Coz' Moon CHae WOn fans are really wise...That's why I also love Moon Chae Won fans not only her..lol..

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That's why I also love Moon Chae Won fans not only her..They are smart enough where to spend the money..

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I might get hate, but, I hope KSH doesn't get an award because of his DM's role and because his drama got so popular.

It was all thanks to Jun Ji Hyun acting tbh, it wasn't one of best KSH's roles or acting, the guy is good crying in one scene = gives his all the awards! No.

Really now? This actors awards list sucks... Jo seung woo deserved it tbh. He was really good in God's gift.

I feel like everything KSH does right now will give him awards because of his A level status. And he won't improve like Lee Minho, Park Shin Hye after Bofs days and now heirs, they don't need to improve anymore, they are all A list actors and people will buy anything they give.

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Hope Jung Woo wins a award, or Kim Sung-kyun

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Yep, for me the show was all about Jeon Ji-hyun, but KSH has the backing of his fangirls and the high-ratings of the drama.

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I am going to be so disappointed if KSH wins over Jo Jae-hyun. I'm still bitter about his win over Han Suk Kyu in 2011.

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Is it 2011 not 2012? It is the same category and same award show (Baeksang).
KSH might,though.

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2012 sorry.

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You don't need to say sorry. Thank you for verifying the info.

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I dont agree.. he was really good in yfas. the 3 things I think he was especially good was..
1. he perfectly changed tone and accent from a granpa-like joseon old man to a modern boy. he was just amzing.
2. his pronunciation was extremely clear and accurate that it was really amusing to just listen to his lines.
3. he exactly knew where to stop and continue and where to stress and weaken between words and it was so impressive that he got rave reviews by korean viewers and critics especially for that..

his voice, tone, enunciation, pronunciation, delivery was super good in yfas. these things seem subtle but very important.. I find that i-fans somewhat devale his acting a lot and i think it is because they cant differenciate those things unlike native koreans..

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these details were especially important in this drama because his alian character was somewhat expressionless.. and he delivered his character so well though just his lines.. it was because of things I mentioned above.. and I think he deserve an award for that..

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but he is an actor, he should express it with his voice and face, he seemed like a robot/stiff because the way he talked, I noticed the changes, but when he did, his face still was the same, so couldn't feel much.

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KSH totally nailed DMJ's character. He had 400 years of hurt to be defensive about. I find it interesting that for a character who is suppose to be 400 years old and an alien is suppose to act this animated normal person. Plus he came from the Joseon era! I don't think people realize in the Korean culture it was unseemly to be expressive! I remember this because my own grandmother criticized my sister for smiling so brightly at a party!

His interpretation of DMJ as being cold, defensive, and seemingly expressionless aside from his eyes and voice was right on. DMJ is suppose to be a cranky old grandpa from the Joseon era and KSH portrayed that perfectly!

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KSH is an acting powerhouse. Thats a reason he is famous. Just watch his older dramas.

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I watched his older dramas and he got so much potential... but I'm starting to think after his fame, he won't explore/use it much, he doesn't need to...

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I agree about KSH, that wasn’t the award worthy performance. He was just OK and that’s all. It would be a shame if he win.

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completely disagree with you. If he won he really deserve it.

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Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye are not A-list actors in Korea. Lee Min Ho is known in Korea but he does not have a big fan base there. Weird but true. He is much more popular with international fans.

Personally, I loved Kim Soo Hyun in YWCFTS. His acting style was minimalist; deliberate body movements, minute facial movements, excellent vocal delivery and, most important of all, are his eyes. To me, his eyes conveyed emotions all the time. They have been an essential part of his acting that it has been referred to as 'eye acting' in some Korean interviews/reports.

But then again, it's just my opinion that KSH made DMJ a highly believable character.

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No HJW ,JJM,JCW.Historical distortion or not they deserved to be nominated especially HJW. They know that HJW being in the list of nominees will be a run away winner.Fighting Empress Ki.

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HJW deserved to be nominated for best actress .I'm sure she'll be the run away winner among the list.

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Agree! Beautiful and talented Ha Ji Won is the best actress amongst those nominated...Cheers! They have taken her as she is a threat to them...Hahaha

Anyway, Ha Ji Won had won several Baeksang Best Actress Awards before for her movies and dramas. She doesnt need it anymore!

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i just want to see jun ji hyun tbh. she rarely attend award shows lmao. can she rock that chun songyi style in the red carpet?

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Im actually looking more forward to the red carpet event than the actual award ceremony. Would love to finally see her at these events.. she'd outshine everyone.

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oh yes, mango i see u from soompi and line haha

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LOL. what's your sn in line? Are you one of the active members or the lurkers? haa

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Much to grumble about here.

However, Baek Jin-hee, love you sweetie!

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I thought I'd see both JSW and HJW in Best Actor/Actress categories, but no! The freakin' injustice!!! :/

Btw, I get why they included KHS (GoW) and JJH (JDY)..."token" spots taken by usual film actor/actress (since they rarely do dramas, although JJH did Scandal and JDY), which is just a damn shame.

And, although I thought JW did a decent job in GD...it's kinda laughable that they'd give Best Drama and Actor nods for a show from last year. Plus, it was more fluff than actual substance...!

...and I'm a JW fan. I'm sorry, but JSW and HJW got robbed before they even had the chance :/

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Shouldn't it be that the nominees are from the period between the last award ceremony and this year's ceremony? It couldn't be only shows from 2014? Only from four months?
IMHO it's quite unfair to nominate shows in their run (they can turn either way). If there are only one or two eps left (EK), ok. But halfway through? I didn't watched GD, so I can't say anything about its quality. But it's not a problem of its airing time. Nevertheless, it's sad that good dramas have been ignored (eg Empress Ki, Heartless City, Two Week, Miss Korea,...)

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Actually, that's what I was thinking...because the award shows here in the U.S. do that.

That being said, I went back and looked up GD's air date. For some reason, I thought it had aired last spring...which was why I thought it would have been qualified for last year's Baeksangs. Didn't remember it was on in August! My bad.

But I still don't think JW's portrayal > JSW's...or even SJS's or JKH's, for that matter either! :/

Although if they didn't consider shows still airing...then why would SLA get nods? Or HJW getting a popularity nod? That's inconsistent on whoever selected these nominees...

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That's exactly my point: the general inconsistency in the selected nominees. And I was referring to SLA, not because it's not worth nominating it, but its halfway through! Whereas it would be easier to justify a nomination with one or two eps left like EK, but mostly ignored that drama (exception BJH)

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SLA is not halfway through. It's only 4 episodes left from 16 eps. And the last 12 episodes that have aired get positive responds from the critics and viewers because they are really good. They deserve it.

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@ Mariana
By the day of the announcement of the nominees SLA has aired 10 out of 16 episodes. 11th was on the way. So, you right that was a little more than halfway through (but only by two eps, plus there are rumors of a possible extension to 20 eps). Whereas EK had aired 49 out of 51 eps. So, in proportion it is more legitimate to nominate EK (for acting, not the drama itself!).

But as I stated, I'm generally not a fan to nominate anything, which isn't finished yet. How often can dramas and actors fail in the later part of the production? It does quite frequently. I'm asking myself how many eps could the judges have seen before nominating SLA for best drama of the whole year and forget so many awesome and finished dramas? I don't said it's not worth nominating it. BTW, and to be fair, how could Yoo Ah In be nominated, but Kim Hee Ae not?

Sorry, Mariana, I don't want to sound harsh or rude. And I don't meant to be it. I'm just hopelessly disappointed, how unfair the wohle thing is. I know popularity, ratings and politics aways play a role in the nomination process, but this is really out of any proportion

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... of course, in the case of EK, I mean the stellar performances of the cast. Not the drama itself. It's started promising, got crazy, bounced back and got crazy again... Nevertheless, I wouldn't wanted to miss it. The cast did an awesome job with the given script

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Yeah, I definitely agree with you on EK. In no way do I think that it's a great drama, writing-wise and plot-wise...the performance by the cast, with the given script, was what's worthy of a nod for HJW imo.

I myself began watching it, then skipped it once SN stopped being kickass and went into the palace. Picked it back up recently to see how things turned out...all sorts of crazy no doubt. It reminded me of ECC...so much promise but ended up being a makjang crazyfest, lol. Maybe it's too hard of a concept to have a strong female in a well-written sageuk...?

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LOL I hope not! Maybe in the near future we'll get strong female characters in well-written sageuk. I wouldn't even thing that this is a stretch, since history tends to draw the curtain over strong females (or portrayes them as evil). So, why not let them shine and 'write' them into todays mind in a sageuk? ;) *crossing fingers* Even modern day dramas have changed to show more stronger female characters.

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You know, I forgot to mention this in my reply to you, eJc...I wonder why all 4 dramas that you mentioned are not well-represented in this Baeksang list. Even more so regarding HC, TW and MK...because I thought those three were well-written and I enjoyed watching them. I can see the support that these shows had on here as well...and yet, those 3 are not given much in the way of nominations or accolades.

The continuous snubbing of those 3 is disconcerting for their fans...because shows that had the monster ratings (YFAS and IHYV in particular) are more well-represented in the list. Granted, I know that ratings definitely play a role in making the awards nominees listing (like the Oscars and Emmys in the U.S.)...but still. I don't comprehend the snubbing of even giving them a nod.

I'm not overly positive that these shows (well, at least on the Big 3) will garner some, if any, accolades at the end-of-the-year awards either. I remember EK got some in last year's MBC awards (HJW in particular, even though the drama had just started and she got the Daesang!). I don't think jTBC has an awards ceremony...so it's unfortunate for HC :/

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I totally agree with you, Tara. And I asked myself the same questions. That's why I'm so disappointed about the nominations. Even more so - and especially - in regard of Heartless City ; (

No question, I did enjoy YFAS... like a mousse au chocolate. It's a sweet and fluffy treat, but it's fast consumed and it still keeps my hungry. Perhaps the problem is on me as I prefer a deeper impact once in a while?

And as you said, the mentioned dramas are well-written and watchable. Plus great performances. EK is the exception on the list, crazy script & plot. Despite the crazy most of the cast is acting their hearts out. And I admire HJW acting chops. She did an outstanding job in EK.

BTW, even if cable stations don't have their own award ceremonies (as fare as I know), I hope the continue to produce outstanding and boundaries pushing dramas. This will keep the big 3 to review their tactics, to start taking risk and to explore more

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I wonder why there're many comments in here dissapointed about Jo seungwoo not being chosen as best actor. I agree he' done good job in God's gift but his role in here as supporting role at first eventough he got more screen time later so I understand why he doesn't get nominated. Also I have same feeling with @SS so I'm sad when read comment about Good Doctor. I have feeling that joowon will bring best actor award this time because he's done fantastic job in good doctor

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He was the male lead (not any supporting character) to LBY's female lead...

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Please, JSW is not even close to Joo Won in Good Doctor. Joo Won’s performance was amazing. It’s already enough that they ruined the drama trying to satisfy JSW fans and JSW-HJW shippers, he doesn’t deserve any award at all.

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You can laugh, of course, but I want to cry. They ruined Empress Ki with all this fan service. And yeah, pouty lips and pretty looks is not a good acting. If to nominate someone from EK it would be definitely Joo Jin-mo, and no way JCW with such a weak performance.

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Oops, I replied to my own comment...meant to reply to you, Sandy.

Uh…who are you referring to as JSW? The JSW I’m referring to is God’s Gift Jo Seung-woo. I think you think I’m referring to Ji Chang-wook of Empress Ki (considering the JSW-HJW shippers part of your comment — HJW being Ha Ji-won)…although his initials would then be JCW, not JSW.

And no, I don’t think he deserves to be nominated for Best Actor for that.

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Oh, sorry for that, I has nothing against Jo Seung-woo, he’s a really great actor. But I wouldn’t “change” him for Joo Won who I think had a commendable performance. Lee Jong-seok is the more questionable person of the list for me.

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Yeah, I agree...he's the "questionable" nominee for me as well. I thought he did a decent job in IHYV, better in S2013...but those performances in no way were Best Actor nomination worthy (sorry!).

But...if I had to choose from those nominated on the list, I would lean more towards Joo Won. Can't say it was the best of the year, though...because I'm still miffed that Jo Seung-woo and So Ji-sub didn't get nods, they were my faves). Jung Kyung-ho definitely also warranted a nod too.

I'm one of those that don't think Kim Soo-hyun warrants winning it...it was all Jeon Ji-hyun, imo.

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@Sandy Weak performance? Are you kidding me? Stop being bitter just because you're dissatisfied with the treatment of JJM's character in EK. Hate it all you want, JCW is talented and has a bright future ahead of him.
If there is something EK has taught me is that I will never watch another JJM's project like ever. Most of his fans are arrogant and full of hatred. They can't accept for their star to share the spotlight with another actor... God forbids his co-stars to even dare outshine him, they would suffer their wrath. They're just jealous because JCW gained a lot of fans through this drama and he is also being praised for his masterful performance. Haters gonna hate.

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Edit : And I've been told that JJM fans were mature and low-key fans...what a joke!

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This is the first time I've heard something like this about JJM...now, I know he's a well-known actor and he does films/dramas, but really what you said about his fans is news to me. That is, if it's really true.

Honestly, I like both JJM and JCW. If anything, both characters WY and TH were written to be "weak"...WY for not being able to defend Koryo from Yuan and TH for being just weak in general (and now he's goin' crazy). That being said...I think both did well with what they got, script-wise. Had they been written much better...well, then we could argue whether actor portrayed their role better.

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@Tara Sorry if it feels like I am on anger spree but I've been witnessing and putting up with their bs for much too long. Bashing a character is okay in my book, bashing the actor who is just doing his job is downright rude and disrespectful. You don't believe me? Go to soompi (shippers thread). I liked JJM as an actor (watched Frozen Flower and 200 pounds beauty) and I had nothing against him until experiencing the despicable attitude of some of his fans...

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All in all, I'm happy that this drama has come to an end. The drama was far from being perfect and there's no doubt that is its cast that saved it in the end. Kudos to all the actors that made this journey bearable.

On-topic --- Jo Seung Woo should have been nominated for best actor, he was amazing in God's gift.

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Nah, I didn't think you were on an anger spree...but I can see how you can get so angered.

That is why I stopped reading forums on soompi. Oh lordy, I was absolutely astounded and disgusted with the way people were talking shit about a freakin' character and the actor portraying that character...which got especially worse around AM1994 and Chilbongie.

Even on here, there are a few who spout and rant on in a similar fashion...instead of reading, I ignore -- since if you ignore and don't respond to their obnoxious writings, they won't be spurred to continue. At least...that's what I hope.

And, with the internet culture in Korea and beyond...there's no surprise that there are fierce fans and antis (now, those saesang fans make me shudder). It's to a point where you can argue for/against an actor, actress and their roles...but to get all bug-eyed and ranting crazy about them --- well, that's extreme and I won't let them get under my skin :)

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@ sandy
The script ruined the show not the actors.
"Weak performance"? No way! JJM AND JCW did their best to play unbalanced and not-thought-through characters! !!!
Their motivation was often one dimensional and did mostly serve the purpose of crazy plot, not character development or growth.

To balance your (to some point) justified complaints about "pouty-lips"-TH (and only about TH not the actor JCW), I have to emphasize, that WJ was a boring, not growing character, who was doomed from the beginning. It was early in the game, when his destiny with SN was seperated in a way, that couldn't really be fixed later on. And it had nothing to do with "fan service". Bad writing plus severe plot mistakes! I stayed through it just because of the cast.

Should they both be nominated for best performance of the year? Probably not! Especially compared to someone like Jung Kyung Ho in HC. But compared to the nominees, like Lee Jong Seok? For sure! If it's justifiable to nominated him then at least the same extend goes for JCW & JJM. They both did much better than LJS.

@Tara
Spot on! You described it well... extrem fans & their internet behavior! soompi is no treat in fan- and shipping wars. AM94 & EK were unpleasant experiences. I tend to stay away, too.

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What made you even think that JW's performance is amazing? His acting is nowhere near what a person with autism and savant syndrome is in real life. And sorry to used the word but his performance is more of a 'retarded' person.
His performance was nowhere near the autism performance done by Park Ki Woong before and the actor who played HHJ sibling in BL.

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What a funny opinion. If you liked some actors’ performances, it doesn’t mean that other actor should do the same. The people with autism are all different. By the way, Joo Won was highly praised for his performance by the director of Centre of Autism in Korea and you know, I trust his opinion. In addition, drama got several awards and many thanks from special centers in Korea. Do many dramas have such impact on society? And yes, Joo Won’s performance was amazing.

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Impact to society?! LOL.. I'll only believe that when I've seen some changes. I'll believe it if South Korean government passed regulations and laws for people with mental disorder. Right now that impact you are talking about. That changes that GD wants to impart to Korean society died down when the drama ended. How many works about mental disorder have been shown in Chungmuro and even to kdrama not even a single one made an impact. Good Doctor was never about autism and savant syndrome. They only used it as a selling point to viewers. A marketing strategy.
And lastly, the first and last production to give light to autism and savant syndrome was Rainman. All other productions that followed are obnoxious.

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Yeah, there is an impact on society but of course you’ll not see this with such an aggressive attitude. Good Doctor was about the understanding other people and accepting someone who is different from you and maybe you’ll understand it some day when you’ll not be so angry.
LOL to “obnoxious” part.

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Funny how you prematurely described me as being angry just because my sentiment is different from yours. I was trying to make a statement that I know will either be acknowledge or repudiate by individuals.

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Uh...who are you referring to as JSW? The JSW I'm referring to is God's Gift Jo Seung-woo. I think you think I'm referring to Ji Chang-wook of Empress Ki (considering the JSW-HJW shippers part of your comment -- HJW being Ha Ji-won)...although his initials would then be JCW, not JSW.

And no, I don't think he deserves to be nominated for Best Actor for that.

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Yey! Cutie Joo Won! ♥

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