On May 26, the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards were held at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. Broadcast by JTBC, the awards honored achievements in the Korean entertainment industry and included live performances from Jung Yong Hwa of K-Pop group CNBLUE and Park Jin Young, who paused during "Who's Your Mama" to say hi to drama idol Lee Min Ho. The gesture was not lost on fans of Lee Min Ho's girlfriend Suzy, whose K-Pop group Miss A is managed by the singer's agency JYP Entertainment.
Many familiar names won big at the awards show, with Lee Min Ho winning the Most Popular Actor in Film Award for his role in "Gangnam Blues." He was joined on stage by fellow "Heirs" alums Park Shin Hye and Krystal. Park Shin Hye won the Most Popular Actress in Film award for "The Royal Tailor," while Krystal won the Most Popular Actress in TV Award for "She's So Lovable."
Other notable awards include Kim Won Seok winning the Best Director in TV Award for his work on "Misaeng." The hit series' actors Lee Sung Min and Im Siwan claimed the Best Actor in TV and Best New Actor in TV Awards, respectively. The Grand Prize in Film went to Choi Min Sik for his role in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." American audiences may recognize the iconic actor from movies such as "Oldboy," "I Saw the Devil," and "Lucy." The Grand Prize in TV went to Na Yeong Seok for "Grandpas Over Flowers," and "Three Meals a Day." Go here for a full list of nominees and winners.
Unfortunately, fan favorite show "Kill Me, Heal Me" and its lead actor Ji Sung went home empty-handed. Who do you think should have won? Let us know in the comments!
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