Complete List: Winners of the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards

By EL Borromeo | May 04, 2019 04:14 PM EDT

"My Mister" wins the "Best Drama" award during the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards.
(Photo : Screengrab from YouTube/TVN)

Honoring the cream of the crop in the South Korean film and television industries, the prestigious Baeksang Arts Awards held its 55th edition last May 1, Wednesday, at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.

Taking the Daesang or Grand Prize for television is veteran actress Kim Hye Ja for her role in the recently-concluded JTBC drama, "The Light In Your Eyes." For its fim counterpart, Hallyu star Jung Woo Sung bagged the award for his impressive performance in the drama film, "Innocent Witness."

Meanwhile, A-list actor Lee Byung Hun took home the Best Actor for TV award for his lead role in the period drama series, "Mr. Sunshine." The Best Actress for TV trophy was handed out to "Sky Castle" star Yeom Jung Hwa.

The same TV drama and its cast earned four more accolades including Best New Actress (Kim Hye Yoon), Best Supporting Actor (Kim Byung Chul), Best Director (Cho Hyun Tak). The show, which follows the lives of elite housewives in a luxurious residential area, is currently the highest-rated K-drama in cable TV history. Its peak rating according to AGB Nielsen is 23.78 percent.

The covered Best Drama award went to TVN's "My Mister," starring IU, Lee Sun Kyun and Lee Ji Ah. The series, which also bagged the Best Script trophy, center on the lives and sufferings of middle-aged brothers and a skeptical woman. One of its main casts, IU also won the V Live Popularity Award for Female (The male counterpart went to EXO's D.O.).

In the film category, Lee Sung Min was named Best Actor for his role in "The Spy Gone North," which was hailed as this year' Best Film. Meanwhile, the Best Actress award was given to "Miss Baek" star Jan Hi Min. The movie also earned awards for Best New Director (Lee Ji Won) and Best Supporting Actress (Kwon So Hyun).

For helming the musical drama film, "Swing Kids," Kang Hyung Chul was recognized as the Best Director.

Other awards like Best Short Play and Style Icon were also presented. The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards was hosted by Suzy, Park Bo Gum, and Shin Dong Yup.

See the complete list of winners below:


  • Daesang/ Grand Prize: Jung Woo Sung ("Innocent Witness")
  • Best Film: "The Spy Gone North"
  • Best Director: Kang Hyung Chul ("Swing Kids")
  • Best New Director: Lee Ji Won ("Miss Baek")
  • Art Award: Hong Kyung Pyo ("Burning")
  • Best Script: Kwak Kyung Taek, Kim Tae Kyun ("Dark Figure of Crime")
  • Best Actor: Lee Sung Min ("The Spy Gone North")
  • Best Actress: Han Ji Min ("Miss Baek")
  • Best Supporting Actor: Kim Joo Hyuk ("Believer")
  • Best Supporting Actress: Kwon So Hyun ("Miss Baek")
  • Best New Actor: Kim Young Kwang ("On Your Wedding Day")
  • Best New Actress: Lee Jae In ("SVAHA: The Sixth Finger")


  • Daesang/ Grand Prize: Kim Hye Ja ("The Light In Your Eyes")
  • Best Drama: "My Mister"
  • Best Director: Cho Hyun Tak ("Sky Castle")
  • Best Script: Park Hae Young ("My Mister")
  • Art Award: Park Sung Jin ("Memories of the Alhambra")
  • Best Actor: Lee Byung Hun ("Mr. Sunshine")
  • Best Actress: Yum Jung Ah ("Sky Castle")
  • Best Supporting Actor: Kim Byung Chul ("Sky Castle")
  • Best Supporting Actress: Lee Jung Eun ("The Light In Your Eyes")
  • Best New Actor: Jang Ki Yong ("Come and Hug Me")
  • Best New Actress: Kim Hye Yoon ("Sky Castle")
  • Best Variety Show: "Omniscient Interfering View"
  • Best Cultural Program: "Journalism Talk Show J"
  • Best Male Variety Star: Jun Hyun Moo ("I Live Alone")
  • Best Female Variety Star: Lee Young Ja ("Omniscient Interfering View")


  • Best Short Play: Sung Soo Yeon ("Actress-1: National Robot Actress 1")
  • V Live Popularity Award (Female): IU
  • V Live Popularity Award (Male): D.O.
  • Style Icon Award: Kim Hye Soo

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