2020 Baeksang Arts Awards Winners (Film category)

Deemed as Korea’s own version of the Oscars, the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards has given the Daesang (Grand Prize) to Director Bong Joon-ho of Parasite (2019) as well as the recognition for Best Film to the internationally acclaimed black comedy movie itself.

The country’s most prestigious awards gathering is held annually to honor the cast and crew of films, TV programs, and theater productions. This year, works that were released between April 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 were included in the selection of nominees.

Hosted by Shin Dong-yup, Bae Suzy, and Park Bo-gum for the third consecutive year, the event was held on June 5 at KINTEX, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The glamorous red carpet was broadcasted live on the show’s official TikTok account. Then it went live on JTBC at 5 p.m. and lasted until 7 p.m. KST.

Here are the winners for the Film category:

Daesang (Grand Prize): Director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Best Film: Parasite

Best Actress: Jeon Do-yeonBirthday

Best Actor: Lee Byung-hunThe Man Standing Next

Best Director: Kim BoraHouse of Hummingbird

Best Supporting Actress: Kim Sae-byeokHouse of Hummingbird

Best Supporting Actor: Lee Gwang-sooInseparable Bros

Best Screenplay: Lee Sang-geunExit

Best New Director: Kim Do-youngKim Ji-young: Born 1982

Technical Award: Kim Seo-hee, makeup and hair The Man Standing Next

Best New Actress: Kang Mal-geum – Lucky Chan Sil

Best New Actor: Park Myung-hoon – Parasite

Here are the nominees for the Film category:

Best Film

  • Parasite
  • The Man Standing Next
  • House of Hummingbird
  • Exit
  • Kim Ji Young, Born 1982

Best Actor

  • Song Kang-ho – Parasite
  • Lee Byung-hun – The Man Standing Next
  • Lee Je-hoon – Time to Hunt
  • Jo Jung-suk – Exit
  • Han Suk-kyu – Forbidden Dream

Best Actress

  • Kim So-jin – Another Child
  • Kim Hee-ae – Moonlit Winter
  • Jeon Do-yeon – Birthday
  • Jung Yu-mi – Kim Ji Young, Born 1982
  • Jo Yeo-jung – Parasite

Best Supporting Actor

  • Kim Young-min – Lucky Chan Sil
  • Park Myung-hoon – Parasite
  • Won Hyun-joon – The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful
  • Lee Gwang-soo – Inseparable Bros
  • Lee Hee-joon – The Man Standing Next

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kim Guk-hee – Tune in for Love
  • Kim Mi-kyung – Kim Ji Young, Born 1982
  • Kim Sae-byeok – House of Hummingbird
  • Park So-dam – Parasite
  • Lee Jung-eun – Parasite

Best New Actor

  • Park Myung-hoon – Parasite
  • Park Hae-soo – Time to Hunt
  • Park Hyung-sik – Juror 8
  • Ahn Ji-ho – A Boy and Sungreen
  • Jung Hae-in – Tune in for Love

Best New Actress

  • Kang Mal-geum – Lucky Chan Sil
  • Kim So-hye – Moonlit Winter
  • Kim Hye-joon – Another Child
  • Park Ji-hoo – House of Hummingbird
  • Jang Hye-jin – Parasite

Best Director

  • Kim Bora – House of Hummingbird
  • Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
  • Woo Min-ho – The Man Standing Next
  • Lee Jong-eon – Birthday
  • Chung Ji-young – Black Money

Best New Director

  • Kim Do-young – Kim Ji-young: Born 1982
  • Kang Sang-woo – Kim-gun
  • Kim Bora – House of Hummingbird
  • Kim Kyoung-hee – Lucky Chan-sil
  • Lee Sang-geun – Exit

Best Screenplay

  • Kim Bora – House of Hummingbird
  • Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won – Parasite
  • Woo Min-ho, Lee Ji-min – The Man Standing Next
  • Lee Sang-geun – Exit
  • Lim Dae-hyung – Moonlit Winter

Technical Award

  • Lee Ha-jun, art – Parasite
  • Hong Kyung-pyo, filming – Parasite
  • Kim Seo-hee, makeup and hair – The Man Standing Next
  • Kim Young-ho, filming – The Battle: Roar to Victory
  • Exit, action

The organizers had initially announced that they would not invite any audience due to COVID-19 concerns, but the improving situation of the pandemic in South Korea merited the attendance of a very limited number of personalities in the entertainment industry, mostly consisted of nominees, presenters, and staff.

Congratulations to the winners and good job to all the nominees! You may also check out our complete coverage for the television category here.

Aurora Bae

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