All you need to know about the 60th Baeksang Arts Awards nominations

Exhuma tops the Baeksang film section with eight nominations, while Moving totals seven nominations for television series.

Oliver Chan

| April 11, 2024
A title poster from South Korean series Moving. Photo: Press

The 60th Baeksang Art Awards, which recognises the some of the best in Korean television shows, OTT programs, and films, is coming our way soon. The prestigious awards ceremony is set to take place at COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center), Seoul on 7 May (Tue) next month.

And that only means one thing. The nominations for the Baeksang awards have arrived.

South Korean film Exhuma leads the charts this year with a total of eight nominations, including in categories like Best Film, Best Director as well as Best Actor and Actress (film). The South Korean occult film also recently made its launch in Singapore.

Read more: Exhuma review: Cleverly terrifying South Korean occult film has spine-tingling scare factors

A cleverly terrifying film, it involves characters coming together to help a wealthy Korean-American family solve a string of strange events plaguing them. In the midst of it, they also accept the task of relocating a tomb in exchange for a significant amount of cash.

As for television series, South Korean series Moving garnered a total of seven nominations, including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor and more.

In particular, the best actor category might be something to watch out for, as stars like Kim Soo-hyun, Yoo Yeon-seok together with Im Siwan vie for the coveted award.

You can catch the ceremony live on channels like JTBC, JTBC2, and JTBC 4.

For a summarised list of Baeksang nominations, see below. For the full list, see here.

Best Drama

The Good Bad Mother
My Dearest
Daily Dose of Sunshine

Best Variety Show

I am Solo
The Community
A Clean Sweep
Adventure by Accident 2

Best Actor 

Kim Soo-hyun (Queen of Tears)
Namgoong Min (My Dearest)
Ryu Seung-ryong (Moving)
Yoo Yeon-seok (A Bloody Lucky Day)
Im Siwan (Boyhood)

Best Actress

Ra Mi-ran (The Good Bad Mother)
Ahn Eu-jin (My Dearest)
Uhm Jun-hwa (Doctor Cha)
Honey Lee (Knight Flower)
Lim Ji-yeon (Lies Hidden in My Garden)

Best New Actor 

Kim Yo-han (A Killer Paradox)
Lee Si-woo (Boyhood)
Lee Shin-ki (The Worst of Evil)
Lee Jung-ha (Moving)
Lee Jong-won (Knight Flower)

Best New Actress 

Go Yoon-jung (Moving)
BIBI (The Worst of Evil)
Yoo Na (The Kidnapping Day)
Lee Yi-dam (Daily Dose of Sunshine)
Lee Han-byul (Mask Girl)

Best Film

Noryang: Deadly Sea
12.12: The Day
Concrete Utopia

Best Director 

Kim Sung-soo (12.12: The Day)
Kim Han-min (Noryang: Deadly Sea)
Ryu Seung-wan (Smugglers)
Uhm Tae-hwa (Concrete Utopia)
Jang Jae-hyun (Exhuma)

Best Actor (Film)

Kim Yoon-seok (Noryang: Deadly Sea)
Lee Byung-hun (Concrete Utopia)
Jung Woo-sung (12.12: The Day)
Choi Min-shik (Exhuma)
Hwang Jung-min (12.12: The Day)

Best Actress (Film)

Kim Go-eun (Exhuma)
Ra Mi-ran (Citizen of a Kind)
Yum Jung-ah (Smugglers)
Honey Lee (Killing Romance)
Jung Yu-mi (Sleep)


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