One of the most talked-about Korean dramas of 2021 — Squid Game —snagged the grand prize at this year’s Baeksang Arts Awards.
Baeksang Arts Awards recognizes excellence in film, television, and theatre in South Korea.
Squid Game has surpassed several milestones including being the most-watched series in the history of digital streaming platform Netflix.
Helmed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama that follows the story of cash-strapped contestants who accept an invitation to compete in children’s games for a prize with a deadly price.
Here's the full list of winners in the Baeksang Arts Awards 2022:
Daesang (Grand Prize): Squid Game
Best Director: Hwang Dong Hyuk (Squid Game)
Best Drama: D.P.
Best Actor: Lee Junho (The Red Sleeve)
Best Actress: Kim Tae Ri (Twenty Five, Twenty One)
Best Supporting Actor: Cho Hyun Chul (D.P.)
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Shin Rok (Hellbound)
Best New Actor: Goo Kyo Hwan (D.P.)
Best New Actress: Kim Hye Joon (Inspector Koo)
Best Male Entertainer: Lee Yong Jin
Best Female Entertainer: Joo Hyun Young
Best Variety Show: Mnet's Street Woman Fighter
Best Educational Show: KBS' Documentary Insight National Team
Best TV Screenplay: Kim Min Seok (Juvenile Justice)
Virtuosity Award: Jung Jaeil (Squid Game - music)
Daesang (Grand Prize): Ryu Seung Wan (Escape From Mogadishu)
Best Director: Byun Sung Hyun (King Maker)
Best Film: Escape From Mogadishu
Best Actor: Sol Kyung Gu (King Maker)
Best Actress: Lee Hye Young (In Front Of Your Face)
Best Supporting Actor: Jo Woo Jin (King Maker)
Best Supporting Actress: Lee Soo Kyung (The Miracle)
Best New Actor: Lee Hong Nae (Hot Blooded)
Best New Actress: Lee Yoo Mi (Young Adult Matters)
Best Movie Screenplay: Jung Ga Young, Im Eun Jung (Romance Without Love)
TikTok Popularity Award
Actress: Kim Tae Ri
Actor: Lee Junho