News Roundup: Baeksang Arts Awards nominees and more!

It’s springtime and we’ve got more drama news coming up! Since it’s really hard to keep up with 2018 as it is about to be one of the most awesome years in K-dramaland ever, we thought of giving you a weekly dose of K-celebrity news. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1. 54th Baeksang Arts Awards nominations

It’s another exciting year for the Baeksang Arts Awards as Korea’s premiere award giving body once againย honor the outstanding dramas and films in theย entertainment industry. Here are your nominees:


Best Drama
tvN – Mother
tvN – Secret Forest
JTBC – Misty
KBS – Fight My Way
KBS – My Golden Life

Best Actor
Kim Sang-joong (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People)
Park Seo-joon (Fight My Way)
Jang Hyuk (Money Flower)
Cho Seung-woo (Secret Forest)
Chun Ho-jin (My Golden Life)

Best Actress
Kim Nam-joo (Misty)
Kim Sun-ahย (Woman of Dignity)
Kim Hee-sun (Woman of Dignity)
Shin Hye-sun (My Golden Life)
Lee Bo-young (Mother)

Best Supporting Actor
Park Ho-san (Wise Prison Life)
Bong Tae-gyu (Return)
Ahn Jae-hong (Fight My Way)
Yoo Jae-myung (Secret Forest)
Jung Sang-hoon (Woman of Dignity)

Best Supporting Actress
Na Young-hee (My Golden Life)
Ra Mi-ran (Avengers Social Club)
Song Ha-yoon (Fight My Way)
Ye Ji-won (Should We Kiss First)
Jeon Ha-jin (Misty)

Best New Actor
Kim Jung-hyun (School 2017)
Park Hae-soo (Wiseย Prison Life)
Yang Se-jong (Temperatureย of Love)
Woo Do-hwan (Save Me)
Lee Kyu-hyung (Secret Forest)

Best New Actress
Dasom (Sister is Alive)
Kim Sejeong (School 2017)
Seo Eun-soo (My Golden Life)
Won Jin-ah (Just Between Lovers)
Heo Yool (Mother)

Best Entertainment Program
MBC – I Live Alone
Channel A – Trust Me and Follow, City Fisherman
MBC – Welcome, First Time in Korea?
tvN – Younโ€™s Kitchen 2
JTBC – Hyoriโ€™s Homestay

Best Educational Show
SBS – The Its Know
MBN – I Am a Natural Person
KBS – Dance Sports Girls
KBS – Pilgrimage
EBS – There Are No Bad Dogs in the World


Best Film
1987: When the Day Comes
The Fortress
Anarchist from Colony
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
A Taxi Driver

Best Director
Kim Yong-hHwa (Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds)
Yang Woo-suk (Steel Rain)
Jang Joon-hwan (1987: When the Day Comes)
Jang Hoon (A Taxi Driver)
Hwang Don-hyuk (The Fortress)

Best New Director
Kang Yoon-sung (The Outlaws)
Moon So-ri (The Running Actress)
Shin Joon (Yongsoon)
Cho Hyun-hoon (Jane)
Jeon Go-woon (Microhabitat)

Best Actor
Kim Yun-seok (1987: When the Day Comes)
Ma Dong-seok (The Outlaws)
Sol Kyung-gu (The Merciless)
Song Kan-ho (A Taxi Driver)
Jung Woo-sung (Steel Rain)

Best Actress
Kim Ok-bin (The Villainess)
Kim Tae-ri (Little Forest)
Na Moon-hee (I Can Speak)
Son Ye-jin (Be With You)
Choi Hee-seo (Anarchist from Colony)

Best Supporting Actor
Kim Dong-wook (Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds)
Kim Hee-won (The Merciless)
Park Hee-soon (1987: When the Day Comes)
Jo Woo-jin (Steel Rain)
Jin Seon-kyu (The Outlaw)

Best Supporting Actressย 
Yum Hye-ran (I Can Speak)
Esom (Warriors of the Dawn)
Lee Soo-kyung (Heart Blackened)
Honey Lee (Heart Blackened)
Jeon Hye-jin (The Merciless)

Best New Actor
Koo Kyo-hwan (Jane)
Kim Sung-kyu (The Outlaws)
Kim Joon-han (Anarchist from Colony)
Lee Ga-seob (The Seeds of Violence)
Heo Sung-tae (The Outlaws)

Best New Actress
Nana (The Swindlers)
Lee Soo Kyung (Yongsoon)
Lee Joo Young (Jane)
Jin Ki Joo (Little Forest)
Choi Hee Seo (Anarchist from Colony)


The 54th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 3.

2. Lee Jong-suk leaves YG Entertainment

This week, top starย Lee Jong-suk (While You Were Sleeping) announced his decision not to renew his contract with his current label YG Entertainment, and that he is creating his own management agency called A-Man in partnership with YNK Entertainment.

Lee Jong-suk’s next project will be the upcoming SBS short dramaย Hymn of Deathย with fellow YNK Entertainment actorย Shin Hye-sun.


3. Oh Yeon-seo and Kim Bum confirm relationship

2018 is also the year of dating news confirmations! The latest celebrity couple added to our growing list is Kim Bum (Mrs. Cop 2) and Oh Yeon-seo (Hwayugi) after both their agencies revealed that their relationship is already official. Seems like Sam Jang’s heart is sealed in real life too, huh?

Kim Bum Oh Yeon-seo

4. Production company behind upcoming film Negotiation replaces Choi Il-hwa following sexual assault scandal

Following his admission that the sexual assault allegations against him were true, veteran actor Choi Il-hwa was reportedly evicted from the production of the upcoming movie Negotiation. He was originally cast as the movie’s antagonist alongside a star-studded line-up of Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Sang-ho, Jang Young-nam, and Jang Gwang.

Earlier reports also confirmed that Choi Il-hwa was removed from the production the drama Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset, and Along With the Gods 2.


5.ย  Actress Han Chae-ah announces wedding, pregnancy

Send some love to Han Chae-ah (You Are The Only One) as she is now set to wed Cha Se-Jji, the son of former soccer player Cha Bum-kun and the brother of former soccer player Cha Doo-ri, on May 6. In an Instagram post, the actress also announced that she is a mother-to-be who is about to enter her sixth week into pregnancy! Congratulations, unni!

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6. Park Min-woo suffers from head injury following a motorcycle accident

Park Min-woo (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop), whoย enlisted in September 2016ย and has been fulfilling his duties as a public service worker, was reportedly recovering from surgery after suffering from a head injury due to a motorcycle accident. Get well soon, oppa!

Park Min-woo.jpg

7. SHINee’s Onew’s sexual harassment case dismissed

On April 6, a spokesperson for SM Entertainment confirmed that the prosecution has dropped all charges against SHINee’s Onew in connection with the sexual harassment complaint filed against him in August 2017.



We know you want it, that’s why we gotchu fam! Here are some stills from your latest dramas:

My Husband Oh Jak-doo

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food/Something in the Rain

Character posters for the upcoming drama remake Mistress

Park Hyung-sik for the upcoming drama Suits

Switch: Change the World

Laughter in Waikiki

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