Baeksang Arts Award is one of the most prestigious and highly reputed awards in the South Korean entertainment industry. Every year it gives recognition to the Best Actor for film and drama of the year, and the actors come into the limelight. The Baeksang Awards are known as the most justified and transparent awards in South Korea. Many actors, such as Lee Jun Ho, Yoo Ah-in, Shin-Ha Kyun, and others, was awarded in the past years for their outstanding acting, visuals, potential, and meaningful messages they wanted to convey. Here are the top 10 Korean Actors honored with Baeksang Arts Award.
1. Kang Ha Neul
Kang Ha Neul was awarded the Best Actor Award in 2020 at the 56 th Baeksang Arts Award. He played the role of a cop named Hwang Yong Sik. The drama follows the life of a single mother who opens a Bar shop to feed her only son. She becomes confident with time and learns how to deal with taunts.
2. Lee Byung Hun
Lee Byung Hun was honored with the Best Actor Award in 2019 at the 55 th Baeksang Arts Award for his role in ‘Mr.Sunshine.’ He played the role of a Korean-American, Eugene Choi. The drama revolves around the terrible condition prevailing in Joseon. The Joseon back then was colonized by Japan and the Americans simultaneously.
3. Gong Yoo
The Hallyu star Gong Yoo was awarded the Best Actor Award in 2017 at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Award for Goblin. He played the role of a 939 years old, cheesy goblin named Eun Seok. He won the Best Actor Award in the television category. The drama received international love and fame from the audience.
4. Yoo Ah-In
Yoo Ah-in won the Best Actor Award in the television category at the 52 nd Baeksang Arts Award in 2016. He won the award for his role in Six Flying Dragons. Although the drama wasn’t a good storyline, Yoo Ah-in, as usual, nailed his role in the drama. Fans were delighted to see him winning the prestigious award.
5. Lee Sung Min
Lee Sung Min played excellently in the 2014 slice-of-life drama ‘Misaeng.’ He was awarded the Best Actor Award at the 51 st Baeksang Arts Award in 2015. The drama attracted the netizens with its realistic approach to office work and the workplace. The drama tells the story of office workers and interns doing everyday work.
6. Shin Ha Kyun
Shin Ha Kyun was presented and awarded with Best Actor Award for Beyond Evil at the 57 th Baeksang Arts Award in 2021. He won the award in the television category. The drama revolves around the story of two undaunted men who want to catch the culprit. As the drama unravels the shocking and terrible truths, the two men keep on digging into the hidden mysteries.
7. Lee Jun Ho
The rising star Lee Jun Ho finally bagged the Best Actor Award in the 58 th Baeksang Arts Award in 2022. He won the award in the television category for his role in King Jeongjo in the drama Red Sleeve. The drama Red Sleeve is one of the highest-rated Korean Dramas of 2021-22.
8. Son Hyun-Joo
Son Hyun Joo received the Best Actor Award for The Chaser at the 49 th Baeksang Arts Award in 2013. He won the award in the television category for his role as Detective Baek Hong-Suk. The fans were satisfied and delighted at the prospect of watching their favorite actor win the win he deserved.
9. Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun was awarded the Best Actor Award for Moon Embracing the Sun at the 48 th Baeksang Arts Award in 2012. He won the award in the television category for playing the role of King Lee Hwon in the historical drama Moon Embracing the Sun. The drama attracted the attention of the domestic audience. It was awarded the Best Drama Award in 2012 at the 48 th Baeksang Arts Award.
10. Kim Myung-min
Kim Myung-min won the Best Actor Award at the 45 th Baeksang Arts Award in 2009. He won the award in the television category for his role as Kang Gun Woo and Kang Mae in the drama Beethoven Virus. The competition was fierce, but Kim Myung-min proved that 2009 was his year, and no one could snatch that from him.