The Baeksang Arts Awards was first introduced in 1965 by Chang Key-young who used "Baeksang" as his pen name; he was the founder of the Hankook Ilbo newspaper, one of Korea's most popular dailies.
Established to recognise the movers in the world of Korean television, film, and theatre, the awards hold a prestigious place in the country's entertainment industry, the Baeksang Arts Awards is considered South Korea's most prestigious awards show. Some of your favourite Hallyu stars have been honoured at the awards in the past years, among whom are Hyun Bin, Park Seo-joon, Son Ye-jin, Kim Hee-ae, IU, and many others.
In anticipation of this year's ceremonies, we list down the nominated features under the Best Drama and Best Film categories and why you should watch them.
See also: 30 New Korean Dramas To Watch In 2021