Is It Woo Young Woo vs. Moon Dong Eun? Koreans Divided Over Who’ll Win The 2023 Baeksang Arts Awards

Who’ll take the “Best Actress” award home?

While a date has not been set, Koreans expect the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards to be held sometime in the first half of 2023. Celebrating the works released after April 1, 2022, the prestigious awards show will recognize K-Movies and K-Dramas that gave viewers laughter and tears.

From the “58th Baeksang Arts Awards” | Baeksang Arts Awards

And though nominations have not been unveiled, some of 2022-2023’s hottest K-Dramas are being discussed across online communities as “deserving to win the grand prize.”

In particular, Koreans are fierce in a debate over which actress will take home the “Best Actress” award from the television category. Big names like Little Women‘s Kim Go Eun and Crash Course In Romance‘s Jeon Do Yeon are being brought up…

Actresses Kim Go Eun (left) and Jeon Do Yeon (right) | @CJnDrama/Twitter

…though most believe it will be a battle between Extraordinary Attorney Woo‘s Park Eun Bin vs. The Glory‘s Song Hye Kyo.

Actresses Park Eun Bin (left) and Song Hye Kyo (right) | Hankyung & Netflix

Hundreds of viewers clashed in the comments over which actress should win!

Some believed Park Eun Bin’s performance as an attorney on the spectrum was “a nationwide phenomenon” worth the “Best Actress” title…

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  • “Oh, I forgot about Park Eun Bin. Darn, 2023’s Best Actress is going to be competitive.”
  • “Park Eun Bin’s role was more complicated, so I think she deserves the win. I think Park Eun Bin would’ve been able to take on Moon Dong Eun’s role, but I don’t think Song Hye Kyo would’ve been able to take on Woo Young Woo’s role.”
  • “Park Eun Bin should win. I liked Song Hye Kyo’s acting, but Park Eun Bin’s acting literally gave life to a nugu channel.”
  • “I have to vote for Woo Young Woo on this one. The character was unique, so there’s a lot more depth to consider.”
  • “Both of them were amazing. But I think Park Eun Bin will win.”
  • “I’d give ‘Best Actress’ to Song Hye Kyo and ‘Daesang’ to Woo Young Woo.”
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  • “Song.”
  • “Oh, I’m all for Song.”
  • “I watched both shows and I have to go with Park… ‘The Glory’ was made possible because of all the supporting actors. I don’t think Song Hye Kyo’s acting was too different from her usual. She was great, but it wasn’t extraordinary.”
  • “Both were impressive. But because the character Woo Young Woo was probably extremely difficult to portray, I would guess Park Eun Bin taking the win. It’d be great if Choi Min Shik could win ‘Best Actor’ this year.”
  • “Park Eun Bin, for sure.”
  • “Park!”

…while others believed Song Hye Kyo’s two-part revenge against her worst enemies has been “unforgettable.”

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  • “Wow, this is such a tough choice. Both of them did incredible work at leading their shows. I would not mind either of them winning.”
  • “I was rooting for Park Eun Bin, but then I binged ‘The Glory’ today and I’m going to say Song Hye Kyo…”
  • “Wow… It’s going to be such a close competition… I say we should give it to both of them.”
  • “Song!”
  • “I think the supporting actors for ‘The Glory’ are more likely to win. So I think Park Eun Bin will take ‘Best Actress.'”
  • “Park Eun Bin.”
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  • “It’s hard to pitch a TV series with a cable series, but IMO… I think Song should win.”
  • “It’s Song, for me.”
  • “Oh, it’s Song Hye Kyo’s win for sure… I know ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ was phenomenal, but ‘The Glory’ made an incomparable impact.”
  • “Wow… This is a tough call, but I’m going to go with Song.”
  • “It’s going to have to be Park Eun Bin for me.”
  • “Damn, both of them are so worthy. Seriously. LOL.”
  • “Wait, people think ‘The Glory’ had more impact than ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’? Hm…”
  • “I think one of them will win ‘Best Actress’ and the other will win ‘Daesang’.”

In 2022, the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards was held in May. Stay tuned for updates on 2023’s dates, nominations, and more information!

Source: NamuWiki and theqoo
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