Netflix receives first-ever nomination in Baeksang Arts Awards for ‘Kingdom’

Baeksang Arts Awards, also known as Paeksang Arts Awards, honors outstanding achievements in the South Korean entertainment industry. It’s basically the “Oscars of Korea” so you can imagine how big of a deal it is to receive a nomination.

This year’s ceremony marks the first time for Netflix to be recognized by the annual arts awards — and for two productions, at that!

(Hyun Bin and Park Seo Joon clash for Best Actor in Baeksang Arts Awards)

The wildly popular second season of Kingdom faces off against When the Camellia Blooms, Crash Landing On You, Stove League, and Hyena for Best Television Drama.

Netflix’s Time To Hunt, a dystopian action-thriller from director Yoon Sung-Hyun, has been recognized for its outstanding performances. The film’s Lee Je-hoon was nominated for Best Actor in a Film, while Park Hae-soo was nominated for Best New Actor.

The 56th awards ceremony will be held on June 5 at Kintex in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province. It honors the cast and crew of TV shows, films, and theater productions released between April 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

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