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The Baeksang Winners: BEST DRAMA


GwenchaNoona | The Baeksang Breakdown; Winners: Best Drama (photos of "Hot Stove League", "My Mister", and "D.P.")

The Baeksang Arts Award for Best Drama (백상예술대상 TV부문 드라마 작품상) is probably one of the most anticipated awards of the prestigious Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony, second only to the Grand Prize (Daesang).


Historically, the winners have been mixed and haven't been easy to predict. Sometimes, an extremely popular drama could win it all, while at other times, a niche series or a critical darling could pull a major upset and win over more expensive productions.


The first BEST DRAMA winner was a show called Chief Inspector from MBC back in 1975. Check this year's list here.


2023 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: The Glory



2022 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: D.P.

GwenchaNoona | 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "D.P." 6 nominations, 3 wins — Best Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Actor (photo of Koo Kyo-hwan and Jung Hae-in)


2021 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: Beyond Evil

GwenchaNoona | 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "Beyong Evil" 7 nominations, 3 wins — Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (photo of Shin Ha-kyun and Yeo Jin-goo)

See our deep dive into k-drama crime here.


2020 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: Hot Stove League

GwenchaNoona | 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "Hot Stove League" 4 nominations 1 win — Best Drama (photo of the cast led by Park Eun-bin, Namgoong Min, and Jo Byeong-gyu)


2019 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: My Mister

GwenchaNoona | 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "My Mister" ("My Ahjussi") 7 nominations 3 wins — Best Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay (photo of Lee Sun-kyun and Lee Ji-eun/IU)

This critical darling gave us one of our favorite female characters.

Read about Lee Sun-kyun.


2018 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: Mother

GwenchaNoona | 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "Mother" 5 nominations, 2 wins — Best Drama, Best New Actress (photo of Heo Yool and Lee Bo-young)

Lee Bo-young is a force to reckon with in this drama.

Read our review of Mother.


2017 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: Dear My Friends

GwenchaNoona | 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "Dear My Friends" 3 nominations, 2 wins — Best Drama, Best Screenplay (photo of the cast led by Go Hyun-jung)

This is one of the slice-of-life dramas we love, winning against other popular

nominees: Goblin, Love in the Moonlight, Dr. Romantic, and W.


2016 Baeksang Best Drama Winner: Signal

GwenchaNoona | 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama: "Signal" 5 nominations, 3 wins — Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Screenplay (photo of Lee Je-hoon and Kim Hye-soo)

This show (despite its clunky ending) is still

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